Detective Pikachu Returns – Release Window, Gameplay, Trailer, & more!

Pokémon's best detective returns!

Unveiled at the June 21 Nintendo Direct, Detective Pikachu Returns sees everyone's favorite electric mouse once again take up the spyglass and deerstalker hat to unveil some mysteries. A surprise smash-hit movie and game, Detective Pikachu Returns sees Detective Pikachu...return! Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

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Everything we know about Detective Pikachu Returns

Tim Goodman and his Pokémon companion, Detective Pikachu, return in a sequel to the original Detective Pikachu game. An adventure and puzzle game that sees you explore the city and find clues, it’s expected that the sequel will play similarly to the original, albeit with a brand new story to uncover, and new mysteries to solve!

Several Pokémon will be available to help Pikachu and Tim get past obstacles in the game. Galarian Darmanitan can break rocks, Growlithe can trace scents, and Luxray can peer through walls with X-ray vision.

Detective Pikachu Returns release date

As per the Nintendo Direct, Detective Pikachu Returns is scheduled for release on October 6, 2023.

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Detective Pikachu Returns Story

The story of Detective Pikachu Returns appears to follow up on the first game. The detective duo is tasked with tracking down culprits who threaten the unity of Pokémon and humans in Ryme City ahead of Pokémon Friendship Week. At the center of the story will be Tim Goodman's father, Harry, who has apparently gone missing.

What platforms will Detective Pikachu Returns be on?

Detective Pikachu, like most new Pokémon games, is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.

Detective Pikachu Returns Trailer

Below is the trailer for Detective Pikachu Returns that dropped on June 21, 2023.

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About the Author

Shane Foley is both a huge gamer and a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides. He's been gaming ever since the Nintendo 64 came out, and he knows everything there is to know about Pokémon, Fire Emblem, Zelda, and several other Nintendo franchises.

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