Detective Pikachu was once an ordinary Pikachu belonging to Harry Goodman, a detective who works at Ryme City Detective Agency. While on a case, Harry and Pikachu met with a car accident where Harry goes missing and Pikachu gains amnesia while also mysteriously gaining the ability to act and speak like a human. Two months after the accident, he meets Tim Goodman sometime after Tim arrives in Ryme City. Together with Tim and the Ryme City Detective Agency, Pikachu solves puzzles and mysteries.
Personality and characteristics
In addition to his ability to talk, Detective Pikachu displays a number of human traits. He likes drinking coffee and tea, and is easily infatuated with attractive human women.
Detective Pikachu appears to have sacrificed most of his abilities as a Pikachu. As such, he is not very fast. However, as a talking Pokémon, he can interpret and translate testimony from other Pokémon.
Detective Pikachu appears as the titular character of Detective Pikachu, where he goes on an adventure with a boy named Tim Goodman, who seems to be the only one capable of understanding him, and a journalist named Lucy Stevens.
Detective Pikachu is featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards featuring Detective Pikachu.
Pikachu Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format. Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Pikachu wearing hats similar to the titular Detective appeared for a limited time in Pokémon GO as part of a promotion tying into the movie. Like most promotional Pikachu, these Pikachu can evolve, but cannot be sent to GO Park in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. While Shiny and female models exist in the game, they have not been made available during the promotion. Detective Pikachu that evolve into Raichu retain their detective hats.