Detective Pikachu and Detective Pikachu Returns set themselves other than different Pokémon spin-offs by that includes in depth voice performing. From the tough-talking, coffee-obsessed detective himself to the various residents and Pokémon of Ryme Metropolis, Detective Pikachu Returns has extra attraction than you may shake a magnifying glass at.
We’ve taken on a bit of detective work of our personal at PC Invasion and dug into the expertise behind Detective Pikachu Returns’ colourful solid of characters. Right here’s each voice actor featured in Detective Pikachu Returns, and the place chances are you’ll know their earlier work from.
Detective Pikachu Returns (2) Voice Actor Record
Detective Pikachu — Kaiji Tang
The shining star of the sport himself, Detective Pikachu, is voiced by Kaiji Tang in Detective Pikachu Returns. Whereas followers of the live-action film could also be used to Ryan Reynolds, Tang has voiced the online game iteration of Detective Pikachu because the authentic sport’s launch in 2018.
Apart from everybody’s favourite coffee-drinking yellow rodent, Tang is greatest recognized for enjoying Ichiban Kasuga from the Yakuza/Like A Dragon sequence. Different notable roles embrace Invoice from Beastars, Satoru Goju from Jujutsu Kaisen, and Guts from Berserk (2016). In case you’re an anime and/or JRPG fan, you’ve positively come throughout Kaiji Tang’s iconic voices earlier than.
Tim Goodman — Khoi Dao
Khoi Dao continues to voice Tim Goodman in Detective Pikachu Returns. Because of the sport’s two-year time skip, Tim each seems and sounds older. He nonetheless hasn’t ditched his iconic pink hoodie, although!
Genshin Impact followers might acknowledge Khoi Dao as Albedo, whereas Fireplace Emblem buffs could also be extra accustomed to Kagetsu from Fire Emblem Engage. Dao has additionally starred in numerous anime, resembling Lupin the third: Half VI, Demon Slayer, Karuoko’s Basketball, and even Pokémon Journeys.
Rachel Myers — Laura Stahl
Stahl isn’t new to the Pokémon franchise both, voicing Bea in Pokémon: Twilight Wings, Zinnia in Pokémon Evolutions, and Skyla, Hau, and Lass in Pokémon Masters. She additionally performs (feminine) Alear; the protagonist is Fire Emblem Engage.
Howard Myers — Alain Mesa
In case you assume Howard Myers’ face from someplace, regardless of not showing within the first sport, you aren’t alone. Howard Myers is voiced by and seemingly based mostly on Alain Mesa, who supplied the likeness and voice of Alejandro Vargas in Name of Responsibility: Trendy Ware II, III, and Warzone.
Alain Mesa is thought for enjoying Salazar in Nice Pretender, Yastutora Sado (Chad), and Riku Togakushi in Bleach: Thousand-Yr Blood Battle.
Irene Goodman — Dorah Wonderful
Tim’s mom, Irene Goodman, is voiced by Dorah Wonderful. Whereas talked about within the first sport, Detective Pikachu Returns marks her first bodily look. For any fellow World of Warcraft gamers on the market, Wonderful additionally voices Sendrax, the enthusiastic drakonid in the beginning of Dragonflight.
Wonderful’s different best-known roles embrace Hitomi Sagan in AI: The Somnium Recordsdata, Tammy Nobi in Stand By Me Doraemon 2, and Bertha in Pokémon Masters. She’s additionally supplied many extra voices for anime, resembling Berserk, God Eater, Ok-On!, and Jojo’s Weird Journey.
Sophia Goodman — Michelle Marie
Tim’s little sister, Sophia Goodman, is voiced by Michelle Marie. As somebody with extra Sanrio in my home than I care to confess, I used to be happy to find Marie because the voice of My Melody and Chococat in Hi there Kitty and Pals Supercute Adventures.
Michelle Marie has additionally appeared in a previous Pokémon title, starring as Leaf in Pokémon Masters. Different roles embrace Nana Hiiragi in Talentless Nana, Anis and Aria in Goddess of Victory: Nikke, and Niffty in Hazbin Resort.
Supporting Detective Pikachu Returns Voice Actors
Detective Pikachu Returns encompasses a handful of characters from the 2018 sport, in addition to loads of new faces. To keep away from spoilers, we’ve listed the characters and their expertise that don’t seem within the sport’s promotional materials beneath.
Warning: This listing accommodates spoilers for sure characters in Detective Pikachu Returns.
- Pablo Milan — Doug Erholtz (returning)
- Frank Vacation — Wealthy Brown
- Brac McMaster — Invoice Roger
- Emilia Christie — Kira Buckland (returning)
- Jessica Miller — Anairis Quinones
- Sanjeev Denis — Maz Ali
- Wealthy Brown — Frank Vacation
- Brandon Barnes — Michael Sorich
- Will Butler — SungWon Cho
- Larry Turner — Y. Chang
- Claudia Denis — Rebeka Thomas
- Trevor Gordon — Imari Williams
- Chris Honor — AJ Beckles
- Keith Norman — Chris Hackney (returning)
- Charles Merloch — Yong Yea
- Mewtwo — Christopher Corey Smith (returning)
- Harry Goodman — Kaiji Tang (returning*)