A very famous Pokémon appears surprisingly Detective Pikachu
[MINORSPOILRESOLVEDFOR DETECTIVE PIKACHU !]  Ashs Pikachu makes a surprise appearance in the Detective Pikachu video game that came out last weekend in the US and Europe. In the third chapter of the game, the protagonist of the game, Tim Goodman, goes outside and starts talking to a Pikachu who he thinks is his partner, the famous Deerstalker cap that carries Detective Pikachu.
The arrival of true detective Pikachu, however, suggests for a few moments that Tim was actually speaking to another Pikachu. Detective Pikachu and this other Pikachu talk briefly while the other Pikachu mentions his own coach. Detective Pikachu ends the conversation by telling the Pikachu to encourage his partner to be "the best, the best one ever" before the other Pikachu runs away.
This non-human speaking Pikachu is spoken by Ikue Otani, the voice actress who gives her voice to Pikachu in both the video games and the Pokemon anime. And while this Pikachu never says who his partner is, Detective Pikachu's quote from the famous Pokemon title song is a pretty strong wink that the two most famous Pikachu of the Pokémon series had a brief in-game interaction.
This is not the first time that Ash Pikachu has gone into video games. Ashs Pikachu appeared briefly in Pokemon Sun and Moon and Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on a photo in a room occupied by a Mimikyu. While the players could only take a quick look at the photo, Ash's famous hat was clearly visible in the photo. Players have occasionally had the opportunity to receive Ashs Pikachu in various games as a special Event Pokémon over the years.
We'll have to see if this scene makes it to the upcoming live action film Detective Pikachu which is currently being shot and is expected to be released next year. The film plays Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu. Judge Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy, Suki Waterhouse, Rita Ora and Chris Geere will also feature in the film. The film is directed by Rob Letterman.
Detective Pikachu is now available for Nintendo 3DS.