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    Updated on May 19, 2019. Posted on May 8, 2019

    "Detective Pikachu" — Here's How The Characters In The Film Look Side By Side With Their Originals

    I would very much like to catch 'em all (except for, like, four of them).

    Hi, hello! I'm a simple human woman who loves Pokémon, so you can imagine my excitement when the first few trailers for Detective Pikachu dropped and the CGI animation looked INCREDIBLE.

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    With this in mind, I decided to round up just a FEW of the "live-action" Pokémon we've seen in the trailers and compare them side by side with their original animated counterparts. You're welcome!

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    1. First off, we have the fuzziest of fuzzy babies and king of my heart, the titular Pikachu:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    Like, I don't WANT to see my sweet baby sad, but they somehow even managed to perfectly capture their little ear droop:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    I'd die for this Pikachu; they are my child now.

    2. Next up we have a Bulbasaur, who's lookin' ready to leech-seed the heck outta somebody:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    3. And of course there's a Squirtle — though I DO wish they were rockin' some sweet sunnies like a Squirtle Squad member:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    4. And a Charmander with their lil' tail A-FLAME:

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    5. A Lickitung, who looks like something straight out of my nightmares:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    6. We have a Jigglypuff, who I would 100% let sing me to sleep — animated OR live-action:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    7. And an Aipom who — as someone in a previous post correctly pointed out in the comments — looks like they "need Jesus."

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    8. And a precious Eevee lookin' sassier than ever:

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    9. A Pangoro, who I would absolutely NOT mess with:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    10. A Cubone being as hard-headed as you'd anticipate:

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    11. And an Emolga, who may be the only one to rival Pikachu for my affections because LOOK AT THIS SWEET BABY:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    12. A Magikarp floppin' around being useless because they're nothing if not on-brand:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    13. A Psyduck, whose little head isn't feelin' so good:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    14. A Snubbull lookin' just as grumpy as I remember:

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    15. A Mr. Mime, whose "live-action" version is probably, like, a serial killer because they're horrifying:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    16. A Snorlax doing what Snorlax do best — blocking a crosswalk:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    17. And a Kingler just doin' its usual thing:

    The Pokemon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    18. A Ludicolo who...IDK, ya'll, its empty eyes are haunting IRL:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    19. And a sweet little Treecko chillin' like a villain:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    20. A Pidgeot, rescuing my sweet fluffy child. Thank you, heroic bird:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    21. A Sneasel standing tall (though small) and proud:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    22. A Charizard, who may or may not be Satan himself in the flesh:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    23. And finally, we have overpowered icon Mewtwo:

    The Pokémon Company International, Warner Bros. Pictures

    DEM HIPS.

    There ya have it! Did I miss anyone important? Who are YOU the most excited to see in action on the big screen? Share in the comments below, and be sure to ~catch~ Detective Pikachu when it hits theaters May 10!

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    CORRECTION

    A previous version of this post incorrectly identified the Kingler as a Krabby. I was too busy being terrified by Ludicolo's lifeless eyes to notice — what more do you want from me?!

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