Pokemon's Biggest Scandal SOLVED! Who's Ash's Father? | The SCIENCE of... Pokemon
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It's happening. Theorists, today Austin is going to uncover the truth of the biggest scandal in Pokemon history. Who is the FATHER of Ash Ketchum? This has long been debated in the community. Well, with the help of SCIENCE, we are finally going to pin down this missing father. It is time to find Daddy Ketchum!

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  • YaGurlRy

    Giovanni is most likely father to Ash, Silver AND Mars from team galactic. It's heavily implied that Ariana is Silver's mother being both a redhead AND high up to Giovanni. She shares a similar hairstyle to both Silver and Mars as well. That would also explain why Mars is in a crime syndicate. It's a family business. Johto and sinnoh are really close as well, proven with the Sinjoh ruins in hgss. That means his first child, Ash, was with Delia. Most likely out of wedlock and maybe a fling. Giovanni's second lover was Ariana, to who he fathered two children.

  • XxMeTa_Zr-0xX

    Max is so annoying, he became Marshadow. Max is Gold while Ash is Red Max: you May have karate kids, i know who can beat them ALL Dawn: hi, I AM MASATO JIRACHI! SOMEDAY, I WILL BECOME SWIKAGE! hrless.info/window/video/0I11vpqE2Mzba2o.html


    Brock hmm?

  • M1nd

    or... you could have just asked pokemon themselves on twitter and they would give an answer?

  • Davis Wadley
    Davis Wadley

    Surprise team rocket Jessie and James say Giovanni told Us to keep an eye on you because he is your father

  • Knil Cross
    Knil Cross

    I'm sorry for the dislike but I find you do too many roundabouts in every information corner you find and after a few minutes I just get bored out, I would recommend being more concise with the information, but that is just my opinion for my own entertainment.

  • Finn -The GoldenCrest
    Finn -The GoldenCrest

    I thought Austin was Ash's actual DAD!

  • marwa

    What if giovanni sends jessie and james to watch over ash, rather than they come to steal pikachu, what if they purposely fail to catch pikachu just to check on ash???

  • Reverend Squatch
    Reverend Squatch

    Silvers hair could have been black but just gotten gray with age

  • CloudyCloud chan
    CloudyCloud chan

    12:26 You got a stack of bloks there man

  • DeJani Wilfong
    DeJani Wilfong

    We all know ash is goku's son bruh


    I think his dad is red so a

  • Ivy Snooky Sumatra
    Ivy Snooky Sumatra


  • Allison Heinze-Villanueva
    Allison Heinze-Villanueva

    I love how I learn more from these videos than in my class room

  • Comrade Kitty
    Comrade Kitty

    Sooo. . . 2000's Pokemon Live already cracked that theory open. . .

  • Ulysses Edens
    Ulysses Edens

    Dude Mattpat, nice title card. I clicked on it just to find out what was behind the timer that shows the length of the video. From mobile it looks like, "Who's That Fat-a**" rather than "Who's that father" lmao

  • Eddie MacK
    Eddie MacK

    Imagine if it was a Southpark twist like "The father of Ash Ketchum is Mrs.Ketchum"

  • Geniee Me
    Geniee Me

    You're so funny! Didn't know you were a part of this channel! Thank god you don't use the creepy eyes and the photoshop deformed mouth...

  • HappyFellowship

    Ok but the pokeball dna strand. Nice.

  • Commenter

    Hey I’m doing this for fun!

  • Lee Stoichkova
    Lee Stoichkova

    My new motto: "Freakin.... try to stop me!"

  • jay roblox plays
    jay roblox plays

    I think team rocket's boss is the ash boss its hidden in pokemon

  • zomboss lord of doom
    zomboss lord of doom

    "Giovanni you shouldn't be fighting with ash, you should be working together! Imagine how many people you could rob like that." "Maybe you have a point.." "And that starts with you paying for ash's child support Giovanni." "....." "Giovanni?"

  • Hugh Mungus
    Hugh Mungus

    As a heads up...the games do not have any relation to the anime

  • Xavier Wong
    Xavier Wong

    Plot twist ashes dad is mr mime

  • Justin Robert
    Justin Robert

    But. Silver is an old guy. His hair could of greyed like Professor Oaks. Oh no. I've been wasting my life watching this video that is willing to do vast scientific calculations but not consider people's hair greys to keep a narrative going. I got to get out of here.

  • Faris Ali
    Faris Ali

    ignore this whole video the correct answer is mr mime

  • rd122283

    I vote silver

  • Naiitt

    Everyone knows Ash's dad is Mr. Mime.

  • José Rivas
    José Rivas

    His mom is his dad xd


    He is Giovanni son

  • Carnage88

    Whoa, it's supposed to be SCIENCE, you said, based on the anime AND games, Bruno being a "great" Pokemon trainer, the biggest goof or lie I've ever laughed at! XD

  • lazyspirit

    Nah we all know ashes dad is mimey

  • I3astion

    Writing this before the video ends to see if my knowledge lines up. It can't be any of the suggested since Ask knows his father and remembers talking with him (Pokemon the Movie Coco Dec 25th 2020) Oh man that kind of busts the whole thing open for this May 21 2021 video if it's not mentioned further in.

  • Wilson

    There is an extra contender to consider. Professor Hale from the third Pokemon movie.

  • jkseraphim4

    It's been decades but when I was a kid I went to see Pokémon live at Radio City Music Hall. I don't remember much but one stood out that I still remember to this day, that Giovanni was Ash father. Ash mother had revealed it to Professor Oak when Ash had to save Pikachu from Team Rocket. After the show I thought they would do a episode that Ash finds out the truth, since they had showed clips of new episodes that never appeared during Pokémon Live. But when they didn't, I was sad, but after so many years I thought it I was the only one who knew.

  • Maid Avd9c
    Maid Avd9c

    Blue eyes white dragon.

  • Josh Wright
    Josh Wright

    Nobody knows

  • Alec Birdsall
    Alec Birdsall

    Brock's dad did run off and leave Brock to raise all his brothers and sisters alone. Wonder if he had a side thing with Ash's mom and just dipped as well. He even helped train Ash a bit too

  • Riko J. Amado
    Riko J. Amado

    Giovanni: "Murry, I swear I'm not Ash's father. I mean, look at his no-" Maury: "Were you going to say nose? You were going to say nose weren't you?"

  • YuniX2

    Honestly, I spent the whole episode being like "What about the Giovanni theory? Why isn't that in here?" So of course it was the "twist" ending.

  • Kaden Trenkler
    Kaden Trenkler


  • Kylen Monahan
    Kylen Monahan

    Sorry Austin. This is kinda old news. My friends and I were guessing that stuff when I was playing pokemon blue in elementary school.

  • 999 Rox
    999 Rox

    Before watching this I think his dad is mr mime because Pokémon don’t age and who else doesn’t age in the Pokémon show ash so ash is a hybrid of Pokémon and human

  • itsGuy

    The father is a Ditto

  • Tim Smith
    Tim Smith

    hello i work with team rocket

  • Tim Smith
    Tim Smith

    theres a video of ash mother spilling the secret

  • president noob
    president noob


  • Aaron Mays
    Aaron Mays

    I freaking knew it!!!!

  • Lyle Tito
    Lyle Tito

    Weird how you looked at Professor Oak's childhood heir colour but not Silver's. Also, women do dye their hair. Moms dying their hair red is a common occurrence. Also I love the way you eliminated Bruno... "Hot famous single guys never slept around when they were young." - facts Also Ash looks exactly like Bruno.... His skin is darker because her spends all day shirtless in the sun with the rocks. There are a million reason why she wouldn't tell Bruno. Maybe the baby was an accident and Bruno wanted to be a pokemon trainer.. I personally dont think it matters who Ash's father is. I think there is a canonical answer on a white board somewhere. But it doesn't matter. It wouldn't change anything. unless Ashe's father was a Dito.

  • Ishmit singh proooooooooooo
    Ishmit singh proooooooooooo

    I think the boss of team rocket is the father of fish

  • 𝕛𝕚𝕖𝕓𝕠𝕪

    The future is now,Thanks to science.

  • Almer Locsin
    Almer Locsin

    ash is a genitix enhance pkomon

  • SMAJin

    The lengths the Pokemon community go through to figure out who Delia smashed.

  • Jc Dias
    Jc Dias

    Ash dad is Mario!

  • Eric Actualsoftware
    Eric Actualsoftware

    Can I just say...I KNEW IT! I actually had a guess that Giovanni was Ashs dad.

  • hunty12we

    I think that if this is true we also found out why giovanni turned to a life of crime

  • Kitty Kat
    Kitty Kat

    "Upset by the lack of intro?" *I-No, I was clapping-*

  • Filip Błaszkiewicz
    Filip Błaszkiewicz

    Isn't Silver a son of giovanni?

  • CooterCritters The GameCat GameCast Aficionado
    CooterCritters The GameCat GameCast Aficionado

    Silvers hair looked grey, couldn't he have had black hair thats gone grey?

  • (Earth) Ratthanon Apirasamechaikit
    (Earth) Ratthanon Apirasamechaikit

    Another you tuber made a theryinspired by you

  • Nashon S
    Nashon S

    But he is a adult when where is around what are you expect him to be older Cuz red is older than ash

  • Cinder Psycho
    Cinder Psycho

    Wait I thought silver had greyish or faded hair color I remember my cousin got silver hair already at age 25 he was darl brown in hair color so not sure that was faire to judge there but I could be wrong.

  • Gyarren

    What if Ash's mom doesn't _know_ who the father is? Let's face it: "he left to become a Pokemon master" is a way better bedtime story for a young kid than "back in the day, your mama was a ho".

    • Death

      Hmm What if Mister Mime was The father

  • TheTotalDramaKing

    Giovanni, it would be great

  • DRAK_47

    Didn't knew genetics will help here😂😂

  • Hakikid Amana
    Hakikid Amana

    First 10 minutes was useless of information...

  • Shokker ATURITY
    Shokker ATURITY

    Me: it's probably gonna be Giovanni or something because plot twist Austin: it's Giovanni Me: yes.

  • Kate Lavelle
    Kate Lavelle

    What if silver dyed his hair silver

  • That one guy you saw in the comments
    That one guy you saw in the comments

    Ok x3

  • ongpong tv
    ongpong tv

    Ash dad is meowth

  • A Toyota Vehicle
    A Toyota Vehicle

    I honestly thought it was Giovanni, but I thought it was too far fetched.

  • A Toyota Vehicle
    A Toyota Vehicle


  • Tora Cabey
    Tora Cabey

    Are we assuming Ash's mom doesn't color her hair?

  • ARchika

    What if Silver dyed his hair...to look cooool and match his name with his silver locks ??

  • Yoni Krotenberg
    Yoni Krotenberg

    I don't get why you canceled Siver option, he has grey hair because he is old my father has light gray hair and he had mid to dark brown when he was younger, and skin color? really? ash's mom Is in the house all the time and ash is outside, of course he'll have darker skin, that's called a tan

  • CouthCommitsOof

    He is an amazing cooperator with MatPat. Why hate him?

  • Lexa Valentine
    Lexa Valentine

    Ash was born from the force

  • Sebastian Castillo
    Sebastian Castillo

    i think silver, might be able to be the dad because he would be possible to had black hear and change to silver because of age

  • MarsCorporations

    Lol you rule silver out, but maybe his hair is just somewhere inbetween black and grey. I mean hes not the youngest dude around, maybe he used to have black hair but got a bit grey lately.

  • Gilded AMV’s
    Gilded AMV’s

    So were not mentioning the fact that mat pat isn’t voicing this one?

  • Desoulate 47
    Desoulate 47

    Mr.Mime is the father 🤫

  • Nashon S
    Nashon S

    It is red

  • greenbanana1001

    What if his father is the narrator?

  • Doomed DM
    Doomed DM

    Austin do you *realize* how much fanfiction you will release on the internet due to this ?

  • MuzDog


  • Swaggin dragon
    Swaggin dragon

    What about brock's father? Ash and Brock could be brothers after all ash does have delia's eyes, just a thought

    • jkseraphim4

      Brock has a father. In the original 90's show there was an episode that first introduced Brock. Brock in the beginning was hard and mean to the other trainers but Ash spied on him and saw that he was taking care of his little siblings. Ash later got help by a mysterious old man who after revealing himself, Brock said that was his father and told him how to take care of his other siblings. I can't remember what episode that was but I know it was part of the original series.

  • varmituofm

    I can't disagree with the science or the conclusion, but I can disagree with this being a game theory. Ash Ketchum is not a character in any main line Pokemon game (and the games he is a character in have next to zero lore).

  • RayneBowBendyFan

    Plot twist there both the dad

  • jhunix131

    Secretly triggered when you showed a clip from fire red

  • Crismon

    I always thought it was Giovanni!

  • Gina Salinas
    Gina Salinas

    IDK if anyone has mentioned this or if it even matters but way back in the pokemon musical that came out in 1995 in the middle of revealing mewtwo proff oak and delia both get captured/are confronted by giovanni and him and delia have some weird maybe used to date tension too lmao

  • Fan Person
    Fan Person

    *I thought we all agreed Mr. Mime was the father*

  • ExclusiveEXTREMO

    2:37 of course, even Austin can't deny it

  • greatsage4ever

    Cool video, you put a lot of thought and work into this. However there was one thing you got wrong that I remember from my lessons with punnet squares. Green eyes are also dominant traits, the little g's would be more than likely gray eyes. People that have the genotype BG (or GB) get hazel colored eyes.

  • Protifive beast
    Protifive beast

    Giovanni's actually father of Ash

  • Zen_Rhino

    #AskKetchum? Really?

  • Giratina

    See, I think silver is more than Giovanni coz I want ash as silver's father

  • Autumn Michael Leoncio
    Autumn Michael Leoncio

    (SPOILER ALERT) Ash says this in the next movie: “Watching you guys reminded me of a chat I had with my dad once. When I was little, my friends laughed at my dream, and I was really down. Then my dad told me… The map to your goal is inside of you. If you give up, your dream won’t ever come true. After all my travels with Pikachu, I think I finally get what he meant”

  • Dayton McILvain
    Dayton McILvain

    Star Wars all over again now it's ash who's gonna yell noooo! Instead of Darth Vader lol😂😂