Game Theory: Why Flying Pokemon CAN'T FLY!


  • FunTime Foxy240
    FunTime Foxy240Timme sedan

    Does anybody realised mat said teany not tieny at 4:46 it doesn't matter im just pointing it out

  • Molnskuggan
    Molnskuggan3 timmar sedan

    Video 21 of posting about otamatone lore

  • The Introverted Arcanist
    The Introverted Arcanist11 timmar sedan

    GEICO does protect dragons and domesticated kaiju, so yes, maybe they do cover Pokémon

  • THE_RickyReiter
    THE_RickyReiterDag sedan

    You telling me that a bald eagle can lift more than a condor. Even though a condor can be 3 times as big as the largest bald eagle? Huh. Ok matpat

  • Eldritch Abomination
    Eldritch AbominationDag sedan

    Charizard CAN learn fly...

  • Elmo Terminator
    Elmo Terminator2 dagar sedan

    The Pokémon world really should have planes because I want to hear the sound of a pidgeot going through a jet engine

  • Headshot Vivek Infinite Gaming
    Headshot Vivek Infinite Gaming2 dagar sedan

    Actually Charizard y can fly his wing is big enough and we can see ash Charizard wasn't able to fly with ash on top of him and after his charific valley training he fly and swablu in a episode can't fly then learns to fly shortly after I think the animals needs muscles more than the size of wing to fly yeah there are real life animals for example like a flying fish yeah there are many fishes out there who can keep themselves in air for over 10 minuites with like a small wing and there are reports of fishes falling from sky these are all because the fish apply enough force to keep them on air and a Charizard or skarmory for example can practice enough to make their muscles enough strong to keep them on air and both Gyarados and rayquaza has enough power to keep them floating on air with some small fins I think there's no doubt that there are more Pokemon like tropious who fly with leaves and like sceptile which has been explained that it glides on air in an episode and doduo can fly like wow real life ostrige jumps so high and yeah I think your explanation is wasted

  • Joseph's Laidback Casual Gaming
    Joseph's Laidback Casual Gaming3 dagar sedan

    The type skdkfng

  • Preston Land
    Preston Land3 dagar sedan


  • Redwing321
    Redwing3214 dagar sedan

    how about multiple corvinights??????

  • Danial Khan
    Danial Khan4 dagar sedan

    you’re demographic definitely needs insurance

  • David
    David4 dagar sedan

    Pokemon are just built different

  • Thomas Davidson
    Thomas Davidson6 dagar sedan

    Coviknight is very strong you know

  • Black Templar
    Black Templar7 dagar sedan

    how much can a Haast's eagle (Harpagornis moorei) carry? wing length 3m and 10-18kg heavy.

  • Isquack
    Isquack7 dagar sedan

    Naw the not the Geico

  • Elder Boy
    Elder Boy8 dagar sedan

    What size was the 15lb deer. That is a fricking baby

  • sakura
    sakura9 dagar sedan

    If the pokemon cant fly due to that then the alicorn'ss or pegasus's (i dont know how to spell pegasus but multiple) cant fly either from what i got i might misunderstand but their body is bigger than their wings making it so they cant fly then the flying ponies cant either tell me if im wrong but dont be rude if your planning on being rude when telling me im wrong

  • DDDDaniel=Cool
    DDDDaniel=Cool9 dagar sedan

    One word Magic

  • Allan olivas
    Allan olivas11 dagar sedan

    Gravity works different in the Pokémon world simple as that

  • MoneyT20 10
    MoneyT20 1011 dagar sedan

    it takes away from the skill. poke punk versions

  • Scott Vermiliion
    Scott Vermiliion13 dagar sedan

    I think Charizard should be able to use the help of his Fire to create hot air to help him rise into the air

  • Ben Clowser
    Ben Clowser13 dagar sedan

    Lugia can fly because of it being a psychic type

  • Grayson Kring
    Grayson Kring14 dagar sedan

    How do you come up with this kind of stuff

  • Matt Plummer
    Matt Plummer14 dagar sedan

    I always assumed Chaizard(and maybe Dragonite) had a bloated belly because it held gas that was less dense than air to help it float AND exhaust fire. Evan as a kid, I knew those wings could not support the weight.

  • The Shiny Zorua
    The Shiny Zorua15 dagar sedan

    12:47 So your saying you should get a flock 1000 Fletchlings to carry you somewhere? Thats slavery!

  • Frank Clemente
    Frank Clemente15 dagar sedan

    On a side note: Geico is pretty shitty when it comes to auto insurance. All State is pretty solid. I've cross referenced several companies

  • Steven Carriere
    Steven Carriere15 dagar sedan

    Birds Glide and lift in air currents. A Flying type Pokemon could utilize 'gust' powers to give continuous lift.

  • Steven Carriere

    Steven Carriere

    15 dagar sedan

    Basically "Falling with Style"

  • chaellExE
    chaellExE15 dagar sedan

    How about the pidgeons

  • Zulfikhar Iftikhar
    Zulfikhar Iftikhar15 dagar sedan

    Before continuing, just wanna say that at 9th, i weighed 66kg... (but i was better at 10th, 53kg :D)

  • IcyPrincess215
    IcyPrincess21515 dagar sedan

    Lugia's typing is Psychic-Flying, even if it can't sustain flight with it's wings it can Levitate with it's Psychic abilities which means it being on that list is false because it can still get up off the ground. Also before Fairy typing came about didn't Togekiss use to have a Psychic typing? Or was it normal typing? I forget.

  • JToller24
    JToller2416 dagar sedan

    I did the same math and Xatu can carry its own weight plus 43.72 lbs. However, I am certain there is an error in my math since in my math, Fletchling is incapable of flight. Can someone help check or confirm?

  • Unclaimed Username
    Unclaimed Username16 dagar sedan

    according to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly

  • Piedade Amar Mascarenhas
    Piedade Amar Mascarenhas16 dagar sedan

    Matthpad pokemon is not science it none science

  • Hans Otto
    Hans Otto16 dagar sedan

    Since pokemon like magicarp can jump that high I think the World is on the moon

  • Pritam Kundu
    Pritam Kundu17 dagar sedan

    Kya bakwass

    BEAST BOX17 dagar sedan

    Weight has to work differently in the Pokémon universe bc ash could pick up cosmoem who’s like 1000kg, so maybe the theory you should be doing is rather or not the laws of real world physics apply to the Pokémon world at all

  • XHair 08
    XHair 0817 dagar sedan


  • Aetherleaf
    Aetherleaf18 dagar sedan

    sooooo I am 13 and only 60 pounds... I think I might have a problem

  • ThePippin89
    ThePippin8918 dagar sedan

    Sorry but the majority of birds don't generate lift from flapping their wings. Some hovering birds like humming birds do. But the vast majority generate lift by gliding. The flapping is actually propulsion. If you see a bird flapping it's wings in slow motion you will see that they are actually pushing them backwards rather than down.

  • Pedro_Neo_Studio
    Pedro_Neo_Studio18 dagar sedan

    Since Gyarados and Rayquaza can fly... It can't just be a physical thing for pokemon, it must be some sort of magic or air control or something...

  • Light corners
    Light corners19 dagar sedan

    Pidgeys carry the trainer by grabbing the soldiers also they are super strong lol who would ride a Bird

  • Billy Ja Wonka
    Billy Ja Wonka19 dagar sedan

    Yes lugia has air controlling powers that's actually canon according to movies

  • Arghyadip Mondal
    Arghyadip Mondal19 dagar sedan

    So you are okay with the fact that there are creatures like Pokemon in the world who can shoot water, fire, ice, grass blades but you are not okay with the fact that flying Pokemon can fly? You believe that Arceus created the world but you dare find logic in this?

  • galib rabat
    galib rabat20 dagar sedan

    The biggest flaw here is not taking into consideration the "World of Pokemon" or the "World" itself. Every calculation done here is 100% correct, but it is correct only when the "weight" factor has a 9.8 gravitational acceleration. The density of air mass on the Pokemon's world will also drastically affect the upward force for each of the pokemon. Not to mention how their wings are created will also certainly affect the upward force gained per wing flap.

  • jans1982
    jans198221 dag sedan

    If charizard generates hydrogen somehow to feed his fire, then he would have lift from his low density, despite the mass. Go deeper, Matpat

  • Ashton Oak
    Ashton Oak21 dag sedan

    You missed one key point. Real birds cant use whirlwind and sky attack etc Pigey would be stronger than the realest strongest bird.

  • Mr Red
    Mr Red22 dagar sedan

    I ended up on this video and boy what a ride. You assume everything on math, and you give facts to magicalish creatures (yeah, a fire breathing dragon, fairies, a bouncing pig, ghosts...). And you even ponder on flight when it's probably the least of the problems in the Pokémon universe (surf too has its faults, even the facts that every region has and evil gang would make you question the law) but yeah, pick on the birds

  • Emy Chara
    Emy Chara22 dagar sedan

    1:52 *Look.*

  • KV Productions
    KV Productions23 dagar sedan

    "They're both reliable" Wheeze. Bad example

  • Rudy V
    Rudy V23 dagar sedan

    The dirty himalayan impressively appear because microwave peroperatively skip beside a illegal crate. juicy, witty throne

  • 安倍総理
    安倍総理25 dagar sedan

    This theory is a bit *farfetched*

  • Lisle Isaiah M. Kabigting
    Lisle Isaiah M. Kabigting26 dagar sedan


  • AnoyinDoge


    23 dagar sedan

    Then why are you here? To gatekeep?

  • Pikachu Ambush
    Pikachu Ambush26 dagar sedan

    The pokemon universe has always been dumb in physics

  • ObsidianDisorder
    ObsidianDisorder27 dagar sedan

    What about pterodactyl?

  • Slash Games
    Slash Games27 dagar sedan

    This video is sponsored by geico and right after Mat’s ad read for geico at the end of the video, I got a State Farm ad lol

  • JackOfen
    JackOfen28 dagar sedan

    Charizard can fly since Pokemon Yellow. Red and Blue were just unpolished messes. That's all there is to it.

  • Justin Lowe
    Justin Lowe28 dagar sedan

    I always thought of Pokemon less as animals, but more as super animals. Just like superheroes can do things regular people just can't, Pokemon can do things animals just can't.

  • Dubstequtie
    Dubstequtie28 dagar sedan

    Um... That Eagle video where the kid is getting snatched is *FAKE* it's a *HOAX* video....

  • Different user Other user
    Different user Other user29 dagar sedan

    What happened to the intro?

  • GriffinKittyGaming
    GriffinKittyGaming29 dagar sedan

    I'm almoast 12 and i weigh 55kg now you made me feel ban matpat

  • Parhel1on
    Parhel1on29 dagar sedan

    Basically, the taxi service should have picked a quad-launcher based on real-life bats or pterosaurs

  • erickraar
    erickraarMånad sedan

    Best intro yet

  • Jayvin Lord chris Encisa
    Jayvin Lord chris EncisaMånad sedan

    Doduo got little wings that make it hard to fly you bro

  • Scribble Head
    Scribble HeadMånad sedan

    What about dinosaur birds like the pterodactyl

  • Alex Zachmeier
    Alex ZachmeierMånad sedan

    [Insert certain BEE MOVIE meme here]

  • Kratik Solanki
    Kratik SolankiMånad sedan

    Can you explain with this theory how was a terodactyl able to fly and if I am not wrong he could also carry herbivore dinosaur with it as his food which should weigh atleast 1000lb

  • random person
    random personMånad sedan

    First Geico sponser I’ve seen

  • favorthevoid
    favorthevoidMånad sedan

    wait.... so you are saying that a 11 year old is 37kg and i am 14 but i'm 30kg... uhhh is that normal

  • Paul
    PaulMånad sedan

    Well suppose you took two corvanites and tied a coconut to a string between them...

  • ECHO VOlt
    ECHO VOltMånad sedan

    Its not arceus ITS ARKOOS

  • ethel wright
    ethel wrightMånad sedan

    We don't know how is wd gasters wife is but my theory is she died at war

  • Jacob crawford
    Jacob crawfordMånad sedan

    Ok ok ok, I see your point, HOWEVER there is one glaring flaw in your argument that I see. You did not consider the power of friendship in your calculations

    NEVERSUB2MEMånad sedan

    Pokemon: Hey, now there's a taxi service! A Corvinight carries you! MATPAT: The square cube law. Pokemon Dev: Oh Arceus... Here we go again... Mat: Names 1/10 flying Pokemon that cannot fly Poke. Dev: Wait, Hoot Hoot?



    Månad sedan

    Hoot Hoot: I can fly, Physics, Arodynamics, fluid dynamics: May we introduce ourselves

  • GerrYNoT
    GerrYNoTMånad sedan

    This is what I called a gaming teacher

  • BloodRage
    BloodRageMånad sedan

    hoothoot packing

    XXX EGGTACIONMånad sedan

    So dragons aren’t real ):

  • Josh Castro
    Josh CastroMånad sedan

    Is geico really the best sponsor when most of your fans are 13

  • memz PF
    memz PFMånad sedan

    According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly. It's wings are too small to get it's fat little body off the ground. Because bees don't care what humans think is impossible.

  • Guardian’s Extras
    Guardian’s ExtrasMånad sedan

    What did we learn today kids? *FLETCHLING IS SUPREME*

  • Mr.Fluffy
    Mr.FluffyMånad sedan

    Best sponsor-slip in ever

  • FusionBlast 360
    FusionBlast 360Månad sedan

    I wonder what the physics in Pokémon is like

  • Adi M
    Adi MMånad sedan

    Gyarados-is a flying type but can't fly Golurk-is not a flying Pokemon but can fly

  • Flint Loch
    Flint LochMånad sedan

    yeah but they fly in the game

  • Subuddha Karki
    Subuddha KarkiMånad sedan

    but how does vullaby fly

  • MadGasterPlayz YT
    MadGasterPlayz YTMånad sedan

    I love how you used Pokemon Sapphire for the intro

  • bicurious george
    bicurious georgeMånad sedan

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

  • Willyscoiote
    WillyscoioteMånad sedan

    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?

  • Chicken Potato
    Chicken PotatoMånad sedan

    fly is sky jump in japanese

  • Christian Bryan
    Christian BryanMånad sedan

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

  • Pizzalover524
    Pizzalover524Månad sedan

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

  • Kyra McCone
    Kyra McConeMånad sedan

    We need the doduo episode

  • Natsume-Hime
    Natsume-HimeMånad sedan

    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.

  • vampjoseph11
    vampjoseph11Månad sedan

    "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.

  • Hayden Caldwell
    Hayden CaldwellMånad sedan

    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

  • live life
    live lifeMånad sedan

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

  • fae
    faeMånad sedan

    i cannot believe they got GEICO to sponsor them.

  • Feng Han
    Feng HanMånad sedan

    Game theory! Game theory! ❤️ this channel.

  • Darth Caedus
    Darth CaedusMånad sedan

    Tauros learning surf...nice

  • AKhajiitMerchant
    AKhajiitMerchantMånad sedan

    To be fair, Lugia IS Psychic/Flying.

  • Darryl but in space
    Darryl but in spaceMånad sedan

    Me who always use salamence for fly:BRUH