Poké Ride

Poké Ride (Japanese: ポケモンライド Pokémon Ride) is a custom practiced in the Alola region where certain Pokémon are trained as Ride Pokémon to help people travel or perform other tasks.

Poké Ride artwork
Ride Pager Key Item obtain sprite

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

Model Image Name Purpose Encounter Rate Unlock requirement
    Tauros Charge Allows the player to move quickly on land and smash through large boulders. -50% From Hala after defeating him in the Melemele Island grand trial in Iki Town.
    Stoutland Search Allows the player to find hidden items. -45% Speak to Mallow at Paniola Ranch.
    Lapras Paddle Allows the player to surf across water. The player can also fish from Lapras's back. -80% From Lana at Brooklet Hill to investigate the splashing.
    Charizard Glide Allows the player to fly to places they've already been to. N/A From Kiawe at Wela Volcano Park after completing his trial.
    Mudsdale Gallop Allows the player to run across rocky terrain. -35% From Hapu upon entering Route 12.
    Sharpedo Jet Allows the player to surf rapidly and smash through rocks in the water. -85% From Grimsley on Route 15 after battling Team Skull in front of the Aether House.
    Machamp Shove Allows the player to move large blocks. Unchanged From Hapu's grandmother upon entering Ancient Poni Path.

Not registered in Ride Pager

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Reason: Solgaleo and Lunala models
Model Image Name Purpose Unlock requirement
    Mantine SurfUSUM 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 Stoutland 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.

Ash and Kiawe each used a Ride Tauros in a race in the following episode.

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.

In Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!, several Wailmer and Lapras were used to help in a fishing exercise for Ash and his classmates.

A driver used three Ride Tauros to help pull his cart in To Top a Totem!.

A Ride Pelipper appeared in Young Kiawe Had a Farm!, where it was used by Ash to join Kiawe and his Ride Charizard.

A Trainer used a Ride Lapras in Partner Promises!.

Three Ride Tauros appeared in Alolan Open House!, where they were stolen by Tupp, Rapp, and Zipp from children at the Pokémon School.

Multiple Ride Stoutland appeared in Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!.

Olivia used a Ride Tauros in Big Sky, Small Fry!.

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.

Ash and Acerola used a Ride Mudsdale in Some Kind of Laziness! in order to travel across Haina Desert to the Ruins of Abundance.

A Ride Noivern made its first appearance in Filling the Light with Darkness!, under the command of Gladion, the newest member of the Ultra Guardians.

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

Pokémon Adventures

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

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.

Mudsdale Gallop debuted in Pokémon Move Specialist Professor Kukui, where Sun was seen using one in a flashback.

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 Glide debuted in A Raid and Po Town, where it was seen in a fantasy Hau had about Poké Rides.

Stoutland Search debuted in A Raid and Po Town, where it was used by Sun to search for Mirage Berries.

Machamp Shove debuted in Thieving and Boss Crabominable, where it was used to protect Sun from a group of Crabrawler and carry him around while his leg was injured.



In other languages

Poké Ride

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可騎行 Poké Kèhhàhng
Mandarin 寶可騎行 / 宝可骑行 Poké Qíxíng
  Czech Poké jízda
  Dutch Ride Pokémon
  French Poké Monture
  German PokéMobil
  Hungarian Poké Lovaglás
  Italian Poképassaggio
  Korean 포켓라이드 Poké Raideu
  Polish Pokétransport
  Russian Покемоны-Шаттлы Pokémony-Shattly
  Spanish Pokémontura

Ride Pager

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 騎行裝置 Kèhhàhng Jōngji
Mandarin 騎行裝置 / 骑行装置 Qíxíng Zhuāngzhì
  French Appel-Monture
  German PokéMobil-Funk
  Italian Chiamapassagio
  Korean 라이드기어 Ride Gear
  Spanish Buscamontura

Riding Wear

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 騎行服 Kèhhàhng Fuhk
Mandarin 騎行服 / 骑行服 Qíxíng Fú
  German Reitausrüstung
  Italian Tuta Poképassaggio
  Korean 라이드웨어 Ride Wear
  Spanish Ropa Pokémontura

Ride Pokémon

Language Title
  Japanese ライドポケモン Ride Pokémon
Chinese Cantonese 坐騎寶可夢 Johkèh Pokémon
Mandarin 坐騎寶可夢 / 坐骑宝可梦 Zuòjì Pokémon
  Danish Transport-Pokémon
  Dutch Rit-Pokémon
  Finnish Ratsu-Pokémon
  French Poké Monture
  German PokéMobil-Pokémon
  Italian Pokémon del Poképassaggio
  Korean 라이드포켓몬 Ride Pokémon
  Norwegian Ride Pokémon*
  Polish Pokémon Transportowy
Portuguese   Brazil Pokécarona
  Portugal Transporte Pokémon
  Russian Покемон-шаттлы Pokémon-Shattly
  Spanish Pokémontura
  Swedish Transport-Pokémon

Tauros Charge

Language Title
  Japanese ケンタロス ラッシュ Kentauros Rush
Chinese Cantonese 肯泰羅衝撞 Hángtaailòh Chūngjohng
Mandarin 肯泰羅衝撞 / 肯泰罗冲撞 Kěntàiluó Chōngzhuàng
  French Charge Tauros
  German Tauros-Rammbock
  Italian Carica Tauros
  Korean 켄타로스 러시 Kentaros Rush
  Spanish Carga Tauros

Stoutland Search

Language Title
  Japanese ムーランド サーチ Mooland Search
Chinese Cantonese 長毛狗搜尋 Chèuhngmòugáu Sáuchàhm
Mandarin 長毛狗搜尋 / 长毛狗搜寻 Chángmáogǒu Sōuxún
  French Mastouf'Flair
  German Bissbark-Detektor
  Italian Fiuto Stoutland
  Korean 바랜드 서치 Baland Search
  Spanish Olfateo Stoutland

Lapras Paddle

Language Title
  Japanese ラプラス スイム Laplace Swim
Chinese Cantonese 拉普拉斯游泳 Lāaipóulāaisī Yàuhwihng
Mandarin 拉普拉斯游泳 Lāpǔlāsī Yóuyǒng
  French Brasse Lokhlass
  German Lapras-Wellenritt
  Italian Nuoto Lapras
  Korean 라프라스 스윔 Lapras Swim
  Spanish Nado Lapras

Charizard Glide

Language Title
  Japanese リザードン フライト Lizardon Flight
Chinese Cantonese 噴火龍飛行 Panfólùhng Fēihàhng
Mandarin 噴火龍飛行 / 喷火龙飞行 Pēnhuǒlóng Fēixíng
  French Air Dracaufeu
  German Glurak-Flieger
  Italian Aero Charizard
  Korean 리자몽 플라이트 Rizamon Flight
  Spanish Vuelo Charizard

Sharpedo Jet

Language Title
  Japanese サメハダー ジェット Samehader Jet
Chinese Cantonese 巨牙鯊噴射 Geuihngàhsā Panseh
Mandarin 巨牙鯊噴射 / 巨牙鲨喷射 Jùyáshā Pēnshè
  French Turbo Sharpedo
  German Tohaido-Düse
  Italian Turbo Sharpedo
  Korean 샤크니아 제트 Sharknia Jet
  Spanish Propulsión Sharpedo

Mudsdale Gallop

Language Title
  Japanese バンバドロ ダッシュ Banbadoro Dash
Chinese Cantonese 重泥挽馬飛奔 Chúhngnàihwáahnmáh Fēibān
Mandarin 重泥挽馬飛奔 / 重泥挽马飞奔 Zhòngníwǎnmǎ Fēibēn
  French Bourrino'Galop
  German Pampross-Galopp
  Italian Fuoristrada Mudsdale
  Korean 만마드 대시 Manmadeu Dash
  Spanish Todoterreno Mudsdale

Machamp Shove

Language Title
  Japanese カイリキー プッシュ Kairiky Push
Chinese Cantonese 怪力猛推 Gwaailihk Máahngtēui
Mandarin 怪力猛推 Guàilì Měngtuī
  French Poussée Mackogneur
  German Machomei-Stoß
  Italian Spinta Machamp
  Korean 괴력몬 푸시 Goeryeokmon Push
  Spanish Empuje Machamp

Mantine Surf

Language Title
  Japanese マンタインサーフ Mantain Surf
Chinese Cantonese 巨翅飛魚衝浪 Geuihchifēiyùh Chūnglohng
Mandarin 巨翅飛魚衝浪 / 巨翅飞鱼冲浪 Jùchìfēiyú Chōnglàng
  French Surf Démanta
  German Mantax-Surfen
  Italian Surf Mantine
  Korean 만타인서핑 Mantine Surf
  Brazilian Portuguese Surfe Mantine
  Russian Сёрфинг с Мантайном Syorfing s Mantaynom
  Spanish Surfeo Mantine

See also

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