Game Theory: How RICH is a Pokemon Master?

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    I want to be...the very best...and also very RICH!! Being a Pokemon Champion is the dream of many a child and adult, if we are being honest. Except, after you get past all the glory and the cute Pokemon, you have to wonder - is being a Pokemon Master a viable career choice? Can you survive on the money that you'd make? Well today Loyal Theorists, we are about to find out!!
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  • Im a cat Meow meow meow
    Im a cat Meow meow meow День назад

    I'm old enough to get a Pokemon

  • The_Rize
    The_Rize День назад +1


  • Max Reznik
    Max Reznik 2 дня назад

    am i the only one that thougth someone was screaming in the intro next to me

  • The Lost One
    The Lost One 2 дня назад

    0:01 my ears are ringing...

  • Haseeb Uddin
    Haseeb Uddin 3 дня назад

    Can u make a full version of the song at the begining

  • Barbara vanek
    Barbara vanek 3 дня назад

    Nice Intro ;)

  • Laios Zafeiriou
    Laios Zafeiriou 3 дня назад

    Couldn't you just say the Pokedollars just...ARE Yen?

  • Kenyon Baker
    Kenyon Baker 3 дня назад

    “Line line line, line line swoop, swoop line swoop, Naruto run, one legged balance and stupid l“ 😂😂😂

  • Thomas Montgomery
    Thomas Montgomery 4 дня назад

    I what Ash age ?

  • G4 G4
    G4 G4 4 дня назад

    I have to pay my bills Pokémon got to get the mortgage payment done tomorrow Pokémon

  • Cursed Kings
    Cursed Kings 4 дня назад

    What about them big nuggets

  • MermaidWithLegs
    MermaidWithLegs 5 дней назад

    "Real life sucks."
    It doesn't take a Pokemon master to realize that.Especially if your still in least this channel makes me smarter than the rest of the kids.

  • Czarny Zwycięzca Yoshi
    Czarny Zwycięzca Yoshi 5 дней назад

    8:58 Exactly 3061632 PokéDollars.

  • Connor Hughes
    Connor Hughes 5 дней назад

    Why do we have to pay 350 dollars 💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💶💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💸💸💸💸💸💸💸💸💸💸💸💸💸💸💸💸💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💷💷💷💷💷💷💷💷💷💷💷💷💷💷💷💷💷💷💳💳💳💳💳💳💳💳💳💳💳💳💳💳💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴

  • GamingTree
    GamingTree 6 дней назад

    Thare are no mid rolls it’s from Nintendo

  • Not Just Dinosaurs, but MORE!!!!
    Not Just Dinosaurs, but MORE!!!! 6 дней назад

    Matpat: Maybe hit on Misty *romantic music*

  • water malou
    water malou 7 дней назад

    Matpatt: sings the intro


  • 廖振翔
    廖振翔 7 дней назад

    Well if you have a level100 Persian and use "pay day" for every battle.
    You can get extra 500 Poke money from every battle even fighting with wild Pokemon.
    It might be a good way to get some extra money.

  • Insty CZ
    Insty CZ 7 дней назад

    Pokedollar looks like ruble (russian currency)

    ZACH ATTACK 7 дней назад

    In ultra sun u get over 1,500,000,poke
    Dollers from the the sceintist after u beat rainbow rocket

  • Yusra Mohabbat
    Yusra Mohabbat 7 дней назад

    This means that Pokemon have a super high pain tolerance

  • ChrisThe Person
    ChrisThe Person 7 дней назад

    bit late, but... I want Ash´s age !!!!1!!1!

  • Pikachu the Absol
    Pikachu the Absol 8 дней назад

    Actually you should have also knocked out healthcare and transportation.

  • DerNunu
    DerNunu 8 дней назад

    Who the heck spends that much money for food in roughly 1 year? with 1-2 dollars a day you can buy your food without problems.

  • Dasha Mauer56
    Dasha Mauer56 8 дней назад

    But Pokéyens have a symbol of Rubles! ₽₽₽!!!
    …or maybe it's the rubles that were "inspired" by Pokémon? 🤔🤔🤔

  • Maxwell Chow
    Maxwell Chow 8 дней назад

    i earned billions in usum tho :/

  • xX0[ Deathstrike]0Xx gogona
    xX0[ Deathstrike]0Xx gogona 8 дней назад

    real life so hard!

  • Jenrri molina
    Jenrri molina 9 дней назад

    I WANT ASH'S AGE!!!!1!!1

  • Rock
    Rock 9 дней назад

    lol if they're birthday is on April 2nd

  • Cameron Peterson
    Cameron Peterson 9 дней назад

    Hold up in the song it said can’t afford a home and then he said he had to pay house bills

  • Hikari Hitomi
    Hikari Hitomi 9 дней назад

    I think judging conversion rates based only on lemonade is a bad idea. Perhaps lemonade is more expensive in pokemon land.
    The bike is a good example of alternative items that should also be used for judging value. A basic bike, that might actually come as a give away or prize, is only going to be $100 or so.
    Also, the bottled water is another good item to look at, as a bottle of water from a vending machine is going to be far more expensive than 40 cents.

  • Haya Ahmad
    Haya Ahmad 10 дней назад

    I did not expect lassi here...My dad loves lassi, so we usually have it in our house (I’m from Pakistan, which is like India)

  • RyanKsrx
    RyanKsrx 10 дней назад

    So am PokèCoins

  • Supercatsgomoo meow
    Supercatsgomoo meow 10 дней назад

    except having gods for pets.

  • babybottle
    babybottle 10 дней назад

    Is brook actually blind??

  • Tinitiny
    Tinitiny 10 дней назад

    thats peso matt PESO

    BENSON BETTS 10 дней назад

    Mewtwo is my favorite Pokemon

  • Pear Dragon
    Pear Dragon 11 дней назад



  • KOB Matt
    KOB Matt 11 дней назад

    small hole in your theory. Vending machine drinks are not drinks for the trainer. Its "medicine" for the pokemon.

  • Nora Barber
    Nora Barber 12 дней назад

    Matpat, Pokemon battling is of huge cultural importance in their world. So why would there not be some kind of government funding to award the Pokemon Master for making it to the top? Aka, give them money so kids will waste theirs trying to beat the top gun.

  • Lily Garcia
    Lily Garcia 12 дней назад +1

    I want ashes age !!!!1!!1

  • Bloxing Noob ZERO
    Bloxing Noob ZERO 12 дней назад

    Dumb Ls?

  • Lilrooster
    Lilrooster 12 дней назад

    What about trainers who call you every 5 minuets and ask for a rematch?

  • sabri safaa
    sabri safaa 12 дней назад

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    thank you for saving me from desperation , usually it is done in 10 min
    here is the link to online survey:
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  • The Pokéman
    The Pokéman 12 дней назад

    Lassi is basically the indian Pepsi.
    It taste like heaven.

  • Andrew Farley
    Andrew Farley 12 дней назад

    20 Years old

  • Devil Girl
    Devil Girl 13 дней назад

    I want Ash’s age!!!!1!!1

  • OwenDaBoss
    OwenDaBoss 14 дней назад

    at 0:23 who looked around their room bc of the music?

  • Vincent Sereyko
    Vincent Sereyko 14 дней назад

    I think you forgot to account for items and more people also as a trainer you might get goverment aid sense you are kind of out there mapping exploring and expanding the knowledge of pokemon

  • radhika damuluri
    radhika damuluri 14 дней назад

    technology that can capture animals cost 0.39$
    medecine that cost 0.78$

  • Hana Song
    Hana Song 14 дней назад

    Ooo,a special day for women?
    *I have to look into that*

  • TurKeyBisKiT 64
    TurKeyBisKiT 64 14 дней назад +1

    Khanto? KHANTO?! KHANTO?!?!?!?!?!

  • SamSam
    SamSam 15 дней назад +1

    What about pay day

  • MasterGamer 57016
    MasterGamer 57016 15 дней назад

    I love the editing how long does it take your team to edit the videos tho?

  • MasterGamer 57016
    MasterGamer 57016 15 дней назад


  • Max Dorman
    Max Dorman 15 дней назад

    Ashes age is 20

  • Harold Petiluna
    Harold Petiluna 15 дней назад

    Few minutes late in the vid
    Racist son of a gun.... gumba shall be triggered soon

  • Harold Petiluna
    Harold Petiluna 15 дней назад

    I love the gaijun gumba part soo baad XD

  • The Gaming Kitty
    The Gaming Kitty 15 дней назад

    Ha! Near future...

    (It's been so long........)

  • webdesigner18
    webdesigner18 16 дней назад

    Amulet coin? Payday move Meowth and Persian use? Those can affect the out come. Also so e trainers will fight you again, and you can take on the elite four again and again.

    WILLY THE LORD OF ALL MEMES 16 дней назад

    that intro was horrifying and amazing

  • The Inkling Channel
    The Inkling Channel 16 дней назад


  • wojo 006
    wojo 006 16 дней назад

    And what if i will sell every item

  • Turtwig
    Turtwig 16 дней назад

    In gen four, you get a frickin mansion for becoming the champion. And the conversation rate for the furniture completely throws off the conversion rate, unless the champion gets extreme discounts.

  • GassyPZ
    GassyPZ 16 дней назад

    But in sun and moon you get 1,000,000 for ub quest

  • KFaeBlaze
    KFaeBlaze 16 дней назад

    It's just "Poké," Matt.

  • Danielle Harkness
    Danielle Harkness 16 дней назад

    line line line , line line swoop, swoop line swoop, Naruto run, one legged balance, stupid L.

    GODLIKE 16 дней назад

    Ronnie rip

  • David McConville
    David McConville 17 дней назад +41

    So, pokemon training is like real life Olympic athletes, boxers or car racers, winnings alone don't pay the bill in most circumstances. To make a living, you need sponsors or be good at matches with spectator gambling cuts involved. Maybe that's why Ash wears the same trademark cloths, he's got a brand deal.

    • Ana
      Ana 2 дня назад

      So...... he is getting sponsored by the Pokémon league or another company? Cuz his hat is from an official Pokémon league competition according to the episode: primeape goes bananas.

    • CmilloTravieso
      CmilloTravieso 9 дней назад +1

      goodjob david!

  • KatSuperNerd
    KatSuperNerd 17 дней назад

    That's why i always use the Amulet Coin, gives me like double that.

  • Sinnox
    Sinnox 17 дней назад

    12:12 you can use VS. Checker 😪

  • Lalreng Puia
    Lalreng Puia 17 дней назад

    You should make a video on brok's eyes

  • Ankan Dutta
    Ankan Dutta 17 дней назад

    Maybe you can sell the wild Pokemons you catch to rich owners. I know a handful of farmers who would love to have scythers. And many more who would love miltank

  • Fearsome
    Fearsome 17 дней назад +1

    do they have drugs, liquor, "adult items" in Pokemon you should do a video on that or what the crime organisation actually make their money on, because no way they sell Pokemon, you can catch in your every day weeds.

  • pupjam9 AJ
    pupjam9 AJ 18 дней назад

    before pt: IM GOING TO BE RICH!
    after pt: im so poor! mom: son we need more money for ur pokemon go do another championship
    pt: NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! * jumps out window*

  • y u sad
    y u sad 18 дней назад

    I'd like to think the Pokemon universe is just better and Pokemon get free health care which is why we can recharge for free

  • Animix FurVer
    Animix FurVer 18 дней назад

    Food costs can be eliminated as humans can in fact eat/live on berries and Pokémon are edible… also it's easy to get money, really easy. You could pick up a rock and- lo and behold it's a float stone or something and you can pawn it off.
    Without comparing it to real life you actually make a lot of money. Especially in the later games. An example would be in Pokémon X and Y there are a lot of rich people, fighting them gives you at least a thousand ₽ the restaurants cost around 1-4K, I believe, depending on their star. So 3 fights against a rich kid/ 9(assuming 300₽) fights against normal people (children really) could feed you for a day, and remember as a pkmn trainer that's all you really do all day(and there will never really be a shortage of trainers((games will have that else the programming will never end))(((thought that's why they have the battle tree and stuff))))
    I've never needed to buy a healing item so that probably cut my costs a lot(I bought a ton of clothes though) and I was easily able to make almost 2 million ₽. And when your a champion realistically you will be challenged a lot, and all the kids who challenge you will have to be rich, and will perhaps even reward you more than the elite four(seeing as they beat them all). Also Champions have been seen to be living luxuriously(Cynthia has a villa((she's also probably the only Champion that's only a Champion, all the others have side jobs…maybe they really aren't earning…))) and the Champions are technically political leaders in a way as you can see the Champions throughout your journey doing… stuff… well Lance was trying to deal with Team Rocket I guess… well in the manga(Adventures) the B/W league was pretty political.
    But all in all living in the Pokémon world as a Pokémon master is actually rewarding in monetary values, as even though their currency is low their prices aren't astoundingly high either(except for the bicycle).

  • 1998 mulan szechuan sauce is the meaning of life

    Coca Cola would pay you if they knew better

  • cornishphilosopher
    cornishphilosopher 18 дней назад

    6:50 the start of Ash's age

  • I don't Know
    I don't Know 18 дней назад

    I had a dream once where I was in my backyard, and Gary came through a portal, and we became best friends

  • dav1d1993
    dav1d1993 18 дней назад

    3:55 conversion should really be 1:1 then considering it is you know the original currency used and all that. More holes in this theory than Swiss cheese.

  • Niki Harandi
    Niki Harandi 19 дней назад

    I want Ash's age

  • TexteriaHD
    TexteriaHD 19 дней назад

    I died when he was dewscribing the way to write mikkusuo in japanese

  • Zhan Peng Lin
    Zhan Peng Lin 19 дней назад

    amulet coin

  • Seikatsu Andy
    Seikatsu Andy 19 дней назад

    The thing is in sun and moon after defeating and catching ultra beasts, the looker pays you 1000000 PokeDollars which can buy you one hell a ton of stuff
    And don't even get me started on pokemiles

  • reese Willoughby
    reese Willoughby 19 дней назад

    If a coffee or lemonade in real life cost 1 or 2 bucks then irl. 100 pokèdollars = about 1 buck. (as US money) Now if you buy a drink at a pokècafe in sun and moon (and ultra) it cost about 200 pokèdollars. Now in US a drink cost about 2 bucks.

  • ymcmb123jr
    ymcmb123jr 19 дней назад

    I can see how monetarily it is not profitable alone, but if you became "champion" maybe you could get endorsements and contracts. You could live off of being a celebrity, so long as you could maintain your status.

  • DinoPlorts 33
    DinoPlorts 33 19 дней назад

    You Win Nothing! You Lose! Good Day Sir!

  • SantaMaria Vargas
    SantaMaria Vargas 19 дней назад

    this might be weird but opening gift wrapping is like the most omgosh satisfying moment in my life and game theory is my favorite intro so i played the game theory intro looped throughout my birthday and it was god spoke

  • Mae-Lynne Chase
    Mae-Lynne Chase 19 дней назад

    "real life sucks" relate

  • Tom Index2
    Tom Index2 19 дней назад

    so glendale eh? glendale colorado... it all makes sense.

  • John Titor
    John Titor 20 дней назад


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    Alyssa Smith 20 дней назад


  • Seth Whiting
    Seth Whiting 20 дней назад

    I don’t think Pokémon Masters do it for the money. My guess is that most of Ash’s financial benefits come from the show and games. He probably collects royalties.
    I know that there are Pokémon trainers who make money from documenting their Pokémon Go adventures on Twitch and RUclip.

  • CharlesIsPi
    CharlesIsPi 20 дней назад

    I WANT ASH'S AGE!!!!

  • Files102
    Files102 20 дней назад

    Since the Pokemon world is augmented to seem safe to children, this is quite obvious; however, if it was real then the actual dangers of being a Pokemon trainer would be extreme. Just the reality that your Pokemon is likely to die fighting another Pokemon, or you being injured before you can release your Pokemon by a wild Pokemon would make it a dangerous profession. This means that it would become more profitable, because not everyone could catch Pokemon, and you catching Pokemon for pets, use in testing, and use in probably unsafe facilities for things such as power generation or manual labor would make catching and selling Pokemon quite profitable.

  • Michael B.W.
    Michael B.W. 20 дней назад

    Give us the age

  • Oyster the clam
    Oyster the clam 20 дней назад

    I want ashes age.

  • Melody Spark
    Melody Spark 20 дней назад

    -\_[ ^. ^]_/-

  • Eridan Ampora
    Eridan Ampora 20 дней назад

    Ash is 20