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リュウキ Ryūki
Sun Moon Ryuki.png
Artwork from Sun and Moon
Gender Male
Eye color Olive green
Hair color Red
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Kantonian Gym Leader (anime)
Generation VII
Games Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Masters EX
Specializes in Dragon types
Anime debut Aiming for the Top Floor!
English voice actor Adam Ezegelian
Japanese voice actor Kiyotaka Furushima

Ryuki (Japanese: リュウキ Ryūki) is a non-player character in the Generation VII games. He is a rock guitarist and a Pokémon Trainer who specializes in Dragon-type Pokémon.

In the games

Ryuki is a rock musician who has traveled to Alola from another region beyond the sea in order to spread his fame. He's also one of the Trainers who challenges the player for the title of Pokémon Champion.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Ryuki also sometimes appears at the Kantonian Gym in Malie City, where he can be battled, although defeating him isn't necessary in clearing the Kantonian Gym challenge. After being defeated for the first time, he gives the player a Dragon Scale. He also promises to become a Dragon-type Gym Leader once real Gyms start appearing in Alola.


Ryuki's Pokémon are kept in Ultra Balls.

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Kantonian Gym
Pre-Hall of Fame

Post-Hall of Fame

Title Defense battle


Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Kantonian GymUSUM
"The name's Ryuki. I'm what you might call a star. I mean, with partners like my Pokémon, how could I not be a star? I came all the way across the sea here to Alola to challenge the Pokémon Gym!"
"But this Kantonian Gym here... This isn't a real Pokémon Gym. Still, I dig it here. It's got a feel to it, man. It's got spirit."
"Hey, Trainer. I can feel your spirit, too! Want to have a battle with Ryuki?/Hey, Champ! Why not have a battle with me? Let our fiery spirits clash in a blaze of glory!"
Sure!: "Allow me to introduce my band mates! Come on, babies!"
No thanks!: "I don't blame you. I'm a rocker down to my core, after all!"
  • Upon being defeated
"I'm gonna belt out everything inside of me! I've gotta encourage my Pokémon to keep rocking!"
  • After being defeated
"All right! My babies were all fired up to play a set, but you chilled them out nicely!"
First challenge: "That's right, a Dragon Scale! I've poured my spirit into it, too!" "Hey! You're curious about what kind of item the Dragon Scale is, aren't you? Well, you'll have to figure that out for yourself!"
"Once Alola gets a real Pokémon Gym, I give you my word I'll become the Dragon-type Leader!"
  • If talked to again (subsequent challenges)
"The name's Ryuki. I'm what you might call a star. And now, you're a star, too! There's only one thing two stars can do—get the crowd fired up with a blazing, rocking Pokémon battle!"
  • If talked to again after being defeated
"Hey, no encores! I pour my spirit completely into one battle, one move!"
Pokémon League
First challenge
  • Before battle
"The name's Ryuki. I'm what you might call a star. I mean, with partners like my Pokémon, how could I not be a star? I came all the way across the sea here to Alola to spread my fame out here, too! The whole world will be mine soon!"
  • Upon being defeated
"I'm gonna belt out everything inside of me! I've gotta encourage my Pokémon to keep rocking!"
  • After being defeated
"Everyone's got their own problems, huh? The critics loved my songs, but nobody was buying my music for a while, man. But I'm just a rocker down to my bones. Nothing else to do but keep on rocking. I dig you, Champ. Looks like you know who you are, too, right down to your bones."
Subsequent challenges
  • Before battle
"My babies here are dying to play a set. I figure what better stage than the Champion's! Allow me to introduce my bandmates! Come on, babies!"
  • Upon being defeated
"I'm gonna belt out everything inside of me! I've gotta encourage my Pokémon to keep rocking!"
  • After being defeated
"But passing through the fire makes me stronger, and that's why I'm a star! I'll roll into town again sometime, Champ. I'm always looking for a good gig."

Pokémon Masters EX

Menu interface (voice clips)
  • During conversation
"Are you ready?"
"You're a star, man!"
"Countin' on ya!"
"Sure thing!"
"Hold up."
Story Event - Summer Superstars
  • The Sync Pair Music Festival!
"Awww yeah! I'm all fired up!"
  • Festival Fans and Superstars
"The name's Ryuki. I'm what you might call a star."
"I've made it this far so I can play a gig in the finals!"
"I'm honored, Champion! I can't believe a star from Hoenn knows who I am!"
"And that cool new face there must be an Alolan Sandslash! I bet he'd be great for a jam session!"
  • Jigglypunk!
"Hey! Wake up! You can't go beddy-bye in the middle of a live show!"
"Now's not the time for you to be thankin' me!"
"We're gonna take the stage if you keep dillydallyin'!"
"I think she digs our loud music!"
"Jigglypuff sing differently depending on the region they're from, you know!"
"I bet she heard us screaming and dug it so much, she wanted to try it out herself!"
"Nice! I like that intensity! Everyone needs some intensity now and then to shake things up!"
  • Endless Summer!
"Yo, Hoenn superstar! I'm gonna surpass you and get one step closer to making my mark on the world!"
"Fine by me! It's too heavy to fit in my luggage anyway."

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Ryuki appears as an NPC in Pokémon Masters EX and appears in the story event Summer Superstars. He forms a sync pair with his Turtonator.



Spr SM Ryuki.png VSRyuki.png
In-battle model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Ryuki SM OD.png
Overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Spr Masters Ryuki.png VSRyuki Masters.png
Model from
Pokémon Masters EX
VS model from
Pokémon Masters EX

In the anime

Ryuki in the anime

Ryuki appeared in Aiming for the Top Floor! as the leader of the Kantonian Gym. He first had a battle with Kiawe, easily defeating his Marowak when it became distracted by Ryuki's music. Next, he battled Ash, but when Rowlet was losing to Ryuki's Zweilous, Meltan became infuriated and ate some of the decorations on Ryuki's suit in retaliation. Ryuki then changed the match into a Double Battle, with Ash using Rowlet and Meltan against Ryuki's Druddigon and Zweilous. Thanks to Rowlet learning Brave Bird, Ash was able to win the match. Ryuki then gave him a Badge bearing a picture of his own face as a proof of his victory.


Ryuki considers himself a star, and his stage persona tends to take over the battlefield. He tends to shout into his microphone to ensure that he gets his way. He insists on being called "Leader", as he feels anything less disregards his individuality and undermines his authority.


This listing is of Ryuki's known Pokémon in the anime:

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Ryuki's Zweilous
Zweilous is Ryuki's first known Pokémon. Zweilous was first used to battle Kiawe's Marowak, easily defeating it when it got distracted by his music. Zweilous then battled Ash's Rowlet. It was soon joined by his Druddigon in a Double Battle against Rowlet and Meltan. Both Dragon Pokémon were soon defeated.

Zweilous's heads have a tendency to fight each other, though Ryuki's music keeps them in check.

Zweilous's known moves are Dark Pulse, Dragon Rush, and Bite.

Debut Aiming for the Top Floor!
Voice actors
English Bill Rogers
Ryuki's Druddigon
Druddigon is Ryuki's second known Pokémon. Druddigon teamed up with Zweilous to battle Ash's Rowlet and Meltan, but was soon defeated.

Druddigon's only known move is Dragon Claw.

Debut Aiming for the Top Floor!
Voice actors
Japanese Toru Sakurai

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 古島清孝 Kiyotaka Furushima
English Adam Ezegelian
Brazilian Portuguese Rodrigo Antas
European Spanish Juan Antonio Soler

In the manga

Ryuki in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Ryuki debuted in PASM32. He considers himself a battling superstar, so he traveled to Alola in hopes of fighting the powerful Ultra Beasts. He was hired by Faba, who agreed to help Ryuki in exchange for his services. Ryuki was sent to Mount Lanakila, where he found Moon lying unconscious in the snow after she returned to Alola via an Ultra Wormhole. He picked the girl up and took her to Aether Paradise, where Faba had her locked in a cell.

Moon was later freed by Gladion, who teamed up with her to stop Faba. Cornered, Faba tricked Ryuki into helping him by revealing Gladion's Silvally was created to defeat the Ultra Beasts. This subsequently prompted Ryuki to battle Gladion and Moon in order to defend his place in the spotlight. After losing his first Pokémon, Ryuki sent out two more, only for Gladion to stop him and call off the battle, revealing Faba was using it as a distraction so he could flee Aether Paradise. After learning that others were fighting the Ultra Beasts elsewhere in Alola, Ryuki ran off to join them.

Months later, Gladion and Dulse set off to rescue Faba, who had been dragged into Ultra Space by several Nihilego. Ryuki chose to accompany them, much to Gladion's annoyance.


Ryuki's Turtonator
Turtonator is Ryuki's first known Pokémon. It was used to battle Gladion's Lycanroc at Aether Paradise, but was eventually defeated.

None of Turtonator's moves are known.

Debut PASM34
Ryuki's Drampa
Drampa is Ryuki's second known Pokémon. Ryuki attempted to use it in his battle with Gladion, only for the battle to be called off after learning it was merely a diversion.

None of Drampa's moves are known.

Debut PASM37
Ryuki's Kommo-o
Kommo-o is Ryuki's third known Pokémon. Ryuki attempted to use it in his battle with Gladion, only for the battle to be called off after learning it was merely a diversion.

None of Kommo-o's moves are known.

Debut PASM37


  • Not counting his hair, Ryuki is 5'8" (172 cm) tall.


Language Name Origin
Japanese リュウキ Ryūki From 竜葵 ryūki (black nightshade) and 竜 ryū (dragon)
English, German Ryuki Same as his Japanese name
French Solane From Solanum
Italian Morel From morella comune, black nightshade
Spanish Olano From Solanum
Korean 용규 Yong-gyu From 용규 (龍葵) yong-gyu (black nightshade) and 용 (龍) yong (dragon)
Chinese (Mandarin) 龍葵 / 龙葵 Lóngkuí From 龍葵 / 龙葵 lóngkuí (black nightshade) and 龍 / 龙 lóng (dragon)
Chinese (Cantonese) 龍葵 Lùhngkwàih From 龍葵 lùhngkwàih (black nightshade) and 龍 lùhng (dragon)
Brazilian Portuguese Solano From Solanum
Russian Рюки Transcription of his English and Japanese name

Non-player characters in the core series games
Alola Professor KukuiMomLillieNebbyHauRotomProfessor BurnetMolayneSamson OakRyukiMohn
Team SkullAether FoundationUltra Recon SquadTeam Rainbow Rocket
Trial CaptainsIsland KahunasElite FourName RaterJudgeMr. HyperGester

Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettie
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLanceLeafProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJames
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMorty
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMay
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintCherylMarleyThortonCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolkner
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisMarshalShauntalRoxieMarlonCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaN
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaProfessor SycamoreLysandreDiantha
Alola HauOliviaSophoclesMinaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiGuzmaPlumeriaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallow
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnie
NPCs PauloProfessor BellisLearSawyerRachelTristaTriciaTrinnia
DarachMeowthRyukiTeam Break

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