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The full Detective Pikachu trailer teases even more live-action Pokémon

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Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

A new Pokémon: Detective Pikachu trailer shows off even more of the world’s photorealistic Pokémon. We’ve already seen the furry Detective Pikachu and marveled at the whole gamut of other Pokémon, including Mr. Mime and Lickitung.

In addition to the Pokémon-spotting, the new trailer reveals more of the plot. Based on the Nintendo 3DS game of the same title, Detective Pikachu follows a boy named Tim (Justice Smith) as he searches for his missing father. Losing the gruff voice from the game, Pikachu is voiced and motion-captured by none other than Ryan Reynolds. Ken Watanabe joins as Detective Yoshida. Rita Ora, Suki Waterhouse and Bill Nighy fill out the human side of the cast.

Along with the trailer, Warner Bros. Pictures also released a new poster for the movie that’s full of hidden Pokémon. Squint and you’ll find ‘em.

detective pikachu poster Warner Bros. Pictures

Ahead of the trailer, Reynolds shared a video, showcasing an intimate look into the preparations he made for the role of Detective Pikachu.

“I lived it, I breathed it, I became the character,” said Reynolds, before diving into how he immersed himself into the role.

“He didn’t even change his voice,” Blake Lively interjected in the midst of her husband talking about living at Detective Pikachu’s height. “It just...sounds like him.”

As if there was any doubt, Detective Pikachu arrives as the Pokémon franchise continues to thrive. The first Pokémon game for Switch came out last November, a reimagining of the first Kanto games called Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee! A Pokémon-themed Nintendo Direct, which airs tomorrow, will likely drop even more information about the franchise’s eighth generation. This announcement arrives on Pokémon Day, the annual celebration of the Japanese release of Pokémon Red and Green.

As for Detective Pikachu, we’ll be able to catch that when it arrives in theaters on May 10.

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