Pokémon Detective Pikachu Toy Line Uncovered!
The Pokémon Company International unveiled an extensive line of products inspired by the upcoming Pokémon Detective Pikachu from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, and The Pokémon Company. The movie hits theaters on May 10.
All items in the line are inspired by the movie, which begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes missing amid mysterious circumstances, prompting his son Tim to investigate what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds). Chasing clues together through Ryme City, where humans and Pokémon live side by side, they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a plot that could destroy this peaceful coexistence.
The Pokémon TCG line and select other merchandise will be on display at The Pokémon Company International booth (No. 3049) at the American International Toy Fair, February 16–19 in New York City.
Product highlights and partners include:
- The Pokémon Trading Card Game: The Pokémon TCG, which has shipped more than 23.6 billion cards to date, is debuting new Pokémon Detective Pikachu booster packs for the launch of the film. These four-card boosters feature newly designed packaging based on the look and feel of Ryme City. Twenty-six new cards feature Pokémon such as Detective Pikachu and Charizard depicted in their CGI movie likenesses. The first wave of Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu products will be available beginning April 5 in North America. This include the Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu Case File, which comes with 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 Center Apparel: Fans can gear up with a wide selection of exclusive new apparel featuring iconography from the movie, as well as unique roleplay and lifestyle items, from PokemonCenter.com. The following items launch on April 2, 2019 with a second wave of merchandise arriving in May: Detective Pikachu Deerstalker Hat featuring premium quality, tweed with plush Pikachu ears; Hi-Hat Café apparel and accessories nodding to the iconic locations in Pokémon Detective Pikachu; Ryme City Police Department apparel and accessories; Ryme City 10-Year Anniversary Parade apparel; and more.
- 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. Highlights include the Pokémon Detective Pikachu Movie Feature Plush and the Pokémon Detective Pikachu Movie figure line.
- The Pokémon Mega Construx line will feature characters and settings seen in the upcoming movie. The first wave of Pokémon Mega Construx items inspired by the film will begin to hit retail shelves on March 25. Highlights include the Mega Construx Detective Pikachu and Mega Construx Detective Pikachu Mr. Mime buildable figure.