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These are Rika's quotes in the Pokémon games.

In the core series games

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Pokémon Gym
  • In the fourth Gym's lobby, before the Gym Test
"What's this now? Is this that kid I've been hearing so much about?"
"Hey, kiddo! I heard you're, like, way too good at battling! Yeah?"
Yeah!: "Nahaha! You got some spirit, big shot!"
Not THAT good...: "Pah! You can't fool me that easily. No need to play humble, you hear?"
"That's me! Rika here, at your service."
"And hey, I know I'm pretty, but no need to get intimidated or anything."
"What? I wasn't tryin' to be funny..."
"Aaanyway... Hmm."
"Tell you something, kiddo—you look fun. Like, interesting. At a glance, anyway."
"Oooh, haha. Yeah, that checks out."
"But the battles you'll face at these gyms really ratchet up the further you go."
"But not you, right, kiddo?"
"See you when you hit the Champion Assessment. You show these Gyms what you've got!"
Pokémon League
  • Pokémon League's Champion Assessment, if the player has all eight Gym Badges
"Thank you for coming today."
"Please, do have a seat."
"I, Rika, will be your interviewer."
"Let's get started with the first portion of the Champion Assessment."
"We begin with the interview."
"First things first—let me see how many Gym Badges you have..."
"Excellent! You have all eight!"
"Next, I'd like to ask you a few questions, if you wouldn't mind, <player>."
"Please think carefully, as you may automatically fail the interview depending on your answers."
"Let's begin."
"How did you get here today?"
I walked, I rode on my Pokémon, or I came by Flying Taxi: "Very good, very good."
"Please tell me the name of the school you are enrolled in."
Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV: "Ah, that's right."
Manzana Academy or otherwise: jump to Champion Assessment failure
"So, what brings you to the Pokémon League today?"
I came to become a Champion: "Yes, indeed. Why else would you be here, I suppose."
I came to catch Pokémon or Just for fun, I guess...: jump to Champion Assessment failure
"Now, what do you intend to do if and when you become a Champion?"
I want to become stronger, I want to battle Nemona, or I want to find treasure: "I see. Interesting."
"Tell me: Which of the eight Gyms have you the most difficulty?"
Cortondo Gym, Artazon Gym, Cascarrafa Gym, Levincia Gym, Medali Gym, Glaseado Gym, Montenevera Gym, or Alfornada Gym: "I see."
"And what was the name of the Gym Leader you faced there?"
The correct answer depends on the answer chosen on the previous question. If the player chooses Katy for Cortondo Gym, Brassius for Artazon Gym, Kofu for Cascarrafa Gym, Iono for Levincia Gym, Larry for Medali Gym, Ryme for Montenevera Gym, Tulip for Alfornada Gym, or Grusha for Glaseado Gym: "I'm glad you seem to remember."
If the player's answer for Gym Leader does not correspond to the answer for the chosen Gym: jump to Champion Assessment failure
"But do you remember which type of Pokémon <the Gym Leader> used?"
The correct answer depends on the answer chosen on the previous two questions. If the player chooses Bug for Katy, Grass for Brassius, Water for Kofu, Electric for Iono, Normal for Larry, Ghost for Ryme, Psychic for Tulip, or Ice for Grusha: "Wonderful."
If the player's answer for type does not correspond to the answers for the chosen Gym and its respective Gym Leader: jump to Champion Assessment failure
"Building the skills needed for the Champion Assessment is no small feat."
"You must have met a lot of Pokémon to get here, <player>."
"What was the category of the Pokémon you chose to be your first partner?"
The correct answer depends on the first partner Pokémon the player chose at the start of the game. The possible choices are The Grass Cat Pokémon, The Fire Croc Pokémon, and The Duckling Pokémon.
If the answer corresponds to the player's chosen first partner Pokémon at the start of their adventure: "Very good, very good."
Otherwise: jump to Champion Assessment failure
"Now, please forgive me, but I'm going to repeat a previous question."
"Remind me, what do you intend to do if and when you become a Champion?"
The choices I want to become stronger, I want to battle Nemona, and I want to find treasure appear again.
If the player answers the same as the first time it was asked: "Ah, yes, that's right."
Otherwise: jump to Champion Assessment failure
"Next is the final question for this interview."
"Do you like Pokémon, <player>?"
Yes: "... ... ... ... ... ..."
No: jump to Champion Assessment failure
"Good job, kiddo."
"That about wraps up the interview."
"And let me be the first to congratulate you, <player>..."
"You just passed the first part of the Champion Assessment!"
If the player passed on the first try: "On your first try too, no less! Don't think anyone's done that since Nemona."
If it took more than one try: "Honestly I don't know why you bungled it before..."
"But anyway, time to switch gears and get ready for the next segment."
"The second segment is what we call the Elite Test."
"And you'll be facing the Elite Four in Pokémon battles!"
"...I guess that's pretty obvious from the name of the test, huh."
"Anyway, we're the best the League has to offer. You'll be facing us four in a row—no turning back."
"This won't be a cakewalk—I promise you that. Make sure you're all ready, then go into the room behind me."
  • Champion Assessment failure (if the player chooses an answer that leads to failing the interview)
"I see..."
"That concludes this interview."
"One of the staff will let you know the results. Thank you again for your time."
"Now, please excuse me."
"How'd that happen...?"
  • Before battle
"Now then, let's get this started, eh?"
"Let good ol' Rika be the first of the Elite Four to take you on!"
"I'd say I'll go easy on you, but...I'd be lying! Think fast!"
  • In battle
After sending out first Pokémon: "I finally get to battle you! I've been looking forward to this, so don't you give up too soon!"
Upon sending out her last Pokémon: "Nahahaha! You really are something else, kiddo!"
Upon Terastallizing her Clodsire: "Let's finish this! Go on, Clodsire! Shake things up a bit!"
Upon first using Clodsire's Earthquake: "Watch your step, 'cause things are about to get shaky!"
Upon being defeated: "Not bad, kiddo."
  • After being defeated
"Talk about unfair. No way was I ever gonna win that one."
"Still, though, what a great battle. Felt good even to lose!"
"Not a whole lot of Trainers have the skill to make it past the Elite Test... But who knows?"
"I'm beginning to think you might be one of the few that do, <player>."
"Better stay on your toes, though—the second of the Elite Four is stronger than me!"
"You're up next, squirt! Come on out!"
"Yeah, I did... He's/She's no pushover, let me tell you!"
"I'll be watching from the side. Avenge me if you can, eh?"
  • If talked to before Poppy is battled
"I'll be watching to see just how far you make it, kiddo."
  • After the player defeats Poppy
"Pretty sure you mean "take revenge FOR" me, squirt. Don't think I did anything wrong by you."
"Hate to say it, but you lost, Poppy. Better call the next guy!"
  • If talked to before Larry is battled
"That's two of the Elite Four down—but you've got another two to go, so hang in there!"
  • After the player defeats Larry
"Uh... Don't think he heard you, Larry."
"Larry, you...you may need to speak up just a little bit more."
"Haaasselll! You're up next!"
  • If talked to before Hassel is battled
"Hassel's the Elite Four's last line of defense. I can't wait to see how you'll take him on!"
  • After the player defeats Hassel
"Y-you really did it..."
"Sorry 'bout all this, <player>. The old man can get like that sometimes."
"Guess I've got to do the talking... Anyway, your result for the Elite Test of the Champion Assessment is...a pass! No doubt about it!"
"Congratulations! I'd say you're good to go, but...there's actually just a wee bit more to the Champion Assessment."
"This'll be your final trial. See the door back there? Our fearless commander—the final opponent you'll face for your test—is waiting beyond it. Her skills are so amazing, she was able to strong-arm all of us into joining the Elite Four. You won't find a mightier Champion."
"Though I think you'll do fine, kiddo! You beat me, after all! I'll patch up your team—on the house—so don't lose, you hear?"
"Whoa! Guess you got over your sobs, huh?"
"All right, <player>... Show us the fight of the century!"
  • After the player defeats Geeta
""Congratulations" is right! Now I can really say you're good to go!"
"Oof, crying again?"
Classroom 1-4
"Yeah, definitely got talent. Lotsa talent..."
"But not enough to get you off the hook!"
"You went into the Great Crater without the League's permission, didn't you?!"
"Don't think you're not gonna get a scolding for that!"
I'm really sorry...: "Oh sure, NOW you're sorry—I practically fell out of my seat when I heard about where you'd been!"
That's what Champions...do?: "What's that got to do with anything?! You can't just go breaking rules willy-nilly!"
"Well, yeah, I mean that's true, but..."
"Fine. I'll let you off the hook this one time. You'd better thank the boss for steppin' in."
"Speaking of, Boss... Didn't you say you had something to give to that Briar person?"
"What is that, anyway—a TM or something?"
"While he's/she's there, huh? Did you want him/her to pick up some potato salad on the way back, too?"
"Wish I could go with you, kiddo, but I've got my own work to do..."
"Do your best down there, but don't push yourself too hard, y'hear?"

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Rika (Masters)
Menu interface (voice clips)
  • After being recruited for the first time
"Hey hey! Rika here, at your service! I know I'm pretty, but no need to get intimidated or anything."
  • Subsequent recruitments
"We run into each other a lot, huh? I hear you've been super successful!"
  • Sync pair viewer
"I'd say I'll go easy on you, but...I'd be lying! Think fast!"
"Watch your step, 'cause things are about to get a bit shaky!"
  • Selection screen (forming team)
"Sure, leave it to me!"
  • Selection screen (forming team with Geeta)
"Did you call for me, fearless commander?"
  • Selection screen (forming team with Poppy)
"Poppy, you're with good ol' Rika, okay?"
  • Selection screen (forming team with Larry)*
"Let's get a move on, Larry!"
  • Selection screen (disbanding team)
  • Upon learning a new lucky skill
"With any kind of power, you got to use it right."
  • Upon leveling up
"Oho! Feelin' good!"
  • Upon reaching max level
"The real fun starts when you reach the top!"
  • Upon unlocking a new level cap
"We've gotten super strong!"
  • Increasing friendship level cap
  • Receiving EX style
"Aw, shucks."
  • During conversation
"Got a sec?"
"Hm-hm-hmm! ♪"
"Show them what you got!"
"You lookin' for trouble?"
"Ghh-hh, huh..."
"No way..."
"All right!"
"Got it!"
"No way!"
"I see!"
"Aw, shucks."
"Let's get this started, eh?"
"I've been looking forward to this, so don't you give up too soon!"
"Let me be the first to congratulate you... You passed!"
  • During special log-in conversation (morning)
"Mornin'! Kiddos like you should stay sharp!"
  • During special log-in conversation (afternoon)
"You've still got half the day left, so hang in there!"
  • During special log-in conversation (evening)
"Well done today. Let's rest up and give it our all again tomorrow."
  • During special gift conversation
"Here, take this!"
  • During special gift conversation (Trainer Lodge)
"I'll give you somethin' good!"
Battle interface (voice clips)
  • Co-op match screen
"All right!"
  • VS screen
"Watch your step!"
  • Sending out Pokémon
"Here goes!"
  • Using Pokémon move
"How's this!"
  • Using item
"Gettin' started!"
  • Using Trainer move
"This is on the house!"
  • Using sync move
"Show 'em what you got!"
  • Unity attack / theme skill
"Shake 'em!"
"That's a wrap!"
  • Uh-oh!
"Let's get this started, eh?"
  • Switching in
"We're up!"
  • Recalling fainted Pokémon
"Good job."
  • "Nice" emote
"That's good!"
  • "Watch out" emote
"Watch out!"
  • "Let's do this" emote
"Hey hey, Rika here at your service!"
  • "Thanks" emote
  • Defeat
"Wasn't gonna win that one."
  • Victory
"Nahahah, not bad! Battle me again sometime."
  • Victory (with Geeta on the team, in response to Geeta)
"Passable, I guess."
  • Victory (with Poppy on the team, in response to Poppy)
"Don't leave your pal behind!"
  • Victory (with Larry on the team, in response to Larry)*
"You may need to speak up."
Story Event - Good Ol' Rika Here
  • Making Pasio's Signature Sweet
  • Off-screen, as "???"
  • After appearing
"If that's what you're looking for, I've gotcha covered!"
  • As Rika
"Hey hey! Rika here, at your service!"
  • Rika and Whitney
"Short, sweet, to the point. Nice to meet you three!"
"You can call me Rika. No need for fancy titles or whatnot."
"Glad you asked. With...this!"
"It's my lovable partner, Clodsire!"
"Cute, huh? Don't you just wanna gobble him up?"
"Exactly! We're all on the same page here!"
"Sounds like it's settled, then!"
"Say...you wouldn't happen to be from Johto, would you?"
"Nahahaha! I thought I sensed a Johto vibe coming from you!"
"I'm Rika, one of the Elite Four of Paldea. Let's you and me be friends, Whitney!"
"(*sigh* Up to your old habits again, eh, Boss?)"
  • A Picturesque Spot
  • Off-screen, as "???"
"Well, isn't this a picture-perfect setting."
  • After appearing, as Rika
"Miltank in a grassy meadow... That's a fitting image to adorn those sweets."
"Nahahaha! I'm just scoping out the competition, is all!"
"Oof! You saw right through me!"
"Got it in one. I can't figure out where to take my photos and videos of Clodsire..."
"At this rate, I'm just gonna be milling about Pasio right up to the deadline!"
"Really?! Even though we're rivals?"
"Whitney... Thanks so much!"
"Sure. That's the public perception, I guess."
"Looks like somebody's already here."
  • I'm Not Losing to a Kanto Girl!
"Huh. Well, wouldn't you know it... We were just talking about that Pokémon!"
"I do see the resemblance to Clodsire—especially in the cuteness department."
"I'm Rika! Nice to meet you!"
"Yeah, we are. We've been looking for a good spot to get some promo shots of Clodsire."
"We figured here'd work nicely, but since you got here first, we'll go look somewhere else."
"Heh... Sounds fun."
"OK then! I'll take you up on that challenge!"
"That so? Go on, then—gimme all you got!"
"I'd say I'll go easy on you, but...I'd be lying! Think fast!"
"Brace yourself, Clodsire!"
"Use that trademark toughness of yours to shrug off their attacks!"
"Now! Time to strike back, Clodsire!"
"Show that Kanto girl who's boss!"
"Hey now, you weren't half bad yourself, Misty!"
"(I'd say she's about on par with Kofu... No, maybe even stronger.)"
"You got it! I'll get the perfect shot to slap on that packaging!"
"Oh, I haven't forgotten about her—or the rest of the competition, either! I'll take you all on!"
"All right! Pretty pleased with all the photos and footage we ended up takin'."
"Thanks, Whitney—not just for finding that spot, but for helpin' out with the shoot, too!"
"No prob! We'd be happy to battle you!"
"You got me!"
"Yeah! Keep it up, and you could even end up in the Elite Four someday!"
"Yes way! You could totally do it!"
"Friend of mine's a kid about your age—and she's in the Elite Four right now!"
"Yeah, kiddo! For real!"
"Don't say anything's impossible—just go for it! You both got a lot of potential, so don't let it go to waste!"
"Bye! Get home safe, now!"
"Gotta say..."
"Clodsire and Miltank were pretty darn cute, even when they lost!"
  • The Punchline
"Yeah... How can I help you?"
"... ... ..."
"Sorry, Mr. Rose. That's a very generous offer, but..."
"Tempting as your offer is, I'd like to stay in my current position for a little while longer."
"'Cause I work with some folks who'd be utterly lost if I weren't around, lemme tell ya!"
"Right back atcha, man."
"Yeah, I'm fine!"
"Working for the boss with my motley crew of quirky coworkers makes every day a hoot! I'll never get sick of it!"
"No problem. You did the same for me, after all."
"Well...I'd say we've both got some pretty good photos and videos now."
"Yeah, well, I still think Clodsire is the ultimate in cuteness."
"Deal! And no hard feelings either way, no matter who wins!"
"... ... ..."
"B-Boss! You entered the contest too?!"
"But when did you..."
"... ... ..."
Time Trial Event - Strong AND Amazing
  • The Girl's True Identity
  • Off-screen, as "???"
"Hey, Poppy! Looks like you got <player> to play with you, eh?"
  • After appearing, as Rika
"Hey hey! Rika here, at your service!"
"She might be little, but she's a member of the Elite Four."
"In fact, she may even be stronger than me."
"All right, Poppy, let's head back. The boss wants to see us."
Sync Pair Story - A Day with Rika
"What do you think, Clodsire?"
"You don't much care for this place after all, huh?"
"If only there were a big marsh or swamp... At this point I'd even take a pond."
I know a pond!: "Wha— Really?!"
"Wow, that's great. Thanks for letting me know!"
I'll show you a good spot!: "Really?! You know a good spot around here?"
"You're a real lifesaver."
"I should've asked for your help from the get-go, <player>!"
"Not just any ol' puddle will do, y'know."
"I want to find a training spot for Clodsire where he can really give his all."
"That, and I've gotta be careful about where I have him practice his moves."
"Clodsire doesn't have to try very hard to get the ground shakin'—and if anyone's nearby, they're gonna get knocked down...and STAY down."
Wait, for real?!: "Nahaha! That's the reaction I was looking for! You're a riot, you know that?"
There's no way that's true.: "Huh. Flatter reaction than I expected. Figured I'd get SOME kinda rise outta you, at least."
"Anyway, I may have been exaggerating just a tad, but it's still important to be careful. Safety first and all that."
"It's not like I think Pasio's so fragile that it'll collapse if a Pokémon gets too excited."
"We just can't be sure what would happen if we shook the ground in an enclosed space like a cave."
"All I'm trying to say is that we've gotta keep our surroundings in mind when we're practicing powerful moves."
"Oh, you clever little guy, you! Picked up on what I was sayin', did you?"
"He's so cute and round, don't you think?"
"Don't let that fool you, though—if he's attacked by an enemy, he'll stick out these thick spines to retaliate."
"Even the cutest Clodsire has thorns..."
"Pokémon have so many different sides to them."
"And tell you what, people could learn a thing or two from that. Keeping certain things secret could really come in handy someday."
"Take you, for example... Maybe you've got a hidden side behind that smiling face of yours."
"I can tell we're gonna be friends for a long time, <player>."
"I'll keep an eye on how many sides of you I can catch."
Pokémon Center
  • During sync background preview
"I'd say I'll go easy on you, but...I'd be lying! Think fast!"
  • Random conversation
"Lotta people on this island are pretty easy to talk to—just like good ol' Rika here!"
"Sure is nice to be somewhere I can relax, be myself, and just vibe with folks."
  • Random conversation
"I conduct interviews for the Pokémon League in Paldea, so I'm confident in my ability to assess people."
"In fact, a quick look is all I need to know exactly what kinda person you are!"
"Don't even need to talk to you, really. I can more or less tell what's going on in that head of yours..."
"So if you've got something on your mind, don't try hiding it—l'll see right through you!"
  • Random conversation
"So, Paldea's Elite Four... We're a bunch of pretty quirky individuals. A real cast of characters, you could say."
"What, you don't believe me? It's totally true!"
"I mean, c'mon, I'M the one who keeps 'em all in line—ME! Can you believe that?"
  • Random conversation
"Y'know, I'm a pretty serious person. I've got work on the mind all the time."
"Seriously, I've even been asking around about what the Pokémon Leagues in other regions are like..."
"With any luck, I can use what I learn to make the Paldea League even more interesting!"
  • Random conversation
"You're gonna learn and grow so much more, <player>. I can just tell."
"After all, I personally witnessed the very moment a kid about your age in Paldea reached their true potential."
"Keep working hard so your rivals don't leave you in the dust, all right?"
  • Random conversation
"Now, I'd like to ask you a question, if you wouldn't mind."
"What do you intend to do if and when you become stronger?"
"...That's me in work mode! Whaddya think?"
"Pretty formal and cool, eh?"
  • If spoken to again
"If you ever take on the Paldea Pokémon League yourself..."
"you just might get to see my work mode in person!"
  • Random conversation
"I'm the first of the Elite Four that challengers square up against in the Paldea Pokémon League."
"But most of 'em never make it past me."
"Real shame. Every last one of them has real passion and serious talent..."
  • If spoken to again
"Nobody should feel like they have to drop out just because they lose. I want 'em to come back and face me as many times as it takes 'em to win!"
"But even if they beat me, they've got even more formidable folks to face afterward—including our fearless commander herself."
"Heh, I bet you'd be surprised by who shows up second!"
  • Special log-in conversation (generic)
"Hey hey! Rika here, at your service!"
"How've you been, <player>? Go get 'em out there today!"
  • Special log-in conversation (morning)
"Mornin'! Kiddos like you should stay sharp!"
  • Special log-in conversation (afternoon)
"You've still got half the day left, so hang in there!"
  • Special log-in conversation (evening)
"Well done today. Let's rest up and give it our all again tomorrow."
  • Special gift conversation
"Here's a present for you for working so hard."
  • After giving out item
"I hope that present helps you keep up the good work!"
  • Special Rika Welcome log-in bonus conversation (first day)
"Hey hey! Rika here, at your service!"
"You're here to interview for a position as my teammate, right?"
Yes.: "That's what I thought! So, just to recap..."
No.: "What? You're not? Well, let me explain it to you anyway."
"You know how everyone here on Pasio battles in teams?"
"Well, 'cause of that, I'm looking for teammates who'd work well with me."
"I'm not in interview mode or anything at the moment, but I don't wanna waste any time...so let me ask you just one question."
"It's quite simple: Would you like to be my teammate?"
Yes.: "All right! That answer's a ten out of ten!"
"In that case, we ought to get to know each other better."
No.: "Nahaha! Of course you don't! You shouldn't wander off with strange adults you don't know well, after all!"
"So first we ought to get to know each other a little better."
"For now, here's a token of our budding friendship."
"I want to hear more from you, so I'll be waiting here tomorrow too, <player>!"
  • Special Rika Welcome log-in bonus conversation (second day)
"<player>! I've been waiting for you!"
"I've got a question for you—to get to know you a little bit better."
"Would you say you place great value on teamwork during Pokémon battles?"
Yes.: "Aha! Good to know!"
"You'd probably get along well with the other members of the Paldea Elite Four too—not just me!"
No.: "Is that so..."
"If you put more emphasis on individual strength, then you may have a bit in common with our boss."
"I do hope you realize that teamwork is pretty important for life in general, though."
"In a way, even the two parts of the Paldea League's test—the interview and the practical exam—are an example of teamwork!"
"That's enough from me, though."
"Hmm... I have a tiny bit more I want to ask about."
"I look forward to meeting here again!"
  • Special Rika Welcome log-in bonus conversation (third day)
"Hey, I've been waiting! Glad to see you again today!"
"And now, I'll ask my final question—here goes!"
"Do you like Pokémon battles?"
Yes.: "I bet you do! I can see it in your eyes!"
"Let me be the first to congratulate you... You passed!"
"You'd be a perfect teammate for me, <player>! Let's celebrate your successful application!"
No.: "...What."
"Stop pulling my leg! You can't fool me!"
"Here, take this!"
"Anyway, I'm really looking forward to some Pokémon battles here on Pasio!"
"Hope to see you around!"
  • Special Good Ol' Rika Here story event blurb
"Clodsire's the cutest!"
  • Special Good Ol' Rika Here story event conversation
"Tons of Pokémon are cute and strong—but Clodsire's got them all beat!"
"I'm gonna spread the word about the unbeatable and lovable charm of good ol' Rika and Clodsire!"
Trainer Lodge
  • When spoken to (friendship level 1-9)
"Hey there. Let's make today another good one!"
  • When spoken to (friendship level 10-29)
"What's up? If you've got something on your mind, I'm all ears."
  • When spoken to (friendship level 30+)
"Hey there! Let's have ourselves another bright day filled with smiles, <player>!"
  • Special gift conversation (friendship level 1-9)
"Oh yeah, I had something to give you."
  • After giving out item
"I wasn't sure what you're into, but I hope you like it."
  • Special gift conversation (friendship level 10-29)
"Hey! It's a surprise present from yours truly!"
  • After giving out item
"Go ahead and take it! I like making people happy."
  • Special gift conversation (friendship level 30+)
"I brought you a little something to make you happy, <player>."
  • After giving out item
"Well? How'd good ol' Rika here do with her gift-giving?"
"If you liked that, I can give you more next time!"
  • Chat (available from start)
"This is a pretty relaxing place."
"Nothing like my stuffy interview room—folks there can get too nervous to share how they really feel."
  • Chat (after completing A Special Day with Rika: Part 1)
"Feeling nervous about something is just proof you're taking it seriously—that you want to succeed no matter what."
"So I think it's good to feel at least a little nervous before you're put under the spotlight."
"And aren't battles that much more exciting when you've got all that pent-up nervous energy?"
  • Chat (after completing A Special Day with Rika: Part 2)
"There's casual Rika, and there's work-mode Rika. It's important that I'm able to switch between them."
"I can code-switch almost instantly depending on situation."
"By the way, <player>, which do you prefer: my casual mode, or my work mode?"
"If you like me better in work mode, I can wear that hat more when we're hangin' out!"
  • When conversation is initiated (friendship level 1-9)
"Sure, let's chat."
  • When conversation is initiated (friendship level 10-29)
"Let's swap some fun stories, <player>!"
  • When conversation is initiated (friendship level 30+)
"I've got something I've been waiting forever to tell you about!"
  • If given a Tie or Good Tie
"This is for me? Thanks, <player>!"
  • If given an Awesome Tie
"Whoa! A present? Wasn't expecting that!"
"How'd you know I love surprises?"
  • After the conversation ends (Great / Excellent)
"Let's call it here for today. I'll talk to you again later!"
  • After the conversation ends (Wonderful)
"Nahaha! You really are fun to talk to!"
"Let's have another laugh together soon, all right?"
Friendship Story - A Special Day with Rika: Part 1
"What's up, <player>?"
"Your face is practically screaming "I gotta train newbie sync pairs!" Did I get that right?"
(Ask how she knew!): "Nahaha! I got you good, huh, <player>?"
(Ask jokingly if she's a psychic.): "Nahaha! Guess you're not too nervous to joke around, though!"
"Actually, I heard about what's going on from the boss."
"If you've caught her eye, you're gonna be awfully busy from now on!"
"She must really see a lot of potential in you."
"You know how everyone opens up to you right away, <player>?"
"That's actually helped me out, too."
"Thanks to you, I've met Trainers from all sorts of regions and made a lot of connections."
"I think the boss is right to have high hopes for you."
"So I'd say there's no need to worry."
"Everyone gets nervous when they're put in the spotlight."
"You should've seen the expressions on the faces of all those challengers I interviewed in Paldea."
"And besides, the right amount of nervousness can actually help you give your best performance!"
"You'd probably be better off practicing speaking in front of people instead of listening to me ramble on with advice."
"Actually, you know what? I'm gonna help you out!"
"I'll teach you how to express your thoughts and feelings better through words!"
"I don't usually do this kinda thing, but I'm makng an exception just for you!"
"Time for a special one-on-one lesson with Rika!"
Friendship Story - A Special Day with Rika: Part 2
"OK, try imitating what I just did."
(Start talking in a serious tone.): "Aha, very observant! Yeah, that's how I look when I'm interviewing people..."
(Start talking in a quiet, calm tone.): "Right, exactly. That's the intellectual air I always have when I talk..."
"But no! That's not what I meant!"
"I mean, sure—you COULD lean hard into that same work mode I use for interviews..."
"But then you might totally intimidate all the newbie sync pairs."
"So why don't you try imitating the way I normally talk, not how I speak when I'm interviewing?"
"...Well? Starting to feel less nervous, right, kiddo?"
"My frank and friendly attitude doesn't just help the folks I'm talking to relax—it helps ME relax, too!"
"And now, let me give you one of my wise words of advice!"
"The trick to good communication is paying close attention to who you're talking to!"
"If you can pick up on changes in their voices or expressions, you can adjust how you respond accordingly."
"But concentrating too much on their facial expressions can make it difficult for you to focus on talking, so just follow your instincts."
"Hahaha! Was that too much at once? Why don't we try it out. Go ahead—take a nice, long look at my face!"
"Don't worry."
"You're always good at thinking about others, <player>. You'll be fine."
"OK, let's give it one more go before we call it! Go on, do your best impression of me!"
"Feeling more relaxed?"
"I'll be wishing you lots of luck!"