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

  • Irishbananamafia

    Matpat, you are a wizard

  • ItsCraftyy

    sometimes I just watch to see how much things I dont understand

  • Tame

    Perhaps pikachu was sitting on 2 hp and ash forgot to use a super potion. Duh that’s why it took Snivy 2 hits

  • Ray Ward
    Ray Ward

    Ash starts battle with snivy, forgetting to heal his pikachu. Hears the du dum du dum sound indicating red health. Snivy used focus sash. GG pikachu👌

  • Johnny

    Wtf why is the second episode the same as the first one.

  • Andrew Lang
    Andrew Lang

    I just checked my game theory has 10 million more subscribers than the official Pokémon UZmilk channel

  • Supermint Soda
    Supermint Soda

    I mean if you take into account that the Elite 4 of most regions hit mid 50s, a level 60 pikachu is still pretty impressive. It's right around where some of the absolute top trainers land at. If we're comparing his levels to Lance's dragonites "Worlds most powerful Pikachu" seems like a pretty accurate statement.

  • gothic night321
    gothic night321

    Theory idea " how dangerous is pokemon world In reality " because i mean surely yes you can survive with food but then you have the fact literally animals shooting fire and electricity so can you do a theroy about how deadly the world actually is please

  • Bjørn Ironside Ragnarson
    Bjørn Ironside Ragnarson

    You complained about doing a 2 part video but yet took over 5 minutes to recap episode 1... So you could've made episode one 10 minutes longer and avoided a second video. It's clear you done it for more views and the chance to have 2 videos monitised rather than one, so why act like you're hard done by and doing US a favour?

  • Systemghost

    Bruhhh snievy is a grass type which is powerful than electric type and pikachu is unable to use electric type moves.

  • TheMelonPerson

    That was the best intro I’ve ever experienced

  • Phulze

    "I just calculated everything but heyyy thats just a theory pfff"

  • Diamond Davey
    Diamond Davey

    Ash did some off camera training

  • Prince Shiloh
    Prince Shiloh

    It’s possible for Pikachu’s HP to be around 10 if Ash had been training with Pikachu prior to that match and hadn’t taken him to the Pokecenter..

  • Roger Muri
    Roger Muri

    You forgot pokemon journey's the series on Netflix which is crooshel for pikachus power level

    • Roger Muri
      Roger Muri

      That's so true! and akuoret

  • smile snack
    smile snack

    Maybe pikachu wasnt only hurt from having electricity drained? I mean he did only fight that snivy a day later after being hurt by zekrom, so maybe pikachu just wasnt feeling up to a battle and maybe ash underestimated how fast pikachu could recover. I mean id feel sore for a bit if i was electrocuted by zekrom...

  • copper pirate
    copper pirate

    I thout that mat pat whold be the leader of team therist

  • Tomy Lightning
    Tomy Lightning

    I mean that snivy never battled not never trained maybe in the anime you can train your pokemon like the daycare owners in the games

  • British Narrator
    British Narrator

    But, wait. What if - Pikachu IS the world's strongest Pikachu BECAUSE of it's level? Lemme explain. From their first encounter, Team Rocket knows something's special about it. As soon throughout every episode of every series, (at least the ones it wins), it can hit far above it's weight class. Perhaps Pikachu is super strong DESPITE it's level, not BECAUSE of it. Like, imagine if that thing WAS level 100. It would be far more powerful than the average Pikachu, without question.

  • Aaron

    Aren't there training montages and implied time lapses in the anime where ash is just training his pokemon? This wouldn't account for that grind right?

  • Mitch Clark
    Mitch Clark

    Could we go further in giving Snivy a fighting chance with Focus Sash (basically sturdy ability) and Pikachu at low health?

  • Super K9 Letsplays
    Super K9 Letsplays

    Why did I get so much nostalgia when he played the theme from pokemon advanced

  • Water Me Loan 64
    Water Me Loan 64

    The fact that Pikachu is weak is hilarious since Ash should be, like, 20 years old LMAO 😂

    • SFS

      Or dude. He turned 11 when he was in Unova

  • Snake Birb
    Snake Birb

    You need to try and make sense of the pokemon anime timeline the newest season screwed everything up vut it shouldn't count because it's mainly just following the event of the entire anime plus sword and shield.

  • Lightspeedchaos

    You missed X and Y, sun and moon, and journys.

  • Salah Lee
    Salah Lee

    ''the world's most powerful pikachu''-myowth first it was crumby but matpat somehow mabe it look and sound better second this (14:52) my first time playing and watching pokemon my no# 1 rule was ''identify types by color'' mat pat is still right bout you dude...... or if that is if he's idk.. color blind or something like that

  • Mary Hoffman
    Mary Hoffman

    Matpat: I watched ALL the episodes! Me: I watched all the episodes 3 times

  • DarkRiverSaben

    Satoshi is 10 years old and most people expected him to be smart. He was still learning. Most people heap on Ash mostly on him not knowing type Disadvantages when battling. Ash know them but remember his ten years old so informations doesn't stick if you spend more time out of school or without information on hand. (Ash properly was the sleepy student in class who study hard but didn't fully understand unless put in practice). Rules change for each region. Plus it take him about 2-4 months to reach his first tournament. By then his real battle match (without beening interrupted by team rocket or getting his items st stolen or ruin) was about less than 30 battles. In a vacuum, Ash looks like a chump next to any competitive Pokémon trainer. After all, people like to compare his performance between the games and the anime. Which it's completely unfair comparison to. Ash in the the anime is more realistic. In the anime, Ash is limited by his experience, but in the game you can fight the the same pokemon over and over again and get use to it. By then you know everything about pokemon after about 151+ battles Kanto alone. In his first tournament, Ash battle experience was low with each of his pokemon. He didn't see all the pokemon in the region to understand them. Fully understand cause and effect of each types Advantages, move set ,and status effects you get from the video game. In the anime this was his first glares of competition. If he went with his strongest team (with battle experience and knowledge in tow) of Muk, one of his Taros (especially), Charizard (if it follow order), Pikachu, Kingler, or Mr.Mime he probably would have win Kanto alone. (BTW in Kanto he was limited to use 3 pokemon at a time per match). Now after about one year in anime logic and about 300+ battles Ash become the champion.

  • Muhd Yazid
    Muhd Yazid

    That make sense because pikachu sometime lose 😑😑😑

  • Jeremiah boll
    Jeremiah boll

    But what's Pikachu's level by the beginning of pokemon journey's

  • R4-P17

    Why does does? Maybe?

  • JAY Chii
    JAY Chii

    Am I the only one that can't hear the characters speaking at 11:25?

  • Noside Noside
    Noside Noside

    maybe snivy had a broken egg move? and also maybe the don-die-in-one-hit item in some of the games?

  • Anthony Gordon
    Anthony Gordon

    Now don't hate me for this, but is it possible that Pikachu gained levels while Ash was traveling with Brock the in-training pokemon breeder. Could one calculate the time spent with Brock as though it were time at the pokemon daycare and add that to the total?

  • Fire bolt
    Fire bolt

    Where did matpat watch these pokemon episodes

  • Paul Villegas
    Paul Villegas

    How to ruin this video . . . . . . . . . . . . Exp. Share 😐

  • Silas Eklund
    Silas Eklund

    Do you have a video adding up to pikachus level since sword and shield series?

  • PowWow Ken
    PowWow Ken

    My 10 year old self feels vindicated for always calling Ash a terrible excuse for a Pokemon trainer

  • Ol Po
    Ol Po

    Watch out now comes a shocker: Maybe just maaaybe levels dont exist in the anime. Never ever does someone mention something as a level in the anime. If it exists it would be a topic. Why should someone be forcing video game systems on an anime.

  • Tomon

    "Pikachu is just level 61, science says so." "Oh and here you go Meowth, you can be 70+ even though you almost never fight" :-D

  • lefant0m3

    Does Pikachu not benefit from any EXP share for just being in Ash's party?

  • WhiteGorilla

    so basically ash is a bad trainer

  • LilyLopears & FloatzelGanda
    LilyLopears & FloatzelGanda

    One detail everyone misses: Snivy isn't Level 5. It doesn't learn Leaf Tornado until Level 16.

  • amnesa

    We now know Pikachu threw the fight

  • aggleos papaioannou
    aggleos papaioannou

    matt patt i have a theory that will blow your mind!!!! pikachu is geovani's son and it ties to what the egg is!!! if you want to know more just say so mate!!

  • Mimikyu 2007
    Mimikyu 2007

    It’s obvious the movies aren’t cannon as ash doesn’t remember meeting the legendary Pokémon aka mewtwo in hornets which by the way is on Netflix so may you might wanna watch it

  • Vlad the Inhaler
    Vlad the Inhaler

    I hope you all have a bad day

  • Michael sosa
    Michael sosa

    6:49 no one gonna talk about the season numbering there huh?

  • Tim Luo
    Tim Luo

    Mixed feelings here... you guys easily shot down the theory another person had at 4:40 but at the same time you would calculate and assume pikachu could beat pokemon higher level than itself (because it was shown in the anime). There is a clear reason why everyone assumes that Pikachu is higher than lv 100, there is no way a under leveled pikachu would normally beat those pokemons legendary or elite trained. At the end of your video you estimated that Meowth would be lv 70 but if we were to use the same equation he definitely had way less battles than Pikachu.

  • Jazzy FirePepper
    Jazzy FirePepper

    7:45 bottom right of the spreadsheet Pikachu's level is 61.2. You gave it away halfway through the second video. Focused too much on details of Pikachu forgot about the biggest detail of all which was the giveaway.

  • Justin Depas
    Justin Depas

    Then what level is snivey

  • Eric Burns
    Eric Burns

    7:43 gave away the answer lol

  • konstantinos faitakis
    konstantinos faitakis

    I hate anime that video is crinch

  • ʇǝǝɟ sᴉɥ ɯoɹɟ ƃuᴉƃuɐɥ ʎnƃ ǝɯos
    ʇǝǝɟ sᴉɥ ɯoɹɟ ƃuᴉƃuɐɥ ʎnƃ ǝɯos

    ill give you a like for watching 600+ 20 minute episodes

  • Skyler Chau
    Skyler Chau

    Do you know why ash's Pikachu was leveled at 5 regions? It's because unlike you jimmy who ground the grass for hours, Ash walked straight through for bonds with new pokemon instead of taking an hour to use time into getting that much exp for LVL 100.

  • Skyler Chau
    Skyler Chau

    Next episode is for all regions

  • Rip Catman
    Rip Catman

    Wow Matpat as a girl hits different

  • Julian Ajax
    Julian Ajax

    Invisible focus sash?

  • thor de jaegher
    thor de jaegher

    Can I ask, where did you watch every episode of pokemon? I want to watch it as well but I have no idea where...

  • yo

    This is a completely different genre, but I'd love to hear your theory on what The Evil Within (Series) is about.

  • Backlog Rob
    Backlog Rob

    Low 60s at the start of Unova. But what about at the start of Galar?

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  • LEGOXMAN2006

    Wait did you check the pokémon CARDS tho?🤔🤔

  • zephrampoke wolf
    zephrampoke wolf

    hey @Matpat what if Pikachu came with some levels i mean why else would prof oak have a random pikachu if it wasnt very good this would explain why pikachu can beat the early pokemon (maybe im wrong your the master)

  • Jomarcenter-MJM

    10:13 isn't meowth have a combat handicapped due to his can talk to people. and I am surprise team rocket or anyone isn't overly curious of his talking skills. is infuriating me nobody start studying about how they can make pokemon learn human language. since there evidence its possible.

  • Tommy Neirinckx
    Tommy Neirinckx

    Couldn't you go with the theory that ashes Pikachu was at 5HP or something that they forget to go to a Pokémon center or something?

    • SaiDa best ship
      SaiDa best ship

      but there was'nt any battle before that,that makes no sense and if he would be a 5hp he would atleast be tired of something

  • XxQsDelowxX

    The Snivy some how had a focus sash with endeavor and quick attack.

  • Just A Dreemurr
    Just A Dreemurr

    Ash entire team has the hidden ability called "Plot armor". Exclusively only to Ash and some other pokemon like Snivy.

  • Gregory Haworth
    Gregory Haworth

    If you factor in that Pikachu was raised by Kangaskhan and not other Pika's, he would have been raised to be stronger then normal to keep up with the other baby Kangaskhan. Then we can assume he starts with a roughly 20 level increase. leaving the final total to be more around level 80+

  • PB punk
    PB punk

    I have respect for u. I can barely watch 2 episodes in Pokémon anime that’s not kalos

  • Maleik Eden
    Maleik Eden

    At 7:41 you can see that is says “level 61” in the background, he showed us the level a while ago, he should fix that

  • Ranveer Angrish
    Ranveer Angrish

    What about if Pikachu is that hi of level he will be a Riachu

  • Lillian Ferrell
    Lillian Ferrell

    why tf does mat look so good with fake eyeliner!? 0:16

  • Gavin Holder
    Gavin Holder

    i feel so bad. how could a fan base do this to someone

  • Kasaen

    Day 2 of asking for a 21 Pilots Film Theory episode

    • Kasaen

      @SaiDa best ship This is day 2, on one channel, (almost) every day I will ask for it on the top 8 videos of every channel

    • SaiDa best ship
      SaiDa best ship

      i don't think he will do it just because of 1 comment.

  • tikiman163

    Ash has literally thousands of Pokémon in his box, none of which were shown being defeated on screen. For this reason it's impossible to know Pikachu's actual level. Combine that with the weird mill power up in the first season and the best guess for Pikachu's equivalent level should put him just below that of a God.

  • Miejourney T
    Miejourney T

    Wrong, his final level is 255.

    • SaiDa best ship
      SaiDa best ship

      no it's not??

  • midnight kitty😎
    midnight kitty😎

    If you can make a theory about lost ember you probably can't but if you can i will sub

  • Patrick Mighty
    Patrick Mighty

    SO then, what level at best could Pikachu be where Snivy could best case 2 shot him with both attacks?

  • Michael Hill
    Michael Hill

    If it makes you feel any better that snivy was at least level 16 because leaf tornado. Hey maybe leveled beyond 16 with some evs from wild pokes.

  • noob

    Maybe Snivy is level 16 because of it knowing leaf tornado.

  • TheMooseFromTheRoom

    You actually gave away the ending @7:40, when you showed the excel sheet of your calculations. There it is shown what the estimated level os pikachu is

  • Tommy Mills
    Tommy Mills

    mime jr probably has an everstone

  • Lasse Kragelund
    Lasse Kragelund

    With all the "series not being able to agree" you can't make it in to a calculation. Around 30-40% of the numbers are something you think makes the most sense🤷🏼

  • Justin Müller
    Justin Müller

    He forgot the movies

    • SaiDa best ship
      SaiDa best ship

      he counted the movies i think

  • Sakura _747
    Sakura _747

    I know for a fact that Ash's Pikachu is both lvl. 1 and lvl. 100 at the same time. Being able to KO a Dragonite and a Latios for a Pikachu not even a freaking Raichu is freaking busted!

  • Fakky

    What if his Ev's are reset in every new story arc?

    • Fakky

      And maybe he's called the most powerful Pikachu because he has 31 IV's in all 6 stats.

  • Crimson Gaming ff
    Crimson Gaming ff

    pikachu is 100 level

  • Crimson Gaming ff
    Crimson Gaming ff

    U idiot pikachu couldn't perform electrical attacks because of zachrom

    • SaiDa best ship
      SaiDa best ship

      @Crimson Gaming ff he has iron tail,tackle and headattack

    • Crimson Gaming ff
      Crimson Gaming ff

      If pikachu couldn't perform electrical attacks how would he defeat another pokemon

    • SaiDa best ship
      SaiDa best ship


    • SaiDa best ship
      SaiDa best ship

      @Crimson Gaming ff but why would that affect something?

    • Crimson Gaming ff
      Crimson Gaming ff

      @SaiDa best ship but in the battle with trip ash said he lost because pikachu couldn't perform electrical attacks

  • slyder15

    Pikachu took a dive.

  • Francisco Garcia
    Francisco Garcia

    I'll say it, how strong is Charizard ? Time to rewatch it all over again, now earn my subscribe

  • Rita Sue
    Rita Sue

    What about Pokémon XY red ,XY blue and XYZ green there season 16,17,18 and the magnate with Team R

  • Mihir Singh
    Mihir Singh

    Man you blew it up when you showed the sheets in the beginning. It clearly said level 61.2 😂😂😂

  • Benson Mark
    Benson Mark

    07:36 is when you show Pikachu’s level

  • ChaosSorceror_Davidicus

    You know, I always assumed it was about level 60. Feels good to be surprisingly close to the truth.

  • Robert Maupin
    Robert Maupin

    What if Pikachu's has -6 to all stats and Snivy had +6 to all stats from stat buffing/debuffing moves.

  • Alexander Alford
    Alexander Alford

    I do think it’s implied that Ash trains and has battles off-screen in between battles. We don’t see EVERY moment of his journey on screen.

  • Daryl Wright
    Daryl Wright

    I certainly woulda had him in the 70s. dammit show

  • Kameron Vanderploeg
    Kameron Vanderploeg

    Perhaps Ash neglected to bring Pikachu to a Pokecenter prior to that battle with the Snivy and he was already super low health?🤔

  • Kasaen

    Day 1 of asking for a 21 Pilots Film Theory episode