Film Theory: Did Detective Pikachu Prove Pokemon's Greatest Fan Theory?


  1. Logan 24

    Logan 2454 minutes ago

    It’s 52% weaker and new is 152 in the pokedex

  2. maiLbox _xobLiam

    maiLbox _xobLiam4 hours ago

    We all know that this is wrong. Ditto is just Mewtwo's excrement. Duh.

  3. Russell Holland

    Russell Holland4 hours ago

    Or maybe Howard has a Machamp and a Cubone? And he's been training his Ditto that well?

  4. Dylan C

    Dylan C4 hours ago

    Wasn’t this ditto being failed copies of mew theory get confirmed a while ago? Even in things like pixelmon, the way of getting ditto is to fail cloning mew. That was in like 2015 ish I believe.

  5. Dylan C

    Dylan C4 hours ago

    First watchable video game film? Det Pika was a great film and what about Ready Player One? That was insane.

  6. Ryuzenn443

    Ryuzenn4434 hours ago

    Im pretty sure EVERYONE already accepted this "theory" as fact so Pat your back a bit less Matt.

  7. EnigmaOfTheEchidna

    EnigmaOfTheEchidna7 hours ago

    3:24 the screen tearing is unbelievable

  8. Meredith Animates!

    Meredith Animates!8 hours ago

    1:06 *Local 58 intensifies*

  9. Poppomatic64

    Poppomatic648 hours ago

    Way to reference Chris and Jeremy 😂😂

  10. Mees Smulders

    Mees Smulders8 hours ago

    When two dittos meet each other in a battle after yeers of not seeing each other Ditto 1: you got captured to? Ditto 2: yeah ditto

  11. DonoBarca :D

    DonoBarca :D9 hours ago

    Ditto five confirmation

  12. Jody Mitoma

    Jody Mitoma10 hours ago

    Well as a 31 year old, this was a lot of fun to watch. :) I haven't been in the loop.

  13. Iván Enns

    Iván Enns11 hours ago

    That intro is glorious Good job guys



    What if they just used dittos dna and mews dna to replicate and evolve a new mew...

  15. Josiah Kaminski

    Josiah Kaminski14 hours ago


  16. Jerome Alday

    Jerome Alday15 hours ago

    Lololololol this theory is already confirmed years ago.

  17. ZaneTNS _

    ZaneTNS _15 hours ago

    oh no i will have nightmares aaaa no why did you make a scary video on ahtahuhus something 58 oh no help a

  18. Legendary X

    Legendary X15 hours ago

    My question is... Where’s Ash? Did Ash finally die? Or......

  19. Blake Young

    Blake Young16 hours ago

    Its funny how new and mewtwo look different but one is supposed to be a clone of the other

  20. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow17 hours ago

    Come on, we all fucking know very well what Ditto's purpose is.

  21. Dana Mapalad

    Dana Mapalad18 hours ago

    Actually, I remember there was an instance of Blue (the girl one) fron pokemon adventures using her ditto as a mask to copy a person's face. So there is a canon moment where ditto transforms into something it doesn't see at that moment!

  22. Estonian Bastard

    Estonian Bastard20 hours ago

    detective decker!

  23. Mikanmeister

    Mikanmeister21 hour ago

    Good, now make Pokemon Rusty live action

  24. don't touch my YouTube account you brat

    don't touch my YouTube account you brat21 hour ago

    After that backstory scene in the near end of the movie, it all made sense. Why would ryan Reynolds play pikachu and the dad? Because he was the dad all along

  25. Person Who likes cats

    Person Who likes cats23 hours ago

    I’m good at being alone at night. - Tim Goodman,Detective pikachu

  26. Landon Beckman

    Landon BeckmanDay ago


  27. Ziizoe

    ZiizoeDay ago

    ugh, i hate it when people use pre 6th gen shiny pokemon in something of proof, they didn't pick the colors, they went one color pallet over and because they're both similar colors, they share very similar pallets, so they get switched to have similar pallets, which is the same reason there are so many blue pokemon that turn pink/purple, and why a bunch yellow/brown pokemon turn very slightly greenish and end up as disappointing shinies. it doesn't really damage the theory, but i just get annoyed whenever anyone uses it as proof or complains about a pre 5th gen shiny and says something like "why didn't they pick another color" as if they actually went through the trouble of picking 251 alternate pallets they thought most people would never see for gold and silver, much less going and programming in individual pallets instead of just probably (don't know for sure if this is how it actually technically works) just having it go "if X pokemon is shiny, pallet is +1" or something along those lines

  28. Tensa Zangetsu

    Tensa ZangetsuDay ago

    Didn't that Ditto transform into a cannon in that episode to shoot down the Meowth Balloon? I don't remember if there was a cannon nearby, but all she said was"Ditto...Transform!" and it turned into a cannon. If it's memory is so bad, why did the cannon work properly?

  29. Cosmic Dragneel

    Cosmic DragneelDay ago

    And then gen 5 and 6. In ggen 5 we had a movie with mega mewtwo y wich was added in gen6

  30. Chilling With Charlie Lynch

    Chilling With Charlie LynchDay ago

    Welcome To Film... ah game.. I really don’t know any more. So welcome to... Game Film theory. GIVE ME 10 likes please 👇 thy

  31. im fine

    im fineDay ago

    I remember a scene from the anime where Jesse and James shows a picture of Dragonite in a book, to a ditto, but instead of what they wanted, the Ditto transformed into the book

  32. TacocatX

    TacocatXDay ago

    I’m sorry to say, but Howard’s ditto is special due to his experiments on it. I still think the failed mew clones theory holds up well though

  33. Jengordyn Foreskin

    Jengordyn ForeskinDay ago

    Dittwo lol

  34. Bayley Collins

    Bayley CollinsDay ago

    Ditto's in sun and moon can transform into humans there called the ditto 5.

  35. Mrplayers 321

    Mrplayers 321Day ago

    Ditto: turns into mew two

  36. Dawnphyre

    DawnphyreDay ago

    during that subscription plug, that moment you realize 0.1% of Earths population is subscribed to your channel, that's pretty big really, considdering thats EVERYONE ON EARTH, and there's a good chunk of the world that doesn't even have internet... I mean a bad chunk.... I mean it would be bad to be in that chunk.... you get my point... we should help them

  37. Neon

    NeonDay ago

    Rule, britannia Britannia rules the waves

  38. Rashonna Norville

    Rashonna NorvilleDay ago

    Every body: Guyana. Nobody: MatPat: Guiiana.

  39. tchgs11 zdok

    tchgs11 zdokDay ago

    0:28 *should have done the surprised Pikachu meme* Perfect opportunity missed

  40. Christina Parris

    Christina ParrisDay ago

    Um... In the comics Green used her ditto as a mask

  41. Payton S.

    Payton S.Day ago

    I’ve always thought of ditto as “just there. After this video I think of ditto as a failure. So basically being just there. Make sense?🤧

  42. Matthew Hunt

    Matthew HuntDay ago

    that was not the first watchable video game movie what about rampage?

  43. Ivy Mitsuno [Ivychandessu]

    Ivy Mitsuno [Ivychandessu]Day ago

    Sorry to say this fan boys/girls....still does not convince me, gimme a good reason besides "mewtwo and good graphics"

  44. Sloppy Pancakes

    Sloppy PancakesDay ago

    Can you do a Film Theory on the movie 9

  45. carson cordova

    carson cordovaDay ago

    Its true that Ditto can transform into any kind of Pokémon. But the problem is Ditto can be easily detected by just looking at the face even though it transformed into a different appearance. So most fans can be asking. Why Ditto can't change his face?

  46. Brian Whelton

    Brian WheltonDay ago

    Is it weird that I kinda just assumed everyone knew this? 😂

  47. Aidan Or

    Aidan OrDay ago

    Howard's ditto does get a few things wrong, the woman has a pink hand and the eyes are all wrong.

  48. Alexander Harp

    Alexander HarpDay ago


  49. Saleen Sundria

    Saleen SundriaDay ago

    But, like.... there were pokemon movies before Detective Pikachu... Although, I suppose those are more rooted in the anime than anything else. Also, edit: Before Arceus was introduced, the entirety of Pokemon pushes that Mew created all pokemon, which was why they wanted to clone Mew in the first place. It was always a power struggle. That failed. at least three times now.

  50. Franklin Bonnefoy

    Franklin BonnefoyDay ago

    The movie said it was a genetically enhanced ditto. Also the pokedex entry you just used said that Ditto can transform from memory, just that it would get details wrong. You kinda contradicted yourself for a theory that would've been answered had you done more research such as later dex entries and Pokemon books confirm Ditto is a failed clone. Also that the movie explicitly stated that Ditto was genetically enhanced. Sadly this didn't feel like much of a theory. Just a poorly researched statement

  51. Lanz Dimaapi

    Lanz DimaapiDay ago

    10:18 Clip:Used a ditto into a ditto 10,000 years later:still using the coph move Furure longlonglonglonglonglonglong past ago:The legend says that they are still fighting.

  52. Jêññý Aņïmåťĕš

    Jêññý AņïmåťĕšDay ago

    I thought this was canon before??

  53. pinkGlitter boi

    pinkGlitter boiDay ago

    I watched the movie WHAT ARE YOUR QUESTIONS

  54. Iamsandman 43

    Iamsandman 43Day ago

    At the end of that episode where they met ditto he transformed into a cannon tho

  55. Lizardmaster55102 Momo

    Lizardmaster55102 MomoDay ago

    As a Pokémon nerd I knew this stuff years ago. I hate to say this but this isn’t really news, we’ve known that ditto was a failed clone of mew for years now.

  56. Wave Master

    Wave MasterDay ago

    I guess Matt Patt doesn't realize that the mew and ditto connection is fact and not a theory, also yeah ditto's can transform into anything at will. They tend to change into enemy pokemon if they fight, but they can transform into ANYTHING at all whenever they want to. Even weapons if you follow the anime in the ditto episode. Also note Ditto's make perfect copies in thier transformations, only the anime ditto from that episode couldn't make a perfect transformation. Something people keep forgetting and like in the movie they even use it have ditto eyes instead of the human eyes. Which is just inaccurate, and one of the only complaints I have with the movie. So to review If you accept everything put out as fact about ditto's they can become anything they ever want to be and that includes somehow transforming into cannons if they want and firing weapons. It is actual fact stated in the lore of pokemon that Arceus "Arceus is thought to have created the Sinnoh region and possibly the entire Pokémon world, the lake guardians Uxie, Azelf, and Mesprit; and the creation trio Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. Because of this, Arceus is thought to be one of the most long-lived of all Pokémon species. It has the power to recreate the creation trio as well, presumably to guard the dimensions when a Trainer has caught one of them. According to the anime, its power can also bring back things that it once destroyed, make certain things vanish into thin air, or to halt time." as stated by the pokedex entries, Arceus also created mew with the genetics of every pokemon to ever be made anjd it's job so to create life. So every pokemon we see in the pokemon universe is almost entire created by mew procreations. With the exceptions of certians ones like Palkia, Dialga and Giratina. Those are over seen by Arceus our pokemon god. Also remember that humans in the pokemon world are also considered the same as other pokemon. They had married pokemon, and even died and became pokemon, in death or reincarnation or straight up turn into one while sleeping if they have increadibly high iq's. So Arceus is god of all beings in the pokemon universe. Cannon fact, Mew is just a pokemon tasked with a job, like how some pokemon are stated to have pushed the continents' tectonic plates around, or oversee all of space or time etc... And Ditto carries those same super genetics even as failed clones.

  57. ScarfFox and Friends

    ScarfFox and FriendsDay ago

    So the ditto in detective pikachu is actually dittwo

  58. oh yeah yeah

    oh yeah yeahDay ago

    just came from local 58, hope thisll fix me 😅

  59. sub 2 laddi

    sub 2 laddiDay ago

    Me too lol

  60. Zushi Navalta

    Zushi NavaltaDay ago

    Matpat: toy story bad *ditto is the remnant of repeated genetic experiment* Matpat: pokemon good

  61. Lifefighter _YT

    Lifefighter _YTDay ago

    You:Ditto PunkExMachinima:Mew Goo Me (A true genius):A piece of living solid liquid containing DNA of every recorded monsters with extraordinary powerful self defense abilities which are used for enslavement.

  62. Maya Luna Gijon

    Maya Luna GijonDay ago life has been solved

  63. Billy C TV

    Billy C TVDay ago

    Mr. Mime still probably... Banging Ash's Mom

  64. _ CJEMM5D _

    _ CJEMM5D _2 days ago

    I have a book about Pokemon and it says that ditto is a failed clone of mewtwo

  65. _ CJEMM5D _

    _ CJEMM5D _2 days ago


  66. tails doll chao Heartless Roxas

    tails doll chao Heartless Roxas2 days ago

    Tim's father was inside of pikachu the Whole time and Mute to Erased Pikachu memory

  67. Puzzle Frog16

    Puzzle Frog162 days ago

    Wait if ditto came before Mewtwo ,would that then make ditto Mewtwo and then make Mewtwo mewthree

  68. Solex Gruthor

    Solex Gruthor2 days ago

    I have you a theory, Matpat! I literally just started watching the movie and I'm only a few minutes in. When Tim walks into his dad's apartment "Angels with Dirty Souls" is playing on the TV. They don't show that it's Home Alone, and Tim comments that his dad is still watching those "old detective" movies. That particular movie franchise only exists in the Home Alone universe. Do Detective Pikachu and Home Alone share the same universe?

  69. Wayne Lee

    Wayne Lee2 days ago

    Did you call it the... ...OVERWORLD???!!?

  70. night hunter

    night hunter2 days ago

    I beat the elite four with dittos only

  71. Natsu Fullbuster

    Natsu Fullbuster2 days ago

    But Arceus and Victini (and some other pokemon) also has equal base stats like Mew (just higher/lower or the same). So are they connected?

  72. Benji M

    Benji M2 days ago

    That was the cosmononaut variety hour who said the movie was watchable in case you guys didn’t know

  73. Robert Bernard

    Robert Bernard2 days ago

    Mew = you Mewtwo = you, too Ditto = me too

  74. Matthew Gooding

    Matthew Gooding2 days ago

    Ditto transforms into a goddamn cannon in the anime.

  75. Hamual The Great

    Hamual The Great2 days ago

    I thought this was proofed already

  76. Harmless Panda

    Harmless Panda2 days ago

    PLEASE!! Do a game of thrones theory about Bran being the real villian of the show. That he saw how things would end and did nothing to stop it because he was evil, and let it all happen to begin with. So he would get the crown.

  77. Lisa Zeiler

    Lisa Zeiler2 days ago

    You forgot the cursed Pokemon game Pokemon Black.......

  78. Jaxson Woodyard

    Jaxson Woodyard2 days ago

    2:18 actually it’s 151

  79. Creation Animations

    Creation Animations2 days ago

    In the pokedex entries it says that if it does it by memory it gets details wrong so what if since humans have better memory it was really a human inside a ditto since they do have the ability to do it. AND ALTHOUGH you might say it doesn’t have a headband thing they might have only needed the headband for mewtwo since it is such a powerful physic type.

  80. chicken thing

    chicken thing2 days ago


  81. Andre Kröger

    Andre Kröger2 days ago

    I think this Ditto bends the existing rules to fit into the story. The copies aren't flawless. Look at the faces. They're a mess.

  82. Alucard Fahrenheit Tepes

    Alucard Fahrenheit Tepes2 days ago

    10:33 the sound glitches out Jk

  83. Alucard Fahrenheit Tepes

    Alucard Fahrenheit Tepes2 days ago

    82k likes 2.8k dislikes 2882 Why

  84. michael james

    michael james2 days ago

    Mewtwo should come back to pokemon make a new movie

  85. Gacha Sweetie

    Gacha Sweetie2 days ago

    MatPat I watched the movie with my friend that same day you did, I am happiness

  86. justin Singh

    justin Singh2 days ago

    Before every other pokemon there was all new and most of the mew changed to their environment

  87. Chris Cary

    Chris Cary2 days ago

    2:20 one hundred and fifty ONE, you're even showing mew... Number 151

  88. WerewolfB312

    WerewolfB3122 days ago

    I thought the ditto was just a pink/purple T-1000

  89. linkzellda

    linkzellda2 days ago

    Here is a theory for you... How strong is Ash, I mean we seem him lifting Pokemon that are heavy.

  90. MysticShadow

    MysticShadowDay ago


  91. Tammi Tennant Sanders

    Tammi Tennant Sanders2 days ago

    You never know that obout mew and mew two

  92. Prof. Gary

    Prof. Gary2 days ago

    Ditto was an evil lil b in the movie

  93. GameStellar

    GameStellar2 days ago

    Me 5 minutes trough the video: “Just come to the fucking point”

  94. rana mukaled

    rana mukaled2 days ago

    I just realized that mewtwo’s power might be the reason that meowth can talk

  95. Amazing Wolf

    Amazing Wolf2 days ago

    "It must be some kind of super ditto" Or, y'know, it could just be looking down at the crowd and seeing those pokemon and copying them

  96. Mr.Memes

    Mr.Memes2 days ago

    what if you evolve dido

  97. Hamster Main Here :3

    Hamster Main Here :32 days ago

    But what if that super ditto was mew transform? Cause new can transform, and possibly without having to see em

  98. Zachariah Bolivar

    Zachariah Bolivar2 days ago

    Background music sounds like some Naruto happy background music

  99. Bird Guy9327

    Bird Guy93272 days ago

    In one of the Pokédex books it explicitly says ditto was a failed clone of mew

  100. Vixsul

    Vixsul9 hours ago

    I thought this was already confirmed when was this a theory???

  101. The 5th Horseman Of The Apocalypse

    The 5th Horseman Of The Apocalypse19 hours ago

    @Joystick Gaming 10:33 3:53

  102. Joystick Gaming

    Joystick GamingDay ago

    Ya can't trust the pokedex

  103. Ash K

    Ash KDay ago

    What Pokédex book?

  104. Galaxypuppy

    GalaxypuppyDay ago

    Bird Guy9327 you just broke soooooo many theriost

  105. pikachumaster87

    pikachumaster872 days ago

    Guys just quick spoiler alert I'ma tell u rn what this mistery is all about. Detective Pikachu IS Harry. Gasically when Harry and his pokemon, PIKACHU crashed, Mewtwo took the soul of Harry and put it into the living Pikachu, leaving him with Amnesia. Because Mewtwo took away all of the memories of Harry/detective Pikachu.

  106. bekah saxon

    bekah saxon2 days ago

    by this logic arent greninja and turtle guy who's name I don't know also mew clones?

  107. Lazy Assassin

    Lazy Assassin2 days ago

    Not necessarily clones, Though altered by mew dna i think.

  108. Celeste

    Celeste2 days ago

    Just wanna day my bro watched DP and I guessed The Plot Twist 😂

  109. Anna-Marie Schelling

    Anna-Marie SchellingDay ago

    I thought the plot twist was pretty ovious