Is Detective Pikachu on Netflix Canada? [Best Guide]

Detective Pikachu is a live-action Pokemon movie and is a perfect adaptation of the video game. You can also watch your favorite characters like Gengar, Charizard, Jigglypuff, Bulbasaur, and Mewtwo.

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

Detective Pikachu, starring Ryan Reynolds is available on Netflix, but not in Canada. Currently, you can watch it on Netflix in the UK, and Turkey. Sadly, you will not be able to find the movie on Canadian Netflix due to streaming rights. 

But, there is an easy way to unlock the movie on the streaming service from Canada using a VPN app. 

How to Watch Detective Pikachu on Netflix From Canada

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

  1. Choose a VPN and subscribe to it. I highly recommend Surfshark as it is the cheapest VPN with plenty of servers in 65 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 Canada

The reason why you need a VPN app to watch Detective Pikachu on Netflix in Canada 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 the movie on Netflix from all regions. Currently, the movie is only available on Netflix UK and Turkey. So, if you are living in Canada, 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 hop Netflix’s geo-blocks and watch British or Turkish Netflix from Canada.

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 movies like Family Guy online, Godzilla vs Kong on Netflix, and all Die Hard movies 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 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


Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, starring Ryan Reynold is available on Netflix. The movie was added to the streaming service but is missing from the Canadian library. You can only watch the movie on Netflix in UK and Turkey.

Fortunately, you can access the movie today in Canada by using VPN software to change the region of your Netflix to Turkey to enjoy the animated film. 

Turkish Netflix also has some other popular titles such as The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit on Netflix, and Batman Dark Knight Netflix films.

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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