Game Theory: Why Flying Pokemon CAN'T FLY!

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The Game Theorists

26 өдрийн өмнө

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Nowadays, Pokemon travel on your journey to becoming the best there ever was has evolved. It used to be your feet and a bike. Now, you you can ride on Pokemon in your party as a travel option. Plus, there are built in game mechanics that are basically Pokemon taxi service. The Gala region has their Flying Taxi that utilize Corviknights to fly you from place to place. Well, that got me thinkin Theorists. Did Pokemon get flying RIGHT? Could a Corviknight, or any flying type, actually carry passengers or even THEMSELF? It's time to find out!
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JD Wood
JD Wood 21 минутын өмнө
me: *trying to create a bird game* matpat: "ummmm, actually...."
Someone Цагийн өмнө
According to the square cube law, bees shouldn’t be able to fly, but they do
Parker Sandahl
Parker Sandahl Цагийн өмнө
Look I don’t care if some Pokémon do or do not have the flying type all I care is if they have wings or they’re able to float or levitate without any wings on their own they can still fly and by the way flying is not just a superpower it’s also an actual ability some animals can do
TheHammerGuy 2 цагийн өмнө
For the case of Dragonite, the Pokedex state it's some kind of being with weather manipulation powers. so physically it shouldn't fly, But when you consider its lore, it could probably using it's dragon/arcane magic to control the air currents around it. For literally most legendaries, they're just powerful, wynaut. for Lugia specifically, it's a psychic type. so it just floats itself. For Togekiss and togetic, refer to the explanation above from dragonite.
Cameron_glaDOSE12 Fallon
Cameron_glaDOSE12 Fallon 18 цагийн өмнө
Matpat actually reacted to the walten files now ;-;
? 19 цагийн өмнө
do you guys think that dragonite can lift stuff?
Aiden Winner
Aiden Winner 23 цагийн өмнө
are we just ignoring the fact that on braviarys card says it can pick up a car without damage itself. well it says that on my card
Shawn Owen
Shawn Owen Өдрийн өмнө
Ok, this video is so close to arguing how much an African vs. European swallow can carry in order to transport coconuts too England.....
Miha Leben
Miha Leben Өдрийн өмнө
Well uh how do you make your videos in my basement again?
Kirseu 64
Kirseu 64 Өдрийн өмнө
A flock of a hundred or more Fletchling being seen carrying this giant sky car would be impractical as al hell and probably bridging on slave labor, but funny
Roman Long
Roman Long Өдрийн өмнө
GameFreak: *Defies Science You are challenged by Trainer MattPatt!
Anonymous Pigeon
Anonymous Pigeon Өдрийн өмнө
i Do Not appreciate being called a pidgey clone (i get it, but consider my feelings)
Detective Kushal
Detective Kushal Өдрийн өмнө
Game theory u did not mention at all the speed of the bird which might explain why charziard flies
Detective Kushal
Detective Kushal Өдрийн өмнө
Jake thepro7890
Jake thepro7890 Өдрийн өмнө
You are really explaining science In a game where you find random mythical creatures that well idk I am hoping to get a 2ds for my b day
JoshYT 2 өдрийн өмнө
charizard can still hold one anyway
StarWolf 2 өдрийн өмнө
As soon as MatPat typed HOW DODUO CAN FLY I got a special raid notification from Pokemon Go lol
Aidan Hanrahan
Aidan Hanrahan 2 өдрийн өмнө
The ending in swallow the sea needs a theory!!! It was really weird.
Phil Sebastian
Phil Sebastian 2 өдрийн өмнө
Pterosaurs say hi
Lemonade Stand
Lemonade Stand 2 өдрийн өмнө
MatPat over here telling us charizard can’t fly but he he can breathe fire
I think jesse
I think jesse 2 өдрийн өмнө
I’m more surprised about how he got sponsored by geico.
QuetzaCota 2 өдрийн өмнө
I have a minor theory, maybe the gravity and atmospheric pressure are different on the poképlanet, thus allowing them to fly, but thats just a theory a mini-theory, thanks for reading.
KingYayo 2 өдрийн өмнө
Pokemon are magic they take hyper beams to the FACE! And don't just turn to dust lol
DaBreakfastBandit 2 өдрийн өмнө
charizard isnt a dragon, he's a flying lizard!
Benjamin Saunders
Benjamin Saunders 2 өдрийн өмнө
Pokemon are magic That's not a joke
kanan bruce
kanan bruce 2 өдрийн өмнө
Huh When I was 11 I weighed 130
Nathaniel Lie
Nathaniel Lie 3 өдрийн өмнө
It strikes me as odd that you specifically mention some Pkm potentially being able to control air, then dismiss the idea immediately. In my mind, Flying-type has always been analogous with "Air-type." Other Pkm can control water, fire, earth, plants, and any number of other materials with little-to-no physically-derived abilities, so it stands to reason that Flying Pkm do something similar with air. I mean... there's a Flying-type move that literally makes a miniature hurricane strong enough to damage an opponent. That's something that you can only really do with either industrial equipment or an innate control over the air itself. Since Pidgey isn't carrying around any 2-ton fans, I'm inclined to say it's the latter of those two possibilities. Assuming that's the case, the real problem becomes determining a given Pkm's ability to control the air around it. Since Flying-type moves use either Attack or Sp.Attack as their main stat, we can assume that these are somehow related to how powerful their control over air is, and therefor how much they can lift in flight. Based on the descriptions of moves and basic logic, it can be assumed that Attack is descriptive of a Pkm's physical strength, whereas Sp.Attack is indicative of their ability to control 'elements' (in this case, air). Corviknight's base Attack and Sp.Attack are 87 and 53 respectively. Charizard's, meanwhile, are 84 and 109. Even if we're incredibly reductive and assume that 1 Attack point is equivilent to being able to lift 1kg of weight, Corviknight appears to be able to fly unaided (70kg < 87Atk) while Charizard only seems to need a little extra air-manipulation (90.5kg - 84Atk = only ~7kg). Granted, this still leaves a few "Flying" Pkm unable to actually lift off. Gyarados, for example, has an Attack and Sp.Attack of 125 and 60 respectively, and a weight of 235kg (125 + 60 = 185, 185 < 235kg). But, then, Gyarados can't actually learn "Fly," so... checkmate..?
CARTER YOUNG 3 өдрийн өмнө
Hey MatPat I have a Theory for you that I have had on my mind for a while. How old is the main character in Genishin Impact? here is the main story the game opens to a cutscene where a pair of twins are fighting a goddess. towards the end of the cutscene you get to pick which twin to play as and you get to name them the character you pick. I chose the male, later we find out that the twins travel through worlds helping people. My theory is that depending on what world they are in depends on their age. if my theory is true I want to know. How old are the twins in the world you play in?
Rounaq Gupta
Rounaq Gupta 3 өдрийн өмнө
12:45 oh god call peta
nemesisnick66 3 өдрийн өмнө
Yea but according to physics wild animals also shouldn't be made of steel or able to shoot explosive beams of pure energy or sunlight or lightning or summon massive waves of water out of nowhere to hit each other with our create a sandstorm or blizzard around them at will
donnieh dea
donnieh dea 3 өдрийн өмнө
What if the air pressure on Pokémon world is higher than it is on earth
Knightedshadow 3 өдрийн өмнө
Turns out that guy in ruby/sapphire/emerald that was trying to use 6 wingulls to fly actually had the right idea of things.
Axo The Axolotl
Axo The Axolotl 3 өдрийн өмнө
This is just like that gardevoir vid you made you apply logic to pokemon. It takes away the fun of it
UnlinedRabbit81 3 өдрийн өмнө
Unicorn Bunny Power
Unicorn Bunny Power 3 өдрийн өмнө
I don’t mean to be rude but as someone who is willing to spend time trying to where out of this basic story and magic I think you should do the same thing it really helps.
Joseph Blackett
Joseph Blackett 3 өдрийн өмнө
Bruh... this add drop ... 🤣🤣
CheesecakeLasagna 4 өдрийн өмнө
Cute birb photos.
CheesecakeLasagna 4 өдрийн өмнө
I'm in love with editing of this video! Kudos!
Sour Syde
Sour Syde 4 өдрийн өмнө
8:18 how do you explain that??,if a body had 8 times the volume,it wont necesarily have 8 time the mass,in fact you must consider the body"s density here,which in flying pokemon ' s case would actually be lower due to their hollow bones,finally got you matpat ;)
Sunny 4 өдрийн өмнө
I didnt get this in my recommended 3 weeks ago. Do ur job team theorists :(
TheMobMaster 4 өдрийн өмнө
A 15 pound deer? My tiny dog is 12 pounds, so that deer must have been a baby
ARgamer922 4 өдрийн өмнө
This is the world of pokemon, Anything is possible!!!
Milkman Magoo
Milkman Magoo 4 өдрийн өмнө
300z can't be used for uber because its a 2 door but thats just a theory a car theory
HVAC with Greg
HVAC with Greg 4 өдрийн өмнө
the grid part around 5:00 is giving me SciShow vibes
RohanPlayz 4 өдрийн өмнө
but this is the pokemon world not ours even if it is inspired by it
Lauren Boyes
Lauren Boyes 4 өдрийн өмнө
10:50 matpat have you seen the opening of the bee movie- According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway because bees don't care what humans think is impossible.- now apply this to pokemon and theirs your answer
N Weasels
N Weasels 4 өдрийн өмнө
So, had a potentially stupid idea while on the side of a mountain watching a lightning storm this week and thinking about atmospheric conditions with the latest mars rover and helicopter experimentation. Would the various flying pokemon that can't fly under these calculations fly, if say the atmosphere of the pokemon world was thicker than earth's atmosphere?
The North Manc
The North Manc 4 өдрийн өмнө
What about bees?
RiorXD 5 өдрийн өмнө
vid starts at 1:23
CalebWithAC 5 өдрийн өмнө
Lol, I play on a pixelmon server and you can buy "flight suits" for 2 million in game dollars, so me and a friend made a gang/cult/secret society called "The Flight Elitists". We only fly shiny legendaries around to protest the use of flight suits. (Flight suits are also just over powered and unaffordable for new players so alot of times the rich players will get all the legendary Pokemon from the vote party, which is a legend that spawn after the server gets enough votes.)
Harry McDaniel
Harry McDaniel 5 өдрийн өмнө
I've heard swallows are strong enough to carry coconuts
Carolyn Yoder
Carolyn Yoder 2 өдрийн өмнө
African or European swallows?
David Brown
David Brown 5 өдрийн өмнө
man this video was a disappointment. the video itself was great but that title made me think of something completely different. I thought you were going to discuss why a bird type pokemon has to be TAUGHT how to fly. I mean seriously they can 'fly' without being able to (hm)FLY lol
CoolCold 5 өдрийн өмнө
Pock Pock
Pock Pock 6 өдрийн өмнө
GEICO as sponsor?!! awesome!! Next step is a spot in Nascar cup series
Lathaniel Jenkins
Lathaniel Jenkins 6 өдрийн өмнө
May not look at this xD pokemon theory:Why is it called``POKEMON``?
Collecter OfSouls
Collecter OfSouls 6 өдрийн өмнө
Can you please do an altos adventure lore video
rd n
rd n 6 өдрийн өмнө
Because they're pokemon. They can fly
Maxter_Zap 6 өдрийн өмнө
My guess is that since the world of pokemon uses different laws of physics, they probably use different mass laws too
watch my video.
watch my video. 6 өдрийн өмнө
Excuse me, did geico just sponsor Game Theory?
Slevin Channel
Slevin Channel 7 өдрийн өмнө
Wrong. All Wrong. You would think Theorists and self-proclaimed Nerds would know that POkemon are NOT just Animals. Its a totally different thing. This is not about Wing Span, DUH. How can someone miss that fact??
Yūreis Adventures
Yūreis Adventures 7 өдрийн өмнө
What if you can fly in Dragon ball? Would that be possible? 🤔
PokeHearts 121
PokeHearts 121 7 өдрийн өмнө
I legit had a geico ad before the video started
Ali Chehab
Ali Chehab 7 өдрийн өмнө
A theory idea : "What kind of paper is Paper Mario made off?"
Ali Chehab
Ali Chehab 7 өдрийн өмнө
Imagine seeing a charizard just swooping down and abducting a kid
Ali Chehab
Ali Chehab 7 өдрийн өмнө
never thought that game theory would be sponsored by frickin' G E I C O
Ali Chehab
Ali Chehab 7 өдрийн өмнө
"and then we'll mention the incredible GIRTH of Hoothoot" - MatPat while writing this episode
Ali Chehab
Ali Chehab 7 өдрийн өмнө
Are you surprised a bird can carry multiple people at once. It's pretty simple when they drink RedBull.
James Eisner
James Eisner 7 өдрийн өмнө
0:50 most retarded kind of advertising in existence. Why "should you call them!" just because there is one available since you pay them when in actuality this shark is fully funktional? No, no you SHOULD NOT CALL THEM IN THIS SITUATION!
krrisin 7 өдрийн өмнө
I think that comparing Pokemon flying types to IRL birds is a bit inaccurate as Scizor's Shield Dex Entry says that "It's muscles are made out of Steel" so i think that most likely CorviKnight also has Steel Muscles and thus would proportionately be able to lift way more as Even Scizor (Sword Entry) can lift its claws which account for ⅓ of it's 260 pound body weight.
FashionablyAlice 7 өдрийн өмнө
Finally, a youtube video that answers the eternal question: can a five ounce bird carry a one pound coconut?
Mr.Preston 16
Mr.Preston 16 7 өдрийн өмнө
Next video, Fairy Pokémon aren’t fairies
Yulistias Yenny Hadi
Yulistias Yenny Hadi 7 өдрийн өмнө
“Ruining your childhood in 2011” -Mattpat GT
crankpatate 8 өдрийн өмнө
Basically just watching the pokemon, which does the taxi service, I'm already questioning, if a thing with such body shape could fly at all.
hello world
hello world 8 өдрийн өмнө
9:44 weel,, i guess now we know why charizard cant learn fly in gen 1
krypticavalanch 8 өдрийн өмнө
a big reason birds can fly is because of the density of the bones/what ever they are of the wings. they are hollow. plus it makes sense that pokemon would use something else to fly. thats why so many flying moves are just air attacks. plus wondering but what about dragons and wyverns? they can fly and their bodies clearly dont support that.
Tanae and Ty
Tanae and Ty 8 өдрийн өмнө
Hey MatPat can you do a theory on how Pokémon trainers know which gender is their Pokémon are?
Alexander Glass
Alexander Glass 8 өдрийн өмнө
Or the poké world has a thicker atmosphere, it would also explain all the anime air time, every thing is just that much more buoyant in that atmosphere.
WinRaa 9 өдрийн өмнө
How do Pokémon even generate the energy required to use their powers? What's in these Poké-Munchies?
G3Gaming 9 өдрийн өмнө
I'm actually pretty sure that Lugia manipulating the air is canon.
RosyKitteh 9 өдрийн өмнө
I always assumed that when your pokemon uses fly to fly you somewhere, both you and your Pokemon are turned into weightless data
DJUNGELSKOG 9 өдрийн өмнө
are we not gonna talk about how furret is 1.8 metres tall?
Mamta,amay Agarwal
Mamta,amay Agarwal 9 өдрийн өмнө
according to science bumblebee also cant fly but they do SOMETIMES science is wrong (not always)
Midori the Festive Gardevoir
Midori the Festive Gardevoir 9 өдрийн өмнө
Trainer with Surf: "I'm King of the World!" Fisherman with dinghy:
06yarbrougha 9 өдрийн өмнө
the laws of science are crushed when considering the in-world evidence of a pidgey's wings able to generate enough buffeting-force to launch enemies from its general area [whirlwind attack] your argument is moot. But as far real-world science (which I know is the point) spot-on and awesome way to teach it MatPat
LennyJames 9 өдрийн өмнө
3 words, *square, cube, law*
Isaac Wilson
Isaac Wilson 9 өдрийн өмнө
Matpat: "Bigger isn't always better, especially when it comes to flying." Russia: "...okay, but did you see our ekranoplane?!?asking it bigger only made it BETTER!"
Isaac Wilson
Isaac Wilson 9 өдрийн өмнө
If you applied your "bird brained" math to actually planes, you'd be SORELY dissapointed about the too; aerodynamics are hard.
Almir Fernandes
Almir Fernandes 9 өдрийн өмнө
Ruined my childhood :)
no name
no name 9 өдрийн өмнө
If you watch generation to you know that the dealer has the legs
Zachary Feryate
Zachary Feryate 9 өдрийн өмнө
y'know matpat, I never came to realize, but theirs a sentimentality to your videos, just so you know, you are very appreicated and sometimes get me through my day, keep on doing what you're doing.
hashtag jay
hashtag jay 9 өдрийн өмнө
pokemon aren’t normal animals though. dumb, but interesting i guessss.
Kaiser00Wilhelm 9 өдрийн өмнө
Power Bank Cinema
Power Bank Cinema 9 өдрийн өмнө
You're making excuses you're ruining lives your whole series is a cancer go to heck and quit MNdown
gator fan
gator fan 9 өдрийн өмнө
If the Pokédex is full of lies, which MattPat covered in a previous Game Theory video, how can it be a reliable and truthful source of information for this Game Theory??
Fetroch 9 өдрийн өмнө
what if the world of Pokemon have much dencer Air like realy much which mean you can fly with more weight on you.
leonard barlow
leonard barlow 10 өдрийн өмнө
I get the science of this video but according to what we know, bees shouldn’t be able to fly. But they do, so makes sense that pokemon would break these “laws” too:
Lemon Power
Lemon Power 10 өдрийн өмнө
DanielaTheDuck 10 өдрийн өмнө
You could save 15% or more- Bruh no I've heard too many of these commercials plz
Witherman180 10 өдрийн өмнө
I like how the title is just like “actually charizard can’t fly” because in gen 1 this was actually true!
Cereal 10 өдрийн өмнө
Ik im late but im hi and i felt the need to say 11:00 yes lugia can control current and air pressure
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