Riolu is a Fighting-Type Emanation Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus that evolves into Lucario once it reaches an adequate Friendship level. When caught, Riolu has a chance to be holding a Ball of Mud or an Iron Chunk. Mud balls in Arceus don’t have much utility outside of potentially stunning an enemy Pokémon in battle. On the other hand, Iron Chunks are much more valuable since they are an essential material needed for crafting a variety of Pokéballs. The location of Riolu in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is within the Alabaster Icelands, an area that can be accessed once players have progressed far in the main campaign.
Riolu Location in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
To find Riolu in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, players should search the southern and southwestern regions of the Alabaster Icelands. Particularly, Riolu will often reside within the area west of Whiteout Valley and north of Icebound Falls. Additionally, Trainers may potentially locate Riolu near the Snowfall Hot Spring and Glacier Terrace.
Once Trainers have found Riolu’s location in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, they can face the wild Pokémon in battle or attempt to stealthy catch it from afar with a Pokéball. Those who wish to catch Riolu without confrontation are recommended to use Leaden Balls or Heavy Balls, which have a higher chance of successfully capturing Riolu. Trainers can also use Berries or Riolu’s preferred food to have it face a specific direction.
A Heavy Ball is made using Apricorn ×1 and Black Tumblestone ×1. To craft a Heavy Ball, players must acquire the recipe from Captain Cyllene after achieving a 1-Star Rank. On the other hand, to receive the Leaden Ball Recipe from Cyllene, Trainers must reach a 4-Star Rank. Apricorn ×1, Black Tumblestone ×1, and Iron Chunk ×1 are the ingredients needed for Leaden Balls in Arceus.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus is available on Nintendo Switch.