Detective Pikachu Has Arrived On The Case


Detective Pikachu has finally arrived to crack the case. This 3DS adventure game is now available both in stores an on the 3DS eShop.



You can try to crack the case in this new detective adventure game by interacting with a unique, fully voiced Pikachu! As Tim Goodman, you’ll partner with Pikachu to solve strange occurrences all over Ryme City. Together you can investigate, take notes, and meet up with other Pokémon to unravel the city’s greatest mysteries. It’s all in a day’s work for detective Pikachu!


  • You can investigate crime scenes, gather testimonies, uncover information, and interact with Pokémon to solve cases.
  • You can experience over 150 fun-filled animated cutscenes starring this unique Pikachu, providing helpful hints or talking up a storm.
  • You can also tap the extra-large Detective Pikachu amiibo figure to access all cutscenes up until the current chapter played.

For a limited time, players who purchase the Detective Pikachu™ game will receive a bonus download code for a Detective Pikachu theme for the HOME Menu on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 2DS XL. Starting 3/8 at 9:00am PST, pre-purchase the digital version of the Detective Pikachu game on Nintendo eShop or, or starting 3/23 purchase the digital or packaged version of the game on Nintendo eShop,, or select retailers to get your bonus code, and enjoy this cool yet cute Detective Pikachu theme!* Offer ends April 22, 2018.

Want to learn more about Detective Pikachu and the twists of fate that led him to the tale told in the Detective Pikachu video game? Download “Detective Pikachu: Episode Zero—Eevee’s Case,” a colorful short story written by the great Detective Pikachu himself that describes the events just prior to the start of the game. In this fun featurette, Eevee asks Pikachu to find the culprit who messed up the yard at his home. Pikachu must chat with many other Pokémon as he explores Ryme City to solve the mystery!

Detective Pikachu: Episode Zero—Eevee’s Case” is available on Amazon’s Kindle Store and on Apple’s iBooks Store now. Download the story and start the tale of Detective Pikachu!

**Internet connection required. Code expires 12/31/2018. For more information on how to download the theme, visit

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Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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