Ryuko makes her first appearance in The Raining Crystal Ball. She encounters Shu and his Pikachu during the middle of a drought. She asks that they find her missing crystal ball so she can make it rain and save the dying Pokémon from the heat. After several failed hours of searching for the ball, Ryuko collapses from heatstroke, forcing Shu to continue doing it alone.
Desperate to find the crystal ball, Shu begins crying from frustration. His tear hits the ground, causing Ryuko's crystal ball to appear from underground. After getting the ball back from Shu, Ryuko reveals that her true form is actually a Dragonair. She explains that without the crystal ball, she is unable to make rain. Ryuko thanks Shu and Pikachu for their help and causes it to rain, saving the Pokémon.
|Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All characters|
|Shu • Pikachu • Asuka • Hideki • Hinoko • Ken|
Masatoshi • Maya • Mikuri • Momoko • Nagi • Rei
Rin and Ran • Ryoma • Ryuko • Shinji • Shu's father
Shu's mother • Thief • Tomio • Yuki • Yuta
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