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


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  • YoloMasterGamerTag
    YoloMasterGamerTag  1 hours back

    That’s an old fact though... that ditto was a fail experiment of new when they were trying to make mewtwo

    • Elesa Brooks
      Elesa Brooks  14 hours back

      The big thing about Mewtwo that you forgot to mention that is the actual reason Mewtwo was the succesful clone if Mew.... Because it's mixed with human DNA, which would further add into Ditto being able to transform into humans which we've never seen before if it was genetically modified with Mewtwos DNA.

      • Jay Comic
        Jay Comic  14 hours back

        I honestly thought this was gonna be on ash’s dad

        • CMP Creepers
          CMP Creepers  15 hours back

          Did mr.mime die to mime fire or what???

          • AG Simpson
            AG Simpson  21 hours back

            This was made on my birthday lol

            • eeveeongirl
              eeveeongirl  1 days back

              Still love that in the movie that even the advanced ditto isnt perfect, like it can't make a human face (eyes specifically) which is just fantastic. Even the human mind is incapable of imagining a new human face and ends up using faces of people we have seen when we task it to do so. So the fact that ditto also cannot accomplish this was a wonderful idea. Also my friend and I were floored when they pulled the ditto card, we had completely forgot about the ditto and how it could change into humans even though they show it in the background, truly detective pikachu was great and I can't wait to buy it.

              • blflotilla
                blflotilla  1 days back

                Guess what dittos and smash his new name is Kirby Kirby and Ditto can both transform just by looking at someone just that Kirby can suck up them and Jane the power Ditto just looks at him their powers are inseparable so I think that Kirby might have just been a different person of ditto think of it this way you did say that in some games ditto with pink right well maybe that was just Kirby because Kirby's also pink and Kirby can also transform into people maybe out of nowhere he has all the Pokemon and he can just transform when he sees his enemies because he has all the Pokemon in his mouth Make that a theory thank you for doing that for you and good night

                • Samuel Harrison
                  Samuel Harrison  1 days back

                  Oh my god ditto has gone super ditto!

                  • Willem654
                    Willem654  1 days back

                    putting ditto in daycare in the games makes egg with all the pokémon that can make eggs.

                    • The_genisis895
                      The_genisis895  1 days back

                      Or the ditto saw mewtwo and, because mewtwo can transform into creatures from memory, ditto could too.

                      • Annie L
                        Annie L  2 days back

                        Umm nice trick ditto is beside lab mewtwo is in a area that is just like it in u moon and ditto are in the meadow in x and y in front of the cave and my theory is they tried to make mewthree and filaed

                        • naz five
                          naz five  2 days back

                          What I count canon is Kanto-unova

                          • Meghan Croll
                            Meghan Croll  2 days back

                            Ditto actually was a failed as it said in one of the Pokémon game

                            • Meghan Croll
                              Meghan Croll  2 days back

                              More funny

                              • HisShadow
                                HisShadow  2 days back

                                Honestly having a Ditto that can transform into any Pokemon at will would be far more powerful than Mewtwo. Mewtwo is a physic type always. Ditto can become a dark type and wipe the floor with him. Howard's Ditto is the best Pokemon in the world of Pokemon.

                                • deathgun 2934
                                  deathgun 2934  2 days back

                                  My theory is that dido is holding trading cards of every he’s ever seen like why did he turn into charzard and not rayquaza or Kyogre because he’s never met any other flying Pokémon he’s only seen charzard

                                  • LucasDB39
                                    LucasDB39  2 days back

                                    Honesty I think everyone accepted the theory anyway originally

                                    • MarctheLightSpark Elliott

                                      *People* : Detective Pikachu is the best video game movie!

                                      *Assassin's Creed Movie* : am I a joke to you?!

                                      • Diego Carvajal
                                        Diego Carvajal  2 days back

                                        There was a pokemon episode were team rocket steal a ditto and it was capable to transform in to any picture it saw

                                        • The Hidden Ninja
                                          The Hidden Ninja  2 days back

                                          A comment here says it just transformed into a book..

                                      • Scooby2010Nat
                                        Scooby2010Nat  3 days back

                                        Wait did dobbs do his theory a few years ago

                                        • MR. Foop
                                          MR. Foop  3 days back

                                          Sorry to rain on your parade, but they said in the movie that they experimented on pokemon, and ditto was one of them

                                          • Oscar Charles
                                            Oscar Charles  3 days back

                                            Skip to 12:30, just made the whole video pointless.

                                            • 26Zachary Sosin
                                              26Zachary Sosin  3 days back


                                              • Skye Lowell
                                                Skye Lowell  3 days back

                                                as much as i like this video, i think it’s irresponsible not to mention that Junichi Masuda (the art director of the original Pokémon games) outright denied the theory that Ditto is a failed Mew clone, and that the greater context for the Stern quote about Ditto being “one of my father’s experiments” is that there were other genetic experiments that had nothing to do with Mewtwo- the giant Torterras, for example.

                                                • ZipplyZane
                                                  ZipplyZane  2 days back

                                                  I would not expect the art director to be an authority on lore.

                                              • Jaymz Cross
                                                Jaymz Cross  3 days back

                                                In the one of the many Poké dexes it says that Ditto was a failed clone of Mew.

                                                (But wait didn't Matpat say don't trust the Poké dex?)

                                                • Scott Powers
                                                  Scott Powers  4 days back

                                                  I wouldn't call this a video game adaptation movie as pikachu is not primarily a video game character, as pikachu and pokemon is more known through it's tv show and movies, nor does this movie involve the events of any particular movie. it's not even cannon in any way. the events of this movie are in no way related to anything in the pokemon lore or universe, and pikachu doesn't talk in the games, tv series, or movies, nor is he ever a detective in said media. pikachu isn't even a main character in any of the pokemon video games. he's just a pokemon you might run into and catch.

                                                  • Elizabeth Evans
                                                    Elizabeth Evans  5 days back

                                                    YAS i got the joke XD

                                                    • SWasp
                                                      SWasp  5 days back

                                                      Maby, * just* Maby, all dittos are miew ore miew2 shit

                                                      • Emily Valcourt
                                                        Emily Valcourt  6 days back

                                                        I don’t know the Mario movie was a good time

                                                        • Cormac Michael
                                                          Cormac Michael  6 days back

                                                          Could the advanced Ditto be called a... Dittwo?

                                                          • Kyrem006急冷零度零度陸

                                                            2:50 is that a jojo reference

                                                            • Infinite Octopaw
                                                              Infinite Octopaw  6 days back

                                                              The intro last too long, the rest is a theory recap of something that isn’t yours and only a few seconds of confirming something on Twitter. This was a waist of time.

                                                              • VikingBush Gaming
                                                                VikingBush Gaming  7 days back

                                                                Ok matpat listen not to make your work feel like it was a waste but it was kinda already widely known by hardcore pokemon fans that ditto is a failed Mewtwo, like it's in the game lore and sometimes when trying to clone a mew into a Mewtwo you actually get a ditto

                                                                • Steven Feige
                                                                  Steven Feige  7 days back

                                                                  Am i the only one who is hoping for a live-action version based off of Pokemon Emerald? With May or Brendan? I think that'd be dope and they could set up a cinematic universe from it. They could title the movie "Hoenn" or "Emerald".

                                                                  • Winterealicsplayz
                                                                    Winterealicsplayz  1 weeks back

                                                                    Why cant the ditto in detective pikachu turn into a mewtwo as its like super

                                                                    • Phoenix Fury
                                                                      Phoenix Fury  1 weeks back

                                                                      I thought this was a fact

                                                                      • Daniel Adami
                                                                        Daniel Adami  1 weeks back

                                                                        This theory was solved a long time ago though MatPat!

                                                                        • 3pic boss
                                                                          3pic boss  1 weeks back

                                                                          Mutu and ditto a crossover hm note to self Pokemon a game game theory crosses over film theory

                                                                          • Flux
                                                                            Flux  1 weeks back

                                                                            Why does the gas effect ever other Pokémon but the main pikachu maybe something deeper

                                                                            • Shoe Shack
                                                                              Shoe Shack  1 weeks back

                                                                              Hey, so like, super ditto. In the Pokemon ranger game (the one with ukulele pichu ans summoning signs, I can't recall its name) One of the main boss persons has a ditto. It can change at will into Pokemon without them being present. Just interested in thoughts if anyone's seen it.

                                                                              • Ryan Morgan Christison
                                                                                Ryan Morgan Christison  1 weeks back


                                                                                Detective Pikachu is Ash’s Pikachu which is actually a Ditto unaware it’s a Ditto...

                                                                                • Ryan Morgan Christison
                                                                                  Ryan Morgan Christison  6 days back

                                                                                  @AyeItzMJ =O

                                                                                • AyeItzMJ
                                                                                  AyeItzMJ  6 days back

                                                                                  @Ryan Morgan Christison ditto took the form of the antagonist's son and his female assistant.

                                                                                • Ryan Morgan Christison
                                                                                  Ryan Morgan Christison  6 days back

                                                                                  @AyeItzMJ... who was a ditto?

                                                                                • AyeItzMJ
                                                                                  AyeItzMJ  6 days back

                                                                                  @Ryan Morgan Christison your theory doesn't work cuz detective Pikachu is revealed to be the protagonist's father with memory loss.

                                                                                • Ryan Morgan Christison
                                                                                  Ryan Morgan Christison  6 days back

                                                                                  AyeItzMJ lol of course not

                                                                              • Amethyst_Wolf
                                                                                Amethyst_Wolf  1 weeks back

                                                                                I think that specific ditto was actually a clone of mew two; as a clone of a clone it would explain the extra instability shown when it was defeated

                                                                                • Marco O.
                                                                                  Marco O.  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Did anyone else get irked by the fact that only one Ditto in the anime had a derpy face when it transformed and the guy the boss man in Detective Pikachu managed to take it from the little girl and employ it?

                                                                                  • Megan Carpenter
                                                                                    Megan Carpenter  1 weeks back

                                                                                    world of war craft movie

                                                                                    • Kumohoshi
                                                                                      Kumohoshi  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Wasn't there an anime episode where Ditto transforms into a cannon and shoots down Team Rocket's balloon, or did my memory make that up?

                                                                                      • Gamer Phoenix
                                                                                        Gamer Phoenix  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Hasn’t everybody known this for almost 20 years?

                                                                                        • Philip Bonev
                                                                                          Philip Bonev  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Stop saying first watchable or something game movie:
                                                                                          Tomb Raider 2018 was ok
                                                                                          Rampage was ok
                                                                                          Resident Evil was good
                                                                                          Warcraft had some problems, but the movie was good.
                                                                                          BTW I liked Detective Pikachu :)

                                                                                          • Fiona Redfern
                                                                                            Fiona Redfern  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Perfect intro is PERFECT.
                                                                                            If Pokemon: Detective pikachu ISN'T coming out on DVD... *then let there be total CHAOS!!!!*