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"Ready to go! Come new friends, Riki's adventure begins!"
— Riki

Riki (Japanese: リキ; English dub: /ˈrɪki/) is one of the seven playable characters in Xenoblade Chronicles and a member of the Nopon race. Despite his mannerisms, he is actually 40 years old and six of his children can be found in Frontier Village. In the English version, Riki eventually reveals (during a side quest) that he has a total of eleven children. He begins accompanying Shulk and his party after the group reaches Frontier Village. He becomes playable during Chapter 7.


Riki is a Nopon with blond and orange fur, brown eyes, two small fangs in his mouth, a visible blush on his cheeks, and blond hair with red highlights at the tips. His default outfit is a sleeveless blue and purple jacket, a brooch-like red and light orange badge, and a brown backpack that holds his biter when not in battle.


Naturally talkative, Riki often goes on at length about how he is actually a legendary hero spoken of in Nopon prophecy. In truth, his position as a "hero" was only granted by Chief Dunga as a way to pay off the heavy debts that have arisen from his and his children's huge appetites. Apart from this, Riki has very little involvement within the story's major plot, instead contributing to most of the game's comic relief.

Quotations within the game show that Riki acts very much like his appearance: he is highly energetic, positive about mostly everything, and often exclaims what he feels with gusto, similarly to an excited child. In battle, his enthusiasm helps to calm several party members like Melia and Sharla, while being a nuisance to others like Reyn.

Due to his overconfidence of being the "Heropon," Riki is also prone to bouts of childish "hero talk," often describing events in a way that made it seem like he contributed much more than he actually did. In-battle quotations show this very well, as he exclaims several lines such as "Heropon run from nothing!" and "Heropon is biggest, strongest!", while also calling his party members "sidekicks" to give himself more of the limelight. Sometimes, he will even outright proclaim that an issue that has been solved was "all thanks to the Heropon." However, this is all taken lightly by Shulk's party.

Despite all this, Riki does have a knowledgeable side. His first suggestion to Shulk's party was to find an area with lots of Ether Crystals in order to hunt down a Telethia that was terrorizing Makna Forest, as he knew Telethia were attracted to Ether. He also reads his friends's thoughts better than what one might expect, as he made an excuse to rest during the party's trek on the Fallen Arm before admitting to Dunban his actual reason: he stopped only for Melia to rest, as she was hiding the fact that she was tired and would not admit it to anyone. Finally, he was able to relate to Dunban's bond towards his sister Fiora due to him having a family himself, and managed to have a Nopon-to-Homs talk with Dunban regarding family matters, to Dunban's surprise.


Riki's introduction

The party is first introduced to Riki in a short, humorous scene. The characters are seemingly unimpressed with the compact hero and are unsure what to make of him. This does not improve upon learning that Riki expects them to find equipment for him, too.

Riki informs the group that his reason for being the Heropon (chosen legendary warrior for the Nopon; English dub: /ˈhɪəroˌpɒn/) is that he owes "lots of monies" to the people of Frontier Village. However he does mention that they will forgive his debts should he successfully slay the "Dinobeast", a term the Nopon refer to a Telethia, that has been plaguing Makna Forest. When Reyn doubts if Riki will be of any help, he immediately suggests that they hunt the "Dinobeast" by finding a place where there are many Ether Crystals. Apparently the Telethia they are hunting prefers to nest where there are Ether Crystals.

Upon finding the Telethia, Riki becomes quite angered with the way "his Makna Forest" has been damaged. Melia mentions that Telethia will absorb Ether from the surrounding environment. They engage the beast in battle. After the fight, Riki takes most of the credit back in Frontier Village for slaying the "Dinobeast," even though according to the rest of the group, he did not actually do very much. Chief Dunga decrees - much to Riki's annoyance - that Riki should travel onward with the party to do more heroic deeds, and Riki begrudgingly obliges. He fast grows fond of his "sidekicks" though, and remains with the party from here on.

In the Future Connected extra epilogue story, two of Riki's and his wife Oka's children, their daughter Nene and their adoptive son Kino, have a central place accompanying Melia and Shulk and being playable in the new area Bionis' Shoulder. Riki is seen with Oka in the epilogue.

In battle

Riki's Talent Art

While Riki lacks arts that deal high amounts of damage immediately, he has an array of arts capable of inflicting a variety of status ailments (called debuffs) onto enemies. As such, he does not inflict as much immediate damage compared to other party members, but excels at softening enemies by stacking status ailments to deal considerable amounts damage over time. Once he stacks up enough status effects, he can also use Say Sorry to remove them, which deals more damage if the enemy has more status ailments.

Riki also brings beneficial party buffs to battle. While he can heal his teammates with You Can Do It, he also has several powerful auras such as Hero Time, which randomly boosts a single stat immensely while preventing the party's tension from dropping, while his Talent Art Yoink! lets him steal stats and items from enemies, eventually even EXP and AP too. Riki additionally has an array of gimmicky arts to fit with his quirky personality: Roly-Poly may forcibly topple an enemy or bind it if the art fails, Bedtime causes every enemy (and Riki himself) to fall asleep, Behave will paralyze and calm crazed enemies, and Happy Happy allows Riki to manually charge the Party Gauge when he is at high tension.

Interestingly, Riki has the highest HP stat of any of the playable characters (even more than Reyn), and although he initially can only wear light armour his later skill tree Heroism allows him to equip heavy armour. He does, however, have one downfall: due to his very short stature, he tends to swim rather than walk in water (even water shallow enough for the other party members to walk in), making him useless in water battles.

General stats

Max Level Max HP Max Strength Max Ether Max Agility
99 9,674 417 399 124

※ These stats are raw and do not include the bonuses from the skill lines.

  • each auto-attack hit adds 10% to Riki's talent gauge
  • highest base health of all playable characters in the game
  • excels at damage over time; has the most debuff arts out of all characters
  • beneficial party skills in Happy Happy and Hero Time
  • can use auras to keep or remove aggro with Riki is Angry or Play Dead
  • can steal points, items, stats, etc. from an enemy with his talent art


  • Riki Yoink.png Yoink! [Talent Art] (steal something from an enemy, at first only items or stat boosts but later he can obtain XP and AP with skills)
  • Riki HappyHappy.png Happy Happy (fills Party Gauge, high tension required)
  • Riki BiteyBitey.png Bitey Bitey (bleed damage, back-hit extends duration)
  • Riki Sneaky.png Sneaky (back-hit triples damage)
  • Riki PlayDead.png Play Dead (removes all aggro, no damage when feigning death, heal HP like when revived, subsequent use of physical arts increases damage (one-time only)) [Aura]
  • Riki Lurgy.png Lurgy (poisons enemies in a frontal cone)
  • Reyn Berserker.png Hero Time (aura around Riki with limited range, prevents tension decrease, significantly increases a single stat for himself at random) [Aura]
  • Riki RolyPoly.png Roly-Poly (30% chance to force Topple, binds if Topple fails)
  • Riki Behave.png Behave (inflicts Paralysis, may remove Crazed, less effective with lower tension)
  • Riki YouCanDoIt.png You Can Do It (heals targets in a frontal straight area, amount depends on the number of debuffs on targets (battle members))
  • Riki Freezinate.png Freezinate (causes Chill damage to a single enemy)
  • Riki Bedtime.png Bedtime (sends all enemies around Riki to sleep, as well as Riki himself)
  • Riki Tantrum.png Tantrum (3-hit combo, causes Break in a frontal cone on third hit)
  • Riki Burninate.png Burninate (causes Blaze damage in a circle around Riki)
  • Reyn Rage.png Riki is Angry (counters all non Talent Art damage with spike damage, which reflects 2, 4 or 8 times the damage) [Aura]
  • Riki Peekaboo.png Peekaboo (side-hit confuses Mechon)
  • Riki SaySorry.png Say Sorry (removes debuffs from enemy, but increases damage for each one)

Skill Tree

Riki has the following Skill Branches:

Vivacity is one of Riki's initial three Skill Branches, and the first skill is unlocked at the start of the game.

Prioritizing Vivacity improves Riki's maximum HP based on the number of skills that have been unlocked in this branch:

Skills Unlocked 1 2 3 4 5
Max HP Increase 4% 6% 8% 10% 15%


Frame Skill Effect SP Cost Link Cost
Skills-blue-circle-1.png Like Sun! Increases Strength by 10% during the day -- 7
Skills-blue-diamond-all.png Friends Now! Trading Bonus 5% 700 --
Skills-yellow-circle-1.png Love Sun! Reduces cooldown by 10% during the day 1000 18
Skills-yellow-hex-3.png Lucky Me! Increases chances of monsters dropping silver chests by 10% 2000 30
Skills-blue-circle-1.png Adore Sun! Increases EXP from battles by 15% during the day 3500 18

Innocence is one of Riki's initial three Skill Branches.

Prioritizing Innocence improves Riki's Ether Defence based on the number of skills that have been unlocked in this branch:

Skills Unlocked 0 1 2 3 4 5
Ether Defence Increase 5 10 20 30 40 50


Frame Skill Effect SP Cost Link Cost
Skills-yellow-circle-1.png Adventure Time! Increases movement speed by 5% 300 5
Skills-blue-star-1.png Learning all the Time! Awards the same AP regardless of participation in battle 700 4
Skills-blue-star-1.png Explore Time! Awards 20% extra EXP when discovering a Landmark. 1000 8
Skills-yellow-circle-1.png Make it all better! Increases amount of HP restored to allies when healing them by 20% when they have 50% HP or less 2000 12
Skills-yellow-hex-3.png Dream of Money Increases the chance of monsters dropping gold chests by 3% 3500 45

Flexibility is one of Riki's initial three Skill Branches.

Prioritizing Flexibility improves Riki's Agility based on the number of skills that have been unlocked in this branch:

Skills Unlocked 0 1 2 3 4 5
Agility Increase 2 5 8 10 12 15


Frame Skill Effect SP Cost Link Cost
Skills-blue-diamond-all.png Buy Stuff! Increases the sell price of items by 20% 300 --
Skills-blue-star-1.png Riki See, Riki Do Awards the same EXP regardless of participation in battle 700 4
Skills-yellow-diamond-all.png AP for All! Lets Riki steal AP with Yoink! and share it with the party 1000 --
Skills-yellow-star-1.png Riki Strong! Grants immunity to Strength Down 2000 20
Skills-yellow-diamond-all.png EXP for All! Lets Riki steal EXP with Yoink! and share it with the party 3500 --

Cowardice is Riki's fourth Skill Branch. It can be unlocked by completing Getting Bigger!, which requires 3.5☆ affinity with Central Bionis.

Prioritizing Cowardice improves Riki's block rate based on the number of skills that have been unlocked in this branch:

Skills Unlocked 0 1 2 3 4 5
Block Rate Increase 2% 5% 10% 12% 15% 20%


Frame Skill Effect SP Cost Link Cost
Skills-blue-circle-1.png Pretty Stars! Increases Strength by 15% at night 200 7
Skills-yellow-hex-1.png Watch Out! Increases Agility by 20% when HP is at 50% or less 500 8
Skills-yellow-circle-1.png Amazing Stars! Reduces cooldown by 15% at night 800 13
Skills-yellow-hex-1.png Bullseye! Increases accuracy of back attacks by 50% 1000 45
Skills-blue-circle-1.png Bestest Stars! Awards 20% extra EXP from battles at night 1500 13

Heroism is Riki's fifth Skill Branch. It is obtained by completing Final Challenge of the Sage.

Prioritizing Heroism improves Riki's Critical Hit rate based on the number of skills that have been unlocked in this branch:

Skills Unlocked 0 1 2 3 4 5
Critical Hit Rate Increase 2% 5% 10% 12% 15% 20%


Frame Skill Effect SP Cost Link Cost
Skills-blue-star-1.png Heavy Equipment Allows Heavy Armour to be equipped 200 15
Skills-blue-circle-1.png Nutritious! Increases Strength by 50 500 29
Skills-yellow-diamond-1.png Kissy Kissy! Reduces Party Gauge usage when reviving an ally by 50% 800 --
Skills-yellow-hex-1.png Ouchies! Increases Spike damage dealt by 25% 1000 15
Skills-yellow-star-1.png Cuddly Hero! Decreases the chance for the character to be hit by Debuffs by 30%. Is not affected by Debuff Resist gems. 1500 43


  Blue skills are always active.
  Yellow skills are active only when the character is in the battle party.
Skills-party-1.png Affects the party member with the skill.
Skills-party-3.png Affects the battle party members.
Skills-party-all.png Affects the whole party.
Skills-shape-diamond.png Skills with a diamond shape cannot be linked.
Skills with other shapes can be linked to a frame of the same shape.

Gem Crafting

Riki owns unique Shooter and Engineer abilities for Gem Crafting, they are:


  • Impatient Shooter: Gem crafting process happens twice in a row.


  • Strong Flame: Terrible
  • Medium Flame: Terrible
  • Gentle Flame: Great


4 hearts

3 hearts

2 hearts

In Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Riki is a Challenge Battle Boss in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. He is fought as a level 70 Nopon enemy during the wave 12 of the This Year's Heropon Challenge Battle, available as downloadable content from the Challenge Battle Mode Pack of the Expansion Pass. This enemy drops no items.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Riki in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Riki appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during Shulk's Final Smash, performing a Chain Attack with Dunban and Shulk. He also appears as an Assist Trophy in both games, using multiple arts.

  • Happy Happy: Increases the launch power of all fighters.
  • Freezinate: Freezes fighters nearby Riki.
  • Yoink!: Draws items towards Riki.
  • Bedtime: Puts opponents to sleep.
  • You Can Do It: Heals all fighters.
  • Roly Poly: Causes all fighters on the ground to trip.

Knocking out Assist Trophies was added in Ultimate, but Riki cannot be KOed.

Riki also appears as a Spirit on the Spirit Board as well as in the World of Light in Adventure Mode. Winning his Spirit battle in Adventure Mode unlocks his Dojo, which specializes in boosting Spirits' Special Attack power.


  • "Chief lying! Chief make up prophecy one minute ago! Riki mad!"
  • "Dundun watch over Shulk, Dundun watch over Fiora. That is all a daddypon can do."
  • "Friend wrong! Chief choose by instinct!"
  • "Friends get ready, friends help Riki get ready!"
  • "Friends meet Riki when ready. Then friends and Riki leave together!"
    Reyn: "Big attitude for a furry footrest." (imitating Riki) "'Dinobeast is big and scary', Great. That'll come in handy."
  • "Meet this year's Legendary Heropon, Riki! Riki live to serve!"
  • "Melly! Riki hear you hurt Dinobeast!"
  • "New Hom Hom friends!"
  • "Nyapakapow!"
  • "Of course Riki know!"
  • "Dinobeast! Heropon Riki ready for round two! H-Hey! Fight over already? No! Riki not know!"
  • "Riki listen because Riki is the Heropon"
  • "*sigh* Riki owe lots of monies to village. If Riki defeat Dinobeast, village promise to forget my debts. So Riki like being Heropon!"
  • "Riki's friend right, Hom Hom clever!"
  • "Riki's friends, listen to Riki! Dinobeast is big and scary!"
  • "When Dinobeast hurt, Riki know it go to place with ether crystals. Friends and Riki go to place with crystals. Then we find Dinobeast! Chief tell Riki! Chief always right!"
  • "Why [am I the Heropon]? Because Chief Dunga chose Riki!"
  • "Why friend surprised? Chief have sharp instinct. Chief be village seer!"
  • "Riki happy to join friends!"
  • "Friends, meet Riki's Wifeypon and littlepon."


  • "Aye-aye! Nose, mouth."
  • "B-B-B-Burninate!"
  • "Bitey... Bitey!"
  • "Everyone do good!"
  • "F-F-F-Freezinate!"
  • "Heropon run from nothing!"
  • "Heropon snap chop!"
  • "Heropon's breath makes monster sick!"
  • "Monster! {screams}"
  • "Now you have... the Lurgy..."
  • "Now, now... Behave!"
  • "Riki can win by himself."
  • "Riki grab experiences!"
  • "Riki find APs!"
  • "Riki feel tougher!"
  • "Riki full of strength!"
  • "Riki find ether!"
  • "Riki feel faster!"
  • "Riki find item!"
  • "Riki take rare item!"
  • "Oooooh!! Rare thing!!"
  • "Riki find goodies!"
  • "Riki fight better than anyone!"
  • "Riki get lonely without you!"
  • "Riki go to bed now!"
  • "Riki hungry..."
  • "Riki like fighting eaaasy monsters!"
  • "Riki looove chain attack!"
  • "Riki scared! Friends run!"
  • "Riki show secret Nopon special move!"
  • "Riki sneaky!"
  • "Riki want to play with Monado!"
  • "Riki's Sidekicks do good!"
    Fiora: "Thank you, O Mighty Riki! [giggles]
  • "Riki's Sidekicks do good!"
    Sharla: "Sidekicks!?... Well, whatever makes you happy!"
  • "Riki's Sidekicks do good!"
    Shulk: "Teach us, Heropon Riki!"
  • "Riki's Sidekicks do good!"
    Reyn: "Who're you callin' a sidekick, furball!?"
  • "Roly-Poly keep on rolliiiiiing!"
  • "Sidekicks... finish... fight..."
  • "Friends winning! Thank you Riki time?"
  • "Victory to Riki!"

Character yells


  • "Ohhh.... Shulk, what wrong?"
  • "Shulk! Now no sleepy time!"
  • "Shulk also excited?"
  • "Get them Shulk! Smash pow!"
  • "Shulk only need Heropon Riki!"
  • "Riki together too!"
  • "Riki and friends the best!"
  • "Shulk! Go now!"
  • "Shulk! Go go!"
  • "Shulk! Good boy!"
  • "Shulk no give up!"


  • "Reyn no fall down!"
  • "Reyn pretending to be dead! Oh, bad Reyn!"
  • "Riki feel hot!"
  • "Riki have no cards to lose with!"
  • "But Riki already started!"
  • "Yeah! Follow behind Riki!"
  • "But Riki more greatest than Reyn!"
  • "No be slow, Reyn!"
  • "Reyn! Listen to Riki!"
  • "Reyn steal Riki's one!"
  • "Riki know a different Reyn!"


  • "Fiora is sleepy?"
  • "Fiora must stand up!"
  • "Fiora have fun! Riki want fun too!"
  • "Fiora make Riki smile!"
  • "Not be same without Riki!"
  • "Is Riki so handsome?"
  • "Riki so happy, Fiora so happy!"
  • "Up to Fiora now!"
  • "Bash that one, Fiora!"
  • "Fiora do good!"
  • "Cheer up, Fiora!"


  • "Dundun is hungry?"
  • "Hero can never fall!"
  • "Power sound like sour. Sweets are better!"
  • "Riki say cool things too!"
  • "Heropon and Herohom invincible!"
  • "Riki only feel Dundun's scary voice!"
  • "Heropon here to save day!"
  • "Hero Dundun go!"
  • "Riki leave that one for Dundun!"
  • "Riki know what done by Dundun!"
  • "Dundun! Hero must be happy!"


  • "Sharla! Why you no move?"
  • "Sharla have tough time?"
  • "Yummy! Riki want to eat up too!"
  • "Is cause Riki is here, yes?"
  • "Yep! Team looking good!"
  • "And tummys and paws as one!"
  • "Sharla, pow blam, yeah!"
  • "Sharla shoot that one!"
  • "Sharla is cool!"
  • "Sharla! What wrong?"


  • "Melly! Please move!"
  • "Melly! Try hard with Riki!"
  • "Riki like too! But fast!"
  • "Ooooh... Melly say pretty things!"
  • "But Riki worth 100 Nopon!"
  • "Riki is also greatest strength!"
  • "Melly fight hard! Riki copy Melly!"
  • "Melly! Do it good!"
  • "Melly! Kapow zing!"
  • "Riki want to be like Melly!"
  • "Melly want hug!"

Vision warnings

  • "Reyn! Danger!"
  • "Sharla! What we do?"
  • "Dundun hero can change future?"
  • "Melly! Quick! QUICK!"
  • "Fiora! Help Riki!"
  • "Shulk see vision?"

Post-battle dialogues

Party Members Dialogue
Shulk, Reyn, Riki Riki - Thanks to Riki's sidekicks, we win.
Reyn - Wha!? Who're you calling sidekick?
Riki - No see anyone else. Must be you.
Reyn - Stupid furry volleyball. I'm gonna...
Shulk - Reyn, you're such an easy target. *Laughs*
Shulk, Sharla, Riki Riki - Mighty Riki also amazing with gun!
Sharla - Oh really? Sure you won't shoot yourself in the paw?
Riki - Oh no! Riki need paws!
Shulk - *Laughs* Sharla, cut him some slack.
Shulk, Dunban, Riki Dunban - Riki, mighty Heropon, I can see that you're in pain.
Riki - Hmph, nothing can beat Riki.
Shulk - Dunban, you're embarrassing Riki!.
Shulk, Melia, Riki Riki - Melly, Riki try really hard! You see it?
Melia - Of course, you sweet thing. Who's a brave boy?
Shulk - Um, Melia? Are you feeling okay?
Shulk, Riki, Fiora Riki - Riki try really hard.
Fiora - I was watching the whole time.
Riki - Wha..? No way. You watching Riki?
Shulk - I saw him slacking off a bit.
Riki - *Guilty laugh* You wrong. Riki try really hard.
Shulk & Fiora - *Laughs*
Reyn, Sharla, Riki Reyn - That's how I like it, guys. Take 'em down in one fell sweep.
Sharla - Reyn, it's "swoop", not "sweep". Did you even try to go to school?
Riki - Yeah! Reyn is cleaner, so like sweeping! *Laughs*
Sharla - (sighs) Why do I waste my time?
Reyn, Dunban, Riki Reyn - Ha! When the going gets going, the tough get tough.
Riki - *Laughs* Even Riki know that not right.
Dunban - Reyn, what are you babbling on about?
Reyn, Melia, Riki Melia - Here, Riki Riki Riki. May I stroke your fur, please?
Riki - Melly always welcome!
Reyn - Me too! Me too!
Riki - Reyn give one biscuit for every stroke!
Reyn - Hey! Why am I the only one who has to give you stuff?
Reyn, Riki, Fiora Riki - Fiora, good job. Well done.
Fiora - *giggles* Thanks. Good job to you too, Riki.
Reyn - Hey, aren't we forgetting someone?
Riki - Reyn is smelly Orluga. No good job for you.
Reyn - When I get my hands on you I'm gonna... oh, forget it.
Fiora - *sigh* Like little kids.
Sharla, Dunban, Riki Dunban - And as one, we will always be victorious!
Riki - Justice duo Riki and Dundun is here! Sharla have no scary!
Dunban - Ha! That's right, Riki!
Sharla - Good to have you with us, Dunban.
Riki - W-what about Riki?
Sharla, Melia, Riki Riki - Riki wish Melly was real big sister!
Melia - Aww. But what about Sharla?
Riki - Sharla more like mama. One mama enough.
Sharla - Now you wait just a minute!
Sharla, Riki, Fiora No Dialogue
Dunban, Melia, Riki Melia - He's so cuddly, I could almost cuddle him to death!
Dunban - Riki may well be the softest of all Nopon.
Riki - Riki suddenly feel afraid!
Dunban, Riki, Fiora Riki - Do friends think Riki is good Heropon?
Dunban - You're doing a magnificent job as Hero.
Riki - Really?! Oh, Riki so happy!
Fiora - *Laughs* Good for you, Riki.
Melia, Riki, Fiora Melia - How can you be so small and have so much energy, Riki?
Riki - Melly and Fiora, have no scary! For mighty Heropon here!
Fiora - Oh, my hero!


  • The official Xenoblade Chronicles website states Riki's age as unknown, even though he himself reveals his age as 40.
  • Riki's debt is the same as the value of "20,000 fish eggs," according to a Heart-to-Heart - "Riki's Crazy Crystal Plan" - with Reyn in Makna Forest.
  • Talking to one of the unnamed NPCs at the Pollen Works reveals that before he became the Heropon, Riki's job was running the wheel.
  • Riki seems to be able to hear, but not see, the ghosts of dead people. He displays this ability twice in the game. The first time is after the battle with Lorithia where he hears Kallian. The second instance is during a heart-to-heart - "In Ose Tower" - with Dunban in the Sealed Tower on Valak Mountain.
  • It is revealed in "Flowers of Eryth Sea" that Riki actually has a crush on Melia but will not act on it due to his wife, Oka, and their difference in species.
  • Oddly, his theme song, "Riki the Legendary Hero," plays very early in the game when Vangarre is yelling at the Defence Force soldiers in Colony 9.
  • "Riki" means "Strength" in Japanese.
  • Riki's Japanese voice actor, Yuki Kaida, also voiced Vanea in the Japanese versions of Xenoblade Chronicles.
  • Riki has the highest HP in the party. While no in-game conversation explains the reason why, it is due to the developers giving it to him one day as joke. However, the developers enjoyed playing as him with high HP, so they kept it.
  • Due to Riki's short height, he starts to swim in shallower water, making any battles in shallow water effectively remove him from play.
  • He is the only character of Xenoblade Chronicles to have a plush, with the template coming from Xenoblade: The Secret File.
  • His quote "Nyapakapow!" when the Apocrypha Generator is defeated became a minor internet meme.
  • There is a rarely-encountered bug with his Talent art, "Yoink!", which can occur when fighting an enemy with knockback near a cliff. If the AI-controlling Riki were to use "Yoink!" as the lead character falls out of the map, the text box displaying "Yoink!"'s options will appear, but the player will be unable to select them as the game is trying to reset the player's character position and does not accept any manual inputs. An example of a location where this could happen is while fighting the Hard and Soft Hoxes on Splintered Path.


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