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リイ Rhi
Pokemon GO Rhi.png
Promotional art
Age Unknown
Gender Unknown[note 1]
Eye color Unknown
Hair color Turquoise
Hometown Ultra Megalopolis
Region Ultra Space
Generation VIII, IX
Games Pokémon GO

Rhi (Japanese: リイ Rhi) is a member of GO Ultra Recon Squad. They debuted on Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Day 2 as a replacement of Professor Willow. They specialize in learning about Pokémon that arrive from Ultra Space.

Character information

After Professor Willow goes missing, Rhi of the GO Ultra Recon Squad helps the player find him. Their arrival coincides with Nihilego's appearance in the world of Pokémon GO. They and the player work together to save Professor Willow and learn more about Nihilego. The player is the first human that Rhi meets on the world of Pokémon GO.

The following are Special Research tasks that Rhi has hosted:

  • Rhi's Arrival
  • A Radiant World
  • Pokémon GO Fest: Berlin
  • Field Notes: Team GO Rocket
  • Pokémon GO Fest: Seattle - City Experience
  • Pokémon GO Fest: Seattle - Park Experience
  • A Mysterious Incense Part 1 (prior to August 27, 2022)
  • A Mysterious Incense Part 2 (prior to August 27, 2022)
  • Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo - City Experience
  • Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo - Park Experience
  • Willow's Return
  • A Radiant Reunion
  • Team Building: Great League
  • A Cosmic Companion
  • Mysterious Masks
  • Ultra Beast Protection Efforts
  • Community Day Special Research
    • Field Notes: Deino
    • Field Notes: Starly
    • Field Notes: Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Timed Research:
    • Battle Weekend: Raids, Grunts and Gyms!
    • Battle Weekend: Go Battle League!


Main article: Rhi/Quotes


  • Rhi was designed by Yusuke Kozaki.[2]
  • Although the English version of the game uses gender-neutral pronouns when referring to Rhi,[1] the German translation refers to Rhi as male.


Language Name Origin
Japanese リイ Rhi Possibly from rhizome
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish,
Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Indonesian
Rhi Same as Japanese name
Korean Ri Transcription of Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 里伊 Lǐyī Transcription of Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 里伊 Léihyī
Hindi री Ri Similar to English/Japanese name
Thai รีห Rih Transcription of Japanese name


  1. Rhi is referred to with gender-neutral pronouns.[1] In the German version, they're referred to with male pronouns.[citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Professor Willow: "You ran into Rhi? They just stopped by to chat with me, too!" (Pokémon GO, Special Research "Starry Skies")
  2. Tweet by コザキユースケ/Yusuke Kozaki (@kymg). Posted on June 6, 2022.

Non-player characters in Pokémon GO
Professor WillowBlancheSparkCandela
Team GO RocketChallengersRhiMateo

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