Tim Goodman

Tim Goodman
ティム・グッドマン Tim Goodman
Tim Goodman artwork.png
Art from Detective Pikachu
Age 18[1] (game)
21 (movie)
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Ryme City
Leaventown (movie, originally)
Region Unknown
Relatives Harry Goodman (father)
Unnamed mother, grandmother, and younger sibling
Generation VI, VII
Games Detective Pikachu
English voice actor Khoi Dao
Japanese voice actor Yūma Uchida (game)
Ryōma Takeuchi (movie)

Tim Goodman (Japanese: ティム・グッドマン Tim Goodman) is the player character in the game Detective Pikachu and the main protagonist of the movie of the same name. He is the partner of Detective Pikachu.

In the games

Tim meets Detective Pikachu shortly after arriving in Ryme City in order to look for his father, Harry Goodman, who had disappeared in a car accident two months earlier. Prior to the events of the game, Tim passed the admissions test to attend Ryme University in the fall. Together with Pikachu and the Ryme City Detective Agency, Tim solves various puzzles and mysteries.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 内田雄馬 Yūma Uchida
English Khoi Dao
Russian Филипп Лебедев Philipp Lebedev


Official artwork from
Birth of a New Duo
Official artwork from
Detective Pikachu

In the movie

Tim in the movie

Tim Goodman appears as one of the protagonists of Detective Pikachu. Tim was once an aspiring Pokémon Trainer, but in his own words, it "didn't really... work out". Haunted by painful memories, Tim feels that he does not need a Pokémon partner. While in Ryme City, at the home of his missing father Harry, Tim meets Detective Pikachu and, after discovering a mysterious ability to communicate with him, reluctantly teams up with him to find Harry, eventually joining forces with a journalist named Lucy Stevens and her partner Psyduck.

Tim is played by Justice Smith and the younger version of Tim is played by Max Fincham.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 竹内涼真 Ryōma Takeuchi
Cantonese Chinese 方力申 Alex Fong
Czech Jiří Köhler
Jan Köhler (young)
Indonesian Richard Miracle Rehabeam Toelle
Polish Krzysztof Chodorowski
Ignacy Kłoczewski (young)
Portuguese Brazil Fred Mascarenhas
Arthur Salerno (young)
Portugal Rui Porto Nunes
European Spanish Jon Samaniego
Rodrigo Vallejo (young)
Thai กริน อักษรดี

In other languages

Language Title
  Arabic تيم Tim
  Basque Tim Goodman
  Bulgarian Тим Tim
Chinese Cantonese 提姆‧古德曼 Tàihmóuh Gúdākmaahn
Mandarin 提姆‧古德曼 Tímǔ Gǔdémàn*
蒂姆·古德曼 Dìmǔ Gǔdémàn*
  Danish Tim Goodman
  Dutch Tim Goodman
  Finnish Tim Goodman
  French Tim Goodman
  German Tim Goodman
  Greek Τιμ Γκούντμαν Tim Goúdman
  Hebrew טים גודמן Tim Goodman
  Indonesian Tim Goodman
  Italian Tim Goodman
  Lithuanian Tim Gudman
  Norwegian Tim Goodman
  Polish Tim Goodman
Portuguese   Brazil Tim Goodman
  Portugal Tim Goodman
  Russian Тим Гудман Tim Gudman
  Spanish Tim Goodman
  Swedish Tim Goodman
  Thai ทิม กู้ดแมน Thim kū̂dmæn
  Turkish Tim Goodman
  Ukrainian Тім Гудман Tim Hudman
  Vietnamese Tim Goodman


Player characters
Core series RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMayLucasDawn
Side series WesMichaelNateCyndy
Spin-off games MarkMintTodd SnapLucy Fleetfoot
HeroHeroineTim GoodmanScottieBettie

Detective Pikachu characters
Tim GoodmanDetective PikachuRoger CliffordMewtwoHarry Goodman

Game only
Emilia ChristieMike BakerFrank HolidayAmanda BlackstoneMeiko OkamotoPablo Millan
Dorothy FisherFrederick HartfieldCarlos HernandoWallace CarrollRita PartridgeNina O'Hara
Ethan GrahamJohn WaalsRose MiltonLouise MulliganMax WarholOlga EllisonHiro MorganBrad McMaster
Gino FarinaAlexander WildeSimon YenMilo GreenWalter EckhartKeith NormanCarina Mitchell

Movie only
Lucy StevensLieutenant Hide YoshidaHoward CliffordDr. Ann LaurentSebastianJack

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