Aura Storm in 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.
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%, the beam deals 57% damage and is a one-hit KO against most characters. If Lucario activates on a character, the takeoff hit will deal 21%, making it a maximum of 78% damage and an almost guaranteed one-hit KO. It can OHKO Mario when Lucario has 156% damage (roughly a 92% Aura) from the beam alone, or 107% (roughly a 63% Aura) if hit by the takeoff.
- 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 to sweep slowly left and right to hit selected enemies multiple times. The last blow will send the victim flying away.
- 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 area. The key to this attack is the ability to change its angle--it's a must to sweep slowly left and right to hit selected enemies multiple times. The last blow will send the victim flying away.
- : Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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.
|Move List||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.
While there hasn't been a move named 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.
Mega Evolution is a mechanic introduced in Pokémon X and Y. Only a small number of fully-evolved Pokémon, including Lucario, can Mega Evolve, and they must also hold a special Mega Stone unique to their species. Upon Mega Evolution, the Pokémon's stats increase tremendously and can easily allow it to turn the battle around. Lucario's Mega Stone is known as Lucarionite.
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.
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- Aura Storm's full length goes far beyond the lower blast line of large stages, being 1500 units long in Brawl and 650 in Ultimate.
- Despite its impressive length, in Ultimate it is still possible for the beam to not reach the blast zones. This can be demonstrated on Palutena's Temple, by aiming the beam to the bottom right corner of the stage, where there will be a small region which opponents can reach, most practically with the Super Leaf, where they are out of range of the beam. Additionally, in a mini Special Smash, this can be done on a number of stages, including moderately sized stages like Hyrule Castle, where the beam will not even reach the right edge of the stage. Thus, under these circumstances opponents are fairly easily able to be out of range of the beam.
- 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.