The Tragic Mystery of Pokemon's Ghost Girl (Pokemon) | Game Theory


One of the most mysterious, unanswered questions in the Pokemon games is "Who is the Ghost Girl"? Throughout some of the games you come across ghost girls who disappear with no explanation. Super creepy when you are just a kid trying to play a game about cute little pocket monsters being forced into unending battles for your entertainment. Anyways, for as much as these ghosts have popped up throughout the game's history, there is little known about the lore. So today, Loyal Theorists, I am about to uncover the mystery of Pokemon's Ghost Girl!
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  • Marco Pala
    Marco PalaVor 2 Stunden

    What about the gen 4 ghosts?

  • Ithil
    IthilVor 9 Stunden

    Maybe the Pokémon was warning her about her dying? But he could have just not gotten involved and she would have been fine.

  • Basically_ Crap
    Basically_ CrapVor 10 Stunden

    Darkride probably made her nightmares whilst the girl was trying to catch him.

  • Emie Caballero
    Emie CaballeroVor 12 Stunden

    What happened to the abra?

  • Alan Martinez
    Alan MartinezVor 15 Stunden

    Sad sad backstory then "HEY THATS JUST A THEORY A GAME THEORY" that's one of the best mood swaps I have ever heard in my life

  • Jack Stefanik
    Jack StefanikVor 15 Stunden

    That hit HARD

  • jahizgod
    jahizgodVor 15 Stunden

    What about abra

  • StopMotionGrl [MJ]
    StopMotionGrl [MJ]Vor 19 Stunden

    Theory: maybe the ghost girl was playing with her Abra but then Darkrai happened upon her & her Abra attacked which led to Darkrai feeling threatened & plaguing her with the nightmares

  • StopMotionGrl [MJ]
    StopMotionGrl [MJ]Vor 19 Stunden

    uuuhhhhhhh is this in the scary vids catagory? if so i shouldn't b watching it OwO im too sensitive

  • StopMotionGrl [MJ]
    StopMotionGrl [MJ]Vor 19 Stunden

    "ur science sux" XD what a great way to sum up Austin XDDD

  • StopMotionGrl [MJ]
    StopMotionGrl [MJ]Vor 19 Stunden


  • Some Relativley Uninteresting Seal To Listen Too
    Some Relativley Uninteresting Seal To Listen TooVor 23 Stunden

    Why does this feel like an old re-upload?

  • Ethan Mccarthur
    Ethan MccarthurVor Tag

    That is a sad story 😀😅😂🤣😭

  • The Blue Phoenix: Captain Gamer
    The Blue Phoenix: Captain GamerVor Tag

    Darkrai sucks tbh

  • Nos Boiz
    Nos BoizVor Tag

    What about the ghost girl in Pokémon X and Y

  • nunya nunyabiz
    nunya nunyabizVor Tag

    I'm taking a bit of inspiration from Lockstin & Gnoggin but, if we're talking about prophecies from Darkrai it could be a reference to Necrozma (who in Lockstin's theory) most likely absorbing all the light from an alternate timeline and since it couldn't handle all the energy absorbed created a big bang which caused a timeline split in let's go Pikachu and Eevee and essentially reset the universe. Again this is just regurgitating the info I got from Lockstin's video so it might be wrong in some places.

  • Nazia Kazi
    Nazia KaziVor Tag

    Mat Pat:Are you ready for a ghost story Me:YAAS

  • DJnatorz
    DJnatorzVor Tag

    I think I got it from the tv show, someone SUSPICIOUSLY similar to the ghost girl was attacked because darkrai was being attacked by several trainers causing darkrai to go on a rampage

  • Xiaoran wang
    Xiaoran wangVor Tag

    sounds like fnaf

  • RandomUserGaming
    RandomUserGamingVor Tag

    Maybe they were trying to protect her but then the Pokemon they were hitting got caught and they hit the girl with the nightmare

  • MM7 Gamer
    MM7 GamerVor 2 Tage

    My opinion is Darkrai was trying to get a friend but accept he locked the girl in an endless nightmare which is possible ᗪ乇卂ᗪ 匚卄|ㄥᗪ尺乇几

  • Steevee the Eevee
    Steevee the EeveeVor 2 Tage

    Wednesday is the middle finger of the the week ;)

  • Aerith Dragonius
    Aerith DragoniusVor 2 Tage

    Dude... this genuinely made me cry.

  • FledKetchup7782
    FledKetchup7782Vor 3 Tage

    *i a m d e a d : )*

  • walter cooper
    walter cooperVor 3 Tage

    I think giratina did what he did to hoopa he convinced darkri to turn on humanity but as soon as darkri hit the girl with the spell he felt bad and regret what he did

  • Tonkai i Portors
    Tonkai i PortorsVor 3 Tage


  • *sans.
    *sans.Vor 3 Tage

    *"Jokes on you, GameFreak, growing up, that rejection happened to me all the time."* That sounds mad painful, are you okay man?

  • Angelic_Autumn Gacha Club, Gacha studio and more
    Angelic_Autumn Gacha Club, Gacha studio and moreVor 4 Tage

    Spoopy video

  • Aidan H
    Aidan HVor 5 Tage

    There is a ghost girl in sword and she just disappear

  • Sonya Majors
    Sonya MajorsVor 5 Tage

    Square up Matt Patt I’m ‘bout to beat the c word out of you

  • Lego Obi Wan Kenobi
    Lego Obi Wan KenobiVor 6 Tage

    The thumbnail of this video i got scared a lip lol

    AJ THE GODVor 6 Tage

    at 7:10 thats one of the arcues plate

  • Erez Engler
    Erez EnglerVor 6 Tage

    Maybe the reason that darkrai inflicted a never ending nightmare on kids are that pokemon battle you when you interact with them. So not only do kids generally explore, they have a much less acute sense of danger. So kids probably stumble on darkrai then don't run as they are curious so darkrai curses them.

  • Xander The Dragon
    Xander The DragonVor 7 Tage

    Maybe the home was Darkrai's territory and they didn't know then that would explain why the other ghosts overran it afterward they were hangin with Darkrai I don't know if this is that strong either though.

  • Cindy 701
    Cindy 701Vor 7 Tage

    Damn he's brainy

  • Poke Zach
    Poke ZachVor 8 Tage

    When I saw this on my home page, I thought you taking about the girl on three island in pokemon fire red and leaf green, not a really a ghost girl but I thought you were talking about that girl because of the thumbnail

  • Phoenix Kiss
    Phoenix KissVor 8 Tage

    in xyz he is doing it on purpose to keep a norther Pokémon save swishy the he love's people unless harm full she was messing with a abra thinking she was harming it he protects other Pokémon

  • JumpVelocity
    JumpVelocityVor 8 Tage

    bruh matpat why do you do this to me, the whitest sounding very annoying girl voice acting

  • 22 Weilian Liao
    22 Weilian LiaoVor 8 Tage

    I think I am not going to sleep this time

  • Le Smiley Trashbag
    Le Smiley TrashbagVor 9 Tage

    This story actually broke my heart-

  • Abhi
    AbhiVor 10 Tage

    That thumbnail doe

  • Elijah Kraushar
    Elijah KrausharVor 10 Tage

    you make these so creepy... I love it

  • Luukelekuuk
    LuukelekuukVor 10 Tage

    To finish up your theory: the only unresolved part of all the clues is the old lady saying she used to play by the bridge with her Abra. Abra is most notoriously known for one move: Teleport. Now the pokedex entry of Darkrai states that Darkrai will only use this move to protect its territory. So my guess is, the girl is playing a game of teleport with her Abra. They teleport all over the area, while suddenly they teleport in to a place where they shouldn't have: Darkrai's den. Darkrai is schocked by the sudden invaders and casts its nightmare powers onto the girl. Abra wants to teleport them away, back home. But when they are teleported back in the house, Abra notices his friend doesn't move. The girl lays there, moveless, completely still with her eyes closed. Abra was too late, albeit a split second. Darkrai had already cast its neverending nightmare move. But hey, that's just a theory... A COMMENT Theory

  • Blue Rse
    Blue RseVor 10 Tage

    Wouldn’t it be possible if the young girl had an Abra, a psychic type, that the Abra could have attacked the Darkrai (protecting the girl from the scary or itself) and the Darkrai hit her on accident?

  • Explosive Power Gamer
    Explosive Power GamerVor 10 Tage

    there are no ghost boys because they become fanstumps or yamasky

  • angel bunny Groot & peanut cute
    angel bunny Groot & peanut cuteVor 11 Tage

    If I entered the strange house i will visit her (the girl) daily/weekly

  • Poke Titan
    Poke TitanVor 11 Tage

    Darkrai is i think a mythical

  • Jenni Davila
    Jenni DavilaVor 11 Tage

    1:55 Because the ghost guys are doing stuff

  • Brayden Billings
    Brayden BillingsVor 11 Tage

    As with any creepy story it always the music that gets me no matter how creepy it is.

  • Noobie
    NoobieVor 11 Tage

    Ghosts aren’t scary and it’s so funny that people try to scare you. You should just try something else

  • Lyn Diep
    Lyn DiepVor 11 Tage

    I think the girl tried to catch Dark rye so he cursed her

  • Lightning Dragon
    Lightning DragonVor 12 Tage

    The girl is also in old chateau. Or whatever it is called...

  • Dexter Eduardo Rojas Bielenberg
    Dexter Eduardo Rojas BielenbergVor 13 Tage

    BuT tHATS jUSt A theORY

  • Temmie Corp
    Temmie CorpVor 13 Tage


  • Super Slasher
    Super SlasherVor 13 Tage

    Mat: and this is the first ghost girl in pokemon Cheren: am I a joke to you?

  • Boba Bird
    Boba BirdVor 13 Tage

    11:55 This sent shivers down my spine.

  • Cedtim
    CedtimVor 13 Tage

    Mattpat: "The first ghost girl in Pokemon!" The little girl ghost in the old chateu from diamond and pearl: "Am I a joke to you?"

  • Stanley Letchford
    Stanley LetchfordVor 13 Tage

    Ok the surface Is torn to shreds now

  • Tiger Films
    Tiger FilmsVor 13 Tage

    I believe Darkrai wants to communicate, but since Pokemon can only say their name, it talks through nightmares. Tell me what you think MatPat!

  • King 117
    King 117Vor 15 Tage

    Maybe darkrai just gives nightmares as a natural defense mechanism something it can't control all the time maybe since it did have contact with people it tried to be friend the girl but by complete accident it gave her the endless nightmares and fled scared and ashamed of what it happens to her maybe he tried to help but not wanting to risk giving the parents nightmares too stayed away. This is just my theory on what i think may have happened some legendaries are cool with people some aren't maybe some want pokemon and human interaction suicune in pokemon crystal actually shows that it is interested in the player same thing can be said about lucario in x and y and of course mew being the fun loving and playful pokemon it is and was (if you remember the anime it died like thanos snap it wasn't feeling so good) any way pokemon have show to be interested in humans the only ones who haven't we're the one's who were missed treated by humans in one way or another prime example bulbasaur when we first meet bulbasaur it doesn't like ash or his friends at all the only one it does like is the girl taking care of all the lost or wounded pokemon until the end after seeing ash caring about not only people but other pokemon it joins him and becomes one of his most loyal pokemon in the entire series heck when ash returns from aloha for the kanto trip bulbasaur's eyes light up and it jumps into his arms missing his old friend. Another examples are tepig and chimchar when we first see tepig he was abandoned dirty alone and scared but when he meets ash it changes he not scared he's not sad he has friend who cares about him. The exact same thing can be said about chimchar when we see him with Paul he looks fine chimchar is happy but later on we see him weaker covered in scratches and dirty paul just wants strong pokemon his entire line up just watch paul push chimchar to his breaking point and then when chimchar loses paul abandones him and releases him but then chimchar gets welcomed by ash and we see how an emotional effect happens to chimchar he even gets flashbacks of when paul and electikid treated him but when we see him go one on one with electivier infernape goes beast mode remembering everything and finally beating his personal demons. Another good example of pokemon holding emotions is the one the only the heretic Pokemon (yeah that's the name i gave to mine) mewtwo created in a lab poked with needles by strange beings holding anger for the experiments done to it and at the end destroying the lab and killing some of the staff and it's creator mr.fuji who had his own agenda. then fleeing into a cave where only the strongest trainers go secluded in isolation away from humans away from Pokemon completely alone remembering what they had done. Pokemon and humans go hand in hand just like there are good people and bad people there are good Pokemon and bad Pokemon sad people and sad pokemon. Lonely people and lonely pokemon it would make sense that darkrai wanted to have a friend seeing this kid it through it could try but due to it giving out nightmares it as its defense mechanism it caused a horrible accident and it fled away in fear and regret of what it had done. So yeah that's my take on it thanks to those who read my comment and i hope you reply with some feed back note that i did add some thing from the anime games and the pokemon origin mini series if i missed anything from the manga put it down on the comments!

  • Pangolin
    PangolinVor 15 Tage

    They changed it up and now the “ghost girl” is now a “ghost guy” and it’s Allister from Pokémon Shield

  • wesley harris
    wesley harrisVor 15 Tage

    I found the ghost girl in Hammerlocke and she wanted me to deliver a letter to someone named Frank who was her childhood friend the old man Frank tells me.This is in Pokémon Sword.

  • wesley harris
    wesley harrisVor 15 Tage

    I think I found out more about the ghost girl in Pokémon Sword.

  • Joll1 J4m
    Joll1 J4mVor 16 Tage

    it is a bit outdated and matpat isn't going to see this but there was a ghost girl way back before black and white, there is actually one in Pokémon soulsilver when you roam around a mansion on one of the islands, you can see a ghost girl in one of the rooms which can only be seen from one of the rooms next to the one sh'es in

  • Killer_Turkey
    Killer_TurkeyVor 17 Tage

    Mat pat casually talks about dead children like how we talk about the weather

  • Lycanroc X Gaming
    Lycanroc X GamingVor 17 Tage

    It would be giratina's z move endless nightmare

  • BP Elias
    BP EliasVor 17 Tage

    This Dar - Dark reminded me so strongly about Darkrai from Pokepark 2

  • BP Elias
    BP EliasVor 17 Tage

    God why these thumbnails always at night?

    TOXIC GUCCI v2Vor 18 Tage

    Thia videos make me hate darkai

  • Heisenwolf
    HeisenwolfVor 18 Tage

    :( i didn't expect to cry at the end of this video

  • Antonella Gallarday

    Antonella Gallarday

    Vor 7 Tage

    Same. My god gen 5, love you but you have made me cry more times that I want to admit

  • Clare MAGNI
    Clare MAGNIVor 18 Tage


  • Hezekiah Bonny
    Hezekiah BonnyVor 18 Tage

    tobias vs ash :0

  • Dylan Bledsoe
    Dylan BledsoeVor 18 Tage

    It wasn't darkria it was a chandlure leading the child to her death but instead found darkri and it was simply protecting itself

  • Super sus
    Super susVor 19 Tage

    What if the girl tried to capture darkrai?

  • Jeremiah & Jordan
    Jeremiah & JordanVor 19 Tage

    The next Game Theory episode is going to be about a dead Weepinbell,but hey that's just a theory a game theory thanks for Weepinbel,I mean thanks for watching

  • Bjørnar Vikene
    Bjørnar VikeneVor 19 Tage

    it might have been another mythic or legendry pokemon kinda copying drarkrais stuff yveltal nexrozma giratina and eternatus are all evil at SOME point pokemon or meant to be evil and we know pokemon can get ''defensvie or aggressive'' for no apperent reason like there might be another legendary that can mainuplulate other legendary pokemon that is not one of the original perhaps its some sort of arceus

  • Babobao13
    Babobao13Vor 20 Tage

    To finish the theory: darker part is the ghost girl used her Pokémon to try and catch/kill darkri and the darkri used the nightmares.

  • Babobao13
    Babobao13Vor 20 Tage

    4:25 Why does it seem more like the ghost is trying to be normal by looking for her family. This supports my evidence that ghosts are just normal people who are translucent and dead. If ghosts existed though, this claim would be true but because ghosts are not really scientifically possible then the claim I made is false. Now for me to watch the video some more!:)

  • Superp222
    Superp222Vor 20 Tage

    It's theories like this that makes me like the ghost type even more

  • shadowzgamer6540
    shadowzgamer6540Vor 20 Tage

    This ending is sad

  • Adlan Aqil
    Adlan AqilVor 21 Tag

    1:30 *Sad haunter noises*

  • Elf of Courage
    Elf of CourageVor 21 Tag

    What about the little ghost girl from Sinnoh’s Old Chateau?

    LOGAN REILLYVor 21 Tag

    Seems pretty obvious to me, she played around where the bridge was going to be with a possibly violent abra, his turf, and he felt threatened, he went for the abra, girl tried to block it. Construction started and fight or flight kicked in again but this time he chose flight, so he left

  • The game crew
    The game crewVor 21 Tag

    I just realized that darkrai can use nightmares to communicate. Do you think that darkrai tried to tell the girl something and she didn't get it, so he kept her there? Like, warning her about kyurem or the other great dragon pokemon? I dont know, but it could have happened.

  • Matthew Bunker-Solomon
    Matthew Bunker-SolomonVor 21 Tag


  • AceTrace
    AceTraceVor 22 Tage

    I can't help but notice they're using one of Arceus's plates in place of a book

  • Wildan Faza
    Wildan FazaVor 22 Tage

    Im still trying to find out is ghost pokemon like ghastly is a person dead spirit?

  • Shortygamerj
    ShortygamerjVor 22 Tage

    Maybe Darkrai did it because it knew that those two kids would encounter the player, and that it might be trying to warn the one trainer it knows can save the world from such tragedies (in the games at least)

  • Orange Xanon
    Orange XanonVor 22 Tage

    I know I’m late to the conspiracy party and I’m probably about to say some pretty dumb and I’m guessing chances are incorrect stuff but it’s an attempt. So how you were saying Darkrai is not a violent Pokémon and he is a legendary, a Pokémon you can get in the game albeit it’s a very complicated process but if you do in the Pokémon world it’s sure to show you are a very strong trainer and you could try and get him in the forest. So let’s trainers regularly came to try and catch him with big teams and whatnot that probably would put any legendary on edge, his forest on the map looks not too far away from the Strange House. The family maybe frequently visited the house just a guess that they did considering most little kids have many Pokémon you find on the outskirts of the forest, darkrai is fleeing from a battle sees more people and just uses his nightmare move in case they are trainers but hits the wrong person. All the parents see is nothing but there little girl now asleep with nightmares. I know it’s probably very bad but it’s just a thought

  • Marley Cantwell
    Marley CantwellVor 22 Tage

    Pokémon: "for kids" also Pokémon: (people dieing) ash: (dies for the 6th time)

  • raj sarkar
    raj sarkarVor 23 Tage

    Your hardwork is lit

  • Rotrubor
    RotruborVor 23 Tage

    If you know where that picture in the thumbnail is from you just know😬

  • Yours_ Truly
    Yours_ TrulyVor 23 Tage

    Can we have an F in the chat for the girl who didn’t make it?

  • hmsboomattack
    hmsboomattackVor 23 Tage

    Sheesh that’s dark

  • Y/n Tpn
    Y/n TpnVor 23 Tage

    I love ur vids

  • Crystal Glaceon
    Crystal GlaceonVor 24 Tage

    Hey, i know I'm a little late to this, but could the ghost girl on the bridge be a call back to the mysterious lass from the original pokemon anime?

  • Kingsley Ha
    Kingsley HaVor 24 Tage

    I CRYIED!!!!!!

  • DieSoft
    DieSoftVor 24 Tage

    stop reading notes like your reading a poem

  • Mini Customizer 37
    Mini Customizer 37Vor 24 Tage

    Imagine not using wake up slap...

  • Logan_ Irrelevant
    Logan_ IrrelevantVor 24 Tage

    Who edited this? This is a new good style I like.