If you were looking for the character whose name was misspelled Ricky in Pokémon Zany Cards, see Ritchie.

Ricky (Japanese: レイジ Reiji) is a self-proclaimed Psychic and a character of the day who appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success!.


In the anime

Ricky entered the Wishing Bell Festival contest along with Ash, Iris, Cilan, and Stephan. He was grouped with them in the first portion of the contest. He claims to be a psychic, but in reality, he was using his Elgyem's Psychic-type powers to get through most of the competition. Although, it was his cheating that helped the gang get through the quiz portion of the contest, since he used Elgyem to manipulate Miles's mind to get the right answer. He was the first to cross the finish line during the race across the lake portion because he used Elgyem's Psychic to simply float across.

During the dress-up and impersonation portion of the contest, Ricky was supposed to dress up as Officer Jenny while Elgyem was to dress up as Herdier. Again, he used Elgyem to make Miles think he looked exactly like her. He, Ash, and Stephan were last in the competition by the time they all had to climb the Mistralton Tower, all the while keeping their Litwick shaped candle lit. Ricky was the first to get to the top of the tower by use of Elgyem's Psychic again, but he was also the first to lose up there when a Pidove blew out his Litwick candle with Air Slash.

Ricky likes to believe his Elgyem's Psychic abilities are his own. He will even often make motions as if he is performing a move himself.


Elgyem is Ricky's only known Pokémon. Its Psychic powers came in handy for the Wishing Bell Festival contest but it was sometimes used to cheat. Its Trainer also likes to take credit for its psychic powers.

Elgyem's known moves are Psychic, Psybeam, and Light Screen.

Debut Climbing the Tower of Success!
Voice actors
Japanese Misato Fukuen
English Erica Schroeder

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 真堂圭 Kei Shindō
English George Bailey
Norwegian Erik Skøld
Polish Łukasz Lewandowski
Brazilian Portuguese Bruno Mello
Spanish Latin America Gerardo Mendoza
Spain Pilar Coronado

In the games

A Psychic by the name of レイジ Reiji, whose English name was Bryce in Black and White and Black 2 and White 2, appears inside the Celestial Tower, which shares notable similarities with the Mistralton Tower of the anime where Ricky appeared. It is also the only location in Unova where Elgyem appear.


Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2


  • Before battle
"I'm here to understand the end of the world, but I don't quite get it. If I have a battle, will I be enlightened…?"
  • Being defeated
"The end… Is that it?"
  • After being defeated
"People, Pokémon… Even if the world is gone, that is not the end."

  This article is part of Project COD, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each one-time character of the Pokémon anime.