How to Evolve Riolu into Lucario | Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

This guide shows the quickest way to evolve Riolu into Lucario in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, which released on 18th November 2022.


Paldea Pokedex: #164 Lucario
Type: Fighting/Steel
Ability: Steadfast/Inner Focus/Justified
Characteristics: It’s said that no foe can remain invisible to Lucario, since it can detect auras—even those of foes it could not otherwise see.

Also Read: Where to find Riolu in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

How to Evolve Riolu into Lucario

Riolu’s evolution is not based on level and is instead tied to the old friendship system introduced in past generations. Riolu Regular Evolution requires high Friendship in the Daytime to evolve into Lucario.

The quickest way to raise Riolu’s friendship level

  • Use Picnic feature: In picnic mode, walk up to your Riolu and tap the X Button to wash Riolu. This will increase friendship level will rise and you can do multiple picnic sessions.
  •  Give Riolu food such as the Pomeg Berry, Grepa Berry, or Hondew Berry items. 

Lucario location

Lucario can also be caught in the North Province (Area One). It rarely spawns at a higher level (Level 50), late in the game.

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