The Pokémon Company has announced that the Detective Pikachu game will be released, both physically and digitally, in North America, Europe and Japan on March 23, 2018. The game takes place in Rhyme City, you play as the human character Tim Goodman. Tim meets a talking Pikachu and together they start to solve various mysteries in the nearby city. A special Detective Pikachu amiibo will be released the same day. This amiibo features a sleuthing Pikachu that's larger than the standard amiibo, and when used with your game, it can unlock short videos that may contain helpful hints for your investigation.