The Brief: Warner Bros. Pictures released the trailer for a live-action Pokémon film, Detective Pikachu, sparking mixed reactions online.


Detective Pikachu is set to be released in Summer 2019. It stars Justice Smith as a young man who teams up with Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) to find his missing father.

Online, people have shared various responses to the trailer and to the Pokémon’s animation, particularly in regards to their fuzziness.

Riding on the popularity of the surprised Pikachu meme, animated versions Pokémon characters from the trailer have appeared in a number of memes.

Dat Detective Pikachu trailer from r/gaming