Game Theory: You're WRONG About Ash's Pikachu! (Pokemon)

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Today is the day, Theorists! The day that I, once and for all, prove that Ash's Pikachu is WEAK! That's right! There is no Level 100 here. Throughout the anime, Pikachu has proved to not be as strong of a contender as we were led to believe. Let's get into the evidence!

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  1. FoxGalah


    Tunti sitten

    Pokemon theory: The Ultra Space Wilds and Ultra Ruin are on the same planet: Well, both of them have reversed music with strange sounds, both are inhabited with Pokemon found in on PokeEarth. Since this Pokemon world is in the future, the people of this parallel PokeEarth might have found a piece of uninhabited land. Then, just incase people would want legendaries and didn't want to endanger the planet, they decided to clone legendaries to go in the Ultra Space Wilds along with normal pokemon. Now people can catch legendaries without the fuss of: "where is Palkia? Space is being destroyed" or "We need Necrozma to bring light to Ultra Megalopolis but a parallel 10 year old caught him!" and "Tapu Koko! The island is being terrorised by a guzzlord! Oh wait, he's with an 11 year old who came from a parallel universe". But how did they create the guzzlords and why is the Ultra Space Wilds not polluted yet. Well, I think that people experimented with Pokemon and eventually created the first guzzlord. He was to big so they let him loose. And then more guzzlords got created and they destroyed Alola. And the reason why they aren't terrorising other places is due to the fact that they are to big to swim.

  2. Tony2Truuu TV

    Tony2Truuu TV

    3 tuntia sitten

    Has MattPat done a theory on the movement of time in the Pokémon universe. Because ash has been 10yo for almost 30yrs😅

  3. LPP


    7 tuntia sitten

    Team Rocked had no idea how Pikachu is weak.

  4. Senku Senju

    Senku Senju

    8 tuntia sitten

    How strong is hero brine?

  5. fluttershy thecutest

    fluttershy thecutest

    13 tuntia sitten

    What if team rocket knows about this and they aren't after pikachu at all,they follow ash so they can tell his dad how he's doing

  6. Kushal Koujalagi

    Kushal Koujalagi

    15 tuntia sitten

    Wait why isn't he doing the rest of unova, kalos, alola, and pokemon journeys?

  7. OxProxxy


    15 tuntia sitten

    Pikachu's level is actually revealed at 7:40 into the video. file:///Users/birb/Pictures/Photos%20Library.photoslibrary/originals/E/EAED7355-2DB1-41A7-AA7D-F80F670CA533.png

  8. Diana Anaid

    Diana Anaid

    15 tuntia sitten

    This guy has the most dumb mind and voice. Thank god he is fake

  9. Diana Anaid

    Diana Anaid

    15 tuntia sitten


  10. MirainoHikari


    16 tuntia sitten

    Now, next step, what level is Pikachu when Satoshi (Ash) finally get a job in the Galar arc after finally going to school in the Alola arc.

  11. Manta - Edits

    Manta - Edits

    Päivä sitten

    It’s been years since I watched Pokémon but the Pokémon advanced op is the best Pokémon intro ngl

  12. Kai Pollard

    Kai Pollard

    Päivä sitten

    I mean thats just snivy part 3 do the other seasons d:

  13. Gerald Bantolino

    Gerald Bantolino

    Päivä sitten

    Hey! GT Team @7:40 you just guys revealed the level before the big reveal :D

  14. Bono


    Päivä sitten

    Game theory? I thought it was film?!

  15. dragonhold4


    Päivä sitten

    [Rebuttle] If Ash's pokemon fights so few battles, how would any of them evolve? The level scaling has to be different for the show.

  16. Thien Huong

    Thien Huong

    Päivä sitten

    OK but check your Netflix-

  17. Drahcir


    Päivä sitten

    Ok so you did all the on-screen battles. What about all the battles that are just mentioned? Or any other xp gaining activities they take part in.

  18. PrinceFatman


    Päivä sitten


  19. Richard Mazzocco Jr

    Richard Mazzocco Jr

    Päivä sitten

    You guys should do a theory on how quickly squirtle would turn into a rasin if he sprayed the amount of water they show him using with water gun lol.

  20. Oskar Lee

    Oskar Lee

    Päivä sitten

    Theory idea doom eternal how strong is the doom slayer

  21. Frankazm


    Päivä sitten

    new channel idea for you fill out the last one bug theory

  22. Robert Ågren

    Robert Ågren

    Päivä sitten

    You forgot "Charge"

  23. Andrés Cuadra

    Andrés Cuadra

    Päivä sitten


  24. Spewku


    Päivä sitten

    The biggest, if not the only, piece of evidence people have for Ash's Pikachu resetting is the fight with Snivy. Personally, I don't think Pikachu got reset because all we got is this piece of evidence. Others in the comments also mentioned maybe Pikachu wasn't on full health during the fight and I have to heavily agree that it could be a possibility. I mean c'mon, Ash is a bit dumb. Also, I don't think the creators and directors of the show intended that, if they did there would be more things pointing to that claim. In reality, the fight was probably just a plot device to get the story moving along

  25. Vlog Dog

    Vlog Dog

    Päivä sitten

    Plz continue this until Pokémon journeys I really want to know what his final level is

  26. Lolly Almaguer

    Lolly Almaguer

    Päivä sitten


  27. Matthew Sosa

    Matthew Sosa

    Päivä sitten

    Theory: pac man and Kirby are the same species, think about it, never gets full,can eat anything

  28. Aaralyn Reyes

    Aaralyn Reyes

    Päivä sitten

    What if there's a multiverse in Pokemon for Ash

  29. Adrianna Every day

    Adrianna Every day

    Päivä sitten

    m. k mm mm

  30. Diamond Charmander

    Diamond Charmander

    Päivä sitten

    At one point I thought that pikachu had his level reset anytime that he goes to a new region by plane because twice that it’s happened he got sick and lost the first gym battle.

  31. Girlie1654


    Päivä sitten

    Matpat you should do a Pokémon video finding out what is underneath mimikyu , team rockets Pokémon they later catch A little later of the anime. Try and find out what is under his mask

  32. Ruben Rodrigo

    Ruben Rodrigo

    Päivä sitten

    Sad I could see the final pikachu lvl at minute 7:40 XD

  33. asmnazimus sakib

    asmnazimus sakib

    Päivä sitten

    Can you tell about my little pony

  34. Jason Bong

    Jason Bong

    Päivä sitten

    Trade bouns exp is a thing 9:56

  35. GrimDrago


    2 päivää sitten

    This doesn't even mention Zekrom attacking Pikachu

  36. serry ciok

    serry ciok

    2 päivää sitten

    watch, but I'm stilll intrigued. Dont think I could watch all seasons though. You madman

  37. Anthony Robert

    Anthony Robert

    2 päivää sitten

    Honestly just fantastic work

  38. Some Dude Named Hank :p (:l)

    Some Dude Named Hank :p (:l)

    2 päivää sitten

    Pikachu : Beats god Also Pikachu Gets Beaten By A SNIVY B R U H

    • serry ciok

      serry ciok

      2 päivää sitten

      I always thought pikachu was so over rated my EMPOLEON is where its at

  39. Matt Jobson

    Matt Jobson

    2 päivää sitten

    7:40 Spoiles the total level

  40. Christopher Finnerty

    Christopher Finnerty

    2 päivää sitten

    I sincerely doubt this makes a difference in the end, but I feel its worth pointing out that Snivy learns leaf tornado at level 16 in black and white, and it is not listed as an egg move. So that Snivy was probably level 16. Pikachu definitely still should have crushed it though.

  41. Jordan Meeker

    Jordan Meeker

    2 päivää sitten

    May I just add that according to pokemon during the time of unova sniveling would have to be at least level 16 to know leaf tornado. Even still makes no sense for a level 16 snivy to beat a Pikachu that is in the 60s.

  42. Sleepy Ash

    Sleepy Ash

    2 päivää sitten

    Jessie MatPat gonna make me act up 🥵 I love your videos!

  43. ThatOneOshawott


    2 päivää sitten

    Relived Oshawott noises

  44. Samina Riaz

    Samina Riaz

    2 päivää sitten

    What about the other regions maybe by pokemon journeys he is level 100

  45. Teclar88


    2 päivää sitten

    while it whas a fun theori video, (as they often are), I feal its a bit sad that the fact that the suposed lvl 5 snivy somehow knows the lvl 16 move leaf tornado, wich even if ignoring the lvl's as a ting, should stil not be a move a fresh "lvl 5" snivy should know (but more a move they learn as they start mastering there power/abilities) is never brought up on this video. The fact that it knows this move strikes me as there being someting odd about that snivy's strenght (or someone joust lying about its actual strenght).

  46. Ryder Robin

    Ryder Robin

    2 päivää sitten

    Can you please answer this question and one of your videos how durable is Mario.

  47. GalaxyGaming


    2 päivää sitten

    Do the calculations for the kalos region to

  48. beambullseye


    2 päivää sitten

    I have a theory that can explain a little bit of this, one that I've had for a very very long time. Pokemon the show is a live action show in the pokemon universe. That's why the canon is a little off, why certain techniques happen that don't actually work, why team rockets constantly around and blasting off, and why they stopped eating pokemon. There are plenty of other small details that make it feel more like a show for kids in a world with actual pokemon, but I'll leave that for you to piece together.

  49. Imaginternet Gaming

    Imaginternet Gaming

    2 päivää sitten

    I kinda wanna see what level pikachu is at kalos, alola and maybe even galar

  50. Chizzify


    2 päivää sitten

    Snivy used "anime logic attack"

  51. Skadoosh Playz

    Skadoosh Playz

    2 päivää sitten

    Two words for everything, ANIME LOGIC

  52. Howler's Domain

    Howler's Domain

    2 päivää sitten

    Got a question…how strong is the average human in pokemon? Cause we see team rocket get thrown into the air but land and only with minor injuries, plus there’s that scene of ash throwing a big log, not to mention him holding different Pokémon that are supposed to weigh a lot

  53. GerwantPlayGames


    2 päivää sitten

    "No person on earth is gonna take such a dumb question so seriously" - Have you heard of people who wonder "Is the Earth flat?" ?

  54. for the love of DOG

    for the love of DOG

    2 päivää sitten

    I always thought pikachu was so over rated my EMPOLEON is where its at

  55. Viktor Kostic

    Viktor Kostic

    3 päivää sitten

    mattpat: that´s just a theory, a ga... high boi: a gay theory

  56. JohnPaul Lacierda

    JohnPaul Lacierda

    3 päivää sitten


  57. Darkboi


    3 päivää sitten

    day 23 of asking matpat to do a terraria calamity theory

  58. ColaSpxce


    3 päivää sitten

    GAME THEORY can you make a video on roblox p

  59. Joshua Hostetter

    Joshua Hostetter

    3 päivää sitten

    The level of pikachu actually changes back to 5 or 1 when ash goes to a new island

  60. Dark Madbat

    Dark Madbat

    3 päivää sitten

    But what if it turns out Pikachu was traded to Oak?

  61. GRDOESYT 2020

    GRDOESYT 2020

    3 päivää sitten

    The Snivy user used max stats cheat

  62. Taizo Michael

    Taizo Michael

    3 päivää sitten

    Yeah, but... What level are they now?

  63. Cesilee Mokry

    Cesilee Mokry

    3 päivää sitten

    Is Ash immortal? Every movie and every time he dies, he just comes back randomly, I’m just curious if it’s a theory worth discussing😁

  64. Toast


    3 päivää sitten

    Can we just appreciate how much time this much take

  65. J Gamer

    J Gamer

    3 päivää sitten

    What if ash had xp share.

  66. Linda Mirinda

    Linda Mirinda

    3 päivää sitten


  67. Darlemonte


    3 päivää sitten

    Him defeating TR does count though. Others pokemon have legit evolved from the exp after helping ash defeat TR

  68. Henry Knack

    Henry Knack

    3 päivää sitten

    i was 2 off i thought it was 63

  69. Tim L

    Tim L

    3 päivää sitten

    So... Pikachu is a noob...

  70. Stefan Köhn

    Stefan Köhn

    3 päivää sitten

    So funny that he shows the lvl at the 7:39 min mark

  71. Wesley Nichols

    Wesley Nichols

    3 päivää sitten

    Team Theorist: The next Pokemon villain team. Makes you question your existence.

  72. AMDspeaks


    3 päivää sitten

    matt fits so perfect with Jessie i Don't know why....

  73. minij hooi

    minij hooi

    3 päivää sitten

    To be fair he loses because Pikachu was sick and was unable to attack. And ash kept shouting out stupid moves so I blame Ash for the loss.

  74. ActionBastard


    4 päivää sitten

    With this it kind of gives credence to the theory that Ash died during the spearow attack in the first couple episodes with his DMT making an entire life occur in a few moments.

  75. Arby Matignas

    Arby Matignas

    4 päivää sitten

    In kanto region in game you will have to fight ash with level 80 pikachu.. if we will base it from game he should be around 100 by now

    • Myst Blitz

      Myst Blitz

      4 päivää sitten

      On route 29? If so thats red not ash.

  76. Slashageee


    4 päivää sitten

    7:40 you can see the total lvl e

    • unknown gaming

      unknown gaming

      3 päivää sitten

      I saw that too

    • minij hooi

      minij hooi

      3 päivää sitten

      The last composer selectively knot because ping phylogentically answer until a wonderful yard. true, yellow random

  77. Dragon Knight22

    Dragon Knight22

    4 päivää sitten

    I want to know in Pokemon I chose you what was the dream with no Pokemon was about?

  78. Nils Lanthemann

    Nils Lanthemann

    4 päivää sitten

    This theory has so many holed it's not even enough to be a thesis

  79. Koichi


    4 päivää sitten

    It's just my phone or the audio from the anime in this video is muted

  80. Isabela Louise Ang

    Isabela Louise Ang

    4 päivää sitten

    1\|1 ( 3 \|/ 017,1< /|\ @ -1-17 @ -1- See you next video matpat I made this language btw

  81. Skylar Gray

    Skylar Gray

    4 päivää sitten

    But he only calculated up until Black and White???

  82. Skylar Gray

    Skylar Gray

    4 päivää sitten

    7:30 Love what he did there lol

  83. iceyrose


    4 päivää sitten

    I know I'm late but congrats on finishing your amazing Matpatt

    • Youtube is Garbage (Nom)

      Youtube is Garbage (Nom)

      2 päivää sitten


  84. Andy Lienesch

    Andy Lienesch

    4 päivää sitten

    I have a pokemon sun and moon anime question, how did ash get to the alternate world with guzzlord in it? He was battling tapu koko, then got teleported there. Also on a non pokemon related note: did you hear about doki doki literature club plus? I'm wondering if there will be any more lore hints about their other game.

  85. UniQue is sad

    UniQue is sad

    4 päivää sitten

    Matpat fem boy 😳

  86. Alex Chappell

    Alex Chappell

    4 päivää sitten

    Why tf are there like 500000 episodes of Pokémon?

  87. Chrism0yer


    4 päivää sitten

    hey remember critical hits were a thing

    • Youtube is Garbage (Nom)

      Youtube is Garbage (Nom)

      2 päivää sitten

      Level 16 Snivy using Leaf Tornado against a level 61 Pikachu would still need a bunch of critical hits in order to put Pikachu down, not just 1.

  88. TheCreepypro


    4 päivää sitten

    well at least we finally know definitively

  89. Naruku2121


    4 päivää sitten

    Ash: What?! No way how did you win? Trip: See I found this thing called "Action Replay" Ash: ...

  90. Walmart_Gaming


    4 päivää sitten

    Matpat let the final level slip at 7:41. Sadness

  91. Kell Adams

    Kell Adams

    4 päivää sitten

    The last composer selectively knot because ping phylogentically answer until a wonderful yard. true, yellow random

  92. the Durn

    the Durn

    4 päivää sitten

    But snivy new leaf tornado if I'm not mistaken that's not a egg move so it might not. Be level 5

  93. Mr.Unclean


    4 päivää sitten

    Hey mat just sayin you kind of skipped like 3 other shows where Pikachu learns another move and has a lot more battle time and yes I know this was just for snivey but we like to watch you be sad so why don't you tally pikachu's current level or you cant do that?

  94. J-j Koz

    J-j Koz

    4 päivää sitten

    You r men

  95. Genesta Wilson

    Genesta Wilson

    4 päivää sitten

    Hey don’t you forget the alola region

  96. Chicken man

    Chicken man

    4 päivää sitten

    no thank you for answering a question nobody else would

  97. Ask to seduce Miss

    Ask to seduce Miss

    4 päivää sitten

    Theory: the trainer of the snivy lied. Its level is higher than 5.

  98. Repubbles McGlonky

    Repubbles McGlonky

    4 päivää sitten

    On a completely different note on T.V Shows like Pokémon, I think they're an indirect argument against Immortality and in favour of Nietzsche's thoughts on Human Drama, Pokemon has been going on for years and Pokemon never die and the series is sooooooo boring, like The Simpsons, if there is no ending it renders everything meaningless...

  99. Patrick Hughes

    Patrick Hughes

    4 päivää sitten

    Can you go all the way up with anime is currently

    • Ask to seduce Miss

      Ask to seduce Miss

      4 päivää sitten

      anime level wasn't too far off when this battle occurred

  100. Tyré Phillips

    Tyré Phillips

    4 päivää sitten

    Are we going to ignore the fact that Snivy learns leaf tornado at level 16? Sure it's a new Snivy but Trip seems like the kind of person to use rare candies.