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Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

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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.

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Rob Letterman

Writers:

Dan Hernandez (screenplay by), Benji Samit (screenplay by) | 11 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 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 ... 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Japan | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokemon See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,365,242, 12 May 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,217,729, 22 May 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$290,495,005, 19 May 2019
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Justice Smith was the first person confirmed to be a part of this movie. Smith's character in Paper Towns (2015) sang the Pokémon theme song in a strip mall scene, after Smith and his co-star, Halston Sage, suggested it. See more »

Goofs

Tim Goodman doesn't realise that Pikachu has the same voice as his dad. See more »

Quotes

Detective Pikachu: [from trailer] They try to talk to me all the time, but all they hear is "Pika-pika!"
Tim Goodman: [to a person's girlfriend, asking if she can understand Pikachu speaking] You can hear him... right?
Detective Pikachu: [in his Pokemon voice] Pika-pika!
Girlfriend: [to Pikachu] Yeah, pika-pika-pika! He's adorable!
Detective Pikachu: [to the girlfriend] *You're* adorable!
[pause, knowing that only Tim can understand him]
Detective Pikachu: They can't understand me, kid.
Tim Goodman: [exasperated, knowing that no one can understand Pikachu] Can no-one else hear him?
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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

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Emma Thompson/Jonas Brothers (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

PAYIN NO MIND
Written by Glenn Crytzer (as Glenn Paul Crytzer)
Performed by Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators
Courtesy of The Music Playground
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Detective Pikachu, I Was Really Disappointed ( Score 5.9/10 ⭐ )
11 May 2019 | by ymyusedaSee all my reviews

First of all, i was pretty excited to watch this movie. After i watched the movie, i'm so disappointed. I don't understand the hype that this movie has been receiving and i surely don't understand the reviews praising it. Good effect but very lousy story. Nevertheless, they were still entertaining. Go watch it, if you're a hardcore fan of pokemon. Pikaa Pikaaa !!!


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