The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City - a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world - they encounter a diverse case of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe. Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu (voice and motion capture) Ken Watanabe as Detective Yoshida Justice Smith as Tim Goodman Kathryn Newton as Lucy Directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) Written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) The film will be released on May 10, 2019.