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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  • Jellyman Herder

    Jellyman Herder

     1 hours ago

    Frick I just got a Pokemon ad

  • Jack Kemp

    Jack Kemp

     5 hours ago

    So Mewtwo is more like MewOneMillion

  • Lunar Liam Productions

    Lunar Liam Productions

     16 hours ago

    Ditto is my favourite Pokémon.

  • Lewis Brannigan

    Lewis Brannigan

     1 days ago

    Couldnt howard be in dittos mind so he could use his memory and cctv to see many pokemon ? I like this

  • asian Jim

    asian Jim

     1 days ago

    I thought everyone new that when they were a kid . That ditto is a clone of mew

  • Aria Angelical

    Aria Angelical

     2 days ago

    Scientist trainer class also uses Ditto.

  • Daniele Frizzi

    Daniele Frizzi

     3 days ago

    In Sun/Moon (or Ultrasun/Ultramoon) there is a Ditto that transforms in known humans too. So either there is a real "assistant" the ditto cloned, or they were already a fused pokemon/human couple experiment (also already canon since the first pokemon games)

  • Bean


     4 days ago +2

    I thought everyone already knew this

  • Orchid


     4 days ago

    0:28 lol

  • Shazam awesome

    Shazam awesome

     4 days ago

    Do a theory on Steven universe

  • Alex B

    Alex B

     4 days ago

    What if that is so smart because it is Amber (Green)? Because it had a human's type of memory what if it is the failed clone of Amber?

  • roflcopterkklol


     4 days ago

    wait what pokemon green was actually a thing?

    I always thought it was a myth when i was a kid that pokemon green existed.

  • Jasmine XTheDragonArtistX

    Jasmine XTheDragonArtistX

     6 days ago +1

    Lol yeah like gangsters can actually sing and or rap gangster's Paradise is just another song of weed

  • 01Danni10


     6 days ago

    Now it makes me Wonder!
    If Ditto came from Mew then... Did Meltan also came from Mew? 🤔
    Both Mew and Meltan are both Related to Ditto! 😂😂😂

  • Maddie Sig.

    Maddie Sig.

     1 weeks ago +1

    I already knew this because Mewtwo was created when the scientist added human dna to the mix. Which is why Mewtwo is humanoid
    (Which doesn’t confirm Ditto but it’s pretty apparent) that being said, I love this theory and Pokémon in general ❤️

  • Chara Frisk

    Chara Frisk

     1 weeks ago

    This theory is very close to a game theory

  • Andreas Huber

    Andreas Huber

     1 weeks ago

    wow, that one was garbo.

    1. 90% of it was recapping what we already knew
    2. where exactly did you find anything that helps?
    3. a super ditto? what? if you would have stuck to anything else it would have been better. Do we know that mew can recreate perfect copies from memory? I don't think so. That proves nothing
    4. if they said in the interview that they don't want to set anything into stone then how should the film prove anythin.

    onw of the worst videos on your channel

  • Liam Thompson

    Liam Thompson

     1 weeks ago +1

    How do you guys think Pikachu ended up with Tim's father instead of Ash?



     1 weeks ago

    come on moneeeeeeeey

  • solesurvivor5


     1 weeks ago

    While they did close the door on Harry being connected to Ash, however, like the video said it doesn't close it on Pikachu being the same one from the anime, if anything, by confirming Mewtwo is the sameone from "Pokemon: The First Movie", it supports the fact that it happens in the same universe, so the posibility is still open, also, I am convinced that the Jigglypuff in DP is the same one from the anime (too bad she only gets one scene, and it's a quick cameo), further encouraging that those two pikachu are connected. It really all depends on a Pokemons life span.

    By the way, if anyone is interested on wether Pikachu can actually beat Mewtwo, I ran a simulation in Smash Bros. Melee (Kanto stadium, CPU controlled, Lvl 9, no items of course), and Mewtwo got his ass kicked 10 times in a row.