Detective Pikachu Returns: How to Get the Cell Door Keycode

When Pikachu finds himself trapped behind bars in Detective Pikachu Returns, you'll need to use this keycode to escape.

Cell Door Keycode - Detective Pikachu Returns
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In Detective Pikachu Returns, the yellow electrode will find his hands tied following the incident between Mewtwo and a horde of Beedrill. The great detective winds up behind bars at the Ryme City Police Station when he’s falsely accused of a crime. With the help of other innocent Pokemon, he manages to find a way out. However, you’ll need to use a keycode to unlock his cell door. Here’s how to get the cell door keycode in Detective Pikachu Returns.

How to Get the Cell Door Keycode in Detective Pikachu Returns

How to Find the Cell Door Keycode Location

Cell Door Code - Detective Pikachu Returns
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When Pikachu finds himself behind bars in Detective Pikachu Returns, you’ll need to rely on the other falsely imprisoned Pokemon to escape. Upon speaking with Greedent in another cell, the Pokemon will show you a note it found. On the piece of scrap paper, there’s a code that reads: 2168. This is the keycode you’ll need to unlock the cell door later on.

The catch: you might not realize this is the exact set of numbers you’ll need until it’s too late. Fortunately, I took a screenshot on my own playthrough. However, you can also check your recent conversations tab by pressing the L button to review what’s been said. Just bear in mind that the exchange won’t remain recorded for long if you’ve spoken with too many other Pokemon in the meantime.

Related: Detective Pikachu Returns: How to Free Minior

How to Unlock the Cell Door

How to Unlock the Cell Door in Detective Pikachu Returns
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To unlock each of the Pokemon’s cells, you’ll need to get to the guardroom and enter the keycode. Pikachu will find this location after navigating the vents and visiting the other Pokemon in their cells. Once you make it inside, head over to the machine against the back wall of the room, as pictured above.

When you investigate the machine, you’ll receive a prompt to enter the code. Punch in 2168 and confirm to unlock the cell doors. Once you’ve finished up, head back to Luxray to continue your investigation.

That’s how to get the cell door keycode in Detective Pikachu Returns. For more tips on making your escape and cracking the case, visit our DPR guides hub.

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Olivia Rolls

Olivia Rolls is a freelance writer who earned her degree in English from the College of Central Florida. She currently directs her creative efforts toward writing articles on a wide variety of game titles, a passion she's held close to her heart since adventuring alongside Chikorita in the Johto region of Pokémon Crystal Version. Olivia's all-time favorite franchises are Pokémon and Animal Crossing, but she is generally fond of fantasy RPGs.