Is Detective Pikachu on Netflix Australia? (2023 Quick Guide)

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is a live-action Pokemon movie and is an adaptation of the video game. You can find different characters in the movie like Gengar, Charizard, Jigglypuff, Bulbasaur, and Mewtwo.

But, can you watch Detective Pikachu on Netflix in Australia?

Detective Pikachu, starring Ryan Reynolds is available on Netflix, but not in Australia. Sadly, fans in Australia will have no luck finding the movie on their Netflix library because of geographical restrictions. You can only watch the movie on Netflix UK, and Turkey. 

Worry not, as there is an easy way to unlock the movie on the streaming service from Australia using VPN software. 

How to Watch Detective Pikachu on Netflix in Australia

Follow these steps to watch Detective Pikachu on Netflix in Australia:

  1. Choose a VPN and subscribe to it. I highly recommend ExpressVPN as it has plenty of servers in Turkey and 65 other countries.
  2. Download the VPN application on your device from the App Store. 
  3. When the app is installed, log in and connect to a Turkey server.
  4. Go to Netflix and sign in.
  5. Stream Detective Pikachu on Netflix.



Why do you need a VPN to watch Detective Pikachu on Netflix in Australia

The reason why you need a VPN app to watch Detective Pikachu on Netflix in Australia is that the streaming platform has different libraries according to country. That is because of streaming rights and licensing issues.

Warner Media has distribution rights to Detective Pikachu and all its movies are available on HBO Max. That is why you cannot watch a movie on Netflix from all regions.

Currently, the movie is only available on Netflix UK and Turkey. So, if you are living in Australia, you will not be able to find the movie on Netflix.

This is where a VPN comes in. With the help of a virtual private network, you can bypass Netflix’s geo-blocks and watch British or Turkish Netflix from Australia.

A VPN app has servers located in every country so you can connect to a server and change your IP address. This will allow you to change your Netflix region as well.

With the help of a VPN, you can also watch popular animated movies on Netflix like Spider-verse on Netflix, Coraline on Netflix, and Family Guy on Netflix.

What is Detective Pikachu Movie About?

Based on the 2016 video game, Detective Pikachu is an action film directed by Rob Letterman (his other projects include Monsters vs Aliens). It tells the story of a 21-year-old boy, Tim, who arrives at Ryme City after hearing about the death of his father, Harry.

After visiting his dad’s apartment, Tim finds a talking Pikachu who was Harry’s partner. Together, the two must find out what really happened to Harry as the police never found his body.

The movie has a freshness rating of 68 on RottenTomatoes.

The cast of Detective Pikachu 

  • Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu (Deadpool)
  • Justice Smith as Tim Goodman
  • Kathryn Newton as Lucy Stevens
  • Ken Watanabe as Lieutenant Hide Yoshida
  • Bill Nighy as Howard Clifford
  • Rita Ora as Dr. Ann Laurent

Does Netflix still have Detective Pikachu?

Yes, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is still available on Netflix. Currently, you can watch the movie on Netflix in the UK and Turkey.

Which Netflix has Detective Pikachu?

Due to copyrights and licensing issues, Detective Pikachu is only available in a few countries like UK, and Turkey. It is distributed by different streaming services in other countries which is why it is missing from Netflix.


Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, starring Ryan Reynold has been added to Netflix, but is restricted to a few countries. You can only watch it on UK Netflix and Turkey. It is missing from the Australian library.

Some other anime you can enjoy with a VPN include Naruto Shippuden on Netflix in order, Tokyo Ghoul on Netflix, and Jujutsu Kaisen on Netflix.

Jack Foster is a tech geek and a binge-watcher with a major interest in streaming. He loves to blog about the latest movies, TV series, all events, and happenings in the steaming and entertainment industry.

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