Riolu

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

Pokédex data

National № 447
Type Fighting
Species Emanation Pokémon
Height 2′04″ (0.7 m)
Weight 44.5 lbs (20.2 kg)
Abilities 1. Steadfast
2. Inner Focus
Prankster (hidden ability)
Local № 115 (Diamond/Pearl)
115 (Platinum)
033 (Black 2/White 2)
062 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
279 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
377 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 57
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 25 (base 6,400 steps)

Base stats

HP 40
190 284
Attack 70
130 262
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 35
67 185
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 60
112 240
Total 285 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Riolu.

Evolution chart

(high Friendship, Daytime)

Riolu changes

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.
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.

Moves learned by Riolu

Moves learnt by level up

Riolu learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EndureNormal
1ForesightNormal
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
6CounterFighting 100
11FeintNormal 30 100
15Force PalmFighting 60 100
19CopycatNormal
24ScreechNormal 85
29ReversalFighting 100
47Nasty PlotDark
50Final GambitFighting 100

Egg moves

Riolu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Riolu egg moves page.

Move Tutor moves

Riolu can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Riolu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Riolu can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Riolu learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EndureNormal
1ForesightNormal
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
6CounterFighting 100
11FeintNormal 30 100
15Force PalmFighting 60 100
19CopycatNormal
24ScreechNormal 85
29ReversalFighting 100
47Nasty PlotDark
50Final GambitFighting 100

Egg moves

Riolu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Riolu egg moves page.

Moves learnt by TM

Riolu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Riolu can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

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 Riolu  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Riolu Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Riolu Shiny sprite from Black & White Riolu Shiny sprite from X & Y Riolu Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Poni Grove

Other languages

English Riolu
Japanese リオル (Riolu)
German Riolu
French Riolu

Name origin

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