In the core series games
Different Ride Pokémon have strengths suiting them to different tasks. An institution called Alola Transit appears to be involved in the administration of Ride Pokémon. They are a common means of travel in Alola.
Anyone can summon a Ride Pokémon if they have a Ride Pager (Japanese: ライドギア Ride Gear) with the desired Pokémon registered to it. The Ride Pager was developed by Ilima with the help of a friend.
Some Ride Pokémon are trained at Paniola Ranch.
In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Ride Pokémon functionally take the place of HM-taught field moves and certain Key Items—like the Dowsing Machine and the Bicycle—from past games, and while riding one, the encounter rate per step in tall grass, or while riding across water, may be reduced from the default rate on foot. The Ride Pager can be opened by pressing the Y Button once it is obtained. The player can also tap the icons by the Ride Pokémon to register them to different directions on the Control Pad as a shortcut. It is obtained from Hala after the player passes his grand trial.
While riding a Ride Pokémon, the player will wear a special suit known as the Riding Wear (Japanese: ライドウェア Ride Wear). The Riding Wear's appearance differs when riding on a Pokémon that travels on water.
List of Ride Pokémon
|Allows the player to move quickly on land and smash through large boulders.
|From Hala after defeating him in the Melemele Island grand trial in Iki Town.
|Allows the player to find hidden items.
|Speak to Mallow at Paniola Ranch.
|Allows the player to surf across water. The player can also fish from Lapras's back.
|From Lana at Brooklet Hill to investigate the splashing.
|Allows the player to fly to places they've already been to.
|From Kiawe at Wela Volcano Park after completing his trial.
|Allows the player to run across rocky terrain.
|From Hapu upon entering Route 12.
|Allows the player to surf rapidly and smash through rocks in the water.
|From Grimsley on Route 15 after battling Team Skull in front of the Aether House.
|Allows the player to move large blocks.
|From Hapu's grandmother upon entering Ancient Poni Path.
Not registered in Ride Pager
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|Allows the player to surf between islands, performing tricks to earn high scores and BP.
|Visit the Melemele Alola Photo Club.
|Ultra Warp RideUSUM
|Allows the player to travel through Ultra Wormholes in order to gain access to various different areas of Ultra Space.
|Talking to the Ultra Recon Squad at the Altar of the SunneUS/Altar of the MooneUM.
In the anime
Ride Pokémon appear in a slightly expanded role in the anime's Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon. While most Ride Pokémon are still rented, Trainers can own their own personal Ride Pokémon, and can even command them to use moves and participate in battles.
Ride Pokémon first appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, in which a Sharpedo was used by Ash to move around the water in Hau'oli City. In the same episode, several Tauros appeared under the ownership of the Pokémon School, where they were used by Lana, Mallow, and Sophocles.
Lana owns a Lapras, which she uses to traverse over the water. When not in use, it is kept in the sea next to her house. It was first seen in Alola to New Adventure!. Kiawe owns a Charizard, which he uses to move around from island to island in order to make deliveries. Beginning in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, Kiawe used this Charizard on his missions with the Ultra Guardians. It used to belong to his grandfather.
A driver used three Ride Tauros to help pull his cart in To Top a Totem!.
A Trainer used a Ride Lapras in Partner Promises!.
Multiple Ride Stoutland appeared in Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!.
In A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, many Poké Ride Pokémon appeared, including a Garchomp, Metang, Flygon, Dragonair, and Altaria. They were used by Ash, Sophocles, Mallow, Lana, and Lillie, respectively, during their first mission as the Ultra Guardians. Many of them have been used during subsequent Ultra Guardians episodes.
Ride Mantine first appeared in Alola, Alola!, where Ash, his classmates, and Misty rode them to Treasure Island. Prior to Ride Mantine's proper introduction, the concept of Mantine Surfing appeared in the third Where Are You Going, Eevee? short, where the titular Eevee learned to ride the Mantine it had befriended through the waves. That same Mantine appeared in Alola, Alola!, joining the Ride Mantine on the way to their destination.
In the manga
Sun uses his Tauros Charge to help with deliveries. It can be summoned at any time via the Ride Pager. As in the games, while riding a Ride Pokémon, Sun wears the Riding Wear. Once he is done riding the Ride Pokémon, the summoned Pokémon disappears and his outfit changes back.
Lapras Paddle debuted in True Identity and the Totem Pokémon of Brooklet Hill, where Sun summoned it to traverse through the waters at Brooklet Hill.
Mantine Surf debuted in Shipwreck and "Oh, What Sharp Teeth You Have, Bruxish!", where it was used by Professor Burnet and Lillie to meet with Professor Kukui on his yacht.
Sharpedo Jet debuted in Shipwreck and "Oh, What Sharp Teeth You Have, Bruxish!", where was used by Sun to rescue Lillie after she had been knocked into the sea by a wild Bruxish.
- Charizard is the only Ride Pokémon that does not appear in the Alola Pokédex.
- While the Ride Pager cannot be obtained as an item through normal gameplay, data for it as an unobtainable Key Item exists which can be accessed through cheating.
- In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the Riding Wear's headgear appears to be modeled after Hawlucha. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the Riding Wear's headgear appears to be modeled after Shiny Hawlucha.
- In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Professor Laventon states how riding Pokémon in Hisui resembles Poké Ride in Alola.
- Machamp is the only Ride Pokémon not to appear in the main anime.
In other languages
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