So…it has been quite a while since you all heard from me.
I am not one who actively follows the whole astrology craze or prescribes to it in their daily life. Yes, I know my astrological sign and occasionally will read a horoscope or two if it’s in front of me – but that is the extent. However, whatever has been going on this entire month of February has knocked me for a loop. I don’t know what was in retrograde or fully understand what ‘pieces season’ is despite googling it, but I do know that I am feeling better now today. So, let’s get to writing!
Two nights ago I went online for the first time in a while and realized the Detective Pikachu Trailer 2 had dropped. I wanted to watch, but literally fell sick so decided to go to bed.
Last night, I found out it was Pokemon Day but still hadn’t watched the trailer. Today it’s bright, early, and I would like to hear Ryan Reynolds’ Pikachu say hell.
And…this trailer did not disappoint.
We get the backstory on Detective Pikachu and find out that his trainer is a man named Harry Goodman. Det. Pika seemingly woke up in the middle of nowhere with no knowledge of what happened prior. With no other leads, he returns to Ryme City, following the address written in his hat.
Now here’s the twist: Harry Goodman is Tim Goodman’s father, the kid we see in the trailers. I never went this deep in my first write-up concerning the film (because, life-like Pokémon), but now we have much more information to work with.
So in essence, Tim is looking for his missing father, and Det. Pika is looking for his trainer. They are both looking for the same person! Applause for Wikipedia coming through with some basic production information and names to put two and two together! I also cross-checked this information with other outlets such as IMDb to make sure it wasn’t a troll.
Also, forgive me if this is now common knowledge. I just got really excited that I found some interesting stuff in the trailer.
Jumping back to the first trailer we see Tim speaking to Detective Yoshida about his failed dreams and living in the shadow of his ace dad. He then goes home to lament and stare longingly at a Sinnoh Championship XXIV poster hanging above his bed.
Interestingly enough, there is a photo of Ms. Goodman on his dresser, along with (presumed) past championship posters on his wall that Tim either never entered, or lost. A giant Rayquaza is snaking along these relics of the past – could this be a hint at a Pokémon he once trained?
Then there is the issue of Pikachu ears serving as a headboard on Tim’s bed. Did his father gift these to his young son who dreamed of being a trainer? If so, why did Tim not know about Det. Pika? Did his father have some sort of secret job at a laboratory, hence the Mewtwo reference in the second trailer?
Because that car was definitely hit with some sort of hyper beam attack from the air.
We are shown a laboratory explosion, Flareon doing…whatever Flareon was doing in that scene flanked by statues of Legendary Pokémon Palkia and Diagla, and Mewtwo’s hands grasping the outside of his containment pod.
Pikachu even mentions in voice over that maybe “Harry might have gotten in too deep” while we are shown the spy “punk” girl during that sequence.
Or maybe his dad worked for an agency and went undercover to infiltrate Team Rocket and had to fake his own death in order to get Giovanni off his trail?
There are A TON of possibilities here.
We also know Tim’s in his early twenties due to a birthday card that contained the Ryme City ticket. It starts out saying “Dear Tim” and we cannot decipher who sent it…but we can guess it was one of his parents.
Aside from paying an absurd $400 bucks for the ticket, the ending destination is Ryme City…so Tim’s childhood home is in LeavenTown.
Which means Tim must use this train ticket to travel to the City and search for clues when he runs into Det. Pika after his arduous journey back to the urban oasis.
Upon the pair’s initial meeting, Pikachu mentions he’s been “so lonely” suggesting he once had a companion to speak with…again most likely Tim’s enigma father.
What if – Harry Goodman created the Detective Pikachu we see today? Pikachu was an experiment from the lab and Tim had never met him because his father wanted to keep it a secret? Maybe Dodgy Harry did something concerning his DNA and his son can also speak to the creature because they are of the same bloodline?
The Charzard battle we see could be a tournament the pair agreed to enter while trying to flush out leads on the whereabouts of DH.
Mr. Mime is most likely also one of the duos leads.
Angry Aipom seems to be hanging out in the same setting as the office.
And Mewtwo dramatically crashes a parade.
I also screenshotted a few funny memes to insert before writing this post, as I didn’t expect it to turn into a full trailer reaction and breakdown.
This movie is shaping up to be a real experience, and I am excited for the early release date of May 10th, 2019.
Is Harry Goodman based on Pokémon Researcher Bill? Why are the Greninja in the trailer so hostile? What is Mewtwo’s ultimate goal?
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4 thoughts on “Piecing Detective Pikachu’s Plot Together Through Trailers”
Great post! I was never into Pokemon at all but this movie looks really good!
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It really does look like it’s going to be a great one!
I’m looking forward to a new Pokemon movie but I’m not so sure about it being live action! We’ll see in May. 🙂
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