On Wednesday, a new CG animation short for the Detective Pikachu spinoff franchise, “Detective Pikachu & the Mystery of the Missing Flan” (Meitantei Pikachu: Kareinaru Morning Routine), began streaming on the official Pokémon YouTube page. This animated short was produced by Polygon Pictures.
Trailer in English
Trailer in Japanese
The next Detective Pikachu game for the Switch, titled simply Detective Pikachu Returns, was released on October 6.
Nintendo’s official description reads:
Unravel a series of mysteries across Ryme City with a tough-talking, coffee-loving Pikachu who calls himself a great detective. This Pikachu may have a self-assured attitude and talk like a middle-aged man, but he somehow manages to keep his lovable charm. Together with his partner Tim Goodman, this great detective duo cracks several cases with the help of the many Pokémon and people who live in Ryme City.
Originally released in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS in 2016, Detective Pikachu made its way to the rest of the world in March of 2018. There will be a sequel to 2019’s live-action Pokémon: Detective Pikachu film, which was inspired by the game.