Rika

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This article is about the character from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. For other uses, see Rika (disambiguation).
Rika
チリ Chili
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Artwork from Scarlet and Violet
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Eye color Red
Hair color Green
Hometown Unknown
Region Paldea
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet
Member of Paldea League
Rank Elite Four
Specializes in Ground-types

Rika (Japanese: チリ Chili) is a member of the Elite Four of the Paldea region. She specializes in Ground-type Pokémon.

In the core series games

Rika is one of the Paldea Elite Four, working under Geeta, and has a laid-back, tomboyish personality. She calls the player "kiddo" as a nickname. Aside from her duties in the Elite Four, she also serves as the receptionist for the Pokémon League, interviewing the player during the first part of the Champion Assessment. She is the first of the Elite Four to be faced. Later, after the player becomes a Champion, she observes their battle against Nemona in Mesagoza.

The player must answer the interview questions correctly in the Champion Assessment in order to be able to challenge the Elite Four. Any incorrect answer results in the player being kicked out immediately, and the player must restart the interview from the beginning.

Pokémon

Champion Assessment

Rika will Terastallize her Clodsire at the first opportunity.



Quotes

Main article: Rika/Quotes

Gallery

Artwork

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Concept art from Scarlet and Violet

In the TCG

Ultra rare print of Rika
Main article: Rika (Raging Surf 60)

Rika was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Scarlet & Violet Series (the Japanese Scarlet & Violet Era). It was first released in the Japanese Raging Surf subset, with artwork by GIDORA. An ultra rare version with artwork by the same illustrator, and a special illustration rare version of the card with artwork by kantaro were released in the same set. It allows players to look at the top 4 cards of their deck, put 2 of them into their hand, and then shuffle the other 2 and put them on the bottom of their deck.

Trivia

  • Rika's Japanese name is the same as Chili's English name.
  • Rika is the only member of the Paldea Elite Four who does not have at least one Pokémon with Flying-type characteristics.
  • In Japanese, Rika speaks in the Kansai dialect, and refers to herself in third-person.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese チリ Chili From chili and 地 chi (ground)
English Rika From paprika
German Cay From Cayenne
Spanish Cayena From pimienta de Cayena (Cayenne pepper)
French Cayenn From piment de Cayenne (Cayenne pepper)
Italian Capsi From the genus Capsicum
Korean 칠리 Chilli From her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 辛俐 Xīnlì From 辛 xīn / sān (spicy) and the transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 辛俐 Sānleih
Indonesian Muna From a partial backward spelling of Capsicum annuum (scientific name of chili pepper)

See also

References


Paldea League
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Rika
of the Elite Four
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Poppy
of the Elite Four
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Larry
of the Elite Four
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Hassel
of the Elite Four
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Top Champion
Geeta


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