Top 14 Detective Pikachu Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Detective Pikachu facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Detective Pikachu film message.

Pikachu is severely wounded by a suprisingly small chuck of earth that has fallen. This is because Pikachu is an electric type, which in the games, are weak to ground type damage.
Pikachu is severely wounded by a suprisingly small chuck of earth that has fallen. This is because Pikachu is an electric type, which in the games, are weak to ground type damage.
Pikachu makes a Magikarp evolve by kicking it. This references the anime where James accidentally does the same thing (and later a Mankey)
Pikachu makes a Magikarp evolve by kicking it. This references the anime where James accidentally does the same thing (and later a Mankey)

Detective Pikachu Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Tim got tricked by a scene from the movie Angels With Filthy Souls (1990) thinking there is someone home, the same scene that tricked the thieves in the movie home alone (1990).

Detective Pikachu Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - During the climax, Pikachu drops down onto a Pidgeot to escape. Similarly, Pikachu rides a Pidgeotto in the opening sequence of the original anime
    During the climax, Pikachu drops down onto a Pidgeot to escape. Similarly, Pikachu rides a Pidgeotto in the opening sequence of the original anime
  • 1 - There is a scene where a Machamp is directing traffic to go a different route in Ryme City due to a sleeping Snorlax blocking the road. This is a reference to the Generation 1 video games where two sleeping Snorlaxes block paths to certain areas
    There is a scene where a Machamp is directing traffic to go a different route in Ryme City due to a sleeping Snorlax blocking the road. This is a reference to the Generation 1 video games where two sleeping Snorlaxes block paths to certain areas
  • 1 - The building sign that the Aipoms are hanging on spells "OAK" as a reference to the Professor Oak character from the cartoon and games.
    The building sign that the Aipoms are hanging on spells "OAK" as a reference to the Professor Oak character from the cartoon and games.
  • 1 - The scene near the end of the movie, with the Pokemon balloons during the Ryme City battle, is a homage to the Super Smash Bros. Melee level - Poke Floats
    The scene near the end of the movie, with the Pokemon balloons during the Ryme City battle, is a homage to the Super Smash Bros. Melee level - Poke Floats

Detective Pikachu Hidden Details

1 - The red details on Mr Mime are based on a rubber dodgeball.
The red details on Mr Mime are based on a rubber dodgeball.

While Pikachu is trying to convince Tim that they should team up to find Harry, the BAR sign outside makes out the word DAD from Pikachu's perspective (low angle shot).

1 - As Pikachu climbs up a dresser, he scratches its surface, leaving visible claw marks.
As Pikachu climbs up a dresser, he scratches its surface, leaving visible claw marks.
1 - Pikachu tries to use Thunderbolt on Charizard and fails. This is not because of his amnesia BUT because (as Tim states moments before) he only knows the moves Quick Attack, Discharge, Electroball and Volt Tackle.
Pikachu tries to use Thunderbolt on Charizard and fails. This is not because of his amnesia BUT because (as Tim states moments before) he only knows the moves Quick Attack, Discharge, Electroball and Volt Tackle.
1 - The main character's hometown is called Leaventown, a joke about how in every Pokemon game the main character leaves their hometown
The main character's hometown is called Leaventown, a joke about how in every Pokemon game the main character leaves their hometown
1 - Ms. Norman's gloves foreshadow her identity
Ms. Norman's gloves foreshadow her identity

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Detective Pikachu. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.