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

It has been said that the huge success of the Pokémon GO mobile game was the reason why the franchise was allowed to become a live action movie. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, Tim makes mention of Aipoms. In another scene, Pikachu says something about being attacked by Greninjas. The screenwriters of the film apparently didn't know that the plural form of a Pokemon is the same as the singular form; you don't need to put an "s" on the end of the species name to make it plural. 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 »


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 give it a 6
16 June 2019 | by dynu95See all my reviews

I give it a 6 just for Ryan Renolds an for pokemons which look very nice. But, overall the movie is very stupid. It is sad they had such a great background and they could't produce a cool movie.


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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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Sound Mix:

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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