Riolu and its evolution Lucario are one of the most famous Pokemon in Pokemon franchise. Lucario is the signature Pokemon from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, has its own movie, appeared in Pokemon X&Y and this Pokemon is a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. So pretty much, Riolu and Lucario are two very popular Pokemon in the Pokemon world.
Riolu/Lucario made its debut in Pokemon Go back in October 2018, but it seems like it’s very hard to get/catch this Pokemon, as it’s available only from 7km and 10km Eggs and the chance of getting/hatching one is 0.7%.
Now, a Pokemon Go player has explained why is it so hard to get Riolu, saying that some players are spending an average of $50-60$ just to have this Pokemon in the Pokedex.
Here is the analysis:
Riolu (Baby Lucario) is only available via hatching 7km and 10km Eggs. It has a 0.7% chance of appearing (~7/1000). On average, each player will need to hatch 143 eggs to get a Riolu. With 3 uses per incubator, that’s a total of 48 incubators used. That comes out to a total of 9,600 COINS for Super Incubators, or 7,200 with normal incubators. This is equivalent to $66.20 USD and around $50.00 USD respectively, if buying coins from the shop. If you wanted to do this with only coins earned via gym defense, it would take at least 192 DAYS due to the 50 coin limit. Given that Riolu/Lucario were only released in October 2018, under 168 days ago, it actually hasn’t been possible to earn that many coins yet. The average free player with only the default incubator would have to walk just over 1,000km (621 miles) with only 7k eggs to get a Riolu.
Please keep in mind that I am discussing averages. Some players may get multiple Riolus in a row, some may get none. These statistics will be accurate when looking at a large sample of the playerbase.
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