First Trailer for Detective Pikachu Movie Drops

The first trailer for the first ever live action Pokémon movie is finally here……and, surprisingly, it isn’t as cringe inducing as one might have expected.


The story begins when ace private eye 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.

What do you think of the unsuspected dark, more grittier, realistic aesthetic TPCi and Warner Bros. decided to portray? Are you a fan of the hyper-realistic Pokémon, or would you have preferred the more cartoon-y models that we’re used to?