The Perfect PokéRap | Unraveled LIVE at PAX East 2019

The Perfect PokéRap | Unraveled LIVE at PAX East 2019

At PAX East 2019, Brian David Gilbert revealed his magnum opus: the perfect PokéRap. It has every Pokémon, is emotionally vulnerable, and includes interpretive dance. What more could you want?

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54 Responses

  1. Polygon says:

    Want to listen to the STUDIO VERSION of The Perfect PokéRap? That’s right here, pal:

  2. Clumsy Captain says:

    I wish I could emerge from tables with cheering. None of that “How’d you get into my home!” Stuff

  3. Nova de Lins says:

    BDG needs not to worry about any hitman coming for him, for I’d take a bullet for this man

  4. Rob Moden says:

    This is the greatest Polygon video of all time. Brian could retire tomorrow, proud.

  5. AbsolX Guardian says:

    9:26 please tell me this is an actual German constructed word that makes sense in context
    Edit: well not only is a German constructed word, it’s not even a word BDG made up. His statement on the history is correct

    • ShootingStarNeo says:

      The man spent three weeks of his life and three attempts at the video to brings us the sexiest Castlevania monster, and yet you doubt Brian on matters of absurdly specific knowledge, oh ye of little faith?

    • AbsolX Guardian says:

      +ShootingStarNeo No I just couldn’t tell what level of joke it was. Was the joke that it was a made up word? Was the joke that it was a functional german constructed word? Was the joke that it was an obscure music principle?

  6. Jakob Ramey says:

    This is another one of those rare times in life where you can watch the work that’s been given and without hesitation or doubt say it was genius

  7. Isabella Rae says:

    Brian: *starts talking about metrical feet*
    Me, a creative writing and English literature student: *war flashbacks, starts to cry, blood pressure raises by 100%*

  8. Lena says:

    Brian….brian. My man. My dude. Im literally emotional. This is honestly awe inspiring. Im crying from laughter and, just, this wellspring of PURE UNADULTERATED JOY. My heart is light. My skin is clear. My pokemon, loved. Thank you, sir.

  9. ActuallyTee says:

    Damn, “It’s not that we should catch them all, but that we should love the ones we catch” hit me harder than I expected

  10. Erranruin says:

    BDG has an essence to him that is both bewildering and yet exceedingly joyful and inspiring

  11. Dan Fagan says:

    Yet another reason why I think Brian David Gilbert is the Gene Wilder Willy Wonka of the internet. That ‘No Audience Participation’ thing is pure Gene Wonka.

  12. collinslogan 01 says:

    Brian is going places. You can tell he lives to perform. ESPECIALLY about information nobody really needed or wanted.

    • komyn27 says:

      He’s literally always been like that. I went to middle and high school with him, and I don’t think he’s ever missed a chance to be on stage and make people laugh.

    • Insane Fangirl says:

      I both need and want this information

    • Oopy Doopy says:

      I’ve been following this incredible wholesome boy since his own youtube channel was at 1k subs, he’s absolutely goin places. He’s too good for polygon’s youtube channel (and I don’t mean that as an insult to this channel, BDG is just on another level).

    • collinslogan 01 says:

      Marty Fox I unironically see Brian becoming the next Conan. He has the personality, charm, humor, wit and writing. He’s gonna be big, you can just tell. I enjoy everything he puts out no matter what it is! He can make anything funny and enjoyable.


      +komyn27 Damn, that sounds great. Did people know he was going to become this big?

  13. Cameron Jones says:

    Skrelp forcefully ejected my soul from my body ?

  14. Meyers says:

    Brian’s back must be breaking from carrying polygon’s channel like this

  15. evt aspire says:

    This is the pokemon equivalent of bohemian rhapsody. God bless david brian gilbert.

  16. Jonbutter says:

    Griffin McElroy walked so that Brian David Gilbert could Fly

    • josbird says:

      i would die for a taz episode guest starring bdg

    • Sara Hosking says:

      Griffin Nuzlocke Ran so that Brian could fly

    • Lazerdisck says:

      “One night I dreamed a dream.
      As I was walking along the beach with Griffin McElroy,
      Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
      For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
      One belonging to me and one to Griffin McElroy.
      After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
      I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
      I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
      especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
      there was only one set of footprints.
      This really troubled me, so I asked Griffin McElroy about it.
      ‘Griffin McElroy, you said once I decided to follow you,
      You’d walk with me all the way.
      But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
      there was only one set of footprints.
      I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.’
      He whispered, ‘My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
      Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
      When you saw only one set of footprints,
      It was then that I carried you.'” -Brian David Gilbert

    • Idiotic Mastermind says:

      what do you mean Griffin walked?

    • Jema says:

      +Lazerdisck what really gets me is that I absolutely 100% read Griffin’s part in his voice.

  17. HeyItsCanada says:

    Me showing BDG to my friends: I’m in love with him
    My friends: You’re a lesbian
    Me: Love knows no bounds…..

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  19. O. S. B. says:

    BDG’s charisma in real life is kind of astounding?? His raw theater kid energy in the body of a genuinely smart, creative, and funny adult.

  20. Laura Tatum says:

    He fit in a attack on the war on drugs, and I love him for it.

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