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

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20 өдрийн өмнө

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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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Victory Цагийн өмнө
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 5 цагийн өмнө
elder brother/sir the calculations you showed about ev training is way more complex and not even that dramatic always.... sincerely, a young fan
George Phucas
George Phucas 6 цагийн өмнө
Austin you got evs wrong
Log Bot
Log Bot 7 цагийн өмнө
Yo is this guy always sick or something?
Freezing Moons
Freezing Moons 21 цагийн өмнө
6:14 killed me HAHHAHHHA
Kayclau's Shipposts
Kayclau's Shipposts 23 цагийн өмнө
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 Өдрийн өмнө
I'm still confused
Jackson Tomaszewski
Jackson Tomaszewski Өдрийн өмнө
thank you for talking about bacteriophages
Scarlet Star
Scarlet Star Өдрийн өмнө
You're more mellow this episode, I like this side of you, a lot. More mellow Austin. Get well soon.
Jordan Spencer
Jordan Spencer Өдрийн өмнө
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 Өдрийн өмнө
That feels good when he is not screaming
*little_werido* Өдрийн өмнө
Ya mask more like ya Boi lol
Will B
Will B Өдрийн өмнө
What happened to... who is Austin, please explain, what happened to MatPat
Incognito Spaghet
Incognito Spaghet 2 өдрийн өмнө
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 2 өдрийн өмнө
Viruses are organic robots for all intents and purposes
Tosha 2 өдрийн өмнө
I had a legit pokerus on my Ultra Moon save
• Mythical Manaphy •
• Mythical Manaphy • 2 өдрийн өмнө
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 2 өдрийн өмнө
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 2 өдрийн өмнө
Who is ash's dad
Cosmic pizza delivery guy
Cosmic pizza delivery guy 2 өдрийн өмнө
Song at the end pls
Forged 2 өдрийн өмнө
What was that song towards the end? I does is have to know.
Sri 123
Sri 123 2 өдрийн өмнө
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 2 өдрийн өмнө
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 2 өдрийн өмнө
Wait, TierZoo is a microbiologist? Whaa?
Gacha_GG242 2 өдрийн өмнө
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 3 өдрийн өмнө
Wader Gamer
Wader Gamer 3 өдрийн өмнө
While yes, shiny pokemon uesed to be 1/8192 but now it is 1/4096
Noob master0370
Noob master0370 3 өдрийн өмнө
i hate austin
Jin 3 өдрийн өмнө
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 Өдрийн өмнө
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 3 өдрийн өмнө
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 3 өдрийн өмнө
Devil’s Inside by The Fake Arts is the song at the end btw!
Frank Ford
Frank Ford 3 өдрийн өмнө
Dont forget to incorporate your pokemons nature also
Doge 3 өдрийн өмнө
I just realized Austin’s videos are titled with blue and mats are green
Mr.GameBoy 3 өдрийн өмнө
Finally, the great and legendary Austin has risen.
Justin White
Justin White 3 өдрийн өмнө
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 3 өдрийн өмнө
Me watching with subtitles; Eevee training and... Coffee grigas? I'm in!
Repubbles McGlonky
Repubbles McGlonky 3 өдрийн өмнө
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 Өдрийн өмнө
It's the 16 bit integer limit I think
Jakequaza 3 өдрийн өмнө
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 3 өдрийн өмнө
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 3 өдрийн өмнө
Please sir, can you do don’t starve?
Seagrain 1987
Seagrain 1987 3 өдрийн өмнө
What is the name of the song that played at the end
kimberly 12345
kimberly 12345 4 өдрийн өмнө
Alexok 💙💙💖💖💖💖❤❤🧡🧡🖤🖤💜💚💛💛💜💙💖💖❤❤🧡🧡🖤🖤💜💚💛🤜🤛
Owen Clark
Owen Clark 4 өдрийн өмнө
I’m offended you didn’t know cofagrigus especially since I started in gen 5
E B 4 өдрийн өмнө
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 4 өдрийн өмнө
@4:55 Real Pokemon Trainers are facepalming. Probably should have just skipped the EV explanation all together.
Christiangamepro 209
Christiangamepro 209 4 өдрийн өмнө
Levi Christiansen
Levi Christiansen 4 өдрийн өмнө
WHO are you!?!
Ishan 4 өдрийн өмнө
0:33 thats not even a virus it's a bacteriophage
WolfScythe7 4 өдрийн өмнө
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 4 өдрийн өмнө
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 4 өдрийн өмнө
Maaviah animation's
Maaviah animation's 4 өдрийн өмнө
No not Austin again
Ihassquidhat t
Ihassquidhat t 5 өдрийн өмнө
evs need 4 per stat lul
Mo Momo
Mo Momo 5 өдрийн өмнө
Lol I have a stomach bug rn
Salty French fry UwU
Salty French fry UwU 5 өдрийн өмнө
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 5 өдрийн өмнө
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.
Mr.Z01t Furret
Mr.Z01t Furret 5 өдрийн өмнө
My Regidrago was a wild pokerus!
Sarah Mickelson
Sarah Mickelson 5 өдрийн өмнө
Wait so your telling the pokeviruse is rarer then a shiny but I have caught so many pokemon with the virus and I haven't found a single shiny. What!
alex faulkner
alex faulkner 5 өдрийн өмнө
I remember being able to get a rayquazza's attack power over 500 using pokerus and ev training.
ThatOneRobloxGamer 5 өдрийн өмнө
g00fy 5 өдрийн өмнө
Austin: "What exactly are viruses?" Me: "Aliens."
the Carpenter
the Carpenter 5 өдрийн өмнө
I personally don't think viruses are alive. They "reproduce" but not in the same way actual organisms and bacteria do. What's strange is that even though they're not really wanting or thriving on anything, they don't even "feel," Their purpose to make more of itself is strong within their form, and it is almost puzzling as to why that even is. They don't "want," so they don't care if their species die or not. Yet they're still pretty much forced to do so simply by how they're structured. It has always confused me. Other than the beneficial viruses, I'm sometimes contemplating why most viruses even exist.
sálem czinege
sálem czinege 5 өдрийн өмнө
pls do dead cells
Sean Brisson
Sean Brisson 5 өдрийн өмнө
1:55 you know they didn't made any science behind this. they just had to enter digits so they did 0.123456
Mark Philip Zuriel L. LAPPAY
Mark Philip Zuriel L. LAPPAY 5 өдрийн өмнө
A virus is not alive but inside the crystal looking thing is a wiggly thing it is controlling the virus but the wiggly thing is another organism.
Görkem Tv
Görkem Tv 5 өдрийн өмнө
FaRaFahira 5 өдрийн өмнө
*.Pinky_minecraft.* 5 өдрийн өмнө
Whimsii 5 өдрийн өмнө
A few comments I have to make as a competitive battler: -In this episode, when Austin adds EV yields to a Pokémon he makes the stat itself go up by 1. At Lv. 100, every 4 EVs are worth 1 point in a stat. Using 10 vitamins (worth 100 EVs) would make a stat go +25, not +100. Also, since Gen 8 vitamins no longer have a cap, so you can use as many as you want. -Discounting IVs and Nature (which can boost or lower a stat by 10%), Cofagrigus's Lv. 100 stats would be 226/105/295/195/215/65. -A Pokémon is indeed limited to 510 total EVs, but a specific stat can only have 252 EVs invested in it at once. To get the most value out of this, most competitive battlers tend to max 2 stats, and give the extra 6 points to a third stat. This results in 2 stats being boosted by 63 points (252/4=63), and the third getting 1 point. Using the Cofagrigus example, if I were to max its HP and Defense, the HP would go from 226 to 289, and the Defense goes from 295 to 358.
darknessscythe1 5 өдрийн өмнө
4 EVs equal +1 stat and only a maximum of 252 EVs in a stat matters because 255 is the max and that last 3 points would be wasted. SO at MAX you can increase a stat by 63 Austin. A Pokemon can gain a maximum of 510 EVs between all stats.
Microns 6 өдрийн өмнө
Eevee is eevee backwards
Microns 6 өдрийн өмнө
Eevvee is eevvee backwards
Lavínia Sousa
Lavínia Sousa 6 өдрийн өмнө
* God's grace * Did you know that God loves you so much that he sent Jesus to save us? Jesus is the son of God! And he loves you very much! To have proof of this, we can say that he emptied himself of all his glory and stepped on the earth! Isn't that wonderful? And there's more! He assured us of salvation! He fulfilled the mission that God gave him! Which is to have a death on the cross for all people in the world! * How do I get to heaven? * It's very simple! -Accept Jesus as your Lord and only Savior! - Repent of your sins daily even those you don't know because you sinned out of ignorance! -Recognize that you do not deserve God's salvation but even with your faults He wanted to save you with his great love and grace! Now about keeping your faith -Read the Bible daily -Pray and fast -Go to a church that follows the word of God May God bless you greatly! 👋
Prabu Bramantri
Prabu Bramantri 5 өдрийн өмнө
CrowGuy 6 өдрийн өмнө
You should do a video about Minecraft frost walker boots. How cold do they have to be to instantaneously freeze water below them and what kind of damage would those temperatures do to both Steve and the area around him.
KOBY MCFARLANE 6 өдрийн өмнө
wiy dont you get a showr becos the lint is out of control
Alyx the Okay
Alyx the Okay 6 өдрийн өмнө
My theory about viruses is that they're something's attempt to create life. Scenario: God is just kind of throwing things together in the void of cosmic dust he created with the big bang. Going on a sort of self-discovery ordeal, learning about the nature of life and sentience. This eventually becomes things like single cell organisms, angels, other rudimentary life forms. One of the early angels, an archangel, perhaps, is inspired by bacteria and tried their hand and creating an organism themselves. But without however many quintillions of eons of experience, and lacking an inherit understanding of the fundamental laws of reality, it creates something that emulates being alive, by moving, self-sustaining and consuming, but isn't necessarily alive in and of itself.
Denofu 6 өдрийн өмнө
Yes, but no.
Lexisking 1
Lexisking 1 6 өдрийн өмнө
10:15 in fact, they are so good at this, that scientists are considering using them as a way to deal with the dangerous superbugs that are immune to antibiotics, using a mixture of antibiotics and bacteriophage in a shot.
lost in time
lost in time 6 өдрийн өмнө
Hey Austin, would vertibirds actually be able to stay airborne in fo4 with how slow they appear to fly with their engines almost all the way tilted forward?
Iris and Zenia Productions
Iris and Zenia Productions 6 өдрийн өмнө
*not me not paying attention to the theory at all and only focused on the EV training part*
Iris and Zenia Productions
Iris and Zenia Productions 6 өдрийн өмнө
Also me: *looks at my 293 defense regirock*
mighty kitty
mighty kitty 6 өдрийн өмнө
6:14 really thought it was gonna nuke him with huperbeam there for a second. I wonder what kind of EV’s he would give though 🤔
Stary WolfieMuSiC
Stary WolfieMuSiC 6 өдрийн өмнө
Oh my gosh-
Star Gamer
Star Gamer 6 өдрийн өмнө
viruses are basicly aliens
Samantha Burchartz
Samantha Burchartz 6 өдрийн өмнө
Me who has had my entire team infected in two games: *sips tea*
hector lewis
hector lewis 6 өдрийн өмнө
Hey Austin, glad to see you. Keep it up. Glad your feeling better
Barbyte 6 өдрийн өмнө
What if viruses were a way for aliens to introduce their biology to humans so it'd be one day safe for them or us to come into contact with each other
aqdrobert 6 өдрийн өмнө
If there are many Pokemon viruses, you gotta catch 'em all.
Andrew Comparison
Andrew Comparison 6 өдрийн өмнө
Bodie Esc
Bodie Esc 6 өдрийн өмнө
Btw every 4 EVs up a stat by 1, ergo 4 speed EVs up your speed stat by 1
Marcod Sebastian
Marcod Sebastian 6 өдрийн өмнө
I've Got This On My Empoleon On Pokemon Pearl, and I never knew what it was or what It did, I also didn't know it's that rare
CheckYourOven 7 өдрийн өмнө
10:07 I was eating 🤮
Roselie Graf Schneider
Roselie Graf Schneider 7 өдрийн өмнө
The Muddy Wolf
The Muddy Wolf 7 өдрийн өмнө
At least Austin is active on this channel. Leaving his Shoddycast channel in the dust
AlphaWolvesGamer 7 өдрийн өмнө
Your hypothetical Cofagrigas is impossible xD
Connor Schultz
Connor Schultz Өдрийн өмнө
@AlphaWolvesGamer well you know, besides the 'not existing yet' conundrum lol
AlphaWolvesGamer Өдрийн өмнө
@Connor Schultz Cofagrigas in gen 1 is still impossible. ;P Only ghost types were Gaustly, Haunter, and Gengar.
Connor Schultz
Connor Schultz Өдрийн өмнө
Well it would have worked in gen 1 lol Edit: well more so anyway
AlphaWolvesGamer 7 өдрийн өмнө
You can tell he doesn't know what EV training I because of how inaccurately he describes it. The basic idea is there, but it's like he read just the basics. lol
Kevin Vu
Kevin Vu 7 өдрийн өмнө
I really really REALLY hate Austin's intro format....its just so redundant and annoying. I get mandatory can be annoying too. But he's way more self aware
Nickster891 7 өдрийн өмнө
i prefer to NUKE IT WITH DRACO METEOR what my first pokemon to get pokerus was a goodra
morgan thompson
morgan thompson 7 өдрийн өмнө
Ramon Gonzalez
Ramon Gonzalez 7 өдрийн өмнө
Austin driving MNpost video de Jurassic world
Mergen Bold-Erdene
Mergen Bold-Erdene 7 өдрийн өмнө
Lol 6:17 I laughed so hard I accidentally woke my parents up
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