Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

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In a world where people collect pocket monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.


Rob Letterman


Nicole Perlman (screenplay), Rob Letterman (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Status: Post-production | See complete list of  »
Updated: 25 April 2018
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Ryan Reynolds ... Detective Pikachu (voice)
Suki Waterhouse
Bill Nighy
Kathryn Newton ... Lucy
Rita Ora
Chris Geere
Ken Watanabe ... Detective Yoshida
Justice Smith ... Tim Goodman
Karan Soni ... Jack
Priyanga Burford ... Passenger
Jordan Long ... Driver
Bern Collaço ... CNM Reporter
Kadiff Kirwan ... Mayor
Omar Chaparro ... Sebastian
Bernardo Santos ... RCPD Police Officer


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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Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


In April 2016, live action movie rights to Pokemon was announced by The Hollywood Reporter as being bid upon through a top-secret auction started by The Pokemon Company, the three front-runners were Legendary Entertainment, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures.

On July 20, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter published an article stating that Legendary Entertainment won the auction for the live action movie rights to Pokemon and that both Legendary Entertainment and The Pokemon Company announced that they will be launching the first live action movie franchise for Pokemon and that the first movie will feature the Detective Pikachu character and that the movie will be fast-tracked to start production in 2017. See more »


Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Coyote vs. Norm (2018) See more »

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