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Overview

Lucario is a dual-type Fighting/Steel Pokémon who was introduced in the fourth generation of games; it also makes appearances the Super Smash Bros. franchise, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue and Blue Rescue Team games. and Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. Lucario uses aura based attacks that are considered loyal and prideful creatures, it lives in the mountains to hone its fighting abilities and can understand human speech. The jackal like design of Lucario is thought to be based off of the Egyptian God Anubis, some also think of it as based off an old Egyptian boxer and it always stays up on its toes. Lucario is not a legendary Pokémon.

Special Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Lucario is a unique character in Brawl in that the more damage it takes the more powerful it will become, it gains an increase in range, damage and knock-back the higher it's percentage rises. Another ability exclusive to Lucario is it's wall cling which allows it to wall jump repeatedly off of the same wall and climb up it. Lucario is considered a well balanced character with both decent speed and power. You can not select Lucario at the start of the game it must be locked by encountering it in the Subspace Emissary, playing 100 VS matches or clearing all the target tests of any character and then defeating Lucario in a battle. In the Subspace Emissary you must battle Lucario with Meta Knight at the top of of an ice mountain, after you defeat him in battle you will be deemed worthy, Lucario will shake your hand and join your team.

Special Moves

Special: Aura Sphere - A ranged projectile that can be charged up, similar to Mewtwo's shadow ball from Melee.

Side Special: Force Palm - Similar to Lucario's smash attack with more range and less power. If you activate this move and you are close enough to your opponent you will grab them first.

Up Special: ExtemeSpeed - Lucarios recovery move. Lucario will freeze and then quickly travel in whichever direction you choose.

Down Special: Double Team - This is a counter move where Lucario will disappear and attack when hit, this is one of his few attacks that does not use Aura.

Final Smash: Aura Storm - Lucario leaps into the sky above the stage and unleashes a powerful blast down towards his opponents, he also speaks like a human shouting "Watch the Power of Aura!" when you activate the attack.

Details

Trophy Description

" An Aura Pokémon. It can track energy called Aura, which is given off by all living creatures. It's a unique combination of both Fighting and Steel-type Pokémon. Lucario evolves from Riolu during the day if its happiness has reached its maximum point. It specializes in attacks that use Aura energy, like Dark Pulse and a can't-miss technique, Aura Sphere. "

Pokedex Entry

Diamond: It has the ability to sense the Auras of all the thing. It understands human speech.

Pearl: By catching the Aura emanating from others, it can read their thoughts and movements.

Platinum: A well-trained one can sense auras to identify and take in the feelings of creatures over half a mile away.

HeartGold/SoulSilver: It's said that no foe can remain invisible to Lucario, since it can detect Auras. Even foes it could not otherwise see.

Black/White: A well-trained one can sense auras to identify and take in the feelings of creatures over half a mile away.

Data

National Dex No. - #448

Types - Steel, Fighting

Found In: Sinnoh

Evolves at: N/A

Evolutionary Line

Riolu (happiness Max, Daytime) --> Lucario

Note

  • Lucario's first appearance was in Mystery Dungeon Red/Blue, but was not playable until Pokemon Diamond/Pearl, making him one of 3 pokemon to be mentioned in a game not in its generation, the other two being Bonsly and Munchlax.
  • Lucario was the star of the eighth movie "Lucario and the Mystery of Mew." This was the first time gamers learned Lucario's name and this is what leads to the assumption many have of Lucario being a legendary.
  • Lucario can learn moves from 15 of the 17 elemental types in Pokémon only flying and grass type moves can not be learned.
  • In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, Lucario is the only Gem Guardian that is not a legendary.

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