A new range of Pokémon Trading Card Game products themed around upcoming live-action movie Pokémon: Detective Pikachu has been unveiled by The Pokémon Company International. The firm says the first wave of Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu merch will be available in Europe from 29 March, ahead of the film’s 10 May theatrical debut.
The line includes four-card booster packs featuring Pokémon such as Detective Pikachu, Charizard and Greninja, with artwork showcasing their CGI movie likenesses. In total, 26 new cards Pokémon TCG cards will be available in the boosters, which will feature packaging based on the look and feel of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu’s Ryme City. Other highlights from the range include:
The Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu Case File, containing one promo card featuring Detective Pikachu, one metallic coin inspired by Detective Pikachu, two Detective Pikachu booster packs and one additional Pokémon TCG booster pack.
The Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu Charizard-GX Case File, containing one foil promo card and one foil oversize card featuring Charizard-GX, four Detective Pikachu booster packs and two additional Pokémon TCG booster packs.
The Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu Greninja-GX Case File, containing one foil promo card and one foil oversize card featuring Greninja-GX, one pin featuring Greninja, five Detective Pikachu booster packs and two additional Pokémon TCG booster packs; and
The Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu Collector Chest, containing seven Detective Pikachu booster packs, two additional Pokémon TCG booster packs, one collector’s pin inspired by Detective Pikachu, and one Pokémon notepad and sticker sheet, all in a sturdy metal case.
Starring Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu, Warner Bros. film Pokémon: Detective Pikachu follows former Pokémon Trainer Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) as he sets off in search of his detective dad Harry, who has gone missing under mysterious circumstances. Aiding Tim on his quest is Harry’s former Pokémon partner – wisecracking super-sleuth Detective Pikachu.