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Riolu: Fighting Type

Pulling against his chains Riolu yelled, "You fool! Don't let your emotions take control of you!" Across the room, Gardevoir slowly picked up her longsword and returned it to it’s sheath. Keeping her back to him, she calmly stated, "You can't stop me, I've made up my mind." Riolu's heart dropped. "Then take me with you!" He begged. Gardevoir shook her head in response, and as she walked out the door her last words were, " You would only get in my way." Riolu looked around; he had to get out and stop her, before she went too far.

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Nearly all Riolu possess the ability to sense the aura of other nearby creatures. The auras appear to them as different color waves radiating from the creature, different emotions showing as different colors. They can also communicate to a select few using their Aura in a language that only creatures finely turned to auras can understand. The language consists of rapidly and artificially changing their auras to get across basic ideas. They are manually altered by the metallic like domes on their arms. The communication causes no sound and those who can’t sense auras are unable to see it making it a great way of communicating silently.

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Most Riolu are cautious creatures by nature. They won't approach any one that they sense could be dangerous or have strong auras. They are small, but powerful and wont hesitate to fight for what they believe in even if they are frightened. However, once they have started a fight, they won't stop until they feel they have given it their all. They say this drive to be victorious comes from their early ancestors. The story goes there once was a village of Riolu and Lucario who swore their allegiance to a Legend and in return gained immortality. Now this group of immortal Pokemon travel around the plains protecting those that are too weak to protect themselves, their children gaining the same endurance and fortitude that they now possess.

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Living in large groups with other creatures is where most Riolu feel comfortable. They enjoy watching others live their day to day lives and observe how the colors of their auras mix together as they interact with one another. Its not uncommon to see a Riolu sitting outside or at a window simply observing others walk by with a faint, content smile on their face.

Riolu Traits

Allignment: Living by a strong code, many Riolu will fight for what they believe in and strive to understand others. Even though they attempt to understand others' views and don't like to press their own values on those they meet. This noble nature is something others often seek out when they need to find someone to help them.


Height: 2’04”
Weight: 44 LBS


25 Feet


150 years old is about the length of time that the Riolu line will live. They gain maturity around 20 years old and are considered to be adults at 25. Older they get, the more black the white parts on their hands become. It is said that if a Riolu lives to be 170 years old the metal domes on their arms will become magnetized.

Aura Communication

You have the ability to artificially alter your aura in order to communicate to others that can read emotions or auras. The creature reading you must be able to see you and you can only radiate strong emotions although you can send a number of them at a time. You can not radiate words or thoughts using your aura. The change to your aura is completely silent and undetectable by those who can’t see auras. This is a temporary trait, when the sheet is finished it will be updated.


You can speak, read and write Common and Sonhinese. Although most would consider your voice to be timid and shy, when you speak about something you're passionate about your words may hold a hint of inspiration behind them.


There are 30 natures, pick a nature that best describes your character. Increase and decrease the appropriate stat accordingly.

Racial Ability score increase

You have unimaginable endurance and can easily sense the emotions of those around you. Choose your Constitution or Wisdom score and increase it by +1. See rules on racial ability score increase for more information


No pokemon has to evolve, but if Riolu chooses to, you may do so by creating a friendship bracelet and attuning yourself and one other creature to it in the day time. (see Lucario for upgrades)

Riolu Names

Possible names for Riolu

Riolu, Leihoulouh, Lioulu, Aura, Korrina, Cameron, Hiori, Anubis or Pnory.

Abilities: Pick One

Steadfast: You fall down on to the ground. How could this have happened, you were supposed to be unmovable. You pull yourself back onto your feet. You won’t let them touch you next time, you will stay on your feet no matter what.

When you are knocked prone you do not have to pay the movement cost to get up.

Inner Focus: You close your eyes and everything around you seems to slow down. You can see your opponents; they are hiding and seem to think they have the upper hand. That's cute, as soon as they get close enough you will destroy them.

You can not be surprised. If a surprise round is initiated in your party you may attack that round.

Prankster: You bounce up and down in anticipation, the trap is set. Now all you have to do is wait for them to make a move and you will have them.

Non-damaging racial attacks that require your bonus action can instead be used as a reaction outside your turn.

Racial Attacks: Pick One

Metal Claw Pg XXXX

Copycat Pg XXXX

Counter Pg XXXX

For a list of all attacks, see the Pokémon's attack sheet.

Type Effectiveness

The below are the effectiveness of racial attacks against this pokemon based on type: Not Very effective: Rock, Bug and Dark. Super Effective: Flying, Psychic and Fairy. Immune: None. See ‘type effectiveness’ for more information.

Evolution Trait

Reading: By closing your eyes and concentrating you can read others auras. They appear to you as color radiating off of them, the different colors for the different emotions. It takes an action to use and you must be able to see it. You learn its prevailing emotions, be it love, anger, pain or something else. If the target can not be charmed you can not read its emotion. You may use this ability an amount of times per long rest equal to your Wisdom modifier. This is a temporary trait, when the sheet is finished it will be updated.

Riolu sat in the cafe, slowly taking sips of her drink, her eyes closed. She smiled as she felt each pokemon around pass her by. The mixture of emotions and feelings emanating from all of them made her feel alive. Everyone has emotions, it was something that unified all of them. Her eyes flashed open in surprise. What was that? She looked around at the groups of pokemon walking down the street in front of her. There was one individual here that wasn't like the others. One of them was overflowing with hate, but which pokemon was it?