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(ヒロシ Hiroshi)
Region: Kanto
Age: 10
Hometown: Unknown
Family: Unknown
Class: Trainer
Friends: Ash, Misty, Brock
Voice actor: Tara Sands (English)

Minami Takayama (Japanese)

Debut: IL078: A Friend in Deed
"Go Sparky!"
— Ritchie in the anime

Ritchie is a young boy, friend, and rival of Ash Ketchum. He teamed up with Ash to get the Pokémon back which were stolen. He was then forced to battle Ash in the Indigo League and defeated him, early in the series. Once in Johto he helped Ash save a baby Lugia and its mother from the clutches of the notorious Team Rocket. All of Ritchie's Pokémon have nicknames with the exception of Eevee. He was present in Pokémon Chronicles and has not been seen since. He is same age as Ash.

Pokémon[edit | edit source]

On hand[edit | edit source]

Sparky is Ritchie's Pikachu who is usually seen out of its Poké Ball. It was able to defeat Ash's Charizard after it was lazy.
Zippo is Ritchie's Charmeleon that first appeared as a Charmander. It defeated Ash's Pikachu but forfeited against his Charizard. Zippo reappeared as a Charmeleon when Ritchie met Ash again.
Happy is Ritchie's Butterfree that defeated Ash's Squirtle but lost to Ash's Pikachu.
Cruise was mostly used in fending off Team Rocket when they tried to steal Lugia.
Rose made an appearance in the special episode, Oaknapped.

Mentioned[edit | edit source]

Eevee was mentioned in the special, Oaknapped. It was not said to have a nickname, making it the only one of Ritchie's Pokémon to not be given one.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, during the contests, there is a contestant named Luis. He seems to be based off of Ritchie because of his outfit and having a Pikachu nicknamed Sparky.
  • Ritchie mentioned in Oaknapped that he and Ash tend to catch the same Pokemon.