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Game Details:

Developer: Creatures, Inc.
Publisher: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date(s): February 3rd, 2016 (JPN Birth of a New Duo), March 23rd, 2018 (Worldwide)
Mode(s): Single Player
Rating(s): CERO: A (JPN), ESRB: E (NA), PEGI: 3 (EU)
Controller(s): Nintendo 3DS
Extra Contents: Detective Pikachu Main Page
  • Hong Kong Chinese (Cantonese Hong Kong): 名偵探皮卡丘
  • China Chinese (Mandarin Mainland) : 名侦探皮卡丘
  • Taiwan Chinese (Mandarin Taiwan): 名偵探皮卡丘
  • France French: Détective Pikachu
  • Germany German: Meisterdetektiv Pikachu
  • Italy Italian: Detective Pikachu
  • Japan Japanese: 名探偵ピカチュウ
  • Japan Japanese (TL): Detective Pikachu
  • Spain Spanish: Detective Pikachu
  • United States English: Detective Pikachu


The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo released Detective Pikachu exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems both digitally and at retail on March 23rd, 2018 worldwide except for Japan where it was originally released in on February 3rd, 2016, which was over two years later.


An action-adventure title, Detective Pikachu finds the hero of the title – a unique Pikachu in the Pokémon world – partnering with Tim Goodman and searching for evidence and clues to solve a series of cases, whilst also investigating the disappearance of Tim’s father, Harry Goodman.

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When he arrives in Ryme City looking for his missing father, little does Tim know he would meet a Pikachu, but more amazingly a Pikachu who he could communicate with. There’s more to this Pikachu than a detective hat – he’s one lovably gruff, tough-talking sleuth, with a taste for good coffee.


This Pikachu claims that he worked with Tim’s father, and the two pair up to discover his whereabouts. Together, Tim and Detective Pikachu will encounter a number of mysteries in Ryme City and will need to talk to witnesses and gather their testimony in order to discover the truth. Cases that would be impossible for Tim to solve alone can be cracked with the help of this Pikachu, because he is able to obtain vital clues and information from other Pokémon.

Detective Pikachu includes all the chapters of the 2016 Japan-exclusive Nintendo eShop release, Detective Pikachu – Birth of a New Duo, but adds further content that completes the story. The game features new locations to explore, as well as a colourful cast of both Pokémon and human characters.

For those players who are new to sleuthing and may need some help in uncovering the evidence, Detective Pikachu features an Easy Mode, where the title character will provide handy hints on what to do or where to go next.

Detective Pikachu amiibo:

A special Detective Pikachu amiibo was also released when the game launched. It’s larger than a regular amiibo, and it allows players to view all the Pika Prompts (short video clips) from chapters they have completed, including ones they missed finding earlier. These clips feature Pikachu’s quips and antics – and may even contain a hint.


YouTube Trailer - Solve Mysteries with Detective Pikachu!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeYARbPHcvk


  • Crack the case in this new detective adventure game by interacting with a unique, fully-voiced Pikachu!
  • As Tim Goodman, you’ll partner with a self-proclaimed “great detective” Pikachu to solve strange occurrences all over Ryme City.
  • Together you must investigate, take notes, and meet up with other Pokémon to unravel the city’s greatest mysteries!
  • Tim is searching for his missing father in Ryme City, but instead encounters a witty, tough-talking Pikachu!
  • Along the way, experience over 150 fun-filled animated cutscenes starring this unique Pikachu, providing helpful hints or talking up a storm.
  • You can also tap the extra-large Detective Pikachu amiibo figure to access all cutscenes up until the current chapter played.
  • As you investigate crime scenes, gather testimonies, uncover information, and interact with Pokémon to solve cases. You’ll have to put your detective skills to the test to foil the mastermind behind the disturbances in Ryme City.
  • All in a day’s work for detective Pikachu!


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