Detective Pikachu Gets Legendary

The latest poster and trailer for Detective Picachu have been released and they include more Pokémon than you can shake a PokéBall at including one legendary favourite.

Now for anyone that has been a fan of Pokémon the trailer in particular features a really cool moment that I don’t want to spoil for you so let’s start with the trailer and then go into it once you’ve watched it.

Now you have seen the trailer….

We can talk about that moment….


They showed us Mewtwo!!! The orignal legendary Pokémon from Pokémon Red, Green, Blue and Yellow that appeared on the GameBoy and GameBoy Colour back in the 90’s. Mewtwo has been synonymous with legendary Pokémon since the beginning and is still regarded as one of the most popular even more than 20 years after its first appearance.

Along with Mewtwo we also got a look at countless other Pokémon from across multiple generations and the new designs continue to look fantastic and bring these classic cartoon creatures to life in ways many thought wouldn’t be possible.

Along with a look at more of the Pokémon designs we also get to see more of what Ryme City is and how this movie will seemingly flesh out this world in a way that feel lived in and authentic to what Pokémon is as a brand. put up their own post of hints and tips you may have missed from the trailer.

Familiar Tunes

As the trailer begins, listen carefully—fans of the animated Pokémon the Serieswill notice a few musical phrases from the original theme song from the first season. Could it be a hint that this movie will “be the very best”?


The Pokémon Professor

As the camera pans down the streets of Ryme City, be on the lookout for a building with a sign that spells out “OAK” in large, stylized letters. It’s unclear if the famous Pokémon Professor will actually appear in the movie, but it’s a fun reference.


Pokémon Police

During a brief shot of the Ryme City Police Department, we can see a few Growlithe trotting about. These brave Fire-type Pokémon are often sent into battle by their Police Officer Trainers in the Pokémon video games, and Officer Jenny often has a Growlithe partner in Pokémon the Series.

Likewise, there are some Golurk standing guard around the station. According to one of Golurk’s Pokédex entries, these hulking Pokémon are said to have been “ordered to protect people and Pokémon by the ancient people who made them.”


Loudred Turns It Up

As one of Loudred’s Pokédex entries points out, its round ears can function as loudspeakers. This is very evident in the trailer, as a pair of the Big Voice Pokémon flank a DJ booth. A bit later, we can see several Loudred perched on a rack as a makeshift speaker stack.


Preparing for Battle

In what appears to be an underground Pokémon battle arena, we can see multiple Pokémon and their Trainers watching the match. Notable Pokémon appearances include Charizard, Squirtle, Charmander, Pancham, and Treecko. Could there be even more Pokémon lurking in the shadows?

For those of you who don’t want to scroll through the trailer frame by frame to find the hidden Pokémon, IGN has done a fantastic breakdown showcasing them for us.


Beyond the trailer we also got a new poster for the film which as you would expect, contains countless hidden Pokémon and hints too.

Detective Pikachu Poster

Many of the Pokémon are fairly easy to spot however one in particular is visible far off in the distance.

Detective Pikachu Poster mewtwo

There in the background under the crane is Mewtwo off in the shadows almost like Batman.

Did you spot anything else in the trailer or poster? Just how excited for Pokémon Detective Pikachu are you? Let me know in the comments.

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