Detective Pikachu Returns Cheats and Tips


Detective Pikachu Returns Cheats and Tips


Investigate thoroughly

Investigations are the bread and butter of Detective Pikachu Returns’ gameplay. Without them, our heroes won’t have the clues necessary to make deductions and solve cases. Due to this, each time a player makes their way to the scene of an investigation, they’ll want to exhaust every possible option.

Scan each scene thoroughly and check all around the screen as the investigation is underway. Any time the cursor turns into a magnifying glass, be sure to press the A button to see if a clue is worthy of being included in the journal. The same goes for questioning witnesses. Talk to every NPC and Pokemon as much as possible.

Once Tim and Detective Pikachu have gathered all the clues they need to proceed with the case, one of the two heroes should say so via the in-game dialogue. Once this occurs, players can move along in Detective Pikachu Returns and begin the process of deduction. However, if players don’t see this dialogue, there are still clues to collect out there somewhere.

Getting every clue on the first pass of an investigation will prevent the need to backtrack later on, so it’s best to get things right the first time.

Make note of the Pokemon you see in Ryme City

Although they aren’t exactly part of Detective Pikachu Returns’ main story, players will occasionally cross paths with the Quiz Professor in Chapters 2 to 4. During this time, she’ll quiz players with trivia questions surrounding Pokemon and how they look and behave. Fans will have to find the correct Pocket Monster in Ryme City, to answer her questions.

Since this is the case, players may want to note the Pokemon in Ryme City and where they’re located. This way, when fans do encounter the Quiz Professor, they’ll be able to quickly answer her questions without roaming Ryme City for an extended period of time.

Lean on your journal descriptions

Although the initial cases in Detective Pikachu Returns are pretty straightforward and simple to figure out, they grow in complexity throughout the story. If players take a break from the game or get a bit confused, hitting the X button and opening the journal can be an incredibly helpful way to get back on track.

By hovering over the clue icons within the journal, players can read descriptions of physical clues and interviews they’ve conducted that provide helpful facts. Moreover, fans can press the left button on their D-pad to review previous sets of clues and deductions that will recap the progress made in the case so far.

Even better, there is a note-based flowchart in the top right of the journal to show how far players have come in a certain case to help steer them where to go next. If fans have taken a break from the game and are coming back, or they’ve simply forgotten where they were headed, the journal should be the first resource that comes to mind.