The internet wants Danny DeVito to voice Detective Pikachu

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Earlier this week, The Pokémon Company announced the latest game in its 20-year pocket monster franchise, a detective game for the 3DS, set in Boston, featuring a wise-cracking, hard-boiled Pikachu detective.

Detective Pikachu is exactly what kind of game it sounds like. You play as a trainer partnered with a Pikachu who likes to get his Sherlock on every now and then.

Currently, the game has only been announced for Japan, but Poké-fans are all but certain that the title will eventually make its way West. In preparation for the eventual translation, people have begun to wonder who would voice the game's titular Pikachu who, unlike the series' Pikachu voiced by Ikue Otani, has a much deeper, gruffer, masculine voice.


The consensus? Danny DeVito.

You can tell from the game's footage that Detective Pikachu is definitely male and you can hear that his voice is a far-cry from the typical soft tones associated with the electrified mouse.


In the game's trailer, Pikachu even goes so far as to use Leer on a female trainer passing by. He would, in short, be the perfect match for DeVito.

Currently, over 22,000 people have signed a petition asking The Pokémon Company to consider their suggestion, but neither Nintendo nor TPC have yet to respond.