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(Japanese: リーク Rīku) is one of the characters of the day that appeared in BW099, the other being Soran, his older brother.
When Ash, Iris and Cilan were walking through the countryside, they were suddenly confronted by a Drilbur and a Braviary. These were soon revealed to be owned by Riku and Soran, who revealed themselves from their hiding place. They challenged Ash and his friends to a tag battle, and after that introduced themselves, saying they are the number one siblings in the world. Soran even went as far as saying he and his brother had defeated Subway Bosses Emmet and Ingo in a tag battle, which was however quickly revealed to be false by Riku.
Riku and Soran were excited to hear Cilan is a Gym Leader and so they wanted to battle against him and Ash. While Riku and Soran chose Drilbur and Braviary to battle, Ash and Cilan decided to go with Unfezant and Pansage. At first, Ash and Cilan were surprised by the unique combinations of the brothers, but after taking some hits, they countered with their own combinations and eventually won. This loss made the brothers upset, and they started to blame it on each other. Cilan quickly offered his help however, and analyzed the Pokémon of the siblings. He came to the conclusion that the brothers needed to catch a Water-type Pokémon to battle perfectly, because then they would have full coverage over land, sky and water.
Cilan and the brothers went fishing and they quickly came across a male and a female Frillish. They wanted to catch them, but the brothers started arguing again on what combination to use to attack the Frillish. This made the Frillish attack first and escape. Shortly after that, a Buizel and Corphish appeared. This time, the brothers worked together perfectly, even deciding who would catch which Pokémon. Riku managed to catch Corphish, while Soran succeeded in catching Buizel. They sincerely thanked Cilan for his help and after that said goodbye to him, Ash and Iris.
- His Japanese name is a pun of the word 陸 riku (land).