Regular
Shiny
Riolu
Fighting Type
Emanation Pokémon
National Pokedex: #447

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet 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 Pokemon SV.

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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
Nature Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Dry
Liked Foods
Catch Rate75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Undiscovered
EV Yield1 Attack
Growth RateMedium Slow
Egg Cycles25 (6,169–6,425 steps)
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 Scarlet & Violet

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 Scarlet & Violet

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

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
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
A
Florges
Fairy Type

What pokemon is Riolu Strong Against?

Riolu Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Tyranitar
Rock Type
Dark Type
B
Zoroark
Dark Type

Best Riolu Moves in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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
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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
B
Lucario-Pokemon-Image
Lucario
FIGHTING-Type STEEL-Type 525 70 110 115 70 70 90
F
Riolu-Pokemon-Image
Riolu
FIGHTING-Type 285 40 70 35 40 40 60
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