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 adjuster who gave up his dream of being a Pokémon trainer following the death of his mother and becoming estranged from his father Harry Goodman. Tim is contacted by the police of Ryme City, a city where humans and Pokémon live together in peace and catching and battling Pokémon is outlawed. He's told his father has died in a car accident. While visiting through Harry's apartment, Tim meets a deerstalker-clad Pikachu that is able to talk to Tim and be understood by him. They are attacked by a party of Aipom under the influence of a purple gas that Tim accidentally released, but escape. At a café, Pikachu explains he has amnesia and his only clue to his identity are Harry's name and address on his hat, leading him to believe he was Harry's partner. Because Pikachu survived the car crash, he surmises Harry also survived. Tim shows the gas vial to aspiring journalist Lucy Stevens and she directs him to Ryme Wharf. They meet an informant of Harry's, a Mr. Mime who directs them to an illegal Pokémon battle arena. The arena's owner Sebastian recognizes Pikachu, who had injured his Charizard in a previous battle, and demands a rematch. Sebastian doses Charizard with the purple gas, stirring it into a violent rage, and Pikachu is unable to summon his electrical powers to fight back. While attempting to save Pikachu, Tim knocks Sebastian over and breaks several gas vials in his clothing, sending the arena's Pokémon into a frenzy. The arena is raided by the police and lieutenant Hideo Yoshida shows Tim security camera footage of Harry's accident to convince him Harry could not have survived.


Ryan Reynolds
Detective Pikachu, a world-class detective and exceptionally smart talking Pikachu whom only Tim can understand
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
Kathryn Newton
Lucy Stevens, a junior reporter
Suki Waterhouse
Ms. Norman/Ditto, Howard's genetically-modified Ditto
Omar Chaparro
Sebastian, a Pokémon trainer
Chris Geere
Roger Clifford, Howard's son and president of Clifford Enterprises
Ken Watanabe
Lieutenant Hide Yoshida
Bill Nighy
Howard Clifford, the disabled visionary behind Ryme City and founder of Clifford Enterprises
Max Fincham
Young Tim Goodman
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
Alejandro De Mesa
Simone Ashley
Edward Davis
Ben Fox
Lead Cop
Ryoma Takeuchi
Male Pokémon Trainer
Rina Hoshino
Mewtwo (voice)
Kotaro Watanabe
Mewtwo (voice)
Ikue Ôtani
Pikachu (voice)


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), Legendary Pictures, ACME, Alexandra Films, Blitz, CJ CGV Viet Nam, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), InterCom, Karo Premiere, Kinomania, NOS Audiovisuais, SF Film Finland, Tanweer Alliances, Toho-Towa, Warner Bros. F.E., HBO Max, Legendary East, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.

The duration of the film is 104 minutes. With a budget of $150 million, the film grossed over $431.7 million.

The film had received a "PG" rating.


Pokémon Detective Pikachu got high rating from critics.

External links

Official website: warnerbros.com/movies/pokemon-detective-pikachu

IMDB: Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Wikipedia: Detective Pikachu (film)

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