How to get Riolu in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

It's one of kind.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have a lot of Pokemon that the player can find and catch. Many are encountered randomly in the wild, but some can only be caught in specific ways. One such Pokemon is Riolu.

To get Riolu in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl you will have to find Riley. This NPC trainer is the only way to obtain Riolu in the game without trading it from another. Here is how to get Riolu.

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  • Get the Surf HM.
  • Go to Canalave City.
  • Speak to the sailor southwest of the entrance to go to Iron Island.
  • Meet Riley and help him defeat Team Galactic.
  • He will then give you the Riolu egg.

Once you have the Riolu egg, you will simply need to walk around until it eventually hatches. This cute Pokemon will evolve into Lucario by increasing its friendship. Once its friendship level is high enough, it will evolve the next time it levels up during the day.

Riolu is a fighting-type Pokemon while Lucario is a fighting and steel-type Pokemon. Lucario has pretty good stats and a unique typing that make it a great asset for your team so you should get this Pokemon if you have an open slot.

For more information on , check out How to change outfits in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and When do Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl come to Pokémon Home? on Pro Game Guides.

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