Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Rita Ora, Paul Kitson, Karan Soni, Bill Nighy, Suki Waterhouse, Chris Geere, Omar Chaparro
Family fantasy directed and co-written by Rob Letterman based on the video game of the same name. In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy, Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) comes across an intelligent monster, Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds), who seeks to be a detective.
Voice: Welcome to Ryme City, a celebration of the harmony between humans and Pokémon.
Detective Yoshida: Tim, your dad was a legend in this precinct. If you are anything like your dad…
Tim Goodman: I’m not.
Detective Yoshida: I remember you wanted to be a Pokémon trainer when you were young.
Tim Goodman: Yeah, that didn’t really work out.
[Tim picks up a stapler and holds it out when he hears someone in the living room]
Tim Goodman: Someone there? Whoever you are, I know how to use this.
[he sees Pikachu coming out of his hiding place]
Detective Pikachu: Oh, jeez. Here we go. I know you can’t understand me, but put down the stapler, or I will electrocute you.
[Tim drops the stapler in shock]
Tim Goodman: Did you just talk?
Detective Pikachu: Woh, did you just understand me? Oh, my God! You can understand me!
Tim Goodman: Stop!
Detective Pikachu: It has been so long.
[referring to humans]
Detective Pikachu: They try to talk to me all the time. All they hear is, “Pika, pika.”
[to the female passer by]
Tim Goodman: You can hear him, right?
[the woman hears Pikachu]
Detective Pikachu: Pika, pika.
Passer By: Sure. Pika, pika, pika. He’s adorable.
Detective Pikachu: You’re adorable. They can’t understand me, kid.
Tim Goodman: Can no one else hear him?
Tim Goodman: I don’t need a Pokémon, period.
Detective Pikachu: Then what about a world class detective? Because if you want to find your pops, I’m your best bet.
Detective Pikachu: [to Tim] We’re going to do this, you and me.
Detective Pikachu: [to Tim] There’s magic, it brought us together, and that magic is called hope!
[to the creature they’ve caught]
Detective Pikachu: Listen up, we got ways to make you talk, or mime.
Tim Goodman: Yeah.
Detective Pikachu: So tell us what we want to know.
[the creature starts miming and Pikachu translates.
Detective Pikachu: “Hi. Okay. A can. Shoving. Pushing. My problem is that I push people away and then hate them for leaving.”
Tim Goodman: He’s saying you can shove it.
Detective Pikachu: What? I can shove it! Okay, that’s it. No, we’re switching roles. I’m bad cop, you’re good cop.
Tim Goodman: No, no, no, we’re not cops!
[Pikachu get up and as he goes to hit the creature, he slams into the invisible glass and slides down]
Detective Pikachu: In my head I saw that differently.
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