The amount of Trainers rushing to play the newest Pokémon game is impressive. Pokémon Legends: Arceus has already seen a massive explosion of various interest for the franchise. And with the Switch already being a huge console, there are tons of players who have questions about the game. That leaves people wondering if many iconic monsters are capturable in the game. The new Alpha monsters are just a taste of what’s to come.
The new stuff isn’t the only thing we like to see in the franchise. But as us older Trainers know, we have some nostalgia for older games. That often means we want to find the classic and iconic Pokémon from the last few games. The developers have put Space Time Distortions as a way to get older monsters, but not in all cases. Lucario is a fan-favorite that a lot of people try to get for its powerful Fighting-type moves and possible Special Attack combos. So, is Lucario in Pokémon Legends: Arceus? Here’s what we know so far.
Is Lucario in Pokémon Legends: Arceus?
So yes, the reality is that both Riolu and Lucario in Pokémon Legends: Arceus are a thing. Both Lucario and its pre-evolved form Riolu can be found and caught in the Hisui region. You just need to head to the right spot. To find Lucario in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you need to head to a certain spot in the later parts of the game. Here’s where to go to find them.
Both of these Pokemon can be encountered at the Alabaster Icelands. Look just north of the Icebound Falls. This region can be found to the west of Whiteout Valley. Both the unevolved and evolved forms can be found here. Although, it’s worth bearing in mind that Lucario spawns are quite hard to find organically, you will have a much easier time just catching a Riolu and evolving it. The process for catching both is similar, but the basic variant will be much easier. You want to sneak close and get within range to toss stuff at them. Don’t spook them, as both are aggressive and will likely attack if you scare them. Wait until the Riolu is close to some tall grass and sneak over. Once you can, toss a berry to bait them closer and distract them. Once they start munching down, stealthily toss a Pokéball to try and grab them.
Be careful, as there’s some hidden danger here. There is also an Alpha Lucario that makes its territory around the Icebound Falls. It’s a major threat as it spawns at level 70 and can easily KO and unprepared Trainer.