The Pokémon Company International today unveiled an extensive line of products inspired by the highly anticipated movie “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, and The Pokémon Company, arriving in theaters beginning May 8, 2019, in Europe. Before the movie, fans can look forward to new Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) collections, action figures and interactive plush from Wicked Cool Toys, and more.
All items in the line are inspired by the movie, which begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes missing amid mysterious circumstances, prompting his son Tim to investigate what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a wisecracking, adorable super-sleuth. Chasing clues together through Ryme City, where humans and Pokémon live side by side, they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful coexistence. The movie is already generating significant buzz, with a widely viewed trailer and an all-star cast including Ryan Reynolds as the voice of the title character.
“Pokémon is a global entertainment franchise that has delighted its fans with video games, trading cards, animation, and soon, live-action movies with the upcoming ‘POKÉMON Detective Pikachu,’” said Colin Palmer, vice president of marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “The merchandise line we’ve developed for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, as well as the amazing selection of licensed toys and more celebrates this remarkable milestone for the brand and is sure to delight Pokémon fans of all ages.”
The Pokémon TCG line and select other merchandise inspired by “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” will be on display at global toy fairs beginning this month. Below are retail availability dates and more detailed product highlights from the line.