Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

How to Evolve Riolu into Lucario in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

How to Evolve Riolu into Lucario in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has released only a day back, and players have already jumped into the game. The Pokémon Series is Nintendo’s exclusive video game series that earned massive popularity worldwide. Its popularity is primarily because it features multiple Pokémon with unique powers.  Players can even evolve these Pokémon to get more powerful ones. This guide will help you know how to evolve Riolu into Lucario in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Guide to Evolve Riolu into Lucario in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet- How to Get Lucario?

Riolu is not a newly introduced Pokémon in this game. Veteran players can easily understand that Riolu is a Pokémon that can be found in every installment of the Pokémon Series. Its evolved form, Lucario, is one of the most loved Pokémon, so naturally, players want to evolve Riolu to Lucario faster.

Unlike the other Pokémon in the game, Riolu doesn’t need to be leveled up to become a Lucario. Instead, its evolving process is mainly based on the friendship between Riolu and the Trainer. As you level up the friendship between you two, your Riolu will automatically evolve after a certain level.

If you have played the previous games, Friendship is not a new thing for you, but for the new players, let me explain that Friendship is a hidden stat that you can’t generally see unless you find the NPC in Cascarrafa with the lines ‘You friendly with your Pokémon?’ we have marked the location of the NPC below-

Guide to Evolve Riolu into Lucario in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet- How to Get Lucario

Go to that person and check your friendship level with Riolu. Next, try to increase your friendship level with it during the daytime. Well, that’s a vital requirement. You have to increase your friendship level with Riolu during the daytime. Progression during the night won’t be counted towards the evolution process of Riolu.

Guide to Evolve Riolu into Lucario in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet- How to Get Lucario

To increase friendship with Riolu, take it with you to battles, play with it, take it with you to roam around the city, and feed it food (Grepa Berry, Hondew Berry, etc.). However, if it faints during battle, your friendship level will decrease. You can also use the picnic feature to give attention to your Riolu and increase friendship. Once the friendship level reaches the maximum, your Riolu will evolve into Lucario.

That’s all you need to know about how to evolve Riolu to Lucario.

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Antara B
I have done my Master's Degree in English Literature. I have no previous experience in writing blogs or articles. My passion for gaming led me to work as a content writer at QMGames.

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