Ryougas father left The Village of Protecting Time to go on a journey to chase after bad men. According to Ryouga his father worked to fight against those who would harm pokemon for personal gain. Before leaving on his journey Ryougas father gives his father a gem to pass down to Ryouga when he becomes of age. This gem triggers Ryougas Burst transformation. Ryougas father first appears in a photograph in Volume One Chapter One.