Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have been huge successes since their arrival in November 2020, ushering in a new era of Pokemon games. One of the most sought-after monsters included in the game is Riolu and its evolved form Lucario. This guide will show you how to get these two unique Pokemon.
Where to Find Riolu
In order to get Riolu, players need to travel to the snowy region of Crown Tundra. It can be found roaming around near certain tall grass patches and rustling foliage. Players may also come across some during certain parts of the game, such as open world Max Raid Battles or post-game content. As an added bonus, players can find Shiny variants of Riolu while exploring the wilds of Crown Tundra.
Riolu is a Fighting-type Pokemon with several unique abilities. Its Inner Focus ability makes it resistant to status effects such as Sleep and paralysis, while its Keen Eye ensures it never misses an attack. Its hidden ability was unlocked for this version too—Prankster allows it access to powerful support moves like Helping Hand or Encore.
Evolving Riolu into Lucario
To evolve Riolu into Lucario, players need a high level of friendship with their monster. They can increase friendship levels by participating in activities with them such as feeding them Curries from the Curry Dex, playing catch or petting them daily. Once Friendship levels reach three hearts or higher, they can use a special Evolution Stone called a Lucarionite to make it evolve.
Lucario is one of the most popular Fighting-type Pokemon due to its impressive stats and abilities. Its steel-typed aura sphere allows it access to powerful Steel attacks