Pokémon Detective Pikachu: London disguises itself as Ryme City

London lends its streets to the new film Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, based on the concept of cohabitation between animated and human characters like Who Framed Roger Rabbit or Space Jam.

Pokémon, a generational story

Pokémon has influenced a whole generation and still continues to excite young and old, but what is it? Pokemons are “pocket monsters”. Some people called “trainers” can capture them with pokéballs. All this to train them to fight to win competitions, settle a dispute or defend the oppressed. The Japanese franchise, which first appeared in 1996 in Japan, offers playing cards, manga, video games, cartoons and other related products. Impossible to miss them, especially one named Pikachu.

In the original games and cartoons, we follow the adventures of Ash Ketchum. The latter receives his first pokémon, a Pikachu, a kind of electric mouse with the power to strike his opponent. At first the atmosphere between them is electric. But very quickly a beautiful friendship is established between this young boy of 10 years old who travels the world in search of other pokémons to capture, and this yellow mouse. Few pokemons can speak, only a few can. Like the sinister Meowth, the fetish pokémon of Team Rocket. An evil organization that wants to capture the most powerful pokemons to dominate the world.

Detective Pikachu, the movie after the video game

22 years, as many films, 7 generations of family revival and more than 30 games later, the Pokémon saga is back in the news thanks to Detective Pikachu. The film is based on the story of the video game, released in Japan in 2016 and in the United States and Europe in 2018. The game is about a young student named Tim Goodman who teams up with a Pikachu to find his missing father. The special thing is that Tim is the only one who hears him speak. The others only hear “pika pika” when his amazing sidekick tries to interact with them.

The investigation takes place in the fictional town of Ryme City. The film crew decided to base this city in London for the sets of this crazy investigation led by Tim (Justice Smith) and Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds).

In January 2018, a twitterer named HowardBud posted photos of some of the film’s sets.

In the trailer, visible since 12 November 2018, you can see a few more fanspots from the British capital such as Charlotte Road at number 59. The place hosts a night market where Tim tries to convince passers-by that he is really talking to Pikachu as we mention in our London guide of the 1000 cult places of films, series, music, comics and novels. Other images evoke landscapes strongly resembling Scottish moorland.

Detective Pikachu will be released in theaters in the United States on May 10, 2019. A date that should come up in a flash.

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By Damien Duarte

Friday, November 16, 2018

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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