News Release

  • Press Release
  • Oct.25, 2023

New Detective Pikachu Short Released
with Animation by Polygon Pictures!

Polygon Pictures (“PPI,” President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) is proud to announce that a new Detective Pikachu short, Detective Pikachu and the Mystery of the Missing Flan, has been released, with animation produced by Polygon Pictures!

Released today on YouTube for various languages in 19 territories, Detective Pikachu and the Mystery of the Missing Flan is a slapstick mystery in which the famous detective Pikachu must uncover the truth behind the disappearance of a missing pudding with his outstanding deductive reasoning and the help of his partner, Tim.
A new visual style for Pikachu was developed for this title, carefully covering everything from texture to lighting in order to visualize Pikachu's soft fur, while still maintaining his characteristic look familiar to audiences of all ages. You can now enjoy this charming, slice-of-life buddy story of Detective Pikachu and partner Tim, brought to life in high-quality CG animation.

Please check it out together with Detective Pikachu Returns, on sale now for the Nintendo Switch!

Detective Pikachu and the Mystery of the Missing Flan

About Detective Pikachu and the Mystery of the Missing Flan

As he does every morning, Detective Pikachu hums to himself as he enjoys a civilized cup of coffee. However, when Tim arrives to get his pudding snack from the fridge, he finds it has disappared! Of course, Pikachu denies any involvement. A conspiracy behind closed doors - the case of the missing flan! Who could the culprit be? Once again paired up with Tim, Detective Pikachu must use all his powers of deductive reasoning to crack the case!

Pikachu: Koichi Yamadera 
Tim Goodman: Yuto Uemura

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About Detective Pikachu Returns

On sale now for the Nintendo Switch. Check out the game for more adventures with the dynamic duo of Tim and Detective Pikachu.
For more details, see: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/detective_pikachu/ja/