Pokemon's Biggest Scandal SOLVED! Who's Ash's Father? | The SCIENCE of... Pokemon

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It's happening. Theorists, today Austin is going to uncover the truth of the biggest scandal in Pokemon history. Who is the FATHER of Ash Ketchum? This has long been debated in the community. Well, with the help of SCIENCE, we are finally going to pin down this missing father. It is time to find Daddy Ketchum!

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  1. SpaztasticSheep

    SpaztasticSheep46 mínútum síðan

    But isn't Silver's hair just... grey?

  2. TheAdvertisement

    TheAdvertisementKlukkustund síðan

    Now I want to see Giovanni try and corrupt ash to join Team Rocket but also revealing that he's the father. Meanwhile Jesse and James are in the background like _"WHAT!?"_

  3. TheAdvertisement

    TheAdvertisement2 klukkustundum síðan

    This is the most dramatic and nerve-wracking episode ever made on this channel.

  4. Tom Saunderson

    Tom Saunderson3 klukkustundum síðan

    It's Giovanni

  5. Frank Flores

    Frank Flores4 klukkustundum síðan

    He's his own father!

  6. Kyebur

    Kyebur11 klukkustundum síðan

    when the intro started, i really thought i managed to turn the video onto 0.75 speed somehow.

  7. Nick Anderson

    Nick Anderson15 klukkustundum síðan

    In my head-canon, Giovanni was cheating on his woman with Ash's mom while she was in her 20's. She got pregnant and he didn't want anyone to find out about her, especially since it could put her in danger, so he gave her enough money to buy a house in a small town and doesn't contact her much, if at all anymore.

  8. Jacky Boy

    Jacky Boy15 klukkustundum síðan

    I don't know why but Brock popped into my mind around the end ;-;

  9. K Cooper

    K Cooper17 klukkustundum síðan

    What if it's just Red 🤯🤯

  10. ꧁єtкเͥtкͣคͫt꧂

    ꧁єtкเͥtкͣคͫt꧂21 klukkustund síðan


  11. dggdvg0

    dggdvg0Degi Síðan síðan

    I just wanted to point out ash was 10 years, 10 months, and 10 days old when he started his journey. So his whole journey has been in less than 2 months

  12. Dr crazeman

    Dr crazemanDegi Síðan síðan

    I thought ash's dad was Mr.mime

  13. The Badasies

    The BadasiesDegi Síðan síðan

    But in EP 1! yes 1! Garry says to ash thats UNCLE GARRY to you soooooooo......... thats someting

  14. Karan

    KaranDegi Síðan síðan

    Team rocket leader was my potential candidate


    PAUL LAMPANODegi Síðan síðan

    Giovanni because of the shadow

  16. Mirla Ramirez

    Mirla RamirezDegi Síðan síðan

    Ash's father was a bag guy and was the leader of team rocket he attacked his son

  17. Tom Index2

    Tom Index22 dögum síðan

    plot twist: giovanni already pays child support and sends team rocket to watch over ash.

  18. Richard Harrington

    Richard Harrington2 dögum síðan

    Yeah pretty funny how Ash keeps being the only one who thwarts all of team Rocket's plans, and yet the organization never does anything direct to get him out of the way

  19. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent2 dögum síðan

    We are all made of jeans!

  20. Ryan Moore

    Ryan Moore2 dögum síðan

    Wait a minute...didn't JWittz make basically this same video, with the exact same candidates, like 6 years ago? 😶

  21. CheesecakeLasagna

    CheesecakeLasagna2 dögum síðan

    I wish "The Science" also have official Closed Captions. I'm watching this while the roof of our house drowns us with heavy pitter-patter because typhoon.

  22. Thomas Kwan

    Thomas Kwan2 dögum síðan

    I thought that Giovanni was the father since i was a kid in the 90s

  23. Hound+

    Hound+2 dögum síðan

    I like how he said that Giovanni would have to have a child with a woman with a light hair color to spit out Silver when we literally know who Silver's mother is. It's that Rocket Executive, Ariana.

  24. Zachary Quance

    Zachary Quance3 dögum síðan

    Liked the intro

  25. Zachary Quance

    Zachary Quance3 dögum síðan

    Nvm he ruined it

  26. ruben canas

    ruben canas3 dögum síðan

    Before I see it my guess professor Oak. Everyone knows ashs mom loves professor Oaks wood

  27. LOLOL veryfun258

    LOLOL veryfun2583 dögum síðan

    9:15 that's me when am up against my friends who has no idea how to play the game

  28. BloodyLittleVampire

    BloodyLittleVampire3 dögum síðan

    I always thought Ash's father died...

  29. Clint Ivan Orsolino

    Clint Ivan Orsolino3 dögum síðan

    Plot twist: Leon is Ash's Father😂😂😂

  30. balagel

    balagel3 dögum síðan

    He's been looking for Milky an Cicigs.

  31. Josh Hartley

    Josh Hartley3 dögum síðan

    The Mr. Mime shadow though.

  32. Tree Growth

    Tree Growth3 dögum síðan

    After watching Pokemon Origins and the scene where Ash fights Giovanni, he says it reminds him of the younger version of himself. I CANNOT agree more.

  33. BesperVesper :0

    BesperVesper :03 dögum síðan

    I always thought Giovanni was his dad. Seems weirdly obvious?

  34. minecraftpike

    minecraftpike4 dögum síðan

    Is it sad that I know what person is who by litterally their shadows

  35. 1289dude

    1289dude4 dögum síðan

    So, where's the new news? This has been a theory for a long time. But, I sat through and watched it, just because.

  36. A Knight That Is Hollow

    A Knight That Is Hollow4 dögum síðan

    Plot twist: Ash’s dad is Mr. Mime and his dad died and was reincarnated as the Mr. Mime.

  37. the holy doggo

    the holy doggo4 dögum síðan

    Midoriya: my father went to go buy milk and never came Ash: SAME

  38. Jadis Cardelli

    Jadis Cardelli4 dögum síðan

    Wait thinking about it silver(not the old one) looks really similar to Ash‘s mom and if the other phenotype for her eye was blue is it possible that he could also be her son?!

  39. Jadis Cardelli

    Jadis Cardelli4 dögum síðan

    When you’ve been watching the anime since you were like six have had this theory since then have a brother with olive skin blackish brown hair and brown eyes who’s literally named “Giovanni” and is on probation: 😳😳😬😬😰😰

  40. Haunted Haunter

    Haunted Haunter4 dögum síðan

    For a second at 15:25 I thought you were about to say Brock

  41. GlamMuffin✔️

    GlamMuffin✔️4 dögum síðan

    he has a theory for everything I respect that

  42. Wizard ish

    Wizard ish4 dögum síðan

    Austin: Explain genetics terms. Me, having just taken a class in genetics: Hello fellow human.

  43. CCProdigy

    CCProdigy4 dögum síðan

    i kinda always had a feeling about giovanni being ashs dad

  44. Mewing Mew MEW

    Mewing Mew MEW4 dögum síðan

    Dose that mean silver is ashes brother

  45. Oscar Knight

    Oscar Knight4 dögum síðan

    I knew it!!!!!!

  46. Sarah Friedman

    Sarah Friedman5 dögum síðan

    Austin: punnet squares! Me: *flashbacks to 7th grade science class*

  47. soulassassin0g

    soulassassin0g5 dögum síðan

    Who is Ash's father? Is it Chef? Is it officer Barbrady? Or is it the 1991 Denver Broncos?

  48. Lucy Icy

    Lucy Icy5 dögum síðan

    Plot twist: Ash's mom colored her hair brown when she was young (Just joke, not real)

  49. Tazza Mania

    Tazza Mania5 dögum síðan

    Personally I think silver has greying hair and that he should still be considered the father. We don’t know how he looked when he was younger, and as stated before he is the only one who seems to share a connection with ash which would suggest a parent

  50. Jungle Bat

    Jungle Bat5 dögum síðan

    Seeing the Mr. Mime silhouette fake-out had me laughing so hard 🤣

  51. The void physics

    The void physics5 dögum síðan

    Being an ICSE 10th student this video was really helpful for me to understand Genetics.....I have never thought of working out with the Punnett squares of Ash Ketchum over the Hamster!!!! 😅😅😅....You are a great teacher Mr. Austin.....!! Thank you...

  52. Rugged Alphonse

    Rugged Alphonse5 dögum síðan

    Oh god this is gonna be long... From what we know in other pkmn media (drama cds, Takeshi Shudo novels, etc.) Giovanni's mother was the TR boss before him, so he inherited it. According to the novels, Delia would've been a model & pkmn trainer if it weren't for her own father leaving his in-house restaurant business to go on a journey... Delia stays home to help out and inherits the restaurant full-time after her mother dies. She meets a guy, marries him quickly, has Ash at 18-19, the guy leaves on a journey and never comes back. After getting a computer, Delia explains to Ash that he won't find his dad or grandpa on any top 1000 trainer lists... because she knew Ash would've been curious enough to search the internet. While fans think Prof Oak is the dad, he would've been 40-ish at the time Ash was born. Prof Oak's family is also the descendants of the only trainer from Pallet that made it to the top 1000 trainer list. The trainer became the first mayor of Pallet. Oak's brother is currently the mayor of Pallet, and it explains Gary's attitude is because he's pressured to be a good trainer due to his lineage. It would've been quite the scandal for Oak to sire Ash even if you don't count that he's a famous professor, and would've been difficult to keep a secret like mentioned in the vid. In the 3rd movie it's revealed that Delia was a student of Oak's, thus leading to Oak being one of the only reliable adults in her youth if you keep the novels in mind. IMO, Giovanni is most likely the candidate. My headcanon: Giovanni tries living a normal life outside his mother's organization by using a fake name, meets Delia, marries her quickly... but later changes his mind and goes back to Viridian City to become the boss of TR. He says he's going on a journey, and voila! Delia has to assume that he's failing as a trainer since the fake name is never heard of again. As far as Giovanni knowing Ash is his son... it'd be hard to say. Ash and Delia don't have a last name in the Japanese version, but it may depend on if Ketchum is Delia's maiden name she took back or her husband's. If it's the latter, Giovanni would have bells going off in his head after hearing about a boy from Pallet Town named Ash Ketchum... the same fake last name he used there. But the novels became more of Shudo's headcanon as the anime/game franchise went on longer, leading to contradictions. Sooo, y'know... Just let Delia have a good time on tinder plz. She deserves it!

  53. BreadyFedy

    BreadyFedy5 dögum síðan

    Are we ignoring that Silver’s hair is the same color as Oak’s? It may have been a different color when he was younger, that was a sloppy elimination

  54. Animator Poko

    Animator Poko5 dögum síðan

    Thought it was Brock lmfao 😹

  55. Dana Galloway

    Dana Galloway5 dögum síðan

    Hey Austin, loved this THE SCIENCE vid, I wondered if you had considered looking at the science within world of warcraft's shadowlands expansion. I'd be really interested to see an explanation on the power required to literally cause the sky to shatter and shadowlands to collide with azeroth after sylvanas broke the helm of domination

  56. Pickle

    Pickle5 dögum síðan

    Is it possible to make actual latex animals like in the game “Changed”?

  57. Liam Ltc

    Liam Ltc5 dögum síðan

    Help me find my dad plz

  58. CAT

    CAT5 dögum síðan

    thanks for doing the intro, my ocd was screaming

  59. Matthew Laverde

    Matthew Laverde6 dögum síðan

    0/10 there was no click at the beginning lol Edit: Never mind, 11/10

  60. Luna Oak

    Luna Oak6 dögum síðan

    But gio is silvers dad

  61. Allen Cunningham - EKS

    Allen Cunningham - EKS6 dögum síðan

    How about who Deku's dad could be next? Or is Deku related to Nana? The manga is in its final arc supposedly so it seems like the final chance to do a theory on My Hero.

  62. TheNeonHotDog

    TheNeonHotDog6 dögum síðan

    For The Science, you should do a video on Gorilla Tag and how hard you have to push to launch yourself into the air.

  63. Ilie Alexandru

    Ilie Alexandru6 dögum síðan

    Ash and Giovanni look nothing alike

  64. Ilie Alexandru

    Ilie Alexandru6 dögum síðan

    For exemple is Giovanni is ash dather why does he always send to inturupt his gym batells or indigo league ones does he hate him

  65. Ilie Alexandru

    Ilie Alexandru6 dögum síðan

    Why are you you making this we know ash father is a failed pokemon trainer or at least that what the pocket monsters book or manga whatever says to us

  66. KFM Farhan

    KFM Farhan6 dögum síðan

    Me: *Mime* is *Ash's* f....... Pokefans: *NO!!!!* Me: Well he does have dark eyes, is stupid, has *GOOD* relationship with *Delia* ,... Pokefans: *NO!!!!!*


    FIRSTNAME LASTNAME6 dögum síðan


  68. human

    human6 dögum síðan

    ashs father is brock

  69. 64man100

    64man1006 dögum síðan

    We may never know who his birth father is, but can we all agree that Professor Kukui was the father he deserved?

  70. Aaron Clements

    Aaron Clements6 dögum síðan

    Giovanni is Silver's dad. Edit: lol he just said that

  71. poketuber

    poketuber6 dögum síðan


  72. World Of Stories

    World Of Stories6 dögum síðan

    Honestly, Imagine a Biology teacher coming into class and having you learn about genomes and punnett squares so that you can help him find out who Ash's father is. Teacher: "Okay students today we are gonna find out who Ash's father is." Half the Students: "Who Is Ash?" The Pokémon Players and Game Theorists: "Your on!"



    *Plot Twist* : Ash's mom is a hermaphrodite and got herself pregnant with Ash

  74. Tobias Pause

    Tobias Pause7 dögum síðan

    isnt silver probably just old too? Also, i did thought about Giovanni, but than you excluded him just to include him later? Thats cheap. Also with that, pretty much anyone could be Asches Father. And honestly Bruno is an very good pick. Isnt it even kind of implied that Ash watches his Father in the pkmn league in the first Episode? Bruno would make perfect sense here. And why is beeing ocupied in the League more problematic than beeing occupied as a Crimeboss? For me, Brunos likelyhood stands over Giovannis. Ether that, or an Ditto did the Thing.

  75. yes dog

    yes dog7 dögum síðan

    my mum said that youtube was killing my brain so she turned off the internet. once that happened, my science grades went into the dirt. huh. funny how that works.

  76. azmuth

    azmuth7 dögum síðan

    this video is a great revision for my biology exam tommorow. if i get everything he's saying then i'll pass for sure

  77. Mallory Scott

    Mallory Scott7 dögum síðan

    When considering who his dad was, I also assumed Giovani was a good candidate. Like, he's still alive, yet he's a secret. I mean, out of all the characters that we know.

  78. Annoyed_leaf

    Annoyed_leaf7 dögum síðan

    Learning about Punnit squares in School

  79. Chunky kong

    Chunky kong7 dögum síðan

    You're my source when I have a science project about sexual reproduction

  80. TrainerSpyro

    TrainerSpyro8 dögum síðan

    Video: intro trying to build mystery hype ISboth: displaying top comments beneath the video

  81. lHighVoltage

    lHighVoltage8 dögum síðan

    It’s brock

  82. mraaronhd

    mraaronhd8 dögum síðan

    After 24 years (June 5, 2021), 10-year old Ash Ketchum (who actually had turned 10-years old back in 1997) will finally know who his father is...!

  83. Rain Deather

    Rain Deather8 dögum síðan

    Your math is off my man as u can see in alot of the clips of oak his eyebrows are black witch would have made his hair dark brown

  84. TheBodyguard13

    TheBodyguard138 dögum síðan

    It feels disingenuous to use the updated alola art for Ash, he had paler skin in previous seasons

  85. Pedro Breyner

    Pedro Breyner8 dögum síðan

    Hey what's Austin's starter music?

  86. Solocup

    Solocup8 dögum síðan

    Proff is Shaking

  87. CyberKnight465

    CyberKnight4658 dögum síðan


  88. Lord Tachanka

    Lord Tachanka8 dögum síðan

    This is a science class

  89. Stephen Mcewan

    Stephen Mcewan8 dögum síðan

    As much as I love the Giovanni theory, Giovanni did meet Ash in Black and White and seemed genuinely ready to hurt and maybe even kill him just to get what he wants. If Giovanni was the father, then I feel like he would’ve at least reacted to meeting Ash.

  90. Epic poketuber

    Epic poketuber8 dögum síðan

    from the start i knew it aint professer oak

  91. Doodleboard Games

    Doodleboard Games8 dögum síðan

    anyone gonna tell austin that we're getting a reveal of ash's father in the new movie?

  92. Overseer Games

    Overseer Games8 dögum síðan

    They ask who he is But not how he is

  93. Богдан Курдюков

    Богдан Курдюков9 dögum síðan

    I think Silver isnt blond. Grizzled/hoary? I dont know how in english language properly call gray/white hair that came of old age. But i know that some people have white streaked hair as early as 20 years old. So its totaly possible.

  94. christopher chavez

    christopher chavez9 dögum síðan

    What happened to his father is that he went to get the milk and he never come back

  95. DarkAllNight

    DarkAllNight9 dögum síðan

    As someone who's called Bruno and looks like the character, I'm a bit sad Ash isn't my son.

  96. Dino Nuggies

    Dino Nuggies9 dögum síðan

    The proffesor would have been the 1st to be out because in the show he is the grandpa of ash rival in the first season

  97. Andres Animatic

    Andres Animatic9 dögum síðan

    When a kid is born they the dads last name I think

  98. slrzcool

    slrzcool9 dögum síðan

    Is it weird that I said aloud when I saw the thumbnail, "Yep it's Giovanni"

  99. Troy walks

    Troy walks9 dögum síðan

    Man once I saw the dandruff in your picture I cannot stop looking at it!

  100. Renee

    Renee9 dögum síðan

    If Ashes dad stuck around, the anime would be The Pokemon Sopranos

  101. KTK11

    KTK119 dögum síðan