The first trailer for 'Detective Pikachu' arrived online last night and, within the space of an hour, both Ryan Reynolds and #DetectivePikachu were trending on Twitter.
Pokemon in general has always been an emotive subject with people, but just about nothing could prepare people for seeing a real-life Pikachu, Mr. Mime or Psyduck walking around. Moreover, Danny DeVito came up quite a bit - thanks in part to a meme / joke about the actor being the true voice of Detective Pikachu.
If you're wondering how it is that Detective Pikachu happens to sound like Ryan Reynolds, it's not explained in the trailer. That said, you do get to hear the original voice - Ikue Otani - yelling 'Pika, pika' at people, so there's that.
So, how did Twitter react? Well, a lot of people had issues with the fact that Jigglypuff is fluffy / furry.
I have a lot of questions about literally every single texturing decision being made in Detective Pikachu, but this one feels the most egregious. JIGGLYPUFF IS NOT FURRY!! pic.twitter.com/JEd8yxel7h
— Nick Bestor (@Bestorb) November 12, 2018
Bro this furry Jigglypuff is unforgivable pic.twitter.com/qb3j9edjDr
— Garbage. (@shofu) November 12, 2018
Jigglypuff isn’t furry. He’s made of like bouncy ball material
— ''Steve'' (@extranapkins) November 12, 2018
Others, meanwhile, took issue with Danny DeVito's absence as the voice of Detective Pikachu.
Remember when everyone asked for Danny Devito to play Pikachu and his response was "what the fuck is a pikachu"
— Morbi ☁️ (commission status: Open 9/10) (@HgMorbi) November 12, 2018
When pikachu's voice isn't Danny Devito pic.twitter.com/6TV674LZgm
— screamEmE Officer (@Razzbowski) November 12, 2018
Danny DeVito trending because of a trailer he's not in is hilarious honestly
— Astrologia (@YureeVGC) November 12, 2018
Overall, most people were generally freaked by the idea of seeing Pokemon in a real-world setting and not as animated characters, but also excited about the whole thing.
Detective Pikachu died for our sins
— Alex Hirsch (@_AlexHirsch) November 13, 2018
I am now a #DetectivePikachu fan account
— Phil Lester (@AmazingPhil) November 12, 2018
Not to be overdramatic,, but I would literally die for detective pikachu pic.twitter.com/c21kcS6QrG
— Stephanie Johnson (@sj_ridgeway) November 13, 2018
— thatkid (@zeronighthaze) November 13, 2018
'Detective Pikachu' hits Irish cinemas on May 10th, 2019.