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**Additionally, their fully evolved forms ({{p|Lucario}} and {{p|Togekiss}}) are the only non-[[legendary Pokémon]] that can learn the move {{m|Aura Sphere}} (although Riolu itself may learn Aura Sphere through [[Ranger Net|special means]]).
 
**Additionally, their fully evolved forms ({{p|Lucario}} and {{p|Togekiss}}) are the only non-[[legendary Pokémon]] that can learn the move {{m|Aura Sphere}} (although Riolu itself may learn Aura Sphere through [[Ranger Net|special means]]).
 
**Both of their evolutions gain a secondary type upon evolution, and can only evolve once in the Generation they were introduced in.
 
**Both of their evolutions gain a secondary type upon evolution, and can only evolve once in the Generation they were introduced in.
*Riolu is the only pure {{type2|Fighting}} Pokémon whose evolution is not, as Lucario is Fighting/{{t|Steel}}.
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*Riolu is the only pure {{type2|Fighting}} Pokémon whose evolution is not, as Lucario is {{t|Fighting}}/{{t|Steel}}.
 
*Riolu is the only Pokémon that evolves by [[happiness]] that cannot be captured in a [[Luxury Ball]]. This is because it cannot be found in the wild at all.
 
*Riolu is the only Pokémon that evolves by [[happiness]] that cannot be captured in a [[Luxury Ball]]. This is because it cannot be found in the wild at all.
 
* Both of Riolu's [[Ability|abilities]] have something to do with [[Flinch|flinching]]. {{a|Steadfast}} makes Riolu faster when flinching, whilst {{a|Inner Focus}} protects it from it.
 
* Both of Riolu's [[Ability|abilities]] have something to do with [[Flinch|flinching]]. {{a|Steadfast}} makes Riolu faster when flinching, whilst {{a|Inner Focus}} protects it from it.

Revision as of 00:10, 25 November 2009

Munchlax #446: Munchlax
Pokémon
#448: Lucario Lucario
Missingno.
けつばん Ketsuban
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001Bulbasaur.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Red and Green
Type
Unknown Unknown
Category
Glitch Pokémon
Ability
-----
Exp. at Lv. 100
Unknown
Regional Pokédex numbers
Not in any regional Pokédex
Regional Browser numbers
Height
0'0"
Imperial
0.0 m
Metric
Weight
0.0 lbs.
Imperial
0.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Unknown
Catch rate
Unknown
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F426.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 0 Battle Exp.: 1*
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[[Category:{{{type1}}}-type Pokémon|{{{ndex}}}]] Riolu (Japanese: リオル Riolu) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Lucario via happiness during the day.

Biology

Physiology

Riolu is a small, blue, dog-like Pokémon. Its legs and torso are colored black. Riolu's tail is blue and it has a yellow collar. There are rounded bumps on the backs of Riolu's forepaws,which could be the beginnings of the spikes on Lucario's forepaws. Riolu has a black "mask" and red eyes.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Riolu are sensitive to a special type of energy called Aura. Riolu's evolved form, Lucario, can use these waves to attack, or study these waves to predict the movements of their opponents, and use them to track anyone. However, Riolu does not have the ability to fully use these powers, although it can still emanate these waves to communicate and sense them - albeit only in "ripples" as opposed to the "waves" of energy its evolution can sense and guide. Most notably, it cannot learn Aura Sphere or Detect naturally, two moves that Lucario learns that are often attributed to its aura powers. However, it does have a remarkably similar movepool to the Hitmons.

Like almost all Fighting-type Pokémon, Riolu naturally has superhuman strength, stamina, and endurance and is capable of making long journeys on foot in a short amount of time.

Behavior

Riolu are playful, energetic and loyal.

Habitat

Riolu is incredibly rare in the wild. It's so rare that the general location of Riolu dwellings are fully unknown.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Riolu.png
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.

A Riolu appeared in Meowth's boss fantasy in A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine.




Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP071 Riolu Ash's Pokédex Riolu, the Emanation Pokémon. When sad or scared, Riolu's aura becomes stronger as a way of signaling its allies.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the 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.

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.

In the TCG

Main article: Riolu (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond The aura that emanates from its body intensifies to alert others if it is afraid or sad.
Pearl Its body is lithe 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 {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
One Hatch egg received from Riley
Platinum
One Hatch egg received from Riley
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Crystal Cave (B4-B8)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Almia Castle
Ranger School (during mission)
Pokémon Rumble Cold Meadow

Riolu will not appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness until a rescue mission involving it has been completed, using the following Wonder Mail code:

9@CP 15N4 FH&5
-0%Y +91@ #PCK
Objective: Rescue Riolu on floor 6 of Crystal Cave.

Stats

Base Stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 285   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
13/21 ★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#D67873" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

By event

Template:Movelistspecial Template:Mlentry4 Template:Movelist/note

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Riolu
Baby form
Riolu
 Fighting 
Soothe Bell
Friendship
(daytime)


Egg
Breed

Lucario
First evolution
Lucario
 Fighting  Steel 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 447.png Spr 4p 447.png Spr 4p 447.png Spr b 4d 447.png
Spr 4d 447 s.png Spr 4p 447 s.png Spr 4p 447 s.png Spr b 4d 447 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 447.png Spr 5b 447.png Spr b 5b 447.png
Spr 5b 447 s.png Spr 5b 447 s.png Spr b 5b 447 s.png
Riolu For other sprites and images, please see Riolu images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Riolu appears to be based on the Egyptian god Anubis, who has the head of a jackal.

Name origin

Riolu's name is simply Lucario's name with the last two syllables placed in the front and the ca part taken out altogether.

In other languages

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