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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Riolu

Riolu
Emanation Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Riolu is a Fighting Type Emanation Pokémon, with a 9.8% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Riolu can be found with Steadfast, Inner Focus and Prankster as an Ability and has a Medium Slow growth rate with a 1 Attack EV Yield. We recommend the Adamant Nature, based on 285 combined Base Stats.

Riolu Stats and Abilities

Based on Riolu Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Riolu Highest IV Stat is Attack 70 and the Lowest being Special Attack 35.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP40190284
E
Attack70130262
F
Defense4076196
F
Special Attack3567185
F
Special Defense4076196
E
Speed60112240
F
Total285
Riolu Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Adamant
+10% Attack
-10% Special Attack
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Dry
EV Yield1 Attack
Growth RateMedium Slow
Catch Rate75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsUndiscovered
Egg Cycles25 (6,169–6,425 steps)
Abilities Description
Steadfast
Ability 1
Raises Speed each time the Pokémon flinches.
Inner Focus
Ability 2
Inner Focus prevents the Pokémon from flinching, for example when attacked by a move like Headbutt.
Prankster
Hidden Ability
Prankster increases the priority of status moves by +1.

How To Evolve Riolu in BDSP

Riolu requires (high Friendship, Daytime) to evolve into Lucario.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Riolu
high Friendship, Daytime
Lucario

Where To Find Riolu in BDSP

How To Get Riolu Egg In Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Riolu is a Fighting Type Pokemon that evolves into Lucario when leveling up with high friendship during the day.

Location: Iron Island

  1. Be sure you have an open slot in your party.
  2. Go to Canalave City.
  3. Get on the ferry to Iron Island.
  4. Head through the cave until you find and meet Riley.
  5. Work with Riley to defeat the Team Galactic grunts at the end of the cave.
  6. Afterward, Riley will offer you a Pokemon Egg; take it.
  7. After walking for long enough, the egg will hatch into a Riolu.

Riolu has 1 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 1 Riolu, within the Iron Island location using the Gift method.

Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Iron Island
5 - 1%
Riolu
Lv. 1

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Riolu Weakness

Riolu is a Fighting Type pokemon. This will cause Riolu to take More Damage from Flying, Psychic, Fairy Type Moves, and Less Damage from Rock, Bug, Dark Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Flying
Psychic
Fairy
0.5x
Less Damage
Rock
Bug
Dark
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Riolu Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Mewtwo
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
S
Dragonite

What pokemon is Riolu Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Tyranitar
S
Darkrai
S
Regirock
A
Rhyperior
A
Aggron
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Best Moves Riolu in BDSP

Best Moveset for Riolu Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
36
Force Palm
Physical
90
100 10 May paralyze opponent.
8
Metal Claw
Physical
50
95 35 May raise user's Attack.
1
Quick Attack
Physical
40
100 30 User attacks first.
20
Rock Smash
Physical
60
100 15 May lower opponent's Defense.

Best Moveset for Riolu TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM01
Focus Punch
Physical
225
100 20 If the user is hit before attacking, it flinches instead.
TM52
Focus Blast
Special
180
70 5 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM26
Earthquake
Physical
100
100 10 Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM23
Iron Tail
Physical
100
75 15 May lower opponent's Defense.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Riolu Level Up Moves

List of Moves Riolu can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Quick Attack
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

User attacks first.
1
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
4
Feint
Power: 30
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Only hits if opponent uses Protect or Detect in the same turn.
8
Metal Claw
Power: 50
Acc: 95
PP: 35
Physical

May raise user's Attack.
12
Counter
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

When hit by a Physical Attack, user strikes back with 2x power.
16
Work Up
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Raises user's Attack and Special Attack.
20
Rock Smash
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
24
Nasty Plot
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Special Attack.
28
Screech
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 40
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Defense.
32
Quick Guard
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Protects the user's team from high-priority moves.
36
Force Palm
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
40
Swords Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Attack.
44
Helping Hand
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In Double Battles, boosts the power of the partner's move.
48
Copycat
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Copies opponent's last move.
52
Final Gambit
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Special

Inflicts damage equal to the user's remaining HP. User faints.
56
Reversal
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.
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Riolu TM Moves

List of Moves Riolu can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM01
Focus Punch
Power:
225
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

If the user is hit before attacking, it flinches instead.
TM05
Roar
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
TM08
Bulk Up
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Attack and Defense.
TM10
Work Up
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Raises user's Attack and Special Attack.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM23
Iron Tail
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM26
Earthquake
Power: 100
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM27
Low Sweep
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM28
Dig
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM31
Brick Break
Power:
112.5
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

Breaks through Reflect and Light Screen barriers.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power: 60
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM52
Focus Blast
Power:
180
Acc: 70
PP: 5
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM56
Fling
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power depends on held item.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM60
Drain Punch
Power:
112.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
TM63
Nasty Plot
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Special Attack.
TM65
Shadow Claw
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
TM66
Payback
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if the user was attacked first.
TM75
Swords Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Attack.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power: 75
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM84
Poison Jab
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May poison the opponent.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM98
Rock Smash
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
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Riolu Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Riolu can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Cross Chop
Power:
150
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
Detect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
Bite
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

May cause flinching.
Mind Reader
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

User's next attack is guaranteed to hit.
High Jump Kick
Power:
195
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

If it misses, the user loses half their HP.
Vacuum Wave
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Special

User attacks first.
Bullet Punch
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

User attacks first.
Circle Throw
Power:
90
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
Howl
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 40
Status

Raises user's Attack.
Agility
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
Crunch
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
Low Kick
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

The heavier the opponent, the stronger the attack.
Iron Defense
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Sharply raises user's Defense.
Blaze Kick
Power: 85
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

High critical hit ratio. May burn opponent.
Follow Me
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In Double Battle, the user takes all the attacks.
Meteor Mash
Power: 90
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May raise user's Attack.
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