Someone’s Recreated Pokemon’s Poke-Rap With Detective Pikachu

I don’t know about you, but a good portion of my childhood was spent glued to the television set on a Saturday morning, eating cereal and watching Ash Ketchum fail at life in each and every episode of the Pokemon anime.

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One of the reasons I was so enchanted by the series was – of course – because of the iconic Poke-Rap, which featured at the end of each episode. Unfortunately, I never mastered it, but I got pretty damn close.

For millions of 20-something-year-olds across the world, the Poke-Rap is more than just a rap, it’s a way of life, and now it’s gotten the 2019 treatment thanks to YouTuber, Il Neige [via ComicBook].

Il Neige has painstakingly reimagined the original rap using various Pokemon from clips featured in the promotional materials for the new movie, Detective Pikachu.

Credit: Warner Bros.

Although the YouTuber says he searched for “rap-able nonsense words” in the Detective Pikachu trailers and promos, the finished result is basically flawless.

Check out the amazing video below!

YouTube video

(Sorry if the Poke-rap is stuck in your head for the next decade…)

The Detective Pikachu movie is the first live-action Pokemon adventure, and its official description reads: “The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself.

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“Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.”

Detective Pikachu releases in cinemas worldwide, May 10 2019.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.