Detective Pikachu (movie)

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Detective Pikachu
名探偵ピカチュウ Great Detective Pikachu
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Premiere
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, where it will be distributed by Toho and Legendary East, respectively.

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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Blurb

The story begins when ace private eye 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.

Plot

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

Featured Pokémon

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Cast

Cast
Detective Pikachu Ryan Reynolds (voice)
Tim Goodman Justice Smith
Lucy Stevens Kathryn Newton
Lt. Yoshida Ken Watanabe
Harry Goodman Paul Kitson
Jack Karan Soni
Sebastian Omar Chaparro
Unknown Bill Nighy
Unknown Chris Geere
Unknown Suki Waterhouse
Unknown Rita Ora

Staff

Detective Pikachu
名探偵ピカチュウ Great Detective Pikachu
Director
Producers
Co-producer
  • Alexandra Mendes
Screenplay
Director of photography
Production designer
  • Nigel Phelps
Editor
Costume designer
  • Suzie Harman
Visual effects
Executive producers
Music

Release

Date Locations
May 8, 2019 France, Netherlands, Switzerland (French dub)
May 9, 2019 Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Switzerland (German dub), Thailand
May 10, 2019 New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States
May 11, 2019 Canada
May 15, 2019 Belgium
May 16, 2019 Greece, Russia
May 2019 Argentina, India, Latin America, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan
June 2019 Spain
Spring 2019 Finland
Summer 2019 Denmark, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Middle East, Norway, Poland
2019 Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Vietnam
N/A Mainland China

Trivia

  • 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.
  • The Jigglypuff shown in the coffee place wielding a microphone/marker is a reference to the Jigglypuff in the Pokémon anime.
  • The Greninja use water swords just like the one in Super Smash Bros. does.

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External links

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