Game Theory: Why Flying Pokemon CAN'T FLY!

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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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  1. MadGasterPlayz YT

    MadGasterPlayz YTDegi Síðan síðan

    I love how you used Pokemon Sapphire for the intro

  2. bicurious george

    bicurious georgeDegi Síðan síðan

    Please explain how Yvetal even uses it’s 3rd wing…

  3. Willyscoiote

    Willyscoiote2 dögum síðan

    Well, I'm not a physicist, but if by chance the atmosphere in the Pokemon world were to be denser than the atmosphere from earth wouldn't those pokemon be able to fly?

  4. Chicken Potato

    Chicken Potato2 dögum síðan

    fly is sky jump in japanese

  5. Christian Bryan

    Christian Bryan2 dögum síðan

    Laughs in being 50lbs at 11 years old, average height but skinny

  6. Pizzalover524

    Pizzalover5243 dögum síðan

    I think the explanation is that the world of Pokémon has a smaller force of gravity

  7. Kyra McCone

    Kyra McCone3 dögum síðan

    We need the doduo episode

  8. Natsume-Hime

    Natsume-Hime4 dögum síðan

    The massive glaring flaw is that because of Pokemon typing... Magic legitimately exists in this universe. You even proved it with Gyrados, Rayquaza, and other Pokemon that can fly and levitate with no apparent means of doing so. The best examples of this are elemental powers and arcane powers like Fairy and Dragon type energy. Never mind things like animate rocks and steel beings that are also pretty dang sentient. Sure they try to apply scientific babble to explain it, but that's only because magic exists in the Pokemon universe and thus can be scientifically studied. So unfortunately Matpat and team, ya done an oopsie by ignoring that, which busts your own theory.

  9. vampjoseph11

    vampjoseph114 dögum síðan

    "Raspy voiced preteen" We all know Ash had a 10 pack a day smoking and bourbon addiciton. That's why his voice is messed up.

  10. Hayden Caldwell

    Hayden Caldwell4 dögum síðan

    wait mat i have a quetsion does the type of wing change if it can fly or not like charzard have different wing not made of feathers

  11. live life

    live life4 dögum síðan

    what if the gravity of the universe if different as compared to ours

  12. Free Smileys Enjoyer

    Free Smileys Enjoyer5 dögum síðan

    i cannot believe they got GEICO to sponsor them.

  13. Feng Han

    Feng Han6 dögum síðan

    Game theory! Game theory! ❤️ this channel.

  14. Darth Caedus

    Darth Caedus6 dögum síðan

    Tauros learning surf...nice

  15. AKhajiitMerchant

    AKhajiitMerchant6 dögum síðan

    To be fair, Lugia IS Psychic/Flying.

  16. Mascot Darryl

    Mascot Darryl6 dögum síðan

    Me who always use salamence for fly:BRUH

  17. skid

    skid6 dögum síðan

    Well yeah but video game

  18. 黃梓洋 1A23

    黃梓洋 1A236 dögum síðan


  19. GGman1174life

    GGman1174life6 dögum síðan

    If he’s made of steel, wouldn’t it’s muscles me stronger. (Not logically, of course)

  20. Shadow_Gamer

    Shadow_Gamer6 dögum síðan

    i trust this man but i dont believe that Charizard IS HEAVIER THAN A 7'3 METAL BIRD WITH A HUGE WINGSPAN

  21. leopard gecko rosie

    leopard gecko rosie6 dögum síðan

    I think they can fly from the gravity on pokemons earth

  22. Insert name here

    Insert name here7 dögum síðan

    😂 im 12 and weigh 100 pounds not 81

  23. Bric Balmforth

    Bric Balmforth8 dögum síðan

    Heya MatPat, have you ever heard of the old Rankin-Bass movie The Flight of Dragons? It has some pretty interesting explanations into dragon flight and fire breath. TL;DR the dragons in that show can produce hydrogen and expand their body like a blimp, thus providing lift for an extremely massive animal. Charizard has a lot of dragon characteristics, so maybe it could do something similar.

  24. DarkFrozenDepths

    DarkFrozenDepths8 dögum síðan

    Well, the "Let's go!" installments did have most of the HM moves done by actual things and not pokemon... Like surfing on a literal surfboard and using some balloons to fly.

  25. Dr Acula to you

    Dr Acula to you8 dögum síðan

    Or maybe Pokemon strength is ridiculous considering many Pokemon can learn the move strength and likely flap way harder than a real bird ever could meaning they get more ait push

  26. Т1000 Youtube

    Т1000 Youtube9 dögum síðan

    7:35 simply put: to have more stuff doing something, you need to have more stuff that isn't doing that to support the stuff that does that, and more stuff to make the stuff that supports the stuff work.

  27. Sharon Riley

    Sharon Riley9 dögum síðan

    This video could be wrong because the answers for the pokemon are just sized up birds from OUR WORLD pokemon are mystical creatures that can breath fire or shape the terrain how they want it but matt was comparing them to over sized birds so this theory is kind of off

  28. luigigamer333

    luigigamer3339 dögum síðan

    I think you're forgetting the "L" in Fletchling's name there MatPat!

  29. Luna Re

    Luna Re9 dögum síðan

    i have pokemon sword

  30. Alec Jaworski

    Alec Jaworski10 dögum síðan

    what about bees?

  31. Yashasvi Singh

    Yashasvi Singh10 dögum síðan

    7:05 mine weight is 85 kg

  32. Jamie Kosch

    Jamie Kosch10 dögum síðan

    I don t carry wet you are saying bit airadeile has not alwasy ben flying and rock tep he cims from a fislla and you to can be maied a fislla you hav bones skin bold musles and si did dios but wet remanes is ther bones in side thos bones is dio d n a your bones hav your d n a in them to but dependen on how ones revide wood depen on hows reviing you and with wet tect wen your bake to life you are stell you your skin is not then maied fo rock sam with fisllapokemon like airadela

  33. Super Jedi420

    Super Jedi42010 dögum síðan

    Let's not mention how bumble bees shouldnt be able to fly but they do.

  34. Radomir

    Radomir11 dögum síðan

    Subjecting real world physics to dictionary creatures, Yayyyyy!!!

  35. Jack Witkow

    Jack Witkow11 dögum síðan

    this proves the lions would win

  36. Tangerine Paint

    Tangerine Paint10 dögum síðan

    And as for the Pokémon that CAN fly, just Lion ladder, just make sure there aren’t any Pokémon that can easily knock down the tower


    CRUSHER. KNIGHT11 dögum síðan

    Why you hate Pokemon?

  38. horace andy

    horace andy11 dögum síðan

    The ultra porch shortly attach because balinese laterally double like a cloudy juice. guarded, well-off desire

  39. Scariett909

    Scariett90911 dögum síðan

    5:36 I'm too dumb so here ya go

  40. Hintonator

    Hintonator11 dögum síðan

    Kinda makes you think about what hoot hoot would look like if it didn't eat so much 😅

  41. Bigman101111111

    Bigman10111111111 dögum síðan

    Hoot hoot had too many hooters wings. That’s the secret to his weight.

  42. Jesse Jensen

    Jesse Jensen12 dögum síðan

    The largest species of eagle was the Haas Eagle. 15ft wingspan.

  43. Abigail E

    Abigail E12 dögum síðan

    the wedge tailed eagle is a falconry bird as well you can see the jesses on his legs

  44. Steve F

    Steve F12 dögum síðan

    Gravity is different in the Pokémon world. That’s why you can jump off cliffs and be okay.

  45. Viktor Ignatov

    Viktor Ignatov12 dögum síðan

    The wideo is funny and the explanation for the real world is on point. But in a world where there is a 2 and a half foot tall rat in your backyard the explanation is that physics in the Pokemon world work differently then physics in our world


    GAMER BOY12 dögum síðan

    Ant man all over again

  47. j s

    j s12 dögum síðan

    dragonite not being able to fly wasnt all that surprising to me i mean look at those wings they look like cosplay props LMAO

  48. Zach Williams

    Zach Williams12 dögum síðan

    This title is a lie This theory is pharse After all, ask the bee Despite human laws of aviation it still flies without care

  49. Bubz4420

    Bubz442012 dögum síðan

    It's because anime and video game logic

  50. louie beni

    louie beni12 dögum síðan

    But bees are a thing so they could fly

  51. Lottie Searle

    Lottie Searle13 dögum síðan

    3:40 So... What I'm hearing is, you want to know... What is the carrying of an unladen swallow!?

  52. Little blue Flame

    Little blue Flame13 dögum síðan

    Maybe here world is different

  53. Little blue Flame

    Little blue Flame13 dögum síðan

    I grew up near bald eagles I guess I am lucky

  54. Brandon Foley

    Brandon Foley13 dögum síðan

    What about their gravity? Superman could jump super high because of lower gravity, astronauts can jump higher, so maybe there?

  55. criptamint lance

    criptamint lance14 dögum síðan

    bees cant fly by logic

  56. Abdullah Toor

    Abdullah Toor14 dögum síðan

    We have airplanes so steel type is an expected flying type.

  57. Md Ashraful Islam Shorif

    Md Ashraful Islam Shorif14 dögum síðan

    poor bird he was minding his own buisness until ash came and catched him

  58. Danobie П

    Danobie П14 dögum síðan

    The birds are just BUILT DIFFERENT.

  59. monkeyxscope

    monkeyxscope14 dögum síðan

    Knock out city pls

  60. Tim Stotelmeyer

    Tim Stotelmeyer14 dögum síðan

    Next up: why hyper-beam is impossible.

  61. Roblox Gamer daily vid

    Roblox Gamer daily vid14 dögum síðan

    Boater: Hey kid. Mewto: high tide time. Ash: Mistey can you get out a pokem so we can make it to the light tower. Mistey:okay. Boater: Am I a joke to you?

  62. Aiisoq

    Aiisoq14 dögum síðan

    Chameleon: Watching tv TV ad: Redbull gives you wings. Charmeleon: Bet

  63. Power ON Productions

    Power ON Productions14 dögum síðan

    Woober was a missed opportunity

  64. 201thorn

    201thorn14 dögum síðan

    Lugia can't fly excuse me but, Lugia has always been the pokemon that never obeys the law of physics .Its pokedex entry in Ruby/Sapphire/emerald literally says Lugia's wings pack devastating power - a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, this Pokémon chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea. Its entry in Diamond/pearl/ platinum It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm. The amount that Lugia can generate should rip its wing from its socket.

  65. Timothy Crowley

    Timothy Crowley14 dögum síðan

    Who has seen Charizard and thought, "Huh. that Pokémon looks really aerodynamic. It's absolutely plausible that it's wings can support both it's own weight AND that of a 10-year-old-kid"?

  66. Tyler Sieczkowski

    Tyler Sieczkowski15 dögum síðan

    how where pterodactyls able to fly?

  67. kiefer spark

    kiefer spark15 dögum síðan

    Is the pokemon world canonically on earth? If not then the air density may be different. If the air was more dense, then more pokemon could fly, also the weight ratio would change, because the weight in the pokedex, would be the weight of them on their planet. So how large would the planet have to be so that all flying pokemon in the pokedex could fly?

  68. Mark van Esch

    Mark van Esch15 dögum síðan

    Hoothoot is a burrowing owl, duh.

  69. Wendy Pengelly Goldman

    Wendy Pengelly Goldman15 dögum síðan

    I just scrolled through every comment to find my old comment...... it’s gone....🙁😞😣😖

  70. 1 2

    1 215 dögum síðan

    maybe the gravitation is higher something like 2g that would make flying mutch easyer...the air would be more like a fluid (witch it already kind of is...) hope that makes sens to you

  71. jj nix

    jj nix15 dögum síðan

    If you look at the dex and compare you realize people in the pokemon world are much smaller than in ours and it seems weight doesn't equate either

  72. TimeDipper

    TimeDipper15 dögum síðan

    Perhaps the world of Pokemon has a different law of gravity, but that’s just a theory.

  73. Zach Elrod

    Zach Elrod15 dögum síðan

    Fun Fact: I got the Geico Rocket League Ad before the video started. Just to see another Geico ad (in the form of the sponsor)

  74. FlamingXZ

    FlamingXZ15 dögum síðan

    OMG same!

  75. DistortedChrist

    DistortedChrist16 dögum síðan

    But we don't want to talk about bees. Physics says they shouldn't be able to fly.

  76. Noel Villanueva

    Noel Villanueva16 dögum síðan

    Brother: I had a dream where I was the president! Sister: I had a dream where I was a ninja! My dreams: 13:00

  77. Michael Randol

    Michael Randol16 dögum síðan

    It’s simple a two ounce bird can’t carry a one pound coconut!

  78. Kusumasai Pedireddy

    Kusumasai Pedireddy16 dögum síðan

    Skrmory is a steel type

  79. jonny welby

    jonny welby16 dögum síðan

    You missed one logic THE LOGIC OF ANIME!!

  80. Fabled Stone

    Fabled Stone16 dögum síðan

    but shouldn't u have to double the height of the wing as well to reach 8 times the volume? there's something off u only have to calc 4 times the weight

  81. redlove108

    redlove10816 dögum síðan

    This episode reminds me of the Bumble bee meme. How all the natural laws of aerodynamics says it can't fly, yet some how it can. MatPatt! You need to reconsider what kind of thrust and power they must swing with their wings to then be able to fly.

  82. thegamer fromjuipiter

    thegamer fromjuipiter16 dögum síðan

    Someone wanna tell me why I’m wrong about something? If the thing just flaps it’s wings faster doesn’t it make more lift?

  83. Red Archer

    Red Archer16 dögum síðan

    sure apply earth logic to an orange non dragon whose fire breath can melt mountains.

  84. Dariusz Piwowarczyk

    Dariusz Piwowarczyk17 dögum síðan

    maybe the pokemon world is alot smaller and the gravity is also smaller. Things could fly easier.

  85. hakdoey nakdiey

    hakdoey nakdiey17 dögum síðan

    "and then we'll mention the incredible GIRTH of Hoothoot" - MatPat while writing this episode

  86. Maverick Studios

    Maverick Studios17 dögum síðan

    Random question/thought in a similar vein to this video: What about the Loftwing from LoZ: Skyward sword? Would they be able to fly with a single rider? I've been trying to figure it out myself, but keep getting tied up with the math.

  87. Sergeant Squirrel- Clash of Clans

    Sergeant Squirrel- Clash of Clans17 dögum síðan

    What if the air is less dense and then have less air resistance? Does the world of Pokémon have the same atmosphere as earth?

  88. don rob777

    don rob77717 dögum síðan

    Charizards likely have an extremely high internal body temperature is probably making it capable of flying when it wants to

  89. TJ Hatch

    TJ Hatch17 dögum síðan

    Perhaps the Pokemon world has a thicker atmosphere, resulting in higher air pressure that allows you to generate more lift for your wingspan? I'm not super educated in aerodynamics but it seems like the most likely conclusion

  90. Team D. S. Z.

    Team D. S. Z.17 dögum síðan

    They aren't pidgey clones they are the regional birds

  91. Vaughn Alexander

    Vaughn Alexander17 dögum síðan

    My trusty Bird Jesus Pidgeot gets me around

  92. Imaginternet Gaming

    Imaginternet Gaming17 dögum síðan

    Wait a second when matpat listed the pokémons that can't fly Vullaby wasn't there and in its dex entries its really said it can't fly with tiny wing

  93. Odd_Magus

    Odd_Magus17 dögum síðan

    well can't most of these creatures also put out hurricane force winds easily

  94. Bengals OAL

    Bengals OAL17 dögum síðan

    But think about the anime where the pokemon are put of there pokeball just vibing, now think of how crazy durable and strong they are in battle. Remember you have to command the pokemon to use the move fly witch activities the strong versions witch allows them to carry all that extra weight.

  95. Josh Bee

    Josh Bee18 dögum síðan

    We would need to know what the gravity is on the pokemon planet. Also we would need to know more about the atmosphere. We are assuming that both are exactly the same as our Earth. The planets magnetic field would need to be understood as well. Not to mention the fact that pokemon seem to utilize "the force" or magicks.

  96. daa xing

    daa xing18 dögum síðan

    The brown dead nationally sack because wolf wessely copy amidst a beautiful dancer. grateful gratis, horrible mallet

  97. Zhongli

    Zhongli18 dögum síðan

    Matpat just roasted the flying pokemon

  98. Ethan Barnett

    Ethan Barnett18 dögum síðan

    Charizard has inspiration and design based on a dragon right. Sowouldn't a Charizard have the cardio endurance and muscle mass to not only just fly but get airborne in the first place? Dragons in mythology can be excessively massive in both size and body weight but can still fly just about anywhere they want to. If that is true for Charizard would the same also be true for any other Pokémon with a dragon design?

  99. The Random Guy and Co

    The Random Guy and Co18 dögum síðan

    Red > Ash. All day everyday.

  100. Parker Conway. .93 years and

    Parker Conway. .93 years and18 dögum síðan

    1:53 food theory berfore food theory

  101. DareToBeDeviant

    DareToBeDeviant19 dögum síðan

    The fact eagles have attempted to carry snatch kids in the past is hilarious to me. It's as if the bird's thinking "well, if you're not gonna eat the little varmint then don't mind if I do" (yoink).

  102. Comment Guy2021

    Comment Guy202119 dögum síðan

    Are we talking about majical mythical crearures or real life birds? Next thing he's going to compare the pokemon without wings with drones but...ok I'm here anyways