- Richard redirects here. For Wallace's Sealeo named Richard, see Wallace.
He was chosen along with Cilan by Mr. Hatterly to help choose a Pokémon for his daughter Marigold. Ricard believed that the perfect Pokémon for her would be Petilil because of its scent and cuteness. Cilan disagreed with him, thinking that a half Grass-type would be more suitable for her as opposed to a pure one. Since they couldn't agree, the two Connoisseurs decided to have a battle to see who was right. Ricard ended up losing the battle.
He reappeared in Cilan's flashback in Survival of the Striaton Gym!, where Cilan remembered the battle they had as one of the many he had during his travels.
|Purrloin is Ricard's "Premium Brand" Pokémon. It battled Cilan's Crustle to determine which Pokémon Marigold would use. In the beginning of the battle, it surprised Cilan with its speed, but still lost relatively quickly due to Crustle using a combination of Shell Smash and Rock Wrecker.
It reappeared in Cilan's flashback in Survival of the Striaton Gym!.
|Debut||Clash of the Connoisseurs!|
- Similar to Burgundy's Japanese name, his Japanese name comes from Pinot noir, a grape used to make wine.
|Japanese||ピノ・ノワール Pinot Noir||From Pinot noir|
|English, German, Italian||Ricard Nouveau||Possibly named after Pernod Ricard, one of the largest producers of distilled beverage. Nouveau is a class of French wine.|
|French||Richard Splendide||Possibly named after Pernod Ricard, one of the largest producers of distilled beverage. Splendide is French for splendid.|
|Spanish||Ricardo Esnob||From esnob, snob.|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||黑皮諾 Hēi Pínuò||Direct translation of his Japanese name|
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