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

Published on: Saturday, June 8, 2019

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
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  • Billy Hawkins

    Billy Hawkins

     53 minutes ago

    ditto be jealous

  • 1000Shade


     7 hours ago

    I didn’t know that was a theory I thought it was just lore

  • mike bolin

    mike bolin

     10 hours ago

    But matpat. You forget that her ditto is speciel..just like the one in the movie. Normal dittos get every detail right. Her ditto and the one in the movie gets the little black round eyes wrong and can't change them. Same ditto?!

  • Down to the Core Productions

    Down to the Core Productions

     18 hours ago

    Did you also notice that Pikachu sings the original Pokemon Theme Song? Dialectic Music in a movie? But why? Unless the Anime is an actual TV show based off of Red's Adventure which in term means that my old private theory was true

  • David Meyer

    David Meyer

     18 hours ago

    1:33 - Are you showing color graphics on a classic GameBoy? Come on, you're better than that.

  • Aya Alturas

    Aya Alturas

     1 days ago +1

    sonic movie creators: hey, lets copy nintendo!
    nintendo: mewtwo, use hyper beam.

  • Asdruval Perez

    Asdruval Perez

     1 days ago

    Um no, the details it got wrong is the face. ditto has the ability to transform into the thing perfectly when a ditto tries to turn into something it does not know it gets the shape right but the face is wrong. The genetic testing he was doing wasn't necessarily related to mewtwo, or you would have to say that the Greninja the torterra are also related to mewtwo. It sounds like writers just talking but nothing was actually shown to prove or hint at any point you try to make.

  • minecraft man701

    minecraft man701

     1 days ago +1

    Pretty sure that the second people heard the Howard Clifford was the "savior" or something because he basically brought pokemon into the real world, people knew he was gonna be the villain. I sure did.

  • Zeke mans

    Zeke mans

     1 days ago

    The little disappointed "ah" at 0:27 killed me😂

  • Matthew the pole

    Matthew the pole

     1 days ago

    This isn't just a film theory it's a pokemon theory

  • xArmaDeath


     1 days ago

    The fuck. You literally get ditto when yoh fail to clone mewtwo in some pokemon games. This aint even a theory or myth

  • xArmaDeath


     1 days ago

    Detective pikachu was shit. Prove me wrong.

  • Navin Borkar

    Navin Borkar

     1 days ago

    Well if your theory is true then that would mean that ash is actually immortal being

  • mussolini


     1 days ago

    so i just wanted to say that i dont think ditto doesn't need to see something to turn into it. atleast not in the anime and here is why. In Ditto's Mysterious Mansion one of the duplica episodes she has her ditto turn into a cannon to finish off team rocket. the cannon team rocket used and the one ditto transformed into are completely different so ditto must have transformed into it from memory right?

  • L30n G

    L30n G

     1 days ago

    Doesnt Sun and Moon have a group of dittos that can copy humans?

  • Andres Perez

    Andres Perez

     1 days ago

    why cant it copy the brain of a smart pokemon and find a way to keep that brain

  • Annabelle MacTavish

    Annabelle MacTavish

     1 days ago

    I saw it last night to

  • Valacar


     1 days ago

    Yeah, I remember in one of the Minecraft mod packs for pokemon. You could build the machines to make mew2, which had a certain percentage to be successful. An unsuccessful attempt made, you guessed it. Ditto.

  • Jake Swanson

    Jake Swanson

     1 days ago

    that "uh" at 0:28 was brilliant

  • Maxwell Green

    Maxwell Green

     1 days ago

    I’m pretty sure in a game somewhere dittos description is like “the failed copy of mew” or something