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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!

Team up with self the pro-claimed "great detective" Pikachu!

Experience over 150 animated cutscenes of a fun, and witty talking Pikachu

Investigate the scene, take notes and crack the case!

Interact with various Pokémon throughout Ryme City


There are no Nintendo 3DS user screenshots for this game.

There are 5 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

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Alternate Titles

  • "名探偵ピカチュウ ~新コンビ誕生~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Meitantei Pikachu: Shin Combi Tanjō" -- Japanese title
  • "Meisterdetektiv Pikachu" -- German title
  • "Détective Pikachu" -- French title

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User Reviews

A disappointing Pokemon point-and-click adventure krisko6 (829) 2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars

Critic Reviews

Way Too Many Games Mar 26, 2018 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Ukraine) Apr 27, 2018 71 out of 100 71
The Game Hoard Nov 04, 2018 5 out of 7 71 Mar 30, 2018 14 out of 20 70
Video Chums Mar 31, 2018 6.1 out of 10 61
Retro Gamer May 12, 2018 59 out of 100 59


Topic # Posts Last Post
Any further info on Japan-only 2016 Playable Teaser? 1 creditsdude (42)
Jun 08, 2021
Should technically be split into multiple entries 2 Rik Hideto (460906)
Apr 23, 2018


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Rik Hideto (460906) added Detective Pikachu (Nintendo 3DS) on Jan 23, 2018