All Pokemon characters in the Detective Pikachu movie

Curious what Pokemon are getting the real-life treatment in the new Detective Pikachu movie? Here's a handy list.


Detective Pikachu is probably one of the most anticipated movies of the year and so far the trailers are looking very enticing. If you’re as big a Pokémon fan as I am, then you’ve probably been watching, rewinding and rewatching the new trailers just as much as I have to see all your favorite Pokémon cameo in the film. If you’ve found yourself in this position, then you’ll be happy to know that we’ve decided to take a little bit of the guesswork out of it. Here you’ll find a detailed list of all the Pokémon that you’ll see in the Detective Pikachu movie.

All Pokémon in Detective Pikachu

There are going to be a lot of Pokémon in Detective Pikachu, and so far we haven’t even seen what that final tally will come up to. If you’re curious, though, we have taken the liberty of watching back the trailers to see what Pokémon have been revealed so far, so let’s dive right in. For the purpose of this list, we’ll only be focusing the Pokémon that we’ve seen the complete real-life version of. So, things like posters and signs in the movie won’t count towards this list. We’ve also tried to stick to only the Pokémon that we can 100% verify, so any that pass by quickly and aren’t completely decipherable might not be included in this article just yet


Detective Pikachu
You kind of saw this one coming, right?


Aipom in Detective Pikachu
Aipom would almost be cute.. if those eyes didn't look so angry.

Arcanine, Golurk, Growlithe, Charmander and Squirtle

Arcanine in Detective Pikachu
You can see quite a few different Pokemon in this scene.


Bulbasaur in Detective Pikachu
How could you say no to a face like that?

Machamp, Snorlax and Pancham

Machamp in Detective Pikachu
Snorlax is front and center here, but Machamp can be seen holding up traffic. If you look really close you can also see Pancham behind the sign behind Machamp.


Charizard in Detective Pikachu
That's definitely not a Pokemon you want to mess with.


Flareon in Detective Pikachu
I wonder if we'll see any of the other Eevolutions in Detective Pikachu.


Jigglypuff in Detective Pikachu
How does something so cute look so angry?


Lickitung in Detective Pikachu
Watch yourself kids, this one doesn't believe in personal space.


Ludicolo in Detective Pikachu
I never expected to see Ludicolo working at a diner, but I can dig it.


Mew Two in Detective Pikachu
Oh boy, doesn't look like MewTwo is here to play games.


Snubbull in Detective Pikachu
It must be a Monday... oh wait, that's just how Snubbull looks all the time.

Blastoise and Gengar

Mr. Mime

Mr. Mime in Detective Pikachu
This isn't a face you want to run into in a dark alley.


Greninja in Detective Pikachu
Watch out for these Greninjas in the latest trailer for Detective Pikachu.


Psyduck in Detective Pikachu
Fans can expect to see plenty of Psyduck in Detective Pikachu.

As we said above, we’ll be keeping this list as up to date as possible, and it will be evolving as we can confirm more characters through the various trailers and media that Warner Bros. has released. Make sure you check back often to see all the different Pokémon that will make an appearance of some kind in Detective Pikachu. You can check out the new trailer yourself to see the latest Pokémon reveals.

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Joshua holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and has been exploring the world of video games for as long as he can remember. He enjoys everything from large-scale RPGs to small, bite-size indie gems and everything in between.

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