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Detective Pikachu

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About the Game

An action-adventure title, Detective Pikachu finds the hero of the title – a unique Pikachu in the Pokémon world – partnering with Tim Goodman and searching for evidence and clues to solve a series of cases, whilst also investigating the disappearance of Tim’s father, Harry Goodman.

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Release Date: 23rd March 2018

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About the Game

Detective Pikachu

Tim and this gruff, coffee-drinking Pikachu have teamed up to investigate the disappearance of Tim's father. Look for clues, talk to witnesses, and uncover the secrets of Ryme City!

You’re sure to encounter plenty of other interesting characters as you explore the big city, including Brad McMaster, a police lieutenant; and Mike Baker, a man who used to work with Harry. Plus there are countless Pokémon to meet, and that’s where this Pikachu’s talents really shine—he can communicate with other Pokémon—and with Tim, too.

As you find new evidence, Pikachu will help you figure out when you’ve discovered something important. With his “A bolt of brilliance!” catchphrase, he’ll let you know when he’s learned enough to advance the case. And keep an eye out for Pika Prompts, short video clips that include Pikachu’s quips and antics, and might even contain a hint or two.

For those players who are new to sleuthing and may need some help in uncovering the evidence, Detective Pikachu features an Easy Mode, where Pikachu will provide handy hints on what to do or where to go next.

A special Detective Pikachu amiibo (sold separately) releases on the same day as Detective Pikachu for Nintendo 3DS family systems. It’s larger than a regular amiibo, and it allows players to view all the Pika Prompts (short video clips) from chapters they have completed, including ones they missed finding earlier. These clips feature Pikachu’s quips and antics – and may even contain a hint.

Product Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Release Date: 23/03/2018
  • Category (Genre): Action, Adventure
  • Franchise: Pokémon
  • Players: 1
  • Age Rating: 3
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Creatures Inc.
  • Language: English

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UK: Solve Mysteries with Detective Pikachu!

Get ready to tackle cases in Detective Pikachu, coming to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in spring 2018! With this tough-talking, coffee-drinking, one-of-a-kind Pikachu by your side, you can talk to witnesses, hunt for clues, and uncover the secrets of Ryme City. Visit our site for more details: http://bit.ly/2D6nGPM

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Detective Pikachu reviews verified by reevooReevoo

15 reviews

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Sound
8.1
Gameplay
7.1
Challenge
4.9
Replay Value / Length
5.9
Overall rating
7.3
Scores 7.3 out of 10 based on 15 reviews
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10 out of 10

Becca

Rugeley GB
Genuinely fun & immersive game. With characters that work. Detective Pikachu himself is simply a fabulous character.
Confirmed purchase: 01 May 2018
Published on: 15 May 2018
5 out of 10

Jennifer

GB
I'm sure it would be a great game for someone who likes detective gameplay but i was under the impression it would be more puzzle based than it is
Confirmed purchase: 13 April 2018
Published on: 13 May 2018
6 out of 10

W

Wolverhampton GB
Bought for my son. Not bad for Pokemon fans to have a different spin on the franchise, but too much hand-holding gameplay and little reason to return once completed.
Confirmed purchase: 13 April 2018
Published on: 09 May 2018
3 out of 10

Benjamin

London GB
This game is extremely dumbed-down, even for kids. There are barely any puzzles with any challenge. The solutions are fairly obvious straight away, yet you have to go through the motions of "solving" them, regardless of if the player has already figured it out a long time ago.
There is nothing that can't be completed easily just by going through every dialogue option with every NPC.


I personally believe that it is never a good idea to dumb a game down for small kids. Kids are smart. You don't need to design such pointless non-puzzles to appeal to kids. Just make a good game with good puzzles that anybody could have fun with, and the kids will like it anyway because it's Pikachu.

This game, as far as I can tell, isn't really for anybody.
If a kid is old enough to read and understand the story, then they're old enough that the puzzles won't be an interesting challenge.

Only get this game if you want to experience a different perspective on the world of Pokémon and you enjoy going through NPC dialogue trees.
Don't get it if you like Layton or Ace Attorney style games, because this is nowhere near as interesting.
Confirmed purchase: 21 March 2018
Published on: 04 April 2018
7 out of 10

Chiara

Hatfield, Hertfordshire GB
really nice and funny game :) I recommend it
Confirmed purchase: 21 March 2018
Published on: 04 April 2018

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