Game Theory: Mario Odyssey's Big LIE.. Power Moons have NO POWER!

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  • Published: 16 February 2019
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    In Super Mario Odyssey, Mario and Cappy collect Power Moons to fuel up their airship. Power Moons are new for Mario Odyssey and they're the only real source of power we see in any of the worlds we travel to, so I had to ask... are these Power Moons actually that strong? I've decided to figure out just how powerful they actually are. Is this the biggest lie in all of Mario canon? Well I'm about to tell you!

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Comments • 9 141

  • Ironic Dutch Moonshade

    I'm getting flashbacks (pun intended) to CW's The Flash, where in the first season they call something with 6.7 tera electronvolt of energy "unstoppable" even though 6.7 tera electronvolt equals 0.00000107 Joules.

    • Danny Pace
      Danny Pace  6 days back

      is it just me, or do you guys and gals check to see if youre subscribed every time he says to?

      • Aaron Bowman
        Aaron Bowman  6 days back

        Im 96% are Miyamoto is a fan of MatPat and is just adding these things so he can make more videos

        • .julie Juliewwewewrdstkdstret

          oh easy 1:07 it happens when you are one of those people who like to get every achevement

          • Nick I guess _
            Nick I guess _  1 weeks back

            How much do you think an average high schooler smokes?

            High schoolers: maybe a few hits a day


            Anybody over 40: 9:13

            • Avatar Raptor
              Avatar Raptor  1 weeks back

              what if mario and luigi were part of a "Super solider" program by professor e-gad?
              This happened when mario and luigi were babies, but the process is different than captain america's ... obviously
              So the reason why is so that princess peach can get bodyguards just in case if something happened to her, but toadsworth paid e-gad to do it, and bowser is just jealous cause he wasnt chosen to be part of the program... now for wario and waluigi? they were given the "super solider serum" but it was the imperfect version, the perfected version was given to mario and luigi and could be why wario and waluigi hates the mario bros so much, cause they were succesful and the wario bros werent, now i know what you're wondering, why is just mario and luigi? well they were the best candidates, also the reason why professor e-gad never made anymore cause he probably forgot to write the recipe down

            • LegendsNeverDIE 7432
              LegendsNeverDIE 7432  2 weeks back

              If the power moons are weak on earth and they need a nuclear fusion then how can the normal star powers mario in the other games and now that i say that how much power is in the normal star power

              • MasterChief4817
                MasterChief4817  2 weeks back

                This video is unwatchable, I get an ad when I load it watch the ad then get another in 5 seconds that once done just shows a black screen and says, Ad will end in -(amount of time that has gone by since ad end)

                • elisa palmer
                  elisa palmer  2 weeks back

                  For

                  • tendyplayz
                    tendyplayz  2 weeks back

                    trader

                    • Zormeister616
                      Zormeister616  2 weeks back

                      moom

                      - Failboat

                      • ItzMeDB
                        ItzMeDB  2 weeks back

                        can you please be my teacher in every class from now on? i mean, im watching a video about a a small item used as a goal point in a video game and what i learned was vaguely how electricity is measured and, even more important, a general idea of how scientists manage to freaking figure out what far away stars are made of. i could probably have passed math class two years ago with you as teacher xD




                        wow you made it to here? well thats awsome, now if matpat managed to somehow get to here, can you measure the power of powerstars? (from both 64 AND the galaxy games?)

                        • Dalton Bade
                          Dalton Bade  2 weeks back

                          The moons must be the price of a passport. That must be it, Eh?

                          • Troy Van
                            Troy Van  2 weeks back

                            8:31 1.7 megawatts per year.
                            1.7. Megawatts. *PER YEAR.*
                            *Eye twitching in physics*

                            • Zach E
                              Zach E  2 weeks back

                              #PitySubscriber

                              • Peyton Richardson
                                Peyton Richardson  2 weeks back

                                I don’t have snickers but o have three musketeers will that work to power the odyssey

                                • Netr0
                                  Netr0  2 weeks back

                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K783SDTBKmg


                                  Watch... why did Mario trip Yoshi?



                                  Mario has APSD

                                  • ℐყṇχ Տɪɵɴʝɪ

                                    Jokes on you, Matt. I already was following you on TikTok before this video! xD

                                    • oh no
                                      oh no  2 weeks back

                                      Eww

                                      • Scatty Katty
                                        Scatty Katty  3 weeks back

                                        10:58 should of used vegeta to power the ship

                                        • PlayerN
                                          PlayerN  3 weeks back

                                          Just wait for Halloween to power the Odyssey

                                          • crossiantmemes
                                            crossiantmemes  3 weeks back

                                            I had a coin near my desk at the start of the video... Matpat watches... He watches very well

                                            • camokiler
                                              camokiler  3 weeks back

                                              Who knows maybe the mushroom kingdom castle was made by the same designer of the resident evil mansion.

                                              • Addison Rennick
                                                Addison Rennick  3 weeks back

                                                Matpat: I'm sponsored by *TIKTOK,*
                                                Me: F$$K HE'S GONE NOW

                                                • Thomas Borton
                                                  Thomas Borton  3 weeks back

                                                  tit toc can suck a ****! just sayin :/ but great vid nonetheless :D keep up the good work :)

                                                  • Andrew Ender Frost
                                                    Andrew Ender Frost  3 weeks back

                                                    Why use moons to power the city? What if conversion to electricity is really really easy. Maybe its not super powerful without fusion, but it is really simple, easy, abundant (for new donk), and quick

                                                    • AwakendSpace80
                                                      AwakendSpace80  3 weeks back

                                                      didn't touch one coin this video

                                                      • Minisaber 10
                                                        Minisaber 10  3 weeks back

                                                        Well congartia damn lations

                                                        • WowDoge
                                                          WowDoge  4 weeks back

                                                          1.7 Megajoules times 1 is *1.7 Megajoules*

                                                          • Power Storm
                                                            Power Storm  4 weeks back

                                                            “Little” over “ten minutes”

                                                            • Dalton Horn
                                                              Dalton Horn  4 weeks back

                                                              New theory

                                                              • Dalton Horn
                                                                Dalton Horn  4 weeks back

                                                                Why are you saying it’s fuel unless it’s a sort of “level” of pilot to gain access to airspaces

                                                                • Revenge07
                                                                  Revenge07  4 weeks back

                                                                  MatPat: 9,998 people, 9,999 people *someone scares him* MatPat: “Dang I lost count!”

                                                                  • [TSA]canal mais variado/ most random channel

                                                                    Thumbnail:How much Power
                                                                    Title: they have no Power
                                                                    *_counfused screaming_*

                                                                    • Autumn Oconnor
                                                                      Autumn Oconnor  4 weeks back

                                                                      What type of coin though Mario coin a real life coin an coin from some anime WHAT TYPE OF COIN?

                                                                      • Gregplaysgames 2007
                                                                        Gregplaysgames 2007  4 weeks back

                                                                        They put so much detail in the neon mode but they said the moon was cold

                                                                        • ᴋᴇᴘᴛᴇᴄ ɪɴᴅ.

                                                                          Ceave Gaming didn't touch any coins..

                                                                          • Vicky Do
                                                                            Vicky Do  4 weeks back

                                                                            matt: *does any math*
                                                                            me: :00000

                                                                            • 終極神卡
                                                                              終極神卡  4 weeks back

                                                                              Infinite power
                                                                              Approximately 5 actually

                                                                              • Chromextwo
                                                                                Chromextwo  4 weeks back

                                                                                matpat joins tiktok, objective failure

                                                                                • TC Blox YTC
                                                                                  TC Blox YTC  4 weeks back

                                                                                  If they make the sun brighter, what about powering solar panels using this idea?

                                                                                  • Ledgend 776
                                                                                    Ledgend 776  4 weeks back

                                                                                    I followed my name is Lilkaykay6

                                                                                    • Morgan Farrant
                                                                                      Morgan Farrant  1 months back

                                                                                      When you were talking about helium 3 on the moon an ad cut you off and made it sound like you said 'moo'. It was an ad about milk.

                                                                                      • Kirito19199 Sword art online

                                                                                        MatPat: “Can you finish this episode without touching a single coin.”

                                                                                        Nicobbq: Hold my beer.

                                                                                        • jjjosie
                                                                                          jjjosie  1 months back

                                                                                          11:00 can’t believe we got a that’s cringe reference in a gt video, um that’s sugar gay

                                                                                          • KookieKat Gacha
                                                                                            KookieKat Gacha  1 months back

                                                                                            I’m going to unsubscribe just so I can subscribe a second time.

                                                                                            • Camron Phillips
                                                                                              Camron Phillips  1 months back

                                                                                              #Pitysubscribe

                                                                                              • Finalized Animations
                                                                                                Finalized Animations  1 months back

                                                                                                I mean technically power moons are gunna be less powerful that a power star as a star is a natural source of nuclear fusion and a moon is a natural satellite