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Pikachu’s voice in ‘Detective Pikachu’ is seriously freaking people out

February 23, 2018
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Another clip from the newest Pokémon game, Detective Pikachu, was released today, and it's safe to say that people are a bit alarmed over the voice that we heard coming out of Pikachu. 

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As previously reported, the story begins when the father of one of Pikachu's friends gets kidnapped, forcing the crew to team up with Detective Pikachu to find him. While the plot seems to be pretty interesting, it's the voice of Pikachu that's got us turning our heads in bewilderment. 

Instead of the voice that many fans have come to know and love, everyone's favorite Pokémon has traded his signature voice to one that sounds like a middle-aged man. Yeah, it's a little strange. Don't believe us? Check out the trailer below! 

Assuming you've watched the video, the voice is completely off-putting, right?! We're not the only ones to think so—it looks like some Twitter users are completely thrown off by the voice as well. 

One user brings up a pretty valid point: Why isn't Ryan Reynolds voicing Pikachu?!

We feel this user's annoyance because similarly, we will also be playing through the stress of that voice.

While we're clearly a little surprised by the voice of Pikachu, we're still pretty excited about the game, which comes out March 23. In addition to the game, we also know that there will be a live-action Pokémon movie in the works as well. 

While most of the details for the new movie are still being kept tight-lipped, we do know of a few key details, the biggest being Reynolds starring in the movie as the voice of Pikachu. We also know that Goosebumps director Rob Letterman is set to direct the film, which reportedly started filming in mid-January. 

Even though the new game has thrown us for a loop, we're still pretty excited about the newest Pokémon game and upcoming film.

What do you think of game Pikachu's voice? Let us know in the comments!

Written by Beth Casteel

Beth is a journalism and film student that runs on little sleep and a whole lot of coffee. She’s a big fan of eating pizza, talking about her love of Seaway and going to a ridiculous amount of shows in Cleveland.