Some players going through Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet may be interested in capturing Riolu, and we now have information about the location of this creature.
What is Riolu?
As a bit of background, Riolu is a Fighting type Emanation Pokemon. It was first introduced in Generation IV, and evolves into Lucario during the day when its happiness value is high enough.
The official Pokedex entry reads: “They communicate with one another using their auras. They are able to run all through the night.”
Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet Riolu location
You can find Riolu in South Province Area Two and South Province Area Four, although it is an extremely rare spawn. To improve your chances of finding one in these areas, you will want to prepare either a Ham Sandwich (with the ingredients Pickle and Ham, with Mayonaisse and Mustard for seasoning) for Encounter Power: Fighting Lv. 1, or a Great Ham Sandwich (with the ingredients Pickle, Ham, and Prosciutto, with Mayonaisse and Mustead for seasoning) for Encounter Power: Fighting Lv. 2. This will make Riolu far more likely to spawn and cut down on your time spent searching for one.
You may also find Riolu in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in the locations of North Province Area One and North Province Area Two, where it will appear in a group with its evolution, Lucario. Due to the large number of Fighting Pokemon that inhabit these areas, it is recommended that you make a Potato Salad Sandwich (which requires Potato Salad, Cucumber, and Red Bell Pepper as ingredients, with Mayonaisse as the seasoning) for Encounter Power: Steel, rather than one that will give you Encounter Power: Fighting, which will make you more likely to encounter Lucario and, hopefully, a group of Riolu.
Those interested in another location for Riolu in Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet may also be lucky enough to encounter the creature in a Tera Raid Battle, which will be marked on your map. New ones will appear as you clear them, and they will also change daily, so it is worth checking each one on your map to see if any of them contain Riolu. Riolu can be encountered in 3 star Tera Raid Battles.
Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are available on Switch. You can access the official website here for more information about the games.