Here too, in a report in the next file cabinet down lies a report of the Beecat's counterpart.Riolu
A puzzle, wrapped in an enigma; The Pokémon, classed as #447 has been on this earth since the dawn of Egyptian rule. Ancient Hieroglyphics have shown this Pokémon as a leader of some, and a follower/faithful companion to others. The earliest recorded sighting of Riolu was back in 1782, during the Palkia/Dialga War, in which the entire east of Sinnoh was burnt to the ground with a joint roar of time. The second sighting having been 5 years later, when the first double-colliding Falcon-Punch destroyed the North of Hoenn.
Why there is not an abundance of these creatures is probably due to an evolutionary preference. This Pokémon has 2 stages of Evolution:
The first is the Pokémon in question #447, and the second (#448) is it's larger, more formidable counterpart: Lucario.
The large amount of Lucario hanging around the Sinnoh region alone is quite welcome, but beneath their shadow is a quiet, yet docile creature, who shall forever be overlooked. In fact, due to aspiring trainers' (in the 10-13 age range) love for Lucario, the former Pokémon is almost immediately evolved.
(Above: A sleeping pair. Picture source of Pokémon Archives 1988)
This is the reason as to why this Pokémon has a recorded number of 1. Meaning that only 1 remains in the known world. As to his whereabouts, Oak laboratories have yet to discover. As we know, Pokémon do not die out, however they do evolve into spiritual states. However, no recorded spiritual state Riolu have been recorded. Therefore, we continue our search.
As for diet, it lives on a staple diet of Sweet delicacies, as well as Michelin cuisine (note, this being the food, rather than the tyres). Not having a permanent residence, it scavenges from inner city areas, and moves on throughout the forests of the region.
It remains a very lonely creature. In terms of defense, it has an ability of Aura, which allows it to power up it's attacks, though only when in great danger. Whilst lacking the close-range fighting abilities of his older counterpart, he will excel in use of Bow and Arrow, or more recently, a Scoped Rifle. It is a formidable predator when faced in any condition. Recent etchings in dark blue found around the region in isolated, mountainous areas suggest that it has been keeping a record of anyone opposed to it's presence. That means that we must stay away from it's suggested areas and move in with our most feared weapon: Project Dave.
As shown above in it's youngest stage, our new Project Dave has fully-grown and developed blue scales and is twice that size. We know that the Riolu's worst enemy is the Raptor, and hopefully then we can subdue it for our own use and investigation. However, with limited resources, this may have to wait a few days.
For domicile, it only seems to ally itself with one creature:
The Beecat. One of the most feared creatures we have faced, and another reason why we are not able to get so close to it.
This information leads us to believe that it currently shares a hairnest with one of the Beecats located in Michigan.
The Anubis Pokémon shares a bond with the beecat, one of unrelenting friendship, and when faced with danger, each will fight for each other.
The Hairnest is a well-knotted tangle of luscious hair located on top of beautiful, young women, who are willing to allow the pair to nest themselves there. So far, only 2 homes have been occupied by the Beecat & Riolu, therefore showing that they are feared by the general public. The Riolu requires the beecat for nest-building, as it is not a very D.I.Y Pokémon. The Beecat will intricately weave the nest whilst the Riolu uses it's aura to protect the head of the carrier.
When faced with predators, the Riolu will use it's charm to entice it, and the beecat will deliver the killing blow; Then they share the fresh meal. The common predator is the hornet.It will try to disrupt the nest-building process, and settle scores with it's Beecat enemy, however, there have been no cases of Beecat/Anubis loss.
To sleep, it will remain in the nest, sensitive to any unnatural presence.
The Riolu that we are following, and hope to capture we have named Esbby. Esbby was the name of the saviour of the Celts, and being the last non-Lucario shows he remains an outcast, yet with good reason.