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Year: 2019
Original Title: Detective Pikachu
Length: 104 minutes
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Studios: Legendary Pictures, Toho Company
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Age rating: Parental guidance
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: May 10 2019

United States: May 10 2019


Ranking: 171 out of 16,374 movies (up 525)


7.8 by 28 users

7.0 by Movie'n'co

5.6 by 5 media


When renowned detective Harry Goodman goes missing from Ryme City, a hotspot for human/Pokemón cohabitation, under suspicious circumstances, his 21-year-old son, Tim (Justice Smith, 'The Get Down'), sets out to find him and bring him home. Tim is no stranger to loss, having given up Pokemón training following the death of his mother and disappearance of his father. Insistent upon helping with the investigation is Harry's partner-in-crime, Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds, 'Deadpool'), whom Harry is surprised to discover he can communicate with perfectly. The search for Tim's dad leads them on a whirlwind investigation involving the legendary Pokemón Mewtoo, yet hanging over their search is the pressure they know they'll face when the leader of Ryme City, Howard Clifford (Bill Nighy, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest'), passes the baton on to his far less tolerant son, Roger (Chris Geere, 'You're the Worst'). Aided by young and determined journalist Lucy Stevens (Kathryn Newton, 'Big Little Lies'), Tim and Detective Pikachu set out to discover the truth behind Harry Goodman's disappearance. 'Detective Pikachu' delves into the world of Pokemón in this family-friendly adventure directed by Rob Letterman ('Monsters vs Aliens').


Cast Detective Pikachu

Justice Smith

Justice Smith

Tim Goodman

Ken Watanabe

Ken Watanabe

Detective Yoshida

Bill Nighy

Bill Nighy

Howard Clifford

Suki Waterhouse

Suki Waterhouse

Mrs. Norman



Trivia Detective Pikachu

'Pokémon: Detective Pikachu' trailer hits 1 million likes in the official Warner Bros Youtube channel, which was the first trailer to reach this milestone in the channel's history. In fact, the first trailer for the movie was viewed 100 million times in the first 24 hours on all the social media platforms. 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.