Riolu Stats

Riolu highest IV stat is Attack (70) and the lowest being Special Attack (35).

Rank Value Stat
F
40
HP
D
70
Atk
F
40
Def
F
35
Sp.Atk
F
40
Sp.Def
E
60
Speed
F
285
Total

Riolu Guide

Riolu has a 1 Attack EV Yield, which means the best nature to have with Riolu is a Adamant nature due to the highest IV stat being Attack.

Riolu Detail
Wild Held ItemNone
Wild Material Drops
Best Nature
Adamant
+10% Attack
-10% Special Attack
Weak To
2x
2x
2x
Resistance To
1/2
1/2
1/2
Catch Rate75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
EV Yield1 Attack

How To Evolve Riolu in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Riolu Regular Evolution requires high Friendship, Daytime to evolve into Lucario.

    Riolu Regular Evolution
  1. #163
    Riolu
  2. high Friendship, Daytime
  3. #164
    Lucario

The Riolu Regular Evolution biggest stat increase will be the SpAtk stat.

Evolutions Total HP Atk Def Sp.Atk Sp.Def Speed
Riolu
285
40
70
40
35
40
60
Stat Increase
+240
+30
+40
+30
+80
+30
+30
Lucario
525
70
110
70
115
70
90
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Where To Find Riolu Locations in Pokemon SV

Riolu has 2 spawn locations in pokemon scarlet and violet. You can find the evolved form Lucario appearing at level 45 - 65, within the South Province (Area Four), South Province (Area Six), North Province (Area One), North Province (Area Two) location.

Riolu Locations

Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Rare
10%
Mountain (20%) Biome
Grass (20%) Biome
Riolu
Lv. 12 - 40
Very Rare
1%
Rocky (3%) Biome
Mountain (3%) Biome
Lucario
Lv. 45 - 65

Pokemon SV 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 Chart
Damage Taken Types
+400%
Damage From
+200%
Damage From
Flying
2x
Psychic
2x
Fairy
2x
-50%
Less Damage From
Rock
1/2
Bug
1/2
Dark
1/2
-75%
Less Damage From
Immune
to Damage From

What pokemon is Riolu Weak Against?
Increased Damage
Tier Pokemon Damage Taken Based on Move Type
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%
A
+200%
A
+200%
A
+200%

What pokemon is Riolu Resistant Against?
Reduced Damage
Tier Pokemon Damage Taken Based on Move Type
S
-50%
S
-50%
S
-50%
S
-50%
S
-50%
S
-50%
S
-50%
S
-50%
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Best Moves for Riolu in Scarlet and Violet

Riolu Best Moves to use when choosing a Moveset, includes leveling moves such as Metal Claw and TM Moves like Brick Break, and Drain Punch.

Unlock Move Description
Egg
High Jump Kick
Fighting
Tier:
S Tier
Power:
130
Acc:
90
PP:
10
Physical
Effect:
The target is attacked with a knee kick from a jump. If this move misses, the user takes damage instead.
Close Combat
Fighting
Tier:
A Tier
Power:
120
Acc:
100
PP:
5
Physical
Effect:
The user fights the target up close, inflicting damage without guarding itself. This also lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def stats.
Focus Blast
Fighting
Tier:
A Tier
Power:
120
Acc:
70
PP:
5
Special
Effect:
The user heightens its mental focus and unleashes its power. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
Egg
Cross Chop
Fighting
Tier:
B Tier
Power:
100
Acc:
80
PP:
5
Physical
Effect:
The user delivers a double chop with its forearms crossed. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
Brick Break
Fighting
Tier:
C Tier
Power:
75
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Physical
Effect:
The user attacks with a swift chop. This move can also break barriers, such as Light Screen and Reflect.

List of Riolu Moves in

Riolu can learn 16 Moves from Leveling Up and 36 TM Moves. Moves like Reversal which, Riolu will learn by reaching level 56. You can also learn TM tutor moves such as Brick Break, Drain Punch and Crunch.

Riolu Level Up Moves

List of the 16 Moves Riolu can learn from leveling up.

Lv Move Description
Lv.1
Endure
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
10
Status
Effect:
The user endures any attack with at least 1 HP. This move's chance of failing rises if used in succession.
Lv.1
Quick Attack
Normal
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
40
Acc:
100
PP:
30
Physical
Effect:
The user lunges at the target to inflict damage, moving at blinding speed. This move always goes first.
Lv.4
Feint
Normal
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
30
Acc:
100
PP:
10
Physical
Effect:
This attack can hit a target using a move such as Protect or Detect. This also lifts the effects of those moves.
Lv.8
Metal Claw
Steel
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
50
Acc:
95
PP:
35
Physical
Effect:
The target is raked with steel claws. This may also boost the user's Attack stat.
Lv.12
Counter
Fighting
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
1
Acc:
100
PP:
20
Physical
Effect:
A retaliatory attack that counters any physical move, inflicting double the damage taken.
Lv.16
Work Up
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
30
Status
Effect:
The user is roused, and its Attack and Sp. Atk stats are boosted.
Lv.20
Rock Smash
Fighting
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
40
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Physical
Effect:
The user attacks with a punch. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.
Lv.24
Vacuum Wave
Fighting
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
40
Acc:
100
PP:
30
Special
Effect:
The user whirls its fists to send a wave of pure vacuum at the target. This move always goes first.
Lv.28
Screech
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
85
PP:
40
Status
Effect:
An earsplitting screech harshly lowers the target's Defense stat.
Lv.32
Quick Guard
Fighting
Tier:
? Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
15
Status
Effect:
The user protects itself and its allies from priority moves.
Lv.36
Force Palm
Fighting
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
60
Acc:
100
PP:
10
Physical
Effect:
The target is attacked with a shock wave. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Lv.40
Swords Dance
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
20
Status
Effect:
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. This sharply boosts the user's Attack stat.
Lv.44
Helping Hand
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
20
Status
Effect:
The user assists an ally by boosting the power of that ally's attack.
Lv.48
Copycat
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
20
Status
Effect:
The user mimics the move used immediately before it. This move fails if no other move has been used yet.
Lv.52
Final Gambit
Fighting
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
1
Acc:
100
PP:
5
Special
Effect:
The user risks everything to attack the target. The user faints but inflicts damage equal to its own HP.
Lv.56
Reversal
Fighting
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
1
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Physical
Effect:
An all-out attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.