There’s so many of them.
At this point, there are over 800 species of Pokemon in this wildly popular video game franchise. And with another pair of sequels hitting the Nintendo Switch later this year, expect that number to grow. But Pokemon fans are also looking forward to the release of Detective Pikachu, the very first live-action Pokemon movie. The trailers released so far have been absolutely crammed with Pokemon both large and small, so to help you make sense of this sensory onslaught, we’ve got a breakdown of every Pokemon we know will be appearing in the movie (so far).
Check out every Pokemon from Detective Pikachu below!
Seeing as how the movie is named after him, it goes without saying that Pikachu plays a big role in this story. This is a very different sort of Pikachu than the one seen in the games and animated series, however. He’s unusually intelligent and can actually speak English (even if his new partner Tim is the only one who can understand him). Pikachu is normally a powerful electric Pokemon, though in this movie he’s dealing with a case of amnesia and faulty powers.
Aipom is a Normal-type Pokemon that could almost pass for an ordinary monkey. However, its three-fingered tail gives it incredible agility, which comes in handy as Aipom spends most of its life living in tall trees.
Audino is a Normal-type Pokemon with a unique ability to sense the heartbeats of others through its stethoscope-like ears. Because of this, Audinos are often used as medical assistants.
Bouffalant is a Normal-type Pokemon who resembles an American bison or water buffalo. Like those animals, it’s extremely territorial and prone to charging with its horns. One advantage Bouffalant has is its cushy, afro-like hair, which helps protect its head from impact.
Braviary is a Normal/Flying-type Pokemon. While one of many birdlike Pokemon, it stands out thanks both to its colorful plumage and its habit of fiercely attacking anyone it considers a threat to its friends.
Bulbasaur is a Grass/Poison-type Pokemon that also has the distinction of being the very first entry in the Pokedex system. Bulbasaur is one of the starter Pokemon available to players in the original Pokemon Red and Blue games. The trailers show Pikachu and friends following an entire herd of Bulbasaurs through the wilderness.
Venusaur is the final evolved version of Bulbasaur. As its body grows, the flower on its back begins to bloom.
Charmander is a Fire-type Pokemon and another of the three starter picks available in Pokemon Red and Blue.
Charizard is a Fire/Flying-type Pokemon and the final evolved form of Charmander. In the movie, this powerful, dragon-like Pokemon is owned by a fearsome trainer named Sebastian.
Comfey is a Fairy-type Pokemon who has unique healing abilities. Comfey has a habit of picking flowers and using them to form a ring, though it’s also known to gift those flowers to people it likes.
Cubone is a Ground-type Pokemon who clobbers enemies with its bone weapon. Cubone is among the most tragic members of the Pokemon family, as it wears the skull of its dead mother as a helmet and shies away from social contact.
Dodrio is a Normal/Flying-type Pokemon, though like the ostrich and emu, it isn’t actually capable of flight. This Pokemon is unique because it has multiple heads. Each head has a distinct brain and personality, though they can also work together and strategize in battle.
Emolga is an Eectric/Flying-type Pokemon that bears a passing resemblance to Pikachu. Similar to a flying squirrel, Emolga can glide through the air and shock its prey from above.
Flabébé is a Fairy-type Pokemon that spends the majority of its life living in a flower, not unlike a crab choosing a shell. It can draw energy from that flower. There are five variations of Flabébé depending on their flower color of choice, with white being the rarest.
Flareon is Fire-type Pokemon that is created when an Eevee is given a Fire Stone. Other evolutions of Eevee include Jolteon, Vaporeon, Espeon and Umbreon.
Gengar is a Ghost/Poison-type Pokemon and one of the most powerful creatures encountered in the original games. Its appearance is marked by a large, Cheshire Cat-like grin.
Golurk is a Ground/Ghost-type Pokemon that was created by an ancient civilization to serve as a guardian. It resembles a walking suit of armor, though it can also retract its limbs and activate a rocket booster. The seal on its chest is necessary to prevent Golurk from losing control of its powerful energy reserves.
Despite is name, Greninja is not a Fighting-type Pokemon, but rather a hybrid Water/Dark-type. This agile, frog-like creature is the final evolution of Froakie, one of the starter Pokemon available in Pokemon X and Y.
Growlithe & Arcanine
Growlithe is a Fire-type Pokemon with a distinctly canine appearance. It evolves into the much larger and more powerful Arcanine when given a Fire Stone. It appears the police rely heavily on both species in order to keep the peace in Ryme City.
Jigglypuff is a Normal/Fairy-type Pokemon that seems on the surface to be the cutest and least threatening critter around. But given half a chance, Jigglypuff will start singing and lull anyone within earshot to sleep. At that point, Jigglypuff is known to play pranks and leave markings on its “victims'” faces.
Joltik is a Bug/Electric-type Pokemon that is one of the smallest known species in existence. Because it’s so tiny, Joltik can’t generate its own electricity. Instead, it makes its home on larger Pokemon and absorbs their static electricity.
Lickitung is a Normal-type Pokemon who, naturally, relies heavily on its enormous, prehensile tongue. That tongue serves as both a sensory organ and a weapon, depending on the situation.
Loudred is a Normal-type Pokemon characterized by a giant mouth and ears. It can inhale and expel large amounts of air. While that power can be destructive, in the trailer it appears that Loudred are often used as loudspeakers by enterprising DJs.
Ludicolo is a Water/Grass-type Pokemon and is the final evolved form of Lotad. Ludicolo grow stronger when energized by music and are known to break into dance when powered up.
Machamp is a Fighting-type Pokemon and the final evolved form of Machop. Its four arms make it an incredibly powerful fighter, though as we see in the trailer, this Machamp is being used to efficiently direct traffic instead.
Mewtwo is a one-of-a-kind Psychic-type Pokemon and the most powerful creature in the original Pokemon Red and Blue. Mewtwo is the genetically modified offspring of Mew and looks to play a significant role in the plot of the movie.
Morelull is a Grass/Fairy-type Pokemon that exists basically as a sentient mushroom. This nocturnal creature uproots itself every night in search of sustenance.
Mr. Mime is a Psychic/Fairy-type Pokemon with a clown-like appearance. Mr. Mime is a gifted pantomime artist. As it grows more powerful, it gains the ability to manipulate air molecules and effectively create invisible barriers and other objects.
Pancham is a Fighting-type Pokemon that resembles a small panda. It often attempts to look tough and imposing, but it rarely fools anyone.
Pidgeotto is a Normal/Flying-type Pokemon and the final evolution of the extremely common Pidgey. Unlike its smaller cousins, Pidegeotto can be a dangerous opponent thanks to its large size, sharp talons and extremely keen vision.
Psyduck is a Water-type Pokemon with psychic abilities. It’s normally plagued by a painful headache, and when the pain becomes too great, it lashes out and makes life difficult for anyone in the vicinity. In the movie, reporter Lucy Stevens is accompanied by her personal Psyduck.
Rattata is a Normal-type Pokemon and among the most ever-present species on many continents. The trailer shows a Rattata eagerly awaiting its turn in the arena, though we can’t imagine that’s going to work out well.
Rufflett is a Normal/Flying-type Pokemon with an unusual, puffy plumage. Though short and stocky, this Pokemon has powerful talons that can crush food and even other Pokemon.
Snorlax is a Normal-type Pokemon and one of the largest Pokemon known to exist. It tends to eat anything and everything it can get its hands on, followed by long periods of hibernation. That can often be a problem for nearby humans, as Snorlaxes have a bad habit of falling asleep right in the middle of busy roads.
Snubbull is a Fairy-type Pokemon who isn’t nearly as cranky as it appears. It has a keen sense of smell and a playful personality. While it often appears to be wearing a dress, Snubbull actually just has loose, flappy skin that drapes over its body.
Squirtle is a Water-type Pokemon and one of the three starters available at the beginning of Pokemon Red and Blue. The Pokemon universe features a gang of rogue Squirtles called the Squirtle Squad who have abandoned their masters.
Blastoise is the final evolved form of Squirtle. It’s both extremely durable thanks to its tough shell and capable of washing away most opponents with its powerful cannons… though in the trailer this Blastoise may be outmatched as it battles a group of Gengar.
Treecko is a Grass-type Pokemon who is one of three available starters in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Its sharp claws make it an expert climber, as we see from this nimble Treecko in the trailer.
The Legendary Pokemon
One shot in the second Detective Pikachu trailer features statues of several Legendary Pokemon, including Arceus, Dialga and Palkia. Arceus is believed to have created the regions of Sinnoh and Ransei, and possibly the entire Pokemon universe. Also seen here are statues of Dialga and Palkia, masters of time and space, respectively. It’s not clear whether these mythical beings will actually appear in the film, but it does appear that the villain of Detective Pikachu has a keen interest in Legendary Pokemon.