Detective Pikachu’s Second Trailer Showcases More Terrifying Pokemon, Including Mewtwo

Well folks, another trailer has dropped for Detective Pikachu, the upcoming live-action/animation hybrid starring Ryan Reynolds, and…I think I may be coming around? This trailer focuses less on profoundly disturbing “realistic” furry/slimy/scaly Pokémon, and more on the plot, which actually seems kind of fun. I’ll admit, I chuckled at Detective Pikachu’s caffeine addition, and the bit where he keeps bopping his human sidekick in his face with his tail. And hey, if you’re just here to see more weird-looking Pokémon, the trailer is packed with ‘em – we get a peek at Charizard, Cubone, Mewtwo, and a few others only the hardcores will recognize. Check out the trailer, below.

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I reserve the right to go back to hating this, but for now I'm cautiously optimistic about Detective Pikachu. I know, I know, I’m a horrible flip-flopper. Hmmm, or maybe I just like any trailer featuring “I Need a Hero”? Here’s your official Detective Pikachu story synopsis:

“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 communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu 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 characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.”

Detective Pikachu scampers into theaters on May 11, 2019. Oh, and if you’re thinking about checking out the game in anticipation, we’ve got a review right here.

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