Last night’s surprise upload of a supposed leaked version of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu was something that we, the fandom, did not know we needed. Less than 24 hours since its release and signal boosting (thanks to Ryan Reynolds and official Detective Pikachu social media channels), the video has just crossed the 7 million views mile mark.
Quick to be GIF’d, we have now moved onto the next phase of this masterpiece. When you have over an hour of footage featuring a dancing Pikachu, what does one do? Meme it forever.
K-pop, J-pop and J-rock, theme songs, “Gangsta’s Paradise” (a nod to the Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer), “Never Gonna Give You Up” — and more. Digging through Twitter, here are a few to inspire you to make one, too:
— Eurogamer (@eurogamer) May 8, 2019
In case you're having a bad day, here's Detective Pikachu dancing to DAY6's 혼잣말 (Talking To) pic.twitter.com/0mQhmxfcn5
— Tiffany 🌱 (@betterbettersix) May 8, 2019
the leak video of Detective Pikachu shows the most exciting scene of the movie pic.twitter.com/RfYSMEo5Xv
— かめりあ @4/28M3第一展示場Q15b (@cametek) May 8, 2019
Pikachu newest Camp Camper confirmed? pic.twitter.com/vDGHxCZPJ2
— Rooster Teeth🎈 (@RoosterTeeth) May 8, 2019
Pikachu dancing to the Athletic Theme of Yoshi's Island.
That's it. That's the tweet. pic.twitter.com/PD2mLHulPi
— Luis Illingworth (@HeyRaguio) May 8, 2019
Detective Pikachu dances to Boom Boom Dollar pic.twitter.com/7sWo6S4VZR
— Dante [15 Days] (@CalamityFrenzy_) May 8, 2019
This is quickly turning into an amazing joke, ultimately due to Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Whoever thought of this animation behind the scenes may have been testing out Detective Pikachu’s model and rigging by recreating part of the comedic duo’s “Aerobics Meltdown” skit.
— Stan Lewis (@StanLewis_) May 8, 2019
To whoever made the executive decision to release it to the world: you have our thanks!
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