Reviews are in and Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a hit. The film features adorable CGI, hilarious dialogue, and a fun plot that, while not particularly meaningful or incredibly written, is still enjoyable for all ages. Even if you didn't have Pokémon fever following all previous incarnations of the characters, you might after watching this film.
Fortunately, there are other Pokémon movies in the works, and while none of them are set in stone yet, fans are already speculating about what future movies will have in store. With seven generations and over 800 Pokémon in the franchise, there are so many to choose from, but we can't help but hope for certain Pokémon to return in their own solo films.
After seeing the film, moviegoers are so much more curious about Mewtwo's past in the Pokémon movie universe that there pretty much HAS to be a solo movie for the Generation I character. Those who haven't seen the movie can catch a glimpse of the Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon in the trailer, but those who've seen it understand why this must be.
Without going into any spoilers, even without the Detective Pikachu film, Mewtwo has always been one of the most interesting Pokémon Frankly, Mewtwo could have had an intense film without Pikachu even in it. Kotaro Watanabe and Rina Hoshino already voiced Mewtwo in the film, but with the tone of Detective Pikachu, we can't help but think it would be hilarious if Nick Offerman did it in a spinoff.
Psyduck is featured prominently in Detective Pikachu alongside Kathryn Newton's character, Lucy Stevens. If the pair received a solo movie, it would be sure to be as much fun as Detective Pikachu. The two could be an adorable version of Pokémon Nancy Drew, and while Psyduck wouldn't be as entertaining as Pikachu, we know the two could get up to some funny shenanigans together.
The junior reporter and her Generation I Water-type Pokémon have more experience under their belts now, so their film could focus on them honing in these skills more deeply. But it could also be a sort of prequel about the pair.
There's already some interest in a solo Jigglypuff film according to Detective Pikachu writer Dan Hernandez, who says that he's interested in Jigglypuff's singing career. His idea of Jigglypuff: A Star Is Born would feature something like a Eurovision or American Idol telling of the Normal/Fairy Pokémon and their powers, which unfortunately put people to sleep.
Jigglypuff spawned an entire generation of Millennials to scribble on each other's faces as kids well before the whole mustache trend made a comeback, and we are in desperate need of this sure-to-be hilarious Jigglypuff musical. We see a disco ball in the future.
If you haven't yet seen Detective Pikachu, there's a chance you've still seen one of the most hilarious moments in the movie being woven into a new meme that may upstage Rickrolling. We all know what it sounds like when a Pokémon says its name, but if you want to be spoiled, definitely look up Ludicolo on Youtube. You can watch an hour of this ridiculously funny sound.
Some may have found Brock's Ludicolo annoying in the anime world, and while the same word could be applied to the one in the live action movie, it's also so ridiculous that we need to see more of it.
Lickitung is already one of the goofiest Pokémon ever made, complete with a super goofy name and powers. A tongue that's over six feet in length doesn't seem like that awesome of a power, but remember: a Lickitung has defeated Ash's Pikachu and Bulbasaur, as well as Brock's Vulpix. Not only will it grab you, but it will give you a really gross rash.
In Detective Pikachu, Lickitung is even more disturbing, completely with a gooey look about him that makes him look like he should be in the next Men in Black movie instead of this one. It's so incredibly off-the-wall that we need more of it.
5 Eevee (Flareon)
The evolution of Eevee into Flareon barely gave us any time with the adorable Eevee, one of the most beloved Pokémon in existence, and we all know that we need an Eevee movie to make up for it. It doesn't even have to evolve into a Flareon; a Vaporeon or Jolteon could be just as fun, as could many of the other evolutions of Eevee.
Frankly, the Normal-type Pokémon has so many evolutions that we could spend a movie just chronicling them all. We see a How to Train Your Dragon mashup in the future with all of the evolutions of Eevee... And if a Super Smash Bros. crossover with Pokémon is on the horizon, of course Eevee will fit right in.
Dragons are all the rage right now, so what better way to celebrate Pokémon than by featuring a flame-breathing Charizard in its own movie? The popular Fire/Flying Pokémon could have amazing adventures, and of course we would love to see an itty-bitty Charmander evolve in a live action film.
Fans noticed that there wasn't a whole lot of battles between Pokémon in the movie, and while some may say that's limiting, that actually leaves a wide-open field to explore for each Pokémon, as this movie so wonderfully demonstrated. And honestly, a Mega Charizard X or a Mega Charizard Y could give us our own Pokémon Godzilla movie...
One of the cutest of all of the CGI characters in Detective Pikachu is Squirtle, the Water-type Pokémon who is also the most adorable firefighter in the world. We love how this nod to the anime made it to the movie but we must demand more Squirtle. A total of five Squirtle were in the movie, but we would love to see a film that's just about Squirtle.
We don't necessarily need a Gary Oak-like character with a Squirtle or an entire Squirtle Squad, either—a new spin on the cute turtle-like character would definitely be welcome in the universe that Rob Letterman has directed.
While Growlithe (and Arcanine) was one of the many Pokémon cameos in the film, the adorable Fire-type Pokémon definitely deserves more screen time. We love that it was made into a police dog, which is not only a nod to Officer Jenny's Growlithe from the anime series but the perfect fit for this type of universe.
A movie where Growlithe learns to be a police dog? That's perfect for this realm, and we could even follow its evolution into Arcanine throughout the solo movie. Plus, the CGI Pokémon is too cute to be limited to just this cameo role.
1 Arceus, Dialga, and Palkia
Without giving away any spoilers, the legendary Pokémon Palkia, Dialga, and Arceus from the Sinnoh Region are mentioned in Detective Pikachu. This could just be another Easter egg for fans, but it might also be a hint at a future movie to come.
These aren't just any garden variety Pokémon, but actual gods who could make for one exciting film. Palkia, the god of space, and Dialga, the god of time, have some incredible powers they could highlight in another movie, and Arceus is the god of Pokémon, the world's creator, whose story would definitely make for an interesting movie.