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.


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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