The Game Theorists

The Game Theorists
The Game Theorists

Hello Internet! I'm MatPat and welcome to GAME THEORY! Do you ever wonder what secrets could be hiding in your favorite games? So do we! From piecing together the complete FNAF timeline to figuring out if Toadette is REALLY a young Princess Peach, we cover it all! If you want to take a deep dive into the world of nerdy theories, join the Game Theorist's community today!

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  • Tomas fatinson
    Tomas fatinson

    The silent sharon industrially paste because eyebrow osmotically earn after a dysfunctional adult. foolish, fabulous tulip

  • Hazem Sherif
    Hazem Sherif

    That intro is a psychological horror experience, I feel like my brain has been rewired for some purpose.

  • ChibiMiiTen

    Wow, a game theory that isn't a lore theory but a science theory.

  • Śmieszny Walenty
    Śmieszny Walenty

    Bruh they look like Orang

  • Joshua Mullin
    Joshua Mullin

    Even though it's a game where enything is possible, still like his since

  • Anthony Frisko
    Anthony Frisko

    Well, actually, first of all your basics of lightning are correct, however the biggest mystery of lightning to this date is still, how lightning overcomes air's resistance because believe it or not the high voltage alone isn't enough to make streamers connect. One of the current biggest theories as to how this works, with some evidence to back it is that cosmic rays bombard millions of atoms on their way down ionizing a channel towards the ground, creating a path for the voltage to effect the ground. For lightning this takes a lot, not because of the voltage but because of the distance lightning has to travel. Across a stadium, is a different story, where the energy needed to ionize a channel from a pokemon holding a large amount of static electricity is much lower. Tazers need those wires because they create an easy path for the electricity, but theoretically you could emit ionizing radiation in a beam to make a temporary channel on the air, knocking electrons loose from their particles in a path to the target, and then touch that beam with your high voltage protential... The reality is for electric pokemon to work on our world, it's not that complicated BUT there's a good chance that after many years of pokemon center visits from fighting electricv attacks, your pokemon will die of cancer, or hatch dittos from having high energy cosmic rays shot at it. Electric type pokemon are actually radioactive pokemon.

  • Kaelani Revyruun
    Kaelani Revyruun

    The intro gag was a little off... Gotta pronounce “Shiny” as “Shineh” xD e.g. “Cos I’m SHAAIIINNNEEHHH!!!”

  • Yuktube

    9:50 amogus

  • Nicholas Vargas
    Nicholas Vargas

    Guys help I bred a German Charmander and a Japanese Charmander and got some weird-looking Pokémon called Axis

  • Jack Ternes
    Jack Ternes

    It seems me and matpat share something now.. We both like shiny umbreon.

  • O Desesparido
    O Desesparido

    And still no video talking about Omori Eventhough any Matpat video is a masterpiece

  • onion onion
    onion onion

    Disney is calling you owe them twelve million,

  • kennix_German

    Watch the New fnaf trailer

  • TigerAceSullivan

    18 hour days for a whole year...

  • cum visit us
    cum visit us

    Pokemon isnt real,Digimon is real My grandpa


    I remember, when I was a high school freshman, the first GameTheory I ever watched (a portal video about companion cubes having people in them) and when I saw him do his thing is the beginning I thought "I hate when people try to pad watch time like this". Then I watched another and another and repeated the process. That was almost 7 years ago and I can’t remember the last time a didn’t rewind or pause the video when someone talked during the start of the video.

  • Maceo king
    Maceo king

    No no no no no no no the netherite is combined with diamond right but netherite is better than dimaind with out dimomd so combining dimond with it make it weaker right no the Smithing table upgrades your armor right no it combines it the dimonds should breaks when combined no because it was not combined with heat how did it combined upgrade it upgrade it how it upgrade the the dimond was teared so it could combined

  • Alisher Pulatov
    Alisher Pulatov

    6:39 that's gonna leave a mark!

  • Akhu al Bani Al Himmar
    Akhu al Bani Al Himmar

    Make your mind up

  • Cloued-wolf

    Can you do a fnaf theory on the paper pals

  • Zinky Doinks
    Zinky Doinks

    ya know jake im not oing to open the cabinet

  • Fred

    6:04 you can’t catch Umbreon in I’m pretty sure every main game. You gotta grind to catch/receive/breed a shiny eevee

  • ztsb45

    With switch games you can choose your language at the start of the game, and with home you can transfer pokemon from games on different switch profiles to the same home account, effectively allowing you to trade with yourself and get those alternate language pokemon if you want.

    • ztsb45

      Unfortunately it's not exactly the same as trading and won't allow you to evolve trade evo pokemon

  • The Captain
    The Captain

    So Alabama must be loaded with shinies

  • hissingkyleko

    Good I don't have a shiny

  • Adam-Jad- Ryan-Safa
    Adam-Jad- Ryan-Safa


  • tothedollsandbeyond

    I love the physic friend Fred bear song

  • Marschall Blücher
    Marschall Blücher

    Why does the thumbnail look like it came from an old GT Video?

  • Nostalgic Trilogies
    Nostalgic Trilogies

    Btw , why some people think that chica is a duck or something /: she's a chicken 🐤

  • DM64

    He wasn't wrong lol

  • Umbrella

    Will you go

  • Zachary Lowe
    Zachary Lowe

    Flawless intro

  • Sidhant Sinha
    Sidhant Sinha

    "more complicated than the zelda timeline"

  • Samun Storay
    Samun Storay

    "Don't look back" is what is recommended for me

  • Tsunami Dëmøn
    Tsunami Dëmøn

    *You over here doing this* Me:what if the souls in freddy,chica and Bonnie are the little siblings of micheal’s friends?

  • fluffy gamer 778 Watt
    fluffy gamer 778 Watt

    I thought my phone broke

  • darth vader
    darth vader

    the intro: everyone gets scared and runs Cassidy: yay more animatronics for William he will be so happy when he sees these guys

  • Vodka

    No offense it sounds like your trying to to blame people, i think youtubers arent bad, but your trying to change the subject of shitty advertise. And shut up about johnney depp also you sound slightly like that kid that says HE DID IT TO. but yes online people are overlooked. I agree.

  • Londonsbro Kamacho
    Londonsbro Kamacho

    Jeb: o h o k

  • Robot Munkee
    Robot Munkee

    I <3 Mutants.

  • jessinthevoid

    The best part of this video was the fraction of a second that MatPat acknowledged Tesco 😭

  • FaithfulServant41 l
    FaithfulServant41 l

    I remember that Markiplier episode, good times.

  • RBITD Gaming
    RBITD Gaming

    Yes finally the legend is back...!

  • Priestley Onuh
    Priestley Onuh

    What i didnt understand: most of the video What i did understand: the moana refrence in the intro

  • mxp official
    mxp official

    "i feel blue" changes whole mraning after this video

  • L30 Games
    L30 Games

    This is not ok my shiny clauncher will not survive !?!

  • Danfull

    I'm only 45 seconds into the episode you had me with the parody of Shiny.

  • errorstudioz

    Can’t wait to see what part of this video is gonna get you cancelled again.

  • Imran Ahmed
    Imran Ahmed


  • Dennis Woodard
    Dennis Woodard

    Why just why

  • Dennis Woodard
    Dennis Woodard

    The Moana reference

  • Demi Jade
    Demi Jade

    The picture of 'Evan' from the part where he I stalking about the book is scary because he has brown hair like.... CC's hair is brown too..... And has a brother that's really strange......? Can someone tell me to stop?! I think the book Evan is actually CC. But how can he be? CC is dead! CALM DOWN!!! Please can someone help me theorise? I am confused. Could Evan (the dad) be CC? I think he can, plus SKFFB said he'd bring him back, so maybe his body works, but when he's asleep he posses Golden Freddy but to make it look like he is still, he got his body to toss and turn? I think this is a good theory, for me. Can anyone agree? Thanks! BYE

  • Dina Parvani
    Dina Parvani


  • Kristjan Kask
    Kristjan Kask

    Uhh i think you messed up michael for chris

  • hot topic
    hot topic

    Me waiting for another fnaf

  • elemator

    8:01, I'm sorry but this guy just looks like the stupendium

  • Clayton Jackson
    Clayton Jackson

    The white brown bear does good for it's self. Edit: It's a brown bear that has a genetic mutation that gives it white fur.

  • Bluey Duey
    Bluey Duey

    I'm pretty sure soo many people would love if you made a theory about Cuphead

  • Monna Annihilated
    Monna Annihilated

    "More on that soon" *Sips tea in 2021*

  • Lupu Lover
    Lupu Lover

    The only time i meet a shiny pokemon was when i first meet a new polemon not knowing it was a shiny

  • Raul Encarnacion Aguilar Gonzales
    Raul Encarnacion Aguilar Gonzales

  • Clinn1909

    Now you’ve said it imma go get a meal deal from Tesco

  • Aman Saad
    Aman Saad

    My dumb theory on how the drowned became the drowned : A dumb human decided to eat a creeper for lunch and then his face evolved to look like a creeper . Then he was cast out for looking weird . He spent days without clothes and without bathing . He was covered in moss and his survived by eating fish . One day he was near a giant magma field . It pulled his ship down but he discovered he could breathe underwater . He got angry , he wanted revenge against all the other humans . So he built a structure using all the prismarine he found underwater and hid gold in it to lure the humans into the monument for gold . He made guardians to kidnap them . Then he would give them a boat , make them eat a creeper let them go to go through the same thing he went through . So they became the same creatures he became and the surviving humans called them the drowned

  • Dusk Da Demon
    Dusk Da Demon

    When I heard those blue lobster chances I laughed because I saw one in kindergarten

  • Nash Shiv
    Nash Shiv

    Damn it......

  • Zinky Doinks
    Zinky Doinks

    i love the intro it went from a fun tune then a rock song keep up the good work matt ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Jay Powell
    Jay Powell

    Thanks for being awesome you are a good person and I love your videos

  • XxAngel Wolfie StudiosxX
    XxAngel Wolfie StudiosxX

    Me over here living in Kentucky and never seen a blue person

  • 「 Phil 」
    「 Phil 」

    That intro is giving me horrible flashbacks to that one lusamine animatic I saw- The animatic was great but what was going on in the animatic was not-


    Who actually has albinos in real life?

  • Jay Powell
    Jay Powell

    My shiny evee will not die

  • WOLF1234S2

    my childhood just got ruined

  • C0pyKatt

    Can someone make a full version of that intro song?

  • KirboMcBirbo

    Alright MatPat this is the last straw I just want to have a pink mudkip absolutely destroy a fire type pokemon

  • Gage Gaming
    Gage Gaming

    If you guys watch the vid it says the run revolves around luck I highly doubt he cheated but hey who will belive me.

  • Izzy

    I've tried the whole "limited gene pool" thing in my Pokemon games. It dosen't work. Lol.

  • Noah Raes
    Noah Raes

    Matpat:People hate two parters hmm?I know, I’ll make a three part episode!

    • Noah Raes
      Noah Raes

      Yes, I know it was only to make a good episode and not one crammed with evidence.

  • Cheesy gamer
    Cheesy gamer


  • Sans The Skeleton
    Sans The Skeleton

    Hey Matpat, What about shiny legendaries that CANT breed? Checkmate?

  • McDude

    Shinies used to be special now its more common to see a full team of hacked shinies online than it is to see normal pokemon