This Detective Pikachu Returns walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of gameplay with strategy tips and all puzzle solutions for this adventure game exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.
Table of contents
Detective Pikachu Returns Introduction
Let’s start the Detective Pikachu Returns walkthrough with an introduction video!
Please note that while the game is rated E for Everyone, ages 7 and up, this game includes Mild Fantasy Violence.
Back on the case
Get to the bottom of an intriguing mystery in Detective Pikachu Returns on Nintendo Switch. Join the detective in question and his cohort Tim to help solve the riddle of his missing partner, along with other curious incidents occurring within Ryme City.
Two heads are better than one
A gruff, tough-talking (but surprisingly loveable) Pikachu who loves coffee and calls himself a great detective.
Tim’s dad Harry also happens to be Detective Pikachu’s missing partner. This Ryme University student is also the only person who can understand and talk to the coffee-quaffing, private eye directly.
The story so far…
Previously, Tim and Detective Pikachu investigated the mysterious substance known as R. Let the great detective himself give you a brief recap of their last outing…
Welcome to Ryme City
The patch patrolled by the renowned sleuthing duo is Ryme City – a picturesque metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side-by-side. During their investigations, they’ll visit a swanky manor, ancient ruins, and more – not forgetting the odd trip to Hi-Hat Café for a coffee fix, of course!
Start the investigation
Search for clues
It’s always important to speak to bystanders, including people and Pokémon alike! Tim interviews the humans, while Detective Pikachu can talk to the Pokémon residents of Ryme City.
Piece it all together
Use your powers of deduction – and your handy case notebook – to analyse the clues and testimony you’ve unearthed to crack the case!
Help from the locals
You can also enlist the help of a handful of Pokémon throughout the investigation. Take control of Detective Pikachu directly as he hops aboard friendly characters and use their abilities to hunt for evidence!
Please note: Detective Pikachu Returns is only available with English and Japanese voiceover.
Detective Pikachu Returns Full Walkthrough
Detective Pikachu Returns All Chapter’s Puzzle Solutions
Welcome to the Detective Pikachu Returns walkthrough!
Abdallah will be your voice-over commentator showing you around each chapter’s areas.
- 00:15 — Detective Pikachu Returns Opening Cutscene
- 04:03 — Prologue: Finding Pikachu’s Detective Hat
- 30:27 — Prologue: Tim’s Apartment
- 33:55 — Chapter 1: Ryme City
- 37:17 — Chapter 1: The Missing Jewel
- 1:17:46 — Chapter 1: Hi-Hat Cafe
- 1:30:52 — Chapter 1: Serenity Park
- 1:46:37 — Chapter 1: Riding Growlithe
- 2:07:31 — Chapter 1: The Denis Residence
- 2:16:27 — Chapter 1: Finding the Real Culprit
- 2:26:43 — Chapter 1: Tim’s Apartment
- 2:32:38 — Chapter 2: Hi-Hat Cafe
- 2:35:51 — Chapter 2: The Fabled Aurora
- 2:50:00 — Chapter 2: Southern Ruins – B1
- 3:15:12 — Chapter 2: Southern Ruins – B2
- 3:34:07 — Chapter 2: Riding Galarian Darmanitan
- 3:47:06 — Chapter 2: What do the Murals on the 2nd Level mean?
- 4:00:38 — Chapter 2: Solving the Ruin’s Puzzle
- 4:10:28 — Chapter 2: 2nd Avenue, Ryme City
- 4:14:55 — Chapter 3: Detainee Pikachu
- 5:07:20 — Chapter 3: Riding Luxray
- 5:20:00 — Chapter 3: 2nd Avenue
- 5:45:56 — Chapter 3: Police Station
- 5:55:58 — Chapter 3: 2nd Avenue (Evening Time)
- 6:03:34 — Chapter 3: Police Station (Evening Time)
- 6:25:32 — Chapter 3: Pikachu’s Jailbreak
- 6:34:37 — Chapter 3: Finding the Real Culprit
- 6:43:46 — Chapter 3: Tim’s Apartment
- 6:47:40 — Chapter 4: Memories of the Bamboo Forest
- 7:54:04 — Chapter 4: Storage Area
- 8:17:25 — Chapter 4: Riding Pangoro
- 8:24:59 — Chapter 4: Charcoal Kiln Hut
- 8:32:59 — Chapter 4: The Truth of Pikachu’s Story
- 8:46:27 — Chapter 4: Tim’s Apartment
- 8:49:57 — Chapter 5: A Plan that Transcends Time
- 9:15:54 — Chapter 5: Lab Building – B1
- 9:42:51 — Chapter 5: Lab Building – B2
- 9:53:51 — Chapter 5: Lab Building – B3
- 10:22:28 — Chapter 5: Lab Building – B4
- 11:11:58 — Chapter 5: Lab Building – B5
- 11:39:21 — Chapter 5: Stop the Machine!
- 11:44:35 — Detective Pikachu Returns Ending Cutscene and Credits
Detective Pikachu Returns as a Movie
This video shows the complete story with all cutscenes of Detective Pikachu Returns for Nintendo Switch.
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