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Detective Pikachu Gets to Know His Partner in New TV Spot

With Detective Pikachu bringing Nintendo's beloved Pokemon franchise in live-action to theaters in less than two months, a new TV spot teases the dynamic between the crime-solving Pokemon and his human partner.

Shared by voice actor Ryan Reynolds on his Twitter account, the spot shows Detective Pikachu teaming up with a young man named Tim, portrayed by Justice Smith, agreeing to help him locate his missing father. As the two begin their new partnership, comedic hi-jinks ensue including Tim forcing Pikachu to walk instead of riding on his shoulders.

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"Your childhood bed is a Pikachu bed! I've never been so flattered and creeped out at the same time," exclaims Detective Pikachu while exploring Tim's old bedroom to his embarrassment.

Featuring a whole host of Pokemon, including the powerful psychic Pokemon Mewtwo, Tim and Detective Pikachu's investigation through Pallet Town is sure to take the duo into unexpected places and on a collision course with surprising pocket monsters.

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Directed by Rob Letterman, Detective Pikachu stars Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe and the voice of Ryan Reynolds. The film opens in theaters on May 10.

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