Riolu • Sword & Shield Pokédex

Riolu

Riolu
Sprite of Riolu in Pokémon HOME

Riolu's Type

FIGHTING

Riolu's Pokédex #s

National #
447
Galar #
298
Armor #
--
Crown #
134

Riolu's Base Stats

HP:
40
Attack:
70
Defense:
40
Sp. Atk:
35
Sp. Def:
40
Speed:
60
Total:
285

Misc. Info

Height:
2'4" (0.7m)
Weight:
44.5 lbs. (20.2 kg)
Gender Ratio:
Egg Groups:
Undiscovered
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,059,680
EV Yield:
1 Attack
Base EXP:
57
Catch Rate:
75
Base Happiness:
70

Riolu's Abilities

Here are what abilities Riolu can possibly have, along with their effects.
Steadfast
Raises Riolu's Speed by one stage whenever it flinches.
Inner Focus
Riolu cannot flinch.
Prankster
Riolu's status moves have their priority increased by one stage, but fail if used against a Dark-type Pokémon.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Riolu's weakness and resistance is to various types.
FLYING
PSYCHIC
FAIRY
½
BUG
ROCK
DARK

Riolu's Evolution Line

Below you'll find a list of all Pokémon Riolu evolves from or into, along with its evolution method.
Riolu
Riolu
starting form
Lucario
Lucario
level up w/ high happiness (Daytime only)

Riolu's Moves

Below is a list of all of the moves that Riolu can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Riolu learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Quick Attack
Has higher priority.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 30 One Target
1
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
4
Feint
Strikes first and breaks through the target's Protect-like moves.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
30 100% 10 One Target
8
Metal Claw
Has a 10% chance of raising Riolu's Attack by one stage.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
50 95% 35 One Target
12
Counter
Counters Physical-based damage received this turn.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 20 Counter
16
Work Up
Raises Riolu's Attack and Special Attack by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 30 User
20
Rock Smash
50% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
40 100% 15 One Target
24
Nasty Plot
Raises Riolu's Special Attack by two stages.
DARK
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
28
Screech
Lowers the target's Defense by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 85% 40 One Target
32
Quick Guard
Protects your team from moves that that have positive priority for the turn.
FIGHTING
STATUS
-- -- 15 User's Field
36
Force Palm
Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
60 100% 10 One Target
40
Swords Dance
Raises Riolu's Attack by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
44
Helping Hand
Increases the power of ally Pokémon's moves for the rest of the turn.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 Ally
48
Copycat
Copies the last used move of any Pokémon and uses it immediately.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
52
Final Gambit
Does damage equal to Riolu's remaining HP and then Riolu faints.
FIGHTING
SPECIAL
varies 100% 5 One Target
56
Reversal
Does more damage when Riolu's HP is low.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 15 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Riolu can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM00
Mega Punch
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
80 85% 20 One Target
TM01
Mega Kick
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
120 75% 5 One Target
TM04
Ice Punch
Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.
ICE
PHYSICAL
75 100% 15 One Target
TM05
Thunder Punch
Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.
ELECTRIC
PHYSICAL
75 100% 15 One Target
TM15
Dig
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target
TM16
Screech
Lowers the target's Defense by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 85% 40 One Target
TM21
Rest
Riolu restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM22
Rock Slide
Has a 30% chance of causing all nearby enemies to flinch.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
75 90% 10 Nearby Enemies
TM24
Snore
Can only be used while asleep. 30% chance of making the target flinch.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Protect
Protects Riolu from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM31
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM33
Rain Dance
Changes the weather to rainy for 5 turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM34
Sunny Day
Changes the weather to sunny for 5 turns.
FIRE
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM39
Facade
Does double damage if Riolu is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM40
Swift
Doesn't miss all nearby enemies.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 -- 20 Nearby Enemies
TM41
Helping Hand
Increases the power of ally Pokémon's moves for the rest of the turn.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 Ally
TM42
Revenge
Attacks last; if damaged this turn, hits for double damage.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
60 100% 10 One Target
TM43
Brick Break
Breaks the opponent's Light Screen or Reflect.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
75 100% 15 One Target
TM48
Rock Tomb
100% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
60 95% 15 One Target
TM57
Payback
Does double damage if Riolu attacks after the target.
DARK
PHYSICAL
50 100% 10 One Target
TM59
Fling
Throws Riolu's held item. Type and power depend on the item.
DARK
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 10 One Target
TM63
Drain Punch
Heals Riolu by half the damage dealt.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
75 100% 10 One Target
TM65
Shadow Claw
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
GHOST
PHYSICAL
70 100% 15 One Target
TM75
Low Sweep
Lowers the target's Speed by one stage.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
65 100% 20 One Target
TM76
Round
Deals double damage if Round has already been used and causes any other Pokémon using Round to use it immediately afterward.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 100% 15 One Target
TM79
Retaliate
Damage is doubled if one of your Pokémon fainted during the previous turn.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 5 One Target
TM81
Bulldoze
100% chance of lowering all nearby Pokémon's Speed by one stage.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
60 100% 20 All But Self

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Riolu can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area and other locations.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR00
Swords Dance
Raises Riolu's Attack by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TR07
Low Kick
Does more damage depending on how heavy the target is.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 20 One Target
TR10
Earthquake
Does double damage against targets using Dig.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
100 100% 10 All But Self
TR12
Agility
Raises Riolu's Speed by two stages.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 30 User
TR20
Substitute
Costs 25% of Riolu's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR21
Reversal
Does more damage when Riolu's HP is low.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 15 One Target
TR26
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR27
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Riolu's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR31
Iron Tail
30% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
100 75% 15 One Target
TR32
Crunch
20% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
DARK
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR41
Blaze Kick
10% chance of burning the target. Higher crit rate. (+1 stage.)
FIRE
PHYSICAL
85 90% 10 One Target
TR46
Iron Defense
Raises Riolu's Defense by two stages.
STEEL
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
TR48
Bulk Up
Raises Riolu's Attack and Defense by one stage.
FIGHTING
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TR57
Poison Jab
Has a 30% chance to poison the target.
POISON
PHYSICAL
80 100% 20 One Target
TR64
Focus Blast
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
FIGHTING
SPECIAL
120 70% 5 One Target
TR68
Nasty Plot
Raises Riolu's Special Attack by two stages.
DARK
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TR69
Zen Headbutt
Has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.
PSYCHIC
PHYSICAL
80 90% 15 One Target
TR85
Work Up
Raises Riolu's Attack and Special Attack by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 30 User

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Riolu can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage. Click the word EGG to find compatible breeding Pokémon to get that Egg Move onto Riolu.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Cross Chop
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
100 80% 5 One Target
EGG
Detect
Protects Riolu from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
FIGHTING
STATUS
-- -- 5 User
EGG
Bite
Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 25 One Target
EGG
Mind Reader
The next move used by Riolu will always hit the target.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 5 One Target
EGG
High Jump Kick
Riolu takes 50% max HP in recoil damage if High Jump Kick misses.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
130 90% 10 One Target
EGG
Vacuum Wave
Has higher priority.
FIGHTING
SPECIAL
40 100% 30 One Target
EGG
Bullet Punch
Has higher priority.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 30 One Target
EGG
Circle Throw
-6 priority. After doing damage, forces the foe to switch out, or ends wild battles.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
60 90% 10 One Target
EGG
Howl
Raises all allies' Attack by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 40 All Allies

Move Tutor Moves

Here are all of the moves that Riolu can learn from Move Tutors. Most of these require the Expansion Pass and can be found in the Isle of Armor's Dojo, costing some Armorite Ore to teach. However, there are a few moves that can be taught aside from this.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TUTOR
Coaching
Raises the Attack and Defense of Riolu's allies by one stage each.
FIGHTING
STATUS
-- -- 10 User

Riolu's Detailed Stats

Below you'll find a more detailed table containing Riolu's calculated stats, which are the stats that you actually see displayed in game. These are affected by a variety of things, such as level, Effort Values (EVs), Individual Values (IVs), and Riolu's Nature.

By default, the stats you see in the table below show four different possibilities, all assuming Riolu is level 100: its stats with 0 EVs, 252+ (max) EVs, 0 IVs, and 31 (max) IVs. Nature is not shown by default, so its maximum is 10% higher than shown here, and minium 10% lower.
Stats at
level 100
0 EVs 252+ EVs Base Stat
Min Max Min Max
HP
190 221 253 284 40
Attack
145 176 208 239 70
Defense
85 116 148 179 40
Sp. Atk
75 106 138 169 35
Sp. Def
85 116 148 179 40
Speed
125 156 188 219 60
Total
285

Where to Find Riolu

If you're looking for where to find Riolu, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Riolu in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently this does not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Riolu in the Wild

Giant's Cap

Overworld Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- -- -- 5% -- --
Lv. 28-30

Giant's Cap (Northwest Grass)

Overworld Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- -- -- 5% -- --
Lv. 28-30

Giant's Cap (Atop Cliffs)

Overworld Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- -- -- 5% -- --
Lv. 29-32

Roaring-Sea Caves

Overworld Encounters
Any Weather
5% Lv. 60-65

Pokédex Entries for Riolu

Generation 8 Pokédex Entries

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

Generation 7 Pokédex Entries

Sun
It can discern the physical and emotional states of people, Pokémon, and other natural things from the shape of their aura waves.
Moon
It's tough enough to run right through the night, and it's also a hard worker, but it's still just a youngster.
Ultra Sun
It knows how people and Pokémon feel by looking at their auras. It doesn't approach dangerous opponents.
Ultra Moon
It uses waves called auras to communicate with others of its kind. It doesn't make any noise during this time, so its enemies can't detect it.

Generation 6 Pokédex Entries

X Omega Ruby
It uses the shapes of auras, which change according to emotion, to communicate with others.
Y Alpha Sapphire
The aura that emanates from its body intensifies to alert others if it is afraid or sad.

Generation 5 Pokédex Entries

Black White
It has the peculiar power of being able to see emotions such as joy and rage in the form of waves.
Black 2 White 2
It uses the shapes of auras, which change according to emotion, to communicate with others.

Generation 4 Pokédex Entries

Diamond
The aura that emanates from its body intensifies to alert others if it is afraid or sad.
Pearl
Its body is lithe yet powerful. It can crest three mountains and cross two canyons in one night.
Platinum
It has the peculiar power of being able to see emotions such as joy and rage in the form of waves.
HeartGold SoulSilver
They communicate with one another using their auras. They are able to run all through the night.
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