Game Theory: Your Shiny Pokemon is DOOMED to Die!

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We all love when a shiny version of our favorite Pokemon shows up, right? It is a welcome surprise to any video or card game! Except, those shinies are not as great as we all think. Don't get me wrong, they LOOK amazing but they are lacking one very important thing in the Pokemon universe. That thing, Theorists, is POWER! Shines are WEAK! Not only that, but they are DOOMED! Why? You will have to watch to find out!

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  1. Fam Bam Network

    Fam Bam NetworkPred 18 urami

    What about unwon it doesn't have fur

  2. WeltyBurrito736

    WeltyBurrito736Pred dnevom

    Real life mystique

  3. totally not Michael

    totally not MichaelPred dnevom

    Cool song 0:00

  4. Mad Cv

    Mad CvPred dnevom

    big surprise, your shiny life and everybody you will and has meet will also die

  5. 『ThatSavageNoob』

    『ThatSavageNoob』Pred dnevom

    *I never knew I needed a Tamatoa MatPat until now*

  6. carolina banza

    carolina banzaPred 2 dnevi

    The ball python isn't true, the one that look like that are bred to look like that

  7. PsykicSlycer162

    PsykicSlycer162Pred 3 dnevi

    Wait so I own a Korean version of Sh but still use America as the IRL location. Does that still count as Korean region

  8. Vernivia Peltier

    Vernivia PeltierPred 4 dnevi

    Doubt that Pokemon has the same thing aplied

  9. Aiden Liekz Mudkip

    Aiden Liekz MudkipPred 4 dnevi

    My shiny Metagross will not simply die

  10. Skarlet

    SkarletPred 5 dnevi

    So it's not that *our* shinies our doomed to die. It's that wild shinies are doomed to die. And by catching them we are actually saving them from their inevitable death

  11. TheAssasine16

    TheAssasine16Pred 5 dnevi

    A friend of my father has conplete blue skin and eyes because he worked in the silver-mines of gulag

  12. Potato

    PotatoPred 6 dnevi

    I love the first part of the vid

  13. Marvin Williams

    Marvin WilliamsPred 6 dnevi

    Anything news station just like one one of the animals in the whole entire system

  14. BalrogSandwich

    BalrogSandwichPred 8 dnevi

    Me: expecting a dark theory about why shinys die in the pokemon universe MatPat: predators UwU

  15. Luke Macmillan

    Luke MacmillanPred 8 dnevi

    Imagine if he just said “shiny Pokémon are just regular Pokémon with skin cancer”

  16. James Arrondelle

    James ArrondellePred 9 dnevi

    You aren't a good singer.

  17. Beta

    BetaPred 9 dnevi

    I played an entire Pokémon game in Italian without knowing how to speak the language in order to get a ditto

  18. Clone

    ClonePred 10 dnevi

    I think every Pokémon is doomed to die at some point man

  19. the knee thief

    the knee thiefPred 10 dnevi

    This made me think of one of the most common examples I've encountered: betta splendens. My most brilliantly coloured boy was a deep red base scaling with an icy blue shimmer across his body. The splendens complex is incredibly inbred for the sake of colouration, fin type, and aggressive behaviour, but "wild type" bettas are more darker in colour, typically have shorter and easier to swim with fins, and have a tendency to be less aggressive, meaning that splendens would be hard pressed to survive in their natural environment.

  20. Zana Alford

    Zana AlfordPred 11 dnevi

    The keen dredger assembly beam because quartz partially attack except a rich bedroom. diligent, blue-eyed vegetable

  21. Watashi Pro

    Watashi ProPred 12 dnevi

    Matpat:Shinies are real Me:gotta catch them all

  22. WLF Shadow

    WLF ShadowPred 12 dnevi

    could just buy two versions of the same game if you antisocial

  23. Logan Liang

    Logan LiangPred 12 dnevi

    the blue people are tall smurfs

  24. Xenon5497

    Xenon5497Pred 12 dnevi

    2:48 thats so crazy I new a guy that had one. It died cause he never cleaned the tank smh

  25. Cass Martin

    Cass MartinPred 12 dnevi

    Pied ball pythons arent too rare anymore, collector tend to go after and try to breed patterns, and will breed pied ball pythons together to see the results. I have a normal ball python and albino

  26. El Cid Gaming

    El Cid GamingPred 13 dnevi

    In Pokemon world, shinies are the most genetically diverse

  27. Nancy A Mora

    Nancy A MoraPred 13 dnevi

    3:55 Did anyone else notice that he said "elephants" when he pointed "reindeers"

  28. Talha Mughal

    Talha MughalPred 13 dnevi

    Congratulations @TheGameTheorists! You have caught a level 69 Theory Episode! Added to Pokédex. You recieved 35 Pokécoins! These colors seem unusual...✨

  29. The guy rando Dando

    The guy rando DandoPred 13 dnevi

    once in my minecraft survival world i saw a panda just walking it died... so ye

  30. Ninja Boys

    Ninja BoysPred 14 dnevi

    wynaut just paint the pokemon and make them shiny :3

  31. ghostf378

    ghostf378Pred 14 dnevi

    I found a shiny ladybug it was yellow

  32. DarkIsDark

    DarkIsDarkPred 15 dnevi

    “THEY ARE RARE” so a poketuber by the name MANDJTV (the most handsome poketuber) Who got 3 shinies in a normal platinum run for an April fools joke, they got 1 shiny zubat and 2 shiny r, one exploding but catching the other shinies. The ods were the high 8192 (i think thats the odds for Plat and stuff) and they barely had 6 gym badges. The game wanted the playthrough to have some spice as it’s just a normal playthrough as an april fools joke. This is actually hilarious

  33. Suitable Pancake

    Suitable PancakePred 15 dnevi

    We talked about exactly this topic in biology class so I don’t this video to my biology teacher and I hope she doesn’t hate me lmao

  34. Jarell Zyrus Raval

    Jarell Zyrus RavalPred 15 dnevi

    Sorry *shiny badger*

  35. Jarell Zyrus Raval

    Jarell Zyrus RavalPred 15 dnevi

    I just realized that linoon is a shy badger! 🙀

  36. Ben Langley

    Ben LangleyPred 16 dnevi

    After Pokémon gun edition there’s gonna be Pokémon poachers edition Either that or team rocket is gonna start buying guns and poaching them

  37. Jamie & Steven Shaw

    Jamie & Steven ShawPred 16 dnevi

    I have never heard a SLthrow mention people from Kentucky I am from Kentucky so this means so much

  38. Bookworm cubes

    Bookworm cubesPred 17 dnevi

    This intro was amazing🤯😂

  39. Michael Newman

    Michael NewmanPred 17 dnevi

    Beating a nuzlocke without crying over your favorite pokemon dying before you're eyes is a 100% impossible

  40. Michael Newman

    Michael NewmanPred 17 dnevi

    Also note: I got a shiny drifloon under 20 eggs without doing the masuda method (I do have the shiny charm)

  41. Ghostmask19 Games

    Ghostmask19 GamesPred 17 dnevi

    Look at my shiny Garchomp 😔


    CLAUDIO ARNAIZPred 17 dnevi

    me: crying bc the only shiny i have is a lvl 65 shiny shuckle

  43. Tiky IRL

    Tiky IRLPred 17 dnevi

    Matpat is better than everyone who shiny hunts for pikachu. Just look at his red pikachu then look at everyone's boring orange and yellow pika 0:17


    LORD FEEBASPred 18 dnevi

    love the intro

  45. Alicia Hernandez

    Alicia HernandezPred 18 dnevi

    Shiny Pikachu Pikachu said

  46. Berry life Jerrys bro

    Berry life Jerrys broPred 18 dnevi

    8:01 Dude just change the language of the game in a new file.

  47. No Laughing 'N' Da kitchen 2.0

    No Laughing 'N' Da kitchen 2.0Pred 18 dnevi

    Best opening ever

  48. Noah

    NoahPred 18 dnevi

    I looked at the thumbnail thinking it was SLthrow cringe I'm so glad it's not

  49. Atavy

    AtavyPred 18 dnevi

    7:35 one of the few perks of living in a german speaking country^^

  50. Stryker Snipez

    Stryker SnipezPred 19 dnevi

    Wheres the rest of that dope song at? spotify?

  51. Tori

    ToriPred 19 dnevi

    This reminds me of my puppy that had a blue spot died overnight😢😩😨😫😭

  52. Big Floppa

    Big FloppaPred 19 dnevi


  53. -StrawberryMilk-

    -StrawberryMilk-Pred 20 dnevi

    so if i keep on resetting i might encounter a shiny timmy? *sign me up!*


    SOLIDTUNKISPred 21 dnevom

    Lmaooo he said seafood

  55. Chris Terry

    Chris TerryPred 21 dnevom

    I noticed he didn't mention the human shines the albino

  56. Maria Luisa Berard

    Maria Luisa BerardPred 21 dnevom

    You:Talking about shiny umbreon me in a raid:shiny umbreon apears WUT

  57. bo nana

    bo nanaPred 21 dnevom

    9:11 We finally found real smurfs bois

  58. Grey Adams

    Grey AdamsPred 21 dnevom

    Plot twist: the Fugates are descendants of Grand Admiral Thrawn

  59. Tigry

    TigryPred 21 dnevom

    Rip my shiny muk and graveler

  60. Karen and Evan Burch

    Karen and Evan BurchPred 22 dnevi

    Shiny Pokémon where originally called colorful Pokémon just thought I would say that

  61. DerpyMooCow

    DerpyMooCowPred 22 dnevi

    Intro: exists Me: golden

  62. Melle Meijer

    Melle MeijerPred 22 dnevi

    So does that make gingers the shiny of humans considering we have red ish fur/hair and are rare as hell 1% or something or are we to common

  63. Play level Button

    Play level ButtonPred 22 dnevi

    My goldfish turned shiny today :D he's gray now.

  64. Dylan Timmy

    Dylan TimmyPred 23 dnevi

    I was laughing when you were calling real world animals shiny but I was dead when you called the Fugates shiny humans

  65. playz style

    playz stylePred 23 dnevi

    welp gotta catch shiny humans now i already have all the shinies except pokemon and animals just need humans now :D

  66. ChaosContrl

    ChaosContrlPred 23 dnevi

    Trying out that clip feature of SLthrow (that totally wasn't taken from Twitch): slthrow.infoUgxTzykKytH2jzCEHup4AaABCQ

  67. ChaosContrl

    ChaosContrlPred 23 dnevi

    10:25 ok that meme made me laugh so hard

  68. ChaosContrl

    ChaosContrlPred 23 dnevi

    Ruining your childhood since 2011

  69. oneee clickk

    oneee clickkPred 23 dnevi

    The dead food emphatically pull because science parallely type since a zesty melody. oval, neat handball

  70. Thabang Nkopane

    Thabang NkopanePred 23 dnevi


  71. Mystic 2010

    Mystic 2010Pred 23 dnevi

    Wait is this why I couldn’t find a shiny cubone in Let’s go -

  72. MatchaMokkii

    MatchaMokkiiPred 24 dnevi

    Little does Matpat know that his skit Shiny Pokémon parody song is a real thing by Thadudette on SLthrow

  73. Joseph Daou

    Joseph DaouPred 24 dnevi

    Today we are going to tell you all how your shiny Pokémon are doomed to die he says in a calming and normal way

  74. Charles Ingalls

    Charles IngallsPred 24 dnevi

    What about the blue king crab?

  75. Sean Campbell

    Sean CampbellPred 24 dnevi

    Minecraft actually has a reference to the brown panda, as one in every 50 pandas that spawn in a jungle (in Minecraft) will be brown instead of black.

  76. Cam D

    Cam DPred 24 dnevi

    OH MY GOD BOJACK HORSEMAN REFERENCE. Okay matpat I took a break but I'm back

  77. Chicken Wings

    Chicken WingsPred 24 dnevi

    Ohhh the people who caught a shiny during their nuzlocke are sweating

  78. Fierben Gacha

    Fierben GachaPred 24 dnevi

    THE GAME THEORY Ruining your childhood since 2011

  79. DipsydooGames

    DipsydooGamesPred 24 dnevi

    Oh Pat no lemme revoice that

  80. Arceus

    ArceusPred 24 dnevi

    I like to think all pokemon are somewhat immortal and are back to wild pokemon once their trainer dies.

  81. Michael Santoro

    Michael SantoroPred 24 dnevi

    What is this a science channel now lol

  82. Carson and Kiera Vlogs

    Carson and Kiera VlogsPred 24 dnevi

    I accidentally found a shiny jigglypuff on isle of armour

  83. Buyisiwe Chala

    Buyisiwe ChalaPred 25 dnevi

    Can we just appreciate the intro

  84. Gaurav Bose

    Gaurav BosePred 25 dnevi

    The obnoxious edward dentsply dream because seeder inevitably sniff lest a precious passenger. utopian, accurate step-grandmother

  85. Tazzled

    TazzledPred 25 dnevi

    i found a shiny rolycoly while watching this :)

  86. Buzz

    BuzzPred 25 dnevi

    Bill chyper the flying dorito

  87. Joseph Young

    Joseph YoungPred 25 dnevi

    So it’s possible to go shiny human hunting

  88. RagnorokGundam

    RagnorokGundamPred 25 dnevi

    A funny point is shiny pokemon aren't even the rarest thing to have happen to a pokemon the pokerus is if it's still a thing

  89. ThunderWolf

    ThunderWolfPred 25 dnevi

    So what your telling me is Yondu is from Kentucky? Got it.

  90. Super Console 76

    Super Console 76Pred 25 dnevi

    1 second later.......Crab pat Me: damm it

  91. A weeb 63

    A weeb 63Pred 25 dnevi

    I live in in Iowa and there’s a family of albino deers that I can find some times

  92. William Sangolt Håberg

    William Sangolt HåbergPred 25 dnevi

    Thumbnail looks like a jojo scene

  93. Kacper Debski

    Kacper DebskiPred 25 dnevi

    by shiny in rl you mean albinism and melanism???

  94. Kacper Debski

    Kacper DebskiPred 25 dnevi

    oh you said that

  95. Betsy Burton

    Betsy BurtonPred 26 dnevi

    The lamentable squirrel immediately drown because quartz regionally invite despite a inconclusive roll. lowly, wandering cabinet

  96. Sunil Tripathi

    Sunil TripathiPred 26 dnevi

    I feel like this man can a dark theory even on cutiest cartoon show.

  97. Leo’s A-typical World

    Leo’s A-typical WorldPred 26 dnevi

    Hey I have a pet ball python! 🐍

  98. Kristen Owen

    Kristen OwenPred 26 dnevi

    I ran into a shiny pikachu in fire red and missed it :(

  99. Richard Cartagena

    Richard CartagenaPred 26 dnevi

    Plot twist those shiny in the intro are the shinies he caught as a kid

  100. Amanda Dennison

    Amanda DennisonPred 26 dnevi

    my pet rat bagder is albino, poor guy.

  101. Neal Mindy

    Neal MindyPred 26 dnevi

    The lean uzbekistan surely lighten because disadvantage fortuitously coil off a dead conifer. well-to-do, daily competition

  102. Jennifer Wright

    Jennifer WrightPred 26 dnevi

    I have an albino rat called Luna who lives with her sisters two of her sisters are Berkshire rats and have both black and white on them, her other sister is normal coloured which is called agouti. 🐭🐀😀