Ryuki (Masters)

Ryuki
リュウキ Ryūki
Spr Masters Ryuki.png
Ryuki's model
No. 186
English voice actor Jonah Scott[1]
Japanese voice actor Shugo Nakamura
Description This Dragon-type Trainer and singer travels the world and is popular for his passionate and spirited shouting. He has also visited Alola before.

Ryuki (Japanese: リュウキ Ryūki) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series games. He forms a sync pair with Turtonator. This sync pair was first made available on November 4, 2023, and has been able to be raised to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX since it was first released.

In the games

Ryuki is a rock musician who travels the world with the goal of becoming an overseas sensation. No one bought his music at first, and he had to scrape by with the money he earned from Pokémon battles, but his Pokémon supported him through that time. He is known to have traveled to Johto, Unova, and Alola before coming to Pasio. His singing style is inspired by the cries of dragon Pokémon, and includes lots of passionate shouting. He loves all his Pokémon dearly, having fallen in love with them all at first sight. He's a bit reckless, often rushing headlong into things.

On Pasio, he is aiming for the top. He has met many Dragon-type specialists, and he enjoys talking about dragon Pokémon with them. He learned that Scottie/Bettie is very popular among them, which made him want to become friends with Scottie/Bettie as well. He considers meeting the player his awesomest memory on Pasio, and he wants to write a song about it.

In events

Ryuki first appears in the story event Summer Superstars, where he competes in the Sync Pair Music Festival with Roxie and Lisia. Their team makes it to the finals, where they compete against the team consisting of Steven, Lyra, and the player. Ryuki is impressed by Lyra's Jigglypuff, which performs a rock version of its song inspired by Ryuki's music. Ultimately, Lear declares the player's team to be the winners, while Ryuki's team gets the second-place prize: a statue of Lear sculpted from a rare ore. After seeing Steven marvel over the ore the statue is made of, Ryuki and his teammates decide to give the statue to Steven.

Ryuki also makes a brief appearance in the story event Champion Time, where he runs into Roxie and Piers on the streets of Pasio. After a crowd forms and starts calling for the three of them to have a jam session, Ryuki encourages Piers to give the crowd what they want. Roxie and Piers agree, and the three singers perform a song together.

Ryuki has a major role in the story event Who's the Best Singer?. After he performs a live concert with Roxie and Piers, some of their fans get into an argument about whose music is the best. This gives Ryuki the idea to hold another live concert that's a competition to see who's the best musician. Ryuki, Roxie, and Piers decide they'll each form a band with two other people to make the concert battle more interesting.

Recalling the performance Lyra's Jigglypuff gave during the Sync Pair Music Festival, Ryuki seeks Lyra out and asks her to join his band for the concert. He invites his old teammate Lisia as well, but she's going to be filming for a TV show with Steven and the player that day, so she can't join him. As Ryuki wonders who else to invite, Flint approaches him. He's a big fan of Ryuki's, and he introduces Ryuki to Cynthia and her Kommo-o, who he thinks would compliment Ryuki's passionate shouting well. Cynthia agrees to join Ryuki's team, and the three of them begin practicing for the concert battle.

Later, Ryuki meets up with Roxie and Piers to discuss how things are going with their teams. Ryuki is surprised to learn that Roxie's Toxtricity was a gift from Piers, and Roxie wants to discuss something with the two of them. When the day of the concert battle arrives, Ryuki's team is the first to perform. Jigglypuff and Kommo-o's singing makes Ryuki's shouting more exciting, so the crowd loves it. After the votes are cast, Ryuki, Roxie, and Piers thank everyone for listening and cheering along. Then, they check the results of the votes. It turns out that all teams received an equal number of votes, so they're all winners. Then, Ryuki, Roxie, and Piers do the thing they discussed before: having all three teams perform one last song together.

Pokémon

The first Pokémon Ryuki is shown to own is his Turtonator, which he forms a sync pair with. He fell in love with him at first sight because of the star-shaped pattern on his back, as well as his shell's ability to explode when pressure is applied to it. Ryuki uses this ability to fire up the crowd during his shows. The deep bass of Turtonator's explosions complement Ryuki's singing, and they reverberate through to the heart. Ryuki occasionally finds items after Turtonator lets loose with a blast.

He alludes to having other Pokémon, but nothing is known about them.

Turtonator

    Type   Dragon
Move types   Dragon /   Fire
Role   Tech
EX Role   Strike (Special)
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Turtonator Weakness   Ground
It lives in volcanoes and eats sulfur and other minerals. Materials from the food it eats form the basis of its explosive shell.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 630 346 178 448 166 224
Lv. 140, Max Potential 790 426 218 528 206 264
Mega Turtonator
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Ryuki is available in the general sync pair scout. His offering rate was increased in the following sync pair scout banners:

  • (Debut) Ryuki Spotlight Scout (November 4 to 20, 2023)

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Draco Meteor Dragon
 
Special 3 136 163 90% An opponent Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2 stat ranks.
Shell Trap Fire
 
Special 3
(2 uses)
200 240 100 All opponents The user takes u a counterattacking posture. Using this move again will cause the user to leave this posture. No other actions can be taken while in this posture. The user will leave this posture if hit by a physical attack move while it is in this counterattacking posture, then attack all opposing sync pairs.
Overheat Fire
 
Special 3 136 163 90% An opponent Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2 stat ranks.
Pour My Soul! None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Raises the user's Sp. Atk and critical-hit rate by 2 stat ranks. Increases the user's Special Moves ↑ Next effect by 1 rank.
Sync moves
Fiery Spirit Dragon Beam Dragon
 
Special 200 240 An opponent The more the user's Sp. Atk is raised, the greater the power of this attack.
(6★ EX effect: Power of sync move increases 50%)
(EX role effect: Sync move targets all opponents.)

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Star Shout! Grants all of the following effects when the user uses Shell Trap:
• Makes opponents target the user for a short time.
• Applies the Damage Guard Next effect to the user. Increases the user's Special Moves ↑ Next effect by 2 ranks.
First Aid 9 Restores the user's HP by approximately 90% of its maximum HP the first time it is in a pinch each battle.
Dauntless Sp. Atk cannot be lowered.
Theme Skills
  Dragon Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 12 when using Dragon-type attacks.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 12.
  Alola Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.
  Artistic Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Passionate Spirit Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Expedition Skills
 Soothing ↑ 2 Raises the following discovery level by 2:
 Soothing Crystal

Sync grid

The sync grid for Ryuki and Turtonator is an expanded grid, made available since the pair first released.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +10 Defense +10 4 48 2
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Draco Meteor: Power +3 Draco Meteor: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Draco Meteor: Power +3 Draco Meteor: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Draco Meteor: Power +3 Draco Meteor: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Draco Meteor: Power +3 Draco Meteor: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Draco Meteor: Accuracy +10 Draco Meteor: Accuracy ↑ +10 5 60 2
Draco Meteor: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Shell Trap: Power +3 Shell Trap: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Shell Trap: Power +3 Shell Trap: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Shell Trap: Power +3 Shell Trap: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Shell Trap: Power +3 Shell Trap: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Shell Trap: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Shell Trap: Furious Brain The more the user’s Sp. Atk is raised, the more it powers up the user’s moves. 10 120 2
Shell Trap: Brain Gain 9 Increases the user’s Special Moves ↑ Next effect by 1 rank when its move is successful. 10 120 3
Overheat: Power +3 Overheat: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Overheat: Power +3 Overheat: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Overheat: Power +3 Overheat: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Overheat: Power +3 Overheat: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Overheat: Accuracy +10 Overheat: Accuracy ↑ +10 5 60 2
Overheat: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Overheat: Scorching Touch 9 Leaves the target burned when the user’s attack move against it is successful. 10 120 3
Pour My Soul!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Flameproof Prevents the user from getting burned. 5 60 1
Unbending Defense cannot be lowered. 5 60 1
Pinpoint Entry 1 Raises the user’s accuracy by 1 stat rank when it enters a battle. 8 96 3
Superduper Effective 5 Powers up moves that are super effective. 9 108 3
Double Down 9 Powers up the user’s sync moves that are super effective. 10 120 3
Sync Burst 1 Restores 1 MP for the user the first time its sync move is used each battle. 10 120 3
Sharp Entry 1 Raises the user’s critical-hit rate by 1 stat rank when it enters a battle. 10 120 3
Vigilance Protects the user against critical hits. 10 120 3
Fiery Spirit Dragon Beam: Power +25 Fiery Spirit Dragon Beam: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Fiery Spirit Dragon Beam: Power +25 Fiery Spirit Dragon Beam: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Appearances

Story appearances

Ryuki appears in his normal outfit in the following story areas:

Sync pair stories

  • A Day with Ryuki

Quotes

Main article: Ryuki/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

Gallery

         
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
       
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
Ryuki's sync move mindscape
(Pokémon League: Champion's chamber)

Trivia

  • Ryuki has the longest gap between his debut as an NPC and his release as a playable character of anyone based on a core series character in Pokémon Masters EX at 1192 days. He first appeared as an NPC in the event Summer Superstars on July 31, 2020, and he became playable on November 4, 2023.

Origin

Ryuki's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. Turtonator is a Pokémon Ryuki uses on all of his teams in the core series games. Turtonator's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ultra Sun.

In other languages

Pour My Soul!

Language Title
  Japanese ソウルをこめるよ! Sōru o Komeru yo!
Mandarin Chinese 傾注所有靈魂! Qīngzhù Suǒyǒu Línghún!
  French Je donne tout dans mes shows !
  German Ich habe Charakter!
  Italian Lo spirito del rock'n'roll
  Korean 소울을담겠어! Soul-eul Damgess-eo!
  Spanish ¡Se palpa, se siente, es omnipresente!

Fiery Spirit Dragon Beam

Language Title
  Japanese 熱いソウルで叫ぶスターの ドラゴンレイ Atsui Sōru de Sakebu Sutā no Doragon Rei
Mandarin Chinese 用火熱靈魂大吼的明星之 龍之光線 Yòng Huǒrè Línghún Dàhǒu de Míngxīng zhī Lóng-zhī Guāngxiàn
  French On va allumer le feu ! Laser Dragon !
  German Drachenstrahl des flammenden Schreis
  Italian Raggio Drago dello spirito fiammeggiante
  Korean 뜨거운 소울로 외치는 스타의 드래곤레이 Tteugeoun Soul-ro Oechineun Seuta-ui Deulaegon Rei
  Spanish Rayo Dragón de Almas Apasionadas


References


Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyerPauloTina
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJamesAshElaineChase
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalknerEusineArcherArianaPetrelProton
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidneyCourtney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucianLookerAdamanIridaPalmerArgentaAkariReiRileyDahlia
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmetHughColressLenora
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelynNitaHelenaKaliShaunaEmmaOlympiaDrasnaDanaKatherineTierno
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked RoyalNaomiAnabelRyuki
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSoniaBedeGordieMelonyVictorBall GuyRoseOleanaEvePetey
Paldea NemonaPennyIonoGrushaGeeta
NPCs Professor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaMeowthTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnCilanChiliCressChuckShadow TriadTrevorMalvaFabaTeam Break


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