Why Starters Are DISAPPEARING! | The SCIENCE of... Pokemon


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  • Kobe James
    Kobe James  3 hours back

    China in 2009

    • Cameron Rigby
      Cameron Rigby  13 hours back

      Where’s Matt patt

      • Zadoc23
        Zadoc23  2 days back

        Bulbasaur for life! Also we all know he’s a dinosaur not a frog.

        • THUGR4TEDYT
          THUGR4TEDYT  2 days back

          Ha! Austin loves tepig because it was shiny

          • Madeline Spinner
            Madeline Spinner  2 days back

            This makes me think of why ash never encounters another pikachu

            • Muireann Lane
              Muireann Lane  3 days back

              Maby starter pokemon are so rare cause prof oak took them all from the wild so he could give them to you!

              • ᴋᴀᴄᴄʜᴀɴ ,ʙᴜᴛ sᴏғᴛᴇʀ

                Austin: **intensely explaining about Pokemon's sex**

                Mexican Music: *Cha Cha real smooth*

                • Dustin Slims
                  Dustin Slims  5 days back

                  OK, having just now seen this video, I can agree with the data and the idea, but are looking at this from today's standpoint, or are we starting from the beginning of the games?
                  One could only imagine that this would have been the case when the first game was released. in that time, there are 151 species of pokemon. That is a lot, or is it? Sure, as a game mechanic, you can sit and farm Pidgy, Ratatas, and Caterpies all day, assuming they are as prevalent as our own species in real life. But the professors realized before the second gen that a few of those species were going extinct, so they, after a lot of research, found out that they can breed, and in a scientific break through, found out that Ditto is capable of breeding with just about every one species. So they gathered all of those failed Mewtwo attempts and put them next to the one place that already knew about Pokemon breeding, to make it easier for people to find them on their quest.
                  But lets take a look at that Mewtwo part again. If scientists were able to create Mewtwo, dont you think they would have put their hand in the gene pool of those dying species and put a mutation in that species that would produce a female almost every time it mated, regardless of the ratios? That on top of every player breeding over and over for that perfect pokemon, releasing every Pokemon they didnt want out into the wild, well, Id go as far as to say the Pokemon world, 20 some odd years later, has a over population problem. Think about HG/SS. After some tedious work from beating the E4, you can get the Kanto starters and the Hoenn Starters. Years after Red and Blue started their adventures.

                  • danger fox
                    danger fox  5 days back

                    3:49 that is bulbasour upside down

                    • Amalthea Watts
                      Amalthea Watts  5 days back

                      I honestly think all starters should be 50% 50%

                      • GaChAzAc
                        GaChAzAc  5 days back

                        There’s one flaw tho... they can breed with other Pokemon that are in there egg group and since most of the time the starter is male so problem solved the starters will not go extinct in the next three years if they were real

                        Edit: or mass breed what I mean by that is breed them like wild fire

                        Edit2: maybe starter Pokemon gave the most exp so trainers would grind them and would defeat them with there op Pokemon and well HEY! ALOT OF THE BULBASAURS ARE BOYS! Because I guess the male protect the baby’s in the den and the females get the food

                        • GaChAzAc
                          GaChAzAc  5 days back

                          I think I said that right

                      • wargriffin5
                        wargriffin5  6 days back

                        Crazy question, but is there any way to determine the percentage of Pokémon that are part Ditto?

                        Edit: You know what, NEW THEORY! Ditto is actually a recessive gene in all Pokemon left over from a common ancestor (Mew); as such, a Ditto can be born from ANY species when those recessive genes are passed on by both male and female parents. Change my mind... ;)

                        • Jäger 072
                          Jäger 072  6 days back

                          Dude, if you need coding classes, just hit me up!

                          • TheoryG
                            TheoryG  6 days back

                            I like how he used shiny pokemon do separate males and females

                            • KHEAXX
                              KHEAXX  1 weeks back

                              where is the code?

                              • Kyo Yamato
                                Kyo Yamato  1 weeks back

                                they F*ed it up when they decided to make like +1000000 pokemon, instead of just making new mechanics customization, etc. with the already existing ones, maybe stoping at about 500 pokemon. just my opinion

                                • Christian Medina
                                  Christian Medina  1 weeks back

                                  It's annoying listening to him say sex ratio instead of gender ratio, I guess hes just saying that to not trigger the people who think they're something else but who cares, just say gender ratio

                                  • Gavin Wilson
                                    Gavin Wilson  1 weeks back

                                    hate bulbasaur charmander 4 life

                                    • Danny's Gaming
                                      Danny's Gaming  1 weeks back

                                      Boo bring Mat pat back

                                      • Grovajl Yukari
                                        Grovajl Yukari  1 weeks back

                                        My Braixen is a knotty male though :3

                                        • Anonymous Me
                                          Anonymous Me  2 weeks back

                                          I only just hope, u would just chill.

                                          U and Matt both. Stop giving me PTSD with your excessive energy.

                                        • Lord Glacion
                                          Lord Glacion  2 weeks back

                                          What if they do have a 1:1 ratio but the females are simply not given to trainers

                                          • 4xzx4
                                            4xzx4  2 weeks back

                                            But what about other Pokémon with the 7:1 gender ratio? Some of them are pretty common in the wild.

                                            • ChaosSorceror_Davidicus

                                              Okay, putting aside the hippy dippy observation, what you are forgetting Austin, is how active competitive pokemon breeding is.
                                              I cannot count how many starters I've bred in my quest for a competitively viable Delphox (or any starter for that matter).
                                              Like... I release a LOT of starters. A LOT! A LO-O-O-O-O-O-T! Those spares are set free to continue the race. We may be causing the problem, but we are also solving it.

                                              Fun discussion, I love this sort of thing, math is my meth. My only regret is you reminding me of how many eggs it took me to get a shiny competitively viable Ralts. Sure I could have just hacked one in, but I was proud dammit! (I was making a mainly Psychic team for my college's pokemon league for Gen 6, I was nominated Elite Four member, was a lot of fun. Team was Sigilyph, Klefki, Conkledurr, Delphox, Slowbro, and Mega Metagross.)

                                              • CeliaB09
                                                CeliaB09  2 weeks back

                                                Bulbasaur is the best

                                                • Suwin Khamchaiwong
                                                  Suwin Khamchaiwong  2 weeks back

                                                  RIP Bulbasaur

                                                  • FAZE ROCK
                                                    FAZE ROCK  2 weeks back

                                                    I got a Pokémon go ad

                                                    • Andrew Dennis
                                                      Andrew Dennis  2 weeks back

                                                      I found a wild cyndaquil in pokemon soulsilver

                                                      • Dokdiamant
                                                        Dokdiamant  2 weeks back

                                                        ... why does this reminds me to Fallout so much?
                                                        Oh wait, there was this two Vaults 69 and 96, with 1k Woman on one Man... and 1k Man on ONE Woman.
                                                        Would be interesting to see what results came out at the end. xD
                                                        (And also because I play Fallout 4 again. xD )

                                                        • Nit Nurray
                                                          Nit Nurray  2 weeks back

                                                          0:40 the shiny tepig and squirtle triggers me

                                                          • Ugru Nosef
                                                            Ugru Nosef  2 weeks back

                                                            Oh another video with austin dislike 👎

                                                            • Bulbasaur
                                                              Bulbasaur  2 weeks back


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                                                                • Arnout Priamos
                                                                  Arnout Priamos  2 weeks back

                                                                  after this the idea of acedemia just handing these rare going extinct species to 10 year old seems kinda horrid

                                                                  • Jonah Animates
                                                                    Jonah Animates  2 weeks back

                                                                    people; we are safe starter Pokemon; HELP US

                                                                    • Nicolas Flores
                                                                      Nicolas Flores  2 weeks back

                                                                      I mean positive correlations doesn’t mean definitely by definition because it’s just observed data rather than actual tests but okay

                                                                      • La Gabiru##XD
                                                                        La Gabiru##XD  2 weeks back

                                                                        4:00 cumbia? por qué?? XD me sacó de onda

                                                                        • Leo the kid
                                                                          Leo the kid  2 weeks back

                                                                          Like cuddle fish

                                                                          • Διονυσης Χοτζιας

                                                                            Wtf I'm I watching

                                                                            • skyson b pei
                                                                              skyson b pei  3 weeks back

                                                                              Females get to ride the train

                                                                              • SSCM1 D.I.Y
                                                                                SSCM1 D.I.Y  3 weeks back

                                                                                WE SPOTTED A GENWUNNER!
                                                                                Unsubscribe (jk)

                                                                                • Jd_silv17
                                                                                  Jd_silv17  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Here's a better question. Why are there no Mammals in Pokemon?

                                                                                  • 13 Units
                                                                                    13 Units  3 weeks back


                                                                                    • ThAt MLG Gal
                                                                                      ThAt MLG Gal  3 weeks back

                                                                                      The SCIENCE of Digimon. Let's see it :)

                                                                                      • Mehmet Parcaci
                                                                                        Mehmet Parcaci  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Bulba isn't good char is much better

                                                                                        • 00rphb
                                                                                          00rphb  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Austin are so silly, everyone knows that pokemons are robots.

                                                                                          • Fnoigy
                                                                                            Fnoigy  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Except, unlike giant pandas, pokemon are useful in their world.

                                                                                            • Silver Lion Studios
                                                                                              Silver Lion Studios  3 weeks back

                                                                                              All fossil (EXTINCT) pokemon have the same sex ratio as starters... that's not a good sign