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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

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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:

Filmnegah.com [Iran] | Official Site | See more »

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:

$102,822,622, 23 May 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$312,617,729, 22 May 2019
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

At the time of production, there were over 800 Pokémon. It is reported that Detective Pikachu will only feature a little over 60 Pokémon. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the movie, when we see Tim trying to catch the Cubone, he doesn't understand that the Pokemon is about to escape the ball, catching him off guard. But he really shouldn't have been surprised, since he once was a Pokemon Trainer, which was later revealed when we were shown to his room. See more »

Quotes

Detective Pikachu: Should I talk about the fact that your childhood bed is a Pikachu bed?
Tim Goodman: It's a coincidence.
Detective Pikachu: I've never been so flattered and creeped out at the same time.
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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

ELECTRICITY
Written by Mandy Sekiguchi (as Mandy), Shûhei Nogae (as Sway), Kan Takagi, Verbal, Lil Uzi Vert (as Symere Woods), Pharrell Williams and Zero
Performed by HONEST BOYZ feat. Lil Uzi Vert
Produced by Pharrell Williams
HONEST BOYZ appears courtesy of LDH MUSIC
Lil Uzi Vert appears courtesy of Generation Now/Atlantic Records
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This movie is literally what my 10-year old self was dreaming of when Pkmn first came out
9 May 2019 | by ZidaneASee all my reviews

I'm not really a fan of CGI heavy action-flicks like this (Marvel etc), but I wanted to watch this movie for the pure nostalgia. As a kid I used to fantasize about a well made live action Pokémon movie and I thought it was never going to be made, so I entered the cinema trying to go back to the head-space of 10-year~ old me. and boy was I surprised! What I wanted most out of this movie was to see an overabundance of Pokémon everywhere just fighting and doing Pokémon-stuff. And this is exactly what this movie did. I think they re-used the same Pokémons and even models a bit too much but that's a very minor critique. This movie stayed true to the Pokémon franchise very few (if any) other video game adaptations has done. I do have to note that it feels like a huge homage to everyone who grew up with Pokémon, and I'm not sure how the younger generation would think of it. But I sure hope they keep doing them.

The biggest downfall of this movie was honestly the story and plot. I didn't really care for it at all and sometimes during the more plot-heavy moments I got a bit bored while waiting for the next "Pokémon-thing" to happen. I'm still giving it a 10/10 just for surprising the **** out of me! Woho!


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