Detective Pikachu (game)

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Detective Pikachu – Birth of a New Duo
名探偵ピカチュウ ~新コンビ誕生~
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Detective Pikachu – Birth of a New Duo Japanese logo
Detective Pikachu
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North American box art of Detective Pikachu
Basic info
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Category: Action-adventure
Players: 1
Connectivity: None
Developer: Creatures, Inc.
Publisher: Nintendo/The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation VI and VII spin-off
Release dates
Japan: February 3, 2016 (Birth of a New Duo)
March 23, 2018 (full version)
North America: March 23, 2018
Australia: March 24, 2018
Europe: March 23, 2018
South Korea: N/A
Hong Kong: March 23, 2018
Taiwan: March 23, 2018
Japanese: Official site
English: Official site
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Japanese box art of Detective Pikachu
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Detective Pikachu (Japanese: 名探偵ピカチュウ Great Detective Pikachu) is a spin-off Pokémon game for the Nintendo 3DS. It will be released in Japan, North America, Europe, Hong Kong, and Taiwan on March 23, 2018, and in Australia on March 24, 2018. All copies of the game can be played with Japanese or English voice acting and subtitles in eight languages: Japanese, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

It is an expanded version of the original Detective Pikachu – Birth of a New Duo (Japanese: 名探偵ピカチュウ ~コンビ誕生 Great Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo), which was released exclusively in Japan on February 3, 2016 on the Nintendo eShop. From January 27, 2016 to February 29, 2016, the game could be purchased in Japan for ¥1,200, instead of the normal price of ¥1,500. Players who purchased Birth of a New Duo will be able to receive a ¥1,500 discount on the full Detective Pikachu game until April 22, 2018. The game was removed from the eShop on January 12, 2018, just before the announcement of the full version. A special demo version will be released in early March 2018 for free on the Nintendo eShop that allows players to begin playing the game and later transfer their progress to the final game.

The game was initially revealed in an NHK Professional: Shigoto no Ryuugi documentary featuring Tsunekazu Ishihara aired on October 28, 2013. A trademark was later found for 「名探偵ピカチュウ」 Great Detective Pikachu that was filed in Japan on October 11, 2013. It was officially announced on January 26, 2016. On January 12, 2018, the full version of the game was announced, including an international release. A movie featuring the character, also titled Detective Pikachu, will also be released in 2019.


A boy named Tim Goodman comes to Ryme City (Japanese: ライムシティ) and meets a bossy, easily infatuated, coffee-loving, talking Pikachu detective.


Tim and Pikachu collect testimony and evidence, cooperating to reason through mysteries.



Main article: Staff of Great Detective Pikachu ~Birth of a New Duo~


Detective Pikachu Great Detective Pikachu Tōru Ōkawa 名探偵ピカチュウ 大川透
Tim Goodman Tim Goodman Yūma Uchida ティム・グッドマン 内田雄馬
Emilia Christie Emilia Christie Risa Shimizu エミリア・クリスティー 清水理沙
Dorothy Fisher Dorothy Fisher Atsuko Tanaka ドロシー・フィッシャー 田中敦子
Carlos Hernando Carlos Hernando Tsuguo Mogami カルロス・エルナンド 最上嗣生
Frederick Hartfield Frederick Hartfield Tomohiro Waki フレデリック・ハートフィールド 脇知弘
Wallace Carroll Wallace Carroll Kōki Uchiyama ウォーレス・キャロル 内山昂輝
Meiko Okamoto Meiko Okamoto Rei Shimoda メイコ・オカモト 下田レイ
Rita Partridge Rita Partridge Ai Kayano リタ・パートリッジ 茅野愛衣
Nina O'Hara Nina O'Hara Miyuki Kobori ニーナ・オハラ 小堀幸
Mike Baker Mike Baker Yōsuke Akimoto マイク・ベイカー 秋元羊介
Frank Holiday Frank Holiday Katsuhisa Hōki フランク・ホリデイ 宝亀克寿
Pablo Millan Pablo Millan Kunpei Sakamoto パブロ・ミラン 坂本くんぺい
Amanda Blackstone Amanda Blackstone Yuka Hirose アマンダ・ブラックストーン 広瀬有香
Brad McMaster Brad McMaster Kenji Hamada ブラッド・マクマスター 浜田賢二
Roger Clifford Roger Clifford Hiroki Tōchi ロジャー・クリフォード 東地宏樹
Ethan Graham Ethan Graham Michio Hazama イーサン・グレアム 羽佐間道夫
Mewtwo Mewtwo Tōru Furuya ミュウツー 古谷徹







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In other languages

Detective Pikachu

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 名偵探皮卡丘 Mìhngjīngtaam Pikachu
Mandarin 名偵探皮卡丘 / 名侦探皮卡丘 Míngzhēntàn Píkǎqiū
France Flag.png French Détective Pikachu
Germany Flag.png German Meisterdetektiv Pikachu
Italy Flag.png Italian Detective Pikachu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu – Birth of a New Duo

Language Title
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Detective Pikachu – de geboorte van een nieuw duo
France Flag.png French Détective Pikachu : la naissance d’un nouveau duo
Germany Flag.png German Meisterdetektiv Pikachu – Die Geburt eines neuen Duos
Italy Flag.png Italian Detective Pikachu - La nascita di un nuovo duo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Detective Pikachu: un dúo sin par

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