After years of being the hero of the Pokémon anime franchise it seems like everyone’s favourite electric-mouse is looking for a change in occupation. Pikachu, arguably one of the world’s most iconic characters, sets his sights on becoming a gumshoe in Detective Pikachu. Releasing on the Nintendo 3DS, the beloved Pokémon teams up with Tim Goodman, a young boy, as they try to solve the case behind the disappearance of Tim’s father.
But this isn’t just your garden variety Pikachu, and neither is it Ash’s super-powered companion. The extraordinary Pikachu in Detective Pikachu is a gruff voiced, coffee drinking, private investigator of Ryme City. Over the past few years The Pokémon Company has expanded its universe and new and exciting ways, global success Pokémon Go, and Pokkén Tournament — just to name a couple. Now, with Detective Pikachu, we get another take on the wonderful world we love so much.
Along with this new game comes a new amiibo. This particular amiibo stands nearly double the size of the its Super Smash Bros. counterpart, making it a noticeable addition to any collection. Both the amiibo and game will be arriving in the West on March 23, 2018.