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How to Get Lucario in Pokemon GO

A new fighter enters the ring.

by Kara Phillips

With the increasing difficulty of raids and gym battles in Pokemon GO, it’s more important than ever to have your most powerful Pokemon ready to battle at all times. While the vast majority of players will have carefully crafted battle parties at the ready, there are a few Pokemon species that are generally consistent in their power, and Lucario takes the biscuit. However, it isn’t a particularly easy species to encounter and catch within Pokemon GO, and with its first stage also being challenging to find, it’s important to know exactly how you can find one rather than going in completely blind.

How to Get Lucario in Pokemon GO

Unfortunately, Lucario doesn’t spawn in the wild in Pokemon GO, so the only way you’ll be able to add one to your party is by catching Riolu and working on evolving the species. To make the process slightly more challenging, Riolu isn’t a common wild spawn either, so the best way to increase your chances of getting ahold of Riolu is by hatching one from an egg. The species is a potential result from 7km and 10km eggs, alongside being one of six species within the 50km Adventure Sync reward eggs, so given you have a few incubators on the go and you’re constantly on the go, you should be able to get a Riolu fairly quickly.

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How to Evolve Riolu into Lucario in Pokemon GO

Once you’ve got a Riolu, you’ll want to work on evolving it into Lucario, which can be done by collecting 50 Riolu Candy. Of course, this isn’t particularly easy given the low spawn rate and low odds of hatching the Pokemon, but given you’re utilizing Pinap Berries when you can you’re bound to eventually gather the correct amount of candy. Having Riolu as your buddy Pokemon while you have adventure sync enabled too will boost the amount of candy you’re receiving while you hatch potential eggs too, making the process slightly faster. Plus, when you’ve got a powerful Lucario on your team, all the hard work is bound to pay off.