Riolu is a Fighting-Type Pokemon featured in Scarlet & Violet that looks like a dog. It features a Blue Body with Dark Accents, Riolu is a Pokemon with pretty average stats in the game and to evolve it into Lucario might be a leg-work. In this guide, we will provide all the details about how to find Riolu and evolve it into Lucario.
How to find Riolu
Riolu is a very rare Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, it can be found in the South Province Area Four.
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet features Meals & Sandwiches. Upon eating a specific Sandwich, you can increase the Encounter Power of certain types of Pokemon. Sandwich shops can be found throughout Paldea. One of them can be found in Medali and another in Cortendo.
Upon entering the shop, you need to buy a sandwich that has Encounter Power for Fighting Pokemon as Riolu is a fighting type, Eat the sandwich to increase your chances of finding Riolu in the Southwestern Region of Paldea.
How to Evolve Riolu into Lucario
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet features a Friendship Mechanic, and in the case of Riolu, you need to raise the Friendship Level with Riolu to evolve it. You can do the following actions to level up your Friendship with Riolu.
- When you catch Riolu the first time, catch it with a Friend Ball or a Luxury Ball
- Walking with Riolu would also increase the Friendship Level.
- Increase Riolu Level
- Making Riolu hold a Soothe Bell would increase the Friendship Level, Soothe Ball can be purchased for 5000 Poke Dollars at Delibird Presents Shop located in Mesagoza, Cascarrafa.
- Lastly, Washing Riolu and having a Picnic with him would also increase the Friendship Level.
To check the Friendship level, head to the middle area of Cascarrafa, and talk to the NPC girl.
When your Friendship reaches the highest level with Riolu, Level it up during the Daytime and it will evolve into Lucario.