Pikachu's Return: A Detective's Adventure.

Detective Pikachu Returns is the sequel; playing the original is not imperative.

The game offers a new storyline and doesn't require prior knowledge.

Buying the original game is a hurdle due to discontinued eShop support

Nintendo UK provides a brief video summary of past events

The franchise appeals to crime-solving and detective enthusiasts.

Playing the first game is optional for a deeper understanding.

A Pokemon Go event accompanies Detective Pikachu Returns' release.

Event features timed research quests, collection challenges, and field tasks.

Unique Pokemon encounters and rewards are available in the event.

Detective Hat Pikachu returns, offering a chance for evolution into Detective Hat Raichu.