Find out everything there is to know about Riolu in our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Pokédex. You'll find its evolutions, stats, EVs, attacks, talents and more.

Riolu

Riolu (eng)
Regional: #163 National: # 447

Type

Catch rate

75

Given EVs

1 Atk

Hatching

not

Talents

Steadfast

Increases Speed when the Pokémon is scared.
The Pokémon's determination boosts its Speed stat every time it flinches.

Inner Focus

Prevents the Pokémon from being scared.
The Pokémon's intense focus prevents it from flinching or being affected by Intimidate.

Prankster (Hidden)

Use status attacks first.
Gives priority to the Pokémon's status moves.

capture locations

Encounter Rate: 10%
Minimum Level: 12
Maximum Level: 40
Biome: Mountain (20%), Grass (20%)
Area: South Province (Area Four)
Location: None
Time: Morning, Noon, Evening, Night
Version: Scarlet, Violet
Item: None

developments

Condition: FAMILIARITY_HIGH_NOON - Level: 0

Attacks learned by levelling up

GradeLast NameTypeCategoryPowerAccuracyPPEffects
Quick AttackQuick Attack Normal Physics4010030The user lunges at the target to inflict damage, moving at blinding speed. This move always goes first.
Lv. 1Endure Normal Status010110The user endures any attack with at least 1 HP. This move's chance of failing rises if used in succession.
Lv. 1Fake Normal Physics3010010This attack can hit a target using a move such as Protect or Detect. This also lifts the effects of those moves.
Lv. 4Metal Claw Steel Physics509535The target is raked with steel claws. This may also boost the user's Attack stat.
Lv. 8Counter Fight Physics110020A retaliatory attack that countsers any physical move, inflicting double the damage taken.
Lev. 12Work Up Normal Status010130The user is roused, and its Attack and Sp. Atk stats are boosted.
Lev. 16Rock Smash Fight Physics4010015The user attacks with a punch. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.
Lev. 20Vacuum Wave Fight Special4010030The user whirls its fists to send a wave of pure vacuum at the target. This move always goes first.
Lev. 24Screech Normal Status08540An earsplitting screech harshly lowers the target's Defense stat.
Lev. 28Quick Guard Fight Status010115The user protects itself and its allies from priority moves.
Lev. 32Force Palm Fight Physics6010010The target is attacked with a shock wave. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Lev. 36Swords Dance Normal Status010120A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. This sharply boosts the user's Attack stat.
Lev. 40Helping Hand Normal Status010120The user assists an ally by boosting the power of that ally's attack.
Lev. 44Copycat Normal Status010120The user mimics the move used immediately before it. This move fails if no other move has been used yet.
Lev. 48Final Gambit Fight Special11005The user risks everything to attack the target. The user faints but inflicts damage equal to its own HP.
Lev. 52Reversal Fight Physics110015An all-out attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.

Attacks learned by CT

CTLast NameTypeCategoryPowerAccuracyPPEffects
69Ice Punch Ice Physics7510015The target is attacked with an icy punch. This may also leave the target frozen.
68Thunder Punch Elektrik Physics7510015The target is attacked with an electrified punch. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
88Swords Dance Normal Status010120A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. This sharply boosts the user's Attack stat.
1Take Down Normal Physics908520A reckless full-body charge attack for slamming into the target. This also damages the user a little.
12Low Kick Fight Physics110020A powerful low kick that makes the target fall over. The heavier the target, the greater the move's power.
149Earthquake Soil Physics10010010The user sets off an earthquake that strikes every Pokémon around it.
55Dig Soil Physics8010010The user burrows into the ground on the first turn, then attacks on the next turn.
4Agility Psy Status010130The user relaxes and lightens its body to move faster. This sharply boosts its Speed stat.
32Swift Normal Special6010120Star-shaped rays are shot at opposing Pokémon. This attack never misses.
85Rest Psy Status01015The user goes to sleep for two turns. This fully restores the user's HP and cures any status conditions.
86Rock Slide Roche Physics759010Large boulders are hurled at opposing Pokémon to inflict damage. This may also make the opposing Pokémon flinch.
103Substitute Normal Status010110The user creates a substitute for itself using some of its own HP. The substitute serves as the user's decoy.
134Reversal Fight Physics110015An all-out attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.
7Protect Normal Status010110This move enables the user to protect itself from all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
47Endure Normal Status010110The user endures any attack with at least 1 HP. This move's chance of failing rises if used in succession.
70Sleep Talk Normal Status010110The user randomly uses one of the moves it knows. This move can only be used while the user is asleep.
31Metal Claw Steel Physics509535The target is raked with steel claws. This may also boost the user's Attack stat.
50Rain Dance Water Status01015The user summons a heavy rain that falls for five turns, powering up Water-type attacks. The rain also lowers the power of Fire-type attacks.
49Sunny Day Fire Status01015The user intensifies the sun for five turns, powering up Fire-type attacks. The sunlight also lowers the power of Water-type attacks.
108Crunch Darkness Physics8010015The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.
25Facade Normal Physics7010020This move's power is doubled if the user is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
130Helping Hand Normal Status010120The user assists an ally by boosting the power of that ally's attack.
58Brick Break Fight Physics7510015The user attacks with a swift chop. This move can also break barriers, such as Light Screen and Reflect.
36Rock Tomb Roche Physics609515The user hurls boulders at the target to inflict damage. This also lowers the target's Speed stat by cutting off its movement.
27Aerial Ace Flight Physics6010120The user confounds the target with speed, then slashes. This attack never misses.
64Bulk Up Fight Status010120The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, boosting its Attack and Defense stats.
167Close Combat Fight Physics1201005The user fights the target up close, inflicting damage without guarding itself. This also lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def stats.
43Fling Darkness Physics110010The user flings its held item at the target to attack. This move's power and effects depend on the item.
83Poison Jab Poison Physics8010020The target is stabbed with a tentacle, an arm, or the like steeped in poison. This may also poison the target.
73Drain Punch Fight Physics7510010The user attacks with an energy-draining punch. The user's HP is restored by up to half the damage taken by the target.
158Focus Blast Fight Special120705The user heightens its mental focus and unleashes its power. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
140Nasty Plot Darkness Status010120The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. This sharply boosts the user's Sp. Atk stat.
61Shadow Claw Spectre Physics7010015The user attacks by slashing the target with a sharp claw made from shadows. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
59Zen Headbutt Psy Physics809015The user focuses its willpower to its head and attacks the target. This may also make the target flinch.
39Low Sweep Fight Physics6510020The user makes a swift attack on the target's legs, which lowers the target's Speed stat.
28Bulldoze Soil Physics6010020The user strikes everything around it by stomping down on the ground. This lowers the Speed stats of those hit.
171Tera Blast Normal Unknown8010010If the user has Terastallized, it unleashes energy of its Tera Type. This move inflicts damage using the Attack or Sp. Atk stat-whichever is higher for the user.
20Trailblaze Plant Physics5010020The user attacks suddenly as if leaping out from tall grass. The user's nimble footwork boosts its Speed stat.
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