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
Scarlet Violet Rika.png
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

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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.

The Indigo Disk

Rika accompanies Geeta to Blueberry Academy in Unova, where they reunite with the player. Rika angrily chastises them for having gone into Area Zero previously without permission, before Geeta asks her to calm down. Rika can eventually return to Blueberry Academy as a special coach, where she can be rebattled.

Pokémon

Rika will Terastallize her Clodsire at the first opportunity.

Champion Assessment



League Club Room



Traded to the player

Upon the third unique interaction with Rika in the League Club Room, she will trade the Paldean regional form of Wooper to the player in exchange for almost any Pokémon excluding Shiny, Legendary, or Mythical Pokémon.

#0194  Wooper
Paldean Form
Male icon HOME.png  Paldea icon.png
Poké Ball HOME.png Level 8 0194Wooper-Paldea.png
Type:
PoisonIC SV.png GroundIC SV.png
Tera Type: PoisonIC Tera.png
Ability: Unaware
Held item: None
ID: 591912
OT: Rika
Met: a Link Trade
Nature: Naughty
Ribbons
/ Marks:
Partner Ribbon 
Mud Shot
Ground icon.pngGround SpecialIC SV.png
Counter
Fighting icon.pngFighting PhysicalIC SV.png
Acid Spray
Poison icon.pngPoison SpecialIC SV.png
Poison Tail
Poison icon.pngPoison PhysicalIC SV.png
Games Method Duration
SV In-game trade
This Pokémon has a fixed Scale value of 128.
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Quotes

Main article: Rika/Quotes

In the anime

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

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Rika appeared in a video in Breathe Together, along with Geeta and Poppy.

In the TCG

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Ultra rare print of Rika
Main article: Rika (Paradox Rift 172)

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 and the English Paradox Rift expansion, with artwork by GIDORA. A Full Art 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 sets. 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.

In literature

Let's Play a Pokémon Card Game!

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Richida in Let's Play a Pokémon Card Game!

Richida, (Japanese: リッチな) a cross-canon counterpart of Rika, appeared in the Scarlet & Violet arc of Let's Play a Pokémon Card Game!

Merchandise

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On Poppy's sleeves by
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Gallery

Core series

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Artwork

Rika concept art.jpg
Concept art from
Scarlet and Violet

Sprites and models

VSRika.png Rika League Club Room Profile.png
VS model from
Scarlet and Violet
Special Coach profile image from
Scarlet and Violet

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)
Brazilian Portuguese Kaya From pimenta-caiena (Cayenne pepper)
Thai ชิลลี Chinli Transcription of her Japanese name

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
VSHassel.png
Hassel
of the Elite Four
VSGeeta.png
Top Champion
Geeta



Non-player characters in the core series games
Unova Professor JuniperMom (BW)Mom (B2W2)CherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughHugh's sisterCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesLoblollyCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaLookerNColressMorimotoNishinoPokémon Fan Club Chairman
CyranoBriarCarmineKieranKoraidonMiraidonGeetaRikaClavellPerrinSnacksworthSynclaire
Team PlasmaClydeGym Leaders • Elite Four (UnovaBB) • PWT participantsName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudgeMagikarp salesmanSpecial CoachesGuidance counselors


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