Great Detective Pikachu announced for 3DS
posted on 01.26.16 at 08:25 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Due out as an eShop title next week in Japan.

Great Detective Pikachu

The Pokemon Company has announced Great Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Combination for 3DS. The Nintendo eShop title is due out next Wednesday, February 3 for 1,500 yen in Japan. Pre-load is available from January 27.

A “cinematic adventure” game, Great Detective Pikachu is set in Rhyme City, where Pokemon and people live together. A young boy named Tim comes to this city to fulfill a certain purpose. Here, he meets Pikachu, and a new story begins.

Watch the announcement trailer below. Visit the official website here.

Thanks, Famitsu.

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  • Aluja

    Idea sounds interesting?

  • McPoo


  • Elvick
  • genkivision



    • Pebbicle

      *insert a spiteful comment asking you to go back to tumblr here*

  • Sal Romano

    I want this.

  • Zazon Zenzy

    We have both usual squeaky-voiced Pikachu AND manly-sounding detective Pikachu!? GOTY, folks!

  • JuVu

    At first, I was like “what the hell is this”, and then he spoke. He spoke with a manly voice.

    Now I don’t know what to feel anymore. The reality is tearing itself asunder.

  • MassGamesinek

    God this is so dumb… I love it.

  • SuperLuigi
  • Traingham

    I don’t know what I want anymore.

  • Finalsoulx
  • SirRichard

    Yep, yep I want that. I want that with Layton’s English VA.

  • Rain

    Huh. So it’s probably cost around 10-15$ in the west, that’s pretty cheap. So i guess it won’t be around the length and production value of a Layton game :/

  • Syn

    lmao, dafuq is this lol, i love it, oh wow, the part where he talks to a normal pikachu…gold!!!

    • nerO_Orin

      In a great plot twist, the human partner accompanying Pikachu can only speak his name.

      Tim: Tim Tim Tim Tiiiim.
      Detective Pikachu: Elementary, my dear Tim.

      • Vashe


  • XrosBlader821

    I forgot there were rumors about it lol.

    Still waiting for a Pokemon Ranger / Mainline Pokemon game tho.

  • Ferrick

    It’s back….

    • nerO_Orin

      They weren’t kidding with that face were they.

      • Hayate Omega ZX (Sora Sen)

        Pikachu has had one too many Oddish

  • Vfanatic

    Wasn’t this for Wii U at first? Didn’t they decide to just go to 3DS and cut loses and graphic quality?

  • Mirikku

    I would play the shit out of this.

  • EnzerPyro

    A manly speaking Pikachu? I might’ve bought this if I had a 3DS

  • prinnywin


    Shut up and take my Pokedollars!

  • Richard Miller

    This would make a better movie than a videogame.

    • CyberWolf

      But imagine a Pokemon Phoenix Wright cross over?

      • XrosBlader821

        Ace Trailer: Talonflame Wright

        • CyberWolf

          Its needs it bit more poke…..

          • DevilMayCry898

            Professor Layton and The Missing Elite 4: A Pokemon Mystery, OUT NOW(JK)! Rated E10+

      • kthanxyousuck

        Or Professor Layton.

        • CyberWolf


        • CyberWolf

          I would like a Inazuma eleven cross over though……

  • nerO_Orin

    Just imagine the mysteries in this game
    – The Houndoom of Mauville City
    – The Five Blue Piplups
    – The Meteor Falls
    – A Scandal in Fuschia City

    • Hayate Omega ZX (Sora Sen)

      Wattson is inheriting a fortune and his cousin, Lt. Surge tries to kill him and take it, Pikachu Holmes saves Wattson from a Mega Houndoom sent to kill him.
      That might work

  • Wolf Star

    It looked like a Wii U game to me and also that face is back from the dead :/ I’m scared.

  • RentALine

    Im good bruh..

  • nerO_Orin

    Hmmm, February 3 release date, that’s pretty fast. Based on the pricing and no physical release , this game looks like it could be episodic.

    • kthanxyousuck

      Or its just an eshop game in general. I doubt its episodic.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    lol who greenlit that voice for Pikachu?

  • Vashe

    Pikachu now has a manly voice and drinks coffee ? If it was not a Nintendo game I bet he’d even smoke and drink alcohol !

  • ManagedCorn

    They should get Steve Blum for the western release.

  • renji00
  • King Shesh

    OMG! This is TOO cute :D

    • CyberWolf

      *clears king shesh from role model list…..

  • MetalRizeAwesomeOnmipenismon

    ……The amount of milk is too damn high

    • No Loli, No Buy

      Milk? I didn’t see any milk.

      • MetalRizeAwesomeOnmipenismon


        • No Loli, No Buy


          • MetalRizeAwesomeOnmipenismon


  • vileBrenman

    Sooo is that pikachu the only talkin one cause the other pikachu just did the typical pika pika

  • Aaron Mason

    AWW a taking pikachu. where did i see this before?

  • An Tran

    That took a while. I remember the freaky dev images from a while back with the stretchy, deforming Pikachu model that seemed to be for facial animation.

  • kthanxyousuck

    I need this to come over right now.

  • badmoogle

    Gotta solve em all!

    • DevilMayCry898


  • Barker Wrongtree

    I’m just glad that this project didn’t die after being quiet for so long.

  • Victor Armando Chapa Pineda

    i need to know who will voice Pikachu

  • Budgiecat


  • Sunny11

    Looks like they found yet ANOTHER way to milk Pokémon

    • keyinjpop

      Pokemon was born to be milked.

      • XrosBlader821

        Every franchise ever was born to be milked.
        Some are just milked longer and on a larger scale.
        Not a bad thing tho.

        • Chie Is Life

          like Persona i dont complain its a good quality milk

          • XrosBlader821

            High Quality Milk is always best milk

            • J_Joestar

              Moomoo Milk?

          • Hayate Omega ZX (Sora Sen)

            Good quality without dual audio milk

        • DevilMayCry898

          Not all franchises are born to be milked. And some get spoiled after their first sequel.

    • Richter Belmont

      Like Marvel is doing with their films and tv shows.

      • Sunny11


  • OldManObelisk

    Where is my Pokemon Ranger.

    • XrosBlader821

      Waiting with you bro.

    • Hayate Omega ZX (Sora Sen)

      The last one was perfection

  • Skerj

    That voice coming out of Pikachu is cracking me up, he needs a van dyke or a goatee to go along with it.

  • –ZERO–

    Quit stalling Nintendo just announce the next main Pokemon game already!

  • Animal Gray

    Who is the malnourished boy?

  • Animal Gray

    Also, why is Pikachu a grown man and a thousand times smarter than other Pokemon??

  • –ZERO–

    If this game ever comes to the west,
    Samuel L Jackson should voice Pikachu

    • Hayate Omega ZX (Sora Sen)

      There’d literally be cursing everywhere and him questioning the actions of everyone incompetent (everyone who’s not him) in the game
      -That is acceptable

      • –ZERO–

        Well there doesn’t have to be any cursing but just give Pikavhu a sassy attitude and were all good

        • Hayate Omega ZX (Sora Sen)

          That too is acceptable

  • Zancrow


    He likes the view.

  • The Silent Hours

    Gotta catch ’em all. All those serial rapists and murderers.

  • The Phantom Killer

    Oh Thought they give up on this idea ? Good too know its not dead.

  • JuanK

    The kid looks annoying but Great Detective Pikachu? I’m in!

  • Dnetwork7


  • Chie Is Life

    (In Pikachus mind)Pikachu:Ur da killer!!
    Killer; uh…..what? what the helll are u talkin about!
    Real Translation Pikachu: Pika pika pika!!

  • El Chromah

    Pokemon,naruto, dragon ball, 2 percent milk? all the same thing.

  • KazeJoestar

    Yes! Though kind of wish this was a full fledged game but should be cool.

  • SOLOmio

    Nintendo! Always finding new ways to milk a franchise, when you can’t think of none!

  • LoliKing

    Should’ve used a Psychic pokemon

    • Zuhri69

      And missed the chance to milk the mascot? Please.

    • Hayate Omega ZX (Sora Sen)


      • nerO_Orin

        Zoroark, the master of illusions would be immune, since he’s a Dark type. He’d make a good antagonist too.

        • KOKAYI5

          dark and ghost pokemon are the scapegoats of pokemon world.

    • Hayate Omega ZX (Sora Sen)

      But then they couldn’t jack into electronics and fight viruses
      -What do you mean Digimon and Rockman basically did this?

    • KOKAYI5


  • Hankerchief

    No Pokemon Colosseum 2.0?

  • Nerroth

    Pokémon Story: Pika Sleuth?

    • Quad Vesper

      pffft digimon always copy pokemon spinoff what a douche… that franchise should dead already.

    • KOKAYI5


  • No Loli, No Buy

    There’s some things I like about this, and others I dislike.

    I like the idea of a Pikachu detective.

    But I don’t like Pikachu’s peed voice. I don’t like the design of the protagonist boy. And I don’t like some of Pikachu’s facial animations, which look a bit odd, sometimes.

  • Glittering Crux

    I hope they announce a localization soon. Unique spinoffs like this are a good thing. Im still hoping for Delta Z though. :P

    • TM Tsukoyomi Light

      i disagree about the spinoff i think its terrible what i do want to add though is that i heard it would be XZ and YZ

  • Geese Howard

    Why is the protagonist so Pixar-like looking? He looks more Western than Japanese if that was their intention to begin with.

  • Hayate Omega ZX (Sora Sen)

    MC looks like he tried to be Yu Narukami

  • Hayate Omega ZX (Sora Sen)

    Tim wearily down the street…

  • J_Joestar

    The Great Mouse Pokemon Detective

    • nerO_Orin

      Meowth should be the perpetrator. A game of cat and mouse, literally.


    Pikachuthulu. Pokemon still rules our world. Now with pointless sherlick holmes hats.

  • izanagi11

    I thought this was hilarious. I might actually get it if it comes west with japanese audio