Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – How to Find Riolu & Evolve Riolu into Lucario

There are so many Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and violet. You have to catch them and also evolve them. They are situated in different locations. Evolving is one of the most interesting feature of the game. You need to find the specific material in order to evolve the Pokemon. This is the requirement that you need to fulfill in order to progress in the game.

In this guide, we will discuss how to find Riolu and Evolve the Riolu into Lucario.


Riolu is an angry and Evolving Pokémon which you can find in the Pokémon Scarlet and violet. Riolu can be a good addition to your team. Because it is very useful in battle due to its abilities. Riolu is a fire type of Pokémon.

riolu habitat

Riolu Location:

You need to first go to Los Platos which is in South Province (Area One) from there you need to go to the north of Los Platos. You will also be able to see his spawn locations by opening the Pokedex.

lost platos

How to find Riolu:

After reaching Los Platos you need to use the bike (which is an ability) and reach the location. Use the bike and move toward the mountains in front of the town until you reach the side path within the mountain and you will see a broken path where you need to jump and cross don’t make the mistake to fall because if you fall you have to make your way again here.

After that, you need to move to the right side in the open and look for the Riolu. In no time you will be able to find him. You can also make him appear more by making a sandwich that has the Riolu power.

How to Catch Riolu:

After reaching the location you will encounter the Riolu. Battle with Riolu and when you will see him in a conscious state use the Poke Ball to catch the Riolu.

catch riolu

How to Evolve Riolu into Lucario:

You can Evolve Riolu by increasing the friendship between Riolu. You need to have full friendship in order to Evolve Riolu. You can increase your Friendship by using the Soothe Bell Item from your inventory. You can buy from the Delibird Presents Shop from the Mesagoza. This will cost you around 5000 Poke Dollars. Throw the Pokeball in the open area to increase the friendship.

You can also make him happy by taking him to the picnic and washing him while talking. It will cheer him up and build your friendship. By following these methods you will be able to evolve him into Lucario. You can also check the Friendship level by talking to the NPC in Cascarrafa near the water fountain.

riolu into lucario

This is how you can find Riolu and Evolve Riolu into Lucario. I hope this guide will help you.