In fact, it isn't even Ryan Reynolds, who's voicing the character for the bizarre upcoming live-action film.
The latest trailer for the hotly-anticipated Nintendo 3DS game sees the well-known Pokemon suddenly endowed with a human, male, American voice that sounds sort of like Kazuhira Miller from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
It's... odd, to be honest. Take a look at the new trailer which landed online yesterday.
Not surprisingly, long-time fans of the series couldn't really cope with Detective Pikachu's voice.
i have so many conflicting emotions about detective pikachu... he's so cute with his little waddle and detective hat but then he opens his mouth and hes a 30 year old man and i feel my soul disassociate from this plane of existence at the voice-appearance dissonance
— min (@ministired) February 23, 2018
WH-WHAT IS WRONG WITH PIKACHU'S VOICE? #DetectivePikachu
— Ary (@ArylideSuleth) February 23, 2018
i’m annoyed because i absolutely WILL play detective pikachu even though pikachu’s deep ass human voice stresses me out
— ðŸ?³ï¸?ðŸŒˆâœ¨sydneyâœ¨ðŸ?³ï¸?ðŸŒˆ (@sworceresss) February 23, 2018
God I will never fucking get used to Pikachu having a voice. https://t.co/hNFEU4hSaL
— Justin (@QuilJ1) February 23, 2018
Just in case you're wondering why Danny DeVito was mentioned in the headline, there was a real-life, actual petition mounted last year to have him voice Detective Pikachu - and, well, it didn't work out. Obviously.
Detective Pikachu is released on Nintendo 3DS on March 23rd.