March 27, 2018

Format: Kindle 
Pages: 25 pages
Published: March 23rd, 2018
Publisher: The Pokémon Company

2.5 out of 5 stars

Detective Pikachu: Episode 0 – Eevee’s case is a prequel story to the Detective Pikachu game that released March 23rd, 2018 worldwide.  As a self-proclaimed great detective, Pikachu can somehow understand what people are saying. His only wish is to meet someone who can understand him in the same way.

A few months after his human partner, Harry, and Detective Pikachu’s memory went missing, he’s staying with a friend of Harry’s while trying to find him. But in the meantime, he decides to start his own agency. And when Eevee asks him to help figure out who ruined its partner’s yard, Detective Pikachu takes on the case.

The story is written in a very fast and easy going pace, with the purpose to introduce Detective Pikachu to the kids that will probably also be playing the game. The book features a couple of gorgeous illustrations that will help kids get engrossed in the story, accompanied with the simple story which has been written and printed in a way that’ll be easy for kids to read and understand. The story, however, is not very integrated into the game and because of that doesn’t serve many purposes as a prequel.

All in all is Detective Pikachu: Episode 0 – Eevee’s case a very good and cute book to read with kids that love Pokémon but don’t expect a lot of the story (or for that matter as a prequel as this case won’t be referenced anywhere in the game anymore).

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