The Brief: The second trailer for Detective Pikachu, a live-action Pokemon film has provided the templates for a number of memes.
2019 Detective Pikachu Memes
The second trailer for the upcoming 2019 Detective Pikachu film has generated at least as much buzz as the first one did. The reveals of computer-animated Pokémon have sparked mostly positive reactions from fans. Moments from the trailer have inspired a versatile set of memes.
“Get me the hell out of here”
A clip in the trailer shows Pikachu yelling “get me the hell out of here” from behind a fence. This has been turned into a meme format. Some people have connected this meme to the Eric Andre Let Me In memes in which Eric Andre yells “let me in” through a fence.
— Zachary Landrum (@zachary_landrum) February 27, 2019
— Justin/Monado (@MonadoPurger) February 27, 2019
The appearance of Mewtwo, a particularly powerful and rare Pokémon in the trailer has caused much excitement.
— Joshua Yehl (@JoshuaYehl) February 26, 2019
— Sincerely, Feb (@feb_cortes) February 26, 2019
wow Mewtwo looks INSANE in the new pokemon trailer pic.twitter.com/nFUThg2Xfq
— Pluckers Wing Bar (@Pluckers) February 26, 2019
Me seeing mewtwo in the trailer and understanding why people scream at superhero trailers when admittedly just ok characters show up purely because they recognize them https://t.co/bs0y7tJ8vc
— Jenny Nicholson (@JennyENicholson) February 27, 2019
“That’s A Twist”
This meme format is based on a scene when Detective Pikachu says “that’s a twist” in the trailer.
Also an anti-vax meme:
Surprised Pikachu memes are having a renaissance of popularity in the wake of all this Pokémon publicity. Other memes reference funny moments from the trailer and similar memes.
A Drake Yes/No Meme Format revamp featuring Ludicolo:
A reference to Will Smith as the Aladdin genie:
The CGI in Detective Pikachu looks so much better than it does in Aladdin, it boggles my mind. Like, how does a Snorlax sleeping on the street in the background look more believable than a classic Disney character played by Will Smith pic.twitter.com/tOeHVg4cH2
— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) February 26, 2019