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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Cosmic pizza delivery guy
Cosmic pizza delivery guy 14 мүнөт мурун
Song at the end pls
Forged 2 саат мурун
What was that song towards the end? I does is have to know.
Sri 123
Sri 123 5 саат мурун
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 5 саат мурун
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 6 саат мурун
Wait, TierZoo is a microbiologist? Whaa?
Gacha_GG242 7 саат мурун
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 15 саат мурун
Wader Gamer
Wader Gamer 16 саат мурун
While yes, shiny pokemon uesed to be 1/8192 but now it is 1/4096
Noob master0370
Noob master0370 18 саат мурун
i hate austin
Jin 22 саат мурун
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they exhibit some form of intelligence or at least instinct, I think the having to be made up of cells requirement is outdated as well.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.
unDeathbysnipe 22 саат мурун
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 22 саат мурун
Devil’s Inside by The Fake Arts is the song at the end btw!
Frank Ford
Frank Ford 23 саат мурун
Dont forget to incorporate your pokemons nature also
Doge 23 саат мурун
I just realized Austin’s videos are titled with blue and mats are green
Mr.GameBoy Күн мурун
Finally, the great and legendary Austin has risen.
Justin White
Justin White Күн мурун
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 Күн мурун
Me watching with subtitles; Eevee training and... Coffee grigas? I'm in!
Repubbles McGlonky
Repubbles McGlonky Күн мурун
Wait, 65,536? Why does that number sound familiar? Wasn't it in his video on Minecraft Diamonds or something? :O
Jakequaza Күн мурун
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 Күн мурун
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 Күн мурун
Please sir, can you do don’t starve?
Seagrain 1987
Seagrain 1987 Күн мурун
What is the name of the song that played at the end
kimberly 12345
kimberly 12345 Күн мурун
Alexok 💙💙💖💖💖💖❤❤🧡🧡🖤🖤💜💚💛💛💜💙💖💖❤❤🧡🧡🖤🖤💜💚💛🤜🤛
Owen Clark
Owen Clark Күн мурун
I’m offended you didn’t know cofagrigus especially since I started in gen 5
E B Күн мурун
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 2 күн мурун
@4:55 Real Pokemon Trainers are facepalming. Probably should have just skipped the EV explanation all together.
Christiangamepro 209
Christiangamepro 209 2 күн мурун
Levi Christiansen
Levi Christiansen 2 күн мурун
WHO are you!?!
Ishan 2 күн мурун
0:33 thats not even a virus it's a bacteriophage
WolfScythe7 2 күн мурун
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 2 күн мурун
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 2 күн мурун
Maaviah animation's
Maaviah animation's 2 күн мурун
No not Austin again
Ihassquidhat t
Ihassquidhat t 2 күн мурун
evs need 4 per stat lul
Mo Momo
Mo Momo 2 күн мурун
Lol I have a stomach bug rn
Salty French fry UwU
Salty French fry UwU 2 күн мурун
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 2 күн мурун
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 2 күн мурун
My Regidrago was a wild pokerus!
Sarah Mickelson
Sarah Mickelson 2 күн мурун
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 2 күн мурун
I remember being able to get a rayquazza's attack power over 500 using pokerus and ev training.
ThatOneRobloxGamer 2 күн мурун
g00fy 2 күн мурун
Austin: "What exactly are viruses?" Me: "Aliens."
the Carpenter
the Carpenter 2 күн мурун
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 3 күн мурун
pls do dead cells
Sean Brisson
Sean Brisson 3 күн мурун
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 3 күн мурун
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 3 күн мурун
FaRaFahira 3 күн мурун
*.Pinky_minecraft.* 3 күн мурун
Whimsii 3 күн мурун
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 3 күн мурун
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 3 күн мурун
Eevee is eevee backwards
Microns 3 күн мурун
Eevvee is eevvee backwards
Lavínia Sousa
Lavínia Sousa 3 күн мурун
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Prabu Bramantri
Prabu Bramantri 3 күн мурун
CrowGuy 3 күн мурун
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 3 күн мурун
wiy dont you get a showr becos the lint is out of control
Alyx the Okay
Alyx the Okay 3 күн мурун
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 3 күн мурун
Yes, but no.
Lexisking 1
Lexisking 1 4 күн мурун
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 4 күн мурун
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 4 күн мурун
*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 4 күн мурун
Also me: *looks at my 293 defense regirock*
mighty kitty
mighty kitty 4 күн мурун
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 4 күн мурун
Oh my gosh-
Star Gamer
Star Gamer 4 күн мурун
viruses are basicly aliens
Samantha Burchartz
Samantha Burchartz 4 күн мурун
Me who has had my entire team infected in two games: *sips tea*
hector lewis
hector lewis 4 күн мурун
Hey Austin, glad to see you. Keep it up. Glad your feeling better
Barbyte 4 күн мурун
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 4 күн мурун
If there are many Pokemon viruses, you gotta catch 'em all.
Andrew Comparison
Andrew Comparison 4 күн мурун
Bodie Esc
Bodie Esc 4 күн мурун
Btw every 4 EVs up a stat by 1, ergo 4 speed EVs up your speed stat by 1
Marcod Sebastian
Marcod Sebastian 4 күн мурун
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 4 күн мурун
10:07 I was eating 🤮
Erin Bautista
Erin Bautista 4 күн мурун
"NUKE IT WITH HYPER BEAM!!!!!!!!!" Famous pokemon words of 2021
Roselie Graf Schneider
Roselie Graf Schneider 4 күн мурун
The Muddy Wolf
The Muddy Wolf 4 күн мурун
At least Austin is active on this channel. Leaving his Shoddycast channel in the dust
AlphaWolvesGamer 4 күн мурун
Your hypothetical Cofagrigas is impossible xD
AlphaWolvesGamer 4 күн мурун
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 4 күн мурун
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 4 күн мурун
i prefer to NUKE IT WITH DRACO METEOR what my first pokemon to get pokerus was a goodra
morgan thompson
morgan thompson 5 күн мурун
Ramon Gonzalez
Ramon Gonzalez 5 күн мурун
Austin driving KGpost video de Jurassic world
Mergen Bold-Erdene
Mergen Bold-Erdene 5 күн мурун
Lol 6:17 I laughed so hard I accidentally woke my parents up
Gurp inc.
Gurp inc. 5 күн мурун
Hello Internet welcome to game theory today will be talking about how Pikachu caused 9/11
maddison ._.
maddison ._. 5 күн мурун
I was doing a casual play through of Emerald today and my starter got Pokerus and I was generally sad that I could have got a shiny instead lol
SilverTalon007 5 күн мурун
*How Deadly is Mario's POW Block?*
Tom Index2
Tom Index2 5 күн мурун
ohhhhhh my God this dude really hinting right here cmon woke ones yall tell me he aint hittin on some real stuff man.
Some dude that rips planet in half
Some dude that rips planet in half 5 күн мурун
Fun fact: Tier zoo actually talks about animals and rates them also they treat the earth as a game and its history as a game history like the cambrian explosion as earths "beta" stage
AustinBeGone 5 күн мурун
My brother lost his whole game from this, his arceus he got once from a wonder trade crashed his whole game and corrupted his saved file, he had so many shinies
Riley Palermo
Riley Palermo 5 күн мурун
The thing that’s perplexing to me about viruses is that their entire method of reproducing involves the injection of their dna into a foreign cell, which would mean that they HAD to have evolved AFTER cellular life did, but the problem with this is it means it would have needed to be a cell that then evolved to no longer have the ability to perform cell division. Now this would have to be the case because otherwise this form of life wouldn’t have been able to come into existence in nature.
Ricky Beckett
Ricky Beckett 5 күн мурун
Viruses are just zombies.
Hyper Fox09
Hyper Fox09 5 күн мурун
I'm tired as hell tonight but just so yall know I'm dead set in the "viruses are proto-live" camp and I will die on this hill
bacon good
bacon good 5 күн мурун
I got it
Gamer Dan
Gamer Dan 5 күн мурун
How perfect of a random choice in pokemon since Cofagrigus is able to spread it ability "Mummy" to other mons. (of course it doesn't really do much)
Darzeedatailorbird 5 күн мурун
I think that we shouldn't be gatekeeping the definition of biological life. But how viruses fit into the schema of life is complicated. Maybe we could just call it life, but with a qualifier. Viruses are "non-cellular life forms" and so fit only some of the requirements that cellular life has. I feel like anything that reproduces itself using genetic material should be considered some form of life. Then where it really gets tricky is prions, which have no genetic material but are instead misfolded proteins that can transfer their misfolded shapes onto other correctly folded proteins. In a way they are creating more of themselves, but there's not genetic material involved.
Mario Robles
Mario Robles 5 күн мурун
Austin, Any chance you'll ever make a Genshin video?
POP ONE 5 күн мурун
For me pokerus it was really easy to get
FrostWolf Leo
FrostWolf Leo 5 күн мурун
I got POKERUS by fainting a wild gumshoos
zomdiehunter 115
zomdiehunter 115 5 күн мурун
I say viruses are alive because they reproduce. It may not be in the usual way byt they reproduce none the less
Melon lord
Melon lord 5 күн мурун
I love how all theorists channels have one corner lit up on the channel pic
tin or something
tin or something 5 күн мурун
a channel named gomotion posted a stream and in it was his avatar and a crow, they were in a n 64 tipe game world, the crow was in a different art stile then the arg but crow non the less
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