- 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!.
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!|
- Similar to Burgundy's Japanese name, his Japanese name comes from Pinot noir, a grape used to make wine.
|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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