Game Theory: Why Flying Pokemon CAN'T FLY!

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Nowadays, Pokemon travel on your journey to becoming the best there ever was has evolved. It used to be your feet and a bike. Now, you you can ride on Pokemon in your party as a travel option. Plus, there are built in game mechanics that are basically Pokemon taxi service. The Gala region has their Flying Taxi that utilize Corviknights to fly you from place to place. Well, that got me thinkin Theorists. Did Pokemon get flying RIGHT? Could a Corviknight, or any flying type, actually carry passengers or even THEMSELF? It's time to find out!

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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick
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The Game Theorists
  • 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 HOW LONG?

  • Jayden Miller

    Jayden Miller

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    How much power would be produced from the dynamax dens in Pokémon sword and shield

  • david mechical

    david mechical

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Isn't the African eagle able to pick up grown goats?

  • Beng Teck Chua

    Beng Teck Chua

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Well actually,Skarmory's gold entry says that it's wings are hollow and light also why are you taking steel and rock literally you just have to be as hard as rock or steel to be either of these types

  • Shiny Tyranitar

    Shiny Tyranitar

    8 өдрийн өмнө


  • Scott


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Could the world that Pokémon is set in have less gravity?

  • Kirstin Nichols

    Kirstin Nichols

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    And 15.

  • Kirstin Nichols

    Kirstin Nichols

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Matpat: An 11 year old weighs on average 37kg.
    Me who is -69kg: Wrong.

  • Synth Wolfe

    Synth Wolfe

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Also, quick question. Should togekiss really count? I've never seen it flap its wings. Presumably, they're more for stabilizing flight than producing lift, meaning it should also be in the "flies by mystical means" category, yeah?

  • Synth Wolfe

    Synth Wolfe

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    One MASSIVE flaw in your math. The term "steel" refers to any number of iron based alloys. This means that "steel" doesn't have a designated weight in and of itself, as you MUST factor in the other materials. There's a big difference in weight when you compare surgical vs industrial steel. Spring steel is light, comparatively speaking.
    And thats if we assume that a world as technologically inconsistent as pokemon can properly identify steel from other similar looking metals. Thats also assuming that its not made of some fantasy steel alloy, which I wouldn't doubt, as steel on its own isn't black, unless its covered or coated in something (paint, soot, etc).

  • somerandomthing


    14 өдрийн өмнө

    The charizard looks like it drank beer and then decided to fly and it crashed

  • Eddie MacK

    Eddie MacK

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    I thought this was gunna be a really loud DEAR NINTENDO....SINCERLY AUSTIN video for some reason

  • Corbin Scott

    Corbin Scott

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Jesse and James had the right idea. Hot air balloons and dirigeables are the way of the future.

  • Sava Stojmirovic

    Sava Stojmirovic

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    If you used 20 of the final evolved form of flechling, talonflame,it would probably work because talonflame look very similar to your normal eagle. Also, imagine riding on a taxi lifted up by talonflame, and then the driver says, “Use Flamecharge!” and the talonflame go ten times faster for 5 min, so cool.

  • NerdoKiddo


    16 өдрийн өмнө

    bees / charizards / lead bloons should not be able to fly, as their tiny little wings / helium is not enough to lift their fat little bodies off the ground. of course, they fly anyways as they dont care what humans / pokemon masters / monkeys think its impossible

  • The omega falinks

    The omega falinks

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Technically anything can fly no matter it’s wingspan, it just has to go faster the smaller Twinspan is in relation to its body weight

  • Δημήτριος Σαντάς

    Δημήτριος Σαντάς

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    owls for the win!

  • Slanker


    17 өдрийн өмнө

    well they can

  • Jonathan and Sherylene Day

    Jonathan and Sherylene Day

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    Did you calculate how big the Pokémon world is and it’s mass to figure out the gravity of the Pokémon world? What about air density? The more dense the air is the less lift you need to fly. That also might explain why falling is far less dangerous on the Pokémon world.

  • goji_animations2021


    17 өдрийн өмнө

    Right before this played I saw a game theory add

  • Yabuturtle


    18 өдрийн өмнө

    Gyarados seems to have more dragon moves than flying moves. He should either be a water/dragon type or have more flying moves.

  • Mr Me

    Mr Me

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Dude that intro was fire 🔥

  • Mannuell Juan

    Mannuell Juan

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    so why do they needs wing when they cant fly?

  • Commenter


    20 өдрийн өмнө

    I’m pretty surprised..

  • Jonathan Soh

    Jonathan Soh

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    Thats because the flying type is actually a hidden morph of the psychic type and the move fly is actually a form of psychic which can only be cast locally



    21 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm shiny hunting Fletchling so I know what I'm going to do with the other ones now

  • MastersTV


    24 өдрийн өмнө

    matt: saying all this
    pokemon: ANIME LOGIC

  • K.O.B.


    24 өдрийн өмнө

    Rewatching this video and seeing the mass effect pt 2 cut out still hurts...

  • Katiscool_44


    25 өдрийн өмнө

    I got an ad that was literally starring matpat at the begining and I thought it was the video.

  • Alex Lee

    Alex Lee

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    Can we talk about this SUPERB product placement?

  • sonia sharma

    sonia sharma

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    There is no law like this in pokemon world

  • Juliann Dionot

    Juliann Dionot

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Rayquaza is god of wind i think so he is supporting himself

  • Landan Polk

    Landan Polk

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Game Theory: Spyro is actually the villain in the original Spyro games (bonus points if you can make him the villain in the entire franchise)

  • Narrator_wally


    26 өдрийн өмнө

    I would stick with surfing on my blastoise thankyou

  • NoobMasterr R

    NoobMasterr R

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Charizard : I’m the best for human transport!. Corviknight : no I can lift multiple people in an IRON thing! ??? : amateurs…. Charizard: what did you say!? Octowl : AMATEURS. ( the part where he said the horned owl was the best reminded me of Noctowl since he has horn like things )

  • AdrenalineUnlimited


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    Your science on this one isn't very good

  • AdrenalineUnlimited


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    The oxygen levels on their planet look very different, as different as they must have been for dinosaurs to fly

  • Xiaohan Zhao

    Xiaohan Zhao

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    I got an matpat ad while watching this. Lol

  • Aaron Elisha Ong

    Aaron Elisha Ong

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    It could be carried by an african swallow

  • 黑暗拳侍


    28 өдрийн өмнө

    數位張麻子 真的找我組隊打網球??我五屆奧運出賽沒坐商務艙了還找我打球???

  • Francine Axisa

    Francine Axisa

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    One of the real questions is why can hydregion learn surf but not the other birds since idk how he surfs

  • Sams the bezt at stuff 888

    Sams the bezt at stuff 888

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    Square cube law is killing my giantess dreams

  • storm raven

    storm raven

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    there is one thing that is not noted in this and that is that most of the the flying pokemon that he mention that should not be able to fly are all dragon types, dragons not being a real creature are a bit diffrent from birds.

  • TheAsianTomboy


    29 өдрийн өмнө

    MatPatt destroying ourchidlhood since 1998

  • MonkeyBoy3290 4

    MonkeyBoy3290 4

    Сарын өмнө

    matpat on his way to apply real world physics to fictional franchises that have almost no matching physics:

  • augusto moreira

    augusto moreira

    Сарын өмнө

    so if i make carboard wings to my charizard, increazing its wings surface area and not increasing too much the wheigt, it should be able to fly?

  • augusto moreira

    augusto moreira

    Сарын өмнө

    imagine being that baby who got kidnapped by an eagle

  • samyuktha gangadhar

    samyuktha gangadhar

    Сарын өмнө


  • kenzie2


    Сарын өмнө

    Hello OwO

  • Jonathan De Jesus

    Jonathan De Jesus

    Сарын өмнө

    Hey OwO

  • Fuscous MC

    Fuscous MC

    Сарын өмнө

    how is a 5'7" dragon heavier than a 7'3" pure steel bird

  • z


    Сарын өмнө

    mat you exlained why ants are small but stronk

  • TrainFanSam


    Сарын өмнө

    That’s disappointing, I always wished I could fly around on a Salamence.

  • Maximus Lardizabal

    Maximus Lardizabal

    Сарын өмнө

    I just got a add from this channel

  • Jenny Peterson

    Jenny Peterson

    Сарын өмнө

    I got a ad with this guy in it

  • The Ginga

    The Ginga

    Сарын өмнө

    Bruh how tf did I get a game theory YouTube ad on a game theory video😂😂

  • Might Guy

    Might Guy

    Сарын өмнө

    You should do the ark lore, there’s a lot to it

  • LogeyPerogi


    Сарын өмнө

    Flying type: *flies*
    Matpat: Yeahhhh no

  • M3chaCat


    Сарын өмнө

    pls mak a battle cats game theory episode pls

  • Hrky


    Сарын өмнө

    According to all laws of aerodynamics, Charizard can't fly. Due to its heavy body, it can't lift itself off the ground.
    But despite that, Charuzard still flies. Because it doesn't care what humans say

  • MyGamester Gamin

    MyGamester Gamin

    Сарын өмнө

    Ok ok good theory or it’s not that it’s FLY bc majority of animals/Pokémon with wings can fly, but it’s more of having to carry a 10 year old, so what if some are weak and can’t fly while carrying a human…. Then again pidgey….

  • duoxia shao

    duoxia shao

    Сарын өмнө

    michus can fly

  • retrograde the pegasus

    retrograde the pegasus

    Сарын өмнө

    your wrong matpat first of all flying pokemon arent on earth second of all if they were it would be in a different dimension with different laws to their universe prove me wrong you lost my respect

  • Jonathan Pennington

    Jonathan Pennington

    Сарын өмнө

    Well I guess now there's no need to do a gametheory episode on if Skyrim dragons could actually exist

  • Carolina Moyer

    Carolina Moyer

    Сарын өмнө

    Hey matpat and I have a great theory idea! It’s about how magicarp is literally the evolved form of
    feebass! Contact this e-mail for me to show you my evidence. But the way, I’m a 10 year old who enjoyed watching your videos and I have the permission from my parents to comment here. I hope I can share my theory with you!

  • Sugar Spice

    Sugar Spice

    Сарын өмнө

    Dammit, they did it again. Matpat's add right before the video. YOUTUBE WHY

  • Randy Johnson

    Randy Johnson

    Сарын өмнө

    I'd argue the muscle power of pokemon defies biology in general

  • Godzilla


    Сарын өмнө

    I just encounterd one of your ads

  • Qualnard


    Сарын өмнө

    No joke, I got a MatPat ad on this video.

  • baekhapmul


    Сарын өмнө

    doduo learning Fly:

  • Цвети Симеонова

    Цвети Симеонова

    Сарын өмнө

    I just thought of a piggy with a wing Spand of like 10 m but its height still stays the same in somehow when slabs those wings it gets sent to the stratosphere LOL

  • itsGuy


    Сарын өмнө

    I think physics doesn't matter in a world with magical creatures that evolve when beating up enough stuff or eating a discontinued hard to find candy

  • Chris Pantaleon

    Chris Pantaleon

    Сарын өмнө

    Question. Charizard is not a bird!! It’s basically a dragon. But not a dragon type Which is pretty Outrageous. So I’m pretty sure charizard can handle his one wait

  • Aaron Nix

    Aaron Nix

    Сарын өмнө

    Yeah but they are birds that are creating tornadoes with the flaps of their wings lol. They are unrealistically strong which is why I always assumed they could

  • Magnus Alnes

    Magnus Alnes

    Сарын өмнө

    According to all known laws
    of aviation,

    there is no way a bee
    should be able to fly.

    Its wings are too small to get
    its fat little body off the ground.

    The bee, of course, flies anyway

    because bees don't care
    what humans think is impossible.

  • Kad84


    Сарын өмнө

    Flying Pokemon CAN fly! All of Ash's bird Pokemon flew!

  • Cole Miner

    Cole Miner

    Сарын өмнө

    Maybe the flight services should be exchanged for teleport services

  • Lapidot


    Сарын өмнө

    I got a game theory ad?!? What

  • Dragon Dude Collecting

    Dragon Dude Collecting

    Сарын өмнө

    Geico??? What makes you think your audience would be interested in that??

  • MuzDog


    Сарын өмнө

    this vid seems quite POGGERS

  • IcyUncleChris76


    Сарын өмнө

    I don't know man, they do kinda be flying do

  • Mewtwo


    Сарын өмнө

    Its called anime logic



    Сарын өмнө

    *So I will have to use Pidgeot, dang*

  • jonathan paano

    jonathan paano

    Сарын өмнө

    Or spearow

  • jonathan paano

    jonathan paano

    Сарын өмнө

    I usually use tailow if I see him or starly

  • jonathan paano

    jonathan paano

    Сарын өмнө

    Poliwraths is one of my fav

  • RogerDger


    Сарын өмнө

    Matpat, what about a prehistoric flying dinosaur such as the quetzalcoatlus which weighed approx. 450-550lbs, had a wingspan of 33-36ft and had a max. lift weight of 1800lbs? This flying creature violates the square cube law and yes, there are different theories as to why the dinosaurs were able to violate the SCL, but it’s not proven.

  • Bacon Boy13yt

    Bacon Boy13yt

    Сарын өмнө

    What about all this time it was a man with a jet back? But idk

  • alexbegaming


    Сарын өмнө

    Sad Flygon noises

  • Conner Squire

    Conner Squire

    Сарын өмнө

    You go to deep, You ruining peoples childhood while sound like bill nye talking about Pokémon ;((

  • Jayden Ramos

    Jayden Ramos

    Сарын өмнө

    10:24 I used to hve the emerald guy pokemon card but my grandma DESTROYED IT

  • TheRockstarGr


    Сарын өмнө

    Have you considered that maybe these pokemon fly like That ''Bumblebees Shouldn't Be Able to Fly" myth?

  • Renan Rasim

    Renan Rasim

    Сарын өмнө

    Corvonite remindse me of that crow/raven from that paw patrol episode where Marshall shrincks in a dream just wanted tho menchen

  • Renan Rasim

    Renan Rasim

    Сарын өмнө

    Rookede evolves intho corvenighte

  • Sigurd Skalleberg

    Sigurd Skalleberg

    Сарын өмнө

    lugia uses phychic power 2 fly tho so he can fly

  • Ninja Kid

    Ninja Kid

    Сарын өмнө

    Mandom these are games so stop making a fuss

  • Sengo Muramasa

    Sengo Muramasa

    Сарын өмнө

    I can’t believe you got sponsored by geico

  • lothohakon


    Сарын өмнө


  • darkkshades ٍ

    darkkshades ٍ

    Сарын өмнө

    atleast my favorite pokemon owlet can fly

  • Windstreak Wolf

    Windstreak Wolf

    Сарын өмнө

    Why is it that whenever i read Hoothoot’s name written out I pronounce it as hoo - thoot?