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Artwork from Violet
|Trainer class||Team Star|
|Games||Scarlet and Violet|
|Specializes in||Fighting types|
|Member of||Team Star|
|Rank||Boss, Caph Squad|
Eri (Japanese: ビワ Biwa) is the boss of Team Star's Fighting crew, the Caph Squad. She specializes in Fighting-type Pokémon.
In the core series
Eri is the mentor and a sort of mother figure of Team Star. When Team Star was created one year and a half prior to the beginning of the player character's journey, she helped the other bosses train their Pokémon and acted as a mediator when arguments broke out. Eri is an athlete, and her diligence and experience with personal discipline helps her to lead Team Star's training regimen. She is willing to fight and risk her safety in order to protect her friends. On the outside Eri appears aggressive and hardcore, but deep down she means no harm.
The reason why she joined the team in the first place is due to the other students at Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV choosing Eri as the target of their harassment and bullying due to their jealousy after she had become the new class queen; Eri was deemed by her peers as a great Trainer, very athletic, and pretty. Despite the cruel nature of the bullies, Eri shows her soft side by befriending the instigator of the rumors, Carmen. Carmen was the former queen of the class and started the rumors to reinstate her position, but was instead targeted next by the bullies. Eri helped Carmen by explaining her empathy as a former victim of bullying and inviting Carmen to join Team Star as a grunt. As a result, Carmen began to appreciate Eri's kind nature and accepted Eri's invitation.
Atticus gave Eri the title, the great Infernal Eri, in a flashback, and Carmen calls her Riri as a nickname.
When Eri is first encountered guarding the entrance to the Caph Squad's Base, she wants to fight the player character herself, but has to be convinced by Carmen to defend the squad from the inside. After being defeated, Eri admits she felt she could take on anything, no matter her mood, and says that looking at her own badge makes her feel strong.
Eri awards the player with Team Star's Fighting Badge and TM167 (Close Combat) upon her defeat. Additionally, her defeat allows the player to craft the following TMs using the TM Machine:
Eri keeps her Pokémon in Heal Balls.
|Japanese||ビワ Biwa||From 枇杷 biwa (loquat)|
|English||Eri||From Eriobotrya japonica (scientific name of loquat)|
|German||Rioba||From Eriobotrya japonica (scientific name of loquat)|
|Spanish||Erin||From Eriobotrya japonica (scientific name of loquat)|
|French||Nèflie||From néflier du Japon (loquat)|
|Italian||Nespera||From nespolo del Giappone (loquat)|
|Korean||비파 Bipa||From 비파 (枇杷) bipa (loquat)|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||枇琶 Pípá||From 枇杷 pípá / pèihpàh (loquat)|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||枇琶 Pèihpàh|
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|