Thanks, yeah I was more just concerned about dealing with trying to make the friendship go up so he can evolve or just not bothering with the Riolu and just pop the Lucario in my party when I get it
Nothing stopping you from it. Lucario is a great pokemon, and if you didn't decide to use the Kanto starter given to you, there's your Mega if you want to use one as well. MegaLuke is quite the powerhouse, and it even gets Adaptability, because SDLuke's Close Combats weren't painful enough already.
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