Great Detective Pikachu ~Birth of a New Duo~

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Great 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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Basic info
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Category: Cinematic adventure
Players: 1
Connectivity: None
Developer: Creatures, Inc.
Publisher: Nintendo/The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation VI spin-off
Release dates
Japan: February 3, 2016
North America: N/A
Australia: N/A
Europe: N/A
South Korea: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: Official site
English: N/A
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(Japanese: 名探偵ピカチュウ ~コンビ誕生 Great Detective Pikachu ~Birth of a New Duo~) is a spin-off Pokémon game for the Nintendo 3DS. It was released in Japan on February 3, 2016 on the Nintendo eShop.

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.

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.


A boy named Tim Goodman (Japanese: ティム・グッドマン) comes to Rhyme 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.


  • Tim Goodman (Japanese: ティム・グッドマン)
  • Great Detective Pikachu (Japanese: 名探偵ピカチュウ), a bossy, easily infatuated, coffee-loving, bipedal detective
  • Harry Goodman, Tim's father
  • Mike Baker (Japanese: マイク・ベイカー), director of the detective office
  • Amanda Blackstone (Japanese: アマンダ・ブラックストーン), assistant of the detective office
  • Emilia Christie (Japanese: エミリア・クリスティー), rookie assistant director of the TV station
  • Meiko Okamoto (Japanese: メイコ・オカモト), energetic TV director
  • Pablo Millan (Japanese: パブロ・ミラン), master of High-Hat Café (Japanese: ハイハットカフェ)


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


Detective Pikachu Detective Pikachu Tōru Ōkawa 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




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  • In the United States copyright filings for the games, the title of the game is translated as Detective Pikachu.

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