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This article is about the character from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. For other uses, see Rika (disambiguation).
チリ Chili
Scarlet Violet Rika.png
Artwork from Scarlet and Violet
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Eye color Red
Hair color Green
Hometown Unknown
Region Paldea
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet
Member of Paldea League
Rank Elite Four
Specializes in Ground-types
Anime series Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Pokémon: Paldean Winds
Debut HZ046 (Horizons)
Breathe Together (PW)
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Mitsuki Saiga (Horizons)

Rika (Japanese: チリ Chili) is a member of the Elite Four of the Paldea region. She specializes in Ground-type Pokémon.

In the core series games

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Rika is one of the Paldea Elite Four, working under Geeta, and has a laid-back, tomboyish personality. She calls the player "kiddo" as a nickname. Aside from her duties in the Elite Four, she also serves as the receptionist for the Pokémon League, interviewing the player during the first part of the Champion Assessment. She is the first of the Elite Four to be faced. Later, after the player becomes a Champion, she observes their battle against Nemona in Mesagoza.

The player must answer the interview questions correctly in the Champion Assessment in order to be able to challenge the Elite Four. Any incorrect answer results in the player being kicked out immediately, and the player must restart the interview from the beginning.

The Indigo Disk

Rika accompanies Geeta to Blueberry Academy in Unova, where they reunite with the player. Rika angrily chastises them for having gone into Area Zero previously without permission, before Geeta asks her to calm down. Rika can eventually return to Blueberry Academy as a special coach, where she can be rebattled.


Rika will Terastallize her Clodsire at the first opportunity.

Champion Assessment

League Club Room

Traded to the player

Upon the third unique interaction with Rika in the League Club Room, she will trade the Paldean regional form of Wooper to the player in exchange for almost any Pokémon excluding Shiny, Legendary, or Mythical Pokémon.

#0194  Wooper
Paldean Form
  Level 8  
Tera Type:  
Ability: Unaware
Held item: None
ID: 591912
OT: Rika
Met: a Link Trade
Nature: Naughty
/ Marks:
Mud Shot
Acid Spray
Poison Tail
Games Method Duration
SV In-game trade
This Pokémon has a fixed Scale value of 128.
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.


Main article: Rika/Quotes

In the anime

Rika in the anime

Main series

Rika first appeared in HZ046. Rika first appeared when she was introduced by Nemona to Liko, Roy, and Dot. During the brief meeting, Rika commented that she expected great things from Liko as Indigo Academy's representative. Later, she watched Liko's battle against Ann and noticed great potential in her.


Rika showed a deep interest in seeking especially strong Trainers that can hold their own in the Paldea League. During the meeting with Liko, she cited the high level that Trainers from the Kanto region tend to be at and later when she saw Liko in battle, realizing the enormous potential Liko has as a Trainer.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 斎賀みつき Mitsuki Saiga

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

Rika appeared in a video in Breathe Together, along with Geeta and Poppy.


Official artwork of Rika from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Concept art of Rika from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series

In the TCG

Special illustration rare print of Rika
Main article: Rika (Paradox Rift 172)

Rika was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Scarlet & Violet Series (the Japanese Scarlet & Violet Era). It was first released in the Japanese Raging Surf subset and the English Paradox Rift expansion, with artwork by GIDORA. A Full Art ultra rare version with artwork by the same illustrator, and a special illustration rare version of the card with artwork by kantaro were released in the same sets. It allows players to look at the top 4 cards of their deck, put 2 of them into their hand, and then shuffle the other 2 and put them on the bottom of their deck.

In literature

Let's Play a Pokémon Card Game!

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Richida, (Japanese: リッチな) a cross-canon counterpart of Rika, appeared in the Scarlet & Violet arc of Let's Play a Pokémon Card Game!


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Core series

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Concept art from
Scarlet and Violet

Sprites and models

VS model from
Scarlet and Violet
Special Coach profile image from
Scarlet and Violet


  • Rika's Japanese name is the same as Chili's English name.
  • Rika is the only member of the Paldea Elite Four who does not have at least one Flying-type Pokémon.
  • In Japanese, Rika speaks in the Kansai dialect, and refers to herself in third-person.


Language Name Origin
Japanese チリ Chili From chili and 地 chi (ground)
English Rika From paprika
German Cay From Cayenne
Spanish Cayena From pimienta de Cayena (Cayenne pepper)
French Cayenn From piment de Cayenne (Cayenne pepper)
Italian Capsi From the genus Capsicum
Korean 칠리 Chilli From her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 辛俐 Xīnlì From 辛 xīn / sān (spicy) and the transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 辛俐 Sānleih
Indonesian Muna From a partial backward spelling of Capsicum annuum (scientific name of chili pepper)
Brazilian Portuguese Kaya From pimenta-caiena (Cayenne pepper)
Thai ชิลลี Chinli Transcription of her Japanese name

See also


Paldea League
of the Elite Four
of the Elite Four
of the Elite Four
of the Elite Four
Top Champion

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Unova Professor JuniperMom (BW)Mom (B2W2)CherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughHugh's sisterCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
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Team PlasmaClydeGym Leaders • Elite Four (Unova · BB) • PWT participantsName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudgeMagikarp salesmanSpecial CoachesGuidance counselors

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