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As of today, we’re one month away from Pokémon: Detective Pikachu hitting theaters. Unless you live in Japan, where the film will be premiered a week ahead of its near worldwide release. To mark this countdown, Ryan Reynolds’ social media channels posted a “Casting Sneak Peak” video where various Pokémon CGI renders were shown off “auditioning” for the film.


In addition to that, ticket pre-sales for the film have begun, with some theaters having showtimes begin on May 9th. And for some added nostalgia, a TCG promo card is being given out with every ticket purchase while supplies last. This card, of course, stars Detective Pikachu partaking in one of his favorite pastimes — consuming copious amounts of coffee at Hi-Hat Café.

Now with one more TCG card to be unveiled for the entire Pokémon: Detective Pikachu expansion, which Pokémon will be featured? Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long, as things are ramping up for the film’s release.


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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?)