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

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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
Editors: Koen Verhagen and BanditRants
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman


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Jun 8, 2019




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kdy0o Day ago
Maybe they were just using Dittos in the cloning process
Elbruno 45X
Elbruno 45X Day ago
what if insted of the ditto being a clone of mew its a clone of mewtwo
Beregorn88 Day 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days ago
I did like the Mario bros movie
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שחר א. 2 days ago
I unsubscribed in the time you gave to subscribe
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Grovajl Yukari
Grovajl Yukari 4 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 4 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 4 days ago
TBH this is so well-known I thought it was already confirmed cannon
Elysium Rod
Elysium Rod 5 days ago
Ditto being failed Mews was shown to me a long time ago; However, What if the Ditto were just used as stem cells to produce Mew thanks to their genetic malleability?
Mihzvol Wuriar
Mihzvol Wuriar 5 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 6 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 6 days ago
1:20 AHEM
"Greatest video game movie." [Screams in Wreck-it.]
Dimitrios Corvinos
Wow, my mind is blown. *yawn*
Pixel Playz
Pixel Playz 7 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 8 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 8 days ago
this has only been a theory? I thought this was obvious
Scott Berry
Scott Berry 9 days ago
Hav you payed atenchen to the movie that ditto is one of the badges jenetteck experements
Joey Floppy
Joey Floppy 9 days ago
Good theory. Alternatively a ditto would be desirable for any genetic research.
Prerana Elwin
Prerana Elwin 9 days ago
Ryan 9 days ago
It's pronounced GUY-ana Not KEY-ana
Achi Ezeukwu
Achi Ezeukwu 9 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 10 days ago
Doesnt prove ditto is a version of mew it just proves ditto is an experiment..?
cipher sans
cipher sans 10 days ago
cipher sans
cipher sans 10 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 13 days ago
3:17 wait south america exists in pokemon?
Steve Kaylor
Steve Kaylor 13 days ago
Best video game movie of all time? Rampage.
Enda Elvan
Enda Elvan 15 days ago
Can you guys do a theory about Pokémon detective pikachu copying zootopia?
Marcus Mann
Marcus Mann 15 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 16 days ago
Oh, no... is this another Ditto is a failed Mew clone theory all over again?
Genaro Gonzalez
Genaro Gonzalez 16 days ago
I have to say 1 word wrong
Genaro Gonzalez
Genaro Gonzalez 16 days ago
R douth
R douth 17 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 18 days ago
Every body knows this
Dustin Tran
Dustin Tran 18 days ago
Psst ditto is the fail version of mew
Marilyn Mazey
Marilyn Mazey 18 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 18 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. Etc.
Kilo Allen
Kilo Allen 18 days ago
the narrator
the narrator 18 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 19 days ago
New about that a long time ago whithout seing the movie
Christopher Persaud
Mew and I are from the same place lol
Viktor Lima
Viktor Lima 19 days ago
What if Clifford's Ditto is the last one before they made Mewtwo, so he would be the strongest?
Daniel Lopes
Daniel Lopes 19 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 20 days ago
Just Nierninwa
Just Nierninwa 20 days ago
Funny that canonically mew is the pokemon that gave all pokemons and its clones can transform into anything.
Spenser 20 days ago
Spoiler bellow! Pikachu is daddy
Spenser 20 days ago
That Pikachu has fur
Ducky YaBoi
Ducky YaBoi 20 days ago
Heres a theory why didn't the super ditto just transform into mewtwo?
Ekkk 20 days ago
Mewtwo is still an imperfect clone.
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