Detective Pikachu is Sleuthing its Way onto Nintendo Switch

Detective Pikachu Switch

If, like me, you absolutely fell in love with Detective Pikachu after seeing the movie this month, you’ll be pleased to hear this: Detective Pikachu is making its way to Switch!

Details are pretty scarce at the moment, but the news that Detective Pikachu will be coming to Switch was announced last night at a conference held by The Pokémon Company. It’s not clear if this will be a port of the 3DS game that released in 2018, or a brand new game featuring the sleuthing Pikachu.

Either way, we’re pretty excited to finally get Detective Pikachu on Switch, no matter what form it takes.

Detective Pikachu was just one of four announcements made by the Pokémon Company last night. Pokémon Home is a cloud service that lets you store and trade your Pokémon collection from across Pokémon Go, Pokémon Let’s Go and the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield. It’ll be coming in early 2020.

Next was the announcement of Pokémon Sleep, a new app that tracks your sleep and, presumably, lets you catch Pokémon while you catch zzzs. There’s also a Pokémon GO Plus + (yes, plus plus), an updated Pokémon GO Plus that can be used with both Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sleep. Hmm.

Last up is a new game, Pokémon Masters. It “allows you to battle alongside your favourite Pokémon trailers from the main series RPGs”.

Further details about the four announcements are scarce right now, including release dates. But new Pokémon projects are always exciting, and so we’ll be keeping a close eye on further announcements from The Pokémon Company. You can see a full round-up of last night’s conference on the official Pokémon Twitter account.