Riolu and its evolved version, Lucario, are among the best Pokemon in the entire Pokemon series. In this guide, we have detailed all there is to know about how to get and evolve Riolu in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Riolu
To obtain Riolu and Lucario, you first need to go to Canalave City. When you reach Canalave City, you will get to take a ferry from a sailor. This ferry will be located in front of his boat, and you will have to take this ferry to Iron Island.
Now, you need to go to Iron Island on the ferry and when you reach there, you will see a cave. This cave leads to a character named Riley, you need to go into the cave and travel for a while in there, you will reach Riley. After interacting with Riley, you will know that he needs your help in some matters.
Here, you need to agree to help Riley, and some trainers will arrive there as well. You need to beat these trainers and get out of the cave. After you have escaped from the cave safely, Riley will give you an egg. This egg contains Riolu, and then you just need to walk around for a while and let the egg hatch.
After obtaining the egg, it depends on your luck that you might even get a shiny version of Riolu. But that’s just pure luck right there to get that Shiny Riolu.
If you want to evolve your Riolu into Lucario, you need to bring its happiness to the maximum of 220. Bringing happiness to the max would require a bit of hard work, and you should use Soothe Bell more often to do this.
This is all we have got in how to get Riolu in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. For more help on the game, be sure to check out our detailed Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl wiki page.