The Reason Why Detective Pikachu Loves Coffee

While Ash’s Pikachu adores ketchup, Detective Pikachu loves coffee. In a recent interview, the game’s creators explained why.

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Famitsu asked why Detective Pikachu has an old man voice, and producer Hiroyuki Jinnai explained that Ikue Otani’s cute Pikachu voice work is exceedingly well-known.

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“That’s why, as this is an adventure game, we wanted to bring out the type of mood in a hard-boiled detective story.”

That, however, doesn’t explain the coffee.

Following up on what Jinnai said, director Naoki Miyashita added, “If you’re talking about a sleuth, then typically you imagine there is a pipe as part of the standard character toolkit, but as one would expect, in its place we dialed that down to coffee. However, it [coffee] is slightly grown-up and brings out a certain coolness.”

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So while classic detectives might smoke a pipe, that is probably a bit much for Detective Pikachu, hence the coffee.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Someone needs to visit Cafe Leblanc.