"Pokémon Detective Pikachu" is a 2019 mystery film directed by Rob Letterman.
The starring cast includes Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu, Justice Smith as Tim Goodman, Kathryn Newton as Lucy Stevens, Suki Waterhouse as Ms. Norman, Omar Chaparro as Sebastian, Chris Geere as Roger Clifford, Ken Watanabe as Detective Hideo Yoshida, Bill Nighy as Howard Clifford, Max Fincham as Young Tim Goodman, Rita Ora as Dr. Ann Laurent and others.

Here are "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie?

Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 released the trailer for "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" you can watch here:
POK√ČMON Detective Pikachu - Destiny.

Plot summary

What is Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" movie plot summary.

In the Pok√©mon universe, Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) is a 21-year-old insurance adjuster who gave up his dream of being a Pok√©mon trainer following the death of his mother and his estrangement from his father Harry, a police detective. Tim is contacted by the police of Ryme City, a city where humans and Pok√©mon live together in harmony and Pok√©mon battles are illegal. He is informed by Harry's friend, Detective Hideo Yoshida (Ken Watanabe), that Harry was killed in a car accident. Tim goes to Harry's apartment to sort things out and meets Harry's police partner, a deerstalker-clad amnesiac talking Pikachu (Ikue √Ētani) whom only Tim can understand; all others simply hear him say "Pika-Pika." Tim accidentally releases a mysterious purple gas, "R," from a vial he finds in Harry's office; they are then attacked by a party of Aipom who became rabid under the gas's influence.
The pair escape and Pikachu explains that after losing his memory following the crash, he believes that Harry also survived the crash as the police never found his body. They meet an informant of Harry's, a Mr. Mime who directs them to an illegal underground Pokémon battle arena. The arena's owner, Sebastian (Omar Chaparro), recognizes Pikachu as the Pokémon who injured his Charizard in a previous battle and demands a rematch. He doses Charizard with R, stirring him 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 jacket, sending the arena's Pokémon into a frenzy. The arena is raided by police and Tim is brought to Yoshida, who reveals footage of Harry's crash, explaining that it is impossible for Harry to have survived.


Who plays who in the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Ryan Reynolds  as Detective Pikachu a world-class detective and exceptionally intelligent talking Pikachu whom only Tim can understand
Justice Smith  as Tim Goodman a former aspiring Pok√©mon trainer and insurance agent looking for his missing father
Kathryn Newton  as Lucy Stevens a junior reporter
Suki Waterhouse  as Ms. Norman/Ditto Howard's genetically-modified Ditto
Omar Chaparro  as Sebastian a Pok√©mon trainer
Chris Geere  as Roger Clifford
Ken Watanabe  as Detective Hideo Yoshida a veteran Ryme City police lieutenant and friend of Harry
Bill Nighy  as Howard Clifford Roger's father and the disabled visionary behind Ryme City and founder of Clifford Industries
Max Fincham  as Young Tim Goodman
Rita Ora  as Dr. Ann Laurent a scientist for Clifford Enterprises experimenting on Mewtwo
Karan Soni  as Jack Tim's friend
Josette Simon  as "Grams" Tim's grandmother
Rina Hoshino  as Mewtwo a man-made Pok√©mon that was targeted by Howard Clifford for its abilities
Kotaro Watanabe  as Mewtwo a man-made Pok√©mon that was targeted by Howard Clifford for its abilities
Alejandro De Mesa  as Bartender
Simone Ashley  as Girlfriend
Edward Davis  as Boyfriend
Diplo  as DJ
Ben Fox  as Lead Cop
Kadiff Kirwan  as Mayor
Ryoma Takeuchi  as Male Pok√©mon Trainer
Ikue √Ētani  as Pikachu

Release date

When is Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie release date?

"Pok√©mon Detective Pikachu" movie release date was scheduled to be on May 3, 2019 (Japan), on May 9, 2019 (Germany, Hungary) and on May 10, 2019 (United States, England) distributing by Warner Bros. Pictures (Worldwide), Toho (Japan), TŇćhŇć, Legendary Pictures, ACME, Alexandra Films, Blitz Film & Video Distribution, CJ CGV Viet Nam, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), HKC Entertainment, Huaxia Film Distribution, InterCom, Karo Premiere, Kinomania, NOS Audiovisuais, SF Film Finland, SF Norge A/S, Svensk Filmindustri (SF), Tanweer Alliances, Times Media Films, Toho-Towa, Warner Bros. F.E., Warner Bros. Singapore, Cartoon Network, HBO Family, HBO Latin America, HBO Max, Legendary East, Megogo, NBCUniversal Entertainment, TNT, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.


What are Pokémon Detective Pikachu filming details?

The duration of the film is 104 minutes. With a budget of $150 million, the film grossed over $433.9 million.

"Pokémon Detective Pikachu" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.

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


What are critics and audiences saying about Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie?

"Pokémon Detective Pikachu" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 68/100.

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