Pokémon: Detective Pikachu hits theaters in just under a month, and with the promotional engines revving up, it’s only natural that the film receives special merchandise through other arms of the Pokémon empire. The Pokémon Trading Card Game is perhaps the easiest way for the movie’s promotion to cross over – after all, a special edition card was handed out to theatergoers of Pokémon: The First Movie 20 years ago.
While Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is planning a similar promotion for those who see it in theaters, fans can also pick up retail products in the form of four special edition “Case File” boxes. Each one features a special card starring a main Pokémon from the film (Detective Pikachu, Charizard, Mewtwo, and Greninja), as well as multiple booster packs from both the Detective Pikachu series and other recent expansions. The cool thing about this new set of Detective Pikachu cards is that every single one is holographic, giving them an extra layer of coolness beyond the photorealistic CG representations in the film.
We were sent the four boxes currently available. You can see the Case File boxes, as well all the unique cards we pulled from the included booster packs in the gallery below. For more on Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, check out our current issue, where we talk about our visit to the set of the movie.
Click image thumbnails to view larger version
Pokémon Trading Card Game: Detective Pikachu is available now. Check out our galleries from past expansions below. You can also head here for an in-depth look at the history of the Pokémon Trading Card game.
Sun and Moon – Team Up
Sun and Moon – Lost Thunder
Sun and Moon – Celestial Storm
Sun and Moon – Forbidden Light
Sun and Moon – Ultra Prism
Sun and Moon – Shining Legends
Sun and Moon – Burning Shadows
Sun and Moon – Guardians Rising
Sun and Moon
XY Generations/XY Evolutions
Premium Trainer’s XY Collection