Game Theory: You're WRONG About Ash's Pikachu! (Pokemon)

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Today is the day, Theorists! The day that I, once and for all, prove that Ash's Pikachu is WEAK! That's right! There is no Level 100 here. Throughout the anime, Pikachu has proved to not be as strong of a contender as we were led to believe. Let's get into the evidence!

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  1. Blueninja _8000
    Blueninja _8000
    3 tundi tagasi

    you can do it again with the release of pokemon journeys since we can see ashs pikachu was seen as a pichu and from there recalculate

  2. Katrina Zado
    Katrina Zado
    7 tundi tagasi

    I guessed 60

  3. Animelover4521
    11 tundi tagasi

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  4. Jayson Cowan
    Jayson Cowan
    13 tundi tagasi

    Ash used an exp hack.

  5. SingleBit
    14 tundi tagasi

    When he said “46% of you aren’t subscribed” I immediately subbed cause that’s like the first time a EEfast has done that and given believable stats XD (Also, ur content is great)

  6. cringe of Life
    cringe of Life
    Päev tagasi


  7. Marcopikachujibanyan ramos
    Marcopikachujibanyan ramos
    Päev tagasi

    You know how Wrong you are this Pikachu is able to take down legendary Pokémon Sure he may have lost to a Snivy but he still beat it went that’s Snivy evolved into a Serpirior and even stronger version of Snivy So technically speaking it’s stronger than you think😡😡😡

  8. @fl00fy
    Päev tagasi

    Explanation: Ash didn't hit up the PokeCenter before that battle and Pikachu didn't have full HP

  9. lay-Catholic-religious
    Päev tagasi

    dude you told us the answer at 7mins43 ...ruined the show ahaha

  10. Colin Rogers
    Colin Rogers
    Päev tagasi

    Can’t believe MatPat didn’t do all the calculations to see what level pickachu would be if Ash had EXP share in the entire time

  11. Kaname Fujiwara
    Kaname Fujiwara
    2 päeva tagasi

    TLDR: No way is that Snivy level 5. It must be a hackmon.

  12. Pigglepix
    2 päeva tagasi

    New theory. Remember Frokie from X and Y? You know, the one that was abandoned multiple times? What if the Snivy is like that? And a few of his (and yes, he is cannonly male) old trainers leveled him up to a higher level and canceled his evolution, thus making him stronger than pikachu.

  13. itz gamer roblox for life
    itz gamer roblox for life
    2 päeva tagasi

    The fandom does say ash just got rebooted in black n white since he didnt know how to catch an pokemon but i think ash just took a longgg break

  14. Rakhi Mitra
    Rakhi Mitra
    2 päeva tagasi

    12:21 MatPat : Pikachu's Level is...... Me : 60? MatPat : 61!

  15. Stis Oisfnr
    Stis Oisfnr
    3 päeva tagasi

    Well this is one way, another way is having what level pokemon would evolve and learn moves, and try to get info from the anime of how much pokemon gets xp there, taking maybe also into account that thry might be able to loss xp, but that each evolution is said to be at least at the lowest level they evolve. (Ofc no one would try doing this since it would take longer then you have used, which is prob alot of time, and the abswer through that would also be an estimate, since hard to know when pokemon loose xp or not, and trying to find standard on how much you get would be really hard, and would probably give several dif answer depending on where you got info on how much xp they do get. And then maybe taking that xp and say that it grows like the games, same with xp per level)

  16. DarkDrag_on
    3 päeva tagasi

    maybe ash forgot to go to the pokemon centre. happens to me a lot

    3 päeva tagasi

    i hate you delete youtube4 now your just ruining childrens childhoods you see pokemon you cant say they asre lying becas they made the entire thing up and they do wat they want youtube ban him

  18. William McLean
    William McLean
    3 päeva tagasi

    Snivy was more likely near level 16 due to having Leaf Tornado. And in the first season we have that kid saying what moves a Pidgey learns at what level.

  19. T- 475
    T- 475
    3 päeva tagasi

    Pikachu: *fights Arceus* Also Pikachu: *Beats it up in 1 second*

  20. Level Two Gaming
    Level Two Gaming
    3 päeva tagasi

    Now do the calculations for the rest of the series and movies MUWHAHAHA

  21. Elliot Burke
    Elliot Burke
    3 päeva tagasi

    I guest lvl 63. Two lvl aways 😐

  22. G Venkat
    G Venkat
    4 päeva tagasi

    Mattpat - does calculations Me - its anime logic -_-

  23. darkbit lucifer
    darkbit lucifer
    4 päeva tagasi

    Matpat I agree with the snive but we don't know when Pikachu was last healed Soo he could have had less then 32HP left and ash assumed that it would one hit the snive but we don't know if the snive was holding something or not

  24. Zard Life
    Zard Life
    4 päeva tagasi

    In Season one or 2 ash got an item called XP All where the XP Of every battle is shared to all his other Pokémon!! If you take this into account your calculations are way off

  25. Greyhound
    4 päeva tagasi

    Well this is saying that he always fought median

  26. ארי בן
    ארי בן
    4 päeva tagasi

    Dude... You're nuts! Incredible

  27. Brenna thelunalastar
    Brenna thelunalastar
    4 päeva tagasi

    My adhd needs to know, what is matpat’s favorite legendary Pokémon?

  28. Hitori Sensou
    Hitori Sensou
    4 päeva tagasi

    he is trying to fight plot

  29. A L
    A L
    4 päeva tagasi

    I agree, I was also thinking the same when pikachu lost to snivy

  30. MixYT
    4 päeva tagasi

    Now all you have to do if find out his ivs, evs, nature, and abilities

    1. Sobder
      3 päeva tagasi

      Do you prefer hell or research about that?

  31. Avatar yangchen BL
    Avatar yangchen BL
    4 päeva tagasi


  32. Dylan Diller
    Dylan Diller
    5 päeva tagasi

    Who else thinks this should have been a film theory?

  33. MithrasHorus
    5 päeva tagasi

    One problem here, this only calculates pikachu’s minimum level, we don’t know how many Pokémon battles ash was involved in off screen

  34. Soda_p0p
    5 päeva tagasi

    Hate to break it to you but in the anime there are no level's also love the intro it was so funny

  35. Quasar
    5 päeva tagasi

    i feel like you are WAY too hung up on the video game aspect. you only really count the enemies he defeats towards his level. but in real life we learn from our failures and experiences. not to mention all the training Ash and Pikachu do. also there are emotional factors to strength. when he defeats powerful enemies like the Pokemon gods it could be an adrenaline rush. when he loses to weak like Snivy enemies he could be depressed. Pikachu is definitely higher than level 61 lol still interesting video though :)

  36. Battle for Dreamworld
    Battle for Dreamworld
    5 päeva tagasi

    Pikachu strong

  37. Cool dudescyt
    Cool dudescyt
    6 päeva tagasi

    Ok you convinced me to subscribe

  38. PrimePenguins
    6 päeva tagasi

    Good, now do the rest

  39. HAssBest Gaming
    HAssBest Gaming
    7 päeva tagasi

    This man watched 600+ episodes for us. let’s give him a like and a sub?

  40. HAssBest Gaming
    HAssBest Gaming
    7 päeva tagasi

    The snivy used leaf tornado and as a Pokémon expert you need to be level 16 to learn it meaning that the snivy was definitely over level 16 and probably 20+

  41. Kit Kat
    Kit Kat
    7 päeva tagasi

    Hay did you know pecachu is one of the weakest Pokémon

  42. Set Subarashii
    Set Subarashii
    8 päeva tagasi

    Bruh even if pikachu is Lvl 40+ there is no logic as to why a lvl 5 snivy beats it pikachu should one shot

  43. - TwizslurD -
    - TwizslurD -
    8 päeva tagasi

    I always assumed it was a common theory that Ash's Pikachu has Pokerus, possibly with perfect EV's to go with it. Hence why Team Rocket want it _so_ badly. It'd explain the low level but seemingly high stats. Since we used in-game xp gains to calculate level for the anime, we can and should consider the in-game EV gains of Pokemon to be relevant to the anime as well. For example: Dragonite yields +3 attack EV. With Pokerus that's +6 attack EV. That is roughly 2-3 levels worth of attack stat for ONE battle (if Pikachu is "average"). And how many of these type battles has Pikachu had..? New video idea to prove Pikachu's *TRUE* power? *Also, I'm not extremely knowledgeable on how Pokerus or EV training works, more a baseline understanding. But I think it still applies

  44. Ibrahim Jeylani
    Ibrahim Jeylani
    8 päeva tagasi

    Why not a Spider 😡

  45. saskiadeciu
    8 päeva tagasi

    Yeah by your estimate in the Sinnoh Region Meowth is level 70 and Pikachu is level... 48? I mean it's entertaining but the whole series is like a child trying to explain that 2+2 = 5

  46. pong
    9 päeva tagasi

    at this point i feel like mat and the team are inhuman

  47. Victoria Dos Santos-tans
    Victoria Dos Santos-tans
    9 päeva tagasi

    Did any notice that some pokemon share similarities to alice and wonder land Hatrenne: mad hatter Cinderace: the white rabbit whos always running around Morpekceo: the door mouse Perserker: Cheshire cat, because of its smile Polteagiest: the teapot from that party the mad hatter through.

  48. Jason **
    Jason **
    10 päeva tagasi

    You forgot that in the game, you can actually cancel their evolution but their level would still be able to go up

  49. ahab_dota
    10 päeva tagasi

    that spoiler in the exel sheet do

  50. Micah Asher
    Micah Asher
    10 päeva tagasi

    I don't think levels exist in the anime though...

  51. Govind G C
    Govind G C
    11 päeva tagasi

    From where you watched all this episodes

  52. Kirby Fairbanks
    Kirby Fairbanks
    11 päeva tagasi

    Why am I watching this I’m 25 lmfaoooo

  53. The Dreamerboy
    The Dreamerboy
    12 päeva tagasi

    Why hasn't Meowth evolve?

  54. Geri Yee
    Geri Yee
    12 päeva tagasi

    the vid: and pikachu's level is.....61! me: whaaaaaaa

  55. Jeffrey Salvador
    Jeffrey Salvador
    12 päeva tagasi

    In the game boy, Red is ash and so let's go with how strong that Pikachu is when we face him

  56. Lonely box
    Lonely box
    12 päeva tagasi

    Playing Pokémon X and having to battle the opposite type 40% of the time: *yes! Level 70*

  57. Jordan Filius
    Jordan Filius
    12 päeva tagasi

    Matpat I've been wondering so I watch a Pokemon funny movies show on Netflix sounds like kidding like they eaten meat so what are they get into meat from better get away from Pokemon is confusion

  58. Trilogy Family Worldwide
    Trilogy Family Worldwide
    12 päeva tagasi

    Why hasn’t ash Aged he was 10 when I was 10 I’m 33 now LOL -Mico

  59. Reese Johnson
    Reese Johnson
    13 päeva tagasi

    Grand effort mate!

  60. FoxAnimations
    13 päeva tagasi

    Electric types are weak to grass types check on Safari, BUT HOW DOES A BRAND NEW SNIVY BEAT A MOUSE THAT WON SO MANY GYMS-

  61. Braden Spendlove
    Braden Spendlove
    14 päeva tagasi

    so im lost, in the first video you said something about dividing by exp share in your calculations, if exp share is on he would receive xp from all battles (even if he didnt participate) and if its off why would exp share be factored into the equation?

    15 päeva tagasi

    What the How it is possible it can't be 61 I need to get level 63 to defeat drake

  63. Staticblox
    15 päeva tagasi

    Watching these 2 episodes actually made me realize some things from the anime like james and Jesse released koffing/Arbok

  64. Damien Gibson
    Damien Gibson
    16 päeva tagasi

    I will NEVER subscribe. Ever

  65. William dabbs
    William dabbs
    16 päeva tagasi

    Now do digimon lol

  66. pinggw1n
    17 päeva tagasi

    Pikachu attack (huh)

  67. Thorsday88
    17 päeva tagasi

    not counting the rocket victories is foolish. its obviously the bread and butter of pikachus best feats.

  68. Royale Gamer
    Royale Gamer
    18 päeva tagasi

    You should try to figure out FORTNITE's lore

  69. Predeeyathorn Taveetatyu
    Predeeyathorn Taveetatyu
    18 päeva tagasi

    Uhm but what about XYZ and Sun and moon version?

  70. TisGrym
    18 päeva tagasi

    Technically a lvl 100 pikachu would be weak anyway. It’s not fully evolved and even raichu is pretty limited by both stats and move availability

  71. TetraTheThief
    19 päeva tagasi

    So... At 7:41 you can see the level before the big reveal.😐

  72. Raptorklaue
    20 päeva tagasi

    Actually there are 8 Generations now and over 20 seasons of the series

  73. Emily Chao
    Emily Chao
    21 päev tagasi

    Ok now calculate pikachu’s IVs.

  74. Master Combatant
    Master Combatant
    21 päev tagasi

    I don’t think levels matter in the anime because the trainer can give more than 4 commands, like dodging

  75. ollugamer
    21 päev tagasi

    DEAR Matpat could you please investigate and solve the loose panel mystery in people playground? on the map sea where you can see a blacker panel on the top middle portion of the map. under the light so could you please solve it? IM NOT SPAMMING!

  76. RedMouse
    21 päev tagasi

    Uh, Season 6 starts in hoenn

  77. GengaTuber Official
    GengaTuber Official
    22 päeva tagasi

    Maybe it was spamming "Snivy avoided this attack"?

  78. Lacey Dawn
    Lacey Dawn
    23 päeva tagasi

    Mat’s dedication is insane

  79. suichiro yamamoto
    suichiro yamamoto
    23 päeva tagasi

    Good analization, good job GT

  80. Bored Boss
    Bored Boss
    24 päeva tagasi

    You spoiled the level pikachu ends up at at 7:41

  81. xTriton
    24 päeva tagasi

    *James Dan:* Please can we *do the thing!* *JessiePat:* Yes.. we can *do the thing.* That came out wrong.

  82. Mangetsu 'Mang' Bloodrage
    Mangetsu 'Mang' Bloodrage
    24 päeva tagasi

    So with Snivy it basically all boils down to Plot Armor - the most powerful item a Pokemon in the anime can hold :)

  83. Legolas Watersheep
    Legolas Watersheep
    24 päeva tagasi

    You are so wrong pikachu is a level 150 pokemon he got all of his exp fro defeting dumb humans like ash

  84. kristenwillmore
    25 päeva tagasi

    i love you chamandr

  85. Juan Manuel Cardona
    Juan Manuel Cardona
    25 päeva tagasi

    So how strong is Pikachu in Journeys?

  86. tigresse
    25 päeva tagasi

    I thought he was level 100

  87. Scott Vermiliion
    Scott Vermiliion
    26 päeva tagasi

    He's also the most powerful Pikachu for his lvl though...

  88. nature views
    nature views
    26 päeva tagasi .....

  89. Plague Doctor Arzt
    Plague Doctor Arzt
    26 päeva tagasi

    Wait, aren't the Hoenn Battle Frontier and Sinnoh Battle Tower having a specialized kind of challenge where no EXP is gained with your own Pokemon when you can use them? (My hazy memory does not remember this detail anymore, but that's what I remember.) Also, funny enough, Snivy learns Leaf Tornado at LEVEL 16. Still, even with the Battle Frontier and Tower battles omitted and Team Rocket's losses nerfed or even omitted, Even a Pikachu at Lv40 (Yes, pre-Hoenn) with the worst EVs and IVs can't be KO'd by a Lv16 Snivy. These are hypothetical battle calcs of the maximum damage a Lv16 Snivy can do to a Lv40 Pikachu without stat boosts or drops, assuming game calculations are followed: (Lv16 Naughty Nature (+Atk, -SpD) Snivy with 6 Perfect IVs, 252 Atk EVs) VS (Lv40 Mild Nature (+SpA, -Def) Pikachu with 6 zero IVs, EVs disregarded) _Lvl 16 252+ Atk Snivy Tackle vs. Lvl 40 0 HP / 0- Def Pikachu on a critical hit: 11-13 (14.1 - 16.6%) -- possible 6HKO_ (Lv16 Rash Nature (+SpA, -SpD) Snivy with 6 Perfect IVs, 252 SpA EVs) VS (Lv40 Rash Nature (+SpA, -SpD) Pikachu with 6 zero IVs, EVs disregarded) _Lvl 16 252+ SpA Snivy Leaf Tornado vs. Lvl 40 0 HP / 0- SpD Pikachu on a critical hit: 19-24 (24.3 - 30.7%) -- 99.9% chance to 4HKO_ Flipping the switch... Surprisingly enough, A Lv16, 6IV Snivy with a Defense-hindering nature and no Defense EVs but holding an Eviolite (which is Gen 5 introduced) may withstand a Quick Attack from the worst IV, EVs disregarded Lv 61 Pikachu with a low roll. (Lv61 Naughty Nature (+Atk, -SpD) Pikachu with 6 zero IVs, EVs disregarded) VS (Lv16 Mild Nature (+SpA, -Def) Snivy with 6 Perfect IVs, 0 Def EVs) _Lvl 61 0+ Atk Pikachu Quick Attack vs. Lvl 16 0 HP / 0- Def Eviolite Snivy: 39-47 (86.6 - 104.4%) -- 31.3% chance to OHKO_ The main problem is that Lv40 Pikachu can always 2HKO Lv16 Snivy, even if Pikachu has the worst Attack stat and even holds a Lagging Tail to boot, while Snivy is holding either an Eviolite or Focus Sash.

  90. Stefan Dimitrov
    Stefan Dimitrov
    26 päeva tagasi

    Did you really have to spoil the end result at the excel table :/

  91. theodore17
    26 päeva tagasi

    In the start of Ash coming to Alola I thought that pikachu would be level 100 and when I heard that he is level 40 I was like: Howwwwwwwww.

  92. 🍁Strawberry skies🍁
    🍁Strawberry skies🍁
    27 päeva tagasi

    So basically the writers of Pokémon have no idea what is happening or why

    1. Sadagus Fate
      Sadagus Fate
      23 päeva tagasi

      Or they realised that following strict adhesion to game logic would hamper the story's they want to tell and fight choreography they wanted

  93. 🍁Strawberry skies🍁
    🍁Strawberry skies🍁
    27 päeva tagasi

    While writing story's for my yt channel I will remember to think of all the details

  94. Rory Donnelly
    Rory Donnelly
    27 päeva tagasi

    I looked it up in 2020 Pikachu is 100+

  95. Rory Donnelly
    Rory Donnelly
    27 päeva tagasi

    He's still a god

  96. guy dude
    guy dude
    27 päeva tagasi

    You forgot to account for plot levels those are all over the place. Every anime or show in general has to undermine the strength acquired by the MC in the previous arc to make the current arc relevant cause writing a consistent story is unpopular or something.

  97. Anandbg
    28 päeva tagasi

    Can I know why treeco eating or holding a stick in his mouth when born????????

  98. CWLChaos
    28 päeva tagasi

    alright, what about sun and moon and sword and shield, when you gonna add those 2 onto his lvl? :D

  99. Kirstin Nichols
    Kirstin Nichols
    Місяць tagasi

    13340000 of Game Theories' viewers are unsubscribed.

  100. Night Mare
    Night Mare
    Місяць tagasi