Pokemon's Biggest Scandal SOLVED! Who's Ash's Father? | The SCIENCE of... Pokemon

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It's happening. Theorists, today Austin is going to uncover the truth of the biggest scandal in Pokemon history. Who is the FATHER of Ash Ketchum? This has long been debated in the community. Well, with the help of SCIENCE, we are finally going to pin down this missing father. It is time to find Daddy Ketchum!

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The Game Theorists


    Цагийн өмнө

    U know in the Unovan Season, Ash did Batlle Giovanni to save Meloetta. Even if the theory of Giovanni helping Dehlia with 'Yakuza Money' for child support. He could have at least recognize him? Unless he never knew he has a child and it was someone else who pays child support, let say Giovanni's Mom aka the real Team Rocket Boss. The theory is still possible.

  • Attempted Wholesomeness

    Attempted Wholesomeness

    8 цагийн өмнө

    I somehow missed this SCIENCE episode... But, like, I genuinely thought that Giovanni was a popular fan theory for being Ash's dad? In fact, I was a little confused why he wasn't on the list in the first place. Am I just crazy?

  • Tinashe Joshua

    Tinashe Joshua

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I think ash father is spying on he him because team rocket every time ash goes team rocket is there so the father so the boss of team rocket save him but do not hate him so the mission of team rocket I mean James and jers is to protect ash so that means every time they take his Pokemon is to get his attention

  • Tinashe Joshua

    Tinashe Joshua

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Why didn't ash ask for a blood test to find out who the father I know it will take long but to know your father I will do it

  • Tinashe Joshua

    Tinashe Joshua

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Not brown

  • Tinashe Joshua

    Tinashe Joshua

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I think ash father is my be a gym leader or the leader of team rocket poeple maybe

  • ollugamer


    Өдрийн өмнө

    DEAR Matpat could you please investigate and solve the loose panel mystery in people playground? on the map sea where you can see a blacker panel on the top middle portion of the map. under the light so could you please solve it? IM NOT SPAMMING! HAHA

  • John Porteous

    John Porteous

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    People keep talking about Ash's dad, but we don't know who either of Misty's parents are

  • Kathy Roberts

    Kathy Roberts

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    His dad is alive and he didn’t leave her because in the first episode she said that he will be very proud

  • Mpho Matshili

    Mpho Matshili

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    For a second there I thought you were going to say that Ash(Gary's rival) was his uncle

  • wati jamir

    wati jamir

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    This man explained the human genetics much better then my biology teacher 🤣. Who says science can’t be fun 🤔

  • Walrus HD

    Walrus HD

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm glad you wasted 8 minutes talking about eyes for literally no reason

  • Howtobeacreepypasta


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I actually knew it was Giovanni

  • Bryce and Snorlax

    Bryce and Snorlax

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    That is a bad dad

  • Andy Mutale

    Andy Mutale

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Is it goku?

  • Ema Foley

    Ema Foley

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    this guy again...

  • Corag77 YT

    Corag77 YT

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Where is mat pat

  • Corag77 YT

    Corag77 YT

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Where is the real game theory speaking person

  • Lena Hawthorne

    Lena Hawthorne

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    For what it's worth, it's canon (or just VERY strongly implied, I don't remember exactly) in the Pokemon Live musical that Delia and Giovanni dated years ago.
    I've been a loyal member of the "Giovanni is Ash's father" headcanon club for like... decades, mostly because of that. To the point that I actually forgot that it's not confirmed canon lol

  • Jackie Sharp

    Jackie Sharp

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    This is soul silver and heart gold ending cutscene all over

  • YaGurlRy


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Giovanni is most likely father to Ash, Silver AND Mars from team galactic. It's heavily implied that Ariana is Silver's mother being both a redhead AND high up to Giovanni. She shares a similar hairstyle to both Silver and Mars as well. That would also explain why Mars is in a crime syndicate. It's a family business. Johto and sinnoh are really close as well, proven with the Sinjoh ruins in hgss. That means his first child, Ash, was with Delia. Most likely out of wedlock and maybe a fling. Giovanni's second lover was Ariana, to who he fathered two children.

  • XxMeTa_Zr-0xX


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Max is so annoying, he became Marshadow.
    Max is Gold while Ash is Red
    Max: you May have karate kids, i know who can beat them ALL



    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Brock hmm?

  • M1nd


    13 өдрийн өмнө

    or... you could have just asked pokemon themselves on twitter and they would give an answer?

  • Davis Wadley

    Davis Wadley

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Surprise team rocket Jessie and James say Giovanni told Us to keep an eye on you because he is your father

  • Knil Cross

    Knil Cross

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm sorry for the dislike but I find you do too many roundabouts in every information corner you find and after a few minutes I just get bored out, I would recommend being more concise with the information, but that is just my opinion for my own entertainment.

  • Finn -The GoldenCrest

    Finn -The GoldenCrest

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    I thought Austin was Ash's actual DAD!

  • marwa


    16 өдрийн өмнө

    What if giovanni sends jessie and james to watch over ash, rather than they come to steal pikachu, what if they purposely fail to catch pikachu just to check on ash???

  • Reverend Squatch

    Reverend Squatch

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Silvers hair could have been black but just gotten gray with age

  • CloudyCloud chan

    CloudyCloud chan

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    You got a stack of bloks there man

  • 17 өдрийн өмнө

    We all know ash is goku's son bruh



    17 өдрийн өмнө

    I think his dad is red so a

  • Ivy Snooky Sumatra

    Ivy Snooky Sumatra

    18 өдрийн өмнө


  • Allison Heinze-Villanueva

    Allison Heinze-Villanueva

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    I love how I learn more from these videos than in my class room

  • Comrade Kitty

    Comrade Kitty

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    Sooo. . . 2000's Pokemon Live already cracked that theory open. . .

  • Ulysses Edens

    Ulysses Edens

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Dude Mattpat, nice title card. I clicked on it just to find out what was behind the timer that shows the length of the video. From mobile it looks like, "Who's That Fat-a**" rather than "Who's that father" lmao

  • Eddie MacK

    Eddie MacK

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Imagine if it was a Southpark twist like "The father of Ash Ketchum is Mrs.Ketchum"

  • Geniee Me

    Geniee Me

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    You're so funny! Didn't know you were a part of this channel!
    Thank god you don't use the creepy eyes and the photoshop deformed mouth...

  • HappyFellowship


    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Ok but the pokeball dna strand. Nice.

  • Commenter


    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Hey I’m doing this for fun!

  • Lee Stoichkova

    Lee Stoichkova

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    My new motto: "Freakin.... try to stop me!"

  • jay roblox plays

    jay roblox plays

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    I think team rocket's boss is the ash boss its hidden in pokemon

  • zomboss lord of doom

    zomboss lord of doom

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    "Giovanni you shouldn't be fighting with ash, you should be working together! Imagine how many people you could rob like that."
    "Maybe you have a point.."
    "And that starts with you paying for ash's child support Giovanni."

  • Hugh Mungus

    Hugh Mungus

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    As a heads up...the games do not have any relation to the anime

  • Xavier Wong

    Xavier Wong

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    Plot twist ashes dad is mr mime

  • Justin Robert

    Justin Robert

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    But. Silver is an old guy. His hair could of greyed like Professor Oaks. Oh no. I've been wasting my life watching this video that is willing to do vast scientific calculations but not consider people's hair greys to keep a narrative going. I got to get out of here.

  • Faris Ali

    Faris Ali

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    ignore this whole video the correct answer is mr mime

  • rd122283


    24 өдрийн өмнө

    I vote silver

  • Naiitt


    25 өдрийн өмнө

    Everyone knows Ash's dad is Mr. Mime.

  • José Rivas

    José Rivas

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    His mom is his dad xd



    26 өдрийн өмнө

    He is Giovanni son

  • Carnage88


    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Whoa, it's supposed to be SCIENCE, you said, based on the anime AND games, Bruno being a "great" Pokemon trainer, the biggest goof or lie I've ever laughed at! XD

  • lazyspirit


    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Nah we all know ashes dad is mimey

  • I3astion


    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Writing this before the video ends to see if my knowledge lines up.
    It can't be any of the suggested since Ask knows his father and remembers talking with him (Pokemon the Movie Coco Dec 25th 2020)

    Oh man that kind of busts the whole thing open for this May 21 2021 video if it's not mentioned further in.

  • Wilson


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    There is an extra contender to consider. Professor Hale from the third Pokemon movie.

  • jkseraphim4


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    It's been decades but when I was a kid I went to see Pokémon live at Radio City Music Hall. I don't remember much but one stood out that I still remember to this day, that Giovanni was Ash father. Ash mother had revealed it to Professor Oak when Ash had to save Pikachu from Team Rocket. After the show I thought they would do a episode that Ash finds out the truth, since they had showed clips of new episodes that never appeared during Pokémon Live. But when they didn't, I was sad, but after so many years I thought it I was the only one who knew.

  • Maid Avd9c

    Maid Avd9c

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    Blue eyes white dragon.

  • Josh Wright

    Josh Wright

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Nobody knows

  • Alec Birdsall

    Alec Birdsall

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Brock's dad did run off and leave Brock to raise all his brothers and sisters alone. Wonder if he had a side thing with Ash's mom and just dipped as well. He even helped train Ash a bit too

  • Riko J. Amado

    Riko J. Amado

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Giovanni: "Murry, I swear I'm not Ash's father. I mean, look at his no-"
    Maury: "Were you going to say nose? You were going to say nose weren't you?"

  • YuniX2


    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Honestly, I spent the whole episode being like "What about the Giovanni theory? Why isn't that in here?" So of course it was the "twist" ending.

  • Kaden Trenkler

    Kaden Trenkler

    28 өдрийн өмнө


  • Kylen Monahan

    Kylen Monahan

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Sorry Austin. This is kinda old news. My friends and I were guessing that stuff when I was playing pokemon blue in elementary school.

  • 999 Rox

    999 Rox

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Before watching this I think his dad is mr mime because Pokémon don’t age and who else doesn’t age in the Pokémon show ash so ash is a hybrid of Pokémon and human

  • itsGuy


    29 өдрийн өмнө

    The father is a Ditto

  • Tim Smith

    Tim Smith

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    hello i work with team rocket

  • Tim Smith

    Tim Smith

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    theres a video of ash mother spilling the secret

  • president noob

    president noob

    Сарын өмнө


  • Aaron Mays

    Aaron Mays

    Сарын өмнө

    I freaking knew it!!!!

  • Lyle Tito

    Lyle Tito

    Сарын өмнө

    Weird how you looked at Professor Oak's childhood heir colour but not Silver's.
    Also, women do dye their hair. Moms dying their hair red is a common occurrence.
    Also I love the way you eliminated Bruno... "Hot famous single guys never slept around when they were young." - facts
    Also Ash looks exactly like Bruno.... His skin is darker because her spends all day shirtless in the sun with the rocks.
    There are a million reason why she wouldn't tell Bruno. Maybe the baby was an accident and Bruno wanted to be a pokemon trainer..
    I personally dont think it matters who Ash's father is. I think there is a canonical answer on a white board somewhere. But it doesn't matter. It wouldn't change anything. unless Ashe's father was a Dito.

  • Ishmit singh proooooooooooo

    Ishmit singh proooooooooooo

    Сарын өмнө

    I think the boss of team rocket is the father of fish

  • 𝕛𝕚𝕖𝕓𝕠𝕪


    Сарын өмнө

    The future is now,Thanks to science.

  • Almer Locsin

    Almer Locsin

    Сарын өмнө

    ash is a genitix enhance pkomon

  • SMAJin


    Сарын өмнө

    The lengths the Pokemon community go through to figure out who Delia smashed.

  • Jc Dias

    Jc Dias

    Сарын өмнө

    Ash dad is Mario!

  • Eric Actualsoftware

    Eric Actualsoftware

    Сарын өмнө

    Can I just say...I KNEW IT! I actually had a guess that Giovanni was Ashs dad.

  • hunty12we


    Сарын өмнө

    I think that if this is true we also found out why giovanni turned to a life of crime

  • Kitty Kat

    Kitty Kat

    Сарын өмнө

    "Upset by the lack of intro?"
    *I-No, I was clapping-*

  • Filip Błaszkiewicz

    Filip Błaszkiewicz

    Сарын өмнө

    Isn't Silver a son of giovanni?

  • CooterCritters The GameCat GameCast Aficionado

    CooterCritters The GameCat GameCast Aficionado

    Сарын өмнө

    Silvers hair looked grey, couldn't he have had black hair thats gone grey?

  • Сарын өмнө

    Another you tuber made a theryinspired by you

  • Nashon S

    Nashon S

    Сарын өмнө

    But he is a adult when where is around what are you expect him to be older Cuz red is older than ash

  • Cinder Psycho

    Cinder Psycho

    Сарын өмнө

    Wait I thought silver had greyish or faded hair color I remember my cousin got silver hair already at age 25 he was darl brown in hair color so not sure that was faire to judge there but I could be wrong.

  • Gyarren


    Сарын өмнө

    What if Ash's mom doesn't _know_ who the father is?
    Let's face it: "he left to become a Pokemon master" is a way better bedtime story for a young kid than "back in the day, your mama was a ho".

    • Gamer Micah

      Gamer Micah

      Өдрийн өмнө

      @Death didn't that guy only get there after delia mistook an actual mr mime for ash in the mr mime costume

    • XxMeTa_Zr-0xX


      6 өдрийн өмнө

      Max is so annoying, he became Marshadow. Max is Gold while Ash is Red Max: you May have karate kids, i know who can beat them ALL Dawn: hi, I AM PIKACHU MASATO JIRACHI! SOMEDAY, I WILL BECOME SWIKAGE! mnput.info/fund/nJB5kceHrM6oa2k/video

    • Death


      15 өдрийн өмнө

      Hmm What if Mister Mime was The father

  • TheTotalDramaKing


    Сарын өмнө

    Giovanni, it would be great

  • DRAK_47


    Сарын өмнө

    Didn't knew genetics will help here😂😂

  • Hakikid Amana

    Hakikid Amana

    Сарын өмнө

    First 10 minutes was useless of information...

  • Shokker ATURITY

    Shokker ATURITY

    Сарын өмнө

    Me: it's probably gonna be Giovanni or something because plot twist

    Austin: it's Giovanni
    Me: yes.

  • Kate Lavelle

    Kate Lavelle

    Сарын өмнө

    What if silver dyed his hair silver

  • That one guy you saw in the comments

    That one guy you saw in the comments

    Сарын өмнө

    Ok x3

  • ongpong tv

    ongpong tv

    Сарын өмнө

    Ash dad is meowth

  • A Toyota Vehicle

    A Toyota Vehicle

    Сарын өмнө

    I honestly thought it was Giovanni, but I thought it was too far fetched.

  • A Toyota Vehicle

    A Toyota Vehicle

    Сарын өмнө


  • Tora Cabey

    Tora Cabey

    Сарын өмнө

    Are we assuming Ash's mom doesn't color her hair?

  • ARchika


    Сарын өмнө

    What if Silver dyed his hair...to look cooool and match his name with his silver locks ??

  • Yoni Krotenberg

    Yoni Krotenberg

    Сарын өмнө

    I don't get why you canceled Siver option, he has grey hair because he is old
    my father has light gray hair and he had mid to dark brown when he was younger, and skin color? really? ash's mom Is in the house all the time and ash is outside, of course he'll have darker skin, that's called a tan

  • CouthCommitsOof


    Сарын өмнө

    He is an amazing cooperator with MatPat. Why hate him?

  • Lexa Valentine

    Lexa Valentine

    Сарын өмнө

    Ash was born from the force

  • Sebastian Castillo

    Sebastian Castillo

    Сарын өмнө

    i think silver, might be able to be the dad because he would be possible to had black hear and change to silver because of age

  • MarsCorporations


    Сарын өмнө

    Lol you rule silver out, but maybe his hair is just somewhere inbetween black and grey. I mean hes not the youngest dude around, maybe he used to have black hair but got a bit grey lately.