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★Raziel May 31st, 2013 11:33 PM

Did you use your Riolu?
Same question like Rainbow Arcanine's but with Riolu instead.
On Iron Mountain in D/P/Pt you recieve an egg that contains Riolu. Did you bother using him, evolving into Lucario by any chance? If yes, was he a strong part of your team, that you could rely on him? If no, did you just put him on Box and didn't even bother using him in future?

Personally, when I bulit my dream team, I haven't used him, because there was no need to. I had already a strong team.

curiousnathan May 31st, 2013 11:41 PM

Nope! I've never trained a Riolu/Lucario. The main reason I didn't make use of him was because I already had a pretty solid team at that point in the game. Plus, I really cbad training a level 1 Pokemon up to my 34+ team. [/lazy]

Aslan May 31st, 2013 11:46 PM

I gave it a go, after two hours of training, I gave up completely. I'm just not the type of person who has the effort to raise a Pokemon from Level 1 to where my team was at that point, which was roughly in the low 40s. Although Lucario is a great Pokemon, I had a fairly decent team already and it wasn't worth the effort. Maybe one day I'll go back and train it up properly though. :o

Hikamaru May 31st, 2013 11:48 PM

I did use it once on my brother's Diamond version once, but I don't know if I'll ever use it in any future D/P/Pt playthroughs since it's hard training something all the way from Level 1.

Talli June 1st, 2013 1:34 AM

I did not use it in Pearl, I just did not want to re do my team when I received the egg.

Imperishable June 1st, 2013 1:45 AM

As much as I wanted to use it, I just left it in my box forever. I didn't find much use in it, and even though Riolu/Lucario are pretty strong, I just didn't find a good spot for it in my team.

Brendino June 1st, 2013 1:47 AM

By the time that I got the Riolu egg from Riley, my team was already long planned out, so I didn't bother trying to train my Riolu at all. In fact, I think I put the egg in the PC not long after I got it, and it must've taking me a good month or so before I even bothered to hatch it.

If we had been able to get it earlier in the game, I probably would've had a shot at making it a core part of my team (just like I did with a Riolu from Flocessy Ranch in W2), but at that point, I really didn't care.

.:batto:. June 1st, 2013 2:00 AM

He isn't worth training Tbh. There are much better pokemon out there worthy of being in a party. lucario isn't one of these worthy pokemon.

PlatinumDude June 1st, 2013 7:12 AM

Yes, I'm one of those people who actually took the time and effort to train up the Riolu I got from Iron Island. So that Riolu/Lucario had a chance at the parts after Iron Island, I took some time off from the main storyline to train it up using the Vs. Seeker on trainers I previously battled.

And when Riolu did evolve into Lucario, it basically wrecked things.

Da_Man32 June 1st, 2013 11:10 AM

^ Respect.

That Riolu egg comes too late, unfortunately. By that time, my team was about lv 40. I already had a great fighting Pokemon (Infernape). As much as I admire Lucario, there was no reason to train a Riolu from level one.

Doccit June 1st, 2013 11:32 AM

He cames too late in the game for me. I was already attached to my other pokemon.

Poke Fox June 1st, 2013 1:13 PM

I haven't gotten there yet (I just got my 8th badge in Pearl) I know I won't use it, I'm already attached to my team. I plan on buying Platinum, I'll probably transfer him to that game and use it in a team.

-Oops June 1st, 2013 2:40 PM

I don't think I used it. Diamond was my first pokemon game I don't even know what the heck I was doing. Lol.

LonelyBarstool June 1st, 2013 2:59 PM

I think I had such a solid team by the point that I got Riolu that I decided to just roll without it, even though Lucario is pretty sweet.

Satoshi Ookami June 1st, 2013 11:10 PM

Yeah, I used it. I've been waiting for Riolu all along =D

Treecko June 1st, 2013 11:52 PM

I did one my first run of Diamond I didn't have set team at the time and I thought Lucario was the coolest Pokemon gen IV introduced and was overall my favorite Fighting type so to me training it from level one was worth it.

Elaitenstile June 2nd, 2013 2:13 AM

At first, I never got around hatching the egg. I figured it cool later on, so on my training-for-elite-four run, I decided to give the egg a little piggyback. It took sooo long to hatch IMO.

Then I was like, cool. A Riolu. Obviously evolving into that ever-so-awesome-god Lucario who everyone talks about. I thought, what the heck. I trained it to level 8, and it evolved into Lucario. Nice. End of story, you go to PC now. And I forgot about it.

Later on I was like what the shizz Lucario is this awesome? Amazing stats! And so from then on I make it a point to consider using it.

Sabrewulf238 June 2nd, 2013 3:16 AM

No I just boxed him.

I think at that point I was happy with my team though.

Amore June 2nd, 2013 6:18 AM

Yes. Not the first time through Diamond (I didn't actually discover Iron Island until 2009 a couple of months before I got Platinum, somehow). But I then used Riolu on Diamond and a couple of my runthroughs of Platinum. I take the time to train it because Riolu and Lucario are up there among my favourites. I tend not to even use vs. seeker that much, preferring to battle wild pokémon with Riolu rather than exp. share. Although this means that his EVs are fairly imbalanced - a few Bidoof and Starly fall in the early levels, and about level 20+ he gets a lot of Defence from Geodude / Graveler / Onix in Iron Island.

Warship June 7th, 2013 4:17 AM

i didnt use it during the main story but then i decided to train it as i had no better thing to do and ever since that day im a lucario fanboy. also its been a very important part of my team

Akiba June 7th, 2013 5:04 AM

I'm rather selective about my Pokemon, so my party was still only about three strong by the time I got the Riolu egg. Lucario has a great moveset, and decent base stats.

King Of Pokemon June 7th, 2013 10:28 AM

I used for awhile, then forgot about it :P

SubVirus June 7th, 2013 11:53 AM

I used it. and Lucario was probably my strongest or 2nd strongest on my team.

Elmogvy June 7th, 2013 12:17 PM

At first I raised a riolu from an egg, evolved it, and trained for a while. Then I took it off from my team since at that point I had no motives to raise it. I figured that having a Zaptos, Giratina, Latias, Gastrodon, Vaporeon, and Altria are okay for now : )

Pinta77 June 7th, 2013 2:34 PM

Nope. I ddn't use that one and i didnt use the other a million I got from the dream radar. Ya Lucario is good I guess but I never used one.

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