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

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Detective Pikachu has done so much better than Pokemon fans - and honestly, everyone else - were expecting. It hits that balance of current relevance and nostalgia. And on top of that, it holds the clues to a ton of Pokemon fan theories! Today Loyal Theorists, we are looking to Ditto. For a long time, fans have speculated on the origins of the pink little blob. I am here to tell you that Detective Pikachu has given us all the clues we need to figure out Ditto's mysterious origins once and for all!
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Writer: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Koen Verhagen and BanditRants
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman



  • Can you check Doctor sleep official trailer, it's the shining sequel.

    simtonpore Studiosimtonpore Studio17 hours ago
  • Why did you say only 150 Pokemon?

    ReagordReagord18 hours ago
  • Do paw patrol

    Maggie SullyMaggie Sully18 hours ago
  • Detective Pikachu predicted Dynamaxing. (Torterra) [Yes!]

    Exzillering GamesExzillering Games18 hours ago
  • Also the R Gas made every pokemon go feral besides the ditto, and Mew Two produced the R Gas

    The CowboyThe Cowboy18 hours ago
  • Can we get an updated King Kong/Godzilla theory ?!?

    Jacob DeaubeJacob Deaube20 hours ago
  • Ditto is mewthree

    doapy walrusdoapy walrus20 hours ago
  • Hey matpat when's that Godzilla video coming out?

    William HinsonWilliam Hinson20 hours ago
  • This theory has but out there for year Mat... not hating on you. But I have known that diddo was a botched mew clone for a few years now. And if I know ( then crazy deep players definitely know it)

    MeaMea20 hours ago

    Caitlyn JonesCaitlyn Jones20 hours ago
  • Uhhhh people already knew this (not all) sad that there's nothing new that you brought to the table, just retelling the theory but with a Detective pikachu skin

    Rodrigo EguiluzRodrigo Eguiluz21 hour ago
  • Mat pat, can u make a theory on the illness John wicks wife died of?

    KristerferKristerfer22 hours ago
  • Am I watching game theory or film theory?

    Rose AsukoRose Asuko22 hours ago
  • Dear matt patt we need to discuss the banana splits movie

    Brian CaddellBrian Caddell23 hours ago
  • Pls make a theory about, who was beetlejuice before he died or how

    Dylan NewtonDylan Newton23 hours ago
  • Stop the puns

    Whiskeyboi - Bit HeroesWhiskeyboi - Bit Heroes23 hours ago
  • Cosmonaut is here yay. Everyone go show him some love

    D CoalitionD Coalition23 hours ago

    Garret BuschkampGarret Buschkamp23 hours ago
  • You should do a theory about Star vs the forces of evil And maby a theory about wings of fire?

    uraraka -chanuraraka -chan23 hours ago
    • Wings of Fire? HELL YEAH! (Not a film, but whatever...)

      Rosette SkyeRosette Skye18 hours ago
  • Film theory, since you did (SOME) disney villians, do cruella de vill

    Super plushie showSuper plushie show23 hours ago
  • I haven't watched the movie yet because the Pokemon look so adorable I know it's going to make me cry whenever Pikachu's cute lil face looks sad

    M ElizabethM ElizabethDay ago
  • This should be a Game Theory too.

    Ivan AvilaIvan AvilaDay ago
  • Do a theory on The Amazing World of Gumball. Episodes Season 6 Ep 34 The Future and S6 Ep 44 The Inquisition.

    bloodmayflow brickbloodmayflow brickDay ago
  • Are you doing a theory on Godzilla king of the monsters

    pixel 105pixel 105Day ago
  • Or better yet, in Detective Pikachu it’s said that his Ditto was just a genetically modified ditto, like the genetically modified Torterra and Greninja

    Crucifix RoarbandCrucifix RoarbandDay ago

    The shadeknight Lover YaThe shadeknight Lover YaDay ago
  • please do a conspiracy theory on the youtube video “dead end” !! i can’t understand it but can at the same time

    idkidkDay ago
  • Dude despicable me is DARK

    SmallPanda33SmallPanda33Day ago
  • 0:30 “and I oop-“

    ArM_GamingArM_GamingDay ago
  • I thought I remembered an episode in the anime of Ditto becoming a person but idk ig not lol

    Ace HettenhausenAce HettenhausenDay ago
  • Wait is this a crossover episode?

    T0bz - 211T0bz - 211Day ago
  • Matpat I've come from a past video to tell you that in last detective Pikach theory . remember like 2 minutes in u said "heck Tim's dad might even be Pikachu" THAT THEORY WAS RIGHT

    Kingston PendergraftKingston PendergraftDay ago
  • Plot Twist: Dittos are actually just Mewtwo poop

    Bossmax456. SBossmax456. SDay ago
  • Wach Mark's party 13 fnaf video at the very end

    Moon PotatoMoon PotatoDay ago
  • Don't get me wrong I loooove your show but THIS theory was proved true 5 YEARS AGO keep up

    Luis PascualLuis PascualDay ago
  • that is kind of a stretch. considering all the other experiments that was going on in that lab.

    Kerry8841Kerry8841Day ago
  • Howard Clifford's ditto= dittwo

    Kingsnake CommandKingsnake CommandDay ago
  • i literally watched this video to here him say " but hey thats just a theory a film theory" but he didnt 🤬

    CharChar86CharChar86Day ago
  • can you do a theory on frozen 2 and marida cause the rocks in the trailer for frozen two look like the ones in marida

    ShadowGun153ShadowGun153Day ago
  • It's 20 years later so maybe it's a 2.5 update Ditto.

    Angelica LaraAngelica LaraDay ago
  • Pixelmon confirms that ditto theory matpat

    MR. BananaMR. BananaDay ago
  • Do at theory on if a house can fly by being lifted by balloons (up)

    Cooper MerrittCooper MerrittDay ago
  • Well the name is a clue too. Ditto is s phrase that you say when you agree with something or if you want to say 'me too' Sooo.... 'me too' sounds realy like Mewtwo but just not quite right. So the name Ditto is a describtion of the ability to transform into a pokemon but just not quite right and a pun from Mewtwo...

    Sessy FuchsSessy FuchsDay ago
  • Ditto was most likely the last ditto before the breakthrough with Mewtwo in the movie

    Malik KellyMalik KellyDay ago
  • There are ditto transforming into humans in some of the more recent Pokémon. I believe was Black and White or Sun and Moon

    Malik KellyMalik KellyDay ago
  • Pokémon are basically just evolved Beanie Babies.

    tarquinnff3tarquinnff3Day ago
  • This shouls be on game theory

    My Jedi AcademiaMy Jedi AcademiaDay ago
  • Did you know in in Pinocchio while jimmy cricket is sing when you wish upon a star you can see the Alice in wonderland book?

    Chloe ZieglerChloe ZieglerDay ago
  • Doom is a good game movie

    ghost gaming99ghost gaming99Day ago
  • Ditto I found in Pokémon Lets Go was another pokémon before being captured.... so, I'm now confused... It wasn't the same as any other pokémon on the screen also, maybe the game is breaking this rule? ago
  • I've got a theory. What if Mr. Blot was a phedofile? He forces boys to wash under a fucking tree completly naked, while watching them

    ALL - STARALL - STARDay ago
  • Can you do a theory on the show community

    Daniel AlvizoDaniel AlvizoDay ago
  • Do GODZILLA K.O.T.M. plz!!!!

    Balbir SinghBalbir SinghDay ago
  • Wasn't the Ditto thing canonized several years ago?

    Hellbound GamingHellbound GamingDay ago
    • I mean, anyone who played Pokemon XY knows that

      Hellbound GamingHellbound GamingDay ago
  • Put on your death frisbee and get ready to snark at your side kick you low key are gay for and let’s get started

    Random_boi_500Random_boi_500Day ago
  • its too purple Thanos Ditto

    Cottn BudzCottn BudzDay ago
  • Hey matpat were's bandersnatch

    Kirby StarfighterKirby StarfighterDay ago
  • dude just download the pokemon modpack on minecraft XD

    KittenAdventures :3KittenAdventures :3Day ago
  • Yeah, but could ditto have already existed and they were using it to try to create a genetic copy of mew?

    talikajrtalikajrDay ago
  • do a theory about Godzilla 2

    KittenAdventures :3KittenAdventures :3Day ago
  • was ditto not canonised as a failed mewtwo experiment

    Type TyphlosionType TyphlosionDay ago
  • Hey mat pat can u check out the lamas with hats seres lets just say when i watched it reminded me of Salad Fingers

    Naibaz games and suchNaibaz games and suchDay ago
  • Make a video on something good plz.

    dat_pro gamerdat_pro gamerDay ago
  • Maybe I am missing something but is there any reason why ditto might have been in the lab (both from the movie and the original games) because scientists where trying to study it's transform ability as a way to clone new pokemon?

    Joseph scaletJoseph scaletDay ago
  • Gasp no way! What a twist, it's so twisty. 😮😘

    Britta-Alrik O'Brien-NikkolaBritta-Alrik O'Brien-NikkolaDay ago
  • Yo mat pat, you should do a theory on Local 58, it's a youtube series by Kris Straub - it's very... interesting.

    Libby InnesLibby InnesDay ago
  • You should do something about cowboy Bebop I don't really have any ideas but I'd love to see it

    chaos cat69chaos cat69Day ago
  • Hey Film Theory i was wondering if you can do a what if video with infinity war i was wondering what would happen if Thanos snapped his fingers with a vibraniam Infinity gauntlet with all 6 infinity stones, how powerful can the snap be to Thanos and his surroundings? Like how much damage can a device like that do?

    TtommyCraftTtommyCraftDay ago
  • Please do a theory in BTS. Their music video short films from the Wings album are still not explained and the video would really help out a lot of armys. Thank you💜

    MAAC craftersMAAC craftersDay ago
  • if all have not watched detective Pickachu

    LittlepeeteirLittlepeeteirDay ago
  • Pikachu

    Its RosTwitter-boyIts RosTwitter-boyDay ago
  • What if ash’s pika chi is his dad

    Its RosTwitter-boyIts RosTwitter-boyDay ago
  • I feel like almost every video has other people pointing towards his goal so everyone watching should already know the answer to this question he explained at the beginning around 3 minutes in

    Terrible TurtleTerrible TurtleDay ago
  • Detective pikachu in the movie be like: I'm about to end this man's whole career...

  • At the end, did you say gotta catch em all? Correction. Gotta catch some of em.

    Primarina GamerPrimarina GamerDay ago
  • What happend to the kirby theory

    Hybrid GamingHybrid GamingDay ago
  • Are you going to make an updated and more in-depth frozen II theory because they released a new trailer

    -F r a n k i e - R o s e--F r a n k i e - R o s e-Day ago
  • Actually mattpatt the ditto squad from alola transform perfectly into humans with out the people around.

    Robert Dunlop-BarnhartRobert Dunlop-BarnhartDay ago
  • went to go see this movie with some friends, this movie gave me big furry energy tbh.....ew. (no offense to furries but I personally find it creepy)

    Phantom GirlPhantom GirlDay ago
  • Actually no, the pokedex entries don't explicitly state a ditto can't transform into something it can't see, but just that it would do a bad job. It's much more plausible that this ditto was just trained to be able to do this more effectively...

    Lyna MeepLyna MeepDay ago
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    The 3 Star FriendsThe 3 Star FriendsDay ago
  • Can you do an "I Am Mother" theory?

    Just a ToasterJust a ToasterDay ago
  • Hey Mattpat. A genuine request. Do you think you could do a film theory on the show "UnSolved: the murder of biggie and Tupac" its on Netflix

    Trelin JonesTrelin JonesDay ago
  • Bluemilk92Bluemilk92Day ago
  • hey, MatPat? I noticed something in the Detective Pikachu movie that makes no logical sense. SPOILERS AHEAD... Ok, so the founder of Rhyme City used R to make Mewtwo go nuts in the pod so he could activate the Neural Linking Headset thing, but how was it actually able to affect Mewtwo? Because, it’s made out of his own DNA, so wouldn’t he be immune to its effects? Cuz if not then Mewtwo would always be going nuts because R is LITERALLY produced by his body due to his genetics. This makes NO sense.

    Pokégirl 17Pokégirl 17Day ago
  • o ya harinder kaur is my sis

    Jasmeh SinghJasmeh SinghDay ago
  • theory on naruto plz

    Jasmeh SinghJasmeh SinghDay ago
  • theory on naruto plz

    Jasmeh SinghJasmeh SinghDay ago
  • theory on naruto plz

    Jasmeh SinghJasmeh SinghDay ago
  • theory on naruto plz

    Jasmeh SinghJasmeh SinghDay ago
  • theory on naruto plz

    Jasmeh SinghJasmeh SinghDay ago
  • Question? Who’s stronger Superman or captain marvel because they’re both aliens and are not like humans in their universe and they are almost similar I would be cool if you could do a video about it

    yea okyea okDay ago
  • I thought this video was who's ashs dad lmao

    Itz Jayden BtwItz Jayden BtwDay ago
  • "If it tries to change based on its memory, it will get details wrong." This doesn't really say that it can't transform based on memory, but that the result of such a transformation won't be perfect. Seems like that would cover the black dot eyes that each of the transformations had in the movie

    DymphnaWolfDymphnaWolfDay ago
  • Please!!!!!!!!! Do a star vs they forces of evil episode mat para.

    Irma Sierra ZapataIrma Sierra ZapataDay ago
  • Hey Matpat if you see this once the Blair witch game comes out can you do a follow up and make a game/film theory on it

    Fshhh DasbootFshhh DasbootDay ago
  • Before I wached I thought that Pikachu was the kid's dad and I was right

    redredpanda 2 gliched anamatronicredredpanda 2 gliched anamatronicDay ago
  • Ditto is the best Pokemon everyone likes him

    Claude The thiefClaude The thiefDay ago
  • Wasn’t this already a confirmed theory?

    A KA KDay ago
  • Spoiler alert: ditto is mewthree.

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