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.
This is the first Pokémon film to be rated PG by the MPAA. See more »
In one scene, Tim mentions something about "Greninjas being set free." The plural form of a Pokemon is the same as the singular form, so he should have seen the "Greninja were being set free." Other characters in the movie get this right. See more »
[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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The film title appears in a Japanese kanji design, homaging Pokemon's Japanese roots. See more »