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Why is Riolu classified as a baby Pokemon?

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The only similarity I can see is that it can't breed, but neither can Nidoqueen, so that's not a particularly useful indicator. It was introduced in the same generation as its evolved form, and I thought most baby Pokemon were introduced in later generations (like Pichu or Budew). Its stats aren't that bad for a unevolved Pokemon as well, with a BST of 285 (compare that to Pichu's BST of 205).

So is there any real reason as to why Riolu is considered a baby Pokemon?

asked Oct 9, 2013 by MeloettaMelody

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Not sure really on this question but by baby Pokemon are you like kinda referring to this?;

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

If so, according to Bulbapedia;

Baby Pokémon can be classified as such by these four rules:
1. Can be obtainable by hatching an Egg.
2. Must be the lowest form in a family chain.
3. Must be able to evolve at least once.
4. In Undiscovered Egg Group.

^^More Similarities I suppose :P
Riolu fits those categories perfect so I suppose that's why? ;~;

Anyway, yeah most baby Pokemon were introduced after their first stage evolutions, with the exceptions of Riolu and Togepi.

answered Oct 9, 2013 by Sempiternus
selected Oct 9, 2013 by MeloettaMelody
That's a very good answer.