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Type(s)
Type Fighting  
Species Emanation Pokémon
Abilities Steadfast
Inner Focus
Prankster (DW)
Pokédex
Munchlax ← 447 → Lucario
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 115
Unova 033 Central Kalos 062
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Lucario
Riolu
447
リオル Riolu
447Riolu
Generation IV
Evolutionary Line
447448448M
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
44.5 lbs. 20.2 kg 2'04" 0.6 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Blue
Body Style Footprint
Body06
F447
Cry

Riolu (Japanese: リオル Riolu) is a Fighting-type Baby Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

Biology

Physiology

Riolu is a black and blue, dog-like Pokémon nearing two and a half feet. Its appearance is similar to its evolved form Lucario, though there are some differences. Its legs and torso are colored black while its head, lower body and tail are blue. Riolu have large, rounded bumps on the backs of its forepaws, placed in a similar fashion to Lucario's spikes. Riolu also have a black "mask" with two black appendages on either side, and red eyes.

Special abilities

RioluAuraSphere

Riolu charging its Aura Sphere in the anime.

Riolu are sensitive to a special type of energy called Aura as Lucario is. Riolu's evolved form, Lucario, can use these waves for attacks, tracking, or to predict future moves. However, Riolu does not have the full potential of these powers, using them as described in ripples rather than waves. Moves such as Aura Sphere or Detect can not be learned by Riolu due to its inability to fully use the power of aura.

Evolution

Riolu evolves into Lucario when you level it up during the day with high friendship.

Game Info

Game Locations

Riolu Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Diamond/Pearl Egg on Iron Island One
Platinum Egg on Iron Island One
HeartGold/SoulSilver Safari Zone Rare
Black/White Challenger's Cave Rare
Black 2/White 2 Floccesy Ranch Rare
X/Y Route 22 Rare
OR/AS Trade None


Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
Diamond
The aura that emanates from its body intensifies to alert others if it is afraid or sad.
Pearl
Its body is small, yet powerful. It can crest three mountains and cross two canyons in one night.
Platinum
It has the peculiar power of being able to see emotions such as joy and rage in the form of waves.
HeartGold
They communicate with one another using their auras. They are able to run all through the night.
SoulSilver
They communicate with one another using their auras. They are able to run all through the night.
Black
It has the peculiar power of being able to see emotions such as joy and rage in the forms of waves.
White
It has the peculiar power of being able to see emotions such as joy and rage in the forms of waves.
Black 2
It uses the shapes of auras, which change according to emotion, to communicate with others.
White 2
It uses the shapes of auras, which change according to emotion, to communicate with others.
X
It uses the shapes of auras, which change according to emotion, to communicate with others.
Y
The aura that emanates from its body intensifies to alert others if it is afraid or sad.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Foresight - -% 40 Normal Status


1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical


1 Endure - -% 10 Normal Status


6 Counter - 100% 20 Fighting Physical


11 Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical


15 Force Palm 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical


19 Copycat - -% 20 Normal Status


24 Screech - 85% 40 Normal Status


29 Reversal - 100% 15 Fighting Physical


47 Nasty Plot - -% 20 Dark Status


50 Final Gambit - 100% 5 Fighting Special


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Riolu(DP)Sprite Riolu(Plt)Sprite Riolu(Plt)Sprite RioluBack(DPP)Sprite
Riolu(DP)ShinySprite Riolu(Plt)ShinySprite Riolu(Plt)ShinySprite RioluBack(DPP)ShinySprite
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back

Appearances

Anime

Main articles: Riolu (anime) and Cameron's Lucario
Ash&Riolu

Ash and Riolu

In the anime, Riolu has made an appearance during Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Parts One and Two, which aired as a one hour special commemorating the release of Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. This Riolu had been trained to use Aura Sphere and was unnaturally strong. It was taken away from its owner by a group that wanted to exploit it but Ash and co. returned it, with Kellyn's help. This Riolu developed a strong bond with Ash.

Manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Maylene has a Riolu. It is seen using Drain Punch against Pearl's Monferno, who Platinum borrowed in order to fight her. Then, when Diamond's is traveling alone, he is given an egg by Riley, which eventually hatched into a Riolu. In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! Hareta gained a Riolu egg in Serious Training on Iron Island which hatched into a Riolu later on in that chapter.

Trivia

Origins

Riolu's name is simply based on Lucario's name, switching "Rio" with "Lu" and leaving out "Ca".

Gallery

Sources

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