It was only last week we heard that the bidding for the movie rights of the fabled Pok√©mon franchise were heating up again thanks to the runaway success of Pok√©mon Go‚ÄĒbut now we have confirmation: Legendary is teaming up with The Pok√©mon Company to make a live-action movie... but not the one you were expecting.

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Deadline reports that the deal between the studio and The Pok√©mon Company‚ÄĒpartially owned by gaming giant Nintendo and shepherd of the franchise across its decades of history‚ÄĒwill kick off with a feature film franchise based on neither the classic roleplaying games or the augmented reality shenanigans of Go, but instead Detective Pikachu.

First revealed to the world in a handheld game released in Japan earlier this year, Detective Pikachu is no ordinary Pokémon, but a Pikachu that can communicate with humans (and he wore a cute as hell deerstalker). In the game, which has yet to be released outside of Japan, Pikachu teams up with a young boy named Tim to solve crimes and hunt down Tim’s missing father. Aside from investigating crimes, Pikachu drinks coffee and flirts with women.

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Yeah, it‚Äôs weird. And now, it‚Äôs gonna be your first live-action Pok√©mon movie. No further details were announced, but production on the film‚ÄĒbeing distributed by Universal‚ÄĒis set to begin next year.