Game Theory: Your Shiny Pokemon is DOOMED to Die!
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We all love when a shiny version of our favorite Pokemon shows up, right? It is a welcome surprise to any video or card game! Except, those shinies are not as great as we all think. Don't get me wrong, they LOOK amazing but they are lacking one very important thing in the Pokemon universe. That thing, Theorists, is POWER! Shines are WEAK! Not only that, but they are DOOMED! Why? You will have to watch to find out!

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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Tyler Mascola and Pedro Freitas
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  • kaycee

    0:00 click for shiny pokemon

  • arie samson
    arie samson

    The brown panda is actually a subspecies called the Qinling Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca qinlingensis) not a color morph.

  • The Crimson Gam3r
    The Crimson Gam3r

    Yes, albinism is the shiny for humans

  • Neon Reaper
    Neon Reaper

    we need a full album of him singing

  • The Oof1171 show
    The Oof1171 show

    Purple mudkip won't die cause 999 In all stats

  • Jasmine

    Its funny bc the song

  • CT - 3512
    CT - 3512

    9:44 Gynecologists

  • A dogger Gamer
    A dogger Gamer

    Finally a good reason to punch matpat in the face Yes that is a gravity falls reference

  • The Modministrator (phone)
    The Modministrator (phone)

    What is the 4th theory channel it should be a film theory

  • just a fan
    just a fan

    Intro: matpat flexing. Me: yeah yeah we all know he hacked them in, wouldn't be surprised if there are some bad eggs in his PC.

  • Artificial Stupidity
    Artificial Stupidity

    Imagine if inbreed was a thing the Pokémon games....

  • Pog

    “My Pokémon’s are shiny a red pikachu a yellow piloswine” *hmmmmmmmmmmm*

  • Sandra Oncale
    Sandra Oncale

    Go Pikachu

  • Sandra Oncale
    Sandra Oncale


  • Xx watermelon Wolf xX
    Xx watermelon Wolf xX

    the intro was so good :)

  • Danman ProKing
    Danman ProKing

    And also, think about the Pokémon timeline! In Pokémon go, canonically the first game in the series, only some have shinies, and they have a 1 in 500 chance. By gen 2 though, mutations have modified the shinyless ones to 1/8192, and the 1 in 500 value cut them down to 8192 as well. By the later gens where they are more around 1 in 4096, this is likely the result of rebreeding and attempting to get back to the 1 in 500 rate of years past!

  • Caitrin Raya Puyo
    Caitrin Raya Puyo

    i have a schoolmate nick named "the blue baby" because he has methemoglobinemia

  • FunkySlash65

    Shinies are real?! Time to devote the rest of my life to hunting down a blue lobster 😂

  • Brandon Johnson
    Brandon Johnson

    Lol thadudete

  • kwwxg

    Yeah just like every other living being?

  • Donut

    i won't let this ruin my fun animal game

  • Messimonkeyman5


  • Patrecia Ross
    Patrecia Ross

    What flexes sing lol

  • Емил Хъмчев
    Емил Хъмчев

    I remember the badgers video whaching this because of the badger part

  • محمود المتحمس
    محمود المتحمس

    9:12 Hey look shiny human throw the ball

  • Dante Bayer
    Dante Bayer

    So is the shiny increase different languages or you need to buy a new pokemon game in a Japanese or whatever

  • Gotta Craft ‘Em all
    Gotta Craft ‘Em all

    oh so THAT's where yondu came from

  • Devin Thurmon
    Devin Thurmon

    I think i had "shiny flys" in my trash can outside

  • gugh kid
    gugh kid

    How. About a shiny level100 guzzlord? i do

  • Raymison Statie
    Raymison Statie

    A Moana reference, rlly

  • STB4G Animations
    STB4G Animations

    9:15 we found the people in the im blue song Edit: 10:22 DAMN HE TOOK MY JOKE

  • Rakoon


  • Pigman_playz

    I have actually seen a blue lobster in real life in the ocean just swimming around

  • Eevee_TheLUCKIE

    (3:08) Why that exists in Minecraft people. I knew this was coming when I saw the Giant Panda.

  • Theveryeliteyeet

    So I'm more likely to find shiny pokemon in Alabama??? I GO TO ALABAMA

  • Kevin Thompson
    Kevin Thompson

    HA HA HA

  • Super Awesome Andrew Show
    Super Awesome Andrew Show

    I have an albino finch and hamster

  • YomiyuIsGaming

    The video started and I thought this was a Schaffrillas video lmao

  • Adrien

    I saw a green dog

  • Saigiku Jouno
    Saigiku Jouno

    intro was golden.

  • Arhon Valran
    Arhon Valran

    Now when your mom tells that you are her shiny treasure...

  • Simple Chap
    Simple Chap


  • Dio and Giorno
    Dio and Giorno

    So Krishna ( a Hindu god with blue skin from birth ) had Methemoglobinemia Cool.....?

  • RK_Beelze

    Why do i learn more about biology in a video about pokemon than in school? Riot pls

  • CocoVeeam

    that into was amazing lol

  • Cap stone
    Cap stone

    You see matpat, My Shiny Bellossom has Giga Drain, so she'll be fine

  • The Real Twin
    The Real Twin

    I caught a shiny 100% perfect IV Absol, that was hanging around the Novo Cemetery in East London in Pokémon Go this morning. Now I’m sad that the reason my Absol is so strong is that it had to fight to survive, for so long because of it’s different coloration.

  • George Hunter
    George Hunter

    Tesco shout out

  • Matt Smith
    Matt Smith

    Don't say my shiney gear dose is gonna r. I. P

  • Jared Plue
    Jared Plue

    Brb going to go throw pokeballs at albino people

  • Blakey

    Please put a TW for cringe next time you do an intro like that, thanks

  • José Elias GamerYT y Galletita Kawai
    José Elias GamerYT y Galletita Kawai

    My first Shiny catch was in Pokémon emerald i was leveling up and then a Violet Wurple appeared and i NEVER seen a Wurple whit that color and when i realized it was SHINY... I JUST PAUSED THE GAME AND THEN PROCEED TO TELL IT TO MY SIS AND THEN I CATCH IT

  • StahliBoi

    I find it weird that some of the older shinies look almost the exact same as the original sprite

  • Autodidactic Artisan
    Autodidactic Artisan

    I love my shiny ninjask more than life itself

  • Joseph's Laidback Casual Gaming
    Joseph's Laidback Casual Gaming

    Ded like me

  • Al Capone
    Al Capone

    No, YOUR shiny pokémon is doomed to die!

  • RMA Studio
    RMA Studio

    Pet rabbits are the ultimate real life shiny Pokémon. Their different color furs while cute would be a death sentence in the wild. But they are adorable and thrive as pets. Looking at you mini pops and dwarf bunnies

  • RMA Studio
    RMA Studio

    Not to go dark but we are all doomed to die 😅

  • misskatyjune

    Good one!

  • P uden
    P uden

    10:27 AHHHHHHHH MARKIPLIER I like him 💙

  • F3rrs

    Shiny Pokemon aren't mutated clearly a 8,192 sided dice is rolled inside a Pokemon egg and if it hits the correct number than you get a shiny.

  • Skipper Freeman
    Skipper Freeman

    I love the intro

  • Noah Memnook-Pipestem
    Noah Memnook-Pipestem

    There's a brown panda in Minecraft

  • David carl Amor
    David carl Amor

    every color in game theory logo represents each channel green is game theory and gtlive red is film theory and yellow is food theory i think

  • TheInkyAbyss

    I ALMOST CAUGHT A SHINY DRAGONITE ONCE BUT THEN MY POKEMON LANDED A CRITICAL HIT AND I DIED INSIDE. Then another time I DID catch a shiny pokemon but my 3ds died on me, tho I can't remember what shiny it was. Either way the game hates me and no one can change my mind.

  • Mr. Memer
    Mr. Memer

    I was born and raised in Kentucky and I have never heard anything about these blue people you speak of.

  • R - G - C
    R - G - C

    Ah, that's why the GTS has been flooded with Dittos

  • Alyxandir

    10:30 watching this in June during record breaking 50 degree celsius canadian weather... I'll take some brutal winter plzkthx

  • Korel Sturgis
    Korel Sturgis

    3:39 doge

  • Chef Crimson
    Chef Crimson

    That intro was a banger


    Just like there are shiny humans...

  • Dina Moore
    Dina Moore

    Put in your video about how eevee is the key to Evolution didn't you say that the Pokemon were usually friendly and didn't really attack each other hence why so rare to find a evolved version of any Pokemon

  • B Wilson
    B Wilson

    Once i had no pokeballs so i was gonno go to get more but i was already motley through the place but then I saw a shiney ratatata thats my 1st shiney fail and i wasnt even hunting and if u want to know it was on gold

  • McAwesome Wild
    McAwesome Wild

    Aw man my 4th grade teacher had a blue lobster that died at the end of school and now knowing the chance rate I feel bad.

  • Oscarlam1203

    Is chem in 6:03 !

  • Jovann Clemment Kurniawan
    Jovann Clemment Kurniawan

    The end is literally ruining child hood

  • Carolina Silva
    Carolina Silva

    me with vitiligo: I'm a SHINY!!

  • [Yoplait]

    His pokemon are shiny but their dying

  • Y Sh
    Y Sh

    I like how the fire is off because it’s dead and in Pokémon it said the fair on its tail represents its life

  • DJ Z
    DJ Z

    My friend: HEY ITS A SHINY me proceeds to kill it

  • _lolbit_

    I love that sub text on the logo “Ruining your childhood since 2011”

  • ceadarkness S
    ceadarkness S

    gingers= shiny humans

  • Trysten McCaffery
    Trysten McCaffery

    I have a shiny Growlithe in pokemon quest I'll miss him

  • Fam Bam Network
    Fam Bam Network

    What about unwon it doesn't have fur

  • WeltyBurrito736

    Real life mystique

  • totally not Michael
    totally not Michael

    Cool song 0:00

  • Maddy

    big surprise, your shiny life and everybody you will and has meet will also die

  • 『ThatSavageNoob』

    *I never knew I needed a Tamatoa MatPat until now*

  • carolina banza
    carolina banza

    The ball python isn't true, the one that look like that are bred to look like that

  • PsykicSlycer162

    Wait so I own a Korean version of Sh but still use America as the IRL location. Does that still count as Korean region

  • Vernivia Peltier
    Vernivia Peltier

    Doubt that Pokemon has the same thing aplied

  • Aiden Makes Memes
    Aiden Makes Memes

    My shiny Metagross will not simply die

  • Skarlet

    So it's not that *our* shinies our doomed to die. It's that wild shinies are doomed to die. And by catching them we are actually saving them from their inevitable death

  • TheAssasine16

    A friend of my father has conplete blue skin and eyes because he worked in the silver-mines of gulag

  • Boku no pico 🗑
    Boku no pico 🗑

    I love the first part of the vid

  • Marvin Williams
    Marvin Williams

    Anything news station just like one one of the animals in the whole entire system

  • BalrogSandwich

    Me: expecting a dark theory about why shinys die in the pokemon universe MatPat: predators UwU

  • LukeyMonke

    Imagine if he just said “shiny Pokémon are just regular Pokémon with skin cancer”

  • James Arrondelle
    James Arrondelle

    You aren't a good singer.

  • Beta

    I played an entire Pokémon game in Italian without knowing how to speak the language in order to get a ditto