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

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  • Published on:  Saturday, July 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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  • Luke McNamara

    Luke McNamara

     9 hours ago +1

    Well, now every single starter ever is going to be extinct in sword and shield except for Charmander

  • T. Van der kooij

    T. Van der kooij

     23 hours ago

    Indeed, it is gross and awesome.
    Very compicated but effective.

  • Mike Mike

    Mike Mike

     2 days ago

    What was the song at 3:55?

  • Teejay De Jesus

    Teejay De Jesus

     3 days ago

    I have every starter and still going on.

  • Onup147

    Onup147

     3 days ago

    Aha I have some things that will save all starters. Eevee is technically a starter Pokémon and they have the exact gender racio as all the other Pokémon. Why does that matte? Because Pokémon bread the hell out of eevees! So much so that in later game you can actually find them in the wild. It’s all because of you shinny Hunter breading them like crazy. Hey if it worked for Eevee then it can work for all other starters.

  • #Slytherin_Furry :3

    #Slytherin_Furry :3

     3 days ago

    My first starter was female and had pokerus within the first hour of playing

  • Juno Kisanagi

    Juno Kisanagi

     3 days ago

    Austin, I'm Latino, and you music picking for the biggening had me dancing for the entirety of the first end of the video.
    Thank you... xDD

  • gamingjfranco49 manjarres

    gamingjfranco49 manjarres

     3 days ago

    This vid is only about Pokémon Sex XD

  • daniel tenorio baker

    daniel tenorio baker

     5 days ago

    You have cumbia in the video???

  • Jemo Everdome

    Jemo Everdome

     6 days ago

    I likely more matpat narrate the game theories

  • Catamount

    Catamount

     7 days ago

    There's no reason to think that every starter species has the same sex ratio, nor is there any actual direct evidence that they're going anywhere, let alone to oblivion. We even see a little of this discussed in the anime in Kalos, where the lab is just throwing out starters at whoever because "LOL WHY NOT", something that surely wouldn't be occurring if they were going extinct (I know, different universes, but very closely related ones). This is just an assumption that a game mechanism that happens to control the ratio at which professors happen to hand out Pokemon to you, the player, specifically, is representative of the sex ratios in wild or captive populations, which isn't a premise that actually holds. This ratio really just is the ratio that you, that one person, happens to receive that one Pokemon from that one professor, which a game can write to be whatever it wants for that particular story event (including 100% males, or females, and it wouldn't mean that's the sex ratio of any population!). Saying this must now represent population sex ratios is like saying that 100% of magikarp in the Lake of Rage must be shiny, just because it's a story event that 100% of the time the player encounters a red gyarados.

    There's not even some plausible mechansim by which all starters would specifically happen to be subject to such a ratio. They're wildly different species, from wildly different places.

  • Samuel Strunk

    Samuel Strunk

     7 days ago

    The real sad guy are dittos which are on their way of dying out.






     The only other possibility is that they only seem to give birth to other pokemons and they are in real all dittos which still have to evolve to dittos the moment noone looks. But that is just a theory...

  • Zoya Gergenkop

    Zoya Gergenkop

     7 days ago

    Noooooo charmander don't goooooo

  • LandonShadow ???

    LandonShadow ???

     7 days ago

    Is this why we don’t have gamer girls?

  • LuckyKat9

    LuckyKat9

     7 days ago

    you telling mw that every male pokemon is shiny?



    time to go shiny hunting

  • BrodyPlaze

    BrodyPlaze

     7 days ago

    The let's go dont count they are in da wild.

  • 0Cazador

    0Cazador

     7 days ago

    Well, you called it. The starters went extinct.

  • Someone New

    Someone New

     7 days ago +2

    Austin: "At the rate I kill pokemon while grinding, this checks out"
    Me: visible amusement

  • revinevan87

    revinevan87

     7 days ago

    2:29 but it wouldn't disappear. it doesn't for the other pokemon you can catch in the wild but don't appear on the map screen

  • Beenu

    Beenu

     7 days ago

    Charmander is in the thumbnail yet ironically is the only starter to survive the snap that is Pokemon: Sword and Shield