Rick is a large hamster-like creature and one of Kirby's six Animal Friends, making his first appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 2. He is distinguished by his orange and white fur, his beady eyes and whiskers, and his bulbous frame with two small feet to carry him and additionally Kirby when the two are paired up with each-other. Pairing up Rick with Kirby allows for a number of different methods of attack based on what Copy Ability the pink puffball has at a certain time, though these vary heavily in effectiveness. Rick makes his most prominent appearances in Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Dream Land 3, and Kirby Star Allies, where he is a playable character (though always paired up with either Kirby, Gooey, or another Animal Friend). He has appeared in a large number of other games as well, though he rarely makes more than a cameo appearance, and is seldom seen in isolation from Kine and Coo. Rick also has a supporting role in the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, where he has the ability to speak in full sentences and lives with other intelligent animals in a big oak tree in an ancient woodland.