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Ricard Nouveau

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Ricard Nouveau

Ricard Nouveau (Japanese: ピノ・ノワール Pinot Noir) is an A-class Pokémon Connoisseur and the character of the day in Clash of the Connoisseurs!. He was chosen along with Cilan by Mr. Hatterly to help choose a Pokémon for his daughter, Marigold. Ricard believed that the perfect Pokémon for her would be Petilil because of its scent and cuteness. Cilan disagreed with him thinking that a half Grass-type would be more suitable rather than a pure one. Since they couldn't agree, the two Connoisseurs decided to have a battle to see who was right. He ended up losing the battle.


Ricard Nouveau's Purrloin
Purrloin is Ricard's "Premium Brand" Pokémon. It battled Cilan's Crustle to determine which Pokémon Marigold would use. In the beginning of the battle, it surprised Cilan with its speed, but still lost relatively quickly due to Crustle using a combination of Shell Smash and Rock Wrecker.

Purrloin's known moves are Sand-Attack, Fury Swipes, and Night Slash.

Debut Clash of the Connoisseurs!
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Erica Schroeder

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 勝杏里 Anri Katsu
English H.D. Quinn
European Spanish Abraham Aguilar



Language Name Origin
Japanese ピノ・ノワール Pinot Noir From Pinot noir
English, German Ricard Nouveau Possibly named after Pernod Ricard, one of the largest producers of distilled beverage. Nouveau is a class of French wine.
French Richard Splendide Possibly named after Pernod Ricard, one of the largest producers of distilled beverage. Splendide is French for splendid.
Spanish Ricardo Esnob From esnob, snob.
Chinese (Mandarin) 黑皮諾 Hēi Pínuò Direct translation of his Japanese name

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