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

  • Published on Jun 8, 2019
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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
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  • Scott Berry
    Scott Berry 2 seconds ago

    Hav you payed atenchen to the movie that ditto is one of the badges jenetteck experements

  • Joey Floppy
    Joey Floppy 4 hours ago

    Good theory. Alternatively a ditto would be desirable for any genetic research.

  • Prerana Elwin
    Prerana Elwin 4 hours ago


  • Ryan
    Ryan 11 hours ago

    It's pronounced GUY-ana
    Not KEY-ana

  • Achi Ezeukwu
    Achi Ezeukwu 13 hours ago

    There is also evidence as the Chronicle of Steve's rise to godhood( aka Minecraft), Ditto spawns from the cloning machine if it fails to create a Mewtwo from Mew, if you're using the Pixelmon mod.

  • Chris Taylor
    Chris Taylor Day ago

    Doesnt prove ditto is a version of mew it just proves ditto is an experiment..?

  • cipher sans
    cipher sans Day ago


  • cipher sans
    cipher sans Day ago

    I have a theory what if the main character in the movie ( I forgot the name ) father was Ash from the TV series Ash just changed his name.

  • 1000 subs with n vid

    Wait if they can create a mewtwo can they make all the pokemons a two? Like pikatwo or rayqauzatwo

  • Miles Foster
    Miles Foster 4 days ago

    wait south america exists in pokemon?

  • Steve Kaylor
    Steve Kaylor 4 days ago

    Best video game movie of all time?

  • Enda Elvan
    Enda Elvan 6 days ago

    Can you guys do a theory about Pokémon detective pikachu copying zootopia?

  • Marcus Mann
    Marcus Mann 6 days ago

    Ditto with an photographic memory so it can remeber the details of things it's previously seen

  • The Nameless One
    The Nameless One 7 days ago

    Oh, no... is this another Ditto is a failed Mew clone theory all over again?

  • Genaro Gonzalez
    Genaro Gonzalez 7 days ago +1

    I have to say 1 word wrong

  • Genaro Gonzalez
    Genaro Gonzalez 7 days ago +1


  • R douth
    R douth 8 days ago

    "Generation 1 - 150 cute little pokemon..."Wait a minute, he even showed Mew.... Does not compute.

  • General Crazy - Kekistan Armed Forces

    More likely that he just took a ditto and made it stronger like they did with all the other pokemon in the labs, there is nothing here that says ditto is directly related. Bit of a reach but interesting to hear.

  • Aj Tuner
    Aj Tuner 9 days ago

    Every body knows this

  • Dustin Tran
    Dustin Tran 9 days ago

    Psst ditto is the fail version of mew

  • Marilyn Mazey
    Marilyn Mazey 9 days ago

    you forgot in xy Mewtwo is found in a cave in the little yellow flower field off snowbelle city which is the only place you can find ditto in Kalos too

  • Kyetta Baker
    Kyetta Baker 9 days ago

    Plus ditto is basically the first pokemon in the anime to have special/inconsistant abilities and it has multiple of these.
    Tiny ditto: only forms a tiny version.
    Face ditto: cannot copy faces.

  • Kilo Allen
    Kilo Allen 9 days ago


  • the narrator
    the narrator 9 days ago

    ah charmander was better I mean take it you couldn't even evolve right that's something all Pokemon should be able to do, And The Fool chose not to do it even though I make him more powerful he couldn't even do it what's a gemstone what is this man

  • Azucena Cruz
    Azucena Cruz 10 days ago

    New about that a long time ago whithout seing the movie

  • Christopher Persaud
    Christopher Persaud 10 days ago

    Mew and I are from the same place lol

  • Viktor Lima
    Viktor Lima 10 days ago +1

    What if Clifford's Ditto is the last one before they made Mewtwo, so he would be the strongest?

  • Daniel Lopes
    Daniel Lopes 10 days ago

    So you said you weren't going to give big spoilers like what happened to the father, but you gave spoiler to the twist about the villain?

  • Adrien Wolf
    Adrien Wolf 11 days ago


  • Just Nierninwa
    Just Nierninwa 11 days ago

    Funny that canonically mew is the pokemon that gave all pokemons and its clones can transform into anything.

  • Spenser
    Spenser 11 days ago

    Spoiler bellow!

    Pikachu is daddy

  • Spenser
    Spenser 11 days ago

    That Pikachu has fur

  • Ducky YaBoi
    Ducky YaBoi 11 days ago +1

    Heres a theory why didn't the super ditto just transform into mewtwo?

  • Ekkk
    Ekkk 11 days ago

    Mewtwo is still an imperfect clone.

  • TheBR3
    TheBR3 11 days ago

    Ive always thought ditto was failed version of mew. It says it at some point in the series and in one of the movies

  • Josh Luebke
    Josh Luebke 11 days ago

    In Pokemon Go, Ditto is a part of the Mew special research quest also

  • Mackenzie Payne
    Mackenzie Payne 11 days ago

    I dear u to play the intier game and then watch the movie

  • Orion
    Orion 12 days ago

    Ditto is super common in Red and Blue.

  • introverted wifi
    introverted wifi 12 days ago

    Aren't you that guy that forgot to credit an indie game you played, and got Toby Fox pissed at you

  • Seiryu J
    Seiryu J 12 days ago

    to expand on this, the surviving genetic process on Cinnabar is one that clones fossils, creating new pokemon by copying the genetic code, in my head, it's not just a failed clone of Mew that produces a Ditto, but trying to clone anything with a natural capability to know the move Transform that would produce this result, the genetic memory of the capability would destabilize the DNA in the process, and pretty much become all that the end result is, it makes sense then, to think that the only reason they actually managed to make Mewtwo, is that they tampered with Mew's genetic sample, and removed that transformation gene, substituting it with the DNA of another pokemon (thus explaining why Mewtwo looks notably different to Mew in the process)((my theory is on them saying it's Lucario with the shape similarity and Mewtwo's added capability to use aura, but that's beside the point)) thus allowing a stable clone to be formed.

  • Italian Nick
    Italian Nick 13 days ago

    Man being a blind ditto must suck

  • Nick R
    Nick R 13 days ago +1

    What do they eat?

  • AngryAragami
    AngryAragami 13 days ago +1

    If we're talking about the anime, Ditto has turned into a cannon in that episode. Without one present.

  • killroy
    killroy 13 days ago the handbook already said this was true a long time ago an in the movie -_- he says that was his moms experiment :/ u dont seem like a real pokemon fan if ur making this video

  • Aminin625
    Aminin625 14 days ago

    Can someone explain pikachu gaining the memory back that if it was the dad all along he would have already known or what???? I’m confused, was it the dad all along or still pikachu?

  • Ragnarok the Lizard
    Ragnarok the Lizard 15 days ago

    Wait, you mean people have been wondering this for TWENTY YEARS?!

  • DrMachineif
    DrMachineif 15 days ago

    tbh can we just get a video gloating about it lol

  • Ryder Draconis
    Ryder Draconis 15 days ago +1

    The only watchable video game movie? What about Kingsglaive?

  • KAY B 14
    KAY B 14 15 days ago

    4:30 omg that really is the oldest pokemon theory ever, besides lavender town.
    heard it around the first movie release

  • KAY B 14
    KAY B 14 15 days ago

    1:35 a gameboy displaying color?

  • Kyle Ilgenfritz
    Kyle Ilgenfritz 15 days ago +1

    Early in Pokémon games if you find a mew, and catch it. There is a small possibility that when it goes into the pc it turns into a ditto

  • Toothlessvg Animations

    That autotune sounds familiar,
    Like its using gravity
    But it. Falls


  • deathtamer666
    deathtamer666 15 days ago

    Hasn't this already been confirmed?

  • Dragon King
    Dragon King 15 days ago

    Its such a bad movie xD

  • Leandro Jean-pierre
    Leandro Jean-pierre 15 days ago

    Matpat I am sorry but I think they used ditto to help make mewtow

  • Tarvoc
    Tarvoc 16 days ago

    Ditto is a blob of Mew stem cells.

    Ditto is the Cloud Strife to Mewtwo's Sephiroth.

  • Shadow Puffs
    Shadow Puffs 16 days ago

    In pokemon ultra sun and moon there are some dittos in the game that can transform into humans

  • Andrea Mele
    Andrea Mele 16 days ago

    What about in the movie when...
    Tim: "What kind of a Ditto was that!?"
    Roger: "That one of my fathers genetic experiments"
    Wouldn't this imply that this particular Ditto in the movie be enhanced some how?

  • Mikunakano Waifu
    Mikunakano Waifu 16 days ago +1

    Cant mewtwo transform into legendary Pokémon? Idk does anyone know

  • Issac Houn
    Issac Houn 16 days ago +1

    Wait I thought in the anime ditto turned into zaptos moltres and articuno without the trio near them
    So it can transform into anything it wants