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

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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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  • Actually EVs are 1 point of stat per 4 EVs at level 100, and can be raised a max of 510 EV points max in total, 252 points max per stat.

    TheurgyTheurgy11 цагийн өмнө
  • Oh! Pokerus! A fun topic, although I wonder who patient 0 was or how it came about. *sees the Austin email intro* Oh no.

    Just A PersonJust A Person17 цагийн өмнө
  • me: ,,click on that video'' video: ,,google drive screen" me: AUSTIN!

    ten niesmiesznyten niesmieszny18 цагийн өмнө
  • No one: America: NUKE IT WITH HYPER BEAM

    Kendal WestwindKendal WestwindӨдрийн өмнө
  • I've never heared of that virus but now I want it...

    PinkyPinkyӨдрийн өмнө
  • Should have done some more research on ev training. It takes 4 evs the level up that stat buy 1.

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  • someone traded thier lunala for my ditto in pokemon sun and the lunala had the virus sooooo SCORE!!!

    Kellen WalkerKellen WalkerӨдрийн өмнө
  • Ehy didnt he bring up the lactose intolerance guy who infected himself so he could eat pizza again

    Lobser MahnLobser MahnӨдрийн өмнө
  • Yahoo

    Jace BerryJace Berry2 өдрийн өмнө
  • EV training! You're sucking the fun out. EV training! You're too old for this. Exploiting the game, 'cause you don't have a life! Beating up kids makes you feel like a man! EV training, yeah!🤣🤣🤣

    KamikazeNinja75KamikazeNinja752 өдрийн өмнө
  • I had Pokemon catch Pokerus in my Ruby Version around 2004. I didn't see my first shiny (in my own games at least) until Pokemon GO in 2019.

    Nick AndersonNick Anderson2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Dear Austin. Hi!!... It's me Panda. You not making more and more episodes makes no freaking sense......

    Sat TrapSat Trap2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Real life Viruses:We kill human Pokerus:Boost Pokemon instead of Killing it "punch the table to destroy" That's not make any sense

    Chloe The scp-1471Chloe The scp-14712 өдрийн өмнө
  • >>77 kg starver >> claiming he is fat

    tsartomatotsartomato2 өдрийн өмнө

    Kathryn YeniyurtKathryn Yeniyurt2 өдрийн өмнө
  • PokeRus

    Oof ThorOof Thor2 өдрийн өмнө
  • If there not alive how do we kill them

    erik Nerik N2 өдрийн өмнө
  • For the P.S. section at the end: Tin foil hat off: "Maybe? I don't know, they could be something entirely different." Tin foil hat on: "Aliens from another universe. Bam." IDK, I'm not a scientist, I'm just a kid who loves Earth, just not ours.

    Elijah BergeronElijah Bergeron3 өдрийн өмнө
  • IMPORTANT FOR THOSE WHO ACTUALLY PLAY POKÉMON: Austin’s explanation of EVs is actually almost completely how you get them is correct but 1 EV DOES NOT EQUAL 1 STAT POINT, no not even at level 100, in fact 1 EV gains you NOTHING, 4 EVs are necessary to gain a single stat point, I understand that Austin’s explanation was just a quick run through but for anyone who wants to now apply this knowledge this difference is extremely important.

    Blackmantis1Blackmantis13 өдрийн өмнө
  • I think I lnow what viruses are they are aliens from out of space and the have adapted to do whay they do it's so obvious how could we miss this

    Nathaniel HaynesNathaniel Haynes3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Wait wait wait wait... TEIRZOO?!? I FREAKING LOVE HIM

    Power PuppyPower Puppy3 өдрийн өмнө
  • One problem. Vitamins can give you a maximun of 100 evs.. but 4 evs = 1 stat. So 100 evs is 25 stat

    I need neko uWuI need neko uWu3 өдрийн өмнө
  • "Is a virus alive?" is, imo, the wrong question. A better question would be "Is a virally-infected cell really still best understood as a cell of the host organism, or is it functionally a distinct organism with crucial traits and behaviours defined by its infection?"

    Barded WyrmBarded Wyrm3 өдрийн өмнө
  • MNthe deletes likes AND comments. When you post a comment, refresh a few times to make sure it's still there.

    Primal RadiancePrimal Radiance3 өдрийн өмнө
  • CHAD!!!

    Jude Matthew TanteJude Matthew Tante3 өдрийн өмнө
    • Don't Touch This

      Jude Matthew TanteJude Matthew Tante3 өдрийн өмнө
    • #ChadTheBuneary

      Jude Matthew TanteJude Matthew Tante3 өдрийн өмнө
    • EV Training! VS. Using Vitamins... IV Breeding... VS Hacking Perfect IV Pokemon!

      Jude Matthew TanteJude Matthew Tante3 өдрийн өмнө
    • Also EVs Actually Needs 4 of Them To Make The Stat Higher

      Jude Matthew TanteJude Matthew Tante3 өдрийн өмнө
  • I'm glad you left that in, cause you had it right the first time -it is "designed". Which ties into the scientific fact that the vessel that contains our essence is full of symbiotic relationships, something that you quickly touched on -symbiotic relationships can't magically "develop", but anyone is welcome to BELIEVE that if they like, just admit that it's just that, a BELIEF, and not science.

    Real Eyes Realize Real LiesReal Eyes Realize Real Lies3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Hold on, hold on. The pokerus IS contagious...

    LeafiafanLeafiafan4 өдрийн өмнө
  • he cooked to bunny to a crisp

  • I've caught that thing 2-3 times over the years. I think there might be infected Pokémon in my Bank actually.

    ChimeratChimerat4 өдрийн өмнө
  • Here's An idea, are Pokémons natural or were they man made. Cuz why would an animal evolve with powers like that?

    Rodean RaisiRodean Raisi4 өдрийн өмнө
  • I would say viruses aren’t scientifically considered alive by the literal definition, but in a general sense, they are “alive”, if you just mean organic and able to react. But technically they aren’t

    ZackZack4 өдрийн өмнө
  • Autistic Austin was actually watchable for this episode, I wonder why...

    OnlyFailsOnlyFails4 өдрийн өмнө
  • Seems to me like this type of virus would attack the bacteria which have Loose DNA rather than bundled dna, this would make significant effect on the ability to snip out parts of dna and replace with duplicating dna/

    I am no one no one at allI am no one no one at all5 өдрийн өмнө
  • That's crazy. My sister literally showed me today her Pokemon had the Pokerus Edit: It doesn't even matter anymore. They're all cured 🙃

    Tha BanksTha Banks5 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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)

    KolbaltKolbalt5 өдрийн өмнө
  • I’ve never even heard of that before 🤣

    Cory MurrayCory Murray5 өдрийн өмнө
  • am i the only one who instantly closes the video if matpats not the one talking? XDDDDDD

    carl johnsoncarl johnson6 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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 LightningCrimson Lightning6 өдрийн өмнө
    • 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

      Crimson LightningCrimson Lightning6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Science class - yay!

    Aiden OF THE CREEKAiden OF THE CREEK6 өдрийн өмнө
  • 6:40 this editor is amazing. Lol

    Andaconda NationAndaconda Nation6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Look like someone got diarrhea

    Cheryl LochansinghCheryl Lochansingh6 өдрийн өмнө
  • That hyper beam segment made my day.

    Carlos MirandaCarlos Miranda6 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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

    Murilo TheodoroMurilo Theodoro6 өдрийн өмнө
  • What i learned from this? KILL ALL THE BUNEARYS!!

    LolfattenskiLolfattenski6 өдрийн өмнө
  • It's so rare I've only herd youtubers and such talk about it 3 times counting this one

    Cara FurryCara Furry6 өдрийн өмнө
  • If the virus is not alive in our definition, then is the energy based life forms in science fiction technically not alive?

    Cryptic CorgiCryptic Corgi6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Oh.. so using it on already trained pokemon isnt doing anything...

    hasargelhasargel6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Time to purposely have shiny the shiny jolteon to get the pokevirus

    Opposinn DogOpposinn Dog7 өдрийн 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.

    VictoryVictory7 өдрийн 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

    SoumaLya DasSoumaLya Das7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Austin you got evs wrong

    George PhucasGeorge Phucas7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Yo is this guy always sick or something?

    Log BotLog Bot7 өдрийн өмнө
  • 6:14 killed me HAHHAHHHA

    Freezing MoonsFreezing Moons7 өдрийн 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...

    Kayclau's ShippostsKayclau's Shipposts8 өдрийн өмнө
  • I'm still confused

    Titan AaronTitan Aaron8 өдрийн өмнө
  • thank you for talking about bacteriophages

    Jackson TomaszewskiJackson Tomaszewski8 өдрийн өмнө
  • You're more mellow this episode, I like this side of you, a lot. More mellow Austin. Get well soon.

    Scarlet StarScarlet Star8 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.

    Jordan SpencerJordan Spencer8 өдрийн өмнө
  • That feels good when he is not screaming

    Leo SLeo S8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Ya mask more like ya Boi lol

    *little_werido**little_werido*8 өдрийн өмнө
  • What happened to... who is Austin, please explain, what happened to MatPat

    Will BWill B8 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

    Incognito SpaghetIncognito Spaghet9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Viruses are organic robots for all intents and purposes

    Manga GodManga God9 өдрийн өмнө
  • I had a legit pokerus on my Ultra Moon save

    ToshaTosha9 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

    • Mythical Manaphy •• Mythical Manaphy •9 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

    RaremuanRaremuan9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Who is ash's dad

    shosho shopshosho shop9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Song at the end pls

    Cosmic pizza delivery guyCosmic pizza delivery guy9 өдрийн өмнө
  • What was that song towards the end? I does is have to know.

    ForgedForged9 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.

    Sri 123Sri 1239 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

    Rasmus NielsenRasmus Nielsen9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Wait, TierZoo is a microbiologist? Whaa?

    Edward HaybellEdward Haybell9 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.

    Gacha_GG242Gacha_GG2429 өдрийн өмнө

    Benjaman AlexanderBenjaman Alexander10 өдрийн өмнө
  • While yes, shiny pokemon uesed to be 1/8192 but now it is 1/4096

    Wader GamerWader Gamer10 өдрийн өмнө
  • i hate austin

    Noob master0370Noob master037010 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.

    JinJin10 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

      Connor SchultzConnor Schultz8 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.

    unDeathbysnipeunDeathbysnipe10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Devil’s Inside by The Fake Arts is the song at the end btw!

    Food For ThoughtFood For Thought10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Dont forget to incorporate your pokemons nature also

    Frank FordFrank Ford10 өдрийн өмнө
  • I just realized Austin’s videos are titled with blue and mats are green

    DogeDoge10 өдрийн өмнө
    • Thats true lol

      Froshlee14 KFroshlee14 K5 өдрийн өмнө
  • Finally, the great and legendary Austin has risen.

    Mr.GameBoyMr.GameBoy10 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 WhiteJustin White10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Me watching with subtitles; Eevee training and... Coffee grigas? I'm in!

    Justin WhiteJustin White10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Wait, 65,536? Why does that number sound familiar? Wasn't it in his video on Minecraft Diamonds or something? :O

    Repubbles McGlonkyRepubbles McGlonky10 өдрийн өмнө
    • It's the 16 bit integer limit I think

      Connor SchultzConnor Schultz8 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)

    JakequazaJakequaza10 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.

    sloestysloesty10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Please sir, can you do don’t starve?

    Doin DaworstDoin Daworst10 өдрийн өмнө
  • What is the name of the song that played at the end

    Seagrain 1987Seagrain 198711 өдрийн өмнө
  • Alexok 💙💙💖💖💖💖❤❤🧡🧡🖤🖤💜💚💛💛💜💙💖💖❤❤🧡🧡🖤🖤💜💚💛🤜🤛

    kimberly 12345kimberly 1234511 өдрийн өмнө
  • I’m offended you didn’t know cofagrigus especially since I started in gen 5

    Owen ClarkOwen Clark11 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

    E BE B11 өдрийн өмнө
  • @4:55 Real Pokemon Trainers are facepalming. Probably should have just skipped the EV explanation all together.

    Matthew LundMatthew Lund11 өдрийн өмнө

    Christiangamepro 209Christiangamepro 20911 өдрийн өмнө
  • WHO are you!?!

    Levi ChristiansenLevi Christiansen11 өдрийн өмнө
  • 0:33 thats not even a virus it's a bacteriophage

    IshanIshan11 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

    WolfScythe7WolfScythe711 өдрийн өмнө
  • Can I ask what is the music in the intro when austin is talking about him getting sick and not taking caffine

    SynTacoSynTaco11 өдрийн өмнө
  • NUKE IT WITH HYPER BEAM!!! -Austin 2021

    The Green LanternThe Green Lantern11 өдрийн өмнө
  • No not Austin again

    Maaviah animation'sMaaviah animation's11 өдрийн өмнө