Ricard was an S-class connoiseur that was asked to help Mr. Hatterly to find the best starter Pokémon for her daughter, Marigold. He proposed a number of Pokémon from Mr. Hatterly's garden, but Cilan did not approve of them. Ricard battled Cilan to prove his point. However, he lost and saw Marigold actually wanted a Foongus. Ricard admitted he was wrong and praised Cilan for this excellent deduction.
Season 16: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond
Cilan remembered Ricard as one of the challengers when meeting Morana.
Ricard sent Purrloin to battle Cilan's Crustle. Despite the sneaky tactics, Crustle managed to defeat Purrloin.