With only a month away from its release, hype is steadily building for the Detective Pikachu movie, the upcoming Pokémon live-action movie. To further stoke the hype, Ryan Reynolds, the voice of the titular Detective Pikachu, uploaded a new trailer for the movie on his YouTube channel on Tuesday. This trailer really focuses on the live-action Pokémon designs in the movie. It clearly shows off some of the previously seen designs, all while introducing many new ones.
Without further ado, here are the new Pokémon in the new trailer (including the ones seen in older trailers, but not in great detail):
The main new design featured in the trailer is everyone’s favorite useless fish, Magikarp. Magikarp is quite big for a fish, but still just as floppy and pathetic as ever. At the end, there is a short clip of Pikachu throwing Magikarp to the ground, leading the fish to flop around feebly. Despite Magikarp being known for its jumping prowess, this one doesn’t seem to make it very far into the air when it flops.
The trailer also shows how catching and evolving Pokémon look in the movie, which, as expected, look different from the anime and game portrayals. When a Poké Ball hits a wild Cubone, it gets sucked in, almost like being pulled into a vacuum, as opposed to the single beam of light often seen in the anime and the glittery effect in the games.
Evolution, on the other hand, is still just as glowy as it is in the anime. However, one notable change is getting to see the features of the evolving Pokémon morph into its evolution. The trailer shows an Eevee evolving into Flareon, with its ears becoming longer and fuller, and its head getting fluffier.
The trailer offers no new information on the plot of the movie, but, let’s be real: We all just want to see what the Pokémon designs look like anyway.