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ニンジャ·ライオット Ninja Riot
Riot M17.png
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Kalos
Anime debut Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Kōichi Yamadera

Ninja Riot (Japanese: ニンジャ·ライオット Ninja Riot) is one of the antagonists of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. He is a ninja and thief who works against his rivals Merilyn, Argus Steel and Millis Steel to acquire a fortune through Diancie's power to create diamonds.


Riot without his mask

Riot appeared pursuing Diancie as she searched for Xerneas. He first attacked Diancie with his Greninja, also competing with Merilyn and her Delphox around Avignon Town. The two ganged up on Diancie and attacked her, but Ash intervened and told the two to stop. His Greninja was swiftly defeated by Pikachu, and Diancie escaped.

Later, Riot appeared near a forest, disguising himself within a tree. He attacked Diancie with his Greninja, and Ash and his friends attempted to fight it off. He revealed himself and battled Clemont's Chespin and Serena's Fennekin, but soon Ash intervened with his Froakie and Pikachu, and they fought off Riot and Greninja. As he attacked Diancie, however, Diancie's loyal Carbink servants interfered to protect Diancie. However, Millis Steel appeared and used her Chesnaught to fight off Greninja. Diancie then escaped once more.

After it received the power of the Fairy Aura from Xerneas, Riot and Merilyn attacked her in the Allearth Forest. However, Yveltal was awakened by the fighting and went on a rampage, during which Riot's Greninja and Ninjask were turned to stone by Oblivion Wing. He later found Merilyn crying over the loss of her Delphox and Yanmega to Yveltal. Having a change of heart, he removed his mask and offered comfort to her. Just as she accepted his affection, however, Yveltal aimed Oblivion Wing at them, and they embraced shortly before being killed as well. Later, the two of them were revived by Xerneas with Geomancy.

In the credits of the film, Riot — now dressed formally — visited the clothing shop where Merilyn had gotten work and proposed marriage to her.


Merilyn returning Riot's feelings
Riot proposing to Merilyn

Riot appeared to be quite ambitious in his pursuit of finding fortune through Diancie's diamonds. He was shown to be a rather ruthless thief, relentlessly pursuing Diancie and unhesitatingly competing against Merilyn and the Steels to try and obtain Diancie for himself. He was shown to do this in a rather stealthy manner, which was shown as he attacked Diancie as well as Ash and his friends while invisible.

Though he appeared to be initially hostile towards Merilyn, it later appeared that Riot had romantic feelings for her. This was hinted at when Riot saved Merilyn from falling into the pool of water, and later when he comforted her while she grieved over her Delphox, telling her to forget about Diancie. His relationship with Merilyn was ultimately confirmed when he proposed marriage to her. This romantic feeling also appeared to be mutual.


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Riot's Greninja
Greninja is Riot's main Pokémon. It was first seen preventing Diancie from getting away in Avignon Town but was stopped by Pikachu's Thunderbolt.

Later, he used Greninja during his confrontation with Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie to get Diancie but was paralyzed by Dedenne's Nuzzle. It was then used to battle the other thieves's Pokémon and their fighting caused Yveltal to wake up from its slumber. Greninja became petrified by Yveltal's Oblivion Wing along with Riot and was not revived until later by Xerneas's Geomancy.

Greninja's known moves are Water Shuriken and Double Team.

Debut Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Billy Bob Thompson
Riot's Ninjask
Ninjask (multiple)
Riot owns multiple Ninjask. Two of them were used to carry Riot when he was about to steal Diancie.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 山寺宏一 Kōichi Yamadera
Danish Sonny Lahey
Italian Gianluca Iacono
Polish Jakub Szydłowski
Brazilian Portuguese Guilherme Marques
European Spanish Adrián Viador

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Riot appeared in the manga adaptation of the 17th movie.


Riot's Greninja
Greninja is Riot's main Pokémon.

Greninja's known moves are Water Shuriken and Double Team.

Debut Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
Riot's Ninjask
Ninjask (multiple)
Riot owns multiple Ninjask. They were mostly used to carry Riot around.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction


Language Name Origin
Japanese ニンジャ·ライオット Ninja Riot From ninja and riot
English, Spanish Riot Same as his Japanese name
French Lens Similar to his Japanese name
German Terz
Italian Raffi Similar to Riot
Korean 닌자 라이어트 Ninja Riot Transliteration of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 忍者·萊爾特 Rěnzhě Lái'ěrtè From 忍者 rěnzhě (ninja) and a transliteration of riot

Movie characters
Human protagonists
Sir AaronAliceAudreyBarazBiancaCarlitaChymiaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusNewton Graceland
JuanitaKarlKathrynLisaLizabethLorenzoProfessor LundTory LundMannesMarenMelodyMerayNeesha
RacelRafeRebeccaRowenaSamSheenaSidKidd SummersTonioTowaJack WalkerYuko
Human antagonists
AnnieButlerDamonDohga‎EtherGalenGooneMolly HaleIron-Masked MarauderGrings Kodai
JarvisLawrence IIIMarcusMerilynOakleyThe PhantomRiotArgus SteelMillis SteelZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)Genesect
GiratinaHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMew (M01)Mew (M08)
Mewtwo (OS)Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShaymin
SlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZoroarkZorua
Baron AlbertoBlock BotAliciaAllegraAstridBanksCarolDabuDavidOld Man DomDonukeDundeeÉliphasEvaFlamelDr. Fuji
GabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGroudon (M06)Spencer HaleHeroes of Truth and IdealsQueen IleneInfiJennyJoeJudyKaiKako
KanataKatoKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalinManukeMarcus's soldiers
MauryMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughterOginPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teams
RavineRaymondQueen RinRossSabuSchuylerShipShunTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasUschiMr. White

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