Game Theory: What Level is Ash's Pikachu? (Pokemon)

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Pokemon is one of the longest running series out there and for years, one question has plagued us all. What level IS Ash's Pikachu? This little electric mouse defeated CRAZY POWERFUL foes. They've made it to the top of multiple leagues. So, you'd think Pikachu is one of, if not THE STRONGEST Pokemon around, right? Well...

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  • 3@@@

    Andrew ComparisonAndrew Comparison9 саат мурун
  • Why

    Andrew ComparisonAndrew Comparison9 саат мурун
  • Pikachus level resets in unova

    Ramen FoxeRamen Foxe10 саат мурун
  • Hey !! Trying to find a good discord server to talk stuff about Pokémon?? Then here is a new server where you can talk with some people (the server is presently new so can't say how many people will be there) join now by clicking this link :-

    Chandrakala VegiChandrakala Vegi13 саат мурун
  • Its Level 81 everyone should know that

    AlexElder91AlexElder9114 саат мурун
  • level 234

    The Game ThinkersThe Game Thinkers20 саат мурун
  • it took me 9 attempts to beaty miltank

    Leejai RyderLeejai RyderКүн мурун
  • Here’s a theory that might be good. I think that you play as Vanny in Fnaf VR. You gather all the tapes and that’s what Vanny did and Glitchtrap was freed, if the tapes were all assembled first by Vanny then by you that makes no sense if Glitchtrap was already first freed by Vanny and the talk between Vanny and Glitchtrap could just be happening in your character’s mind... BOOM!! (I’ve been posting this theory throughout multiple Game Theory videos)

    SimpburbiaSimpburbiaКүн мурун
  • Lv. 99 obviously, duh.

    Theon EpsteinTheon EpsteinКүн мурун
  • In the pokemon world levels probably dont even exist. Its rather how skilled you are as a pomemon to fight different characters. Simmilar to a fighting game maybe

    MrFrisMichMrFrisMichКүн мурун
  • The movies are not cannon

    Luis DeleonLuis Deleon2 күн мурун
  • Plot twist: In anime doesnt exist the level concept

    ZanarihZanarih2 күн мурун
  • dude charmeleon evolves at lv 16 could have just search that

    Vaughn SangalangVaughn Sangalang2 күн мурун
  • Lv.88 just like HG/SS.

    Vee VendettaVee Vendetta2 күн мурун
  • Any link to part 2

    Boso YukiBoso Yuki2 күн мурун
  • i hate pikachu video

    Paul AlburaPaul Albura3 күн мурун
  • By gen 5 he is probably level 59 cause he had more battles in gen 4

    Zay DawsonZay Dawson3 күн мурун
  • Video 13 of posting about otamatone lore

    MolnskugganMolnskuggan4 күн мурун
  • I know it wasn't a mechanic in the earlier games but if you take into consideration that exp raises at the pokemon camp like in sword and shield, they would definitely be much higher. Plus Ash would train his pokemon without fighting sometimes.

    Zack AndersonZack Anderson4 күн мурун
  • am I the only one thinking he just used this as an excuse to bingewatch the entire pokemon series?

    GadgetGadget4 күн мурун
  • Dude there aren’t levels in the anime

    KLanky BurdKLanky Burd4 күн мурун
  • Pikachu trained under Z fighters he can mask his power level. Once vegeta said . Its over 9000

    DirtyAce (NooBMaster)DirtyAce (NooBMaster)4 күн мурун
  • The funny thing is in this video, is Weezing and Arbok are way higher than pikachu and still lose quite badly.

    Michael BerresfordMichael Berresford4 күн мурун
  • my couculaton guess was 2247

    The Crimson Gam3rThe Crimson Gam3r4 күн мурун
  • This has been answered.

    Team ToooBananasTeam ToooBananas4 күн мурун
  • tl;dr its lv40

    Seemes LegitSeemes Legit4 күн мурун
  • I thought pokemon also gained exp from losing?

    HurricaneHurricane4 күн мурун
  • This video makes me be afraid of math and I’m about to go to 6th

    Skilz9989Skilz99894 күн мурун
  • Awesome hard work! But to be honest, I don't think it's okay to ignore the levels of Pokémon Pikachu beats on the basis of hard math. You don't know that we see all the battles Pikachu has done on screen. Similar to the audience never seeing them taking dumps, for all you know Ash grinds wild Pokémon a ton off screen. So I'd trust the data of what level Pokémon Pikachu beats more.

    Anton LumijokiAnton Lumijoki4 күн мурун
  • But what is his level

    Dylan MolinaDylan Molina4 күн мурун
  • its been 3 years!?!??! i am so old

    Sebastian GomezSebastian Gomez4 күн мурун
  • Ash battling Tapu Koko: beaten Tapu Koko: *wait im a god?* all tapus: *shush ur the main island guardian go on battling him until he beats you*

    •Finyfin Plays••Finyfin Plays•5 күн мурун
  • They mention that "Pikachu uses a move that can only be gained through breeding" and "Ash seems to be pikachus original trainer" but doesn't ash get Pikachu from Oak? Does Oak ever say where they got Pikachu from?

    Jake0125Jake01255 күн мурун
  • I dont care what anyone says pickachu is level 100 after I seen him do an electro ball the size of frieza's damn death ball

    Will johnstoneWill johnstone5 күн мурун
  • kantoan

    dcs10291dcs102916 күн мурун
  • That is just imposible

    Aaron AsamoahAaron Asamoah6 күн мурун
  • Isn't it funny throughout all of his and pikachus battles, Pulaski didn't evolve into raichu

    Aaron AsamoahAaron Asamoah6 күн мурун
    • Puts on nerd glasses. Well actually Pikachu only evolves using a lightning stone, and stated in the episode where Pikachu fights lieutenant surges raichu pikachu refuses to use a lightning stone to evolve and instead trains in his speed to beat raichu. Few

      DragonBossYTDragonBossYT3 күн мурун
  • This is the most confused i’ve ever been at a Game Theory. This obviously took TONS of effort to make. A clap and a half to you, MatPat

    Saple SyrupSaple Syrup7 күн мурун
  • like a smart person i clicked to the last minute the second i started this video. where is the 2nd video?

    billy woodbilly wood7 күн мурун
  • "Stupid Miltank and your stupid Rollout." 😂😂🤣

    Rule 14Rule 147 күн мурун
  • bro i always wanted to know

    Zane O.Zane O.7 күн мурун
  • Pikachu should be like over 100 >

    UtareangaraUtareangara7 күн мурун
  • I really like this, but the only problem I have with it is all the off-screen training that Ash and Pikachu had to have done, which makes accurate calculations pretty much impossible.

    PolgoraPolgora7 күн мурун
  • What about moves that pikachu learns

    SFSSFS7 күн мурун
  • Use 1 pokemon name to discribe someone Me: Dreamnotaken=wheezing B-)

    Vidar KaruVidar Karu8 күн мурун
  • Can someone give me the link to the next part please

    soSAMuk's UK slot channelsoSAMuk's UK slot channel8 күн мурун
  • pikachu is actually lvl 900, he just didn't hit the growth button yet :P

    o_oo_o8 күн мурун
  • Wait so what’s the level

    ShinjiShinji8 күн мурун
  • Bro are you kidding me man your really a pokemon nerd

    Tmarzooqi KidsTmarzooqi Kids9 күн мурун
  • Me : Why does this channel have 14 million subs? Them: We watched 650 episodes of Pokemon.... Me: Take my sub and likes !!! Jesus H Christ 😂

    Snard AlexanderSnard Alexander9 күн мурун
  • Pikachu is like Samus. After every adventure they just start over.

    YewTo0bYewTo0b9 күн мурун
  • Love the episode but immediately noticing an issue. The average level of Pokémon encountered in the route doesn’t take in to account encounter rates. The average number of the Pokémon you encounter would drastically changed based on the amount each Pokémon shows up and what levels they typically do. It’s just flawed due to lack of understanding of the games

    Ryan HarmerRyan Harmer9 күн мурун
  • Why wouldn't all the meowth blast offs count?

    Waylon HastingsWaylon Hastings9 күн мурун
  • It's all because of the theory of Ash's Pikachu has a "level reset" each time Ash starts a new journey.

    TheMethodMakerTheMethodMaker10 күн мурун
  • Pokemon is just a dream Ash has after an accident so the calculations dont matter. Great Episode Mat! Edit: Ah hell nah, you doing a two parter again? Not even warned about it in the video title.

    Ol PoOl Po10 күн мурун
  • I'd say lvl 100

  • Gotta watch em all!

    Moon SeaMoon Sea11 күн мурун
  • I'am not even half way on video. and the amount of information collected is probably more than you get just casually watching all the episodes.

    SawMangaSawManga11 күн мурун
  • Obviously high enough to draw against a Latios in the Sinnoh League but low enough to get recked by a Snivy Starter in Unova lol

    VareqVareq11 күн мурун
  • Level 83.

    Eldritch AbominationEldritch Abomination11 күн мурун
  • In the anime I think pikachu gets experience points regardless of whether he knocks the opponent out or not... so that would basically double pikachu's power level... making pika around level 60 when he defeated the orange island champions Dragonite... but yeah it seems like pikachu gets nerfed atleast when initially entering new regions... but about midway through a region pikachu seems to get his power back lol

    Tyler DoudTyler Doud11 күн мурун
  • The problem with this set up is that it won't work. Use Butterfree for example, there just aren't enough battles for Caterpie to evolve into Butterfree. I doubt this equation would work with any of the pokemons. (edit: Good example is the Charizard's level, or how Pikachu beats Dragonite. The excuse that Ash is a good trainer wouldn't make any sense since we are seeing his command in real time.)

    Tim LuoTim Luo12 күн мурун
  • You could have taken Pikachus level and calculate the enemies level with the moves pikachu uses on the enemy pokemon

    SouseigintouLPSouseigintouLP12 күн мурун
  • Pikachu level literally get reset every new region.. Along with Ash age

    Clo ReiClo Rei12 күн мурун
    • And both facts suck. Otherwise Ash might have become a champion a long time ago.

      aeb8312aeb8312Күн мурун
    • Ash is a pokemon confirmed

      ArcanistArcanist2 күн мурун
  • where did he watch all the episodes, I've been trying to find somewhere to watch it but haven't been able to

  • if someone did this 20 years ago they would be the legend of school, now they can build a career out of it

    Bud FahnestockBud Fahnestock13 күн мурун
  • I mean, the blast off’s should definitely be counted….

    Backlog RobBacklog Rob13 күн мурун
  • That guy is the definition of insanity, there's no way a person could watch 600 episodes just to create a video and make non sense calculation. Whould it be insanity or true passion of a genius? 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    RodrigoRodrigo14 күн мурун
  • I love you videos keep doing the good work

    Justin MillerJustin Miller14 күн мурун
  • Make a video how strong is the Incredible Hulk

    Justin MillerJustin Miller14 күн мурун
  • :>

    ᎡiteᎡite14 күн мурун
  • Ash resets his Pikachu's level for every region and I think with this method the Maximum level he can reach per season is level 55-60 like in the game if you use one pokemon everytime unless you really try hard where you can reach higher levels

    Leo BLeo B14 күн мурун
  • Hm, i actually go a pokemon ad for this. Cool

    Lauren BananananaLauren Banananana14 күн мурун
  • Pokemon don't level up in the show. Not to state the obvious or anything.. but yeah

    Kenny GrothKenny Groth14 күн мурун
    • @Solano idkkkkk there needs to be more than just that to convince me. especially, in early episodes of anime, things can be a bit non cannon. Like Naruto going ham in the first episode of naruto.

      Kenny GrothKenny Groth12 күн мурун
    • Go watch episode 9, "School of Hard Knocks." In the episode, the characters go to school to learn about pokemon, and there are clear mentions that pokemon learn moves at specific levels.

      SolanoSolano13 күн мурун
  • The anime doesn't make sense. Its just. For example... In the latest series i saw an Eevee knockout a Rhyperrior with a tacke The Rhyperrior was from an Elite member of the rocket team and the eevee was just a pokemon to a worthless trainer ... Or atleast i think.

    LUKYNDR 37LUKYNDR 3715 күн мурун
  • Pikachu - defeats pokemon league trainers... Next season: pikachu loses vs level 5 snivy

    Lorina gw2Lorina gw215 күн мурун
    • @Loading . . . in the first season of pokemon, we see some school or smething where theres a machine that shows the level of pokemon, yes level system in the anime...and pikachu was level 20 or somthing like that, thats more than 5.... and thats just the first season, it makes sense to think pikachu is around level 80

      Lorina gw2Lorina gw2Күн мурун
    • @Lorina gw2 how do you know paikachus was level 80? There no way he’s 80. Ash has a good team of pokemens that fight too. He only uses Pikaboi once in a while

      Loading . . .Loading . . .2 күн мурун
    • @Loading . . . Never heard pikachu hurted Arceus with his attacks but cant defeat miserable snivy?

      Lorina gw2Lorina gw26 күн мурун
    • @Loading . . . Ye ye level 5 snivy vs level... 80 pikachu? Snivy used 60 power skill pant type...

      Lorina gw2Lorina gw26 күн мурун
    • You never heard of “critical hit” KO?

      Loading . . .Loading . . .6 күн мурун
  • pikachu didnt fight topu koko yet......for that snivy fight

    Stevan TaveraStevan Tavera15 күн мурун
  • Pikachu is special because of his enhancements so despite his low level his base special attack stat might be like 300. At least that’s how I explain the logic behind the league fights.

    Matthew SpawnMatthew Spawn15 күн мурун
  • I always believe Pikachu was at lvl100 +

    josehim7xjosehim7x15 күн мурун
  • i dont understand why ash leaves his pokemon when going to a new arc and why no body cares that he has ben /won some pokemon legues

    RoblostRoblost15 күн мурун
    • i that i spelled somethings wrong

      RoblostRoblost15 күн мурун
  • Glad i skipped to the end and didnt waste time like u did making this only to not give an answer.

    Toke DaddyToke Daddy15 күн мурун
  • I always thought he had that stone rust keeps em from evolving n liked maxed XD

    Sofa King WetahdedSofa King Wetahded15 күн мурун
  • Levels don’t exist in the anime, Pokemon need to train like DBZ/DBS characters to become stronger, not just level up

    Juan Manuel CardonaJuan Manuel Cardona15 күн мурун
    • @Juan Manuel Cardona That you are right

      2chin4u2chin4u13 күн мурун
    • @2chin4u and that is your opinion

      Juan Manuel CardonaJuan Manuel Cardona13 күн мурун
    • Who cares the anime is trash anyways

      2chin4u2chin4u13 күн мурун
  • Paras sucks lol in evry game

    Jesus ColmenaresJesus Colmenares15 күн мурун
  • Snivy hood focus sash and hit pickachu with return or counter rofl

    XxRav3nClawX -XxRav3nClawX -16 күн мурун
  • My guess is the show doesn't make sense

    Lupe ArismendezLupe Arismendez16 күн мурун
  • I believe you did 2 minor mistake in your calculation but I'm not a pokemon expert so I can mistake here. First, if I remember correctly in pokemon games you gain expert points for winning battle not defeating pokemon. It's important in battles with trainers like that one with dragonite, because after this battle pikachu didn't just gain points for dragonite but also for others pokemons defeated in it. Of course if Ash retreated some of his pokemons in this battle exp was shared for all of them (but I believe it wasn't). Second, as I sayed in games exp was received after battle but because you are trying to calculate pikachu's lvl from anime you should think about how exp was received in there. Because there is a lot of moments when pokemons evolv in the middle of battle or even learn new moves I believe in this version of universe pokemons gain exp not for winning but for each action they did and this change your calculation entirly.

    Arhon ValranArhon Valran16 күн мурун
  • He's been on the show for 20years. there's no way he's not at level 100

    Jonathon BillingsleyJonathon Billingsley16 күн мурун
    • Nah... There's a lot of weaker Pokémon, including prevolves, that Pikachu hasn't ko'd..

      Eldritch AbominationEldritch Abomination11 күн мурун
  • I feel bad for him he did a lot of calculations

    Gaming KidsGaming Kids17 күн мурун
  • Has part 2 not been added yet?

    James CretsingerJames Cretsinger17 күн мурун
  • Hoy fuuuuuuuukkkkkkkkkeeeeeee

    hi how is your dayhi how is your day17 күн мурун
  • 100

    NormalStyleCrewNormalStyleCrew17 күн мурун
  • where can we watch all the pokemon episodes ?

    Tyrese luongTyrese luong17 күн мурун
  • Jesus dude pokemath

    Benjamin MorganBenjamin Morgan17 күн мурун
  • what abt season 1 episode 5 where ash overcharges Pikachu with the water wheel. I always assumed that that gave him a lvl bump.

    David TriickDavid Triick17 күн мурун
  • Never forget he also beat the donphan

    Davidn93Davidn9318 күн мурун
  • I just want to say, level is a game mechanic. In the anime pokemon world, level is unnecessary. Pokemon can learn moves or evolve depend on age. Therefore pokemon battle in the anime world solely depend on the skills of the trainers and their pokemon partners instead of stats which makes level obsolete. ps: i'm not being serious :)

    ZekeWZZekeWZ18 күн мурун
  • Just google it

    JJ18 күн мурун
  • I mean hard time doing this so well done but tv and movie logic, it’s not all shown. Characters will progress and change more than it Shows. He could be grinding or sending pikachu to a trainer. It’s not gonna show that but 🤷🏼‍♀️

    Annabel HawksworthAnnabel Hawksworth18 күн мурун