Official artwork for Lucario from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
|Debut:||Pokémon (Diamond/Pearl, 2006)|
|Appears in||Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
Super Smash Bros. (Wii U and 3DS)
|Console of origin:||Nintendo DS|
|Hair color:||Blue/black(Gold/Black in shiny form)|
Lucario is a bipedal, jackal-like Pokémon that's around four feet in height, and is generally agreed to resemble the Egyptian deity Anubis. Lucario is a Fighting and Steel-type Pokémon that evolves from Riolu; in the Pokémon RPGs, Riolu evolves when it gains a level while its "Happiness" rating has achieved a high point, and only during morning, daytime, and afternoon hours. Lucario are able to detect and wield an energy named Aura, a sort of force that surrounds every living thing. According to the Pokédex, by picking up on the aura emanating from others, it can read their thoughts and movements, and a well-trained individual can sense and take in the feelings of creatures over half a mile away. It understands human speech.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Lucario is a secret character that was leaked before the game was released.
On January 21, 2008, a promotional video for Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the official Wii website was posted that showed a Groudon sticker being highlighted and the faces of Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer, Lucario, and Jigglypuff to show that the sticker can be used to power-up these four characters in Adventure Mode. This was essentially a confirmation that Lucario would be a playable character in the game. This video can be viewed here.
As a Playable Character
Lucario is unique in that the more damage it takes, the more damage, range, and knockback its own attacks have (based on the actual ability of most Lucario in the Pokémon series). This only applies to its Aura-powered attacks (noted by a bluish flame or aura), but there are few attacks in its arsenal that don't use Aura (its dash attack and back throw, among others). This trait makes it not particularly useful at the beginning of a life, but if it survives at a high damage level, it becomes ridiculously deadly.
Its neutral special attack is a chargeable ranged blast comparable to Samus's Charge Shot. Its side special is a short range blast, or at point blank, a throw. Its up special is a non-damaging recovery move, it will move in any direction pressed. Its down special is a counterattack, that is, it will harm a character who tries to attack it within a brief time period. It is an Aura-powered counter, and its damage caps at about 15%.
It is not particularly fast moving, but can escape many tight situations. It is slightly slower than average.
It also possess a unique ability of being able to wall jump off the same wall an almost infinite number of times effectively allowing it to climb walls because of its "cling" ability, which lets it stick to walls. Lucario has a similar moving style to Mewtwo, from Melee. In Brawl, after it smashes the Smash Ball, Lucario can use Aura Storm.
- Pokémon Diamond/Pearl
- Pokémon Battle Revolution
In Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS
On January 31st, 2014, Lucario was announced to return as a veteran fighter to Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS. Lucario will also be able to use Mega Evolution, a special battle power-up that changes the appearance of the Pokemon and gives it much more power.
- Lucario, Link, Snake, Mega Man, Sonic, Donkey Kong, Little Mac and Pac-Man are the only characters to be playable in a different fighting game other than the Super Smash Bros. series. Lucario will be appearing in the upcoming arcade game Pokken Tournament.