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Not a Drill: Ryan Reynolds Will Star as a Talking Pikachu in a Live-Action Pokémon Movie

Regardless of how anyone felt about Ryan Reynolds playing Deadpool, it's now hard to imagine the role without him—not just because he had a big hand in making sure the movie happened at all, but because he was excellent in it. He's now set to do the same thing with the upcoming live-action Pokémon movie, Detective Pikachu, in the titular role.

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This Is the Most Unsettling Addition in the Pokémon Reboot Movie

Pokémon anime fans are no doubt already aware of—and perhaps they've already seen—the new series' new movie, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You. The movie essentially shares a name with the show's first episode, in which Ash Ketchum first meets his famous Pikachu. That's because the movie is retreading that ground for a cinematic version of those two characters forming their storied bond, but its taken some unsettling liberties with the original events.

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Here’s How You Can Finally Catch Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon GO

For real this time.

Hey, remember the first trailer for Pokémon GO, waaaayyyy back about a thousand years ago, a.k.a. 2015? Among other parts of the new-infamous game it hinted at, it showed a number of players all coming together in one location to take on Mewtwo all at once in a manner suspiciously similar to the raid battles that arrived in the game recently? That's not a coincidence, and now legendary Pokémon are coming with it.

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Things We Saw Today: Which Pokémon Is Most Popular In Your State?

The team over at decluttr has put together a map of which Pokémon is most "wanted" in each U.S. state - and it's not always Pikachu!

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Direct Player Battles, Trading Still Coming to Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO is a full year old today, and it's enjoying a bit of a renaissance right now with the addition of raid battles and adjusted gym mechanics. Those aren't the only things players are clamoring for, though, and Niantic boss John Hanke has confirmed that some features we had started to give up hoping for actually are on the way.

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Pokémon’s 20th Film I Choose You Returns to the Early Days of Pikachu and Ash That Made You Cry

Remember that Spearow episode? Well, this trailer set to the saddest tune will take you back to all those emotions. 

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Pokémon GO Planning Multiplayer & More to Rule Another Summer

The closest thing to teleporting back to last summer.

Just under a month from now, Pokémon GO will officially be one year old, although you may remember that differently if you, like many, struggled to begin playing within the early days under the bonkers server load. Things have died down a bit since then, but the game is still going strong, and Niantic has some summer updates and events planned to maybe bring back a bit of that magic—something we could all use in our lives right now.

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Replay: Watch Nintendo’s Pre-E3 Pokémon Announcement Live Right Here at 10AM EDT!

Yesterday, Nintendo made a surprise announcement: With E3 looming just next week, they'd be announcing some Pokémon news today in a dedicated Nintendo Direct presentation at 10AM EDT. Watch inside!

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Build-A-Bear’s Pokémon Collection Releases Squirtle Plush and Totally Snubs Bulbasaur

Yesterday, Build-A-Bear released the online exclusive Squirtle set to their Pokémon collection, which includes a bunch of adorable accessories including an Ultra Ball Hoodie, an exclusive trading card, and the cutest little raincoat.

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Poké-fy All the Things: Pokéland, a Mobile Pokémon Rumble, Enters Alpha Testing

Pokéland's concept is pretty simple: You collect toy versions of Pokémon and battle them against other Pokémon on a variety of different islands.

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If You Miss How Happy Pokémon GO Made You Feel Play Magikarp Jump

Magikarp Jump isn't getting the same amount of hype and attention as Pokémon GO did last summer, but it's a mobile game that's definitely worth your attention.

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Things We Saw Today: Feel Better About Life and the World With Twitch’s 18-Day Mister Rogers Marathon

It's easy to go down a rabbit-hole of negativity these days with everything going on in the world, but for the next sixteen days and change, there is at least one source of positivity and love that is here for us. Twitch is running an 18-day marathon of the children's classic TV show, Mister Rogers Neighborhood.

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Things We Saw Today: Watch a Pikachu Get Dragged Off By Secret Government Agents (Sort Of)

I've never seen a Pikachu in this intense of a situation before, and I've seen them fight Onix! But here we have a Pikachu dancer whose costume begins to deflate and...well...I mean, I feel like this response is just a leeeetle bit overblown, wouldn't you say?

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Who Made the List for This Year’s Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists?

The National Museum of Play, the Strong, has assembled this year's list of finalists for possible induction into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, to sit alongside the likes of Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, The Legend of ZeldaTetrisDoom, and more. The 2017 list sports everything from Windows Solitaire to Halo, so odds are that you'll find something on there to root for and maybe even wind up a little torn.

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Things We Saw Today: Carina Is “A Woman of Science” in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

We spotted something cool in the latest Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer: Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), the female protagonist, describes herself: "I'm a woman of science."

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Everything You Knew About Catching Pokémon Was Wrong

Do you want to catch a Pokémon? Great! The first thing you want to do is knock it down as low as possible in HP, right? Then, you probably want to throw an Ultra Ball for your best chance—except, in the original Pokémon games, that's not really how things worked, and things you thought you knew were just as much a placebo effect as holding down a specific button ... which means you're probably going to keep right on doing it.

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There’s a New Most Frustrating Thing About Pokémon GO, or a Brand New Urban Legend

My uncle, who works at Nintendo ...

If you still play Pokémon GO now and then, you may have noticed that the app is in the middle of yet another promotion, including some brand new additions to the game. Not only are water Pokémon more likely to appear right now, but there's a guaranteed way to snag evolution items at Pokéstops, and two "shiny Pokémon" have been added to the game—sometimes with a frustrating twist.

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This Week, Pokémon GO Finally Adds All Gen 2 Pokémon, New Gameplay Mechanics and Items

Yay! A distraction!

Pokémon GO's initial introduction of a few of the Pokémon from the Gold/Silver game generation was limited to babies that players could hatch from eggs, but a full round of brand new Pokémon is finally on the way, and it looks like they'll arrive holding some other new goodies for us.

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Pokémon GO Got You Some Extra Candy for Valentine’s Day in New Promotion

Remember last year, when seemingly everyone came together on something that wasn't terrible (depending on who you ask)? Well, fun still does exist—so far, anyway—and Pokémon GO has yet another promotion to tie in with Valentine's Day, starting today.

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What if Ash Ketchum Was Dead and in Heaven the Whole Time, and Other Weird Fan Theories

Fun fact: the Netflix YouTube channel isn't just a place for trailers anymore, it seems. They've uploaded what appears to be the first in a potential trend of film/TV criticism videos, and they're starting out strong!

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