New ‘Detective Pikachu’ Trailer Reveals a Wonderful World of Pokémon

     April 22, 2019

detective-pikachu-sliceWhile previous trailers for Detective Pikachu have worked to explain the story/why exactly the title electro-critter is being voiced by Ryan Reynolds. But some new footage arrived today simply to remind you that this Pokemon movie is also most likely going to make you* bawl like a child.

Set to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”, the new teaser mostly acts as a mood-setter for a world completely populated with familiar Pokemon faces. There’s also some brief dialogue with Justice Smith‘s Tim Goodman having a particularly saccharine heart-to-heart with his new Reynolds-voiced pal.

Check out the trailer below. Detective Pikachu—which also stars Suki Waterhouse, Ken Watanabe, Kathryn Newton, and Rita Ora—hits theaters on May 10.

*me.

Here is the official synopsis for Detective Pikachu:

The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu and is based on the beloved Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and one of the most successful media franchises of all time.  Fans everywhere can now experience a Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other.  The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon, each with its own unique traits and personality.

The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened.  Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Detective Pikachu, they join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

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