Detective Pikachu Returns

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Detective Pikachu Returns
帰ってきた 名探偵ピカチュウ
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English logo of Detective Pikachu Returns
Basic info
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Category: Action-adventure
Players: 1
Connectivity: None
Developer: Creatures, Inc.
Publisher: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation IX spin-off
Release dates
Japan: October 6, 2023
North America: October 6, 2023
Australia: October 6, 2023
Europe: October 6, 2023
South Korea: October 6, 2023
Hong Kong: October 6, 2023
Taiwan: October 6, 2023
Japanese: Official site
English: Official site
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Japanese logo of Detective Pikachu Returns

Detective Pikachu Returns (Japanese: 帰ってきた 名探偵ピカチュウ The Return of Detective Pikachu) is a spin-off Pokémon game for the Nintendo Switch and sequel to 2018's Detective Pikachu. The game was originally announced at the May 2019 Pokémon Press Conference,[1] going over four years without any concrete information about the game outside of interviews with Creatures Inc. staff in both 2022[2] and 2023[3] where it still did not have an official name, only being known as a "Detective Pikachu sequel".

On June 21, 2023, the first trailer, name, and release date were revealed during a Nintendo Direct. It is due to be released worldwide on October 6, 2023.



Discover the origin of the great detective Pikachu! Partner with the tough-talking, coffee-loving Pikachu, who calls himself a great detective, to unravel multiple mysteries across Ryme City. With the help of many other Pokémon, Tim Goodman and his talkative Pikachu partner work together to solve a series of mysterious incidents in this cinematic adventure game.






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In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 名偵探皮卡丘 閃電回歸 Mìhngjīngtaam Pikachu Símdihn Wùigwāi
Mandarin 名偵探皮卡丘 閃電回歸 / 名侦探皮卡丘 闪电回归 Míngzhēntàn Píkǎqiū Shǎndiàn Huíguī
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Detective Pikachu Returns
French Canada Flag.png Canada Detective Pikachu Returns
France Flag.png Europe Le retour de Détective Pikachu
Germany Flag.png German Meisterdetektiv Pikachu kehrt zurück
Italy Flag.png Italian Detective Pikachu: il ritorno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 돌아온 명탐정 피카츄 Dor-aon Myeongtamjeong Pikachu
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Detective Pikachu Returns
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Detective Pikachu Returns
Spain Flag.png Spain Detective Pikachu: El regreso


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