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The New Pokémon Detective Pikachu Trailer

Now we've got an even better look at the film's story.

February 26, 2019

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By: Max Cannon

We got our first look at Pokémon Detective Pikachu late in 2018. Though certain gamers may know a bit of the story from the 3DS game of the same name, the story of Pokémon Detective Pikachu is still shrouded in a bit of mystery but the new trailer released by Warner Bros gives us our best look at the story yet. A few reused shots from the first trailer reappear in this video but we've got an even better idea at what exactly is going on.

Pikachu Powered Up

Our star Pikachu, voiced by Ryan Reynolds, appears to be struck with amnesia and his only clue as to what exactly happened to him leads to a boy named Tim. Tim Goodman, who you may also remember from his appearance in the 3DS game, is on the hunt for his missing father whose name was written inside of Pikachu's hat. As the pair team up to unravel a mysterious conspiracy around Tim's father, they travel in and around the flashy, neon-lit Ryme City. This dazzling city takes place in a world full of Pokémon and people living together. Last time, we saw a lot of awesome Pokémon that would appear in the film like Bulbasaur, Charizard, and Jigglypuff but this new trailer shows one of the coolest Pokémon of all. 

Mewtwo makes an appearance at the end of the trailer.Mewtwo makes an appearance at the end of the trailer.Courtesy of

In addition to getting a good look at Mewtwo, a beloved Pokémon that made its first appearance in Pokémon: The First Movie, we also get a brief look at Pikachu making use of its famous electric powers. Watch the trailer for yourself and see how many different Pokémon you can spot within the video.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu - Official Trailer 2

Take a Peek at the Poster

It's not just a new trailer that Warner Bros shared with us today, but we also got a new poster to scour for secrets. In the image, Tim and Detective Pikachu look out across Ryme City from a rooftop. The most interesting part of the picture is the secret Pokémon hiding throughout. We've got creatures in the building, on the roof, and potentially hidden way in the distance. As pointed out by the team over at Collider, we've seen "Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Squirtle, Aipom, Charizard, Mr. Mime, Loudred, Snorlax, Treecko, Hoothoot" and more. Which Pokémon do you see in the poster that may have been missed? Some are claiming to see Mewtwo way in the distance.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu's latest poster.Pokémon Detective Pikachu's latest poster.Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

We've got a summer absolutely jam-packed full of blockbuster films and Pokémon Detective Pikachu starts things off soon on May 10th, 2019. If you're hungry for even more Pokémon news then keep your eyes-and-ears open for the upcoming Pokémon Direct from Nintendo that could give us a look at the next game in the series, likely releasing on the Nintendo Switch sometime this year!

Share Your Thoughts!

What did you think of the new trailer! Were there any secrets you'd noticed in the video or the poster? Share your thoughts below!