Pokemon
Regular
Shiny
Riolu
Fighting Type
Emanation Pokémon
Hisuian Pokedex: #223

Pokemon Legends Arceus Riolu is a Fighting Type Emanation Pokémon with a Medium Slow growth rate and a 1 Attack EV Yield. Riolu can be found with Steadfast, Inner Focus and Prankster as an Ability; we recommend the Adamant Nature, based on 285 total combined Base Stats in PLA.

Navigate this Riolu Guide using the links below.

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).

Riolu Stats
Rank Stat Value
F
HP
40
D
Attack
70
F
Defense
40
F
Special Attack
35
F
Special Defense
40
E
Speed
60
F
Total
285
Riolu Details
Riolu Detail
Best Nature
Adamant
+10% Attack
-10% Special Attack
Liked Foods
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Catch Rate75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Undiscovered
Riolu Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Steadfast
Raises Speed each time the Pokémon flinches.
Ability 2
Inner Focus
Inner Focus prevents the Pokémon from flinching, for example when attacked by a move like Headbutt.
Hidden Ability
Prankster
Prankster increases the priority of status moves by +1.

How To Evolve Riolu in Pokemon Legends Arceus

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

Riolu Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Riolu
Fighting Type
high Friendship, Daytime
Lucario
Fighting TypeSteel Type
Riolu Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Riolu
285
40
70
35
40
40
60
Stat Change
+240
+30
+40
+80
+30
+30
+30
Lucario
525
70
110
115
70
70
90

Where To Find Riolu Locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus

List of Locations where you can find and catch Riolu in PLA.

Riolu has 1 spawn locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 54 - 56 Riolu, within the Icebound Falls location via Mass Outbreaks.

Alabaster Icelands Riolu Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Riolu
Fighting Type
Lv. 24 - 50
Alabaster Icelands
Arena's Approach
On Land
Very Rare
Riolu
Fighting Type
Lv. 24 - 50
Alabaster Icelands
Icebound Falls
On Land
Rare
Riolu
Fighting Type
Lv. 24 - 50
Alabaster Icelands
Snowfall Hot Spring
On Land
Very Rare
Lucario
Fighting TypeSteel Type
Lv. 47 - 50
Alabaster Icelands
Arena's Approach
On Land
Very Rare
Lucario
Fighting TypeSteel Type
Lv. 47 - 50
Alabaster Icelands
Icebound Falls
On Land
Very Common
Lucario
Fighting TypeSteel Type
Lv. 47 - 50
Alabaster Icelands
Snowfall Hot Spring
On Land
Very Rare
Riolu
Fighting Type
Lv. 54 - 56
Alabaster Icelands
Icebound Falls
Mass Outbreaks
Very Common

Pokemon LA 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.

Riolu Type Weakness
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?

Riolu Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Landorus Therian
Ground Type
Flying Type
S
Shaymin Sky
Grass Type
Flying Type
S
Cresselia
Psychic Type
S
Landorus
Ground Type
Flying Type
S
Uxie
Psychic Type

What pokemon is Riolu Strong Against?

Riolu Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Darkrai
Dark Type
S
Hisuian Arcanine
Fire Type
Rock Type
A
Rhyperior
Ground Type
Rock Type
A
Hisuian Samurott
Water Type
Dark Type
B
Umbreon
Dark Type

How To Complete Riolu Research Tasks in PLA

Research Task Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Task 6 Task 7
Number caught1241015
Number of you've defeated with Flying-type moves124610
Times you have seen it use Rock Smash1361225
Times you've given it food12345
Times you've stunned it by using items135710
Number you've evolved1

Best Riolu Moves in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Best Moveset for Riolu Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Riolu Best Moves
Level Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
47
Close Combat
Physical
180
100 5 Lowers user's Defense and Special Defense.
21
Aura Sphere
Special
120
20 Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
29
Crunch
Physical
80
100 15 May lower opponent's Defense.
9
Bite
Physical
60
100 25 May cause flinching.
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 Bold
Red Text
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Riolu Level Up Moves in PLA

List of Moves Riolu can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Legends Arceus. Level Requirements within (#) are the Level you (Master) the move at; this allows you to use the move in Agile and Strong Stance.

Riolu Level Up Moves
Level Move Description
1
(9)
Rock Smash
Fighting Type
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
5
(14)
Bullet Punch
Steel Type
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

User attacks first.
9
(18)
Bite
Dark Type
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

May cause flinching.
15
(25)
Iron Defense
Steel Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Sharply raises user's Defense.
21
(31)
Aura Sphere
Fighting Type
Power:
120
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
29
(40)
Crunch
Dark Type
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
37
(48)
Bulk Up
Fighting Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Attack and Defense.
47
(59)
Close Combat
Fighting Type
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

Lowers user's Defense and Special Defense.
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Riolu Move Shop Attacks in PLA

List of Moves Riolu can learn from the Move Shop.

Riolu Move Shop Moves
Move Shop Description
Rock Smash
Fighting Type
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
Bulldoze
Ground Type
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
Swift
Normal Type
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
Focus Energy
Normal Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Increases critical hit ratio.
Bulk Up
Fighting Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Attack and Defense.
Rest
Psychic Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
Thunder Punch
Electric Type
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
Ice Punch
Ice Type
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May freeze opponent.
Drain Punch
Fighting Type
Power:
112.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
Poison Jab
Poison Type
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May poison the opponent.
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Type
Power: 80
Acc: 90
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
Rock Slide
Rock Type
Power: 75
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
Shadow Claw
Ghost Type
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
Iron Tail
Steel Type
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
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Pokemon similar to Riolu based on Fighting Type
Similar Fighting Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
A
Infernape-Pokemon-Image
Infernape
FIRE-Type FIGHTING-Type 534 76 104 104 71 71 108
A
Hisuian Decidueye-Pokemon-Image
Hisuian Decidueye
GRASS-Type FIGHTING-Type 530 88 112 95 80 95 60
B
Lucario-Pokemon-Image
Lucario
FIGHTING-Type STEEL-Type 525 70 110 115 70 70 90
B
Gallade-Pokemon-Image
Gallade
PSYCHIC-Type FIGHTING-Type 518 68 125 65 65 115 80
B
Sneasler-Pokemon-Image
Sneasler
POISON-Type FIGHTING-Type 510 80 130 40 60 80 120
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