The Great Detective Pikachu of “Meitantei Pikachu: Shin Konbi Tanjyou” is very different from other pikachus. The biggest shocker is that, unlike the others, he can speak.

In fact, this crime-solving little guy not only talks, he likes to do it a lot — and he has a surprisingly husky voice to do so. He may not be able to throw thunderbolt attacks, but he can walk and run upright, loves coffee and is always trying to pick up women. “Meitantei Pikachu” is a 3DS game of point-and-click-style mysteries that Detective Pikachu, sporting a Sherlock Holmes-style dear stalker, has to solve with his partner Tim Goodman, a young boy who is in Rhyme City to find his missing father. While Tim and you can understand Pikachu, no one else can. Likewise, you won’t be able to understand other in-game pikachus and other humans won’t understand Detective Pikachu. This means relaying information and teamwork are essential.

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