“Detective Pikachu” Trailer: Live-action Pokémon buddy cop movie dazzles

Ryan Reynold voices the motor-mouthing Poké-furball.

WATCH: "Detective Pikachu" trailer casts Ryan Reynolds

WATCH: "Detective Pikachu" trailer casts Ryan ReynoldsWarner Bros. and The Pokémon Company have dropped the first trailer for “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu,” the first live-action adaptation of the video game franchise.

The film, based on the Nintendo DS game of the same name, features a Sherlock-esque, hat-donning Pikachu who aides a young man uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of his father. Justice Smith plays the aforementioned young man, while Ryan Reynold voices Pikachu.

The timing of the trailer is right on: we’re a few days away from the release of “Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu” and “Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee”, the first major RPG title based on the I.P.

In it, we get a glimpse of Pokémon featured in the film. There are O.G. Kanto ‘mons and considerably new ones, including pretty scary versions of a Charizard and a swarm of Greninja. But perhaps the cameo comes with the interrogation scene with Mr. Mime. The filmmakers saw the perfect chance for a light-hearted game of charades—and took it. Brilliant.

Watch the trailer below. “Detective Pikachu” opens in Philippine theaters May 9th, 2019.

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