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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  • AIM clan
    AIM clan Day ago

    Were frokie

  • Sigrid Bjergbakke
    Sigrid Bjergbakke 2 days ago

    So you are confirming, that women are more important than men - now make governments give us more money :P

  • ToxicSocks 24
    ToxicSocks 24 2 days ago

    Waaaaiiittt... A gam theory thumbnail without green text? What is this

  • dog gamer
    dog gamer 4 days ago +3

    Theory: When A Pokemon And Ditto have a baby, the offspring is ditto permanently trapped as the other pokemon.

  • anewor yaniham
    anewor yaniham 5 days ago


  • Recneps07
    Recneps07 5 days ago

    why are tepig and squirtle shiny? I think I found Austin’s favorite starters.

  • Puddlegum Draws
    Puddlegum Draws 6 days ago

    Why are all the males shiny

  • Krokeiri
    Krokeiri 6 days ago

    0:38 Why are tepig and squirtle shiny?

  • KingPatron
    KingPatron 6 days ago

    That Wikipedia page is sick af, holy crap those mites have it rough

  • Mr. FBI Man
    Mr. FBI Man 7 days ago

    In leaf green i breeded my charizard with ditto a lot

  • Etienne Venter
    Etienne Venter 7 days ago

    At 2:45 is that a shiny Squirtle

  • Bong Revilla
    Bong Revilla 8 days ago

    I love balbasaur

  • BP
    BP 8 days ago

    Maybe the reason that the professors give their dying pokemon to ten year olds is because they know that they will train and evolve them in a quest to become a champion, thereby making them stronger and more attractive to females.

  • Got KARP
    Got KARP 8 days ago

    The music you used is also Illmangos intro. That’s cool. He’s cool and your cool too.

  • Scragy
    Scragy 8 days ago +1

    I think all the starters are equally amazing

  • The Vault The Official Channel

    Theory: Starters are so rare, due to their 7 males to 1 female ratio, as an counterbalance. Starters are stronger than most other Pokémon. For example, fully-evolved Pokémon have a mean BST of about 480, and fully-evolved Starters have a mean BST of 530, or 50 more than the average. This is what keeps these species from taking over environments.

  • Insane Gamer
    Insane Gamer 9 days ago

    Buuuut hey! That's just a theory! AAAAAAT GAME THEORY! xD

  • Bjartskular Brightscales

    Did any body else notice how his rival's name is matpat?

  • Simone Tapp
    Simone Tapp 10 days ago


  • Brawl Starsss
    Brawl Starsss 11 days ago

    0:10 I thought the Nidorino began singing

  • random stuff
    random stuff 11 days ago

    Notice when the bulbasaur stands it is humping the air

  • Golden Foxy 999
    Golden Foxy 999 11 days ago

    I have 6 scorbunnies...

  • Mr Me
    Mr Me 11 days ago

    The music do 😂

  • 윤재웅
    윤재웅 12 days ago

    who else actually searched for the mite species....I did

  • Pokemon world tournament 2019

    0:40 why is tepic shiny

  • Johnny Icee
    Johnny Icee 12 days ago

    Nope waiting for mat pat

  • DJW
    DJW 12 days ago

    What if you just breed to Venusaurs together?

  • The Claimed
    The Claimed 13 days ago +1

    I love how he's like "the other professor trees" lol

  • Willow Faded
    Willow Faded 13 days ago

    Bulbasaur is my favorite gen 1 Pokémon

  • bluff gawd
    bluff gawd 14 days ago

    around 15 minutes in u sound like sam tripoli omg lmao its amazing

  • bluff gawd
    bluff gawd 14 days ago

    also i thought that the started gender depending on ur character sprite once u got to pick whether u were boy or girl? cray.

  • Joon S
    Joon S 14 days ago

    Who tf is this guy and where is Matt

  • Salah Hilala
    Salah Hilala 14 days ago

    What starters are disappearing... the rain?

  • Sheona Beach
    Sheona Beach 14 days ago

    Let’s Go Pikachu exists so Kanto has had a higher population of starters by the way

  • Jay Bajaj
    Jay Bajaj 14 days ago

    man after watching this i suddenly want to revist Pokemon anime season 1 onwards ...

  • Jordan the Crazy
    Jordan the Crazy 15 days ago


  • lidrew braddy
    lidrew braddy 15 days ago

    You really said high school

  • Kevin Roman
    Kevin Roman 15 days ago +2

    Was it me or the Squirtle was a shiny at the beginning

  • Dr Waddles
    Dr Waddles 15 days ago

    Why is tepig golden

  • Erendira B
    Erendira B 15 days ago

    Awwww But I Luv Bulbasaur

  • Seth Renegade
    Seth Renegade 15 days ago

    did it even occur to you that maybe the starters were imported pokemons from another region and that's why your pokedex has the unknown region status on the starters as it can only have detailed info on pokemons in its designated region.

  • broskibruhh
    broskibruhh 15 days ago

    Bulbasaur a frog with a plant on it *surprised pikachu face*

  • michael cham
    michael cham 16 days ago

    Those ho don’t know bulbasour are the first and only starters pokemon got 2 attributes and nobody knows

  • Jeremy Erazo
    Jeremy Erazo 16 days ago

    Why is the squirtle in min 2.45 shiny?

  • Baja Blast
    Baja Blast 16 days ago

    Mattpatt is better than you. He makes it interesting. I just fall asleep when i listen to you.

    BMWMGA 16 days ago

    In fire red, after fuschia city you find swimmers with squirtle. And this is is the case with other games where you sometimes see a starter.

  • Alan  Choi Chang
    Alan Choi Chang 16 days ago

    and yet, some people still say "it is foolish to think that we can affect nature."
    granted, most people who say that believe in god...

    • Jesus Christ
      Jesus Christ 15 days ago

      what does religion have to do with that statement?

  • Ahmad Danish Amir
    Ahmad Danish Amir 17 days ago

    Austin sux

  • NoobLegend
    NoobLegend 17 days ago

    Bulba bulba bulbasaur!

  • Darkstalker 212
    Darkstalker 212 18 days ago

    Bulbasaur is not a frog...

  • RageScholar
    RageScholar 18 days ago

    The pokemon you and your rival don't choose goes extinct.
    This is how the professors choose.

  • Bloodyfeather
    Bloodyfeather 18 days ago

    I love this, but is it possible that the death rates of starter Pokémon are lower than something like a rabbit or just generally different across Pokémon species? Most starter pokemon are kept longer than any Ratata and get KOed less often. Could it be possible that they have developed a symbiotic relationship with humans that makes this gender ratio a favorable trait? What came first the ratio or the relationship

  • SubduedRadical
    SubduedRadical 18 days ago +2

    "It is GROSS and AWESOME."

    "You're not wrong..."


  • Mega Shiron
    Mega Shiron 18 days ago

    I'm just glad the superior starter wasn't cut from sword ans shield #Charizardbeststarter

  • Gen 1 SRT/LIFE
    Gen 1 SRT/LIFE 18 days ago

    This content will be a causality of coppa

  • Steven Jones
    Steven Jones 18 days ago

    Not true.. that one trainer outside cerulean had a charmander too.. actually a few people had bulbasaur and charmander.. through the gaame.. only saw one squirtle tho

  • Mike Stubz 1989
    Mike Stubz 1989 18 days ago

    Man, I pictured Michaelangelo from1990s narrating this

  • DestyNova
    DestyNova 18 days ago

    And no most animals don't have a 1:1 ratio, usually there are slightly more females then males. And still most males never get to breed. Also why determining lineage through the Male side is dumb. Don't get why we do it the patriarchy way, long before DNA odds are it's not even the guys kid.

  • DestyNova
    DestyNova 19 days ago

    Why I like Yellow though, could actually get all the Starters. Of course you found them and not caught them though.