Game Theory: Why Eevee is the MISSING LINK to Pokemon Evolution!

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We've done it! We have FINALLY found the answer to what Pokemon Evolution REALLY is! You see, we've all been overlooking the key piece to the puzzle, the lynchpin to the whole problem - EEVEE! This cute little furball is the answer to everything! Today Loyal Theorists, we PROVE Pokemon do not evolve!

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The Game Theorists
The Game Theorists 4 anos atrás
Yes, I know I misspoke about the Leaf Stone bit at the end, but the whole "level up in a mossy area" way to get a Leafeon still works with epigenetics. The environment of "mossy" or special areas are acting as the environment triggers to UNLOCK the genetic code. Fighting in a mossy area is forcing the Eevee to evolve in that direction to improve their battle prowess specifically in those environments, hence the genes becoming unlocked.
squiz spuget
squiz spuget 2 meses atrás
Mat pat. Is he with you yet?
Lasercraft32 2 meses atrás
NOT ANYMORE! They changed it in the more recent games, Leafeon does evolve from a leaf stone now!
kenneth petersen
kenneth petersen 3 meses atrás
Please tell me there is an Austin reacts to this theory vid.🤣
Stephen Withers
Stephen Withers 5 meses atrás
Your really clever
Bobert Kobert Robert.
Bobert Kobert Robert. 6 meses atrás
Sword and Shield: We're about to make this comment age like milk.
Ana Flávia
Ana Flávia Anos atrás
I watched this video more than 2 years ago and it inspired me to learn more about epigenetics. I was already enrolled in a biotechnology degree in college but I hadn't decided what I was going to specialize in yet (I'm Brazil we don't have majors and minors). After watching this episode of game theory I decided to enroll in an epigenetic course that was facultative for me and later I started working at a lab that did epigenetic research. Tomorrow I'll be presenting my final project to get my bachelor's degree. The theme of my thesis? EPIGENETIC! All because of a "silly BRvid video about pokemon".
Alan 27
Alan 27 21 hora atrás
@Ana Flávia Congrats! I wish I was motivated like this 😂
papercut 27 dias atrás
​@boloazul16 cloudy animal jam {cake} 🎂 pretty sure Ana, Anna is a known girl name lol
boloazul16 cloudy animal jam {cake} 🎂
@PessskyChaos its a girl, i'm Brazilian and know these names
PessskyChaos 6 meses atrás
@Ana Flávia congrats dude! :)
StealthyFir7 Anos atrás
When matpat teaches you more about biology than your school does
sharkology center
sharkology center 2 dias atrás
Yeah school is a noob compared to the stuff matpat teaches us😂😂😂😂😂😂
Ramsey fang
Ramsey fang 13 dias atrás
I only a few months left until middles school so hell yeah
[FATAL_CORRUPTEDD] 22 dias atrás
Teachers be like: TRASH games: I AM 400 PAGES AHEAD OF YOU
Kayleigh Newton
Kayleigh Newton Mês atrás
He's less boaring and making me wanna claw someone in the face to
Erica Richardson
Erica Richardson 3 meses atrás
Moral of the story: start hitting more organisms with different rocks and see what happens. Rock around and find out… whether you can unlock some epigentic traits
Alan 27
Alan 27 21 hora atrás
@Earth Ninja Lmao 😭💀
Cosmic chad
Cosmic chad Mês atrás
@Earth Ninja or a kiwi
Earth Ninja
Earth Ninja 2 meses atrás
I actually tried this on my Pidgey, and I think it unlocked the genetic traits to evolve into an ostrich. How do I know? It lost the ability to fly, so it must’ve evolved into an ostrich.
Nevada Anos atrás
Shower thoughts: Can Eevees be Bees? And thus a video was born.
LogieBear Mês atrás
Diana Cavendish
Diana Cavendish 7 meses atrás
Can Eevees Beebees* We need a Bug type Beevee.
hajwala2fan 7 meses atrás
@Minhee Park buzzolen
Minhee Park
Minhee Park 9 meses atrás
You copy this idea from Loomian Legacy XD
bri! 2 anos atrás
MatPat is our friendly, dark, fun, and overall amazingly good at explaining things science teacher. MatPat you deserve a good pat on the back, good job old friend.
Luna Angel
Luna Angel Anos atrás
I love how you still said "eevee is king" in the evolution aspect i dont know if it was intentional but it's rare to get a female eevee but really common to get males! Just a small detail i liked in the script
Estela Mariñas
Estela Mariñas 4 anos atrás
Know what MatPat, you make science interesting. Why can't my teachers be like you?
Superkid5 mini
Superkid5 mini 3 meses atrás
Yeah I was imagining I was saying this in a assignment
Small Town Girl
Small Town Girl 3 meses atrás
Ich bin Groß
Small Town Girl
Small Town Girl 3 meses atrás
JUST AN ICE 6 meses atrás
@Nash you wouldn't be able to say ot understand anything if your family didn't teach you that thing
Paul W. Cook
Paul W. Cook Anos atrás
Pokemon evolution is like going through puberty in three seconds. Multiple times in a lifetime.
guizin the insect
guizin the insect 23 dias atrás
@Eli bro,as mat said,you could have the potential for something like that,just change your routine
Kade Lin
Kade Lin 3 meses atrás
I'm pretty sure it's just metamorphosis
Eli 9 meses atrás
No it’s just epigenetic. I wish I could turn into a fire breathing dragon that can fly around by no, I’m just a human that can walk around(or use an vehicle)
The Shuckiest
The Shuckiest Anos atrás
except puberty gives you wings and lets you breath fire
I tried
I tried Anos atrás
thats my internal nightmare
Hope Harvey
Hope Harvey 2 anos atrás
Eevee is my favorite character and I'm glad someone is FINALLY showing her some respect
justgoingincognito Mês atrás
@Internal Chickens damn r.i.p males
Xpgaming 5 meses atrás
Let’s go Eevee aka Chelesica
JimmyJohnJoe3 Anos atrás
Honestly, I wouldn’t complain if eevee actually became the mascot, that’s how much people respect it.
marklll Anos atrás
Eevee is literally the next mascot of pokemon after pikachu... Eevees are so beloved(not that I'm complaining)
AlphaBet Anos atrás
@Ninsophy it’s them/they actually
PlantYT Anos atrás
They should show these videos in science classes, I’d pay so much more attention. I mean seriously, it takes an already interesting topic from science, simplifies it to help people understand way better than the videos that are meant to do it, and couples it with popular franchises to make it more interesting because you get to learn about your favorite show, video game, or movie along the way!
Neleh Rivera
Neleh Rivera 2 anos atrás
How cool would a theorist hoodie that says “ Pokémon simply alter their phenotypic gene expression through epigenetic signaling in their environment” be.
Sasha Is Weird
Sasha Is Weird 8 meses atrás
Tanvir Hossain
Tanvir Hossain Anos atrás
I would buy it
Sarah Cunha
Sarah Cunha Anos atrás
Inst1nct Anos atrás
Im so happy to see Oliver growing and you guys too as parents you guys are great keep up the great work cant wait to see more theories
TheAmazing Aydz
TheAmazing Aydz Anos atrás
Plot twist: the quality of the intro is so good that our devices are crashing
Jacob Sumner
Jacob Sumner 11 meses atrás
god i thought my chromebook was breaking
Greenfishy123 Anos atrás
@Eiden D'Elia plot twist: you actually love plot twists
A_random lesbian
A_random lesbian Anos atrás
Eiden D'Elia
Eiden D'Elia Anos atrás
lighting storm
lighting storm Anos atrás
Well my phone is known for braking up
I'm a motherfreaking avocado
The leaf stone evolving Eevee has aged like fine wine. Now Eevee evolves with a leaf stone in Sword and Shield.
Lasercraft32 2 meses atrás
@777SilverPhoenix777 Some games like Legends Arceus still have the traditional method available if I recall correctly
I'm a motherfreaking avocado
@777SilverPhoenix777 Yeah, I kinda miss the evolution method. I like the stone method too though. If they add back the mossy and icy rock back, I kinda want them to keep the stone method too, so we have options for which evolution method we prefer
they were probably too lazy to add all the rock sin for it to evolve knowing game freak.
1WolfFan Anos atrás
I often enjoy the series well enough. But I rarely save a video for re-watching later. This video has been added to my favorites list for future reference. Very informative, very cool, and might finally shut up one of my friends about his theories on things. lol
Alexander-Laurens Metcalf
We had a substitute teacher back in high school when we covered punnet squares and I started talking about epigenetic and the sub had no idea what I was saying plus I think game theory helped me pass science
Emperor Trans Man
Emperor Trans Man Anos atrás
That substitute teacher probably didn't go to college to be a science teacher. Possibly another type of teacher, possibly not a teacher at all. In most states, you just need a certain number of college credits of any kind to qualify to be a substitute teacher.
Th3Kin9 2 anos atrás
We should now just ask for him to make another channel for teaching
Glittering Hearts
Glittering Hearts 2 meses atrás
My god, I love your videos so much. Thank you so much for thinking so much about these things and explaining them in plain English. I get accused of looking into things too deep but man, you really take the cake and I am ALL here for it, it's awesome!
The Rum
The Rum 3 anos atrás
His kid is so lucky He has a dad that can help him with ANY homework
ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ ♡ Beetriceretops♡  ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ
@Jansen Haldeman let’s assume that an Eevee and an Espeon have a child….
Lia De Inda Dani
Lia De Inda Dani 10 meses atrás
@Hello haha this is litterly my dad
Robbe Anos atrás
@Being random Is fun You are not real you are in a simulation in a computer designed to make you think you're real and when the simulation shut down you're gone. but remember that's just a theory a reality theory
Scrumpey Bros
Scrumpey Bros Anos atrás
@Fish Stick Google isn't an AI. The only thing it can do is provide information. It can't change its answers depending on your personality. Your parents or classmates will be a much bigger help, especially if they know your personality and how you learn. I've tried to use Google to help me with my homework, but it frequently came up short. Don't rely on Google to do your homework for you.
william kid
william kid Anos atrás
@Hello lol
Aiden Losee
Aiden Losee 2 anos atrás
My teacher is still shook about how I knew about epigenetics
AuroraAutomatic 7 meses atrás
Same but it was Quantum Physics and I said it like 2 months ago and my teacher still remembers it :')
ShibaStudios Anos atrás
Ana Flávia
Ana Flávia Anos atrás
I am the "majoring in this stuff in college" person so my teachers already knew I knew about it... Or at least they hoped I knew...
Kristina L
Kristina L Anos atrás
Imagine a 5 year olds telling their teachers about epigenetics XD
Brain. Exe has stoped responding
Me already knowing about epigenetics and telling my teacher in fifth grade
Draconix 2 anos atrás
Oh, so Epigenetics is like how Arctic Foxes and Rabitts change color depending on the seasens?
Rainy Kitten Art
Rainy Kitten Art 7 meses atrás
I don't know if it would be considered epigenetics, but Siamese cats change their fur color based on temperature too! That's why their extremities (ears, feet, tail, etc.) are dark - they're generally cooler because they're further away from the main part of the body. And since darker colors absorb more heat, it makes sense as an evolutionary tactic. If you somehow managed to make a Siamese cat wear socks for a few weeks, they would have white/cream colored paws :)
Nesco Bocchiardi
Nesco Bocchiardi Anos atrás
@water bacon Well yes in/kind off in the pokemon context, in a real life context no, is still the same animal and it change when it needs to reproduce pretty much.
water bacon
water bacon Anos atrás
also metamorphosis of moths and butterflies is basically real life (though not instant) evolution, they turn into a new form when they need to.
m!les-web Anos atrás
It also adapts.
BASAVARAJ K C Anos atrás
The more you know
Kate B11
Kate B11 9 meses atrás
Fun fact: I learned more about genes here than during biology classes. I love genetics. And now I have more questions and fun facts to annoy my teacher with :D Thanks MatPat ;)
Not Glaceon
Not Glaceon 2 anos atrás
I have studied genetics for a little over 3 years now and I have been an Eevee fan since I first figured out what that thunder stone did accidentally on my first pokemon game (pokemon X) Although it's a theory, it makes 100% complete sense to me and the way it was explained was absolutely perfect. This was incredibly amusing and I am probably going to be bouncing this theory around in my head for at least a week.
Angel Nyx
Angel Nyx Anos atrás
I'm a bit surprised that you didn't choose a butterfly as an example too. They undergo quite a physical change in their lifetime too.
Lasercraft32 2 meses atrás
Especially since Butterfree is a Pokemon that "evolves" literally the same way irl butterflies do. :P
Patterrz 4 anos atrás
Imagine the awkward family dinners when two Charmanders have a kid that evolves into a Charizard "YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO I'M 5 TIMES BIGGER THAN YOU AND CAN FLY NOW"
WhatHappenedIn1979??? 3 meses atrás
@Syie Pherze Baby pokes can't breed but pre-evos themselves can. Not many are actually babies
Annalisa Fink
Annalisa Fink Anos atrás
KingGamesYT Anos atrás
I always wanted to have a random conversation in somebody’s reply thing for a comment
Richard Anos atrás
i mean, this is just regular family dinners between mma fighters and their parents
Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes Anos atrás
He is my favourite type of pokemon. Charmander, Chameleon, and The One And Only... Almighty Charizard!
Chocoroons 2 anos atrás
The thing with epigenetics is actually pretty cool. And it explains my dad's hair as well as my own. As little kids, my dad and I had super straight black hair. Over the years, his hair grew to be VERY curly. And I noticed over the past few years that my hair has gone from straight to very wavy. It's pretty cool when you think about it.
Kasoya Zoarie
Kasoya Zoarie 2 anos atrás
This episode may help me further study and research a conclusion to explain why my epigenetics led to developing D.I.D, thank you Matpat for explaining epigenetics, my intrigue about biology and genetics is peeked
Empath For Hire
Empath For Hire 7 meses atrás
Based on current research, DID forms after prolonged, severe trauma before the age of 3. So if you do have DID, you, unfortunately, went through some pretty heavy events in your early years. Whomever diagnosed you should be aware of that. Hopefully you can get the help you need.
B McD Anos atrás
Beautiful 😪 seriously love the effort and the way things are explained 🙌
DeSmolBoi 404
DeSmolBoi 404 2 anos atrás
I found something that might be interesting. In Pokémon lets go eevee, there's a Pokémon entry that says "It can evolve into a variety of forms. Eevee's genes are the key to solving the mysteries of Pokémon evolution." Now that I think about it, was that the thing that inspired you to make this video?
SCP-L0V3R 3 meses atrás
I know I’m like over 4 years late but did anyone even notice that one of the evolution stones being shown was an everstone (that will prevent a pokemon FROM evolving) over all these years? You see this at 6:00 and 9:38.
Spriggan Panda
Spriggan Panda Mês atrás
I didn't know there was a stone that did that
FakePlayer Mês atrás
Well at least you have someone
Cenzored 4 anos atrás
I can’t wait to force my cat to battle so that it grows into a giant cat with mini guns. Thanks MatPat!
BattleBeysGaming Anos atrás
@Stephen Chow YESSSSSSS
Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow Anos atrás
I'm gonna have 5 cats fight big monsters so that they can form Voltron
Hero Hamza
Hero Hamza Anos atrás
And my chicken
BattleBeysGaming Anos atrás
same here
Blue Piranha
Blue Piranha Anos atrás
@Carlos Da Silva i- yeah good point
Mehmet İlhami Erdal
Mehmet İlhami Erdal 2 anos atrás
Mat makes creepy intros but that "Hello internet" makes me calm.
Aaron is manly
Aaron is manly 2 anos atrás
my favorite thing is listening to matpat talk about genetics, I always learn so much and he makes it so interesting
Lucian Jaeger
Lucian Jaeger Anos atrás
I'm actually surprised that you didn't mention how one of the dex entries state that Eevee DNA is so affected by its outside environment that spending large amounts of time with its trainer it face will start to change to look like it's trainers.
RocketVet 5 meses atrás
Hands down on of the best videos I've seen on YT. It's Eevee, it's science, and 100% awesome!
Bloody Static
Bloody Static 3 meses atrás
This still fits so well! Even in Gen IX!
wushuwashied 2 anos atrás
I like how the "flareon egg" is from dragon city.
~Lunathedragon~ Anos atrás
Hey i play that game! :D
Baby Yelmut with his helmet
I was gonna say dat
Fun with Jacob
Fun with Jacob Anos atrás
Emanuel Anos atrás
Ok smart boy, look at the light 😎🔦💥you saw nothing here, now click on the next video and pretend you didn't see me
Orange Tomato
Orange Tomato Anos atrás
i am level 38 and I have zero heroic dragon but I do have many legendary dragons
Devon Anglin
Devon Anglin 2 anos atrás
Funny thing is, this theory also explains how pokemon learn moves as they grow stronger and why some pokemon can naturally learn some moves, while others of the exact same type can't learn them even with a TM. Nice Theory, sorry it took so long for me to find it
ShadowDragon258 2 anos atrás
We need to show this to Professor Rowan. After all, I think he's the professor that researches evolution
Ellie Nugent
Ellie Nugent 2 anos atrás
Wanted Chimp
Wanted Chimp 8 meses atrás
I already loved Evie and had him as my favorite but you just made him so much more of a god! For once I'm happy to be watching this instead of questioning my sanity!
If I had MatPat as a teacher growing up I'd be on my way to being a Scientist today.
Andrew Chung
Andrew Chung Mês atrás
That was fascinating. I didn't expect to ever think about real-world science when gaming, but know I guess that'll be in the back of my mind.
FATHOM 3 anos atrás
11:22 I like how he says “it’s like saying if you breed two cats together you would get a sabortoothed tiger *egg* !” As if cats lay eggs lmao
Alex Vir
Alex Vir Anos atrás
@AjiraCtelin1993 Platypus…
AjiraCtelin1993 2 anos atrás
@Ilu i think i did
Ilu 2 anos atrás
Did you just get r/woooosh-ed?
FATHOM 2 anos atrás
AjiraCtelin1993 it’s a joke sorry
AjiraCtelin1993 2 anos atrás
I mean, mammals still have eggs. It's just that laying it is done in parallel with the egg hatching instead of beforehand.
AHMED NABLI Anos atrás
I would love to see mega-evolution epigenetics explanation.
The Dreamer
The Dreamer Anos atrás
Maybe they have another set of epigenetics that are locked, but like the environment the mega stones with the bond of the trainer rapidly unlock and bring forth those epigenetics causing them to change form and/or type
Kristian Ivanov
Kristian Ivanov 6 meses atrás
This video is a must for next Gen pokemon. The hidden idea here is awesome 👌
Javharex Anos atrás
MatPad: *explains and solves every mystery of pokemon evolution* Professors: Well I will pretend I didn't saw that and say that evolution happens because of friendship bonds between pokemon and trainer just for a kid to catch a legendary pokemon and beat the league
Dimitris Zarahanis
Dimitris Zarahanis 2 anos atrás
I'd like to add that in Pokemon Go, when you transfer a charmeleon/charizard to the professor, you get charmander candy, which further supports the theory.
Killer Anos atrás
In Pokémon Master journeys they give a brief explanation to how Eevee evolves, they said Eevee has unique genetics that are broken up with different DNA allowing it to adapt to any stone and be able to have that part of their DNA be activated. Also their was one Eevee who couldn’t evolve because they said that Eevee’s DNA was “too broken” and it wasn’t able to react to any stones.
Stephen Gibson
Stephen Gibson 4 anos atrás
Ironically in Let's Go Eevee, Eevee's pokedex entry literally states that "Eevee's genes are the key to solving the mysteries of Pokemon evolution."
Stephen Gibson
Stephen Gibson 4 anos atrás
@Linkeroftime The ironic part is Matpat saying Eevee "could be" the answer when it states that Eevee "is" the answer in the game. Otherwise I guess I goofed oh well I'm only human.
DocsDota 4 anos atrás
@Sans 123 Missing certain melanin in their albino people XD, shining pokemon could just be missing the right camouflage traits making their skin shinier...which alters the colour and doesn't make them blend into their environment as intended.
Linkeroftime 4 anos atrás
Pokémon Gem I was mocking Little Prince Kain
Linkeroftime 4 anos atrás
Thats a coincidence not irony hehe I like to make people feel bad about their word choice
DGen 4 anos atrás
Are you using Irony right?
Noodle Guy
Noodle Guy 2 anos atrás
Do you think the devs thought this deep into it? Or was parts of this adapted later on? Or are we just applying real world knowledge to try and explain something in a game and it just lines up perfectly?
ShadowDragon258 2 anos atrás
I love that one of the stressful situations is Getting Over It
APotatoGuy LikesDogs
It may seem pretty fantastical when you use a leaf stone to turn into a Leafeon And find out that together Leafeon, your Eevee needs to level up near Amas rock
Cory Lemon
Cory Lemon 2 anos atrás
Epigenetics is actually something we learn in 10th Grade nowadays
Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli Anos atrás
Oh man that intro brings back so many memories of the theory challenge. Ah the good old days
Robby Zhang
Robby Zhang 4 anos atrás
My father, Yi Zhang, who is a Harvard professor who works on epigenetic, just watched your explaination on epigenetics, and he has two things to say. 1.) You did a good job on making the basis of epigenetics understandable by someone who isn’t familiar with it. 2.) But, you simplified to a point where a.) DNA is not locked, it is more whether or not it is accessible by proteins b.) The environment factor does not directly turn genes “on” or “off”, but to affect cofactors that are needed for the enzymatic activities of epigenetic enzymes. Overall, he said that you did a good job, and I agree that without your explaination, I, nor about a million other people, wouldn’t understand epigenetics at all.
Ozlem Rubin
Ozlem Rubin 4 anos atrás
Yazan Yamani
Yazan Yamani 4 anos atrás
@Caleb Begly Fun and Tech temperature tolerance sounds good how can humans achieve that?
I really don’t know what to put here
thats my dads name
Camo Flag
Camo Flag 4 anos atrás
A is literally describing locked you don’t have access to it so it’s locked unless you’ve gained access by like a key.
Fuseteam ꧂
Fuseteam ꧂ 4 anos atrás
tldr; a havard professor praised matt's explaination about epigenetics, altho greatly simplified great way to explain so no he's not gloating he's praising #praisematt
TeenyVGC 2 anos atrás
I LOVE the new intro! Keep up the good work!
KnoWhatNot 2 anos atrás
And now in journeys you see a group of pikachu searching for thunder stones to make themselves evolve so this proves that they make themselves evolve not just for harsh conditions, but for other reasons as well
Rumor 9 meses atrás
Do you have a theory on the friendship evolutions? There are some Pokémon that can only evolve when you and the Pokémon max out your friendship. Like Espeon, Umbreon, and Sylveon for example if you teach your Eevee a fairy move and then max out your friendship you get a sylveon, if you want an Espeon, just let it learn psychic moves and say no to learning fairy. Umberon, same thing, but don’t let it evolve until night. Frosmoth, also a Pokémon that evolves via friendship, but also can only evolve at night. Is that just a magic thing? or was it a magic/science thing?
Serena Chan
Serena Chan 2 anos atrás
This is way easier to learn then school itself
beast bandit show
beast bandit show Anos atrás
I am so glad that now I know how pokemon evolution works this question must have been hard to answer for you but thanks for the answer mathew props to you
john151 4 anos atrás
Matpat making an easy to understand theory that fixes problems instead of making them. What an improvement
Juan Olvera Rivera
Juan Olvera Rivera Anos atrás
God how I love this theory makes all the sense and I adore pokemon which makes it much more interesting
Christina Brown
Christina Brown 2 meses atrás
Fun fact about me: on my first playthrough of pokemon sword, I thought your pokemon would die if you didn't feed them some curry or berries every now and then... I know, I was stupid, but I never really used held berries in battle, so whipping them up to make some curry when the pokemon center is too far away and I was out of ethers and potions was my best idea
Hunter Jaekel
Hunter Jaekel 8 meses atrás
Kinda surprised no one called him out on saying that cats evolved from saber toothed tigers. We know Mat is smart enough to use a more accurate example then that. Love the work, this video still holds up years later
meyoumeyou7789 13 dias atrás
The Agouti mouse is basically a rattata that turns into a raticate 😂 Also, subtitles are very vocal in this one. Nice job 😆
bleppity 5 meses atrás
This was a lot more fun to watch than my teacher's lecture! I explained the lesson to him and his jaw DROPPED. I am now his 'smart student' and he always asks for my thoughts. Thanks Matpat!
Kasey Butcher
Kasey Butcher 4 anos atrás
Coincidentally I just took a college exam on epigenetics and may I say, you are spot on. Good job with your research!
Pgkb 3 anos atrás
His definition of epigenetics its just very very simplified. There are a few more regulation mechanism also counting into epigenetics
Kat Joseph Pérez
Kat Joseph Pérez Anos atrás
“Because at some point cats evolved from saber-tooth tigers, which would be the most awesome pet ever, but-” This was the moment I was letting my thoughts start to drift and was suddenly shocked back into remembering this is Game Theory and NOT CasualGeographic
Gnoff Mouse
Gnoff Mouse 2 anos atrás
This video is my favorite that you’ve done so far. I have an Eevee stuffed animal and I had her watch it and I think she was pretty interested I know I was to.
Gnoff Mouse
Gnoff Mouse 2 anos atrás
I have a question does epigenetic’s happen instantaneously like Pokémon do or does it take time like days of course evolving takes millions of years but how long does epigenetic’s take to fully work because if so my Sylveon should still technically be part Eevee because my sylveon evolved like two weeks ago.
The Nether Lord
The Nether Lord Anos atrás
After watching this video, I learned a lot about epigenetics, and now I will use that as a conversation starter.
Borach McTeague
Borach McTeague 2 anos atrás
Interestingly, this would correlate with the programming. As you would have to have all of the code for every version of eevee present in the game, and any given instance of an Eevee (which, by the way, amuses the heck out of me that it is in my phone's dictionary) in the code would behave with a similar epigenetic behavior as you described for the biology of the eevee, a direct programming to biology correlation can be made. Oddly, one of those rare instances were programming code could be considered to precisely match its potential biological code if said world were real. (**crawls back into mom's basement**)
DemonShdow Anos atrás
What if all the genes turn on? Will it be a kind of rainbow-typing like Arceus?
Bird Keeper Toby
Bird Keeper Toby 4 anos atrás
I would love to have worked on this with you ^_^ There is also a theory of mine connecting the eevee line and specifically Espeon to Mew, the "ancestor" of all Pokemon. Given most mew have gone extinct pokemon like Eevee with it's unstable DNA and Espeon with it's many similar traits to mew could be modern days closes't living ancestor to Mew
Violet Dusk
Violet Dusk Anos atrás
If pokemon came from a more christian place I would think eevee would be the first pokemon based on the name being similar to the name eve but I know hard core christians hate pokemon. Pokemon power!
serrerwe ggdfdf
serrerwe ggdfdf 2 anos atrás
tree of life descriptions nice
Savvy Gacha
Savvy Gacha 4 anos atrás
Emily Valentine
Emily Valentine 4 anos atrás
Bird Keeper Toby if we use early models of phylogeny or a new one adapted to how pokemon are designed yes, theoretically it could be. In a totally scientific (in terms of our world) phylogeny though, while they may be similar or even considered convergently evolved to an extent, they would share very little DNA by direct correlation of evolution. Even if mew has the DNA of all pokemon it wouldn't be the same thing; you can give a sheep a gene which allows it to create spider silk via spinnearettes (if I remember correctly), but that doesn't make it related to spiders.
Josh Jennings
Josh Jennings 4 anos atrás
Toby, you are an amazing youtuber, but enough with the shameless self-promotion
FIRESTORM 12HE 2 anos atrás
I was studying Epigenetics and this really helped.Thanks MatPat Ps:Your teaching me more than my sciene teacher ;-;
Dark Sloth
Dark Sloth 2 anos atrás
This is really interesting because this is very similar to the experiments being done in Deadpool. They exposed the people to stress and they developed mutations
ShinyEevee Anos atrás
9:35 I like how he's talking about evolution here and then one of the stones he puts on the screen is an everstone. I also like how my favorite Pokemon is the star of the video.
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez Anos atrás
This reminds me of when I was in fifth grade and had to write an essay on evolution. I decided to write about Pokémon evolution, this would have been a big help for that….
When She Manifests
When She Manifests Anos atrás
I am DEAD. Watching it be animated that the water stone was thrown so many times at Pikachu made me think… what if Ash was hurling them at Pikachu like that in the game? Like his signature baseball throw and all?? 😂😂😂
Samantha Gonzalez
Samantha Gonzalez 4 anos atrás
watching game theory is basically going to science class but it's more entertaining
The Living Liver
The Living Liver 4 anos atrás
sofia CoolGirl True but you actually learn something actually educational like math science and history. Think about it! We always learn something new when watching a game theory video!
The Living Liver
The Living Liver 4 anos atrás
Samantha Gonzalez Or math class. Or history class. Its somtimes that too. Matpat needs to be a science math history teacher.... who needs school we got matmap!
Sofia Fronzi
Sofia Fronzi 4 anos atrás
No u learn about games
Spicy Sloth
Spicy Sloth 4 anos atrás
Samantha Gonzalez I’ve also learned more from game theory than all of my science classes combined 😂
SweetCh3rryCola 4 anos atrás
TRUE SO TRUE that's how I learned the punnet square before 8th grade XD
Incyray 2 anos atrás
considering the evolutionary families of most bug pokemon, and the fact that pokemon was inspired by the creator's childhood hobby of bug catching, I had always thought that pokemon evolution was actually just metamorphosis, though then again- metamorphosis itself is also a form of epigenetic expression so :V YA GOT ME haha
Kyle Gugliotta
Kyle Gugliotta Anos atrás
You ended up guessing a penguin type/ice type Pokémon for Gen 8, nice 👍
Gianna Olson
Gianna Olson Anos atrás
As someone who loves Eevee, Science, and Pokèmon I found this video very interesting😫
Gingy Anos atrás
My game theory of how its POSSIBLE to find evolved forms is because they need to hunt, or worry about predators. Which means, even if they did technically win, they would still be stress, which explains the lower EXP earning based on how the levels of the two pokemon compare.
EcYwL Q Anos atrás
Pokemon Uranium has a bee pokemon, Seikameter, that actually evolves when you give it the "royal jelly" item! Kinda late to say it now, but this reference is ... just epic!
skpcboy 4 anos atrás
I was about to say "what if I left my pokemon at the daycare" and how it would evolve there if it wasn't exposed to harsh battling conditions. Then I realised, they _don't_ evolve when left in a daycare (which I learnt after leaving my Magikarp there until it leveled up *past* it's evolution level and soon when I picked it up, I got a buffed up Magikarp, but no Gyarodos :c ). You can, however, pick up the pokemon from the daycare *before* leveling up to it's evolution level, and then level it up to evolve by - you guessed it - battling. Good job MatPat! Another great theory. PS: Or is this _really_ MatPat? No cringy joke before the intro? Naaaah this can't be
Zero Lelouch
Zero Lelouch 4 anos atrás
@ex Lightning Pokemon gaining exp from catching other pokemone still makes since because you're pokemon were in a battle with that other pokemon before it was caught in the pokeball. Unless you are talking about let's go Eevee/Pikachu in which case those games were released Very Very recently and made to be a dumbed down version of regular pokemon.
ex Lightning
ex Lightning 4 anos atrás
4 Reasons why you're wrong 1 - Rare candy 2 - Pokemon can get exp from you catching other pokemon 3 - Evolution stones 4 - Trade evolutions
Gamer3427 4 anos atrás
@Kay Plays To be fair, it could be that Rare Candies trigger the same genes within the Pokemon that would be triggered by battling, just doing it by a chemical stimulus rather than a purely environmental one. That would also explain how a piece of candy effectively gives experience in the same way that fighting potentially dozens of battles would......
Kay Plays
Kay Plays 4 anos atrás
Except if you get it past it's evolutionary cap and feed it a rare candy without battling. Then it'll evolve without being in battle. But that is also a really specific set of events anyway
mitch man
mitch man 2 anos atrás
I actually was watching a documentary and like the bees. Ant colonies also change there genetics depending on what they eat, making them soldier, worker ants or scavenger ants really cool stuff!!
the only person that is teaching me i would pay attention is to Matpat because he sounds like a real teacher and teaches like a real teacher, still discuss about a theory and teaches irl things at the same time.
There is a Name for Everything
MatPat was enough to kill me with laughter but the subtitles have reached beyond the grave.
Dangangamer 2 anos atrás
You know, it’s amusing to see the intro and think “Oh yeah, this was one of the ARG videos. Man, that was a while ago” Like, it feels like I watched this video and was a part of the ARG just yesterday and now it’s been a year! 😳 Time really does go by fast.
Gid_ Anos atrás
Imagine an Eevee with all genetic traits activated.
Ustioteamleader 4 anos atrás
Matpat: Time to start with the most adorable pokemon ever created, Eevee! Pikachu: :o
just a fan
just a fan Anos atrás
Harry Potter
Harry Potter 4 anos atrás
well memed
Jazzy422 4 anos atrás
This comment is underrated
TheWildRuda Anos atrás
MatPat : hmm yes the Epigenetics in a Pokemon are activated when forced in specific situations, and depending on the situation your Pokemon evolves adaptively. GameFreak : “if enemy gets bonk, your pokemon gets stronk”
Tony La Vida
Tony La Vida 8 meses atrás
Nice explanations and animations 👏
Rooben Kardona Joonya
Rooben Kardona Joonya 8 meses atrás
Love your content I’m somewhat familiar with you and this video is awesome
Gunslinger2590 2 anos atrás
I always thought of leveling like their age and the evolutions where just the stages of their life
Cartoon Kelly
Cartoon Kelly Anos atrás
So that’s why my Dad and my sister all entered the world as redheads but my sister is the only one who kept the red hair past infancy. I’m learning! Darn you MatPat you’ve done it again.
Yankusu 4 anos atrás
I want MatPat to be the next Pokemon Professor in the next Gen
dark night
dark night 4 anos atrás
Heck we may get theory named based pokemon
Insane -a-melon
Insane -a-melon 4 anos atrás
IndigoGollum 4 anos atrás
I would love that.
ツPlasma 4 anos atrás
Well, I want him to be my science teacher
suicune2001 4 anos atrás
Looking at a list of tree names, apparently there is one called Pokemeboy. That just screams to be an Oak meme. There is a Bangalow Palm so maybe Professor Bangalow. I kind of feel like he should be a plant from California. Holy crap, there is a Garry Oak tree. LOL!
Dinnerlord65 2 anos atrás
I love how the example of a rat being introduced to a stressful situation, it showed a picture of getting over it
Fernando Giubilei
Fernando Giubilei 6 meses atrás
Hey guys, did you know that in terms of human companionship, Flareon is objectively the most huggable Pokémon? While their maximum temperature is likely too much for most, they are capable of controlling it, so they can set themselves to the perfect temperature for you. Along with that, they have a lot of fluff, making them undeniably incredibly soft to touch. But that’s not all, they have a very respectable special defense stat of 110, which means that they are likely very calm and resistant to emotional damage. Because of this, if you have a bad day, you can vent to it while hugging it, and it won’t mind. It can make itself even more endearing with moves like Charm and Baby Doll Eyes, ensuring that you never have a prolonged bout of depression again.
Patnic 2 meses atrás
So according to this video, in theory it's possible for an Eevee to pull an avatar and activate all the epigenetics needed to get all types from their evolution
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