リュウキ Ryūki
Sun Moon Ryuki.png
Artwork from Sun and Moon
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Height 5'8" (172 cm)[1]
Eye color Olive green
Hair color Red
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation VII, VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) Ryuki (Masters)
Games Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Masters EX
English voice actor Jonah Scott[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Shugo Nakamura (Masters EX)
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut Aiming for the Top Floor!
English voice actor Adam Ezegelian
Japanese voice actor Kiyotaka Furushima
Member of Kantonian Gym (Series)
Rank Leader
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut Shock!! Father in the Pendant!

Ryuki (Japanese: リュウキ Ryūki) is a non-player character in the Generation VII games. He is a rock guitarist and a Pokémon Trainer who specializes in Dragon-type Pokémon.

In the core series games

Ryuki is a rock musician who has traveled to Alola from another region beyond the sea in order to spread his fame. He's also one of the Trainers who challenges the player for the title of Pokémon Champion.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Ryuki also sometimes appears at the Kantonian Gym in Malie City, where he can be battled, although defeating him isn't necessary in clearing the Kantonian Gym challenge. After being defeated for the first time, he gives the player a Dragon Scale. He also promises to become a Dragon-type Gym Leader once real Gyms start appearing in Alola.


Ryuki's Pokémon are kept in Ultra Balls.

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Kantonian Gym
Pre-Hall of Fame

Post-Hall of Fame

Title Defense battle

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Ryuki (Masters)

Ryuki forms a sync pair with Turtonator in Pokémon Masters EX. Ryuki became a playable sync pair on November 4, 2023.

Ryuki first appeared as an NPC during the story event Summer Superstars.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#186   Ryuki #0776   Turtonator
  ★★★★★☆EX Sync Pair Scout



Conceptual artwork from Sun and Moon

Sprites and models

High-poly model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS sprite from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon


Main article: Ryuki/Quotes

In the anime

Ryuki in the anime

Ryuki appeared in Aiming for the Top Floor! as the leader of the Kantonian Gym. He first had a battle with Kiawe, easily defeating his Marowak when it became distracted by Ryuki's music. Next, he battled Ash, but when Rowlet was losing to Ryuki's Zweilous, Meltan became infuriated and ate some of the decorations on Ryuki's suit in retaliation. Ryuki then changed the match into a Double Battle, with Ash using Rowlet and Meltan against Ryuki's Druddigon and Zweilous. Thanks to Rowlet learning Brave Bird, Ash was able to win the match. Ryuki then gave him a Badge bearing a picture of his own face as a proof of his victory.


Ryuki considers himself a star, and his stage persona tends to take over the battlefield. He tends to shout into his microphone to ensure that he gets his way. He insists on being called "Leader", as he feels anything less disregards his individuality and undermines his authority.


This listing is of Ryuki's known Pokémon in the anime:

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Zweilous is Ryuki's first known Pokémon. Zweilous was first used to battle Kiawe's Marowak, easily defeating it when it got distracted by his music. Zweilous then battled Ash's Rowlet. It was soon joined by his Druddigon in a Double Battle against Rowlet and Meltan. Both Dragon Pokémon were soon defeated.

Zweilous's heads have a tendency to fight each other, though Ryuki's music keeps them in check.

Zweilous's known moves are Dark Pulse, Dragon Rush, and Bite.

Debut Aiming for the Top Floor!
Voice actors
English Bill Rogers
Druddigon is Ryuki's second known Pokémon. Druddigon teamed up with Zweilous to battle Ash's Rowlet and Meltan, but was soon defeated.

Druddigon's only known move is Dragon Claw.

Debut Aiming for the Top Floor!
Voice actors
Japanese Toru Sakurai

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 古島清孝 Kiyotaka Furushima
English Adam Ezegelian
Polish Mateusz Weber
Brazilian Portuguese Rodrigo Antas
Spanish Latin America Geezuz González
Spain Juan Antonio Soler

In the manga

Ryuki in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Ryuki debuted in Shock!! Father in the Pendant!. He considers himself a battling superstar, so he traveled to Alola in hopes of fighting the powerful Ultra Beasts. He was hired by Faba, who agreed to help Ryuki in exchange for his services. Ryuki was sent to Mount Lanakila, where he found Moon lying unconscious in the snow after she returned to Alola via an Ultra Wormhole. He picked the girl up and took her to Aether Paradise, where Faba had her locked in a cell.

Moon was later freed by Gladion, who teamed up with her to stop Faba. Cornered, Faba tricked Ryuki into helping him by revealing Gladion's Silvally was created to defeat the Ultra Beasts. This subsequently prompted Ryuki to battle Gladion and Moon in order to defend his place in the spotlight. After losing his first Pokémon, Ryuki sent out two more, only for Gladion to stop him and call off the battle, revealing Faba was using it as a distraction so he could flee Aether Paradise. After learning that others were fighting the Ultra Beasts elsewhere in Alola, Ryuki ran off to join them.

Months later, Gladion and Dulse set off to rescue Faba, who had been dragged into Ultra Space by several Nihilego. Ryuki chose to accompany them, much to Gladion's annoyance.


Turtonator is Ryuki's first known Pokémon. It was used to battle Gladion's Lycanroc at Aether Paradise, but was eventually defeated.

None of Turtonator's moves are known.

Debut Destroy!! Results of the Training!
Drampa is Ryuki's second known Pokémon. Ryuki attempted to use it in his battle with Gladion, only for the battle to be called off after learning it was merely a diversion.

None of Drampa's moves are known.

Debut Finale!! The Battle Against the Other Dimension!
Kommo-o is Ryuki's third known Pokémon. Ryuki attempted to use it in his battle with Gladion, only for the battle to be called off after learning it was merely a diversion.

None of Kommo-o's moves are known.

Debut Finale!! The Battle Against the Other Dimension!


Language Name Origin
Japanese リュウキ Ryūki From 竜葵 ryūki (black nightshade) and 竜 ryū (dragon)
English, German Ryuki Same as his Japanese name
Spanish Olano From the genus Solanum
French Solane From the genus Solanum
Italian Morel From morella comune (black nightshade)
Korean 용규 Yong-gyu From 용규 (龍葵) yong-gyu (black nightshade) and 용 (龍) yong (dragon)
Chinese (Mandarin) 龍葵 / 龙葵 Lóngkuí From 龍葵 / 龙葵 lóngkuí (black nightshade) and 龍 / 龙 lóng (dragon)
Chinese (Cantonese) 龍葵 Lùhngkwàih From 龍葵 lùhngkwàih (black nightshade) and 龍 lùhng (dragon)
Brazilian Portuguese Solano From the genus Solanum
Russian Рюки Ryuki Transcription of his English name


  1. According to his concept art from Pokémon Sun and Moon.
  2. Jonah Scott on Twitter

Non-player characters in the core series games
Alola Professor KukuiMomLillieNebbyHauRotomProfessor BurnetMolayneSamson OakRyukiMohn
Team SkullAether FoundationUltra Recon SquadTeam Rainbow Rocket
Trial CaptainsIsland kahunasElite FourName RaterJudgeMr. HyperGester

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