Detective Pikachu, starring Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, and Kathryn Newton, comes to theaters this week, hoping to get an entirely new generation of fans to hop onboard the Pokémon bandwagon. And once you have enjoyed 104 minutes of this squirrel-like amateur sleuth team up with a teen to solve a mysterious disappearance, you will likely find yourself faced with one question: Is there a scene after the credits? After all, sitting around watching the credits roll can be a bore but it might be worth the wait if the movie ends up giving fans an Easter egg or hints at what the sequel might be about. So does Detective Pikachu have a post-credits scene you should stick around for?
Without giving away any plot details or spoiling anything about the movie, we will say that Detective Pikachu does not follow the recent blockbuster trend and, in a refreshing change of pace, does not feature a scene in the middle or the end of the credits. So while others stick around the theater to watch the credits and see if there will be a Detective Pikachu 2: Revenge of the Chu, you’re going to be able to immediately make a beeline for the exit.
Post-credit scenes have become the norm over the past decade and while Detective Pikachu is already getting a ton of love from critics – it currently has a not-so-super 71 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes – the newest entry into the Pokemon canon deserves some praise for not joining this recent trend that doesn’t let the movie end when it’s supposed to.
Detective Pikachu opens in theaters nationwide May 10.