The Pokémon Company International has unveiled an extensive line of products inspired by the brand’s highly-anticipated first live-action hybrid movie POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Entertainment and The Pokémon Company. Before the movie hits theaters in North America on May 10, fans can look forward to new Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) collections, exclusive merchandise from PokemonCenter.com, action figures and interactive plush from Wicked Cool Toys, construction sets from Mattel’s Mega Construx brand, and more goodies inspired by the new adventure.
“Pokémon is a global entertainment franchise that has delighted its fans with video games, trading cards, animation, and soon, live-action movies with the upcoming POKÉMON Detective Pikachu,” said Colin Palmer, VP of marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “The merchandise line we’ve developed for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon Center, as well as the amazing selection of licensed toys and more celebrates this remarkable milestone for the brand and is sure to delight Pokémon fans of all ages.”
The TCG line and select merchandise will be displayed at The Pokémon Company’s booth (#3049) at the American International Toy Fair (New York City, Feb. 16-19)
The Pokémon Trading Card Game: Four-card booster packs with new packaging based on the look of Ryme City; 26 new cards in all featuring Detective Pikachu, Charizard and other Pokémon as depicted in the movie. First wave out April 5 in NorAm.
- Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu Case File—Contains one promo card featuring Detective Pikachu, one metallic coin inspired by Detective Pikachu, two Detective Pikachu booster packs, and one additional Pokémon TCG booster pack.
- Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu Charizard-GX Case File—Contains one foil promo card and one foil oversize card featuring Charizard-GX, four Detective Pikachu booster packs, and two additional Pokémon TCG booster packs.
- Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu Greninja-GX Case File—Contains one foil promo card and one foil oversize card featuring Greninja-GX, one pin featuring Greninja, five Detective Pikachu booster packs, and two additional Pokémon TCG booster packs.
- Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu Collector Chest—Contains seven Detective Pikachu booster packs, two additional Pokémon TCG booster packs, one collector’s pin inspired by Detective Pikachu, and one Pokémon notepad and sticker sheet, all in a sturdy metal case.
Pokémon Center: A wide selection of exclusive new apparel featuring iconography from the movie, as well as unique roleplay and lifestyle items, launching April 2 on PokemonCenter.com, followed by a second series in May.
- Detective Pikachu Deerstalker Hat—Fans will be able to roleplay as Detective Pikachu with this premium quality, tweed deerstalker hat with plush Pikachu ears.
- Hi-Hat Café Apparel and Accessories—Nodding to one of the most iconic locations in POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, this collection offers various items donning the Hi-Hat Café’s unique logo, including t-shirts, a hoodie, diner mug, and 9FORTY baseball cap by New Era.
- Ryme City Police Department Apparel and Accessories—Sporting the Ryme City Police Department logo, this collection includes a polo shirt, 9FORTY baseball cap by New Era, mug, and pin.
- Ryme City 10-Year Anniversary Parade Apparel—Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Ryme City as shown in the movie, this collection offers themed t-shirts for adults and children.
- Pin Set, Patch Set, Sticker Set, and Tin Sign Set—A variety of pins, patches, stickers, and tin signs featuring popular icons from the movie will be available in sets.
Wicked Cool Toys, master toy licensee for the Pokémon brand, will offer a series of action figures, plush, and roleplay items that will be available at mass retailers beginning in April:
- Pokémon Detective Pikachu Movie Feature Plush—Features two voice modes including “Detective Pikachu” and “Pikachu” for fans to interact with the character, just like in the movie. The Detective Pikachu feature plush also features over 14 responses, motorized ears and a detective’s hat.
- Pokémon Detective Pikachu Movie Figure Line—Fans can explore Ryme City with 2-inch scale figures including Detective Pikachu, Psyduck, and Bulbasaur, and 3-inch scale articulated figures including Ludicolo, Mr. Mime, and more. Each figure is highly detailed and replicates the authentic look of the “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” movie.
Mattel’s Mega Construx Building Sets will expand its popular line of Pokémon building sets with all-new offerings specifically for POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, featuring characters and settings seen in the upcoming movie. The first wave will begin to hit shelves on March 25.
- Mega Construx Detective Pikachu—Fans can begin the investigation when building this 232-piece, 6.25-inch Detective Pikachu figure. Give Detective Pikachu’s tail a flick and watch it spring into action. Then, a twist in the case! Turn Detective Pikachu’s head to bring his magnifying glass up to his eye to search for new clues. Detective Pikachu is articulated for resting or action poses.
- Mega Construx Detective Pikachu Mr. Mime—Give Detective Pikachu the run around with this buildable Mr. Mime figure. Actions speak louder than words when fans make use of Mr. Mime’s highly articulated limbs and pose it on the buildable display plate.
In addition to the Pokémon TCG, Pokémon Center items, and licensed toys, The Pokémon Company International has developed licensed apparel and home décor through a variety of partners that will be available at mass retailers closer to the movie’s release. There will also be a robust publishing program, including a premium “making of” coffee table-style book from The Pokémon Company International’s in-house imprint, Pikachu Press, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the film production.
Pokémon fans can look forward to more movie merchandise news in the coming months, follow @Pokemon on social media for the latest updates, and join in the #DetectivePikachu conversation online.
Directed by Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens), POKÉMON Detective Pikachu begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim (Justice Smith) to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds): a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.