Riolu (Pokémon)

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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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fighting Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Steadfast or Inner Focus Cacophony
Cacophony
Prankster
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Riolu
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
Riolu
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
72
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
57
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Riolu
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
Shape
Body06.png
Footprint
F447.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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

Biology

Riolu is a small, blue, canine Pokémon. It has a black torso and legs, 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. It has developed two black appendages that hang down from its head, which rise when Riolu reads or manipulates aura. It has even been seen that Riolu can sense and react to Aura before they even hatch. 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
A Riolu Egg in the anime

Major appearances

Aura Sphere Riolu

Riolu debuted in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 1 and Part 2. It 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. In the process, 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!. It tends to walk outside of its Poké Ball.

Korrina's Riolu

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

Ash's Riolu

Ash obtained a Riolu Egg in Caring for a Mystery!. It hatched later in the episode and joined his team soon afterwards. In Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken!, it evolved into Lucario during a battle against Chairman Rose.

Minor appearances

A Riolu appeared in the boss fantasy of A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine!.

In Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade, a Riolu watched Meloetta's concert.

Two Trainers' Riolu appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, with one appearing in a flashback.

Two Trainers' Riolu appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

A Trainer's Riolu appeared in That's Why the Litten is a Scamp!.

In Racing to a Big Event!, a Trainer's Riolu competed in the Pokémon Pancake Race.

A Trainer's Riolu appeared in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!.

A Trainer's Riolu appeared in One Journey Ends, Another Begins....

A Trainer's Riolu appeared in Getting the Band Back Together!.

A Trainer's Riolu appeared in A Glaring Rivalry!.

A Trainer's Riolu appeared in Sours for the Sweet!.

In I Choose Paradise!, two Trainers' Riolu were at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

In Securing the Future!, two Trainers' Riolu joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

A Trainer's Riolu appeared in Turning the Other Mask!.

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.
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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN021 Riolu Goh's Rotom Phone Riolu, the Emanation Pokémon. A Fighting type. Riolu can understand how people and Pokémon feel by observing a kind of wave called aura. It has a flexible body with enough power to cross three mountains and two canyons in one night.

In the manga

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7

Main article: Hiori's Riolu

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

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Main article: Ash's Riolu

In JNM08, Ash's Riolu hatched from an Egg like in the anime.

Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~

A Riolu appeared in ANL3, under the ownership of Arata.

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

A Riolu appeared in a flashback in PDP20.

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

In Magnificent Meditite & Really Riolu I, Maylene owns a Riolu. He was seen using Drain Punch against Pearl's Monferno, Chimler, who Platinum borrowed in order to fight her. However, in the end, he lost to a well-placed Mach Punch that the girl had perfected by watching slot machines.

In Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim II, Diamond helped protect a Riolu Egg from two Galactic-hired thugs. After they were defeated, it hatched and decided to stay with Riley.

Platinum chapter

A Trainer's Riolu appeared in Tackling Togekiss.

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

A student's Riolu appeared in Movie Panic.

X & Y chapter

Korrina's Lucario appeared as a Riolu in a flashback in Connecting with Gardevoir.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Hareta gained a Riolu Egg in Serious Training on Iron Island!!, which hatched into a Riolu later on. It has since evolved into a Lucario.

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 IV Sinnoh
#115
Johto
#—
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 Unova
B2W2: #033
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 Kalos
Central #062
Hoenn
#—
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 It uses the shapes of auras, which change according to emotion, to communicate with others.
Alpha Sapphire The aura that emanates from its body intensifies to alert others if it is afraid or sad.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #279
Alola
USUM: #377
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It can discern the physical and emotional states of people, Pokémon, and other natural things from the shape of their aura waves.
Moon It's tough enough to run right through the night, and it's also a hard worker, but it's still just a youngster.
Ultra Sun It knows how people and Pokémon feel by looking at their auras. It doesn't approach dangerous opponents.
Ultra Moon It uses waves called auras to communicate with others of its kind. It doesn't make any noise during this time, so its enemies can't detect it.
Generation VIII Galar
#298
Galar
Crown Tundra #134
Sinnoh
#115
Hisui
#223
Sword It's exceedingly energetic, with enough stamina to keep running all through the night. Taking it for walks can be a challenging experience.
Shield It can use waves called auras to gauge how others are feeling. These same waves can also tell this Pokémon about the state of the environment.
Brilliant Diamond The aura that emanates from its body intensifies to alert others if it is afraid or sad.
Shining Pearl Its body is lithe yet powerful. It can crest three mountains and cross two canyons in one night.
Legends: Arceus Though infantile in appearance, it has the mysterious ability to read the minds of humans. The pure of heart are met with Riolu's approval, while those of ill nature earn only its loathing.
Generation IX Paldea
#163
Scarlet They communicate with one another using their auras. They are able to run all through the night.
Violet It has the peculiar power of being able to see emotions, such as joy and rage, in the form of waves.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Egg received from Riley in Iron Island
Platinum
Egg received from Riley in Iron Island
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone (tall grass in Meadow with 42 Plains points and 28 Forest points)
Generation V
Black White
Challenger's Cave
Black 2 White 2
Floccesy Ranch
Transfer from Dream Radar
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Route 22, Friend Safari (Fighting)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Poni Grove
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni GroveDay
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Giant's Cap
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, North Lake Miloch, Rolling Fields, Stony WildernessSw (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Roaring-Sea Caves
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Egg received from Riley in Iron Island
Legends: Arceus
Icebound Falls, Snowfall Hot Spring


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time
Crystal Cave (B4F-B8F)
MD Darkness
Wonder Mail code
MD Sky
Starter Pokémon, Crystal Cave (B4F-B8F)
Ranger: SoA
Almia Castle, Ranger School (during mission)
Rumble
Windy Prairie
MD Stormy
Starter Pokémon
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone, Meeting Place*
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Thunder Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: Sunny Seashore
Conquest
Pugilis
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: Fighters on Ice
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 2
Shuffle
Isla Asul: Stage 33
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Super-Aura Test Lab (All Areas)
Picross
Area 28: Stage 01
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Garchomp Sea, Aegislash Sea, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Garchomp SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD RT DX
Mystery House


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

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
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 40 April 10 to 15, 2020

Stats

Base stats

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

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 VIII, 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 IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Endure Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
044 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
088 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
1212 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
1616 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
2020 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 15
2424 Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 04040 100100% 30
2828 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
3232 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
3636 Force Palm Fighting Physical 06060 100100% 10
4040 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4444 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4848 Copycat Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
5252 Final Gambit Fighting Special 0000 100100% 5
5656 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 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 level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM031Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM039Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM064Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM069Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM073Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM083Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM134Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM167Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM167 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • 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 IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Bullet Punch Steel Physical 40 100% 30
Circle Throw Fighting Physical 60 90% 10
Cross Chop Fighting Physical 100 80% 5
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
High Jump Kick Fighting Physical 130 90% 10
Howl Normal Status —% 40
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Riolu in Generation IX
  • 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

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 447.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Fighting
Poké Assist: Fighting PA.png
Fighting
Field move: Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-222
It leaps around quickly while throwing punches to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Fighting
Poké Assist:
(present)
Fighting Assist.png
Fighting
Field move:
(present)
Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Fighting Assist.png
Fighting
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-264/N-178
It attacks with punches.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush447Body.png Walking Speed: 2.18 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 68 Base Defense: 45 Base Speed: 60
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.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP447.png HP: Move: Force Palm
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Inner Focus
Ability 2: Parry
Ability 3: Sprint
Defense:
Speed: ★★
Evolves into Lucario when it has a link of 50% or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Nagayoshi and Ranmaru
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fighting
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT447.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fighting
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 20

#077
Shuffle447.png

Heavy Hitter
Sometimes increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Mega Boost+
Pokémon GO
GO447.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 127 Base Defense: 78
Egg Distance: 10 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Lucario Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Counter, Quick Attack
Charged Attacks: Brick Break, Low Sweep, Cross Chop

Evolution

447Riolu.png
Baby form
Riolu
 Fighting 
Pokémon Egg
Breed



Soothe Bell
Friendship
during the day
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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 447.png Spr b 6x 447.png Spr 6x 447.png Spr b 6x 447.png
Spr 6x 447 s.png Spr b 6x 447 s.png Spr 6x 447 s.png Spr b 6x 447 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 447.png Spr b 7s 447.png Spr 7s 447.png Spr b 7s 447.png
Spr 7s 447 s.png Spr b 7s 447 s.png Spr 7s 447 s.png Spr b 7s 447 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 447.png Spr 8s 447 s.png
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 447.png Spr 8a 447 s.png
HOME
HOME447.png HOME447 s.png
447MS8.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, or possibly ripple
France Flag.png French Riolu Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Riolu Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Riolu Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Riolu Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 리오르 Riolu Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 利歐路 / 利欧路 Lì'ōulù Transcription of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 利歐路 Leih'āulouh*
利奧路 Leih'oulouh*
Transcription of Japanese name


Related articles

External links


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