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. He travels to Ryme City - a metropolis where humans and Pokémon live together as equals - to collect Harry's assets following his apparent death in a car crash. In Harry's apartment, Tim encounters a deerstalker-clad Pikachu that can speak and only he can somehow understand; the pair then escape from an attack by a party of Aipom under the influence of an "R"-labeled purple gas that Tim accidentally released upon inspection. 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. They look for Lucy Stevens, a fluff columnist and aspiring reporter suspicious of Harry's death, who Tim had previously encountered. She leads Tim and Pikachu to Ryme Wharf and, after interrogating a Mr. Mime there, are directed to an illegal Pokemon fighting arena owned by Sebastian. He demands a rematch with Pikachu, who previously defeated Sebastian's Charizard. However, after Sebastian gives Charizard a dose of the R gas, Tim attempts to save Pikachu during the rematch. Sebastian then mishandles the R gas and accidentally releases it into the stadium, causing havoc. Sebastian tells Tim that he got the R gas from "the doctor". After confronting police lieutenant Hideo Yoshida about Harry's apparent death and the possibility of his survival, Tim and Pikachu are brought before Ryme City's benefactor Howard Clifford by her bodyguard Ms. Norman, who reveals to Tim that Harry indeed survived his car crash, which was caused by an attack from a recently escaped Mewtwo, which took him away and left Pikachu with amnesia. Howard warns them of his son, Roger, who he claims is in de facto control of his company and the city. Tim and Pikachu recruit Lucy and her Psyduck on an expedition to the lab facility Harry was investigating, where they learn Sebastian's "doctor" was a researcher aided by Harry, who had been experimenting on Mewtwo, recaptured after escaping 20 years earlier. They are soon attacked by several Greninja who chase them out of the building, but are fended off by Psyduck. They then escape a field of colossal Torterra, but Pikachu is gravely injured. Tim manages to communicate with a Bulbasaur and takes Pikachu to a clearing in the forest where they are greeted by Mewtwo, who heals Pikachu and restores some of his memories, which show that he was the one who released Mewtwo from the lab. Mewtwo attempts to reveal its intent, but is captured by Roger. Thinking that he betrayed Harry to a vengeful Mewtwo, Pikachu leaves Tim while the others return to Ryme City to warn Howard. Pikachu comes across the area where Harry's car crash occurred, and finds evidence that the Greninja attacked Harry, not Mewtwo.

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
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
Suki Waterhouse
Ms. Norman/Ditto, Howard's genetically-modifed Ditto
Chris Geere
Roger Clifford, Howard's son and president of Clifford Enterprises
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 on May 3, 2019 (Japan), on May 9, 2019 (Germany) and on May 10, 2019 (United States, England) by Warner Bros. Pictures (Worldwide), Toho (Japan), Tōhō and Legendary Pictures.

The duration of the film is 104 minutes. With a budget of $150 million, the film grossed over $429.4 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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