Detective Pikachu will have photorealistic CGI Pokémon

Detective Pikachu photorealistic Pokémon

Remember when Pokémon were just limited to their cartoon and video game forms? Not anymore according to new reports about Detective Pikachu. From an IGN interview with the film’s director, Rob Letterman fans are in for quite a visual treat.

“They’re incredibly real, you should think of it as the way [Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy character] Rocket Raccoon sits in the movie as if he’s really there. It’s that technology. The same group of people that worked on that, or worked on Jungle Book. We’ve got the people on it that worked on Fantastic Beasts. They’re technically, some of the most high-end visual effects in the world,” Letterman said. “It’s completely photorealistic, like they are alive and in the movie.”

This adds a whole other layer of hype and raises the bar higher for this film. For them to have that kind of visual effects in a Pokémon film is going to be something totally new. This is not the kind of Pokémon films we are used to. The film will show us probably the closest we will ever get to see these creatures in the real world.

What are your thoughts as more information is revealed about Detective Pikachu? Will you see the film next summer? Check out our previous coverage on Detective Pikachu here.

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Tarah Bleier