So we all know that there’s going to be a new Pokémon movie called Detective Pikachu, starring none other than our favourite actor, Ryan Reynolds.
Obviously, with this release there is an opportunity to sell merch. The most obvious thing? Pokemon cards.
Well, the design of the cards has been revealed and they’re hideous. But also kind of great. It’s hard to gauge.
— Serebii.net (@SerebiiNet) 17 January 2019
Similar to the Nintendo 3DS game of the same name, the story follows a Pikachu who can mysteriously be understood by one boy, and their quest to solve some seriously weird goings-on in the world of Pokemon.
In the trailer we’ve gotten a sneak peek of some of the most iconic characters in Pokemon – and some of the creepiest.
Here’s each Pokemon in all their furry/3D/live-action/uncanny valley glory…
— Kirsten (@robertskring) November 13, 2018
It’s called Detective Pikachu so obviously we’d be seeing our favourite yellow guy. Not everyone expected to see him in this form though and it’s a little…jarring.
I have a lot of questions about literally every single texturing decision being made in Detective Pikachu, but this one feels the most egregious. JIGGLYPUFF IS NOT FURRY!! pic.twitter.com/JEd8yxel7h
— Nick Bestor (@Bestorb) November 12, 2018
Y’all sleeping on Greninja (Hands down best Pokémon ever) only reason I’ll go see Detective Pikachu. pic.twitter.com/qTxcgxrOmC
— Bryson Gordon (@ZINS__) November 13, 2018
One of the better-looking Pokemon who really sort-of suits the live-action treatment.
— -NEON- (@NE_0_N) November 12, 2018
This one is a straight-up no from me.
— amanda 22 dias (@ahsokathanos) November 12, 2018
Not too many complaints for Charizard, but he’s still a little…fluffy?
— sicapika (@sicapika1) November 12, 2018
Hopefully less annoying that the anime version, amiright?
the internet is tearing itself apart over detective pikachu, but at least everyone agrees that Bulbasaur is a good bubba and must be protected pic.twitter.com/hNAlXGhNBT
— Merry MOBmas (@doge_king) November 12, 2018
Personally, Bulbasaur looks spot-on for me. Plus he doesn’t have the weird frog-walk that everyone freaked out about earlier this year. 10/10.
Greninja looks pretty awesome, too.
— Streaming Account Under Remodeling (@poomplatoon) November 13, 2018
A pretty sneaky spot here – see them? Next to the Bulbasaur? Hopefully we’ll get more detail in the actual movie.
Comfey, Braviary, Flabébé, Pidgeotto
This first shot in the trailer is nuts. That’s totally a venusaur lumbering by in the background, a Braviary, and in the sky there’s Comfey and Flabebe and Pidgey. Seriously, it’s insane! That’s just the first 7 seconds!#pokemon #DetectivePikachu #DetectivePikachuMovie pic.twitter.com/9xPGC2EhVd
— Vaughn Love (@VP_Ketchup) November 12, 2018
A quadruple spot. There’s some debate on whether that’s a Pidgey or Pidgeotto – I’m going with the latter (sorry).
Pokemon that I can see in the new Detective Pikachu movie:
MY SON, I mean, Charmander
What can I only assume is a Pidgeotto
— Sun (@SunGamingYT) November 12, 2018
It’s smaller than I expected…
— Carlos Miguel (@kalosjugi) November 13, 2018
Also a stove. Useful! But still fluffy? Why?! Surely that’s a fire hazard…
and one more…
— ˗ˏˋ niki ˊˎ˗ (@NikiAlbon) November 12, 2018
Another blurry spot, but another classic Pokemon. Not literally of course, it’s not a Gen One, but you know what I mean.
I love the attention to detail on some of the pokemon in the #DetectivePikachu trailer, my favorite part being that greninja has frog eyes and rufflet has birb eyes! #detectivepikachu greninja pic.twitter.com/follm9y7Sa
— Gaming U-Septor 3000 (@Arkcomicles) November 13, 2018
Absolutely not happy with the fact that squirtle is missing in the detective pikachu trailer. pic.twitter.com/6EE8lMNs5w
— Boolilu. (@xGoldenLily) November 13, 2018
More of an Easter egg than an appearance, at least Squirtle looks decidedly not-furry.
— Timmy Holt (@AvatarOdin) November 13, 2018
Rewatched the Detective Pikachu trailer wondering if I would see some of the smaller Pokemon like Joltik when: pic.twitter.com/8MQ2dTvf9x
— Wizard Dad Returns (@ProfChestnut) November 13, 2018
That’s one tiny ass Venusaur in Detective Pikachu pic.twitter.com/JS3w5bMDeT
— baklâva (@kurtcopon) November 13, 2018
Definitely not to scale.
— NummyGamGam (@NummyGamGam) November 13, 2018
— Tiny Bat (@TinyBat5) November 13, 2018
And that’s it – for now. Did you spot any Pokemon we missed? Check out the trailer below and let us know!