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"Rico is definitely a real space bounty hunter who tracks down the galaxy's most wanted criminals, not a gumball machine pretending to be cool."
Rico Portrait

Rico (formerly Ricochet) is a Super Rare Brawler with low health but a moderately high damage output. Both his attack and Super fire bullets that can bounce off of walls and continue traveling. If used correctly, Rico can defeat enemies around walls without coming under enemy fire. His first Gadget, Multiball Launcher, blasts waves of bouncy bullets all around himself. His second Gadget, Bouncy Castle, allows his next attack to heal him each time one of its bullets bounces off of a wall. His first Star Power, Super Bouncy, grants extra damage to his bullets from his attack or Super if they bounce. His second Star Power, Robo Retreat, increases his movement speed when he is at low health. His Hypercharge, Trick Shot King, allows the projectiles from his Super to bounce much further than normal.

Attack: Bouncy Bullets

"Rico's bullets bounce off walls, gaining range. They can hit enemies behind cover."

Rico fires a burst of five bullets with a slight spread that can bounce off of walls, and they each gain 1.67 tiles of additional range for every bounce. This attack takes 1 second to complete.

Super: Trick Shot

"Rico fires a long burst of bullets that pierce through enemies and bounce off walls, gaining range."

Rico's Super fires a larger, longer-ranged burst of twelve piercing bullets with a slight spread that can bounce off of walls, and they each gain 1.67 tiles of additional range for every bounce. Even though the bullets can pierce through enemies, they can only damage enemies once. This Super takes 1.4 seconds to complete. However, he can't attack or reload while using his Super, and it is cancelled if Rico is knocked back, pulled, or stunned.

Gadgets

Multiball Launcher

"Rico blasts waves of bouncy bullets in all directions."
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Rico blasts two waves of piercing bullets with a range of 12 tiles all around himself that each deal 896 damage. These bullets behave identically to his Super's bullets, but last for a shorter period. Even though the bullets can hit multiple enemies, they can only damage each enemy once.

Bouncy Castle

"Rico's next attack will heal him for 256 health from each bounce of a projectile."
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Activating this Gadget allows Rico's next attack to heal him for 256 health each time one of its bullets bounces. This counts for multiple bounces from one bullet, and at most, Rico can heal for 3840 health from this Gadget. A Gadget symbol will glow above Rico's head signaling this Gadget's usage, as well as a glowing attack joystick. This Gadget's cooldown starts after this attack is shot.

Star Powers

Super Bouncy

"Rico's bullets, from attack and Super alike, get supercharged by their first bounce and deal +256 damage!"
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If Rico's bullets (from either his main attack or his Super) bounce off of a wall, they will glow and deal 256 additional damage. The bullets can only be supercharged once, and enemies will take regular damage if the bullets aren't bounced before they hit enemies.

Robo Retreat

"When Rico falls below 40% health, he runs 34% faster!"
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When Rico's health falls below 40%, he runs 34% faster, allowing him to move much faster than most Brawlers and escape enemies more easily. This speed boost disappears when his health restores above 40%.

Hypercharge: Trick Shot King

"Rico's Super's projectiles bounce even further!"
Rico-Hypercharge

When activated, projectiles from Rico's Super bounce much further than usual. He also gains a 26% speed boost, a 25% damage boost, and a 5% shield boost.

Mutation

This section describes content that has been replaced or removed from the game. This information is kept here for historical purposes.
"All Rico's projectiles bounce more."
Mutation

Rico's projectiles from his attack, Super, and Multiball Launcher Gadget bounced more, and therefore stayed on the map longer. This also allowed him to potentially heal more from his Bouncy Castle Gadget.

Tips

Game Modes and Maps

  • Rico is an outstanding asset for Special Events. In these modes, he can provide continuous fire to the robots with his high damage and very fast reload speed while staying out of danger by attacking the robots around walls. His Robo Retreat Star Power is also useful when waiting for teammates to respawn or to outrun the Boss and its attacks. In addition, his piercing and high-damaging Super allows him to significantly damage the robots.
  • Because Rico can bounce his shots off of walls, which increases each bullet's range for every bounce, he's outstanding on enclosed maps such as Cavern Churn and Pinball Dreams, where other sharpshooters would have difficulty hitting shots due to the abundance of walls.

Recommended Build

  • Rico's Multiball Launcher Gadget deals high damage if all of the bullets hit. However, it's very inconsistent as the bullets spread out from him, so it's best to use this Gadget at point-blank range so all of the bullets can hit a target. However, this Gadget is mainly used in an enclosed area where the bullets will bounce multiple times and guarantee a hit to an enemy trapped in the area.
  • Rico's Bouncy Castle Gadget makes bouncing shots off of walls a necessity due to the healing applied to each bounce, and the healing can assist him in modes like Bounty where one's intent is to secure defeats without being defeated. It's extremely useful when you're on low health and hitting an enemy behind a wall, as it can heal you while damaging the enemy. However, in order to heal significantly, you'll need to bounce the bullets off of multiple walls, so it's never wrong to use the Gadget in the intention of healing and not damaging enemies, given Rico's very fast reload speed.
  • Rico's Super Bouncy Star Power grants his bullets an extra 256 damage upon bouncing. While it doesn't seem like much additional damage for each bullet, when all five bullets are bounced, an additional 1280 damage is added, making his total damage 4480. Similarly, a bounced Super will deal a total of 11712 damage. This encourages Rico to bounce shots off of walls for them to deal more damage (especially in maps like Snaked Assault and Turnaround) where he has the potential to bounce his shots from a safe distance. However, don't shoot Rico's Super directly onto a target and expect the bullets to deal damage to the target again when they bounce off of another wall, as his Super's bullets only deal damage once, and to properly use this Star Power, you must bounce the Super off of a wall in such a way that the bounced shots hit the target and not the normal shots.
  • Rico's Robo Retreat Star Power allows Rico to perform guerrilla tactics by rushing into fights and then escaping when you're on low health. Doing so allows more of your bullets to hit enemies due to the increased accuracy. If you're a good sniper, you should back away from fights and attack from a distance. If you're a good dodger, you can keep firing to prevent Rico from healing and stay below 40% health to use the speed buff to dodge enemy fire and even outrun fast Brawlers like Mortis and Crow.

Strategies

Other

  • When shooting off of a wall at a fleeing enemy, move towards the place you're shooting to increase the range of your bullets so that you can hit more of them. If they're hiding in bushes, move side-to-side while shooting off of the wall to cover more ground with your bullets.
  • Though difficult to perform, Rico can chain his Super if every bullet from his Super successfully hits an enemy Brawler. This is more practical if Rico hits several enemies in a single Super.

Voice Lines

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"Just another regular day at the top of the world."
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History

  • 20/06/17:
    • Buff The number of projectiles in Ricochet's main attack was increased to 5 (from 4).
  • 11/08/17:
    • Buff Ricochet's health was increased to 600 (from 500).
  • 04/09/17:
    • Neutral Ricochet's rarity was changed to Super Rare (from Rare).
  • 12/09/17:
    • Buff Ricochet's health was increased to 700 (from 600).
    • Buff His reload time was decreased to 1 second (from 1.25).
  • 07/12/17:
    • Neutral Ricochet's Super Bouncy Star Power was added.
    • Neutral The health and damage statistics of all Brawlers were multiplied by 4.
  • 18/12/17:
    • Nerf Ricochet's Super Bouncy Star Power damage bonus was decreased to 80 (from 100) per bullet.
    • Neutral Ricochet's Super Bouncy Star Power visual effect was reworked.
  • 16/01/18:
    • Nerf Ricochet's health was decreased to 2400 (from 2800).
  • 21/03/18:
    • Buff Ricochet's bullets now travel further every time they bounce by 2 tiles.
    • Buff His projectile size was increased.
    • Nerf Ricochet's main attack range was slightly decreased to better fit the screen.
    • Neutral Every Brawler's movement speed was increased by 70 points, increasing Ricochet's base movement speed to 720 (from 650).
    • Neutral All Brawlers' projectile speeds are increased by 9%.
  • 09/04/18:
    • Nerf Ricochet's reload time was increased to 1.2 seconds (from 1).
  • 21/05/18:
    • Nerf Ricochet's main attack and Super damage were decreased to 300 (from 320) per bullet.
  • 29/05/18:
    • Nerf Ricochet's main attack and Super damage were decreased to 280 (from 300) per bullet.
  • 19/06/18:
    • Nerf Ricochet's main attack range was decreased to 9.67 tiles (from 10).
    • Nerf His bounce range was decreased to 1.67 tiles (from 2).
  • 29/01/19:
    • Buff Ricochet's main attack and Super damage were increased to 300 (from 280) per bullet.
    • Neutral Ricochet and his Gold Medalist Ricochet skin were remodeled.
    • Neutral Ricochet was renamed to Rico.
    • Neutral Gold Medalist Ricochet was renamed to Loaded Rico and now costs 150 Gems (from 30).
    • Neutral Rico's flavor text was changed from "A former Pool Bot made obsolete by a newer model, Ricochet is banking on his amazing angle-calculation skills to become a great Brawler." to "Rico fires a burst of bullets that bounce off walls. His Super burst is a long barrage of bouncy bullets that pierce targets!"
  • 22/02/19:
    • Neutral The Popcorn Rico skin was added.
  • 11/06/19:
    • Buff Rico's main attack and Super damage was increased to 320 (from 300) per bullet.
    • Buff His Super Bouncy Star Power damage bonus was increased to 100 (from 80) per bullet.
  • 03/07/19:
    • Neutral Rico's Robo Retreat Star Power was added.
  • 18/09/19:
    • Neutral Rico's animations were reworked.
  • 07/11/19:
    • Buff Rico's health was increased to 2600 (from 2400).
  • 24/12/19:
    • Neutral The Ricochet skin became available for every user to claim until 01/01/20.
  • 17/03/20:
    • Neutral Rico's Multiball Launcher Gadget was added.
  • 27/05/20:
    • Neutral The Guard Rico skin was added.
  • 02/07/20:
    • Neutral Rico's Multiball Launcher Gadget was retextured.
  • 10/09/20:
    • Neutral Rico's jacket was retextured.
  • 22/10/20:
    • Neutral Rico's True Silver and True Gold skins were added.
  • 15/12/20:
    • Buff Rico's health was increased to 2800 (from 2600).
    • Buff His Super Bouncy Star Power damage bonus was increased to 124 (from 100) per bullet and the bonus damage is now added to his Super.
  • 15/03/21:
    • Neutral Rico, Ricochet, Loaded Rico, Popcorn Rico, and Guard Rico received facial animations.
  • 01/07/21:
    • Neutral Rico's Bouncy Castle Gadget was added.
  • 25/08/21:
    • Nerf Rico's Bouncy Castle Gadget healing was decreased to 250 (from 300) per shot.
  • 27/10/21:
    • Neutral Rico's class was changed to Damage Dealer (from Sharpshooter).
  • 24/11/21:
    • Neutral The Chicken Rico skin was added. It was featured as a Club League skin.
  • 25/01/22:
    • Nerf Rico's Bouncy Castle Gadget healing was decreased to 200 (from 250) per shot.
  • 07/03/22:
    • Neutral The Firefly Rico skin was added. It was featured as a Brawl Pass Season 11 exclusive skin.
  • 27/06/23:
    • Buff Rico's Multiball Launcher Gadget damage was increased to 800 (from 320) per bullet.
  • 05/09/23:
    • Neutral All Brawlers' health and damage were increased from 5% to 10% with each Power Level.
  • 24/10/23:
    • Neutral Rico's Multiball Launcher Gadget damage was increased to 819 (from 800) per bullet and now scales with Power Levels.
    • Neutral Rico's Bouncy Castle Gadget healing was increased to 205 (from 200) per shot and now scales with Power Levels.
    • Neutral Rico's Super Bouncy Star Power damage bonus was increased to 230 (from 124) per bullet and now scales with Power Levels.
    • Neutral Chicken Rico now costs 149 Gems (from 2500 Club Coins).
    • Neutral Rico's flavor text was changed from "Rico fires a burst of bullets that bounce off walls. His Super is a long barrage of bouncy bullets that pierce targets!" to "Rico is definitely a real space bounty hunter who tracks down the galaxy's most wanted criminals, not a gumball machine pretending to be cool."
  • 18/12/23:
    • Neutral Fixed an issue with Rico's Multiball Launcher Gadget damage.
  • 04/01/24:
    • Neutral The Final Boss Rico skin was added. It was featured as a Power League exclusive skin for Brawl Pass Seasons 22 and 23 and Cartoon Studios skin.
  • 11/01/24:
    • Buff Rico's Super damage was increased to 360 (from 320) per bullet.
    • Buff Rico's Super recharge rate was increased slightly.
  • 29/04/24:
    • Neutral Rico's Mutation was added for a limited time.
  • 03/05/24:
    • Nerf Rico's projectiles bounce less while his Mutation is active.
  • 20/05/24:
    • Neutral Rico's Mutation was removed from the game.
  • 25/06/24:
    • Nerf Rico's Multiball Launcher Gadget damage was decreased to 717 (from 819) per bullet.
    • Neutral Rico's Trick Shot King Hypercharge was added.
  • 12/07/24:
    • Neutral The Reloaded Ricochet skin was added. It was featured as an Outlaws skin.
    • Neutral The Sovereign, Sovereign Gem, and Sovereign Bling Rico skins were added. They were featured as Royals skins.

Cosmetics

Skins (13)

Pins

Rico
Skin Pins
Rico Skin-Default
Rico Pin-Neutral

Neutral

Free
Rico Pin-Happy

Happy

Common
Rico Pin-Sad

Sad

Common
Rico Pin-Angry

Angry

Common
Rico Pin-GG

GG

Rare
Rico Pin-Clap

Clap

Rare
Rico Pin-Thanks

Thanks

Epic
Rico Pin-Phew

Phew

Epic
Rico Pin-Special

Special

Epic
Rico Pin-Facepalm

Facepalm

Exclusive
Rico Pin-Hypercharge

Hypercharge

Exclusive
Rico Skin-Firefly
Rico Firefly Pin-Neutral

Neutral

Exclusive
Rico Skin-Final Boss
Rico Final Boss Pin-Special

Special

Exclusive
Rico Skin-Loaded
Rico Loaded Pin-Special

Special

Exclusive
Rico Skin-Ricochet
Rico Ricochet Pin-Special

Special

Exclusive
Rico Skin-Chicken
Rico Chicken Pin-GG

GG

Exclusive
Rico Skin-Reloaded Ricochet
Rico Reloaded Ricochet Pin-Special

Special

Exclusive
Rico Skin-Sovereign
Rico Sovereign Pin-Neutral

Neutral

Exclusive
Rico Sovereign Pin-Happy

Happy

Exclusive
Rico Sovereign Pin-Sad

Sad

Exclusive
Rico Sovereign Pin-Angry

Angry

Exclusive
Rico Sovereign Pin-GG

GG

Exclusive
Rico Sovereign Pin-Clap

Clap

Exclusive
Rico Sovereign Pin-Thanks

Thanks

Exclusive
Rico Sovereign Pin-Phew

Phew

Exclusive
Rico Sovereign Pin-Special

Special

Exclusive
Rico Skin-Sovereign Gem
Rico Sovereign Gem Pin-GG

GG

Exclusive
Rico Skin-Sovereign Bling
Rico Sovereign Bling Pin-GG

GG

Exclusive

Sprays

Rico-Spray

Rico

Common
Rico Hypercharge-Spray

Rico Hypercharge

Exclusive
Sovereign Rico-Spray

Sovereign Rico

Common

Profile Icons

Rico1-pfp

Rico

Rico2-pfp

Rico

Final Boss Rico-pfp

Final Boss Rico

Loaded Rico-pfp

Loaded Rico

Popcorn Rico-pfp

Popcorn Rico

Guard Rico-pfp

Guard Rico

Chicken Rico-pfp

Chicken Rico

Sovereign Rico-pfp

Sovereign Rico

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