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

    Joshua Fluman

     2 days ago

    This was also my theory, that ditto was a failed experiment of Mew.

  • EndlessZoro


     2 days ago

    Not a super ditto... a DittoTwo!

  • Brook Meade

    Brook Meade

     3 days ago

    Personally I like the theory that Ditto is the genetic decedent of Mew. And they used his DNA to splice into the sample of mew DNA the original researchers in Kanto, as seen in Pokemon the first movie, found to create Mewtwo.

    I just like this better because we've never seen a reference to Ditto coming into existence 20 years ago. It also seems like the first time Ash encounters Ditto is before the events of the first movie, again I think making it more likely the Ditto existed before they started their research. I think there's even a scene when they discover the Mew DNA and there's a Ditto next to it. The implication being that they are naturally drawn to mew.

  • Killer bee 58

    Killer bee 58

     4 days ago

    3:17 He said Guyana wrong :p

  • TheKrackenX42


     4 days ago +4

    When you realize that this video is the gray area of film and game theory

  • Mackenzie Lawrence

    Mackenzie Lawrence

     5 days ago

    Einstein: am I a joke to you?

    but seriously, you're a freaking genius!

  • CoolKCRoyale


     5 days ago

    I always thought ditto was more of a clone of mew than mewtwo

  • Ottsel Crew

    Ottsel Crew

     5 days ago

    We litterally just subbed when he said "Glorified paper weight." We love you Matpat, we've been watching for a long time (Mainly Daxter), we should have subbed a long time ago. Because of you, Daxter goes deep into the game that formed the base for our channel with his own insane theories. Its inspired him to make videos theories about things he is passionate about without losing the love he has for them no matter how dark theories can sometimes get. Your amazing and we cant stop watching. (Comment posted on behalf of one member so [we] is possibly used loosely. Think its obvious which member posted this now but I dont care, I love you 😂✌🏼)

  • Danny Schoofs

    Danny Schoofs

     5 days ago

    Lol, you're allmost like Bellular XD , churning out so many videos :)

  • Palfix Eye

    Palfix Eye

     6 days ago

    Idk why I’m watching this. I liked the detective pikachu movie but I only know the bare minimum of Pokémons

  • Katea Jurors

    Katea Jurors

     6 days ago

    What if the reason Dittos couldn't hold a form from memory was because they were children? Mini dito in the anime issues even when a reference was right in front of them. 20 years later not only has technology advanced but what if the Dittos themselves the others the Wild Ones have become better.

  • The Rebel Dottie

    The Rebel Dottie

     6 days ago

    Ditto can morph into humans in Sun and Moon, the fact it can do that in the movie is canon.

  • Diana Kouhia

    Diana Kouhia

     1 weeks ago

    I just love that
    Eah in the beginning

  • RavenHawkTech


     1 weeks ago

    I'd have to rewatch the movie but in theaters the Ditto Face was wrong when it transformed just like in the show.

  • Michael Contin

    Michael Contin

     1 weeks ago +1

    Doodoo vid

  • Castle


     1 weeks ago

    I got the father twist at the end cuz they didn't show the face

  • TheDeathmail


     1 weeks ago +5

    Here is the thing though... there were mentions of a pregnant mew and Ditto is also used for breeding... "Mew gave birth".... so Ditto is the daddy -_-
    Also. there is nothing to imply that Ditto was this new Pokemon that was only recently discovered.... that is important... Ditto seemed to be like any other ordinary Pokemon that people found common.

  • Gamer's Charm

    Gamer's Charm

     1 weeks ago +2

    right after that:
    * Moisterizer ad plays *

  • Sketch Craft

    Sketch Craft

     1 weeks ago +3

    "The first watchable video game movie"

    Tron Legacy: aM i A joKE tO yOu?¿?¡!!??!!¿

  • Miranda Panda

    Miranda Panda

     1 weeks ago

    My theory about the ditto is that it’s a more Advanced ditto then the rest they got closer and closer to replicating mew and before they got mew2 they made that ditto and that was the most advanced ditto bigger and then they made mew2