- Warner Brothers released the second trailer for the new live action Pokémon movie “Detective Pikachu.”
- The trailer shows many different Pokémon from the series, including Mewtwo.
- In addition to the Pokémon, there are a number of Easter eggs you may not have noticed.
Following is a transcript of the video.
Narrator: The new trailer for “Detective Pikachu” is full of recognisable Pokémon from the classic series, and you have to look carefully if you wanna catch them all. Here’s a look at everything you might have missed.
The film stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, and is this a subtle reference to another Ryan Reynolds character, Green Lantern?
Pikachu: Another round, extra shot, blackest night, thank you sweetie.
Narrator: “Blackest Night” is the name of a “Green Lantern” comic series.
The movie takes place in the fictional Ryme City, the same city in the Nintendo 3DS game, and the plot revolves around Pikachu and a boy named Tim Goodman searching for his father Harry Goodman, who disappeared after a mysterious car crash.
Kathryn Newton from “Big Little Lies” plays a character named Lucy, seen here with her Psyduck.
The shots of Ryme City are full of references to various Pokémon from different generations.
Here’s a Snorlax sleeping at an intersection, a shout-out to the games in which the Snorlax usually blocks the player’s path. Machamp seems to be directing traffic with his multiple arms. Outside the RCPD building, we see multiple police dogs, Growlithe and the evolved form Arcanine. There’s also what appears to be a Slaking lying in the background, and Gen V’s Golurk working as security guards.
Climbing on the power lines outside of this building are some Joltik, bug-electric-type Pokémon from Gen V.
In the game, the Hi-Hat Café is owned by a character named Pablo Millan, and his Pokémon Ludicolo seen here.
Narrator: The sign outside the café shows the owl Pokémon Noctowl, which makes sense since it’s a nocturnal creature.
We see a very furry Jigglypuff on the table in the café, which also appeared in the first trailer. And behind it is a poster for an upcoming battle between two fighting-type Pokémon. Machamp and Primeape.
Mr. Mime was also featured in the first trailer with his disturbing new look, and he’s still being interrogated by Tim and Pikachu.
We also see some quick shots of a slobbery Lickitung and a grumpy looking Snubull.
The trailer give us our first glimpse of a Pokémon battle arena as well. Flanking the DJs are two Loudred Pokémon, which have ears that work like loudspeakers. The two Pokémon fighting appear to be Blastoise and the ghost-type Pokémon Gengar. And if you look closely, there’s even a Magikarp in the fish tank in the background.
We get a quick shot of many other Pokémon, watching from the sidelines. Behind Pikachu is Pancham, a panda-like Pokémon we also saw on a missing persons poster next to a missing Squirtle. There’s also a Charmander and a Treecko. And in the wide shot, we see what appears to be Audino and Octillery.
Pikachu gets paired up against Charizard, whose trainer also has a Charizard tattoo on his chest.
There’s a brief shot of a large building in a valley, this is likely the Pokémon Comprehensive Laboratory from the video game, a key location in the plot of the story, which we won’t spoil here.
Here we see Tim and Pikachu being led through a stream by a bunch of Bulbasaur and Morelull.
And a Cubone, which wears the skull of its dead mother, pops out of a Pokéball.
There are a few different shots of a monkey fighting-type Pokémon called Aipom, which look a lot more vicious than they do in the games or cartoon.
On the desk next to Pikachu, we see three stones. These are likely evolution stones, which are used to evolve certain Pokémon. The one in the middle resembles the Sinnoh Stone, a Gen IV stone exclusive to Pokémon Go.
Speaking of evolutions, the trailer also shows us an Eevee evolving into a fire-type Pokémon, Flareon. And behind this Flareon are statues of Dialga, Arceus, and Palkia from left to right.
Ryme City is famous for hosting a Pokémon carnival, and these parade balloons likely appear during this event. We get our first look at the legendary Gen I Pokémon Mewtwo emerging from one of these balloons.
Mewtwo also plays a very important role in the story, but you’ll have to wait until the film comes out in May to solve the mystery.
Tim: He’s barely moving.
Pikachu: Don’t tell him that. Oh, he’s on a bike, quick, get in front of him.
Pikachu: Oh no, he’s going down hard, Tim. Shoulda worn a helmet.
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