Ricard Nouveau

Richard redirects here. For Wallace's Sealeo named Richard, see Wallace.

Ricard Nouveau (Japanese: ピノ・ノワール Pinot Noir) is an A-class Pokémon Connoisseur and a character of the day who appeared in Clash of the Connoisseurs!.

Ricard Nouveau

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 a flashback in Survival of the Striaton Gym!.


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 a flashback in Survival of the Striaton Gym!.

Purrloin's known moves are Sand Attack, Fury Swipes, and Night Slash.

Debut Clash of the Connoisseurs!
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Erica Schroeder

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 勝杏里 Anri Katsu
English H.D. Quinn
Czech Michal Holán
Finnish Peter Pihlström
Polish Grzegorz Kwiecień
Brazilian Portuguese Tatá Guarnieri
Spanish Latin America Eduardo Garza
Spain Abraham Aguilar



Language Name Origin
Japanese ピノ・ノワール Pinot Noir From Pinot noir
English, German, Italian,
Latin American Spanish
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 From his English name and splendide (French for splendid).
European Spanish Ricardo Snob From his English name and snob.
Chinese (Mandarin) 黑皮諾 Hēi Pínuò Direct translation of his Japanese name.
Brazilian Portuguese Ricardo Nouveau From his English name.

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