'Detective Pikachu' trailer, starring Ryan Reynolds' voice, has been freaking out Pokemon fans across the internet

'Detective Pikachu' trailer, starring Ryan Reynolds' voice, has been freaking out Pokemon fans across the internet

The 2019 film is the first live-action entry in the franchise, but people aren't sure about their first look at what's to come

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Cute or creepy? Fans are undecided.
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Pokemon fans around the world are all patiently waiting for November 16, the release date for two new video games for Switch: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Let’s Go Eevee! What they weren't expecting today, though, was the first trailer for Detective Pikachu. This movie, set for release next year, is based on a top-selling Nintendo 3DS game.

But, from a first look at least, it's not exactly what people were expecting. 

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Jigglypuff sparked the most comments and controversy, with a whole string of tweets and memes focusing on how a cute pink ball can turn into a ball of rage at any given time.

A lot of people are shocked by the hyper-realistic looking Pokemon, in particular the horrifying version of Mr Mime and the bloodthirsty Charizard. It almost brings light to the idea that battling Pokemon in real life would be a pretty unethical thing to do.

As for Detective Pikachu himself, voiced by Ryan Reynolds, many are disturbed by the realism of this electric rat. It just seems like witty Deadpool is trapped in a yellow furry rodent’s body. On top of that, Pikachu is a cop, and solving crimes and catching murderers in the dark, gritty Ryme City doesn’t exactly seem quite kid-friendly.

Avid anime fan and influencer ProZD, aka SungWon Cho, has been posting non-stop about this new trailer.

To say the trailer has been gaining traction is a vast understatement. Have you seen it? What do you think about Detective Pikachu? Should Pokemon just stick to animation and not bother with live-action films? Or is this a way to appeal to more mature viewers?

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