Today, we got another look at the upcoming Detective Pikachu film on the official YouTube channel for Warner Bros. Pictures. In this trailer, we’re given a better look into the backstory of the Ryan Reynolds voiced Pikachu as well as shown a few more Pokemon.
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 will be released in theaters on May 10th, 2019. For more information, visit the official website.
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This wasn’t the only Pokemon news to be revealed today. Tomorrow at 6AM PST, Nintendo will air a brief Pokemon Direct, possibly revealing the upcoming Pokemon Switch titles to start the 8th generation. That Pokemon Direct will be available to view here. Last year, we made a wishlist for what we want in the next mainline Pokemon title. Check out our wishlist here.