Detective Pikachu (2019)

A loose adaptation of the video game of the same name, Detective Pikachu follows former Pokémon trainer Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) and Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) as they set out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of Tim's father, Harry. Tim's investigation takes him and Detective Pikachu into the heart of a conspiracy that threatens to shake their native Ryme City - and the entire Pokémon world - to its very foundation.

Detective Pikachu

Rob Letterman
Release Date
May 10, 2019
Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures
Ryan Reynolds , Suki Waterhouse , Bill Nighy , Chris Geere , Omar Chaparro , Ken Watanabe , Kadiff Kirwan , Justice Smith , Kathryn Newton , Rita Ora , Bernardo Santos
Rob Letterman , Nicole Perlman
104 minutes


In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective. This is a live-action film set within the Pokémon franchise, which has been popular since the 1990s. There previously have been several animated movies based on the property. Detective Pikachu entered development in 2016, shortly after mobile game Pokémon Go became a sensation. Director Rob Letterman signed on to helm in November of that year and the cast rounded into shape during 2017. The film started principal photography in January 2018 and ran until May of that year. Want to know more about Detective Pikachu? Watch the Detective Pikachu Trailer


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