The divisive “Detective Pikachu” trailer is threatening to tear the Pokémon fandom apart (humor)

On Monday, the first trailer for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu was revealed online, and not since Sonic’s arms were colored blue has a fandom been so completely decimated in mere minutes.

Watch the trailer below to see what we’re talking about.

Fuzzy. Pikachu.

It should go without saying that the Internet wasted no time in lashing out, Pokémon fan pitted against Pokémon fan, mangling the long-cherished fandom.

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Of course this was the Internet – even worse – Twitter, so it didn’t take long for the conversation around Detective Pikachu to descend into LITERAL hate speech.

Will the Pokémon fandom survive the fuzzy Pikachu mania? It’s looking rough, so far. Which side am I on? Well, of course I’m on the right side of history! (Whichever side that is)

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