Why Starters Are DISAPPEARING! | The SCIENCE of… Pokemon

Why Starters Are DISAPPEARING! | The SCIENCE of… Pokemon

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Dear Nintendo, hi, it’s me, Austin and I’m here to accomplish two very important things today. One, find out where all the starter Pokemon are And two, finally make peace with all the Bulbasaur fans who are still mad that I omitted Bulbasaur from the list of Gen 1 starters when Matt and I Deadlocked over a year ago by making this entire episode about: Bulbasaur! Okay, well that’s technically not true, because this episode is actually about all starter Pokemon, not just Bulbasaur but almost all of them share the exact same mechanics when it comes to what I’m talking about today from Gen one all the way to Gen… Uhhh… Now…. um– Okay, so they did slightly change in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, but only slightly and not in a way that really matters for this episode, so you can sub in any starters from any game and it will still be relevant today. But, today we’re gonna use Bulbasaur cuz I’m a Gen one-r and they’re cute for a frog with a plant growing out of it. *cue dramatic music* Anyway as a Gen one-r who has been playing since the original games were first released in the United States I have been obsessed with finding out why starter Pokemon are so rare. I mean like in my head I know it’s because it’s a game mechanic where they have to make the first Pokemon you get feel special to you and not make it any run-of-the-mill Garbage rat you can find ten minutes after stepping outside your front door, but that part in the Pokedex where it says area unknown haunted me in a world filled with rumors of Mews being able to be caught behind the truck near the SS Anne, and a– What was it the uncle of a friend of yours in school said if you could just get behind Bill’s house you could catch Every rare Pokemon in the game and get infinite eevee’s or something? Anyway. It was a young Internet and none of us quite realized that anybody could write just about anything on game Sage’s with little to no Repercussions and rumors about secret areas where you could find all the starters if you just completed the right steps remain Chiseled into my brain for years after I stopped playing Pokemon regularly. Someday, I’d break into Bill’s secret garden and find tall grass filled with Charmander’s and Squirtles and that area-unknown entry in the Pokedex would finally disappear and I’d get to have the ultimate answer to the rock-paper-scissors dilemma that oak forces upon you within the very first minutes of the game. But, alas, the rumors were just lies. Aside from some very specific exploits and hacks, once you pick your starter and your rival picks theirs, you will never run into any other Pokemon of that species again. That is until the breeding mechanic was introduced in generation 2 and it’s here where the burning question in the back of my mind came rocketing back into my imagination: starter Pokemon are of course breedable if you locate a Ditto But what’s more interesting is with the breeding mechanics Game Freak introduced an entirely new design component into their games that simultaneously raises more questions, but also Itself begins to answer the question that has haunted me for over 20 years: why starter Pokemon so rare? Because they’re going extinct. And how do I know this? Because of sex. I’m talking about biological sex here. Not the act of sexual intercourse even though that presumably has a role to play here, which I am NOT going to get into *saucy music* I said I wasn’t going to get into! Ok, ok! For the sake of time, we’re to skip over Sexless Pokemon and say that in order to breed a Pokemon you either need to have two Pokemon of the same species who are different sexes or a Pokemon from the same egg group whereupon the offspring from the breeding will be the species of the female Pokemon or You need a Ditto who can morph into anything? Okay. Got it? Good. Because of this Pokemon need to have a sex assigned to them by the game So when a Pokemon appears the game just flips a coin to figure out whether it’s male or female, right? Well, no for the majority of Pokemon approximately 56.24% Yes, this would be correct over a long enough timeline. Most breedable Pokemon will have one female for every one male This is what’s known as a sex ratio and for most animals and Pokemon, it is one to one It’s hard to get exact numbers But somewhere in the upper 90s of percents of animals on earth have a sex ratio of one to one meaning for every male There’s one female. We will get into why that is in a bit But what’s important is that this is incredibly common and what’s more interesting, is that starter Pokemon? They do not fall within this 56.24% of Pokemon with a one to one Sex ratio starter Pokemon all of them have a sex ratio of seven to one males to females Meaning that for every one female Pokemon born seven males are born And it turns out that this can have disastrous consequences to the population of a species. Before we get into explaining why having 0.1429 females born for every male can doom a species to extinction? I think we first have to go over why this One-to-one ratio is so freakin common in nature to begin with even among Populations where only a few males actually get to breed with a multitude of females what’s known as polygyny examples include gorillas Elephant seals and high schools and believe it or not we do have an answer and it boils down to a simple combination of mathematics and evolutionary science *Flight of the bumblebee plays* So, let’s take a population of Bulbasaur’s and for the sake of argument say that the sex ratio Were reversed seven females per one male that means that the average male bulbasaur would get to mate seven times more frequently than the average female if each Bulbasaur has one egg That means that the male’s genes get passed down seven times more than a female’s genes would all else being equal but uh-oh one of our Bulbasaur’s got hit by space radiation and Mutated and now it produces more males than females all of a sudden the children of this one Bulbasaur would have a tremendous genetic edge in the population having a bunch of dudes that can spread its genes which means the male dominating gene would spread like wildfire until it got so prevalent that it was no longer an Advantage and it was just the status quo Now all of a sudden a mutation that produces more females than males gets an advantage and tips the scales the other way and then this evolutionary trade-off goes back and forth and back and forth and back and forth getting smaller and smaller each time until finally it settles at Around a one-to-one ratio. This will almost always Happen unless a skewed sex ratio provides a definite Evolutionary advantage like the adaptil inium genus of mites that have boiled down efficient breeding to a hard calculated science I will spare you the details But they have a ratio of five to eight females for every male and the Wikipedia page is well You can look it up for yourself. It is gross and awesome So what does this have to do with Bulbasaur and the other starters? Well quite a bit once you start to dig into the breeding mechanics You see one of the main issues with having a skewed sex ratio is that your species can become incredibly Susceptible to changes in the ecosystem usually for ratio other than one to one to stabilize the means that a species is either relying on some weird behavioral quirk or some specific environmental factor that makes this method of procreation optimal and when you’re that Dependent upon outside elements or precarious conditions to breed sudden changes to your environment can sometimes happen too fast for evolution to have a chance to respond and you just die out because Nobody’s making babies fast enough to replace the corpses that are piling up Just ask the giant pandas and you know who’s great at causing massive changes to the environment Humans, but I’m getting a little ahead of myself. In order to get a solid grasp over how Pokemon breeding would work in the wild I created a simulation in Python that used all the well-documented breeding data of Pokemon to create fake populations for comparison Pokemon are Well, the technical term is fecund every 255 to 257 steps depending upon a generation if you have Pokemon in the Pokemon daycare the game runs a check versus a few different factors and if they’re met it runs a probability check that an egg is laid which can be anywhere from 20 to 88% if an egg is laid you can pick it up in your Pokemon can be immediately ready to lay another egg and 255 to 257 steps Pokemon occurs in real time given that it’s tied to real-world Day/night cycles and each step takes about point 2 seconds. Meaning a fertile Pokemon will lay on average 840 viable eggs per day FECUND This 255 to 257 step period is something we’re going to call a tick and it’s how I calculated all my fertility comparisons pokemon eggs hatch based on how many steps you take too, and for 55% of Pokemon species eggs hatch in 20 ticks. Got it? Good. So basically I coded a math machine with probabilities and Importantly a death rate. I pulled a death rate from another fecund animal species the eastern cottontail Rabbit, which has an average mortality rate of 80 percent over a year I boiled this down to a number of ticks since the average rabbit litter is 5 rabbits and pokemon only lay one egg this becomes an 80% mortality rate per 65 ticks This is in the wild mind you and given the rate at which I murder Pokemon when grinding levels that checks out So okay, I plugged all this into my code, which I mean okay, if you follow me on Twitter I will link the github when this video goes live, but you have to promise Ok, you promise not to mock me for the parts of my code that are not pythonic! Okay, promise me! I’m sorry. Okay! I was in a rush! I wanted to see if a species that had seven males per every one female would be Totally boned given they have litters of one egg at a time. Is this even viable if all things are Perfect? Yes. Yes, it is believe it or not But the first Inklings of weakness appeared really early on in the very very early stages when populations were small There was a slim but nonzero chance that all the females would die and all the eggs They managed to lay before they died would all hatch males which would render a species extinction Guaranteed if there were no dittos nearby So the cracks are already starting to show. So the population is viable, great! And to cover my bases I ran simulations on rattata’s and litleo’s too. Rattata’s have a one-to-one ratio and litleo is the only Pokemon species with a 7 to 1 female to male ratio Okay, can I get those graphs to scale though? That’s better barely see poor bulbasaur down there, but that’s fine Nobody said they needed to be the most numerous species quality over quantity, right? however How would our Bulbasaur population fare if we introduced anything anything at all? That impacted just the fertility rates. Not a new predator that’s killing them more frequently, not less food, Just something that disrupts their ability to breed as efficiently. Think of it as your parent knocking on your door during puberty I built into my model a drop in fertility that occurs a little over a year into the growth of a population to see what Happens here’s the litleo population. All right seems good little hiccup here, but overall everything is pretty good Here’s rattata’s, oh, they don’t even care and now our starter Pokemon population Doing okay… Doing okay… Doing oh, oh no. Oh no. No, no, no, nooooooo They’re extinct! But why? Well, because there’s so much risk Concentrated into one sex and it’s the sex that creates eggs The reason the reverse ratio has almost no problems at all is because it’s like a bunch of egg Fertilizers die off and don’t get to breed. It’s not that big of a deal There’s still plenty of egg makers and one egg fertilizer Can if he is prolific and has a high charisma score fertilize every female in a species in fact Pokemon stacks the deck even further because even if all the males of a species dies through some horrible Bad luck. The species can still breed with a male from the same egg group So the obliteration of a species really requires that all the females die which is what makes this 1 to 7 female to male ratio so cataclysmically Damming if anything shows up that makes this delicate balance of food resources and mates no longer work species with either more females than males or an equal number Can easily take the punches in stride and work to adapt to the changing climate? It may be a struggle, but they will at least have one less thing to worry about when it comes to breeding but Species like Bulbasaur and the other starters? they are Totally screwed if something sudden happens that permanently alters the breeding conditions like I don’t know Decreased grasslands for privacy more spaced out breeding grounds or increased lighting at night Their species will be long dead before a random Mutation has time to show up and give them a chance to adapt to the new environment and who is really really good at Dramatically and permanently altering environments and ways that impact local wildlife? Humans. This isn’t some hippy dippy Observation this is just an objective, Observable fact humans as a body are amazing at changing the world around them to suit their needs Agriculture, diverting rivers and yes even lights at night can cause whole species to go extinct. There is a direct positive correlation between the human population and the number of species that go extinct even something as simple as electronic lighting can Tremendously disrupt the behaviors of nocturnal animals by turning night time into daytime and on Evolutionary timelines these advances are super new. Evolution can take thousands of years to adapt to new environments And animals that rely on millions of years of predictability can be thrown for a loop when one human goes hey, what if I invented the lightbulb and 20 years later BAM! light everywhere and now baby sea turtles are like “Where do I go”? I’m supposed to follow the moon, but the moon is literally everywhere and just like real life there are some species in the Pokemon universe that basically don’t care and are barely impacted and others like Bulbasaur, they’re practically nowhere to be found. The only examples we can find in-game are in captivity Which means even though they don’t say it what Professor Oak and the other professor trees are actually doing is conservation They’re trying to save a dying species from Total Annihilation Which you know seems like maybe handing them out to ten year olds. Maybe is the best idea Maybe it is I don’t know we can release a hell of a lot of Pokemon into the wild while we’re grinding for shiny pokemon With perfect IVs. So what does this mean? It means that well Bulbasaur actually is special, it’s one of the last of a handful of its species. A species of Pokemon that can now only Survive in captivity, even if you take the anime Canon is true that there are breeding farms and preserves for starter Pokemon This does not debunk this idea that starter Pokemon can only thrive under very controlled conditions and are one natural disaster Away from total annihilation all because of humanity so, you know cherish your starter Pokemon they really are one of a kind and you know find a Ditto and breed that thing like crazy because just like the giant Pandas in China. We desperately need these Pokemon to fu- sincerely, Austin eggplant

100 thoughts on “Why Starters Are DISAPPEARING! | The SCIENCE of… Pokemon

  • Alex Holts Post author

    China could learn a thing or two from this video, am I right…?

  • Skjaldmær Post author

    A whole new meaning to the word "nerd"

  • Zero no Life Post author

    wait what about bees? one queen, and bunch of males. Who is to say that bulbasaurs are not at a colony somewhere that migrates alot and they lay a ton of eggs. The daycare only lets you mate a single couple. They aren't letting you mate a bulbasaur with like 2 other bulbasaurs or 20 males which is whats going on in the wild. Completely debunk this entire video.

  • DOOMZEDAY Post author

    I'm Mexican and this Cumbia background music bops

  • Gondo Post author

    I think im liking Austin more than Matpat now

  • Tayten Lorn Post author

    Bulbasore was really cute in the new Pokémon movie

  • Josh Rose Post author

    Anyone else come from shoddy cast?

  • LQP Post author

    July 20, 2022 is judgement day for starters according to the thumbnail.

  • NCY Wolf Post author

    Bcs of sex if i was the starter pokemon im with a girl id kill my mate

  • Isidro Gutierrez Post author

    I, to be honest think that none of the Pokemons are going to dissapear any way sooner.
    There can be a connection where a normal Pokemon reproduces with another Pokemon (that's not the same)
    And then create a combination of both making a new pokemon, to be honest I think that's how Pokemons are made. **It's just my theory, a ISIDRO THEORY**

  • Abukar Bashir Post author

    Yay bulba team revenge

  • Mick Gorro Post author

    13:10–13:20: Like that horny turtle who single-handedly saved his species from extinction.

  • Meap_YT Post author

    6:00 made me laugh my head off

  • Shadicii Post author

    they should just be gay

  • Wargulpartal Post author

    Austin revealed a RED PILL about female HYPERGAMY. Congratulations!! 🙂

  • Red The Gacha Dog Post author

    Austin: Dear Nintendo, Hi it’s me your most annoying customer!

  • doarner Post author

    Gotta love the Pokemon community:

    Nintendo: Everyone! We brough you a new Pokemon game! New lands, new lore, new Pokemons!
    Fans: We want Charmander.
    Nintendo: But… it's a new world, far away from Kanto, a chance to try something new…
    Fans: We want Charmander.
    Nintendo: There's no Charmander It's a whole new enviroment! We worked our asses for this long to create new Pokemons and all you want are the same old fossils! What are you all, 40?
    Fans: We hardcore fans, we want Charmander, nothing new just old always.

  • Its vill Post author

    what if starter pokemon are just as smart as pandas? that'll do it

  • Javier Collantes Post author

    who else noticed that at 0:45 tepig and squirtle were shiny

  • Hector Flores Post author

    lights blunt: what if the reason there are no wild battles in Pokemon Go is because humanity learned it’s lesson from almost getting poor Bulbasaur extinct.

  • DamnDarryn Post author

    Why is Tepig shiny?

  • Letz Talk Post author

    Starters will never disapear with those Pokemon breeders taking them to Daycare

  • christopher landa Post author

    is anyone going to talk about the Hispanic music that was played?

  • eu acho você lindo, mas voltando ao assunto: Post author

    Why the tepig is shiny?

  • 23Zstrike Post author

    Wait what the I always get the female

  • Alex Post author

    This just makes me happy that the starters are findable in the Let's Go games. They exist!

  • Issue High Post author

    So kid s I'm bulbasaur is well it depends on how strong they pokemon are

  • Ashutosh K.C. Post author

    This theory has been debunked before it started screaming all "every starter ever" no check out hoen episodes where brock caught mudkip and where ash caught treeko

  • Nancy Dawson Post author

    Piplup and bulbasaur are the cutest change my mind

  • Lazerllamaz Post author

    Just gotta use a Game Shark or Action Replay

  • יהלי הולצמן Post author

    bulbazaur 4 ever

  • GHD 123 Post author

    I love that intro so so much

    I love you Austin

  • Trevor Twining Post author

    Did anyone see that shiny tepig

  • Max Timmermans Post author

    Dear nintendo? Cmon man its game freak atleast get thay right

  • Ashwin Sanagavarapu Post author

    As a flute player, the flight of the bumblebee background music is giving me ptsd

  • Robocar Post author

    Austin , had a thought , so a decrease in reproductive chance causes a significantly decreased population or extinction. What if the events of Pokemon go, which I believe is the first game in the timeline , caused a significant decrease in population. Henceforth reducing the chances of reproduction. I’m making this assumption due to finding starters literally everywhere in Pokemon go nowadays ,however I’m unsure if the sex ratio is the same.

  • RainBZ25 · Post author

    Did anyone else notice that he used a shiny squirtle the whole time?

  • Roaring Thunder115 Post author


  • Major Bacon Post author

    Ive been finding them more in my area lately

  • Isaac Champlain Post author

    flips table

  • Kennedy Storozuk Post author

    Can you do a theory about how much the GIANT Torterras in Detective Pikachu look like Dynamax Torterras? Pullleeasse?!?

  • xxSOME1ELSExx98 Post author

    Anyone else just want to know what that wonderful background music is!?

  • Ken Darling Post author

    Besides talking kinda quiet for a couple minutes and then screaming for what feels like minutes at a time causing me to adjust volume so my entire family doesn't wake up. I knew there was a bigger reason I dont like you… you're a genwunner

  • Caramelle 01 Post author

    Nervous shiny hunting noises

  • Devieus Post author

    Rock-paper-scissors is a trilemma, not a dilemma.

  • meme boi Post author

    How much place pokemon emerald need to download in your smartphone phone only 9.2 MB (I'm playing now)

    your mind
    it's been blown

  • Richard Niduelan Post author

    Austin: Just like the giant pandas in China, we need these Pokemon to ####.

  • Siisi Post author

    I always thought that bulbasaur was some type of lizard not a frog

  • Pix Post author

    "And high schools" LMAO

  • YEET MEAT Post author

    0:44 shiny tepig and shiny Squirtle

  • Delztio Post author

    so bulbasaur is a mite

  • Whiterun Guard Post author


  • VirtualRtard Post author

    u to scared to say u need a male and a female? dnt worrie biology is real your safe here

  • VirtualRtard Post author

    heres a theory, the game doesn't want every one to be breeding starters to easy so they made it unlikely to get a girl, for difficulty…………………………………………………………….

  • Lompass Post author

    WHY just why are some of the sprites shiny…

  • Skating rex Post author


  • Samoaba Jamir Post author

    This theory was little depressing.

  • Lion Lance Post author

    My first starter was a girl Delphi’s. I feel special now… €:

  • Warded Thorn Post author


  • Theone Draven Post author

    but! did you just assume their gender?

  • Rosenthorne Post author

    I was under the impression that the starter pokemon were from other regions and not native to your area?

  • TheRemixKid Post author

    Trainer: You mean to tell me, that these pokemon are going extinct, this is one of the last of its kind and your giving it to me to go take on a series of dog fights to win a few badges for my collection and be the best at dog fighting?
    Oak: yeah, pretty much…
    Trainer: Oh hell yeah

  • The Doc Post author

    I don’t think they are going extint Austin, maiby they are away somewhere, and that the reason the starters are more likay because they want to join the trainer more than the female….but i have no proff so yea this is my theory

  • Dhpen Post author

    Did anyone see that when you see all the Pokémon circling bulbasaur there was two shiny Pokémon’s! Squirtle and Tepig is shiny! 🙂

  • Bryan Dworkin Post author

    Why is tepig shiny at 0:44 ?

  • Woomy Jones Post author

    2:31 squirtle sprite is shiny

  • Devlin TroubleOwl Post author

    Lol I love that the tepig used is shiny

  • Devlin TroubleOwl Post author

    I want to know if ditto would be able to transform into a bulbasaur even if they went extinct. 🤔

  • muffin-sponge Post author

    In Pokémon go they are everywhere

  • Albert Vilorio Post author

    Yo the cumbia music at the beginning of the video was fire

  • Madison Stewart Post author

    My first Pokémon in X was a female chespin I got a new save file tho

  • Boo Hoo Post author

    Note: I didn't check GitHub, and as such did not promise not to criticize your code… so…

    Just a bit o' suggestions for your Python code! 🙂
    – Don't use a space in your filename.
    – Don't use CapWords for any non-class variable. (`MalePop`, etc.)
    – All indents should be 4 spaces wide, the "while" loop is 8 spaces.
    – The `x` in the "for" loops on line 24 and 29 could be replaced with an underscore as to indicate it's useless.
    – You need a space after the comma on line 25, 30, 36 and 42.
    – `FemalePop += -1` is much more pythonic written as `FemalePop -= 1` (line 27).
    – You need a space after the `<=` operator on line 43.
    – There shouldn't be a space before the open parentheses on lines 46-49 and 52.
    – You need spaces around the `+` operator on line 46.
    – You needn't anything inside the parentheses on line 49.

    P.S. – There was much more but I was simply too lazy. Y'know, programmers are the laziest people around.

  • Camilo Rosas Post author

    What is Ditto? Besides a failed clone of Mew, of course…

  • Shift Fire Post author

    …Y'know, considering you can't normally find them in the wild…

    perhaps they ARE extinct in the wild! But, there are stable breeding locations managed by Humans, probably with more than a few ditto!

  • Tony Guerrero Post author

    I thought in the anims it said there are charmanders all over the place squrtle have there own island how are they Goin extinction there are bulbasuares lots of bulbasuares in Pokémon go cmon man there just rare edit this video also made me sad sayin that there Goin extinction 😞😞😞😞😞😞😞😞😞

  • Aeron Shingleton Post author

    15:00 whelp guess it's time to make it night time again

  • Itasuke Kuromon Post author

    Lets pretend charmander and squirtle were out of the picture. Every person that buys the game would need a pokemon to get started and oak and some other folk saw the potential in bulbasaur so they decided to distribute them to every 10 yos. As mentioned in the anime, starter Pokémon are raised by Breeders to be distributed to new Trainers. So they are not going extinct they just are being handed out to trainers around the world

  • Paul Wise Post author

    Follow Acts 2:38 to become a Christian.

    38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

  • Joseph Smith Post author

    Watch this over a friend's house he showed me and I disagree 1 I know you went over this I just got to add it cuz it's part of it but there's more there's ditto also there's legendaries that can be used the same way as ditto for breeding also could Arceus just make more then there's when the legendary is captured something important like Gen 4 legendaries or gen 3 legendaries especially Rayquaza now there is a male and female Pokemon that can't breed Nidoran and nidorina but somehow in Pokemon the Movie Mewtwo returns there's baby Nidoqueen so should they be extinct because of a video game mechanic also I'm not saying that your information about there being more males or females for starters in the video game but you can restart 3-4 X soft reset and get 3 females in a row also just because it says it's not available unknown area doesn't it mean it's true yes starters are rare but in Pokemon Gold version you can face a trainer that has a Charmander or Charmeleon Lance has a Charizard in the first generation you can see a whole bunch of Bulbasaur's and then if you're going off the video game the gym leader has a Bulbasaur or Ivysaur don't feel like looking it up the reason why they're not catchable in game cuz they don't want you to have five Charizard's unless you breed them cuz if you could just catch them people would stock their team but back to the map saying area unknown when searching for Pokemon prime example every video game for Pokemon on which Pokemon that you can or cannot catch now in Pokemon Blue version you can catch a Poliwag now in Pokemon Red version when you check it says area unknown but if you go to Pallet Town and go down where the water is you can fish there and you can catch a Poliwag even though it says area unknown and I'm not speaking about glitches same thing with ditto they say depending on the game you can only catch a Ditto Mewtwo's cave or the mansion on Cinnabar Island but that's not the case you can catch one on the side from the fuchsia City don't remember the name of the route it's the one on the right hand side the left side would be the bike trail so the opposite side going to Lavender Town but if you want to debate different topics that be cool on your theory on some of the stuff I said in this post

  • Gnidel Post author

    Your code is very… layoff-proof. What does it mean that an egg is a number?
    Still better than Matpat's retro math equations.

  • BlackAces1291 Post author

    i kept staring at that tepig trying to decide if it was shiny or not…

  • JonnyBman2016 Post author

    Whats up with the mexcian music 🤣

  • Miko Fox Post author

    Good thing my cousin traded me his starters from his Emerald and Leafgreen into my emerald and leafgreen, I actually save/transfer the mons before resetting instead of thinking them as binary colors on a screen.

    alright maybe that’s a problem but my baby charmander sizzle has flamethrower so you shush-

  • Eevee Da cutest Pokemon Post author

    Did U say Eevee?
    The Eevee Army come

  • aiden griner Post author

    Austin, nu

  • Brian Lee Wood Post author

    One day a year… we all go on the old ds games and randomly start a bunch of new games of our own choice of cartridge and keep one of each we choose to get, and wonder trade out all the others.. that day shall be called revival.. may we all embrace

  • Starry Zoro Post author

    0:38 … Is that a shiny Tepig?.. And a shiny Squirtle?

  • Jeremy Konor Post author

    Why the hell is tepig the only shiny?

  • Anderson Weir Post author

    Time to get breeding.i feel kinda stupid for saying this.but more useful or how strong the rare it is.imagine mewtwo a common pokemon like zubat in firered.pseudo easier sometimes but the growth rate.i dont feel starters extinct do

  • Oh Yeah yeah Post author

    X and y friend safari

  • RumAndPancakes Post author

    I don't know how I did it but I found a totodile in the wild once, legitimately, in Pokémon Gold. I spent the next few days in that same area trying to find it again. No joy

  • Maelstrom Crow Post author

    Bulbasaur is for those that want to breeze through the gen 1 games. Those who want a real challenge, pick Charmander.

  • KSound Kaiju Post author

    doesn't XY have an area where you can catch the kanto starters?

  • ZombieKillerThe Post author

    Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Tyrogue, etc which are 100% male and havent die out yet, if these can survive I think starters can survive

  • Sanny Grew Post author

    Only starter(kinda) that doesn't work is Pikachu. On the Bulbapedia it states that Pikachu's gender ratio is 50:50.

  • Horton 780 Post author

    You lost me at, "ok got it?" At 4:25 lol good vid.

  • Abel Garza III Post author

    Other tree professors 😂

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  • samual williamson Post author

    I had all 3 the starters and then I gave it to my little brother and I let him save over it fuk I lost a shiny machamp…

  • Plinio Andreas Gaston-Dabao Post author


    And thats why Chinas one child was doomed to failure

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