On today’s press conference, The Pokemon Company revealed that a new Detective Pikachu game is planned for Switch!
Although the live-action adaptation of Detective Pikachu has proven to be a hit with casual audiences and Pokemon fans alike, it wasn’t exactly everyone’s first choice of Pokemon source material to bring to the big screen. So why did the studios decide on Detective Pikachu as the franchise’s big live-action debut?
By now, most would know that Mewtwo plays a very prominent role in Detective Pikachu. As it turns out, the Genetic Pokemon’s story is yet another way that the live-action film ties into the franchise’s overall universe.
Those of you who have already seen Detective Pikachu would know that there are quite a few references to the mainline Pokemon games in it, but does that mean the film takes place in the same universe?
Recently, the screenwriters of the newly released film Pokemon Detective Pikachu ,Dan Hernández and Benji Sami, were interviewed by Blank Check podcast.
Despite being a Pokemon film, Detective Pikachu features surprisingly few traditional Pokemon Battles, normally a staple of the long-running franchise. Even more surprising however, is that this was neither a studio mandate nor a choice by the filmmakers, but a request from The Pokemon Company itself.
Apart from Mr Mime, there was one other Pokemon from Detective Pikachu fans found rather disturbing to see in the film’s photorealistic style. A pale pink creature with a 2-meter long tongue whose licks can cause paralysis: Lickitung, The Licking Pokemon.