Detective Dick Gumshoe is the only detective currently employed that
Phoenix has any contact with. Though well meaning, he's not the sharpest
tool in the shed.
Personality: Gumshoe takes great pride in his work, and also in
his "strong bond of trust" with the prosecutor's office. He's usually
cheerful, is hardworking, and eager to please. But he also takes his job
seriously, which causes conflict when he wants to help both sides of the
case. Can sometimes be easily discouraged.
Misc Facts: Gumshoe LOVES steak lunches.
In JFA and GS3, Gumshoe has an obvious crush on officer Maggey Byrde.
Gumshoe has two distinct styles of speech depending on which version you
play. In the English, Gumshoe ends a lot of his sentences with "Pal." In
the Japanese, Itonoko uses slang in which he slurs the ends of his
sentences (i.e. "nan desu ka?" becomes "nansska?"). Listen for it in the
The reason Gumshoe seems to be the only working detective through the
series is because he uses his "powers of persuasion" to get himself
assigned to many cases.
Friends and Family: Gumshoe has no known family members, but he's
very loyal to Prosecutor Edgeworth.
English: "Dick" is obviously a reference to him being a
"detective," and "Gumshoe," is a common slang for a PI.
Japanese: "Itonokogiri" roughly means, "a saw." The creator says he
chose the name for its uniqueness. The name "Keisuke" was taken from a
French: Comes from "detective."
Background: Not much about Gumshoe's back story is known, other
than he became a detective roughly six months before the case of State vs