Pokemon the Movie 2018 to debut on July 13 in Japan, first teaser
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Update: Added in a higher-quality version of the teaser in direct-feed.
Original: The first teaser for the new Pokemon movie during the Japanese variety show Oha Suta. In the trailer, it’s revealed that the film will release on July 13.
Here’s an off-screen video showing the teaser:
When we have an official upload of the trailer, we’ll share it here.
Ryan Reynolds lands starring role of Detective Pikachu for upcoming movie
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Ryan Reynolds will be playing the role of Detective Pikachu in the upcoming movie, according to Hollywood Reporter.
Reynolds was among a list of stars rumored to be in the running for the film. Other actors speculated for the part include Hugh Jackman, Mark Wahlberg, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
This is the third piece of news surrounding the Detective Pikachu film. Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton will both have their own roles.
Kathryn Newton to play the female lead in Detective Pikachu film
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According to Hollywood Reporter, Kathryn Newton will feature in the upcoming Detective Pikachu film as the female lead. The site adds that Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer, Haley Lu Richardson, and Katherine Langford from 13 Reasons Why were also being considered.
As for Newton’s role, Hollywood Reporter says that she’ll play Lucy, “a sassy journalist” who has her own sidekick, Psyduck. Lucy goes on an adventure with Pikachu and the main male character who will be played by Justice Smith.
Pokemon games have shipped over 300 million copies worldwide
Today, The Pokemon Company announced that the total shipments of the Pokemon games have surpassed 300 million units worldwide. The latest games, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, gave the franchise another boost when they launched on 3DS last week.
Today’s figure includes 76 Pokemon-related games from February 1996 all the way up until November 2017. Sales from downloads are included.
The Pokemon Company launches “Project Eevee” Twitter account, teases “something” for tomorrow
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The Pokemon Company has launched a new Twitter account seemingly centered on a new project of some kind – Project Eevee. At the moment, we know pretty much nothing about what this is. So far, the account has only made a single tweet, teasing “the start of something” for tomorrow, November 21st, at 9 PM JST. It’s worth noting that this account is in Japanese and so far, only the Japanese Pokemon Twitter account follows it, so whatever Project Eevee is, it may just be a minor, Japan-only thing (for now). Either way, we will keep you updated.
Justice Smith starring in Detective Pikachu film as leading role
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We finally have some casting news about the upcoming Detective Pikachu film. According to Variety, Justice Smith will be starring in the movie as the lead role.
Variety does not say which character Smith will be playing. However, CBR speculates that he’ll be in the role of Tim Goodman, who helps Pikachu solve mysteries.
Filming for the Detective Pikachu movie will begin in January 2018.
UK will have its own Pokemon toys in McDonald’s Happy Meals at the start of 2018
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Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon toys are currently being offered in McDonald’s Happy Meals in North America. Meanwhile, those in Europe will be able to nab their own set of toys soon.
Fans will be able to obtain 16 different figures from various Pokemon generations. Additionally, each one will come with an official trading card.
McDonald’s will begin offering these Pokemon toys in the UK beginning January 3. The event will last until February 6.
Bulbasaur arrives at Build-A-Bear
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Charmander and Squirtle, two of the original starter Pokemon, have already been offered at Build-A-Bear. But what about Bulbasaur?
Fortunately, you’ll be happy to hear that Bulbasaur has now arrived at Build-A-Bear. The official product information is as follows:
· Online Exclusive Pokémon Bulbasaur Bundle (includes plush, 6-in-1 Bulbasaur Sound, Beanie and Scarf Accessory Set and a Build-A-Bear Workshop Exclusive Pokémon Trading Card Game [TCG] card): $55, plus tax
· Make-Your-Own Pokémon Bulbasaur plush: $35, plus tax, sold separately at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and as part of the online exclusive bundle; includes a Build-A-Bear Workshop Exclusive Pokémon TCG card.
· Beanie and Scarf Accessory Set: $12.50, plus tax, sold separately at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and as part of the online exclusive bundle.
The Beanie and Scarf Accessory Set and Make-Your-Own Bulbasaur plush will be available at all U.S. and Canada stores starting Saturday, Nov. 11. U.K. and Denmark Build-A-Bear Workshop stores will begin receiving the Beanie and Scarf Accessory Set and Make-Your-Own Bulbasaur plush starting Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Source: Build-A-Bear PR
Pikachu returning for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade once again
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Pokemon and Thanksgiving practically go hand in hand. That’s because Pikachu has a longstanding tradition of appearing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
You’ll be happy to know that it will once again be happening this year. Pikachu is returning for the 17th consecutive time in the parade. For those who can’t make it to Manhattan, you should be able to see Pikachu on NBC sometime between 9 AM and noon on November 23.
New take on the classic song for Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You
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Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You features a new take on the classic song from the anime. While you’ll need to watch the film for the full tune, a preview was posted on the Pokemon YouTube channel today. You can listen to it below.