Riolu (リオル Rioru) 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.

Behavior

Riolu is full of fun, energetic, and extraordinarily loyal Pokémon. Due to their extreme loyalty, some Riolu doesn't bond with just anyone, meaning despite patiently waiting for the right trainer they are known to be picky like Ash's Riolu. On the other hand, because of its type, it has extraordinary energy and endurance. It can also walk barefoot for a short time on a journey, and some of them can even run through the whole night or across canyons. Riolu is even to be able to react to aura from inside the egg before ever hatching and even emit it.

Natural Abilities

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 can not be learned by Riolu due to its inability to fully use the power of Aura. There is at least one exception to this rule, however.

Despite these limitations, Riolu are good at sensing others' emotions from far away, and they can use this technique to call their allies for help when in danger or distress. Also due to their connections of the aura, they are able to sense the aura of others even before they hatch from an egg such as Ash's Riolu or when in suspension such as being petrified by Hunter J's tool as the Riolu that knows Aura Sphere.

Habitat

Due to their extreme rarity, nobody knows their exact habitats, although it is mentioned that they live in seclude mountains, caves and groves. Some reside in the Lucario Kingdom where the chosen ones are being taught to use Aura to protect the kingdom before evolving and passing down the ability.

Diet

Riolu are mainly omnivores, but domesticated ones can eat human food.

Evolution

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

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond and Pearl Egg on Iron Island One
Platinum Egg on Iron Island One
HeartGold and SoulSilver Safari Zone Rare
Black and White Challenger's Cave Rare
Black 2 and White 2 Floccesy Ranch Rare
X and Y Route 22 Rare
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Poni Grove Uncommon
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Poni Grove Uncommon
Sword and Shield Giant's Cap during snowstorm Uncommon


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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Stats

Riolu's Stats
HP
40
Attack
70
Defense
40
Sp. Atk
35
Sp. Def
40
Speed
60
Total
285

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Foresight —% 40 Normal Status Clever 2 1 ♥
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
6 Counter 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
11 Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
15 Force Palm 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
19 Copycat —% 20 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
24 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
29 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
47 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
50 Final Gambit 100% 5 Fighting Special Tough 8 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1BW
1B2W2
Foresight —% 40 Normal Status
1BW
1B2W2
Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
1BW
1B2W2
Endure —% 10 Normal Status
6BW
6B2W2
Counter 100% 20 Fighting Physical
15BW
11B2W2
Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical
11BW
15B2W2
Force Palm 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
29BW
19B2W2
Copycat —% 20 Normal Status
24BW
24B2W2
Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
19BW
29B2W2
Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical
47BW
47B2W2
Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
55BW
55B2W2
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.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Cool 2
1 Foresight —% 40 Normal Status Smart 1
1 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
6 Counter 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2
11 Force Palm 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical Cool 2
15 Feint 50 100% 10 Normal Physical Beauty 0
19 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 2
24 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Smart 2
29 Copycat —% 20 Normal Status Cool 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM47 Low Sweep 60 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Beauty 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM60 Drain Punch 60 100% 5 Fighting Physical Beauty 1
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Agility Pikachu, Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Farfetch'd, Hitmonchan, Jolteon, Furret, Aipom, Girafarig, Sneasel, Hitmontop, Buizel, Floatzel, Ambipom, Buneary, Lopunny, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga, Bunnelby, Diggersby —% 30 Psychic Status
Bite Rattata, Rattata, Raticate, Raticate, Ekans, Arbok, Meowth, Meowth, Persian, Persian, Growlithe, Arcanine, Eevee, Flareon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Loudred, Exploud, Mawile, Electrike, Manectric, Seviper, Absol, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Stunky, Skuntank, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Glaceon, Patrat, Watchog, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Pansage, Pansear, Panpour, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Chespin, Quilladin, Chesnaught, Furfrou, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Yungoos, Gumshoos, Rockruff, Lycanroc, Lycanroc 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
Blaze Kick Hitmonlee, Blaziken 85 90% 10 Fire Physical
Bullet Punch Hitmonchan, Pangoro 40 100% 30 Steel Physical
Circle Throw Throh, Pancham, Pangoro 60 90% 10 Fighting Physical
Cross Chop Mankey, Primeape, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Incineroar 100 80% 5 Fighting Physical
Crunch Rattata, Rattata, Raticate, Raticate, Arbok, Growlithe, Girafarig, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Exploud, Mawile, Seviper, Walrein, Bidoof, Bibarel, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Floatzel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Patrat, Watchog, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Pansage, Pansear, Panpour, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Scraggy, Scrafty, Litleo, Pyroar, Pancham, Pangoro, Yungoos, Gumshoos, Rockruff, Lycanroc, Lycanroc 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Detect Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Sableye, Meditite, Medicham, Zangoose, Absol, Lucario, Patrat, Watchog, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Hawlucha —% 5 Fighting Status
Follow Me Sentret, Furret —% 20 Normal Status
High Jump Kick Hitmonlee, Blaziken, Meditite, Medicham, Lopunny, Scraggy, Scrafty, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Hawlucha 130 90% 10 Fighting Physical
Iron Defense Sandshrew, Mawile, Torkoal, Pawniard, Bisharp, Mudbray, Mudsdale —% 15 Steel Status
Low Kick Mankey, Primeape, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Electabuzz, Electivire, Watchog, Timburr, Gurdurr, Conkeldurr, Scraggy, Scrafty 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Meteor MashUSUM Smeargle 90 90% 10 Steel Physical
Mind Reader Hitmonlee, Meditite, Medicham —% 5 Normal Status
Sky Uppercut Hitmonchan, Combusken, Blaziken, Pancham, Pangoro 85 90% 15 Fighting Physical
Vacuum Wave Hitmonchan 40 100% 30 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Agility Pikachu, Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Farfetch'd, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Jolteon, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Sneasel, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga, Bunnelby, Diggersby —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 3 0 ♥
Bite Rattata, Raticate, Ekans, Arbok, Meowth, Persian, Growlithe, Arcanine, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Loudred, Exploud, Mawile, Electrike, Manectric, Seviper, Absol, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Patrat, Watchog, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Pansage, Pansear, Panpour, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Chespin, Quilladin, Chesnaught, Furfrou 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 2 3 ♥
Blaze Kick Hitmonlee, Blaziken 85 90% 10 Fire Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Bullet Punch Hitmonchan 40 100% 30 Steel Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Circle Throw Throh, Pancham, Pangoro 60 90% 10 Fighting Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Cross Chop Mankey, Primeape, Machop, Machoke, Machamp 100 80% 5 Fighting Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Crunch Rattata, Raticate, Arbok, Growlithe, Arcanine, Girafarig, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Exploud, Mawile, Seviper, Walrein, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Floatzel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Patrat, Watchog, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Pansage, Pansear, Panpour, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Scraggy, Scrafty, Litleo, Pyroar, Pancham, Pangoro 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 1 4 ♥
Detect Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Sableye, Meditite, Medicham, Zangoose, Absol, Lucario, Patrat, Watchog, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Hawlucha —% 5 Fighting Status Cool 1 0 ♥
Follow Me Sentret, Furret —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
High Jump Kick Hitmonlee, Blaziken, Meditite, Medicham, Lopunny, Scraggy, Scrafty, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Hawlucha 130 90% 10 Fighting Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
Iron Defense Mawile, Torkoal, Pawniard, Bisharp —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Low Kick Mankey, Primeape, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Electabuzz, Electivire, Watchog, Timburr, Gurdurr, Conkeldurr, Scraggy, Scrafty 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Mind Reader Hitmonlee, Meditite, Medicham —% 5 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Sky Uppercut Hitmonchan, Combusken, Blaziken, Pancham, Pangoro 85 90% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
Vacuum Wave Hitmonchan 40 100% 30 Fighting Special Cool 3 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Agility Pikachu, Raichu, Growlithe, Arcanine, Ponyta, Rapidash, Farfetch'd, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Jolteon, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Sneasel, Weavile, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga —% 30 Psychic Status
Bite Rattata, Raticate, Ekans, Arbok, Meowth, Persian, Growlithe, Arcanine, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Loudred, Exploud, Mawile, Electrike, Manectric, Seviper, Absol, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Patrat, Watchog, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Pansage, Simisage, Pansear, Simisear, Panpour, Simipour, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
Blaze Kick Hitmonlee, Blaziken 85 90% 10 Fire Physical
Bullet Punch Hitmonchan 40 100% 30 Steel Physical
Circle Throw Throh 60 90% 10 Fighting Physical
Cross Chop Mankey, Primeape, Machop, Machoke, Machamp 100 80% 5 Fighting Physical
Crunch Rattata, Raticate, Arbok, Growlithe, Arcanine, Girafarig, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Exploud, Mawile, Seviper, Walrein, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Floatzel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Patrat, Watchog, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Pansage, Simisage, Pansear, Simisear, Panpour, Simipour, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Scraggy, Scrafty 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Detect Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Sableye, Meditite, Medicham, Zangoose, Absol, Lucario, Patrat, Watchog, Mienfoo, Mienshao —% 5 Fighting Status
Follow Me Sentret, Furret —% 20 Normal Status
Hi Jump Kick Hitmonlee, Blaziken, Meditite, Medicham, Scraggy, Scrafty, Mienfoo, Mienshao 130 90% 10 Fighting Physical
Iron Defense Mawile, Torkoal, Pawniard, Bisharp —% 15 Steel Status
Low Kick Mankey, Primeape, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Electabuzz, Electivire, Watchog, Timburr, Gurdurr, Conkeldurr, Scraggy, Scrafty 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Mind Reader Hitmonlee, Meditite, Medicham —% 5 Normal Status
Sky Uppercut Hitmonchan, Combusken, Blaziken 85 90% 15 Fighting Physical
Vacuum Wave Hitmonchan 40 100% 30 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Agility Pikachu, Raichu, Growlithe, Arcanine, Ponyta, Rapidash, Farfetch'd, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Jolteon, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Sneasel, Weavile, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 2
Bite Rattata, Raticate, Ekans, Arbok, Meowth, Persian, Growlithe, Arcanine, Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Glaceon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Loudred, Exploud, Mawile, Electrike, Manectric, Seviper, Absol, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Hippopotas, Hippowdon 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 3
Blaze Kick Hitmonlee, Blaziken 85 90% 10 Fire Physical Beauty 2
Bullet Punch Hitmonchan 40 100% 30 Steel Physical Smart 2
Cross Chop Mankey, Primeape, Machop, Machoke, Machamp 100 80% 5 Fighting Physical Cool 2
Crunch Rattata, Raticate, Arbok, Growlithe, Arcanine, Girafarig, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Exploud, Mawile, Seviper, Walrein, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Floatzel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 2
Detect Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Sableye, Meditite, Medicham —% 5 Fighting Status Cool 0
Follow MeHGSS Sentret, Furret —% 20 Normal Status Cute 2
Hi Jump Kick Hitmonlee, Meditite, Medicham 100 90% 20 Fighting Physical Cool 3
Iron Defense Mawile, Torkoal —% 15 Steel Status Tough 2
Low Kick Mankey, Primeape, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Electabuzz, Electivire 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 3
Mind Reader Hitmonlee, Meditite, Medicham —% 5 Normal Status Smart 1
Sky Uppercut Hitmonchan, Combusken, Blaziken 85 90% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 2
Vacuum Wave Hitmonchan 40 100% 30 Fighting Special Smart 2

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Drain Punch USUM 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Dual Chop USUM 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Ice Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Low Kick USUM 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Magnet Rise USUM —% 10 Electric Status
Role Play USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Drain Punch ORAS 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Dual Chop ORAS 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Ice Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Low Kick ORAS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Role Play ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Drain Punch B2W2 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Dual Chop B2W2 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Ice Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Iron Defense B2W2 —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Low Kick B2W2 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Magnet Rise B2W2 —% 10 Electric Status
Role Play B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
ThunderPunch B2W2 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Zen Headbutt B2W2 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 90% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Helping Hand HGSSPt —% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
Ice Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Beauty 2
Iron Defense HGSSPt —% 15 Steel Status Tough 2
Low Kick HGSS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 3
Magnet Rise HGSSPt —% 10 Electric Status Cute 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Role Play HGSS —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
ThunderPunch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 2
Vacuum Wave HGSSPt 40 100% 30 Fighting Special Smart 2
Zen Headbutt HGSSPt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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Appearances

Anime

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

Ash's 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.

Riolu egg in the anime.

Another Riolu appears in Caring for a Mystery!, where it hatched from a Pokémon Egg and became Ash's Pokémon.

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

  • Riolu and Pancham are the only pure Fighting-type Pokémon whose evolved form is not a pure Fighting-type, but instead a Fighting and Steel or Dark-type.
    • Ironically, this makes them weak to their own primary type.
  • Both of Riolu's abilities have something to do with flinching. Steadfast increases Riolu's speed when it flinches while Inner Focus prevents it from flinching.
  • Riolu is the only Fighting Pokémon playable in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky.
    • Also, it and Pikachu are the only non-Starter Pokémon in the Mystery Dungeon series.
  • Although both Riolu and Lucario were released in the same generation, Riolu is counted as a Baby Pokémon.

Origins

Riolu is based on jackals, especially the Egyptian god of death, Anubis. It also has some characteristics of tanukis.

Etymology

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

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See also

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