The first Pokémon Detective Pikachu trailer has hit, and it brings a surprise that we didn’t expect – Pikachu is furry!

We guess it kind of makes sense, but we’d never ever considered before that the little yellow fellow might possess hair. He just always looked kind of smooth – much like a severely mutant member of the Simpson family that may or may not have been secreted away in their attic.

Getting over the fuzzy bombshell – OMG, Pikachu is hairy! – OK, NOW we’re getting over it, the trailer is otherwise pretty much what we expected, in that it features Ryan Reynolds Deadpooling it up (but more politely) as the voice of the Pokémon universe ambassador.

Set in Ryme City – where humans and Pokémon co-exist peacefully – the story begins when private eye Harry Goodman goes missing. This prompts his 21-year-old son Tim to work out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu. Finding that they’re actually able to undertand each other – most humans just hear, “Pika! Pika!”, apparently – the pair join forces to hunt down clues and hopefully solve the mystery.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu is set for an Australian cinema release on May 10, 2019.