New Detective Pikachu Trailer Somehow Weirder and Crazier Than the First

New Detective Pikachu Trailer Somehow Weirder and Crazier Than the First

Pikachu, Mewtwo, and loads more Pokemon show up to look weird or cute.

We have our second, full-length trailer for Detective Pikachu and it's somehow even more gonzo than the first. There's new Pokemon, some genuinely creepy moments, some genuinely cute moments, and a single cuss word.

The second Detective Pikachu trailer doubles down on the photorealistic Pokemon we've been seeing bits of since the first trailer came out last year. We also find out a little more about why Tim (Justice Smith) teams up with a talking Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds), who apparently has amnesia and a love of coffee. Other stars include Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Rita Ora, Suki Waterhouse, and Bill Nighy.

Warner Bros. isn't skimping out on the Pokemon cameos either. There are some genuinely surprising additions to the roster in this trailer, including a terrifying Aipom that will haunt my nightmares. As if that Lickitung wasn't enough. But of course, the biggest surprise is saved for the end of the trailer, which I won't spoil here.

Ahead of today's trailer, Ryan Reynolds released his own video on the acting process behind becoming Pikachu. It's a pretty funny turn, especially near the end when his wife, fellow actress Blake Lively, says what we're all thinking about Reynolds' portrayal as Pikachu: "He didn't even change his voice. It just...sounds like him."

Detective Pikachu is set to come out on May 10 in theaters. It will cap off a season of Pokemon which began last year with the release of Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee, and continues tomorrow with a new Pokemon-focused Nintendo Direct.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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