Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Japan Release: 2019
Running Time:
104 minutes

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Japanese Title

[Meitantei Pikachu]

Distributor: Production:

Toho / Legendary Pictures / Warner Bros. / The Pokémon Company


Live Action Science Fiction

Box Office - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Background - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews


International Title

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Initial US Title

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
US Distributor: Warner Bros. (2019) / Time: 104 Minutes

Alternate Titles

Detective Pikachu
[Literal translation]




Directed by Rob Letterman
Writing credits Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman, Derek Connolly, Nicole Perlman, Tomokazu Ohara, Haruka Utsui
Produced by Hidenaga Katakami, Don McGowan, Mary Parent
Executive Producer Kenji Okubo, Toshio Miyahara, Tsunekazu Ishihara, Joseph Caracciolo
Music by Henry Jackman
Cinematography by John Mathieson
Film Editing by Mark Sanger, James Thomas
Production Design by Nigel Phelps
Assistant Director Cliff Lanning
Director of Special Effects Katsuro Onoue
Detective Pikachu Ryan Reynolds
Tim Goodman Justice Smith, Max Fincham
Lucy Stevens Kathryn Newton
Howard Clifford Bill Nighy
Hide Yoshida, Lieutenant Ken Watanabe
Roger Clifford Chris Geere
Ms. Norman Suki Waterhouse
Grams Josette Simon
Bartender Alejandro De Mesa
Ann Laurent, Doctor Rita Ora
Jack Karan Soni
Girlfriend Simone Ashley
Boyfriend Edward Davis
DJ Diplo
Sebastian Omar Chaparro
Police Ben Fox
Mayor Kadiff Kirwan
Pokémon Trainer Ryoma Takeuchi


Box Office

Release Date: March 5th, 2019 (Japan)
Opening Weekend: ¥456,940,746 / $4,112,878 (Japan, 349 Theaters)

Release Date: May 10th, 2019 (US)
Budget: $150,000,000 (US)
Opening Weekend: $54,365,242 (US, 4202 Theaters)

DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Warner Bros. (2019) Order
United States Blu-ray Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Warner Bros. (2019) Order
United States Blu-ray Pokémon: Detective Pikachu 4K Warner Bros. (2019) Order

Background and Trivia

  • Although the role of Detective Pikachu eventually went to actor Ryan Reynolds, a host of others were considered including Dwayne Johnson Hugh Jackman and Mark Wahlberg as noted Screenrant.
  • To help promote the movie, a ten day event was run in the mobile game Pokémon Go from May 7th to the 17th. The event included a hat and shirt related to the movie while spawns were tied to those that appeared in the film.


Nicholas Driscoll Star Rating
May 12, 2019
Noah Percival Star Rating
May 18, 2019