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Detective Pikachu poster


Year: 2019
Original Title: Detective Pikachu
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Studios: Legendary Pictures
Distributor: Universal Pictures
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: May 17 2019

United States: May 17 2019


Ranking: 33 out of 14,947 movies (up 30)


Based on the Nintendo DS of the same name, 'Detective Pikachu', will be the first live action movie of the famous Pokémon franchise. In this case we will see a very different Pikachu because he has the ability to speak. He will become a detective in order to resolve the most complicated cases we can think of, putting together the different puzzle pieces and overcoming the challenges that lie ahead on this adventure. Along with him (portrayed by the actor Ryan Reynolds), the film will star Justice Smith ('The Get Down'), the director Rob Letterman ('Monsters vs Aliens', 'Goosebumps') and the script will be written by Alex Hirsch ('Gravity Falls') and Nicole Perlman ('Guardians of the Galaxy').


Cast Detective Pikachu



Trivia Detective Pikachu

It has been said that the huge success of the Pokemon GO mobile game was the reason why the franchise was allowed to become a live action movie. A petition was made to have Danny DeVito to voice Pikachu.