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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  • kdy0o
    kdy0o 4 hours ago

    Maybe they were just using Dittos in the cloning process

  • Elbruno 45X
    Elbruno 45X 6 hours ago

    what if insted of the ditto being a clone of mew its a clone of mewtwo

  • Beregorn88
    Beregorn88 11 hours ago

    It is as good as a Pokémon live action could be. I think that is the perfect review of the film. For me the only redeeming scene is when pikachu sings the intro of the cartoon while crying...

  • Eric F
    Eric F Day ago

    Who else thinks Detective Pikachu could be from the OWCA From Fineas and Ferb bc they have a sort of crazy ability

  • The Grey Shaman
    The Grey Shaman Day ago

    This better not be a ditto can turn into humans theory. Because that shit has been verified since the original pokemon anime when Jessy forced a ditto to transform into her childhood crush

    • The Grey Shaman
      The Grey Shaman Day ago

      This is too cringe, first of all I will say that ditto has always been a failed clone of new and if the creators of the movie believed that was a theory then oh my god it explains why the movie was good but lackluster. They didn’t even make mister mime talk when he has the ability to. I assumed they were just being silly and making him a literal mime to mess around, but now I’m not so sure, what if they just didn’t know mister mime can talk because they didn’t know their stuff when it comes to pokemon.
      As for ditto being able to transform at will, did you totally forget the lab dedicated to modifying the genetics of these pokemon? Cuz yeah... modified ditto dude...

  • Barkain
    Barkain Day ago

    I did like the Mario bros movie

  • שחר א.
    שחר א. Day ago

    I unsubscribed in the time you gave to subscribe

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  • Grovajl Yukari
    Grovajl Yukari 3 days ago

    Ash's father was the champion, he decided to fight Mewtwo without Master Ball and Mewtwo locked his mind into the pikachu and that is why Ash's pikachu is more like human and so powerful :3

    Also ditto transformed into a cannon in the anime which was epic :D

  • josie nuetzel
    josie nuetzel 3 days ago

    At first I thought this video was going to confirm the theory of pikachu being Ash's father and that is why he isn't around. Bill and his pokemon mind swiping machine also add on to the theory. Another thing I like to add on is how in the yellow version of the game The pikachu that is given to you is the only pikachu that was found and caught in the wild. Why so near pallet town?, instead of the Veridian forest or the power plant like in Blue and Red version where you can find them in the while. Food for thought.

  • alex sekerak
    alex sekerak 3 days ago

    TBH this is so well-known I thought it was already confirmed cannon

  • Elysium Rod
    Elysium Rod 4 days ago +1

    Ditto being failed Mews was shown to me a long time ago;
    What if the Ditto were just used as stem cells to produce Mew thanks to their genetic malleability?

  • Mihzvol Wuriar
    Mihzvol Wuriar 4 days ago

    I don't think Ditto is a failed experiment, but it was experimented upon, so scientists could perfect cloning, or at least, dittos were implanted Mew's DNA so it would change and maintain it's new DNA, that of Mewtwo, I say this, because if you think about it, how many failed experiments they had?
    Ditto is common in all regions, how could they multiply so fast that they are commonly found in all regions, but not over reproduced to the point of endangering the existence other species?
    While there's no doubt it was used in the experiments, saying it was a result of it is a mistake.

  • Pamela  Linebaugh
    Pamela Linebaugh 5 days ago

    Pikachu on the movie.
    ain't secretly a animatronic

  • Mr Imagination Studious

    I feel like this should of been on game theory.

  • MistaManMime
    MistaManMime 5 days ago


  • TheDwarvenDefender
    TheDwarvenDefender 5 days ago

    "Greatest video game movie."
    [Screams in Wreck-it.]

  • Dimitrios Corvinos
    Dimitrios Corvinos 5 days ago

    Wow, my mind is blown. *yawn*

  • Pixel Playz
    Pixel Playz 6 days ago

    Ummm so Mew and Ditto arent the only pokemon that can use transform, if you take a smeargle, which can use sketch, a move that copies another pokemons move permanently. The smeargle can then learn transform. But this doesnt change the theory that much so, thats my tea or whatever.

    NOMASAN 7 days ago

    Turns film theory icon 270 degrees clockwise instead of 90 degrees counterclockwise to change it into the game theory icon... me: angery

  • CheeseDrill
    CheeseDrill 7 days ago +1

    this has only been a theory? I thought this was obvious

  • Scott Berry
    Scott Berry 8 days ago

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

  • Joey Floppy
    Joey Floppy 8 days ago

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

  • Prerana Elwin
    Prerana Elwin 8 days ago


  • Ryan
    Ryan 8 days ago

    It's pronounced GUY-ana
    Not KEY-ana

  • Achi Ezeukwu
    Achi Ezeukwu 8 days 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 9 days ago

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

  • cipher sans
    cipher sans 9 days ago


  • cipher sans
    cipher sans 9 days 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 12 days ago

    wait south america exists in pokemon?

  • Steve Kaylor
    Steve Kaylor 12 days ago

    Best video game movie of all time?

  • Enda Elvan
    Enda Elvan 14 days ago

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

  • Marcus Mann
    Marcus Mann 14 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 15 days ago

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

  • Genaro Gonzalez
    Genaro Gonzalez 15 days ago +1

    I have to say 1 word wrong

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    Genaro Gonzalez 15 days ago +1


  • R douth
    R douth 16 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 17 days ago

    Every body knows this

  • Dustin Tran
    Dustin Tran 17 days ago

    Psst ditto is the fail version of mew

  • Marilyn Mazey
    Marilyn Mazey 17 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 17 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 17 days ago


  • the narrator
    the narrator 17 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 18 days ago

    New about that a long time ago whithout seing the movie

  • Christopher Persaud
    Christopher Persaud 18 days ago

    Mew and I are from the same place lol

  • Viktor Lima
    Viktor Lima 18 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 18 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 19 days ago


  • Just Nierninwa
    Just Nierninwa 19 days ago

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

  • Spenser
    Spenser 19 days ago

    Spoiler bellow!

    Pikachu is daddy

  • Spenser
    Spenser 19 days ago

    That Pikachu has fur

  • Ducky YaBoi
    Ducky YaBoi 19 days ago +1

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

  • Ekkk
    Ekkk 19 days ago

    Mewtwo is still an imperfect clone.