Pikachu Is Getting His Own Live-Action Movie

The Pokémon GO effect continues. Today, Legendary Entertainment and The Pokémon Company have announced that they’re bringing Detective Pikachu to the big screen. It will be the first live-action Pokémon movie, but the bad news is that production won’t start until 2017, so it’s still some time away.

The movie will be based around the talking Pikachu which was first featured in the Great Detective Pikachu game. Episode one of Detective Pikachu released on the Japanese eShop earlier this year. We haven’t seen the game over on this side of the world at all.