Unless you’ve been living under a rock or you’re still waiting for your service provider to sort your internet out, you really should have seen the first trailer for the upcoming live-action Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu.
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 newly-revealed trailer we’ve gotten a sneak peak 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!