Ryan Reynolds voices Pikachu as only Ryan Reynolds can.
In a world where humans collect and train pocket-sized creatures, a teenage boy comes across one who seeks to be a detective.
This is your first trailer for "Pokémon Detective Pikachu."
Based on the worldwide phenomenon, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of the titular monster and Justice Smith as his young, sleuthing partner, Tim Goodman.
After getting over the initial "Oh, my God -- you can understand me?" and "Oh, my God -- you're a talking Pikachu!" reactions, the two embark on a journey to find and save Tim's father. Kathryn Newton plays a journalist who helps the duo on their quest, while Ken Watanabe plays a new character created for the film, Detective Yoshida.
"The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened," reads a release from Warner Bros. "Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself."
"Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery," the synopsis continues. "Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City -- a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world -- they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe."
"Pokemon Detective Pikachu" will hit theaters in 2019.