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Ryoku (Japanese: リョクシ Ryokushi) is one of the Seven Sages of Team Plasma.
In the games
In Pokémon Black and White, Ryoku is first met in the Relic Castle. He appears on 2F and says that Ghetsis intends to test the player. He later appears with all the other sages (except Ghetsis) at N's Castle, blocking the player's way to N. However, the Unova Gym Leaders appear and clear the way to N. After Ghetsis has been defeated, Ryoku can be found in the Relic Castle, attempting to catch Volcarona to impress Ghetsis. When found, he gives the player TM04 (Calm Mind) and is arrested by Looker.
Ryoku does not appear in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.
Pokémon Black and White
- "Ghetsis told us that once again we should test how much power you have. We will see if you can defeat Team Plasma!"
- "Go! Hurry and fall through the flowing sands!"
- "One can lose the forest for the trees."
- "We can only do our best and leave the rest to fate. We've done everything in our power. All we can do now is believe in our lord N...and wait."
- "I was planning to catch the Pokémon called Volcarona that lives in this Relic Castle and present it to Ghetsis. But the Shadow Triad said that Ghetsis has gone somewhere, right?"
- "The Seven Sages... We always said we were complete when the seven of us were together. Now I don't know the meaning of those words anymore. I guess I don't mind, even if we were being used, but the dream is over."
- "I no longer need this. Ghetsis gave it to me, but I have no use for it."
- "This Relic Castle and our own castle are both crumbling... But what's different is that this Relic Castle is the remains of a civilization. And our castle left nothing behind..."
- "Understood. But we don't know much about Ghetsis or our lord N! We haven't even figured out if they are father and son..."
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In To Make a Musical, Ryoku was shown at Desert Resort, where he was waiting for his grunts to reunite so that they could enter Relic Castle. As one of them was unconscious after being defeated by Grimsley's Bisharp, Ryoku decided to leave him behind and go inside, looking for Volcarona. He was last seen with a RageCandyBar in his hands, in front of some Darmanitan in Zen Mode.
- In Black and White, Ryoku quotes a proverb by Song Dynasty philosopher Hu Yin at N's Castle. In the Japanese version, he also quotes a line from Zhuangzi.
||From 緑色 ryokushoku. Japanese for "green".
||From ryokushoku. Japanese for "green".
||From glaukos. Greek for "bluish-green".
||From viridis. Latin for "green".
||From verde. Italian for "green".
||From 녹 (綠) nok, Korean for "green".