In this guide, we’ll talk you through everything you need to know on how to get and evolve Riolu into Lucario in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, so you can complete your Pokedex and continue on your quest to catch ‘em all.
Getting Riolu in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Riolu is given to the player as part of the story in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Specifically, players will be given an egg by Riley when they travel to Iron Island. When you receive the egg, simply keep it in your Pokemon Party and walk around a lot.
Steps cause the egg to hatch, and when a certain amount has been reached, the egg given to you on Iron Island will hatch and you’ll have a Riolu.
Evolving Riolu into Lucario in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
To evolve Riolu into Lucario, you’ll need to ensure it has high friendship and level it up during the Daytime.
Checking Friendship Levels
You can check the Friendship level of your Riolu by using your Poketch (Press R). Look for the screen with all your Pokemon moving around it and then move the cursor over Riolu.
Press and hold A with your cursor over Riolu. Hearts should now appear, and the more of them, the higher your friendship. We recommend aiming for at least 2 hearts.
How to Increase Friendship with Riolu
To increase Friendship levels with Riolu, do any of the following things:
- Feed it Poffins – Whichever type it likes most, check its Summary to find out.
- Battle with It – Put it at the front of your party and battle with it. Make sure you keep it alive though for the most effective method.
- Walk with it – Have Riolu follow you around. Select it from your party and then choose the option that appears here.
There you have everything you need to know on evolving Riolu into Lucario in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. For more tips, tricks and guides, be sure to check out our wiki or see more of our coverage on the game below.
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