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Aura Storm

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Aura Storm
Lucario Final Smash SSBU.gif
Aura Storm in Ultimate.
User Lucario
Universe Pokémon

Aura Storm (はどうのあらし, Wave-Guiding Storm) is Lucario's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


After saying "Watch the power of Aura!" (波動の力をみよ!, Witness the power of the wave guide!) in Brawl, or "Max Aura!" (はどう最大!, Wave-Guide Maximum!) in Ultimate, Lucario flies to the top of the screen in the center of the stage and then shoots a powerful beam attack which can be angled left or right.

In Brawl[edit]

Aura Storm in Brawl.

Any character in the way of the beam takes minor damage if they are farther away, but a lot more when up close. It also spikes with set, albeit high knockback when used up close. Lucario then holds its hands above its head as it readies the attack, before launching a large beam of Aura downwards. The attack hits multiple times before a big finisher that has significant KO power. Lucario can angle the beam sideways during both the windup and the launch, which is a decent way to catch unhit enemies, although angling can also free trapped targets (which otherwise cannot escape). The move is one of the more difficult Final Smashes to use effectively, as flying or floating characters, or characters with great vertical recovery like Luigi and Meta Knight may be able to easily outrun the beam, while other characters can manage to dodge most of the attack depending on the stage.

As Aura Storm is an aura-based attack, it has greater power and knockback if Lucario has taken a good amount of damage. With Lucario at 170%, it deals 78% damage and is a one-hit KO against most characters. If Lucario activates on a character, the takeoff hit will deal 28%, making it a maximum of 106% damage and an almost guaranteed one-hit KO. If the take off lands, the attack can OHKO Mario when Lucario has only 95% damage (roughly a 56% Aura). Considering only the beam’s power, it is a OHKO starting from 125% (roughly a 73% Aura).


The Aura Storm trophy in Brawl

Aura Storm

Lucario's Final Smash. After flying off the screen, Lucario reappears in its center. It then launches a powerful Aura attack against all foes within a certain distance. The key to this attack is the ability to change its angle--it's a must sweep slowly left and right to hit selected enemies multiple times. The last blow will send the victim flying away.
Wii: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Ultimate[edit]

Lucario Mega Evolving into Mega Lucario in Ultimate.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, while the attack is mostly the same, Lucario will now shout "Max Aura!" (はどう最大!, Wave-Guide Maximum!), Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario, and unleash a wider beam of Aura downwards, making it harder to air dodge through it. Despite the aesthetic similarities with its previous Final Smash seeming to indicate otherwise, Lucario's Aura (therefore, damage and stock difference) still factors into the move's strength. Additionally, all opponents are slowed down in the time between Lucario initiating the Final Smash and releasing the beam, making it easier to hit with.

Instructional quote[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List LucarioHeadSSBU.png Lucario Mega evolves into Mega Lucario and jumps straight up. Then Lucario fires Aura straight down. The angle of the Aura can be adjusted left or right. Aim for opponents to deal the most damage you can.


"Aura Storm" is not an actual attack in the Pokémon series. However, it resembles Hyper Beam, a special Normal-type attack that, while very powerful, forces the user to waste a turn recharging after a successful use. Most fully evolved Pokémon can learn this move, including Deoxys and Lucario itself. Aura Storm's color scheme in Brawl resembles Hyper Beam in Pokémon Battle Revolution.

Lucario's Burst Attack in Pokkén Tournament, Aura Blast, is similar to Aura Storm, being a more powerful version of Aura Sphere in the form of a blue laser, and Brawl could be seen as partial inspiration for the move's appearance. Like Aura Storm, it is not a move seen in the mainline series.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese はどうのあらし
UK English Aura Storm
France French Tempête Aura
Germany German Aurasturm
Spain Spanish Tormenta Aural
Italy Italian Raggio Aura
China Chinese (Simplified) 波导风暴
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 波導風暴
South Korea Korean 파동바람
Netherlands Dutch Aurastorm
Russia Russian Буря Ауры


An image of Aura Storm's full length. Note the visible Temple.
  • Aura Storm's full length goes far beyond the lower blast line of large stages.
  • Although there is no such move as Aura Storm in the Pokémon series, an episode of the Pokémon anime was named after it in both English and Japanese, airing about 6 years after the move first appeared in Brawl.
  • In Ultimate prior to 6.0.0, for unknown reasons, if Aura Storm was activated via Final Smash Meter, Lucario's portrait would not show.
  • While Aura Storm is one of three Final Smashes to skip an installment, along with Iceberg and Triple Finish, it is the only Final Smash to do so despite the user remaining in the roster from Brawl to Ultimate, as the Ice Climbers, Pokémon Trainer, Squirtle and Ivysaur are absent from 3DS/Wii U.