The Rare Pokemon Virus You WANT To Catch! | The SCIENCE of... Pokemon (Pokerus)

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  • 25/03/2021 को प्रकाशित
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    We've talked about shiny Pokemon, one of the rarest finds in any Pokemon game. Today, Austin is going a step further in the rare department. Theorists, have any of you ever heard of the Pokemon virus known as the Pokerus? I'm going to guess even some of the most fanatic of Pokemon fans watching this have not. What is the Pokerus? What does it do? And why, Theorists, do you WANT to catch it? Austin, take it away!
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  • Kolbalt
    Kolbalt 11 घंटे पहले

    I was doing a pokemon black randomizer nuzlocke soul run with some friends on an emulator and the pokemon I caught on route 1 ended up catching pokerus. They trolled and died but I kept the save file and just decided to keep playing on it because I was so surprised I got pokerus. it was also nice because the randomizer gave me petilil as a starter choice which is one of my favorite pokemon (lilligant rather)

  • Cory Murray
    Cory Murray 11 घंटे पहले

    I’ve never even heard of that before 🤣

  • carl johnson
    carl johnson 17 घंटे पहले

    am i the only one who instantly closes the video if matpats not the one talking? XDDDDDD

  • Crimson Lightning
    Crimson Lightning 18 घंटे पहले

    When Pokémon sword and shield was fairly new. After I finished the game I went shiny hunting and my first shiny was woloo. That shiny woloo had pokerus. I didn’t spot it until I healed my Pokémon and got told about pokerus searched and saw that the only Pokémon I had with pokerus was that woloo (I put it in my party when I got it before healing)

    • Crimson Lightning
      Crimson Lightning 18 घंटे पहले

      I wish there was a way I could prove it but outside of it’s my only Pokémon that doesn’t lose pokerus. If u can prove it I’d like to know

  • Aiden OF THE CREEK
    Aiden OF THE CREEK 19 घंटे पहले

    Science class - yay!

  • Andaconda Nation
    Andaconda Nation 19 घंटे पहले

    6:40 this editor is amazing. Lol

  • Cheryl Lochansingh
    Cheryl Lochansingh 22 घंटे पहले

    Look like someone got diarrhea

  • Carlos Miranda
    Carlos Miranda दिन पहले

    That hyper beam segment made my day.

  • Murilo Theodoro
    Murilo Theodoro दिन पहले

    The part about ev training was wrong in so many ways, but the biggest one is that there's is a cap to how much evs you can give any pokemon

  • Lolfattenski
    Lolfattenski दिन पहले

    What i learned from this?


  • Cara Furry
    Cara Furry दिन पहले

    It's so rare I've only herd youtubers and such talk about it 3 times counting this one

  • Cryptic Corgi
    Cryptic Corgi दिन पहले

    If the virus is not alive in our definition, then is the energy based life forms in science fiction technically not alive?

  • hasargel
    hasargel दिन पहले

    Oh.. so using it on already trained pokemon isnt doing anything...

  • Opposinn Dog
    Opposinn Dog दिन पहले

    Time to purposely have shiny the shiny jolteon to get the pokevirus

  • Victory
    Victory दिन पहले +1

    HOW TO BECOME A SUPERPOWERED X-MAN DEFEATING, SUPERMAN's SKULL CRUSHING SUPERHUMAN? CATCH EVERY MUTUALISTIC VIRUS, EAT ALL OF THE KINDS OF FLINTSTONES VITAMINS, take all sorts of healthy stuff, do yoga, tai-chi, go to your chiropracter every other day, shower once a day, and take every Umzu you can, plus working out.

  • SoumaLya Das
    SoumaLya Das दिन पहले +1

    elder brother/sir the calculations you showed about ev training is way more complex and not even that dramatic always....
    a young fan

  • George Phucas
    George Phucas दिन पहले +1

    Austin you got evs wrong

  • Log Bot
    Log Bot दिन पहले +1

    Yo is this guy always sick or something?

  • Freezing Moons
    Freezing Moons 2 दिन पहले

    6:14 killed me HAHHAHHHA

  • Kayclau's Shipposts
    Kayclau's Shipposts 2 दिन पहले

    Viruses can be born and they can die and their reproduction method is basically a celular version of a parasitic infection. But I guess they're not alive. Who knows...

  • Titan Aaron
    Titan Aaron 2 दिन पहले

    I'm still confused

  • Jackson Tomaszewski
    Jackson Tomaszewski 2 दिन पहले

    thank you for talking about bacteriophages

  • Scarlet Star
    Scarlet Star 2 दिन पहले

    You're more mellow this episode, I like this side of you, a lot. More mellow Austin.
    Get well soon.

  • Jordan Spencer
    Jordan Spencer 3 दिन पहले

    Pokerus is highly contagious. One of my pokemon come caught it and it spread to every pokemon in my party. Naturally, I preceded to then spread it to the rest of the pokemon I had ever caught. I called that my hunked up beefcake run and went out of my way to ev train for once.

  • Leo S
    Leo S 3 दिन पहले

    That feels good when he is not screaming

  • *little_werido*
    *little_werido* 3 दिन पहले

    Ya mask more like ya Boi lol

  • Will B
    Will B 3 दिन पहले +1

    What happened to... who is Austin, please explain, what happened to MatPat

  • Incognito Spaghet
    Incognito Spaghet 3 दिन पहले

    Honestly it all depends on what you define being “alive” as
    If it’s the ability to move and do things on its own with a purpose. And executes that purpose then yes a virus would be considered alive. Like a machine or robot would too.
    But if you believe that a living thing must be able to reproduce in a way that isn’t hijacking, has a thought process or can have some sort of relationship then a virus would not be alive at all

  • Manga God
    Manga God 3 दिन पहले

    Viruses are organic robots for all intents and purposes

  • Tosha
    Tosha 3 दिन पहले

    I had a legit pokerus on my Ultra Moon save

  • • Mythical Manaphy •
    • Mythical Manaphy • 3 दिन पहले

    I ended up getting it from a Shiny Cinistea through a link trade. I think it was hacked (and illegal) since it’s memories literally state “being in court with it’s original trainer”, but I still love it 🥺
    I’ve had it for like 3 months and nothing happened so I think I’m fine

  • Raremuan
    Raremuan 3 दिन पहले

    in class we learned that viruses dont live, and i kinda get it. as it was just said, it does not use energie like other living things (example: cell breathing, metabolism), it cannot reprosuce with only the species itself, it needs host cells, it does not have a metabolism. But still it does "hunt" and not just tries to infect the first, wich means it has a way to sense the certain cells or organic matter, insteas of just infecting everything it encounters, even if it doed not work. It has adapted parts that fit to only certain task(s) and it does need to reproduce to not go extinct. I honestly dont know the anwser on this

  • shosho shop
    shosho shop 3 दिन पहले

    Who is ash's dad

  • Cosmic pizza delivery guy
    Cosmic pizza delivery guy 3 दिन पहले

    Song at the end pls

  • Forged
    Forged 4 दिन पहले

    What was that song towards the end? I does is have to know.

  • Sri 123
    Sri 123 4 दिन पहले +1

    Viruses are both living and nonliving
    When they are outside of the host they act as nonliving,but when they are inside a host their metabolism starts working and because of this they are called as living,and also because of this behaviour they are not even considered as microbes.

  • CrimePhoenix 27
    CrimePhoenix 27 4 दिन पहले

    This just makes me think that as we know from Gen 4 games, people and pokemon used to be one and the same! However, at some point, pokemon themselves decided that they should serve humans.
    This leaves me with a bit of a conspiracy theory: What if someone at some point found a way to make every pokemon dumber, slower and less strong to make them more like animals to achieve this goal of making them "servants" of humans? Be it some kind of chemical or biological weapon...
    This could also explain what Pokerus is: A manmade cure for this possible disease, but one that didn't entirely cure the pokemon, and instead just made it the Pokerus we know an love, either from it being incomplete, faulty or just mutated into a different strand of Pokerus

  • Edward Haybell
    Edward Haybell 4 दिन पहले

    Wait, TierZoo is a microbiologist? Whaa?

  • Gacha_GG242
    Gacha_GG242 4 दिन पहले

    s a i l o r m o o n *a n d* p o k e m o n i n t h e s a m e. v i d e o.

  • Benjaman Alexander
    Benjaman Alexander 4 दिन पहले


  • Wader Gamer
    Wader Gamer 4 दिन पहले

    While yes, shiny pokemon uesed to be 1/8192 but now it is 1/4096

  • Noob master0370
    Noob master0370 4 दिन पहले +1

    i hate austin

  • Jin
    Jin 4 दिन पहले

    I would say viruses are alive, they do reproduce just not conventionally, they exhibit some form of intelligence or at least instinct, I think the having to be made up of cells requirement is outdated as well. For example a fully self aware AI, IMO, would be alive.

    • Connor Schultz
      Connor Schultz 3 दिन पहले

      Technically it's 'not alive' because it can't reproduce with it's own 'species' the line is arbitrary people know that and have been talking about changing it sense viruses that use viruses to reproduce have muddled lines even more

  • unDeathbysnipe
    unDeathbysnipe 4 दिन पहले

    I'm not finished with the video yet, but it actually takes 4 EVs to gain 1 stat point, if I'm remembering correctly. There are other specifics, but that wasn't the point of his video, so I'll leave them out of this comment.

  • Food For Thought
    Food For Thought 4 दिन पहले

    Devil’s Inside by The Fake Arts is the song at the end btw!

  • Frank Ford
    Frank Ford 4 दिन पहले

    Dont forget to incorporate your pokemons nature also

  • Doge
    Doge 4 दिन पहले +3

    I just realized Austin’s videos are titled with blue and mats are green

  • Mr.GameBoy
    Mr.GameBoy 4 दिन पहले

    Finally, the great and legendary Austin has risen.

  • Justin White
    Justin White 5 दिन पहले

    Only time I've ever Ev trained intentionally was leaf green. Needed to get my pidgeot's speed up to survive the final four long enough for me to feather dance a few times.
    Found a spot with a lot of doduos (and rare dodrios). Pure speed.

  • Justin White
    Justin White 5 दिन पहले

    Me watching with subtitles;
    Eevee training and... Coffee grigas? I'm in!

  • Repubbles McGlonky
    Repubbles McGlonky 5 दिन पहले

    Wait, 65,536? Why does that number sound familiar? Wasn't it in his video on Minecraft Diamonds or something? :O

    • Connor Schultz
      Connor Schultz 3 दिन पहले

      It's the 16 bit integer limit I think

  • Jakequaza
    Jakequaza 5 दिन पहले +1

    You made a mistake in your understanding of EVs. 1 ev is not equal to 1 stat point. It depends on level but usually you’ll need multiple EVs for one stat point. I’m pretty sure at level 100 each 4 EVs equals one stat point. And in sword and shied each vitamin gives you 10 EVs each. So you can give 26 to max out a stat (since the max for one stat is 252, and 510 total, meaning two stats can be maxed out)

  • sloesty
    sloesty 5 दिन पहले

    Correction: Every three or 4, ev results in a stat raise. So adding 256 ev will not give you 256 attack, nor can you creatz a 427 defense cofagrius.

  • Doin Daworst
    Doin Daworst 5 दिन पहले

    Please sir, can you do don’t starve?

  • Seagrain 1987
    Seagrain 1987 5 दिन पहले

    What is the name of the song that played at the end

  • kimberly 12345
    kimberly 12345 5 दिन पहले +1

    Alexok 💙💙💖💖💖💖❤❤🧡🧡🖤🖤💜💚💛💛💜💙💖💖❤❤🧡🧡🖤🖤💜💚💛🤜🤛

  • Owen Clark
    Owen Clark 5 दिन पहले

    I’m offended you didn’t know cofagrigus especially since I started in gen 5

  • E B
    E B 5 दिन पहले

    I once got the poke virus in sun and I thought it was just something that is meant to effect your starter compulsory as I got it on my starter and the traded other starters and I didn’t utilize it bc I didn’t know what it was. I also got it right before the elite four so I didn’t really find it helpful. I also didn’t do ev training back then soo yeah. Also I have only played sun and diamond also never found a shiny then am on 1710 resets for shiny litten in ultra sun

  • Matthew Lund
    Matthew Lund 6 दिन पहले

    @4:55 Real Pokemon Trainers are facepalming. Probably should have just skipped the EV explanation all together.

  • Christiangamepro 209
    Christiangamepro 209 6 दिन पहले +1


  • Levi Christiansen
    Levi Christiansen 6 दिन पहले

    WHO are you!?!

  • Ishan
    Ishan 6 दिन पहले

    0:33 thats not even a virus it's a bacteriophage

  • WolfScythe7
    WolfScythe7 6 दिन पहले

    viruses are zombies according to my biology professor in college but he was a very my way or the high way kind of person so he never really explained what he meant by it

  • SynTaco
    SynTaco 6 दिन पहले

    Can I ask what is the music in the intro when austin is talking about him getting sick and not taking caffine

  • The Green Lantern
    The Green Lantern 6 दिन पहले +1

    -Austin 2021

  • Maaviah animation's
    Maaviah animation's 6 दिन पहले +3

    No not Austin again

  • Ihassquidhat t
    Ihassquidhat t 6 दिन पहले +1

    evs need 4 per stat lul

  • Mo Momo
    Mo Momo 6 दिन पहले

    Lol I have a stomach bug rn

  • Salty French fry UwU
    Salty French fry UwU 6 दिन पहले

    Can you do a game theory on MIND MURDER PLACE The game is on Roblox and can you also figure out it’s Laura please I’m too lazy to figure it out for myself

  • HaxTheCharizard x Team Reloaded
    HaxTheCharizard x Team Reloaded 6 दिन पहले +1

    Oddly enough, I kind of like Calm Austin...
    I don't typically enjoy the videos that Austin does, but it was quite enjoyable to see Austin enjoying himself and what he is talking about, and not getting angry at his topic.