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Detective Pikachu
名探偵ピカチュウ Great Detective Pikachu
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Japan 2019
United States May 10, 2019
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POKÉMON Detective Pikachu (Japanese: 名探偵ピカチュウ Great Detective Pikachu) is an upcoming live-action Pokémon movie focusing on the character Detective Pikachu, who was first introduced in the Nintendo 3DS game of the same name. It will be released in North American theaters on May 10, 2019. The film will be produced by Legendary Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros. outside of Japan and China and by Toho in Japan.

The movie was first revealed in July 2016. Filming took place in London from January to May 2018. The logo and title for were revealed during the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Championships on August 24, 2018.

Directed by Rob Letterman, Detective Pikachu will be the first live-action film in the Pokémon franchise, in addition to CGI-animated Pokémon. The movie features Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu, Justice Smith as Tim Goodman, and Kathryn Newton as Lucy Stevens.

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After his father, Harry Goodman, disappears in a past automobile accident, Tim Goodman travels to Ryme City to look for clues, along with meeting gruff, talkative Detective Pikachu who was partners with Tim's father and team up with each other to search for him, along with solving other unsolved mysteries across Ryme City.

Featured Pokémon






Detective Pikachu Ryan Reynolds (voice) Great Detective Pikachu 名探偵ピカチュウ
Tim Goodman Justice Smith Tim Goodman ティム・グッドマン
Lucy Stevens Kathryn Newton
Detective Yoshida Ken Watanabe
Unknown Bill Nighy
Unknown Chris Geere
Unknown Suki Waterhouse
Unknown Rita Ora
Unknown Omar Chaparro


Detective Pikachu
名探偵ピカチュウ Great Detective Pikachu
  • Alexandra Mendes
Director of photography
Production designer
  • Nigel Phelps
Costume designer
  • Suzie Harman
Visual effects
Executive producers


  • The rights to distribute the film outside Japan were initially won by Universal Pictures; however, the rights were eventually taken over by Warner Bros., a distributor of previous Pokémon films.

In other languages

External links

Bulbanews has multiple articles related to this subject:

Project Anime logo.png This movie article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.