Is Pokémon Detective Pikachu on Netflix?

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a family adventure and comedy movie released in 2019. If you are located in the USA and have already searched this movie, you might have realized that it is unfortunately not presently available on North American Netflix. The reason is the licensing agreements where Netflix imposes geo-blocks making certain content inaccessible for subscribers located in some countries. But you can still transcend these restrictions and enjoy your most awaited family movie by using a VPN. A Virtual Private Network enables you to access Netflix from a country like Canada, Norway, Denmark, or Germany where this movie is not current geo-blocked.

Listed below are the international Netflix libraries that currently include this movie:

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In the hypothetical world portrayed by the movie, there are humans and Pokémon living side-by-side. When Harry Goodman, an ace detective, disappears mysteriously, his son, Tim, ventures out to find him along with his father’s wise and hilarious Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu. The most loved Pokémon Detective Pikachu is now available on Netflix. The movie continues with Pikachu and Tim wandering through the Ryme City hunting for clues. Meanwhile, they discover diverse Pokémon characters and a shocking scenario that can disrupt the Pokémon universe and the coexistence of humans and Pokémon.


Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Chris Geere, Bill Nighy, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Rita Ora, Suki Waterhouse

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How to watch "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" on Netflix in the USA

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