Rick appears in a couple episodes as a friend to Kirby. In War of the Woods, he is guarding the tree Acore with some other animals. Kirby gets into a fight with him and it is revealed that his favorite food is cheese. In "Hatch Me if You Can", Rick helps Kirby hatch his Galbo Egg.
- In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Rick appears as a statue with Kine and Coo. It appears in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards too, with the mix ability Animal Stones.
- Of the three Animal Friends who appear in the anime, Rick is the only one that has any kind of conflict with Kirby. This instance was only in the episode, War of the Woods.