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If you were looking for the character of the same name from Pokémon Adventures, see Riley (Adventures).

Riley
ゲン Gen
Diamond Pearl Riley.png
Art from Diamond and Pearl
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Dark Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver
Anime debut Steeling Peace of Mind!
English voice actor Marc Diraison
Japanese voice actor Yū Mizushima

Riley (Japanese: ゲン Gen) is a Pokémon Trainer from Sinnoh. He specializes in Pokémon with high Attack.

In the games

Riley is one of five Trainers who can join with the main character during an event in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. Later, he can join the player in competition at Sinnoh's Battle Tower and, in Pokémon Platinum, can be battled at the Battleground after the Stark Mountain subquest. All of his Pokémon excel in the Attack stat. He also appears in HeartGold and SoulSilver in a similar capacity.

Riley's first appearance in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum is at Iron Island. He helps the player to get through the deep mines on the island, and assists in the defeat of some Team Galactic grunts. After the Grunts have been defeated, Riley offers the player a Pokémon Egg that eventually hatches into a Riolu. In Platinum, he will give the player HM04 (Strength) before he or she enters Iron Island's cave.

Apparently, Byron had previously asked Riley to become a Gym Leader, though Riley politely refused, saying that Byron's son Roark should be considered first.

Riley mentioned to the Team Galactic members that Iron Island actually belonged to him, suggesting he may be the owner of the mines and someone else reopened the island as a place for wild Pokémon to live as well as a place for people to train.

Pokémon

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl



Given away as an Egg
Spr 4d 447.png
Type:
Fighting Unknown
Ability:
Inner Focus or Steadfast
Held item:
None
Riolu/ Lv.1
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Foresight
Normal Status
Endure
Normal Status
  --  
   

Pokémon Platinum

Iron Island


Given away as an Egg
Spr 4p 447.png
Type:
Fighting Unknown
Ability:
Inner Focus or Steadfast
Held item:
None
Riolu/ Lv.1
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Foresight
Normal Status
Endure
Normal Status
  --  
   
Battleground


Battle Tower

As the player's Multi Battle Partner, Riley uses Pokémon that excel in the Attack stat.

Diamond and Pearl
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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
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Spr 4d 062.png
Types:
Water Fighting
Ability:
Water Absorb or Damp
Held item:
Bag Quick Claw Sprite.png Quick Claw
Poliwrath/ Lv.50
Waterfall
Water Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Hypnosis
Psychic Status
Spr 4d 062.png
Types:
Water Fighting
Ability:
Water Absorb or Damp
Held item:
Bag King's Rock Sprite.png King's Rock
Poliwrath/ Lv.50
Focus Punch
Fighting Physical
Strength
Normal Physical
Giga Impact
Normal Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Spr 4d 062.png
Types:
Water Fighting
Ability:
Water Absorb or Damp
Held item:
Bag Black Belt Sprite.png Black Belt
Poliwrath/ Lv.50
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Surf
Water Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Bulk Up
Fighting Status
Spr 4d 068.png
Type:
Fighting Unknown
Ability:
Guts or No Guard
Held item:
Bag Wide Lens Sprite.png Wide Lens
Machamp/ Lv.50
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Rock Smash
Fighting Physical
Rock Climb
Normal Physical
Rock Tomb
Rock Physical
Spr 4d 068.png
Type:
Fighting Unknown
Ability:
Guts or No Guard
Held item:
Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Berry
Machamp/ Lv.50
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
ThunderPunch
Electric Physical
Rest
Psychic Status
Spr 4d 068.png
Type:
Fighting Unknown
Ability:
Guts or No Guard
Held item:
Bag Choice Scarf Sprite.png Choice Scarf
Machamp/ Lv.50
Dynamic Punch
Fighting Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Spr 4d 112 m.png
Types:
Ground Rock
Ability:
Lightning Rod or Rock Head
Held item:
Bag Smooth Rock Sprite.png Smooth Rock
Rhydon/ Lv.50
Rock Blast
Rock Physical
Fire Fang
Fire Physical
Sandstorm
Ground Status
Avalanche
Ice Physical
Spr 4d 112 m.png
Types:
Ground Rock
Ability:
Lightning Rod or Rock Head
Held item:
Bag Passho Berry Sprite.png Passho Berry
Rhydon/ Lv.50
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Hammer Arm
Fighting Physical
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Spr 4d 112 m.png
Types:
Ground Rock
Ability:
Lightning Rod or Rock Head
Held item:
Bag Quick Claw Sprite.png Quick Claw
Rhydon/ Lv.50
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Megahorn
Bug Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Horn Drill
Normal Physical
Spr 4d 130 m.png
Types:
Water Flying
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Gyarados/ Lv.50
Rest
Psychic Status
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Thrash
Normal Physical
Giga Impact
Normal Physical
Spr 4d 130 m.png
Types:
Water Flying
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
Bag King's Rock Sprite.png King's Rock
Gyarados/ Lv.50
Waterfall
Water Physical
Ice Fang
Ice Physical
Bite
Dark Physical
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
Spr 4d 130 m.png
Types:
Water Flying
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Berry
Gyarados/ Lv.50
Waterfall
Water Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Rest
Psychic Status
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
Spr 4d 149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Persim Berry Sprite.png Persim Berry
Dragonite/ Lv.50
Outrage
Dragon Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
ThunderPunch
Electric Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Spr 4d 149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag White Herb Sprite.png White Herb
Dragonite/ Lv.50
Draco Meteor
Dragon Special
Thunder
Electric Special
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Safeguard
Normal Status
Spr 4d 149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Bright Powder Sprite.png BrightPowder
Dragonite/ Lv.50
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Waterfall
Water Physical
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
Spr 4d 214 m.png
Types:
Bug Fighting
Ability:
Swarm or Guts
Held item:
Bag Scope Lens Sprite.png Scope Lens
Heracross/ Lv.50
Close Combat
Fighting Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Night Slash
Dark Physical
Bulk Up
Fighting Status
Spr 4d 214 m.png
Types:
Bug Fighting
Ability:
Swarm or Guts
Held item:
Bag Coba Berry Sprite.png Coba Berry
Heracross/ Lv.50
Megahorn
Bug Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Facade
Normal Physical
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
Spr 4d 214 m.png
Types:
Bug Fighting
Ability:
Swarm or Guts
Held item:
Bag Salac Berry Sprite.png Salac Berry
Heracross/ Lv.50
Endure
Normal Status
Reversal
Fighting Physical
Megahorn
Bug Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Spr 4d 217 m.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Guts or Quick Feet
Held item:
Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Berry
Ursaring/ Lv.50
Facade
Normal Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Bulk Up
Fighting Status
Rest
Psychic Status
Spr 4d 217 m.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Guts or Quick Feet
Held item:
Bag Toxic Orb Sprite.png Toxic Orb
Ursaring/ Lv.50
Facade
Normal Physical
Protect
Normal Status
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical
Spr 4d 217 m.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Guts or Quick Feet
Held item:
Bag Quick Claw Sprite.png Quick Claw
Ursaring/ Lv.50
Return
Normal Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Hammer Arm
Fighting Physical
Counter
Fighting Physical
Spr 4d 248.png
Types:
Rock Dark
Ability:
Sand Stream
Held item:
Bag Quick Claw Sprite.png Quick Claw
Tyranitar/ Lv.50
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
Iron Head
Steel Physical
Spr 4d 248.png
Types:
Rock Dark
Ability:
Sand Stream
Held item:
Bag Choice Scarf Sprite.png Choice Scarf
Tyranitar/ Lv.50
Crunch
Dark Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Spr 4d 248.png
Types:
Rock Dark
Ability:
Sand Stream
Held item:
Bag Chople Berry Sprite.png Chople Berry
Tyranitar/ Lv.50
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical
Thunder Fang
Electric Physical
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
Spr 4d 257 m.png
Types:
Fire Fighting
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
Bag Salac Berry Sprite.png Salac Berry
Blaziken/ Lv.50
Endure
Normal Status
Reversal
Fighting Physical
Sand Attack
Ground Status
Double Team
Normal Status
Spr 4d 257 m.png
Types:
Fire Fighting
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
Bag Passho Berry Sprite.png Passho Berry
Blaziken/ Lv.50
Flamethrower
Fire Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Sand Attack
Ground Status
Night Slash
Dark Physical
Spr 4d 257 m.png
Types:
Fire Fighting
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Blaziken/ Lv.50
Brave Bird
Flying Physical
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Spr 4d 286.png
Types:
Grass Fighting
Ability:
Effect Spore or Poison Heal
Held item:
Bag Big Root Sprite.png Big Root
Breloom/ Lv.50
Sky Uppercut
Fighting Physical
Focus Punch
Fighting Physical
Drain Punch
Fighting Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status
Spr 4d 286.png
Types:
Grass Fighting
Ability:
Effect Spore or Poison Heal
Held item:
Bag Shell Bell Sprite.png Shell Bell
Breloom/ Lv.50
Spore
Grass Status
Mind Reader
Normal Status
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Energy Ball
Grass Special
Spr 4d 286.png
Types:
Grass Fighting
Ability:
Effect Spore or Poison Heal
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png Focus Sash
Breloom/ Lv.50
Spore
Grass Status
Focus Punch
Fighting Physical
Seed Bomb
Grass Physical
Counter
Fighting Physical
Spr 4d 289.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Truant
Held item:
Bag Wide Lens Sprite.png Wide Lens
Slaking/ Lv.50
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Blizzard
Ice Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Spr 4d 289.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Truant
Held item:
Bag Expert Belt Sprite.png Expert Belt
Slaking/ Lv.50
Return
Normal Physical
Hammer Arm
Fighting Physical
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Spr 4d 289.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Truant
Held item:
Bag Choice Band Sprite.png Choice Band
Slaking/ Lv.50
Giga Impact
Normal Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Spr 4d 297.png
Type:
Fighting Unknown
Ability:
Thick Fat or Guts
Held item:
Bag Quick Claw Sprite.png Quick Claw
Hariyama/ Lv.50
Belly Drum
Normal Status
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Spr 4d 297.png
Type:
Fighting Unknown
Ability:
Thick Fat or Guts
Held item:
Bag Salac Berry Sprite.png Salac Berry
Hariyama/ Lv.50
Endure
Normal Status
Reversal
Fighting Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Rock Tomb
Rock Physical
Spr 4d 297.png
Type:
Fighting Unknown
Ability:
Thick Fat or Guts
Held item:
Bag Scope Lens Sprite.png Scope Lens
Hariyama/ Lv.50
Focus Energy
Normal Status
Cross Chop
Fighting Physical
Poison Jab
Poison Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Spr 4d 359.png
Type:
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Pressure or Super Luck
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png Focus Sash
Absol/ Lv.50
Swagger
Normal Status
Punishment
Dark Physical
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
Taunt
Dark Status
Spr 4d 359.png
Type:
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Pressure or Super Luck
Held item:
Bag Scope Lens Sprite.png Scope Lens
Absol/ Lv.50
Night Slash
Dark Physical
Psycho Cut
Psychic Physical
Perish Song
Normal Status
Me First
Normal Status
Spr 4d 359.png
Type:
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Pressure or Super Luck
Held item:
Bag Choice Scarf Sprite.png Choice Scarf
Absol/ Lv.50
Night Slash
Dark Physical
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
Slash
Normal Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Spr 4d 373.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
Bag King's Rock Sprite.png King's Rock
Salamence/ Lv.50
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
Fire Fang
Fire Physical
Thunder Fang
Electric Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Spr 4d 373.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
Bag Petaya Berry Sprite.png Petaya Berry
Salamence/ Lv.50
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Hydro Pump
Water Special
Flamethrower
Fire Special
Substitute
Normal Status
Spr 4d 373.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
Bag Yache Berry Sprite.png Yache Berry
Salamence/ Lv.50
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
Spr 4d 376.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Wise Glasses Sprite.png Wise Glasses
Metagross Lv.50
Psychic
Psychic Special
Flash Cannon
Steel Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Sludge Bomb
Poison Special
Spr 4d 376.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Quick Claw Sprite.png Quick Claw
Metagross Lv.50
Meteor Mash
Steel Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Hammer Arm
Fighting Physical
Spr 4d 376.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Quick Claw Sprite.png Quick Claw
Metagross Lv.50
Explosion
Normal Physical
Meteor Mash
Steel Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Spr 4d 448.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Steadfast or Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Razor Fang Sprite.png Razor Fang
Lucario/ Lv.50
Me First
Normal Status
Agility
Psychic Status
Force Palm
Fighting Physical
Flash Cannon
Steel Special
Spr 4d 448.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Steadfast or Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Salac Berry Sprite.png Salac Berry
Lucario/ Lv.50
Endure
Normal Status
Reversal
Fighting Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Spr 4d 448.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Steadfast or Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Scope Lens Sprite.png Scope Lens
Lucario/ Lv.50
Aura Sphere
Fighting Special
Flash Cannon
Steel Special
Psychic
Psychic Special
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Spr 4d 445 m.png
Types:
Dragon Ground
Ability:
Sand Veil
Held item:
Bag Razor Claw Sprite.png Razor Claw
Garchomp/ Lv.50
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Flamethrower
Fire Special
Surf
Water Special
Roar
Normal Status
Spr 4d 445 m.png
Types:
Dragon Ground
Ability:
Sand Veil
Held item:
Bag White Herb Sprite.png White Herb
Garchomp/ Lv.50
Draco Meteor
Dragon Special
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical
Poison Jab
Poison Physical
Spr 4d 445 m.png
Types:
Dragon Ground
Ability:
Sand Veil
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png Focus Sash
Garchomp/ Lv.50
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
Fire Fang
Fire Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical




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Medicham
Spr b 4h 392.png
Infernape
Spr b 4d 409.png
Rampardos
Spr b 4h 454 m.png
Toxicroak
Spr b 4h 464 m.png
Rhyperior
Spr b 4p 473 m.png
Mamoswine
Spr b 4p 475.png
Gallade
Spr b 4h 486.png
Regigigas


Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver
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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Full roster of Pokémon (coming soon).



Spr 4d 127.png
Pinsir
Spr 4d 214 m.png
Heracross
Spr 4d 217 m.png
Ursaring
Spr 4d 286.png
Breloom
Spr 4d 289.png
Slaking
Spr 4d 409.png
Rampardos
Spr 4d 464 m.png
Rhyperior
Spr 4d 475.png
Gallade

Quotes

Iron Island

"...You are? OK, you're <player>. I'm Riley. I'm a Trainer, yes, and it is a bit odd that I would be training here. If you'd like, we could team up. The wild Pokémon here are restless. I'll heal up your Pokémon if they get hurt."
"Ha ha! I'd have to agree with you. People training here would be those with too much time on their hands."
"This used to be a fairly thriving ore mine once upon a time. I guess the steel ore's played out. There's only Pokémon here now."
"Have you met Byron? The Leader of Canalave Gym? He's asked me to become a Gym Leader, but there's his son Roark to consider."
"Imagine what it would be like for a Steel-type Pokémon user to battle a Steel type. Would that be like battling yourself, I wonder? I mean, it's a lot harder to defeat one's self than anyone else."
"What's going on here, though? The native Pokémon are restless... I don't like this... Let's hurry."
"I get it now. You're responsible for agitating the Pokémon. I don't care what good reason you may have, but I don't want you bringing any trouble into the mine."
"To share in all the joys and all the sorrows... This is how all the Trainers and Pokémon live in Sinnoh! I won't allow anyone to deny that code of ethics! Come on, <player>! This is one battle we cannot lose!"
"Thanks. You really helped me out. Listen, I have a Pokémon Egg here. Would you take it with you?"
Yes (open party slot): "Thanks! I'd like you to show the Pokémon that's inside the Egg all sorts of new places. Spending time with you was very enjoyable. I intend to test my skills in other places from now on. Let's meet again! Take care on the way out."

Yes (full party): "Thanks... But you don't have room to take another Pokémon. All right then. I'll wait here for you."

The Battleground

  • Before battle
"Hi. Long time, no see. If it's all right with you, I'd like to challenge you to a battle right now."
No: "Oh, all right. Then we'll wait till you're ready."
"That look you have... I take it you're ready for battle?"
Yes: "We're pulling out all the stops to put your Pokémon down."
  • During battle
"Your team! I sense your strong aura!"
  • When defeated
"At times we battle, and sometime we teamed up. It's great how Trainers can interact."
  • After being defeated
"If I weren't on Iron Island then... If you hadn't arrived on Iron Island then... Perhaps we would have never met. Or, would we have met elsewhere?"

The Battleground (variant)

  • Before battle
"You and I, we're both Trainers. Let's forego the small talk and proceed right to battle. That's my style!"
No: "All right, then. So, what've you got to tell me?"
"See? It just doesn't feel right if we don't battle, does it?"
Yes: "Battling is our way of greeting!"
  • During battle
"Your team! I sense your strong aura!"
  • When defeated
"At times we battle, and sometime we team up. It's great how Trainers can interact."
  • After being defeated
"Know your enemy. If you know your opponent's Pokémon and what moves they use... If you have intelligence like that, your chances of winning are much improved."

Sprites

Spr Pt Riley.png Riley OD.png DP Riley Back.png
Sprite from
Platinum
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Back sprite from
Generation IV

In the anime

Riley in the anime

In the Pokémon anime, Riley made his first appearance in Steeling Peace of Mind!. He is a Trainer specializing in Steel-type Pokémon and is currently staying at Iron Island for the study of said type. Due to the strange behavior of the Steel types on the island due to Team Galactic, he decided to investigate it with the help of his Lucario.

In Saving the World From Ruins!, it was revealed that Riley is training to be an Aura Guardian with his Lucario and as such he is able to use Aura effectively. He was then shown to be an advanced user of Aura.

After Team Galactic planted bombs under Iron Island, Riley and his Lucario trapped the explosion using their Aura and sent it away from the island, foiling Team Galactic's plan. Later he decided to help Professor Carolina in the study of the island so that he could get to know it better.

Pokémon

This listing is of Riley's known Pokémon in the anime:

Riley's Lucario
Lucario
Main article: Riley's Lucario

Lucario is Riley's only known Pokémon. Similar to Riley, Lucario also has the power of using Aura.

Debut Steeling Piece of Mind!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 水島裕 Yū Mizushima
English Marc Diraison
Czech Pavel Tesař
Finnish Aku Laitinen
Italian Renato Novara
Norwegian Trond Teigen
Polish Karol Wróblewski
Brazilian Portuguese Sílvio Giraldi
Spanish Latin America Igor Cruz
Spain Juan Amador Pulido

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Riley and his Lucario

Riley makes a cameo appearance in the last round of the Emerald chapter, Epilogue, on a boat heading to the Battle Frontier.

Riley later appears in Grumpy Gliscor where he saves Diamond and Sailor Eldritch from crashing into a large boulder with his Lucario. He reveals that he is there to train Diamond in increasing his battling skills on Byron's request. Once they arrive on Iron Island, they have a test battle to see just where Diamond's skills are lacking in. After defeating Diamond, Riley deduces that his weakness is the lack of speed and takes him to cave in order to train.

After three days of training, Riley reveals Diamond's next task: to retrieve a Pokémon Egg. After finding the boss of the cave, a Steelix, injured from a battle, they realize that someone must have attacked it and go searching for them. As they search, Riley is attacked by a Pokémon and has his and Lucario's face covered with honey, blinding them. The attackers are revealed to be two Roughnecks who were hired by Team Galactic to make a mess on the island and have stolen the Egg. With their technique that can prevent Aura users from finding them, Riley and Lucario are helpless to stop them but Diamond steps in their place. Diamond manages to defeat them without harming the Egg and with the ability to sense Aura again, Riley and Lucario finish the two off. The Egg hatches into a Riolu and Riley decides that Diamond has finally passed his test. After Diamond reveals that someone was targeting him, Riley realizes someone is spying on them. After knocking down a flying camera machine, Riley checks the machine and feels a malicious Aura emanating from it. Riley and Diamond then say their goodbyes.

Later, Riley appears at the Spear Pillar, having tracked the Aura on the camera machine to this location. Although the Aura he saw was that of the Advanced level Grunt, it turns out there was an even darker one coming from deeper inside: the Aura belonging to Sird. Riley attacks Sird and the other Commanders but they manage to escape.

Riley later appears at the Battle Frontier where he presents the machine to Palmer in hopes of being able to track Sird since the Aura he used to track her before had disappeared. Palmer then gives the machine to Thorton in hopes of his technological expertise will be of some help.

After Thorton finishes fixing the machine, Riley uses his Aura to lead everyone to where the owner is. He—along with Palmer, Platinum, Cheryl, and Mira—all set off to the Distortion World. Eventually, they manage to track the owner of the machine, the Advanced level Grunt. The Grunt, who had escaped from Team Galactic out of fear, takes them to the Distortion World, under Platinum's request.

Upon entering the Distortion World, everyone is separated due to the dimension's strange gravity. While the others land safely, Riley lands onto a floating island and is left alone. Later, he manages to meet up again with the others after the Legendary Pokémon get into a huge brawl.

He rescues Marley from getting crushed by a falling Regigigas that was put to sleep by Darkrai. When Charon tries to escape after getting his flying machine broken, Riley is left behind along with the others while Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum chase after Charon.

After Charon's defeat, Riley and everyone else who was left behind manages to escape unharmed. When Riley ponders where Darkrai went off to when the legendary Pokémon all begin to leave, the Advanced level Grunt shows it is flying to parts unknown.

Pokémon

Riley's Lucario
Lucario
Main article: Riley's Lucario

Lucario is Riley's main Pokémon which he uses in battles. It has a variety of powerful moves and the ability to sense Aura, an ability that Riley shares.

Debut Grumpy Gliscor
Riley's Riolu

Riley's Riolu
Egg → Riolu
Riolu is a Pokémon that was stolen by two Cue Balls while it was an Egg but was retrieved by the combined efforts of Diamond and Riley.

None of Riolu's moves are known.

Debut Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim II

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Riley in Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Riley appears in Serious Training on Iron Island!! along with his Lucario where he rescues Hareta from B-2's Graveler. Later, he gives Hareta a Pokémon Egg containing a Riolu.

Pokémon

Riley's Lucario
Lucario
Main article: Riley's Lucario

Lucario is Riley's only known Pokémon. He trained it while on Iron Island. It rescued Hareta from B-2's Graveler. It fought bravely against his Drapion later on and won with the teamwork of Hareta's Riolu after it hatched.

Debut Serious Training on Iron Island!!

Trivia

  • Of all the potential partners in the Battle Tower, Riley has the largest pool of Pokémon to choose from.
  • Riley is the only human in the games confirmed to be able to use Aura, as displayed in his intro animation and through a line of in-battle speech where he mentions feeling the player's Aura. In the anime, he is one of two known and currently living human users of Aura, the other being Ash.
  • Riley has many similarities with Sir Aaron from Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. In addition to design similarities, both Trainers have a Lucario and can use Aura.
    • The design of the necklace Riley wears is the same as the pattern on Sir Aaron's gloves. It is also the same as the pattern on Groudon's arm.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ゲン Gen From 玄米 genmai, brown rice
English Riley From rye and Riolu
French Armand* From Sir Aaron and amarante (amaranth)
Bernard*
German Urs* Possibly from Urhirse, browntop millet
Hordeo* From Hordeum
Italian Marisio* From mais, maize
Fabiolo* From faba, Latin for bean
Spanish Quinoa From quinoa
Korean 현이 Hyeon'i From 현미 (玄米) hyeonmi, brown rice
Chinese (Mandarin) 亞玄 Yǎxuán From 亞朗 Yǎlǎng (Sir Aaron) and the Japanese 玄米 genmai


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