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Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (original title)
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In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

Director:

Rob Letterman

Writers:

Dan Hernandez (screenplay by), Benji Samit (screenplay by) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Detective Pikachu
Justice Smith ... Tim Goodman
Kathryn Newton ... Lucy Stevens
Bill Nighy ... Howard Clifford
Ken Watanabe ... Lieutenant Hide Yoshida
Chris Geere ... Roger Clifford
Suki Waterhouse ... Ms. Norman
Josette Simon ... Grams
Alejandro De Mesa ... Bartender
Rita Ora ... Dr. Ann Laurent
Karan Soni ... Jack
Max Fincham ... Young Tim Goodman
Simone Ashley ... Girlfriend
Edward Davis Edward Davis ... Boyfriend
Diplo ... DJ
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Storyline

The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City--a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world--they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A Doduo and a Sneasel can be seen in the grandstand. See more »

Goofs

During a scene, Psyduck made a powerful Psychic move and stopped three Greninja, it is a mistake because in the game Greninja is a Water-Dark type so it is immune to Psychic moves. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mewtwo: They're outside.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits appear in a sequence of manga/anime images of events/characters from the film. The characters mimic the artwork of lead Pokémon series designer, Ken Sugimori. See more »

Connections

Features Home Alone (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Carry On
Written by Rita Ora, Josh Cumbee, Natalie Dunn, Kygo (as Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll), Ilan Kidron and Afsheen (as Afshin Salmani)
Performed by Kygo and Rita Ora
Produced by Kygo and Afsheen
Courtesy of Palm Tree Records/RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
Rita Ora appears courtesy of Atlantic Records
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I liked it but I wanted to love it
10 May 2019 | by muamba_eats_toastSee all my reviews

I've loved Pokémon my whole life and this was the most excited about Pokemon developments since Pokemon go. Whilst there is nothing to hate about the film I couldn't describe it as more than reasonably good and mildly enjoyable where as I was hoping to be blown away throughout. Having said that I'm excited to see where the franchise goes movie wise in the future as it certainly has potential.


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Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,365,242, 12 May 2019

Gross USA:

$144,105,346

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$433,005,346
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Technical Specs

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Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Atmos | Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| DTS (DTS: X)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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