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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

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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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

Kanto region is mentioned through the film, and poster of "Cerulean arena" is featured in Harry's room. See more »

Goofs

From the top floor of Howard Clifford's building, after Tim Goodman removes the transmitter from Clifford's head inducing Mewtwo and Pikachu's fall, Tim miraculously finds himself downstairs in a matter of seconds. See more »

Quotes

Detective Pikachu: [from trailer] They try to talk to me all the time, but all they hear is "Pika-pika!"
Tim Goodman: [to a person's girlfriend, asking if she can understand Pikachu speaking] You can hear him... right?
Detective Pikachu: [in his Pokemon voice] Pika-pika!
Girlfriend: [to Pikachu] Yeah, pika-pika-pika! He's adorable!
Detective Pikachu: [to the girlfriend] *You're* adorable!
[pause, knowing that only Tim can understand him]
Detective Pikachu: They can't understand me, kid.
Tim Goodman: [exasperated, knowing that no one can understand Pikachu] Can no one else hear him?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Too Drunk For Disney (2019) 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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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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