Detective Pikachu Details Its Key Characters, Pokémon, And Gameplay

By Sato . January 29, 2016 . 2:00am

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The Pokémon Company shared the latest information and screenshots for their upcoming 3DS eShop title, Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo in an update on the official website.

 

The game takes place in Rhyme City, where humans and Pokémon peacefully live together. A young boy named Tim decided to visit the city for a certain purpose. This is where Tim and Pikachu meet, and where a new story begins.

 

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Pikachu is a famed detective who is able to speak with Tim. He’s a bit pushy towards Tim and can be arrogant.

 

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He has a weakness for beautiful women. He occasionally instigates Tim into inviting girls he’s interested in to going out for some tea.

 

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He loves coffee, and is a regular at a certain cafe. If he starts talking about something he knows a lot about, he’ll keep going on about it.

 

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Pikachu is always on two feet. Even during urgent moments. That said, even when he runs at full-speed, he’s not very fast.

 

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Pikachu can’t use moves, and he can’t even discharge electricity that well. He also hates being ordered around.

 

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Pikachu is a bright detective with calm judgment, and can be relied upon.

 

Here’s a look at some of the other key characters:

 

Mike Baker (detective agency chief):

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Amanda Blackstone (detective agency assistant):

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Emilia Christie (new assistant director for a TV channel):

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Meiko Okamoto (an energetic TV director):

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Pablo Milan (barista at the High Hat Cafe):

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Here’s a look at some of the Pokémon that will appear in the game:

 

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Mischievous Aipom.

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Trendy Furfrou.

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Scraggy who plays at the park.

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Slurpuff with drink samples.

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The serious deliverer, Fletchling.

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Ludicolo waitress of feigned ignorance.

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Courtyard elder Trevenant.

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Drifblim who follows the wind.

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Litwick of dim light.

 

Here’s how you advance through the game:

 

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The player takes on the role of Tim, and they’ll be tasked with inquiries and evidence collecting. Working together with Pikachu is essential.

 

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While gathering info, you’ll travel around the field with Pikachu. Tim will be in charge of getting info from people, and Pikachu from other Pokémon.

 

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Finding evidence from things and places is important. By closely examining the right areas, you might discover things that might have not been found the first time.

 

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If Pikachu notices something, a “Pikachu Sign” will appear. You’ll get to hear him out and even get some hints by touching the sign.

 

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For cooperation action events, you’ll need to press buttons in the right timing.

 

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The above images show that a successful catch with the A button results in a proper catch, but missing it will have Pikachu fall down instead.

 

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By using testimonies and the evidence gathered, you’ll get to use reasoning to come up with a conclusion. Pikachu will also follow along.

 

Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo will be available to as a digital title in Japan for 1,500 yen, starting February 3, 2016. You can check out a trailer for the game in our earlier report.


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