Pikachu is Sherlock Holmes in trippy Japanese video game

How do you fit two wildly popular franchises into one game? Pokemon


Sorry, but we couldn’t help drawing your attention to one of the weirdest video game trailers this year. Internet, meet Great Detective Pikachu.



The game features Pokemon’s favourite yellow electric rodent donning a very familiar deerstalker, solving crimes, drinking coffee (really), and sounding unnervingly like a middle-aged Japanese man.

Suppose it’s easier to interview suspects if you can say more than just ‘pika!’

The game will be released in Japan on Nintendo 3DS, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Pokemon franchise. Sadly there’s no word of an English version yet.


Sherlock: gotta catch ’em all.