Detective Pikachu for Nintendo 3DS

Detective Pikachu

Mar 23, 2018
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About this game

Developer: The Pokemon Company
Content Rating: Everyone


The game follows a peculiar talking Pikachu who, despite not being as powerful and nimble as other Pikachu of his kind, is rather intelligent and claims to be a great detective. One day, Pikachu encounters a boy named Tim Goodman, who is able to understand what he is saying. Thus, the two begin working together to solve various mysteries revolving around Pokémon in the city.

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Ryan MeitzlerApr 01, 2018
I enjoy catching hundreds of Pokémon and collecting gym badges as the next person, but I wouldn’t mind more diversions from the main Pokémon series if they come packed with as much hilarity and oddball humor that Detective Pikachu provided me at my side.
Bryan RoseApr 02, 2018
Detective Pikachu is a solid, unique spinoff in the Pokemon series that stands out from other spinoffs. It’s a relatively easy point-and-click adventure game that won’t take much to complete in a few sittings. But some aspects of the gameplay do get clever, and the story does resonate. It’s nothing revolutionary, but I can always appreciate a fun with a fun feel and colorful aesthetic.
Justin SharpJun 06, 2018
Fans of story-driven games or fans of the Pokémon series, in general, will enjoy Detective Pikachu. It’s a fun adventure filled with some great Pokémon and interesting cases to solve. The thing I really loved about it was how they incorporated them into various jobs in each of the game’s environments.

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