Ash's Lucario

This article is missing information on this character's Japanese voice actor.
You can help by adding this information.

Ash's Riolu
サトシのリオル Satoshi's Riolu
Poké Ball
Ash Riolu.png
Ash's Riolu
Egg obtained in SS021
Egg obtained at Sinnoh
Hatches in SS021
Hatched at Sakuragi Institute (Caught at Vermilion City Pokémon Center)
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location In rotation
This Pokémon spent less than 1 episode in its Egg.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Riolu Unknown N/A

Ash's Riolu (Japanese: サトシのリオル Satoshi's Riolu) was the third Pokémon that Ash caught in the new series, and his fifty-fifth overall.


Riolu's Egg

Riolu's Egg originally came from the Sinnoh region. Despite being passed from hand to hand for a long time, it seemed unwilling to hatch. Eventually, it came under the care of the Vermilion City Nurse Joy.

When Ash battled Hashiba, the Egg sensed the strong Aura emitted by him and reacted to it. Ash also felt the Egg calling for him. While Pikachu was being treated at the Pokémon Center, Ash followed the sensation to the room where the Egg was being kept. As the Egg reacted to Ash's presence by rolling towards him, Nurse Joy decided to entrust it to him.

The following night, the Egg hatched into a Riolu, who instantly fled from Sakuragi Institute and started attacking various wild Pokémon, although all of them were too strong for it. Ash finally caught up to Riolu as it was getting attacked by an Onix. During the battle against the Rock Snake Pokémon, Riolu was impressed by Ash's Aura. With both Pikachu and Riolu attacking it, Ash was soon able to drive the Onix away, and then took Riolu to the Pokémon Center to be healed. After Nurse Joy had treated Riolu, it expressed willingness to be caught by Ash, which he agreed to.

Personality and characteristics

Riolu and Ash

Riolu, like every other member of its species, responds to Aura, and, as such, developed a subconscious connection to Ash before it even hatched. After hatching, it displayed a very headstrong personality, attacking wild Pokémon and even Ash, as if it had something to prove. Despite being a baby Pokémon, it displays dislike towards being cared for and generally seems very independent.

Moves used

Using Vacuum Wave
Move First Used In
Vacuum Wave SS021
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


A 10km Egg in Pokémon GO

Related articles

  • For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Riolu.


  This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.