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We’re on the cusp of May now, just days away from the Pokémon: Detective Pikachu’s premiere in Japan. We probably won’t receive many new trailers, posters, or clips at this point — but that doesn’t mean we’re not getting some sort of new promos to enjoy! The official Detective Pikachu page on Weibo, China’s social media site akin to Twitter, has unleashed some new media.

Four adorable Detective Pikachu posters have been unveiled that will make you want to cuddle the electric mouse sleuth more than ever. While we’ve seen some of the key art from these posters in the past, the composition in them is all new. Interestingly enough, the dark tones of a typical detective film have been swapped for shiny Pikachu yellow as the background. It’s posters like these that definitely scream “Frame and hang me on the walls of your geeky domain!” or “Pika pika pika pika pika pika pika pika pika pika pika!”


A new trailer has also been released. While most of the video consists of known scenes, some of them are extended, making it all worth another watch. Notably, we also see a Pokémon Trainer in a Pokémon Stadium arena with an Arcanine and Gyarados. Plus, we have better looks at how Bouffalant, Purrloin, Pidgeot, and Octillery fit into the world of Ryme City.

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu will be in theaters worldwide on May 10th.


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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?)