Pokémon Horizon demonstrated that Riko has a power that makes Ash extremely jealous, and she first demonstrated it in episode #16 by instantly summoning a Legendary Pokémon just when she needed it.
From the very beginning, it was clear that Riko’s pendant had some pretty extraordinary powers, and after the arrival of Black Rayquaza, it became clear that the pendant also had some connection to these Ancient Poké Balls. . After the pendant was stolen by Spinel, Riko’s determination to find it and protect the mysterious Pokémon inside resonated with it, causing the pendant to glow brightly, revealing its location. Riko and Sprigatito managed to obtain the pendant despite its blinding light, and thanks to its bright light, they were able to call upon the other Ancient Poké Orb they found for help: Titan-sized Arboliva.
Riko’s Pendant that allows her to command the Ancient Hero’s Pokémon
Arboliva is so powerful that Spinel’s Umbreon immediately begins begging him to run away, a warning that the villain must be taken seriously. In fact, it doesn’t even appear that Arboliva needs to launch an attack to get them out of the Spinel, and shortly afterwards Riko, Dot, and Roy are shown floating on Arboliva’s floating tree-like body. . Friede eventually discovered them and brought them back to the shore, and the airship was finally ready to leave the area, just as they had planned for many episodes. Arboliva had apparently entrusted herself to Riko after she helped restore the forest, so perhaps it wasn’t too surprising that it was eager to return the favor.
Since Black Rayquaza immediately began causing chaos and fleeing, it became clear that possessing the Ancient Poké Orb alone was not enough to control the creature within. It’s not like Arboliva has no choice but to listen to Riko; rather, it wants to help her, and it’s a powerful thing to be on her side, especially when she only has Sprigatito, a still relatively inexperienced Pokémon, to lean on. Although Ash has a lot of random encounters with rare and powerful legendary or special Pokémon, he is never able to exercise this form of control over them.
Riko’s pendant puts Ash’s ability to interact with Pokémon to shame
However, Ash’s greatest skill is his ability to connect and communicate with Pokémon, even the strongest and most ferocious ones like Mewtwo. However, he has always relied on his empathy and coaching skills, which can only get him so far. Instead, Riko’s pendant seems to possess a mysterious power that can control even extremely rare Ancient Pokémon, and while Pokémon Horizon still had to show this ability, which was definitely something that even Ash would envy.