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Pokemon Sword and Shield Riolu

Pokemon Sword and Shield Riolu is a Fighting Type Emanation Pokémon, which makes it weak against Flying, Psychic, Fairy type moves. You can find and catch Riolu in Giant's Cap - Area 2 with a 5% chance to appear during Snowstorm weather. The Max IV Stats of Riolu are 40 HP, 70 Attack, 35 SP Attack, 40 Defense, 40 SP Defense, and 60 Speed.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Riolu
Regular
Shiny
Riolu Galar Pokedex ID: 298

List of Riolu Max IV Stats in Pokemon SW SH.

StatAmountBar Graph
Total285
HP40
Attack70
Defense40
Special Attack35
Special Defense40
Speed60

Based on this pokemon's stats we consider the best nature for Riolu to have is Adamant, this will increase it's Attack and decrease it's Sp. Atk stats.

Riolu Abilities

Ability Type Effect
SteadfastNormal
Inner FocusNormal
PranksterHidden

Sword Pokedex Entry

It’s exceedingly energetic, with enough stamina to keep running all through the night. Taking it for walks can be a challenging experience.

Shield Pokedex Entry

It can use waves called auras to gauge how others are feeling. These same waves can also tell this Pokémon about the state of the environment.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Riolu Evolutions

How do i evolve Riolu in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Pokemon Sword and Shield Riolu evolves into Lucario with a high Friendship, Daytime.

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high Friendship, Daytime
Lucario
Pokemon CP Atk Def Sp Atk Sp Def Hp Spd
Riolu
285704035404060
Lucario
52511070115707090

Riolu Locations in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Where do i find and how to get Riolu?

A popular spawn location you can find Riolu is in the Giant's Cap - Area 2 area with a 5% chance to spawn during Snowstorm weather.

Overworld Spawns (Visible in-game)

Pokemon Location Weather Spawn Lvl
Giant's Cap - Area 2
5%28 - 30
Giant's Cap - Area 3
5%29 - 32
Giant's Cap
5%28 - 30
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Pokemon Sword and Shield Riolu Raids

Where do i find Riolu Raids?

You can find Riolu raids in the following locations: Dusty Bowl, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, North Lake Miloch, Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness.

You can Click/Tap the links below to view where to find Riolu Raid Spawn Locations in Pokemon Sw and Sh.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Riolu Weakness

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

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

What pokemon is Riolu Weak Against?

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2 CP

What pokemon is Riolu Strong Against?

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2 CP
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Pokemon SW and SH Riolu Moves List

What moves can Riolu learn from TMs, TRs, and Leveling?

Riolu can learn the fighting type move Reversal at level 56. This Physical move The lower the user's HP, the higher the power. Bolded Pow numbers are adjusted for this pokemon's Fighting type +50% STAB damage.

Riolu Level Up Moves

Lvl Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
01Quick AttackPhysical4010030User attacks first.
01EndureStatus10Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
04FeintPhysical3010010Only hits if opponent uses Protect or Detect in the same turn.
08Metal ClawPhysical509535May raise user's Attack.
12CounterPhysical10020When hit by a Physical Attack, user strikes back with 2x power.
16Work UpStatus30Raises user's Attack and Special Attack.
20Rock SmashPhysical6010015May lower opponent's Defense.
24Nasty PlotStatus20Sharply raises user's Special Attack.
28ScreechStatus8540Sharply lowers opponent's Defense.
32Quick GuardStatus15Protects the user's team from high-priority moves.
36Force PalmPhysical9010010May paralyze opponent.
40Swords DanceStatus20Sharply raises user's Attack.
44Helping HandStatus20In Double Battles, boosts the power of the partner's move.
48CopycatStatus20Copies opponent's last move.
52Final GambitSpecial1005Inflicts damage equal to the user's remaining HP. User faints.
56ReversalPhysical10015The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.

TM Moves Riolu can learn

TM Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
TM00Mega PunchPhysical808520
TM01Mega KickPhysical120755
TM04Ice PunchPhysical7510015May freeze opponent.
TM05Thunder PunchPhysical7510015May paralyze opponent.
TM15DigPhysical8010010Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM16ScreechStatus8540Sharply lowers opponent's Defense.
TM21RestStatus10User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM22Rock SlidePhysical759010May cause flinching.
TM24SnoreSpecial5010015Can only be used if asleep. May cause flinching.
TM25ProtectStatus10Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM31AttractStatus10015If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM33Rain DanceStatus5Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM34Sunny DayStatus5Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM39FacadePhysical7010020Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM40SwiftSpecial6020Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM41Helping HandStatus20In Double Battles, boosts the power of the partner's move.
TM42RevengePhysical9010010Power increases if user was hit first.
TM43Brick BreakPhysical112.510015Breaks through Reflect and Light Screen barriers.
TM48Rock TombPhysical609515Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM57PaybackPhysical5010010Power doubles if the user was attacked first.
TM59FlingPhysical10010Power depends on held item.
TM63Drain PunchPhysical112.510010User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
TM65Shadow ClawPhysical7010015High critical hit ratio.
TM75Low SweepPhysical97.510020Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM76RoundSpecial6010015Power increases if teammates use it in the same turn.
TM79RetaliatePhysical701005Inflicts double damage if a teammate fainted on the last turn.
TM81BulldozePhysical6010020Lowers opponent's Speed.

Riolu TR Moves

TR Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
TR00Swords DanceStatus20Sharply raises user's Attack.
TR07Low KickPhysical10020The heavier the opponent, the stronger the attack.
TR10EarthquakePhysical10010010Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TR12AgilityStatus30Sharply raises user's Speed.
TR20SubstituteStatus10Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TR21ReversalPhysical10015The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.
TR26EndureStatus10Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TR27Sleep TalkStatus10User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TR31Iron TailPhysical1007515May lower opponent's Defense.
TR32CrunchPhysical8010015May lower opponent's Defense.
TR41Blaze KickPhysical859010High critical hit ratio. May burn opponent.
TR46Iron DefenseStatus15Sharply raises user's Defense.
TR48Bulk UpStatus20Raises user's Attack and Defense.
TR57Poison JabPhysical8010020May poison the opponent.
TR64Focus BlastSpecial180705May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TR68Nasty PlotStatus20Sharply raises user's Special Attack.
TR69Zen HeadbuttPhysical809015May cause flinching.
TR85Work UpStatus30Raises user's Attack and Special Attack.

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