144 — Pokémon: Detective Pikachu: Story of the Movie (w/ Gita Jackson)

Detective Pikachu: Story of the movie book cover, featuring a strikingly adorable little yellow mouse in a small deerstalker cap.  Seriously, it's the cutest thing, like, ever.

A story, nay, a tale so big we had to have help to handle it, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu: Story of the Movie is a novelization slash transcript of the recent film, which Kotaku’s Gita Jackson (@xoxogossipgita on Twitter) was kind enough to join us to discuss!

Roughly ninety minutes of giggling then ensued.

The book’s very first page includes the phrases “secret science lab”, “dark minds at work” and “Legendary Pokémon”, so you know what you’re in for right from the beginning: Pokéaction, and plenty of it. The episode is … basically the same thing, what’s-on-offer-wise.  Whether you’re the kind of person who’s long felt they “have to” “catch all of them” or are more on ol’ Chris Collision’s level of Pokéknowlege (Pokéfamiliarity?), this is one downloadable that will make you the very best, like no one ever was!


Music Pairings:

  • Basket of Masks” by DTCV
  • “Dose of Thunder” by The Replacements
  • “Big Balls” by AC/DC