POKÉMON Detective Pikachu moviePOKEMON Detective Pikachu sees the world of Pokémon come to life in the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure.

The POKEMON cast includes Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon – one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and the most successful media franchise of all time.

Pikachu on the BIG screen

Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu – a Pokemon like no other!

The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokemon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu cast

POKEMON Detective Pikachu story

The story begins when ace private eye 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 Pokemon 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 Pokemon 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.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu cast

The movie also stars Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) as Tim; Kathryn Newton (Lady Bird, TV’s Big Little Lies) as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (Godzilla,The Last Samurai) as Lt. Yoshida.

Directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps,Monsters Vs. Aliens), the POKÉMON Detective Pikachu creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated director of photography John Mathieson (The Phantom of the Opera,Gladiator), production designer Nigel Phelps (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies) and Oscar-winning editor Mark Sanger (Gravity). Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company (Wonder Woman) and Framestore (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2).

Launched in 1996 to overwhelming response, the Pokémon brand is a global sensation that now encompasses a robust video gaming fandom with over 300 million units sold worldwide; trading card games available in 11 languages with more than 23.6 billion cards purchased; an anime TV series in its 20th season that is available in 98 countries; and animated films that have grossed more than $700 million at the box office; as well as books, manga comics, music, toys, merchandise, and apps, including the wildly popular Pokémon GO, that has been downloaded over 650 million times and is enjoyed across the globe by fans of all ages.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu is set for release beginning 10 May 2019, and 17 May 2019 in South Africa.

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POKÉMON Detective Pikachu release date SA: 17 May 2019
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