Top 14 Detective Pikachu Movie Details

While searching the internet for Detective Pikachu movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

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)

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Detective Pikachu details are suitable for kids.

  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).

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, 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

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

I am pretty sure that you've watched Detective Pikachu, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Detective Pikachu and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.