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Riolu (Pokémon)

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Munchlax #446: Munchlax
Pokémon
#448: Lucario Lucario
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Riolu (disambiguation).
Riolu
Emanation Pokémon
リオル
Riolu
#447
Riolu

Riolu

Riolu

Riolu
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fighting Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Steadfast or Inner Focus Cacophony
Cacophony
Prankster
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Riolu

Mega Riolu Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
6630 - 6884 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
44.5 lbs. 20.2 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#447
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#115
Sinnoh
#033
Unova
Central
#062
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-222
Almia
R-264/N-178
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
72
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
57
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F447.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Riolu (Japanese: リオル Riolu) is a Fighting-type baby Pokémon.

It evolves into Lucario when leveled up with high friendship during the day.

Biology

Riolu is a small, blue, canine Pokémon. It has black legs and torso, a blue tail, and a yellow collar. It has rounded bumps on the backs of its forepaws. It has a black "mask" and red eyes. It stands on its toes instead of its entire foot. It is sensitive to a special type of energy called Aura; however, It 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. 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. It is a playful, energetic, and loyal Pokémon.

In the anime

Riolu in the anime

Major appearances

Aura Sphere Riolu

Riolu has made its first appearance during Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Parts One and Two. This Riolu had been trained to use Aura Sphere and was unnaturally strong. It was taken away from the lab by J's henchmen that wanted to exploit it but Ash and his friends returned it to its kingdom, with Kellyn's help. This Riolu developed a strong bond with Ash.

Cameron's Riolu

A Riolu appeared in Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure! under the ownership of Cameron. It evolved into a Lucario in Cameron's Secret Weapon!.

Korrina's Riolu

Korrina's Riolu, currently a Lucario, appeared in Mega Revelations! in flashback.

Minor appearances

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

A Riolu appeared as a plush toy in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

One also appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW093 Riolu Dawn's Pokédex Riolu, the Emanation Pokémon. Riolu has the power to see and understand emotions like happiness and anger in aura waves.
This concludes the entries from the Black & White series.

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

Main article: Hiori's Riolu

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga, Hiori's Lucario used to be a Riolu during Hiori and Lily's childhoods.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Maylene is seen to own a Riolu, first seen in Volume 32. It is seen using Drain Punch against Pearl's Monferno, who Platinum borrowed in order to fight her. However, in the end, it lost to a well-placed Mach Punch that the girl had perfected by watching slot machines.

In Volume 34, Diamond helps protect an Egg containing Riolu from two Galactic-hired thugs, and after they are defeated, it hatches and is shown to interact with its evolved form.

Riley also has a Riolu which is heavily implied that it is the child of his Lucario.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

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)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Riolu appears as a trophy.

Trophy Information

"An Emanation Pokémon. It constantly emits Aura energy. When it's frightened or sad, this energy grows stronger and informs its companions of its situation. It's known for its very flexible yet surpassingly powerful body. Thanks to its strength, it can crest three mountains and cross two canyons in a single night. When it levels up, it evolves into Lucario."

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 little 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
Generation V
Black It has the peculiar power of being able to see emotions such as joy and rage in the form of waves.
White
Black 2 It uses the shapes of auras, which change according to emotion, to communicate with others.
White 2
Generation VI
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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Hatch the Egg received from Riley
Platinum
Hatch the Egg received from Riley
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Generation V
Black White
Challenger's Cave
Black 2 White 2
Floccesy Ranch
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Route 22, Friend Safari (Fighting)

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 Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Oblivia Ruins
Thunder Temple
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie
Pokémon Rumble Blast Factory: Sunny Seashore
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone, Meeting Place *
Pokémon Conquest Pugilis

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.

In events

In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DPPtHGSS Kyle's Riolu Japanese hide 30 March 20, 2008 onwards
DPPtHGSS Kyle's Riolu English hide 30 November 10, 2008 onwards
DPPtHGSS Kyle's Riolu French hide 30 November 21, 2008 onwards
DPPtHGSS Kyle's Riolu German hide 30 November 21, 2008 onwards
DPPtHGSS Kyle's Riolu Italian hide 30 November 21, 2008 onwards
DPPtHGSS Kyle's Riolu Spanish hide 30 November 21, 2008 onwards

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.


Pokéathlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Foresight Normal Status 0000 —% 40
00Start Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
00Start Endure Normal Status 0000 —% 10
066 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
1111 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
1515 Force Palm Fighting Physical 06060 100100% 10
1919 Copycat Normal Status 0000 —% 20
2424 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2929 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
4747 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
5050 Final Gambit Fighting Special 0000 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Riolu obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Riolu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Riolu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Riolu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Riolu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PikachuGrowlithePonytaRapidashFarfetch'dHitmonchan
HitmontopJolteonAipomAmbipomGirafarigSneasel
BuizelFloatzelBunearyLopunnyBlitzleZebstrika
ZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBunnelbyDiggersby
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
RattataRaticateEkansArbokMeowthPersian
GrowlitheArcanineEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareon
EspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSnubbullGranbull
HoundourHoundoomPoochyenaMightyenaLoudredExploud
MawileElectrikeManectricSeviperAbsolShinx
LuxioLuxrayHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchog
LillipupHerdierStoutlandPansagePansearPanpour
SandileKrokorokKrookodileChespinQuilladinChesnaught
Furfrou
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
HitmonleeBlaziken Blaze Kick Fire Physical 85 90% 10
Hitmonchan Bullet Punch Steel Physical 40 100% 30
ThrohPanchamPangoro Circle Throw Fighting Physical 60 90% 10
MankeyPrimeapeMachopMachokeMachamp Cross Chop Fighting Physical 100 80% 5
RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineGirafarig
SnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaMightyena
ExploudMawileSeviperWalreinShinxLuxio
LuxrayFloatzelHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchog
LillipupHerdierStoutlandPansagePansearPanpour
SandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyLitleo
PyroarPanchamPangoro
Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
HitmonchanHitmontopSableyeMedititeMedichamZangoose
AbsolLucarioPatratWatchogMienfooMienshao
Hawlucha
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
SentretFurret Follow Me Normal Status —% 20
HitmonleeBlazikenMedititeMedichamScraggyScrafty
MienfooMienshaoHawlucha
High Jump Kick Fighting Physical 130 90% 10
MawileTorkoalPawniardBisharp Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
MankeyPrimeapeMachopMachokeMachampElectabuzz
ElectivireWatchogTimburrGurdurrConkeldurrScraggy
Scrafty
Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
HitmonleeMedititeMedicham Mind Reader Normal Status —% 5
HitmonchanCombuskenBlazikenPanchamPangoro Sky Uppercut Fighting Physical 85 90% 15
Hitmonchan Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 40 100% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Riolu in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Riolu in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Riolu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Riolu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Riolu can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Riolu cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Riolu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Riolu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP447.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Fighting  Poké Assist: Fighting PA.png
( Fighting )
Field move: Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry  
It leaps around quickly while throwing punches to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Fighting  Fighting Assist.png
( Fighting )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks with punches.
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW447.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Riolu came to the Haunted Zone to explore. He can't resist the fun of playing Tangrowth's Swing-Along. Absol's Hurdle Bounce is another favorite.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP447.png HP: Move: Force Palm
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Inner Focus
Defense: Ability 2: Parry
Speed: ★★ Ability 3: Sprint
Evolves into Lucario when it has a link of 50% or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Nagayoshi and Ranmaru

Evolution

447Riolu.png
Baby form
Riolu
 Fighting 
Egg
Breed



Soothe Bell
Friendship
(daytime)
448Lucario.png
First evolution
Lucario
 Fighting  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 447.png Spr b 4d 447.png Spr 4p 447.png Spr b 4p 447.png Spr 4p 447.png Spr b 4p 447.png
Spr 4d 447 s.png Spr b 4d 447 s.png Spr 4p 447 s.png Spr b 4d 447 s.png Spr 4p 447 s.png Spr b 4d 447 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 447.png Spr b 5b 447.png Spr 5b 447.png Spr b 5b 447.png
Spr 5b 447 s.png Spr b 5b 447 s.png Spr 5b 447 s.png Spr b 5b 447 s.png
Front Back Front Back
447MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Riolu images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Riolu appears to be based on the Egyptian god Anubis, who has the head of a jackal. It may also be based on a raccoon due to the mask-like markings on its face and its small pointed ears.

Name origin

Riolu is Lucario with the first and last syllables reversed and the ca omitted.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese リオル Riolu From Lucario with the first and last syllables reversed and the ca omitted.
France Flag.png French Riolu Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Riolu Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Riolu Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Riolu Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 리오르 Rioreu Transliteration of Japanese name


External links

Munchlax #446: Munchlax
Pokémon
#448: Lucario Lucario


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