On this wonderful Friday morning, Ryan Reynolds (Mr. Detective Pikachu himself) posted a new Pokémon: Detective Pikachu trailer on his social media accounts. It’s only a 30-second clip, perfect for commercials and ads, but don’t skip this one. There are a few new scenes mixed into this cut, and elaborating on even more Pokémon references if you look close enough.

 

 

Electabuzz, Articuno, Kangaskhan, and Mew make appearances in the background, as part of a graphics package for the upcoming Pokémon parade that takes place at the film’s climax. Look even closer at the craft services table in the same scene and you can spy a plate full of Poké Puffs. It’s the little nods like these that gives us hope that the first “successful” video game movie may be Detective Pikachu.

Two other new scenes are present, but I don’t want to spoil them. Ryan Reynolds’ charm and smart-aleck humor shines brighter than a thunderbolt here.

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu will be in theaters starting May 10th and hopefully smash some box office records during its debut.
 

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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