Ritchie is a Trainer from the anime series, he is almost an exact replica Of Ash.
Ritchie and Ash became friends while at the Pokémon League. After winning their first 3 battles they had to face each other. Team Rocket interfered causing Ash to run off while Ritchie waited at the stadium. Ash was able to make it before he was disqualified. In the end Ritchie's Sparky beat Ash's disobedient Charizard who decided to take a nap rather than battle the small Pikachu.
|Sparky is Ritchie's Pikachu. It first appeared in A Friend in Deed. Its attacks are Thunderbolt, Thundershock, Agility and Thunder.|
|Zippo is Ritchie's Charmeleon. It was first seen as a Charmander in A Friend in Deed and later it evolved into a Charmeleon prior to A Parent Trapped!. Zippo's attacks are Flamethrower, Slash, Tackle and Fire Spin.|
|Happy is Ritchie's Butterfree. It was first seen in the episode A Friend in Deed along with Sparky and Zippo. Its attacks are Sleep Powder and Whirlwind.|
|Cruise is Ritchie's Pupitar. It was first seen in the episode The Mystery is History. Its attacks are Sandstorm and Take Down.|
|Rose is Ritchie's Taillow. It was first seen in the episode Oaknapped. Its attacks are Gust and Double Team.|
|Eevee||Ritchie mentioned that he have an Eevee in the dub of episode Oaknapped. He doesn't have an Eevee in the Japanese version.|