Game Theory: Your Shiny Pokemon is DOOMED to Die!

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We all love when a shiny version of our favorite Pokemon shows up, right? It is a welcome surprise to any video or card game! Except, those shinies are not as great as we all think. Don't get me wrong, they LOOK amazing but they are lacking one very important thing in the Pokemon universe. That thing, Theorists, is POWER! Shines are WEAK! Not only that, but they are DOOMED! Why? You will have to watch to find out!

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  1. Skarlet


    13 tuntia sitten

    So it's not that *our* shinies our doomed to die. It's that wild shinies are doomed to die. And by catching them we are actually saving them from their inevitable death

  2. TheAssasine16


    22 tuntia sitten

    A friend of my father has conplete blue skin and eyes because he worked in the silver-mines of gulag

  3. Potato


    Päivä sitten

    I love the first part of the vid

  4. Marvin Williams

    Marvin Williams

    Päivä sitten

    Anything news station just like one one of the animals in the whole entire system

  5. BalrogSandwich


    3 päivää sitten

    Me: expecting a dark theory about why shinys die in the pokemon universe MatPat: predators UwU

  6. Luke Macmillan

    Luke Macmillan

    3 päivää sitten

    Imagine if he just said “shiny Pokémon are just regular Pokémon with skin cancer”

  7. James Arrondelle

    James Arrondelle

    4 päivää sitten

    You aren't a good singer.

  8. Beta


    4 päivää sitten

    I played an entire Pokémon game in Italian without knowing how to speak the language in order to get a ditto

  9. Clone


    5 päivää sitten

    I think every Pokémon is doomed to die at some point man

  10. the knee thief

    the knee thief

    5 päivää sitten

    This made me think of one of the most common examples I've encountered: betta splendens. My most brilliantly coloured boy was a deep red base scaling with an icy blue shimmer across his body. The splendens complex is incredibly inbred for the sake of colouration, fin type, and aggressive behaviour, but "wild type" bettas are more darker in colour, typically have shorter and easier to swim with fins, and have a tendency to be less aggressive, meaning that splendens would be hard pressed to survive in their natural environment.

  11. Zana Alford

    Zana Alford

    6 päivää sitten

    The keen dredger assembly beam because quartz partially attack except a rich bedroom. diligent, blue-eyed vegetable

  12. Watashi Pro

    Watashi Pro

    7 päivää sitten

    Matpat:Shinies are real Me:gotta catch them all

  13. WLF Shadow

    WLF Shadow

    7 päivää sitten

    could just buy two versions of the same game if you antisocial

  14. Logan Liang

    Logan Liang

    7 päivää sitten

    the blue people are tall smurfs

  15. Xenon5497


    7 päivää sitten

    2:48 thats so crazy I new a guy that had one. It died cause he never cleaned the tank smh

  16. Cass Martin

    Cass Martin

    7 päivää sitten

    Pied ball pythons arent too rare anymore, collector tend to go after and try to breed patterns, and will breed pied ball pythons together to see the results. I have a normal ball python and albino

  17. El Cid Gaming

    El Cid Gaming

    8 päivää sitten

    In Pokemon world, shinies are the most genetically diverse

  18. Nancy A Mora

    Nancy A Mora

    8 päivää sitten

    3:55 Did anyone else notice that he said "elephants" when he pointed "reindeers"

  19. Talha Mughal

    Talha Mughal

    8 päivää sitten

    Congratulations @TheGameTheorists! You have caught a level 69 Theory Episode! Added to Pokédex. You recieved 35 Pokécoins! These colors seem unusual...✨

  20. The guy rando Dando

    The guy rando Dando

    8 päivää sitten

    once in my minecraft survival world i saw a panda just walking it died... so ye

  21. Ninja Boys

    Ninja Boys

    9 päivää sitten

    wynaut just paint the pokemon and make them shiny :3

  22. ghostf378


    9 päivää sitten

    I found a shiny ladybug it was yellow

  23. DarkIsDark


    10 päivää sitten

    “THEY ARE RARE” so a poketuber by the name MANDJTV (the most handsome poketuber) Who got 3 shinies in a normal platinum run for an April fools joke, they got 1 shiny zubat and 2 shiny r, one exploding but catching the other shinies. The ods were the high 8192 (i think thats the odds for Plat and stuff) and they barely had 6 gym badges. The game wanted the playthrough to have some spice as it’s just a normal playthrough as an april fools joke. This is actually hilarious

  24. Suitable Pancake

    Suitable Pancake

    10 päivää sitten

    We talked about exactly this topic in biology class so I don’t this video to my biology teacher and I hope she doesn’t hate me lmao

  25. Jarell Zyrus Raval

    Jarell Zyrus Raval

    10 päivää sitten

    Sorry *shiny badger*

  26. Jarell Zyrus Raval

    Jarell Zyrus Raval

    10 päivää sitten

    I just realized that linoon is a shy badger! 🙀

  27. Ben Langley

    Ben Langley

    11 päivää sitten

    After Pokémon gun edition there’s gonna be Pokémon poachers edition Either that or team rocket is gonna start buying guns and poaching them

  28. Jamie & Steven Shaw

    Jamie & Steven Shaw

    11 päivää sitten

    I have never heard a FItop mention people from Kentucky I am from Kentucky so this means so much

  29. Bookworm cubes

    Bookworm cubes

    12 päivää sitten

    This intro was amazing🤯😂

  30. Michael Newman

    Michael Newman

    12 päivää sitten

    Beating a nuzlocke without crying over your favorite pokemon dying before you're eyes is a 100% impossible

    • Michael Newman

      Michael Newman

      12 päivää sitten

      Also note: I got a shiny drifloon under 20 eggs without doing the masuda method (I do have the shiny charm)

  31. Ghostmask19 Games

    Ghostmask19 Games

    12 päivää sitten

    Look at my shiny Garchomp 😔



    12 päivää sitten

    me: crying bc the only shiny i have is a lvl 65 shiny shuckle

  33. Tiky IRL

    Tiky IRL

    12 päivää sitten

    Matpat is better than everyone who shiny hunts for pikachu. Just look at his red pikachu then look at everyone's boring orange and yellow pika 0:17



    13 päivää sitten

    love the intro

  35. Alicia Hernandez

    Alicia Hernandez

    13 päivää sitten

    Shiny Pikachu Pikachu said

  36. Berry life Jerrys bro

    Berry life Jerrys bro

    13 päivää sitten

    8:01 Dude just change the language of the game in a new file.

  37. No Laughing 'N' Da kitchen 2.0

    No Laughing 'N' Da kitchen 2.0

    13 päivää sitten

    Best opening ever

  38. Noah


    13 päivää sitten

    I looked at the thumbnail thinking it was FItop cringe I'm so glad it's not

  39. Atavy


    13 päivää sitten

    7:35 one of the few perks of living in a german speaking country^^

  40. Stryker Snipez

    Stryker Snipez

    14 päivää sitten

    Wheres the rest of that dope song at? spotify?

  41. Tori


    14 päivää sitten

    This reminds me of my puppy that had a blue spot died overnight😢😩😨😫😭

  42. Big Floppa

    Big Floppa

    14 päivää sitten


  43. -StrawberryMilk-


    15 päivää sitten

    so if i keep on resetting i might encounter a shiny timmy? *sign me up!*



    16 päivää sitten

    Lmaooo he said seafood

  45. Chris Terry

    Chris Terry

    16 päivää sitten

    I noticed he didn't mention the human shines the albino

  46. Maria Luisa Berard

    Maria Luisa Berard

    16 päivää sitten

    You:Talking about shiny umbreon me in a raid:shiny umbreon apears WUT

  47. bo nana

    bo nana

    16 päivää sitten

    9:11 We finally found real smurfs bois

  48. Grey Adams

    Grey Adams

    16 päivää sitten

    Plot twist: the Fugates are descendants of Grand Admiral Thrawn

  49. Tigry


    16 päivää sitten

    Rip my shiny muk and graveler

  50. Karen and Evan Burch

    Karen and Evan Burch

    17 päivää sitten

    Shiny Pokémon where originally called colorful Pokémon just thought I would say that

  51. DerpyMooCow


    17 päivää sitten

    Intro: exists Me: golden

  52. Melle Meijer

    Melle Meijer

    17 päivää sitten

    So does that make gingers the shiny of humans considering we have red ish fur/hair and are rare as hell 1% or something or are we to common

  53. Play level Button

    Play level Button

    17 päivää sitten

    My goldfish turned shiny today :D he's gray now.

  54. Dylan Timmy

    Dylan Timmy

    18 päivää sitten

    I was laughing when you were calling real world animals shiny but I was dead when you called the Fugates shiny humans

  55. playz style

    playz style

    18 päivää sitten

    welp gotta catch shiny humans now i already have all the shinies except pokemon and animals just need humans now :D

  56. ChaosContrl


    18 päivää sitten

    Trying out that clip feature of FItop (that totally wasn't taken from Twitch): fitop.infoUgxTzykKytH2jzCEHup4AaABCQ

  57. ChaosContrl


    18 päivää sitten

    10:25 ok that meme made me laugh so hard

  58. ChaosContrl


    18 päivää sitten

    Ruining your childhood since 2011

  59. oneee clickk

    oneee clickk

    18 päivää sitten

    The dead food emphatically pull because science parallely type since a zesty melody. oval, neat handball

  60. Thabang Nkopane

    Thabang Nkopane

    18 päivää sitten


  61. Mystic 2010

    Mystic 2010

    18 päivää sitten

    Wait is this why I couldn’t find a shiny cubone in Let’s go -

  62. MatchaMokkii


    19 päivää sitten

    Little does Matpat know that his skit Shiny Pokémon parody song is a real thing by Thadudette on FItop

  63. Joseph Daou

    Joseph Daou

    19 päivää sitten

    Today we are going to tell you all how your shiny Pokémon are doomed to die he says in a calming and normal way

  64. Charles Ingalls

    Charles Ingalls

    19 päivää sitten

    What about the blue king crab?

  65. Sean Campbell

    Sean Campbell

    19 päivää sitten

    Minecraft actually has a reference to the brown panda, as one in every 50 pandas that spawn in a jungle (in Minecraft) will be brown instead of black.

  66. Cam D

    Cam D

    19 päivää sitten

    OH MY GOD BOJACK HORSEMAN REFERENCE. Okay matpat I took a break but I'm back

  67. Chicken Wings

    Chicken Wings

    19 päivää sitten

    Ohhh the people who caught a shiny during their nuzlocke are sweating

  68. Fierben Gacha

    Fierben Gacha

    19 päivää sitten

    THE GAME THEORY Ruining your childhood since 2011

  69. DipsydooGames


    19 päivää sitten

    Oh Pat no lemme revoice that

  70. Arceus


    19 päivää sitten

    I like to think all pokemon are somewhat immortal and are back to wild pokemon once their trainer dies.

  71. Michael Santoro

    Michael Santoro

    19 päivää sitten

    What is this a science channel now lol

  72. Carson and Kiera Vlogs

    Carson and Kiera Vlogs

    19 päivää sitten

    I accidentally found a shiny jigglypuff on isle of armour

  73. Buyisiwe Chala

    Buyisiwe Chala

    19 päivää sitten

    Can we just appreciate the intro

  74. Gaurav Bose

    Gaurav Bose

    20 päivää sitten

    The obnoxious edward dentsply dream because seeder inevitably sniff lest a precious passenger. utopian, accurate step-grandmother

  75. Tazzled


    20 päivää sitten

    i found a shiny rolycoly while watching this :)

  76. Buzz


    20 päivää sitten

    Bill chyper the flying dorito

  77. Joseph Young

    Joseph Young

    20 päivää sitten

    So it’s possible to go shiny human hunting

  78. RagnorokGundam


    20 päivää sitten

    A funny point is shiny pokemon aren't even the rarest thing to have happen to a pokemon the pokerus is if it's still a thing

  79. ThunderWolf


    20 päivää sitten

    So what your telling me is Yondu is from Kentucky? Got it.

  80. Super Console 76

    Super Console 76

    20 päivää sitten

    1 second later.......Crab pat Me: damm it

  81. A weeb 63

    A weeb 63

    20 päivää sitten

    I live in in Iowa and there’s a family of albino deers that I can find some times

  82. William Sangolt Håberg

    William Sangolt Håberg

    20 päivää sitten

    Thumbnail looks like a jojo scene

  83. Kacper Debski

    Kacper Debski

    20 päivää sitten

    by shiny in rl you mean albinism and melanism???

    • Kacper Debski

      Kacper Debski

      20 päivää sitten

      oh you said that

  84. Betsy Burton

    Betsy Burton

    21 päivä sitten

    The lamentable squirrel immediately drown because quartz regionally invite despite a inconclusive roll. lowly, wandering cabinet

  85. Sunil Tripathi

    Sunil Tripathi

    21 päivä sitten

    I feel like this man can a dark theory even on cutiest cartoon show.

  86. Leo’s A-typical World

    Leo’s A-typical World

    21 päivä sitten

    Hey I have a pet ball python! 🐍

  87. Kristen Owen

    Kristen Owen

    21 päivä sitten

    I ran into a shiny pikachu in fire red and missed it :(

  88. Richard Cartagena

    Richard Cartagena

    21 päivä sitten

    Plot twist those shiny in the intro are the shinies he caught as a kid

  89. Amanda Dennison

    Amanda Dennison

    21 päivä sitten

    my pet rat bagder is albino, poor guy.

  90. Neal Mindy

    Neal Mindy

    21 päivä sitten

    The lean uzbekistan surely lighten because disadvantage fortuitously coil off a dead conifer. well-to-do, daily competition

  91. Jennifer Wright

    Jennifer Wright

    21 päivä sitten

    I have an albino rat called Luna who lives with her sisters two of her sisters are Berkshire rats and have both black and white on them, her other sister is normal coloured which is called agouti. 🐭🐀😀

  92. Kusumasai Pedireddy

    Kusumasai Pedireddy

    21 päivä sitten

    I like the black charizard

  93. unrefusableoffer


    22 päivää sitten

    White privilege ? More like white curse lmao

  94. Ryan Langford

    Ryan Langford

    22 päivää sitten

    School should just make us watch game theory it teaches us more than school

  95. Jonathan Harshman

    Jonathan Harshman

    22 päivää sitten

    It was funny cause I was mentioning that while playing pokemon go one time. I was catching shiny's but they where relatively weak to the normal colored pokemon, same with my friends. And I said to my group, "Hey guys what if being a shiny is a birth defect in the pokemon world." My friends kind of gave me that sad groan and kinda agreed with it. But I did get the, "man you're really over thinking this." If only they knew. lol

  96. Applebox Gaming

    Applebox Gaming

    22 päivää sitten

    I didn’t know blue lobsters were that rare. I remember I was swimming on a town beach when I was a child and I reach down and picked up what I thought was a rock…not a rock. But it became a flying type that day

    • Rosalina Chemical

      Rosalina Chemical

      5 päivää sitten

      poor thing got yeeted lmao

    • Applebox Gaming

      Applebox Gaming

      12 päivää sitten

      @Limbo If I'm not mistaken, it may have been found somewhere under a dock.

    • Applebox Gaming

      Applebox Gaming

      12 päivää sitten

      @DarkFrozenDepths Thank you, as this also aligns with my comment in that it only becomes MORE rare when it becomes a flying type.

    • DarkFrozenDepths


      13 päivää sitten

      look up some stuff on the rarest animals in the world.... you'd be surprised. Some variants are so rare that it's 1 in hundreds of millions...

    • Limbo


      17 päivää sitten

      It was a... ROCK LOBSTER!?

  97. William Nicholls

    William Nicholls

    22 päivää sitten

    my sister has a blue lobster

  98. Puppy Girl

    Puppy Girl

    22 päivää sitten

    I did not realize blue lobsters were that rare, I had one as a pet a few years ago named it bluey :/ (it’s dead now btw)

  99. Amanda Ahmadian

    Amanda Ahmadian

    22 päivää sitten

    My Shiny Solgaleo is freaked out at this point

  100. angelcar


    22 päivää sitten

    My shiny chewtle has yet to faint