Game Theory: Your Shiny Pokemon is DOOMED to Die!

Objavljeno 27. feb. 2021
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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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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Tyler Mascola and Pedro Freitas
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  • Purple mudkip won't die cause 999 In all stats

  • Its funny bc the song

  • 9:44 Gynecologists

  • Finally a good reason to punch matpat in the face Yes that is a gravity falls reference

  • What is the 4th theory channel it should be a film theory

  • Intro: matpat flexing. Me: yeah yeah we all know he hacked them in, wouldn't be surprised if there are some bad eggs in his PC.

  • Imagine if inbreed was a thing the Pokémon games....

  • “My Pokémon’s are shiny a red pikachu a yellow piloswine” *hmmmmmmmmmmm*

  • Go Pikachu

  • Pikachu

  • the intro was so good :)

  • And also, think about the Pokémon timeline! In Pokémon go, canonically the first game in the series, only some have shinies, and they have a 1 in 500 chance. By gen 2 though, mutations have modified the shinyless ones to 1/8192, and the 1 in 500 value cut them down to 8192 as well. By the later gens where they are more around 1 in 4096, this is likely the result of rebreeding and attempting to get back to the 1 in 500 rate of years past!

  • i have a schoolmate nick named "the blue baby" because he has methemoglobinemia

  • Shinies are real?! Time to devote the rest of my life to hunting down a blue lobster 😂

  • Lol thadudete

  • Yeah just like every other living being?

  • i won't let this ruin my fun animal game


  • What flexes sing lol

  • I remember the badgers video whaching this because of the badger part

  • 9:12 Hey look shiny human throw the ball

  • So is the shiny increase different languages or you need to buy a new pokemon game in a Japanese or whatever

  • oh so THAT's where yondu came from

  • I think i had "shiny flys" in my trash can outside

  • How. About a shiny level100 guzzlord? i do

  • A Moana reference, rlly

  • 9:15 we found the people in the im blue song Edit: 10:22 DAMN HE TOOK MY JOKE

  • VARIANT!?!!

  • I have actually seen a blue lobster in real life in the ocean just swimming around

  • (3:08) Why that exists in Minecraft people. I knew this was coming when I saw the Giant Panda.

  • So I'm more likely to find shiny pokemon in Alabama??? I GO TO ALABAMA

  • HA HA HA

  • I have an albino finch and hamster

  • The video started and I thought this was a Schaffrillas video lmao

  • I saw a green dog

  • intro was golden.

  • Now when your mom tells that you are her shiny treasure...


  • So Krishna ( a Hindu god with blue skin from birth ) had Methemoglobinemia Cool.....?

  • Why do i learn more about biology in a video about pokemon than in school? Riot pls

  • that into was amazing lol

  • You see matpat, My Shiny Bellossom has Giga Drain, so she'll be fine

  • I caught a shiny 100% perfect IV Absol, that was hanging around the Novo Cemetery in East London in Pokémon Go this morning. Now I’m sad that the reason my Absol is so strong is that it had to fight to survive, for so long because of it’s different coloration.

  • Tesco shout out

  • Don't say my shiney gear dose is gonna r. I. P

  • Brb going to go throw pokeballs at albino people

  • Please put a TW for cringe next time you do an intro like that, thanks

  • My first Shiny catch was in Pokémon emerald i was leveling up and then a Violet Wurple appeared and i NEVER seen a Wurple whit that color and when i realized it was SHINY... I JUST PAUSED THE GAME AND THEN PROCEED TO TELL IT TO MY SIS AND THEN I CATCH IT

  • I find it weird that some of the older shinies look almost the exact same as the original sprite

  • I love my shiny ninjask more than life itself

  • Ded like me

  • No, YOUR shiny pokémon is doomed to die!

  • Pet rabbits are the ultimate real life shiny Pokémon. Their different color furs while cute would be a death sentence in the wild. But they are adorable and thrive as pets. Looking at you mini pops and dwarf bunnies

  • Not to go dark but we are all doomed to die 😅

  • Good one!

  • 10:27 AHHHHHHHH MARKIPLIER I like him 💙

  • Shiny Pokemon aren't mutated clearly a 8,192 sided dice is rolled inside a Pokemon egg and if it hits the correct number than you get a shiny.

  • I love the intro

  • There's a brown panda in Minecraft

  • every color in game theory logo represents each channel green is game theory and gtlive red is film theory and yellow is food theory i think

  • I ALMOST CAUGHT A SHINY DRAGONITE ONCE BUT THEN MY POKEMON LANDED A CRITICAL HIT AND I DIED INSIDE. Then another time I DID catch a shiny pokemon but my 3ds died on me, tho I can't remember what shiny it was. Either way the game hates me and no one can change my mind.

  • I was born and raised in Kentucky and I have never heard anything about these blue people you speak of.

  • Ah, that's why the GTS has been flooded with Dittos

  • 10:30 watching this in June during record breaking 50 degree celsius canadian weather... I'll take some brutal winter plzkthx

  • 3:39 doge

  • That intro was a banger

  • Just like there are shiny humans...

  • Put in your video about how eevee is the key to Evolution didn't you say that the Pokemon were usually friendly and didn't really attack each other hence why so rare to find a evolved version of any Pokemon

  • Once i had no pokeballs so i was gonno go to get more but i was already motley through the place but then I saw a shiney ratatata thats my 1st shiney fail and i wasnt even hunting and if u want to know it was on gold

  • Aw man my 4th grade teacher had a blue lobster that died at the end of school and now knowing the chance rate I feel bad.

  • Is chem in 6:03 !

  • The end is literally ruining child hood

  • me with vitiligo: I'm a SHINY!!

  • His pokemon are shiny but their dying

  • I like how the fire is off because it’s dead and in Pokémon it said the fair on its tail represents its life

  • My friend: HEY ITS A SHINY me proceeds to kill it

  • I love that sub text on the logo “Ruining your childhood since 2011”

  • gingers= shiny humans

  • I have a shiny Growlithe in pokemon quest I'll miss him

  • What about unwon it doesn't have fur

  • Real life mystique

  • Cool song 0:00

  • big surprise, your shiny life and everybody you will and has meet will also die

  • *I never knew I needed a Tamatoa MatPat until now*

  • The ball python isn't true, the one that look like that are bred to look like that

  • Wait so I own a Korean version of Sh but still use America as the IRL location. Does that still count as Korean region

  • Doubt that Pokemon has the same thing aplied

  • My shiny Metagross will not simply die

  • 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

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

  • I love the first part of the vid

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

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

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

  • You aren't a good singer.

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Matpat:Shinies are real Me:gotta catch them all