Pokemon's Biggest Scandal SOLVED! Who's Ash's Father? | The SCIENCE of... Pokemon

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It's happening. Theorists, today Austin is going to uncover the truth of the biggest scandal in Pokemon history. Who is the FATHER of Ash Ketchum? This has long been debated in the community. Well, with the help of SCIENCE, we are finally going to pin down this missing father. It is time to find Daddy Ketchum!

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  1. Ava M Tippery

    Ava M Tippery

    12 tuntia sitten

    honestly, I think everyone at one point or another though they would remember the means to which they arrived at a math problem and then just forgot. Everyone does that. Especially me.

  2. Pixie Ciaran

    Pixie Ciaran

    14 tuntia sitten

    you should figure out how many years actually occur in the series, also silver has grey hair. likely cuz of age

  3. PGATProductions


    14 tuntia sitten

    am i the only one that calls austin the science guy?

  4. Yasuda9000


    Päivä sitten

    Not surprised.

  5. Rachel T

    Rachel T

    Päivä sitten

    plot twist: it doesn't matter because we all know kukui is ash's real father figure anyway

  6. Naseem Ahmed

    Naseem Ahmed

    Päivä sitten

    I hope Red is not Giovanni's child....

  7. SirNippleMoustache


    Päivä sitten

    Didn't the musical acknowledge that Ash's mom was in team rocket and did date Giovanni, but that it did not work out?

  8. A Kale

    A Kale

    2 päivää sitten

    It's actually ging freecs. They had 2 children. But Delia is from the other side of the dark continent. They each kept one child. But ging didn't want to raise it so he gave gon to his imouto mito.

  9. A Kale

    A Kale

    2 päivää sitten

    What's wrong with your voice matpat? It sounds much less whiny. We don't like it.

  10. Raka Pratama

    Raka Pratama

    2 päivää sitten

    so that's why Giovanni gave ash a gym badge after defeating him because he finally acknowledge ash, and why else a mobster gave you a badge?

  11. Artic Jay (Jane Clark)

    Artic Jay (Jane Clark)

    3 päivää sitten

    Makes sense... annoyingly

  12. Fredric soa

    Fredric soa

    3 päivää sitten

    Silver has grey hair which could be because of him Bring a little older, besides he is like Ash in many ways cares about Pokémon have his Pokemon companion outside his Pokeball like Ash has Pikachu.

  13. paulreg


    3 päivää sitten

    Jessie: Look boss we caught that twerp's pikachu and all we had to do was seriously hurt him to get it...... boss you ok? you look angry? um... James: looking concerned Meowth: already long gone

  14. Mourad Ben Algia

    Mourad Ben Algia

    4 päivää sitten

    I think it makes sense that giovani is ash's dad cuz in lots of cartoons and animes we find the dad is one of the antagonists like in ok k.o the dad is prof. Venemous.

  15. AgarWorstPlayer


    4 päivää sitten

    Giovanni: Ash, I'm your dad. I sent team rocket to you so uncle James and Jessie can watch over you Ash: what is a dad? oh is that a new pokemon! Pikachu, Clangorous Soulblaze then jump and do sky attack and charge for bolt strike. We need to take this legendary pokemon at all cost

  16. Shiny Huner Alana

    Shiny Huner Alana

    4 päivää sitten

    Plot twist Kukui is Ash's Father

  17. BBVenom


    5 päivää sitten

    In one video you talk about how the bottom part of tbe screen attracts less attention than the upper part and here you put patreons on the lower part so tiny that unless your eye randomly wonders there you won't even notice it. I see what you did there O.O

  18. Will 93

    Will 93

    5 päivää sitten

    @12:00 Silver's hair looks pretty damn grey to me... he could have had any of a number of hair colors when he was younger. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  19. Keagan Hale

    Keagan Hale

    5 päivää sitten

    Here what I think:silver and ash,s mom were married but couldn’t,t have a child so they adopted ash from a random orphanage

  20. SpaztasticSheep


    5 päivää sitten

    But isn't Silver's hair just... grey?

  21. TheAdvertisement


    5 päivää sitten

    Now I want to see Giovanni try and corrupt ash to join Team Rocket but also revealing that he's the father. Meanwhile Jesse and James are in the background like _"WHAT!?"_

  22. TheAdvertisement


    5 päivää sitten

    This is the most dramatic and nerve-wracking episode ever made on this channel.

  23. Tom Saunderson

    Tom Saunderson

    5 päivää sitten

    It's Giovanni

  24. Frank Flores

    Frank Flores

    5 päivää sitten

    He's his own father!

  25. Kyebur “KyeburOnTheInternet”

    Kyebur “KyeburOnTheInternet”

    6 päivää sitten

    when the intro started, i really thought i managed to turn the video onto 0.75 speed somehow.

  26. Nick Anderson

    Nick Anderson

    6 päivää sitten

    In my head-canon, Giovanni was cheating on his woman with Ash's mom while she was in her 20's. She got pregnant and he didn't want anyone to find out about her, especially since it could put her in danger, so he gave her enough money to buy a house in a small town and doesn't contact her much, if at all anymore.

  27. Jacky Boy

    Jacky Boy

    6 päivää sitten

    I don't know why but Brock popped into my mind around the end ;-;

  28. K Cooper

    K Cooper

    6 päivää sitten

    What if it's just Red 🤯🤯

  29. ꧁єtкเͥtкͣคͫt꧂


    6 päivää sitten


  30. dggdvg0


    6 päivää sitten

    I just wanted to point out ash was 10 years, 10 months, and 10 days old when he started his journey. So his whole journey has been in less than 2 months

  31. Dr crazeman

    Dr crazeman

    6 päivää sitten

    I thought ash's dad was Mr.mime

  32. The Badasies

    The Badasies

    6 päivää sitten

    But in EP 1! yes 1! Garry says to ash thats UNCLE GARRY to you soooooooo......... thats someting

  33. Karan


    6 päivää sitten

    Team rocket leader was my potential candidate



    6 päivää sitten

    Giovanni because of the shadow

  35. Mirla Ramirez

    Mirla Ramirez

    7 päivää sitten

    Ash's father was a bag guy and was the leader of team rocket he attacked his son

  36. Tom Index2

    Tom Index2

    7 päivää sitten

    plot twist: giovanni already pays child support and sends team rocket to watch over ash.

  37. Richard Harrington

    Richard Harrington

    8 päivää sitten

    Yeah pretty funny how Ash keeps being the only one who thwarts all of team Rocket's plans, and yet the organization never does anything direct to get him out of the way

  38. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent

    8 päivää sitten

    We are all made of jeans!

  39. Ryan Moore

    Ryan Moore

    8 päivää sitten

    Wait a minute...didn't JWittz make basically this same video, with the exact same candidates, like 6 years ago? 😶

  40. CheesecakeLasagna


    8 päivää sitten

    I wish "The Science" also have official Closed Captions. I'm watching this while the roof of our house drowns us with heavy pitter-patter because typhoon.

  41. Thomas Kwan

    Thomas Kwan

    8 päivää sitten

    I thought that Giovanni was the father since i was a kid in the 90s

  42. Hound+


    8 päivää sitten

    I like how he said that Giovanni would have to have a child with a woman with a light hair color to spit out Silver when we literally know who Silver's mother is. It's that Rocket Executive, Ariana.

  43. Zachary Quance

    Zachary Quance

    8 päivää sitten

    Liked the intro

    • Zachary Quance

      Zachary Quance

      8 päivää sitten

      Nvm he ruined it

  44. ruben canas

    ruben canas

    9 päivää sitten

    Before I see it my guess professor Oak. Everyone knows ashs mom loves professor Oaks wood

  45. LOLOL veryfun258

    LOLOL veryfun258

    9 päivää sitten

    9:15 that's me when am up against my friends who has no idea how to play the game

  46. BloodyLittleVampire


    9 päivää sitten

    I always thought Ash's father died...

  47. Clint Ivan Orsolino

    Clint Ivan Orsolino

    9 päivää sitten

    Plot twist: Leon is Ash's Father😂😂😂

  48. balagel


    9 päivää sitten

    He's been looking for Milky an Cicigs.

  49. Josh Hartley

    Josh Hartley

    9 päivää sitten

    The Mr. Mime shadow though.

  50. Tree Growth

    Tree Growth

    9 päivää sitten

    After watching Pokemon Origins and the scene where Ash fights Giovanni, he says it reminds him of the younger version of himself. I CANNOT agree more.

  51. BesperVesper :0

    BesperVesper :0

    9 päivää sitten

    I always thought Giovanni was his dad. Seems weirdly obvious?

  52. minecraftpike


    9 päivää sitten

    Is it sad that I know what person is who by litterally their shadows

  53. 1289dude


    9 päivää sitten

    So, where's the new news? This has been a theory for a long time. But, I sat through and watched it, just because.

  54. A Knight That Is Hollow

    A Knight That Is Hollow

    10 päivää sitten

    Plot twist: Ash’s dad is Mr. Mime and his dad died and was reincarnated as the Mr. Mime.

  55. the holy bonker doggo

    the holy bonker doggo

    10 päivää sitten

    Midoriya: my father went to go buy milk and never came Ash: SAME

  56. Jadis Cardelli (LoveGazer)

    Jadis Cardelli (LoveGazer)

    10 päivää sitten

    Wait thinking about it silver(not the old one) looks really similar to Ash‘s mom and if the other phenotype for her eye was blue is it possible that he could also be her son?!

  57. Jadis Cardelli (LoveGazer)

    Jadis Cardelli (LoveGazer)

    10 päivää sitten

    When you’ve been watching the anime since you were like six have had this theory since then have a brother with olive skin blackish brown hair and brown eyes who’s literally named “Giovanni” and is on probation: 😳😳😬😬😰😰

  58. Haunted Haunter

    Haunted Haunter

    10 päivää sitten

    For a second at 15:25 I thought you were about to say Brock

  59. GlamMuffin✔️


    10 päivää sitten

    he has a theory for everything I respect that

  60. Wizard ish

    Wizard ish

    10 päivää sitten

    Austin: Explain genetics terms. Me, having just taken a class in genetics: Hello fellow human.

  61. CCProdigy


    10 päivää sitten

    i kinda always had a feeling about giovanni being ashs dad

  62. Mewing Mew MEW

    Mewing Mew MEW

    10 päivää sitten

    Dose that mean silver is ashes brother

  63. Oscar Knight

    Oscar Knight

    10 päivää sitten

    I knew it!!!!!!

  64. Sarah Friedman

    Sarah Friedman

    10 päivää sitten

    Austin: punnet squares! Me: *flashbacks to 7th grade science class*

  65. soulassassin0g


    10 päivää sitten

    Who is Ash's father? Is it Chef? Is it officer Barbrady? Or is it the 1991 Denver Broncos?

  66. Lucy Icy

    Lucy Icy

    10 päivää sitten

    Plot twist: Ash's mom colored her hair brown when she was young (Just joke, not real)

  67. Tazza Mania

    Tazza Mania

    10 päivää sitten

    Personally I think silver has greying hair and that he should still be considered the father. We don’t know how he looked when he was younger, and as stated before he is the only one who seems to share a connection with ash which would suggest a parent

  68. Jungle Bat

    Jungle Bat

    10 päivää sitten

    Seeing the Mr. Mime silhouette fake-out had me laughing so hard 🤣

  69. The void physics

    The void physics

    11 päivää sitten

    Being an ICSE 10th student this video was really helpful for me to understand Genetics.....I have never thought of working out with the Punnett squares of Ash Ketchum over the Hamster!!!! 😅😅😅....You are a great teacher Mr. Austin.....!! Thank you...

  70. Rugged Alphonse

    Rugged Alphonse

    11 päivää sitten

    Oh god this is gonna be long... From what we know in other pkmn media (drama cds, Takeshi Shudo novels, etc.) Giovanni's mother was the TR boss before him, so he inherited it. According to the novels, Delia would've been a model & pkmn trainer if it weren't for her own father leaving his in-house restaurant business to go on a journey... Delia stays home to help out and inherits the restaurant full-time after her mother dies. She meets a guy, marries him quickly, has Ash at 18-19, the guy leaves on a journey and never comes back. After getting a computer, Delia explains to Ash that he won't find his dad or grandpa on any top 1000 trainer lists... because she knew Ash would've been curious enough to search the internet. While fans think Prof Oak is the dad, he would've been 40-ish at the time Ash was born. Prof Oak's family is also the descendants of the only trainer from Pallet that made it to the top 1000 trainer list. The trainer became the first mayor of Pallet. Oak's brother is currently the mayor of Pallet, and it explains Gary's attitude is because he's pressured to be a good trainer due to his lineage. It would've been quite the scandal for Oak to sire Ash even if you don't count that he's a famous professor, and would've been difficult to keep a secret like mentioned in the vid. In the 3rd movie it's revealed that Delia was a student of Oak's, thus leading to Oak being one of the only reliable adults in her youth if you keep the novels in mind. IMO, Giovanni is most likely the candidate. My headcanon: Giovanni tries living a normal life outside his mother's organization by using a fake name, meets Delia, marries her quickly... but later changes his mind and goes back to Viridian City to become the boss of TR. He says he's going on a journey, and voila! Delia has to assume that he's failing as a trainer since the fake name is never heard of again. As far as Giovanni knowing Ash is his son... it'd be hard to say. Ash and Delia don't have a last name in the Japanese version, but it may depend on if Ketchum is Delia's maiden name she took back or her husband's. If it's the latter, Giovanni would have bells going off in his head after hearing about a boy from Pallet Town named Ash Ketchum... the same fake last name he used there. But the novels became more of Shudo's headcanon as the anime/game franchise went on longer, leading to contradictions. Sooo, y'know... Just let Delia have a good time on tinder plz. She deserves it!

  71. BreadyFedy


    11 päivää sitten

    Are we ignoring that Silver’s hair is the same color as Oak’s? It may have been a different color when he was younger, that was a sloppy elimination

  72. Animator Poko

    Animator Poko

    11 päivää sitten

    Thought it was Brock lmfao 😹

  73. Dana Galloway

    Dana Galloway

    11 päivää sitten

    Hey Austin, loved this THE SCIENCE vid, I wondered if you had considered looking at the science within world of warcraft's shadowlands expansion. I'd be really interested to see an explanation on the power required to literally cause the sky to shatter and shadowlands to collide with azeroth after sylvanas broke the helm of domination

  74. Pickle “Roblox Sk8er Pickle”

    Pickle “Roblox Sk8er Pickle”

    11 päivää sitten

    Is it possible to make actual latex animals like in the game “Changed”?

  75. Liam Ltc

    Liam Ltc

    11 päivää sitten

    Help me find my dad plz

  76. CAT


    11 päivää sitten

    thanks for doing the intro, my ocd was screaming

  77. Matthew Laverde

    Matthew Laverde

    11 päivää sitten

    0/10 there was no click at the beginning lol Edit: Never mind, 11/10

  78. Luna Oak

    Luna Oak

    11 päivää sitten

    But gio is silvers dad

  79. Allen Cunningham - EKS

    Allen Cunningham - EKS

    11 päivää sitten

    How about who Deku's dad could be next? Or is Deku related to Nana? The manga is in its final arc supposedly so it seems like the final chance to do a theory on My Hero.

  80. TheNeonHotDog


    11 päivää sitten

    For The Science, you should do a video on Gorilla Tag and how hard you have to push to launch yourself into the air.

  81. Ilie Alexandru

    Ilie Alexandru

    11 päivää sitten

    Ash and Giovanni look nothing alike

  82. Ilie Alexandru

    Ilie Alexandru

    11 päivää sitten

    For exemple is Giovanni is ash dather why does he always send to inturupt his gym batells or indigo league ones does he hate him

  83. Ilie Alexandru

    Ilie Alexandru

    11 päivää sitten

    Why are you you making this we know ash father is a failed pokemon trainer or at least that what the pocket monsters book or manga whatever says to us

  84. KFM Farhan

    KFM Farhan

    12 päivää sitten

    Me: *Mime* is *Ash's* f....... Pokefans: *NO!!!!* Me: Well he does have dark eyes, is stupid, has *GOOD* relationship with *Delia* ,... Pokefans: *NO!!!!!*



    12 päivää sitten


  86. human


    12 päivää sitten

    ashs father is brock

  87. 64man100


    12 päivää sitten

    We may never know who his birth father is, but can we all agree that Professor Kukui was the father he deserved?

  88. Aaron Clements

    Aaron Clements

    12 päivää sitten

    Giovanni is Silver's dad. Edit: lol he just said that

  89. poketuber


    12 päivää sitten


  90. World Of Stories

    World Of Stories

    12 päivää sitten

    Honestly, Imagine a Biology teacher coming into class and having you learn about genomes and punnett squares so that you can help him find out who Ash's father is. Teacher: "Okay students today we are gonna find out who Ash's father is." Half the Students: "Who Is Ash?" The Pokémon Players and Game Theorists: "Your on!"



    12 päivää sitten

    *Plot Twist* : Ash's mom is a hermaphrodite and got herself pregnant with Ash

  92. Tobias Pause

    Tobias Pause

    12 päivää sitten

    isnt silver probably just old too? Also, i did thought about Giovanni, but than you excluded him just to include him later? Thats cheap. Also with that, pretty much anyone could be Asches Father. And honestly Bruno is an very good pick. Isnt it even kind of implied that Ash watches his Father in the pkmn league in the first Episode? Bruno would make perfect sense here. And why is beeing ocupied in the League more problematic than beeing occupied as a Crimeboss? For me, Brunos likelyhood stands over Giovannis. Ether that, or an Ditto did the Thing.

  93. yes dog

    yes dog

    12 päivää sitten

    my mum said that youtube was killing my brain so she turned off the internet. once that happened, my science grades went into the dirt. huh. funny how that works.

  94. azmuth


    12 päivää sitten

    this video is a great revision for my biology exam tommorow. if i get everything he's saying then i'll pass for sure

  95. Mallory Scott

    Mallory Scott

    13 päivää sitten

    When considering who his dad was, I also assumed Giovani was a good candidate. Like, he's still alive, yet he's a secret. I mean, out of all the characters that we know.

  96. Chunky kong

    Chunky kong

    13 päivää sitten

    You're my source when I have a science project about sexual reproduction

  97. TrainerSpyro


    13 päivää sitten

    Video: intro trying to build mystery hype FItop: displaying top comments beneath the video

  98. lHighVoltage


    13 päivää sitten

    It’s brock

  99. mraaronhd


    13 päivää sitten

    After 24 years (June 5, 2021), 10-year old Ash Ketchum (who actually had turned 10-years old back in 1997) will finally know who his father is...!

  100. Rain Deather

    Rain Deather

    13 päivää sitten

    Your math is off my man as u can see in alot of the clips of oak his eyebrows are black witch would have made his hair dark brown