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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

Gross USA:

$144,105,346

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$431,480,862
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Sound Mix:

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

Goofs

In one scene, Tim says something about "the Greninjas being set free." The plural form of a Pokemon is the same as the singular form, so he should have said "the Greninja were being set free." Other characters in the movie get this right. See more »

Quotes

Detective Pikachu: [singing while sobbing] I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was. To catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Batman (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

ELECTRICITY
Written by Mandy Sekiguchi (as Mandy), Shûhei Nogae (as Sway), Kan Takagi, Malcolm Barrett (as Verbal), Lil Uzi Vert (as Symere Woods), Pharrell Williams and Zero
Performed by HONEST BOYZ(r) (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
Produced by Pharrell Williams
HONEST BOYZ(r) appears courtesy of LDH MUSIC
Lil Uzi Vert appears courtesy of Generation Now/Atlantic Records
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A videogame movie done right!
3 May 2019 | by charliembainesSee all my reviews

This was a videogame movie done right! It has humour for both children and adults as well as an intresting storyline that does hold some weight. Great movie 8/10


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