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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.

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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 | UK | 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

Gross USA:

$144,105,346

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$431,605,346
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Atmos | Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| DTS (DTS: X)| SDDS

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The official teaser trailer was released on Veterans day November 11, 2018. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, Tim makes mention of Aipoms. In another scene, Pikachu says something about being attacked by Greninjas. The screenwriters of the film apparently didn't know that the plural form of a Pokemon is the same as the singular form; you don't need to put an "s" on the end of the species name to make it plural. See more »

Quotes

Tim Goodman: I don't need a Pokémon, period,
Detective Pikachu: Then what about a world-class detective? Because if you wanna find your pops, I'm your best bet. We're gonna do this, you and me.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits appear in a sequence of manga/anime images of events/characters from the film. The characters mimic the artwork of lead Pokémon series designer, Ken Sugimori. See more »


Soundtracks

CARRY ON
Written by Rita Ora, Josh Cumbee, Natalie Dunn, Kygo (as Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll), Ilan Kidron and Afshin Salmani
Performed by Kygo and Rita Ora
Produced by Kygo and AFSHeeN
Courtesy of Palm Tree Records/ RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
Rita Ora appears courtesy of Atlantic Records
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The Video Game Curse Is FINALLY BROKEN
3 May 2019 | by JohnnySlayerSee all my reviews

My god, this movie was excellent. I love everything about this movie. Justice Smith delivers a great serious performance as Tim Goodman, while Ryan Reynolds delivers a very good comedic performance. If anyone who's wondering about if he's acting like deadpool in this. He's not. There's a lighter and softer tone than what he says in the Deadpool movies. I won't give anything away because there are to many surprises. Espically for Pokemon Fans. Pikachu interactions with other Pokemon were a treat. The VFX are so Spectacular, that it feels like the Pokemon are real along with the world-building. The Film is for everyone, but it will be an extra TREAT for the Pokemon fans.


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