Detective Pikachu Movie Get ready POKÉMON


Status: Post-Production As of July 26, 2018

Post-Production: Filming completed; editing of shot film; music composition and recordings, as well as sound and visual effects being added.

Detective Pikachu movie poster
2019 | Adventure Family

A teenage boy teams up with Pikachu in order to find the boy's kidnapped dad. more

Release DateU.S.

Detective Pikachu will be released on
Friday, May 10, 2019 Nationwide Release

Cast more cast

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Rob Letterman


Nicole Perlman
Alex Hirsch


Rating MPAA

Not Available

Storylines 3 more

A teenage boy teams up with Pikachu in order to find the boy's kidnapped dad.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • The Japanese-based Pokemon Co., which manages rights to the franchise spun from the hit Nintendo game, has been courting Hollywood for a movie. Multiple studios have been in the running - including Warner Bros, Sony and Legendary Pictures (Hollywood Reporter, 4/15/16).
  • This will be a live action film.
  • Universal Pictures will handle distribution of the live-action film outside of Japan. Toho will handle distribution in Japan.
  • There have been 19 films released based on Pokemon.
  • Based on the upcoming game “Detective Pikachu" (Variety, 8/16/16).
  • The first pic in a planned franchise (Hollywood Reporter, 11/30/16).
  • Pikachu will be a motion-capture creation for the movie (Hollywood Reporter, 11/29/17).
  • Kathryn Newton will play Lucy, a sassy journalist who goes on an adventure with the boy (Hollywood Reporter, 11/29/17).
Also Known As
  • Pikachu
  • Pokemon

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