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Sleuth out every manner of Poké mystery in ‘Detective Pikachu’

Elementary, dear Pika.


Jaime Carrillo


Posted on Jan 29, 2018   Updated on May 22, 2021, 3:00 am CDT

Ever play through a main series Pokémon game and think, “Hmm. I wish Pikachu wore a deerskin cap.” Your fantasy is now reality with Detective Pikachu.

Set in Ryme City, you play as Tim Goodman, the partner to self-proclaimed “great detective” Pikachu, sleuthing mysteries and solving crimes. Investigate, take notes and interrogate other Pokémon in a memorable and super charming adventure.

Should this game exist? Probably not! But luckily for you, it does. Detective Pikachu graces Nintendo 3DS systems when it releases on March 23. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon for $39.99. Prime members get an additional 20% discount meaning you get it for $31.99.

Pre-order it here


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*First Published: Jan 29, 2018, 10:04 am CST