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Riolu (Japanese: 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.

Natural 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. 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 they face dangers.

Behavior

Riolu is a full of fun, energetic and extraordinarily loyal Pokémon. 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.

Habitat

Due to their extreme rarity, nobody knows their exact habitats, although it is mentioned that they live in seclude mountains and groves.

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/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
Sun/Moon Poni Grove 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.


Stats

Base 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 Type Clever 2 1 ♥
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
6 Counter 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
11 Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Clever 3 0 ♥
15 Force Palm 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
19 Copycat —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
24 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
29 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
47 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
50 Final Gambit 100% 5 Fighting Special Type 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 Type Cool 2
1 Foresight —% 40 Normal Status Type Smart 1
1 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
6 Counter 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2
11 Force Palm 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical Type Cool 2
15 Feint 50 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Beauty 0
19 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 2
24 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Type Smart 2
29 Copycat —% 20 Normal Status Type 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 Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Clever 2 3 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough 2 2 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type 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 Type Tough 1
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart 2
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Type Beauty 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart 1
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Type Smart 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
TM60 Drain Punch 60 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Beauty 1
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cute 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool 1
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type 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 Type 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 Type Tough 2 3 ♥
Blaze Kick Hitmonlee, Blaziken 85 90% 10 Fire Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Bullet Punch Hitmonchan 40 100% 30 Steel Physical Type Tough 3 0 ♥
Circle Throw Throh, Pancham, Pangoro 60 90% 10 Fighting Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Cross Chop Mankey, Primeape, Machop, Machoke, Machamp 100 80% 5 Fighting Physical Type 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 Type Tough 1 4 ♥
Detect Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Sableye, Meditite, Medicham, Zangoose, Absol, Lucario, Patrat, Watchog, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Hawlucha —% 5 Fighting Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
Follow Me Sentret, Furret —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
High Jump Kick Hitmonlee, Blaziken, Meditite, Medicham, Lopunny, Scraggy, Scrafty, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Hawlucha 130 90% 10 Fighting Physical Type Cool 6 0 ♥
Iron Defense Mawile, Torkoal, Pawniard, Bisharp —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Low Kick Mankey, Primeape, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Electabuzz, Electivire, Watchog, Timburr, Gurdurr, Conkeldurr, Scraggy, Scrafty 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Mind Reader Hitmonlee, Meditite, Medicham —% 5 Normal Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
Sky Uppercut Hitmonchan, Combusken, Blaziken, Pancham, Pangoro 85 90% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 2 1 ♥
Vacuum Wave Hitmonchan 40 100% 30 Fighting Special Type 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 Type 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 Type Tough 3
Blaze Kick Hitmonlee, Blaziken 85 90% 10 Fire Physical Type Beauty 2
Bullet Punch Hitmonchan 40 100% 30 Steel Physical Type Smart 2
Cross Chop Mankey, Primeape, Machop, Machoke, Machamp 100 80% 5 Fighting Physical Type 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 Type Tough 2
Detect Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Sableye, Meditite, Medicham —% 5 Fighting Status Type Cool 0
Follow MeHGSS Sentret, Furret —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 2
Hi Jump Kick Hitmonlee, Meditite, Medicham 100 90% 20 Fighting Physical Type Cool 3
Iron Defense Mawile, Torkoal —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 2
Low Kick Mankey, Primeape, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Electabuzz, Electivire 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 3
Mind Reader Hitmonlee, Meditite, Medicham —% 5 Normal Status Type Smart 1
Sky Uppercut Hitmonchan, Combusken, Blaziken 85 90% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 2
Vacuum Wave Hitmonchan 40 100% 30 Fighting Special Type 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 Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Dual Chop ORAS 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical Type Tough 2 1 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Ice Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Low Kick ORAS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Role Play ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type 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 Type Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
Helping Hand HGSSPt —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 2
Ice Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Type Beauty 2
Iron Defense HGSSPt —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 2
Low Kick HGSS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 3
Magnet Rise HGSSPt —% 10 Electric Status Type Cute 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute 3
Role Play HGSS —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool 2
ThunderPunch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Cool 2
Vacuum Wave HGSSPt 40 100% 30 Fighting Special Type Smart 2
Zen Headbutt HGSSPt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type 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.

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 447 front Pt 447 front Pt 447 front RioluBack(DPP)Sprite
Riolu(DP)ShinySprite Riolu(Plt)ShinySprite Riolu(Plt)ShinySprite RioluBack(DPP)ShinySprite
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Riolu BW Riolu BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Riolu XY Riolu XY
RioluShinyXY RioluShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield 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 is based on jackals, especially the Egyptian god of death, Anubis. It also has some characaristics of racoons.

Etymology

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

Gallery

See also

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