Detective Pikachu Returns
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The game was originally announced at the May 2019 Pokémon Press Conference without a name or any further information. Interviews with Creatures staff revealed some more information about the game in 2022 and 2023.
"Solve mysteries with the personality-packed Detective Pikachu!
Unravel a series of mysteries across Ryme City with a tough-talking, coffee-loving Pikachu and his human partner, Tim Goodman. When a jewel theft occurs, the case sets this great detective duo down a path filled with mystery. Why did Tim’s father, Harry, go missing? What is causing the Pokémon-related incidents around Ryme City? Answer these questions and more by searching for clues, investigating scenes, and using your case notebook to make deductions.
Talk with Pokémon directly and use their abilities to uncover clues
The gruff Detective Pikachu can talk directly with Pokémon. Learn more about the case and Ryme City as you chat up the local Pokémon. You’ll see a different side of Pokémon as you discover their distinct personalities. Some of these Pokémon use their special skills to assist your investigations. Take a ride on Growlithe to track scents using its sharp sense of smell!
Investigate Ryme City, where Pokémon and people live side by side
Search for clues in Ryme City, where Pokémon and humans live and work side by side. With the help of the city’s Pokémon and people, Tim and his talkative Pikachu partner solve multiple cases. Investigate and deduce as the detective duo, both together and individually, on a search for the truth in this cinematic adventure game.
Need some help with your deductions and game progress? If you ever get stuck during your investigation, you can consult Pikachu to get a hint. You can also activate a correct selection indicator when making deductions or while investigating a scene. With Story Jump Mode, you can choose to play any episode of the story. You can use it to replay episodes that you’ve already completed or skip ahead to episodes you haven’t played yet!."
- Official Pokémon YouTube channel - 2019 Pokémon Press Conference - Uploaded May 29, 2019, retrieved September 4, 2023
- 技術の底上げと基盤づくりで、クリーチャーズをもっといい会社に 株式会社クリーチャーズ採用情報 (in Japanese) (official Creatures, Inc. website)
- 背景アーティストとしてのさらなる高みへ クリーチャーズな人々 株式会社クリーチャーズ採用情報 (in Japanese) (official Creatures, Inc. recruit website)
- Nintendo Direct June 21, 2023 Nintendo of America on YouTube
- Nintendo.com - Detective Pikachu™ Returns: My Nintendo Store page