If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like if Pikachu was voiced by Deadpool, uh, look no further. Your extremely specific fantasy is about to come true. Warner Brothers have just released the first trailer for the upcoming Detective Pikachu, a live-action CGI movie based on the wildly successful Pokémon franchise.

In the film’s trailer, a failed Pokémon trainer named Tim Goodman (played by Justice Smith) teams up with a furry, detective-hat wearing Pikachu. After discovering that Tim is the only person able to understand what Pikachu is saying, the two work together to locate his missing father in the futuristic metropolis of Ryme City.

The first peek of the film doesn’t only introduce us to everyone’s favourite electric mouse, though. We get glimpses of a CGI-rendered Charmander, Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff and about a dozen other beloved species from the iconic franchise.

Watch the trailer for POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu below

Detective Pikachu is based off the Nintendo 3DS game of the same name, which received a worldwide release earlier this year after an early version appeared in Japan back in 2016.

As previously announced, Ryan Reynolds voices the little yellow guy – to the profound disappointment of Danny Devito fans everywhere – and it toes a line between bizarre and kind of incredible?

There’s something decidedly unnerving about Pikachu’s excessively furry texture along with the unmistakable voice of Deadpool, but there’s something very charming about it in its own strange way.

Either way, it actually looks like it’ll be pretty fun – and there are considerable production chops behind it too.  The script was developed by Guardians Of The Galaxy writer Nicole Perlman along with Rob Letterman, who also directed. Letterman is best known for directing the likes of Shark Tale and Monsters vs. Aliens.

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Detective Pikachu is set for release in the United States in May 2019.

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