Riolu

Riolu is a Fighting type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Emanation Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Diamond The aura that emanates from its body intensifies to alert others if it is afraid or sad.
Pearl Its body is lithe 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
SoulSilver
They communicate with one another using their auras. They are able to run all through the night.
Black
White
It has the peculiar power of being able to see emotions such as joy and rage in the form of waves.
Black 2
White 2
It uses the shapes of auras, which change according to emotion, to communicate with others.
X
Omega Ruby
It uses the shapes of auras, which change according to emotion, to communicate with others.
Y
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.

Evolution chart

Riolu
#447
Riolu
Fighting

(Happiness, Daytime)
Lucario
#448
Lucario
Fighting · Steel

Name origin

orichalcum
an ancient, mythical metal (‘Riolu’ is the Japanese syllables switched around)

Moves learned by Riolu

Riolu sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Riolu  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Riolu  sprite from Black & White Riolu  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Riolu Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Riolu Shiny sprite from Black & White Riolu Shiny sprite from X & Y

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Where to find Riolu

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Iron Island
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Challenger's Cave
Black 2
White 2
Floccesy Ranch
X
Y
Route 22
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Poni Grove