Every Pokemon in the ‘Detective Pikachu’ Trailer

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Now that we’re recovered from the bewilderment of watching the Detective Pikachu trailer, it’s time to parse through it frame-by-frame and count every Pokemon that makes an appearance. Because despite the strangeness of a Detective Pikachu adaptation, it’s still a big deal to see our favorite Pokemon come to life on the big screen in a live-action movie. And Warner Bros. was kind to fans here, throwing in some fan-favorite first-generation Pokemon in addition to some new-generation creatures. It’s almost as good as seeing the highly detailed models used to create the Detective Pikachu Pokemon.

So ready your Pokedexes because here is a comprehensive list of every Pokemon that made an appearance in Detective Pikachu.

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detective pikachu trailer

This is not a dream (or a drug-induced nightmare) – Detective Pikachu is a real movie. Somehow. For some reason. Twenty years of Pokemon‘s world-wide domination and pop culture legacy, and the first live-action movie we get for the franchise is about a smart-talking Pikachu voiced by Ryan Reynolds. Warner Bros. has released the first Detective Pikachu trailer, and now we can no longer deny the reality. We’re about to Pokemon Go to the movies.

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ash in detective pikachu

Ash Ketchum famously declared that he would catch ’em all, but the one thing he won’t catch is a front-row seat to the first live-action Pokémon movie.

Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman confirmed that the TV series’ famous protagonist won’t be appearing in the film — which technically is in line with the premise of the video game upon which it’s based, which features an entirely new lead character. But this decision will inevitably leave plenty of ’90s kids who grew up on the series heartbroken. It must be even worse for the fans of Red.

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pokemon the movie the power of us theatrical release

You gotta catch all the showings of Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us when it comes to U.S. theaters this fall. Because there will be limited chances to see this Pokémon feature film Stateside before it disappears from the big screens.

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detective pikachu

The very-elusive crime solver known as Detective Pikachu has decided to move out of his home at Universal and set up shop at Warner Bros. instead. The film, which is 100% real, we swear, features Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu, a Pokemon who solves mysteries and wears a Sherlock Holmes hat, or some such silly nonsense.

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Detective Pikachu movie cast

That live-action Pokémon movie, Detective Pikachu, is still happening, no matter how strange it might seem. Detective Pikachu continues to slouch its way towards existence by casting its female lead, Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton. There are no details on just who Newton is playing, but it’s safe to assume she’s not playing the eponymous pocket monster detective. More details about the Detective Pikachu movie cast await you below.

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Detective Pikachu movie

Detective Pikachu, a real movie that’s really being made, just cast its lead. Justice Smith, who appeared in the Netflix series The Get Down, has just joined the cast of the upcoming Pokémon movie. I’m assuming he’s not playing Pikachu, but rather the human character who assists the intrepid monster detective on his quest to solve mysteries.

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Ash vs Evil Pokemon - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, watch a trailer for a movie mashing up Pokemon with Ash vs Evil Dead. Plus, find out what’s going on at Screen Junkies after some disparaging allegations surfaced regarding one of their key personalities committing sexual harassment, and learn about the secret vampire family who is taking over Hollywood. Read More »

Pokemon movie director / Great Detective Pikachu

Legendary Pictures is wasting no time capitalizing on the Pokémon craze. Over the summer, they announced plans to make a live-action film based on Great Detective Pikachu, and a few weeks later they locked down a pair of screenwriters to get the ball rolling. Now they’ve caught themselves a director. Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) has just been hired to direct the film.  Read More »

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Pokemon and Space Jam in Theaters

Nostalgia for the 1990s is going strong, and it’s about to heat up even more.

It’s been 20 years since the live-action animated hybrid film Space Jam hit theaters, and that makes it prime for a return to theaters next month. In addition, even though it’s not a special anniversary for Pokemon: The First Movie, it’s the 20th anniversary of the original video games that launched the multimedia franchise, and that means it’s time for the animated feature film to head back to theaters as well.

Get details on Pokemon: The First Movie and Space Jam in theaters again after the jump. Read More »