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MPAA Rated PG for action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements.

Sex & Nudity

  • Pikachu mentions "nipples" at one point.
  • Detective Pikachu is excited to invite someone over to his apartment, and then clarifies that he's "not that kind of Pokémon," which is a a crude innuendo, but one which will go over kids' heads.

Violence & Gore


  • The word "hell" is used twice in the film.
  • Damn is used once in the movie and hell is used twice.
  • "Damn" is uttered once in the entire movie.
  • A character mutters "Oh sh--" before cutting himself off.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • One mild reference to doing drugs
  • Pokémon who drank unidentified gas lose their temper and become violent.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Charizard might be a bit scary to some viewers.
  • One jumpscare during a investigation scene


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • Tim(Justice Smith) tries to impress Lucy(Kathryn Newton) with "Well, I'm actually pretty good at being alone in the dark~" While Pikachu(Ryan Reynolds) and Psyduck watch and Pikachu says "Oh that did not land right at all......." Done for laughs.


  • 2 Religious Exclamations are used by Pikachu

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Multiple instances of a drug like substance that makes the Pokémon become wild and dangerous, might be frightening to younger viewers
  • The villain uses serum R to make the Pokémon act savagely and harm others.
  • One Pokémon shape-shifts into other Pokémon and humans. In both cases, it has beady black eyes that are disturbing on Pokémon, and far more so on humans.

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