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