I don’t have many strong feelings about Pokémon, but I felt a strange chill come over me as I watched a hyper-realistic looking Pikachu speak with Deadpool’s voice. OK, I thought, we’re doing this. We’re actually doing this. Which is apparently how the rest of the internet felt, torn between amusement and existential dread. Also, fan art!
First off, Pikachu is a cop:
Pikachu is back! And this time *record scratch* he’s a fucking cop
— bob dolezal (@alexqarbuckle) November 12, 2018
DETECTIVE PIKACHU: Yup. Same as the last one. Pulled all the teeth and chopped off the fingers to slow down the ID. This guy’s good
TIM, DETECTIVE PIKACHU’S HUMAN FRIEND: [puking a lot]
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) November 12, 2018
Detective Pikachu, vaping inside a 97 Camry that is parked outside a Marriott suites, where he hopes to document an insurance executive banging his mistress. he writes and deletes three different texts to his daughter.
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) November 12, 2018
Detective Pikachu: Port of Call: New Orleans. I’m not even gonna look to see if someone else tweeted this, it’s 2018 and we live in weird hell, who gives a shit
— Antoine Linguine (@aklingus) November 12, 2018
"The kids call it Ass Koffing. They catch poison-type Pokemon and huff the gas out of them to get high. Too bad the morgue says the comedown ain't pretty." pic.twitter.com/E1Xzig1Kpb
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) November 12, 2018
New Grinch and Detective Pikachu teaming up to prosecute Grimblewand (for crimes)
— chris person (@Papapishu) November 12, 2018
What if Detective Pikachu investigated the crimes of Grindelwald. Lmao. I bet he’d find that prick and gun him down
— bob dolezal (@alexqarbuckle) November 12, 2018
friendly reminder that detective pikachu gets a gun pic.twitter.com/62Kpjk43Wj
— Herohom Mel ( • `ω´ • ) @ PLS PLAY DETECTIVE PIKA (@triplegcecil) November 12, 2018
detective pikachu pic.twitter.com/CCMgk14vzB
— SungWon Cho (ProZD) (@prozdkp) November 12, 2018
Folks can’t deal with these real-looking Pokémon:
If you don’t then you don’t
love me deserve me
at my at my pic.twitter.com/boezIVNye1
— Bree Lundberg ✨ (@BreeLundberg) November 12, 2018
— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) November 12, 2018
seth everman pic.twitter.com/0rhh26o4DK
— ????????Cerise!????????????Pumpkaboo Master???? (@bakaccha) November 12, 2018
— Ryan Haft (@haftydoesit) November 12, 2018
who wore it better pic.twitter.com/2vc0PCVrI4
— karen han (@karenyhan) November 12, 2018
Just read a full rant about how Detective Pikachu’s Jigglypuff shouldn’t be ‘furry’, and now all I can think about is the terrifying alternative...
Jigglypuff with hairless cat flesh.
Jigglypuff, the singing testicle.
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) November 12, 2018
FYI if jigglypuff didn't have fur in Detective Pikachu it would look like this pic.twitter.com/fuX6h8AeDY
— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) November 12, 2018
me looking at the pokemon designs in detective pikachu pic.twitter.com/gGnorYVd1O
— ptoioen ;) (@PotionBag) November 12, 2018
— Whitney McIntosh (@WhitneyM02) November 12, 2018
— ????️ Nat ????️ (@Deer_Head_Xiris) November 12, 2018
— piros (@itsthelou) November 12, 2018
— Tater Puffs (@Toasty_nerd) November 12, 2018
The 90's Are Back:
I’m glad that with Detective Pikachu we’re somehow back in this aesthetic zone for movie adaptations. pic.twitter.com/0I6AGkzEPC
— Jake Rodkin (@ja2ke) November 12, 2018
— BGBW (@ChucklingIdiot) November 12, 2018
— Raph J. (@digiraph) November 12, 2018
True Detective Pikachu
I dunno guys, the tone of this new Detective Pikachu movie seems kind of weird to me... pic.twitter.com/ng4GeqFOS9
— Jay Baylis (@SamuriFerret) November 12, 2018
Squirtle is Missing!?
...If you let my Squirtle go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you. #DetectivePikachu pic.twitter.com/ue6YQNRRrI
— Brad Weston ???? (@TheWesty_) November 12, 2018
— Jay Heart (@KalexBD) November 12, 2018
My biggest issue with the Detective Pikachu trailer...
WHO LOST THEIR SQUIRTLE?
WHY IS THIS PANCHAM STILL MISSING?
WAS IT TEAM ROCKET?!
I WILL PUNCH THROUGH WHOMEVER TO MAKE SURE THESE POKEMON FIND THEIR OWNERS AGAIN#DetectivePikachu pic.twitter.com/0AivrGDOOK
— Marshall @ Hyperbolic Time Chamber (@Marsh_BoyWonder) November 12, 2018
???????????? FREE SQUIRTLE pic.twitter.com/B88kBzR2iO
— aaron washington (@theaaronwash) November 12, 2018
And, of course, there’s fan art!
— Junaid Chundrigar (@ImaJunation) November 12, 2018
— doodlelotl (@Doodlelot) November 12, 2018
this one frame got me i pic.twitter.com/u7zvyG5Xod
— breadborne???? (@kyaatu) November 12, 2018
asgahsgahsa LET PIKACHU SAY FUCK pic.twitter.com/y9CF5WUaaR
— ???????????????????????? (@porkironandwine) November 12, 2018
— Mitch C. (@MitchtheCoyote) November 12, 2018
— ???????? The Hambutt in Person ???????? (@ar_ameth) November 12, 2018
— SPOOPYNicky (@NicholasDraws) November 12, 2018
Finally, the version we’ll never get:
Here’s Detective Pikachu but with Danny DeVito voicing him pic.twitter.com/nRmS3aaXGI
— Plathanos ???????????? (@SavinTheBees) November 12, 2018