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For fighter info, see Lucario (SSBB) and Lucario (SSB4).

Official artwork of Lucario from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions.

Universe Pokémon
Debut Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team (cameo, 2005)
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions (2006)
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
Most recent non-Smash appearance Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (2015)
Console of origin Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS
Species Lucario
Gender Varies
Homeworld Sinnoh
English voice actor Bill Rogers (Brawl)
Sean Schemmel (SSB4)
Japanese voice actor Daisuke Namikawa
French voice actor Jean Marc Delhausse
German voice actor Gerald Jilka
Article on Bulbapedia Lucario (Pokémon)

Lucario (ルカリオ, Lucario) is a fictional creature from the Pokémon series, appearing as the main representative of the fourth generation of the Pokémon series in the Super Smash Bros. series.

Creature Description[edit]

Lucario is a bipedal, jackal-like Pokémon that is 3'11" in height and is generally agreed to resemble the Egyptian deity Anubis. Lucario is a dual Fighting and Steel-type type Pokémon that evolves from Riolu; in the Pokémon RPGs, Riolu evolves when it gains a level while its "Friendship" rating has achieved a high-enough point, and only during morning, daytime, and afternoon hours. Lucario is 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 and even communicates telepathically in human languages. In Generation VI, Lucario gained access to new transformations called Mega Evolutions. In game, if a Lucario is holding a Lucarionite, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario. Lucario also has more significance to the plot when compared to other Pokémon, as it is the first Pokémon the player initiates Mega Evolution with.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Pre-release Confirmation[edit]

Lucario (and Jigglypuff's) Confirmation

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, along with Jigglypuff ([1]). A link to the official website's page containing information about Lucario's moves in Brawl is here.

As a Playable Character[edit]

Main article: Lucario (SSBB)
Lucario as it appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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. A few of Lucario's attacks don't use Aura, such as its dash attack and back throw, among others. This trait makes it not particularly useful at the beginning of a stock, but by surviving to a high damage level, it becomes ridiculously deadly. It possesses the ability to both wall jump and wall cling; its wall jump in particular is by far, the highest in the game, and the height gained by this is based on the Aura system.

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 counter attack, 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%.

Lucario has a similar moving style to Mewtwo, from Melee, resulting in rumors that it "replaced" Mewtwo.

Lucario is currently ranked 11th on the tier list, in C+ tier.

Trophy Description[edit]

The Lucario trophy in Brawl

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.

DSTitle.png: Pokémon Diamond/Pearl
Wii: Pokémon Battle Revolution


Name Game Effect Character(s)
Lucario Pokémon series EffectIcon(Aura).png Attack +41 LucarioHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Lucario (Pokemon series).png
(Pokémon series)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Lucario's appearance in SSB4.
Main article: Lucario (SSB4)

Lucario returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4. Its aura is claimed to have been given a significant buff. Physically, the character has been updated to have its proportions more akin to its recent three-dimensional appearances in Pokédex 3D Pro, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y. Lucario's Mega Evolution, Mega Lucario, replaces Aura Storm as Lucario's Final Smash.

On May 30th it was confirmed that Lucario's voice actor from the film Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, Sean Schemmel, would be reprising his role as Lucario's voice actor for its appearance in Super Smash Bros. 4.


A Fighting/Steel-type Pokémon that excels in combat through the reading and manipulation of Aura. As Lucario takes more damage, its attacks grow in strength. At maximum power, Lucario deals triple damage and its Aura Sphere is particularly devastating! Foes won't even know what hit them!
Lucario (Alt.)
Lucario's up special Extreme Speed will send this Pokémon soaring on the path you choose. Lucario flies farther the more damage it's taken. Lucario makes use of its Aura for the side special Force Palm. At extremely close range, Lucario will grab an enemy first, dealing additional damage.


  • Lucario possesses the best wall jump and wall cling durability in the Smash series.
    • Lucario also is the only character who can activate wall clinging through his up special, ExtremeSpeed.
  • Lucario is the only playable Pokémon in the Smash series to have a weakness to one of its own types.
  • Jean-Marc Delhausse, the French voice actor for Lucario, also voices the announcer, Master Hand and Crazy Hand in the French versions and dubbed Mewtwo in its anime appearances. However, he does not voice Mewtwo in Smash, as Masachika Ichimura's and Keiji Fujiwara's voice grunts are retained in all Western versions of the games.
  • Lucario is actually based on Sir Aaron's Lucario from the eighth Pokemon film, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, which is why Lucario is capable of talking (via telepathy like some Legendary Pokemon like Mewtwo despite not actually being one) in the Smash Bros. series games. The only differences is that the Lucario in the movie does not Mega Evolve, as that feature was not introduced at the time of the film's release.
  • Lucario is the only playable Pokemon character that speaks in all international versions, as Mewtwo, despite actually talking in both the Japanese versions of Melee and Smash 4, does not talk in the international versions at all.
  • Lucario is the only playable Pokemon to be based off of a Pokemon in the anime who was deceased.