I've been lurking this thread for a long time and have finally decided to sign up. Anyway, @Geckoboy you get Fighter the Riolu. It believes it is the best fighter of the world, and as such is only able to use contact moves. For reference: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Contact#List_of_special_moves_that_make_contact It wants to prove that it is really strong by fighting every pokemon it encounters until it evolves into Lucario, at which point this restriction is lifted. It wants to show that it is superior to normal types, thus make it solo Cheren in the first gym. Finally, because it believes to be the best fighting type in the world, it has to solo Marshal. Good Luck. tldr; -only contact moves -fight every pokemon as a riolu -solo Cheren and Marshal EDIT: this means that as a riolu, it has to take part in every battle, including wild pokemon battles. You should not run from them, even if Riolu does not lead your party (which means you should switch it in). As a rule of thumb: if it gains exp for the fight, it is alright. See this as an advantage, rather than a restricting, as this way, Riolu will evolve into Lucario as soon as possible.