Why Starters Are DISAPPEARING! | The SCIENCE of... Pokemon

  • Published on Jul 20, 2019
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    There are MANY mysteries in the world of Pokemon, and one I've always wondered about is - "Why are Pokemon Starters so rare?" When you start your Pokemon journey and get to choose your travel buddy, we learn that starters are difficult to find in the wild. Today Austin is going to uncover the secrets of Pokemon starters and why they may be going EXTINCT!
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Comments • 7 678

  • Miroslav Molnar
    Miroslav Molnar 5 hours ago


  • Escape Rope
    Escape Rope 7 hours ago

    Thumbsup for using L'amore in the intro

  • One For All
    One For All 15 hours ago

    Isnt that copyrighted music? I think I heard that song before at a Mexican night club lmao

  • Darkzomboy
    Darkzomboy 17 hours ago +1

    What’s the song at 4:00 called?

  • Heidi swiatocha
    Heidi swiatocha 23 hours ago


    VINCENT LIN Day ago

    charmander are da best

    VINCENT LIN Day ago

    isn"t bulbasaur a turtle with a garic bulb on its back???????

  • Asmos159
    Asmos159 Day ago

    you forgot to account for factors such as race habets. if the female stays in and the mael goes out, so the death ratio is 7 male for every female. than breading 7 male for every female is balanced. it is as simple as that, problem solved.
    the real answer to your question is that humans wiped out the wild population because of the disruption caused by capturing so many. starters are powerful pokemon. the reason why none of the other trainers have any, is because this happened some time ago. because of the rarity, only the professors are allowed to give them out from the breading reserves. the reason they give them out at all is for research. notice how the only people that have them also have a pokedex?

  • Coconut Agar
    Coconut Agar Day ago

    I found a mudkip once but I must have encountered thousands upon thousands of pokemon and I have found 1. ONE.

    • Coconut Agar
      Coconut Agar Day ago

      Also my game was a bit glitchy and I got behind a wall with a small area of grass :/ I was 8 I didn't think much of it

  • NXDH 927
    NXDH 927 Day ago

    Dear lord your coding is horrible.....

  • Zyfril Masmela
    Zyfril Masmela Day ago

    This is how many times he said sex

  • Mintberry Crunch

    That or they are like some snake species, e.g green anaconda and garter snakes, multiple males will mate with a single female.

  • Bonbon
    Bonbon Day ago

    Am I hearing Mexican music or am I haves stroke?

  • sharif salama
    sharif salama 2 days ago

    nah they just need to gang bang one female pokemon

  • Cheyenne Brown
    Cheyenne Brown 2 days ago

    so what youre saying is- we dont need ALL of the men

  • creepy truck driver
    creepy truck driver 2 days ago

    Do the Code counting in offsprings of mixed species origins

  • Isaac
    Isaac 2 days ago +1

    Do. A theory on the NBA plz I want basketball I mean it is a game

  • Akshay Kirandumkara
    Akshay Kirandumkara 2 days ago

    Wait but aren't you forgetting that Pokemon evolutions can breed with first evolutions? Altering the male to female ratio?

  • Luis Aguilon
    Luis Aguilon 3 days ago

    Cumbia mijo!!! But why? Haha

  • Santal
    Santal 3 days ago +5

    "Never run into starters again."
    Me in Alpha Sapphire: "I got a Blazakin AND a totodille fite me"

  • Mr. Fazbear
    Mr. Fazbear 3 days ago

    Did he realize that he colored squirtle incorrectly

  • RpgBlaster
    RpgBlaster 3 days ago +1

    Only mudkip and sobble are the best water starter

  • BoxTurtle 82205
    BoxTurtle 82205 3 days ago +1

    17:17 with captions you will thank me later

  • Jay Kalinka
    Jay Kalinka 3 days ago

    Lol and in sword and shild, the champion has a friggin charzard and will obviously gift you with a charmander. You are a troll.

  • kameleon
    kameleon 3 days ago

    One and only qestion why Edison, why not Nicola Tesla.

  • Ceiling Cat9001
    Ceiling Cat9001 3 days ago +1

    *leans in* Pikachu from Yellow

  • Henrik Kraft
    Henrik Kraft 3 days ago

    Anyone know the song at 12:55 and the end? SO DOPE!

  • Random Girl
    Random Girl 3 days ago

    Both Austin and Matpat have a signature way of presenting videos but they’re equally as entertaining

  • S S
    S S 3 days ago +1

    (me starting vid) oh yeah it's probably because people keep evolving them

  • Robin Jones
    Robin Jones 3 days ago

    What would cause a 1:7 female to male sex ratio advantageous?

  • XxitswolfiexX :D
    XxitswolfiexX :D 4 days ago

    Pokemon video * A D A B O U T P O K E M O N G O * me:...

  • Quinn Derp
    Quinn Derp 4 days ago

    why is that tepig a shiny 0:42
    squirtle is allso shiny

  • Michael Jensen
    Michael Jensen 4 days ago +1

    What if they have litters like cats, where the same litter can have multiple fathers?

  • Burner 1415
    Burner 1415 4 days ago

    Why doesn’t Mario whip out that ak 47 on that bowser castle, like bruh

  • Czech'oslovakia.
    Czech'oslovakia. 4 days ago

    FAKE! come on there is +1 starter per kid who wants to be a pokemon trainer and lives next to a pokemon lab!

  • superduperannoyingorange _

    I got a pokemon ad on this video... ah oh

  • Gold Dawn
    Gold Dawn 4 days ago

    There is one advantage of having more males, males have to fight for the female meaning the offspring will likely get the best genes

  • InstrucTube
    InstrucTube 4 days ago

    Oh god, the gamesages comment really brought me back...

  • Jason Senju
    Jason Senju 4 days ago

    Why is squirtle randomly shiny??

  • SilverSilk
    SilverSilk 4 days ago

    So we all basicly just ignore that fact that the tepig and squirtle at 0:40 (or whatever it's name is) is shiny

  • Connor Mcorrie
    Connor Mcorrie 4 days ago +1

    why am i watching Austin but listening to ilMango

  • Happyfuz1 Hi!
    Happyfuz1 Hi! 4 days ago

    Basically: For every seven males there is one female, the females are the ones who make and carry the eggs, less females = less babies, and with females being rare already...at a certain point, there would be no females.
    If it were reversed and there were seven females for one male, then that would be fine because one male can fertalize all of the females and thus have more babies, more females and the males would be fine because there are more and more babies constantly being made with so many females!
    If any altering factor were to jump in front of train tracks that lead the breeding train, then the Bulbasaur's would go extinct faster then they could evolve to adapt.

  • Andrew Liu
    Andrew Liu 4 days ago


  • adventsauza
    adventsauza 4 days ago

    Whos the new guy?

  • GravityBlast
    GravityBlast 5 days ago

    The idea of pokemon making love with the sexy jazz music in the background made me laugh with embarrassment

  • smooth guvster
    smooth guvster 5 days ago

    me when I see game theory video:😁

    me when I see that dear (name)intro and hear his voice:🙁

  • SpecyPlayz Gaming
    SpecyPlayz Gaming 5 days ago

    did the tepig is shiny?

  • S. Schlum
    S. Schlum 5 days ago +2

    ohmygod, the subtitle just says eggplant at the end XD i'm dying

  • Swap Papyrus
    Swap Papyrus 5 days ago

    ok ok ok there has to atleast be some starter pokemon because in one game (heartgold/soulsilver) there is one trainer in that game that has a charmeleon hmmmm

  • KarmaNuggets
    KarmaNuggets 5 days ago

    I saw 2 seconds of the intro and... im not ready for this

  • Myriah Keays
    Myriah Keays 5 days ago

    Which mites is he talking about?

  • King
    King 5 days ago

    I played this one roblox pokemon game and i got a female starter and i was so proud of myself and had so many delphoxes it was great.

  • Blurpled
    Blurpled 5 days ago

    yeah but the og starters are the most op

  • Julio Corzo
    Julio Corzo 5 days ago

    Why are you using shiny bulbasaur to represent male bulbasaur?

  • USSSR -speedruns and more

    I’ve got 5 female starters to 3 male starters on average

  • THE Shiny Trainer
    THE Shiny Trainer 5 days ago

    Cough cough let's go cough

  • explosion dragon dub

    You can catch the starters in the new game

  • RexTheLlama
    RexTheLlama 5 days ago

    So if starter Pokémon is 1:7 does that make 6 starter Pokémon is a virgin

  • aquatic Engineer
    aquatic Engineer 6 days ago

    Dude, Generation 1 players unite!!!

  • Kiyubie
    Kiyubie 6 days ago

    you know pokemon can evolve and that will make breeding more productive if they evolve... or something, but you forgot some stuff there my guy! ;)

  • My Dude
    My Dude 6 days ago

    Shiny tepig?

  • NastyYT
    NastyYT 6 days ago +1

    mudkip gang anyone who picks anything other than mudkip officially has major gay

    • KKEd1tZ
      KKEd1tZ 4 days ago

      How dare u trash talk shiny torchic

  • Owlzy
    Owlzy 6 days ago

    And who said breeding for shinies is pointless

  • TristanTEC
    TristanTEC 6 days ago

    The music is ilmangos intro.

  • Eugenia Verónica Bonsembiante

    I love Bulbasaur!!!

  • Lolitsme77
    Lolitsme77 6 days ago

    austin, as a 17 year old who has taken basic python, that “non-pythonic” scene was horrifying

  • somebrowngirlonline
    somebrowngirlonline 6 days ago +3

    "Professor Trees" is my favorite joke. Well played Austin... also I love your intro

  • Voltaic Fire
    Voltaic Fire 6 days ago +5

    Plot twist: Next Pokemon game region will _only_ have starter Pokemon.

  • Voltaic Fire
    Voltaic Fire 6 days ago

    *Austin has evolved into Darwin!*

  • Crystal Chaser
    Crystal Chaser 6 days ago

    Damn it, you punked me again with another Austen video. Nahh im good.

  • Laggianput Nelson
    Laggianput Nelson 6 days ago

    Didnt finish this

  • WokenNation
    WokenNation 7 days ago


  • Emperor Valkorion
    Emperor Valkorion 7 days ago

    What’s that dramatic opera song at 10:45?

  • Mz Yanni
    Mz Yanni 7 days ago +1

    Ditto is a transgender pansexual... Oh how I love ditto

    • Glass Wolf
      Glass Wolf 6 days ago

      More like a non-binary or gender-fluid pansexual, haha.

  • Ardyn Izunia
    Ardyn Izunia 7 days ago

    Tbh, the example of the Panda kinda bugged me. Since Pandas are fairly useless to the environment and have such a stupid digestive system that only let's them properly digest useless foods. I don't think keeping those animals alive is worth any work. Life is not worth anything just by being life. After all, life is just something we defined. I could very well call the next stone I see life as a part of nature. Also, since we are all made of stardust essentially, I could also strike an argument from there for "lifeless" things to be the same as us. My point is, actively keeping alive species that would die 100% without our work to keep them alive is a waste of time if the species is useless. I can understand why we would try and keep Bees alive, but Pandas? Why? I love animals, I don't hate Pandas. But disrupting evolution, our scientific rise and nature to keep them alive? Seems crazy to me. Just let them die out.