Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a 2019 urban fantasy mystery film directed by Rob Letterman.

Official trailers

Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 released the trailer:
POKÉMON Detective Pikachu - Destiny.

Story intro

In the Pokémon universe, Tim Goodman is a 21-year-old insurance salesman who has given up Pokémon training due to the death of his mother and the absence of his father, Harry. While hanging out with his friend Jack, Tim learns that Harry has died in a car crash while investigating a case. He travels to Ryme City, a metropolis that outlaws Pokémon fighting and pushes the bonds of humans and Pokémon alike, to collect Harry's assets. Tim also meets Lucy Stevens, a fluff columnist who wants to be a reporter and is suspicious of Harry's death, and her Psyduck. While reminiscing in his apartment, Tim encounters a deerstalker-clad Pikachu that can speak and only he can somehow understand. They are attacked by a party of Aipom under the influence of a purple gas that Tim accidentally released, but they both escape. They take shelter at a café where Pikachu reveals that he is an amnesiac detective who was Harry's police partner and that they were investigating a case together when Harry disappeared; the only clue to Pikachu's identity and Harry's whereabouts being the deerstalker hat labelled with Harry's name. They look for Lucy, who reveals that while investigating she discovered that Harry was once at Ryme Wharf, and set out to find clues. Tim and Pikachu interrogate a Mr. Mime who directs them to an illegal underground fighting arena owned by Sebastian, whose Charizard previously lost a battle to Pikachu. Sebastian demands a rematch, but Pikachu cannot remember his own moves and Sebastian gives Charizard the same mysterious gas labeled "R". While Tim attempts to save Pikachu, Sebastian accidentally releases R, causing the entire stadium to get affected alerting the authorities, but not before revealing to Tim that he got R from "the doctor."

Cast

Ryan Reynolds
Detective Pikachu, a world-class detective and exceptionally smart Pikachu whom only Tim can understand
Ryan Reynolds
Harry Goodman, Tim's missing father and as a veteran Ryme City police detective
Ikue Ōtani
Detective Pikachu's normal voice as heard by everyone other than Tim
Justice Smith
Tim Goodman, a former Pokémon trainer looking for his missing father; he is also Detective Pikachu's partner, and the only person capable of hearing him speak
Max Fincham
as a young Tim Goodman
Kathryn Newton
Lucy Stevens, a junior reporter
Bill Nighy
Howard Clifford, the disabled visionary behind Ryme City and founder of Clifford Enterprises
Ken Watanabe
Detective Hideo Yoshida, a veteran Ryme City police lieutenant and friend of Harry
Chris Geere
Roger Clifford, Howard's son and president of Clifford Enterprises
Suki Waterhouse
Ms. Norman, a disguise used by a modified shape-shifting Ditto that is Howard's accomplice
Omar Chaparro
Sebastian, a Pokémon trainer
Rita Ora
Dr. Ann Laurent, a scientist for Clifford Enterprises experimenting on Mewtwo
Karan Soni
Jack, Tim's friend
Josette Simon
"Grams", Tim's grandmother
Kadiff Kirwan
the Mayor of Ryme City
Rina Hoshino and Kotaro Watanabe
Mewtwo (voice)
Rachael Lillis
Jigglypuff (archive voice recording)

About

Principal photography began on January 15, 2018, in London, England and Denver, Colorado.

The film Pokémon Detective Pikachu was scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Entertainment (Worldwide), Toho (Japan), Tōhō and Legendary Pictures on May 3, 2019 (Japan), on May 9, 2019 (Germany) and on May 10, 2019 (United States, England).

The duration of the film is 104 minutes. With a budget of $150 million, the film grossed over $295.7 million.

The film had received a "PG" rating.

Rating

Pokémon Detective Pikachu got high rating from critics.

External links

Official website: detectivepikachumovie.com

Wikipedia: Pokémon Detective Pikachu

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