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Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

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In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

Director:

Rob Letterman

Writers:

Dan Hernandez (screenplay by), Benji Samit (screenplay by) | 11 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Detective Pikachu
Justice Smith ... Tim Goodman
Kathryn Newton ... Lucy Stevens
Bill Nighy ... Howard Clifford
Ken Watanabe ... Lieutenant Hide Yoshida
Chris Geere ... Roger Clifford
Suki Waterhouse ... Ms. Norman
Josette Simon ... Grams
Alejandro De Mesa ... Bartender
Rita Ora ... Dr. Ann Laurent
Karan Soni ... Jack
Max Fincham ... Young Tim Goodman
Simone Ashley ... Girlfriend
Edward Davis ... Boyfriend
Diplo ... DJ
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Storyline

The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City--a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world--they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Japan | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokemon See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,365,242, 12 May 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$143,645,324, 21 July 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$429,645,324, 21 July 2019
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Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Atmos | Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| DTS (DTS: X)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Hi-Hat Café serves a variety of noodle dishes and beverages. See more »

Goofs

While in the bar, Tim attempts to pretend to be talking with someone on his phone so that people won't think he's crazy for talking to Pikachu whom only he can understand. At one point he sets his phone down to directly talk to Pikachu. In the next shot, the phone has completely disappeared from the counter. See more »

Quotes

Detective Pikachu: At this point, how could you not believe in climate change?
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Crazy Credits

The film title appears in a Japanese kanji design, homaging Pokemon's Japanese roots. See more »

Connections

References Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998) See more »

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KYOTO MIST
Written and performed by David Wahler
Courtesy of CD Baby Licensing
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User Reviews

 
Critics p*** off!!
7 May 2019 | by beyondjSee all my reviews

Seriously why are movie critics and people who dont even play the games or watch the anime giving the movie such bad reviews, its not the movies fault you don't understand the source material, its YOURS!! Im 30 years old and For life long Pokemon fans this is a dream come true to see all the Mons in live action for the first time. So stop leaving bad reviews and tearing this movie down just because you grew up with no joy in your miserable lives!! This movie is for the fans!!!


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