Lucario (SSBU)

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Lucario
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Universe Pokémon
Other Smash Bros. appearances in Brawl
in SSB4

Availability Unlockable
Final Smash Aura Storm
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Lucario is the only fighter whose attack power increases as it takes damage. A fighter that truly shines when in a pinch, choose Lucario for a thrilling battle.
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site

Lucario (ルカリオ, Lucario) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It was confirmed as a playable character on June 12th, 2018. Lucario is classified as fighter #41.

Sean Schemmel, Daisuke Namikawa, Jean-Marc Delhausse, Carlos Lobo, Gerhard Jilka and Luigi Fantino's portrayals of Lucario from Smash 4 were repurposed for the English, Japanese, French, Spanish, German, and Italian versions of Ultimate, respectively.

How to unlock[edit]

Complete one of the following:

  • Play VS. matches, with Lucario being the 27th character to be unlocked.
  • Clear Classic Mode with Yoshi or anyone in his unlock tree, being the first character unlocked.
  • Have Lucario join the player's party in World of Light.

With the exception of the third method, Lucario must then be defeated on Spear Pillar.

Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Lucario has received a mix of buffs and nerfs in the transition from Smash 4 to Ultimate, but was generally nerfed overall. Lucario's overall mobility has been greatly improved due to faster horizontal movement, while the universal 3-frame jumpsquat further improves Lucario's ability to traverse the stage. Many of its attacks in general, notably its dash attack, forward smash, neutral aerial and forward aerial, are more reliable and less of hindrance, while its special moves have also been improved: Aura Sphere can now be cancelled into any ground attack during a charge, allowing for mixup options, Force Palm has more range, Double Team can now home in on opponents and is much faster overall, and Extreme Speed is overall safer due to its ending and previously notorious landing lag both being lowered.

Lucario has received nerfs, however. The most notable one is to its Aura mechanic, as Lucario's Aura multiplier is worse than it was in Smash 4 despite 1v1 multipliers now giving a slight advantage. This, when combined with the universal weakening of the rage mechanic, makes Lucario less powerful at higher percentages, while its reduced weight makes it even easier to KO. Furthermore, some of Lucario's most reliable moves, such as down aerial, have been made less effective. While Lucario still has a strong recovery, Extreme Speed's controls have been modified to the point where holding down the control stick can accidentally lead to self-destruction. Finally, the throws have increased knockback yet don't function as KO options; this, in addition to the changes in DI and air dodging, has the overall effect of limiting or even outright removing some of Lucario's previously guaranteed combos from throw, which were some of the only reliable ways for it to add damage.

It is currently unknown how Lucario will fare in the Ultimate early meta, as its tournament representation is currently lacking.

Aesthetics[edit]

  • Change Lucario's model has a more subdued color scheme, and its fur has a more detailed texture.
  • Change Aura is now cyan in color instead of indigo at earlier percentages, and its visual effects are smoother. At higher Aura levels, the flames produced are more intense, becoming indigo in color, which leave behind a trail as Lucario moves. Purple electricity starts emanating from its paws, and the spikes on each paw begin to glow white. The appendages on the back of its head also rise up as Aura grows in power.
  • Change Many of Lucario's attacking animations have been updated from SSB4. Notably, Lucario stands on one foot more in its attacks, particularly with its smash attacks and Double Team.

Attributes[edit]

  • Buff Like all characters, Lucario's jumpsquat animation now takes 3 frames to complete (down from 5).
  • Buff Lucario walks slightly faster (1.05 → 1.103).
  • Buff Lucario runs faster (1.55 → 1.705).
    • Buff Lucario's initial dash is significantly faster (1.8 → 2.255).
  • Buff Lucario's air speed is much higher (1.09 → 1.281), now being on par with Wolf's.
  • Buff Lucario's air acceleration is higher 0 → 0.01 (base), 0.07 → 0.08 (additional), 0.07 → 0.09 (max).
  • Buff Lucario's traction is higher (0.0736 → 0.116). However, due to traction being significantly increased across the cast, he no longer has the highest traction in the game going from first out of 58 to eighteenth out of 76 characters.
  • Nerf Lucario is lighter (99 → 92), making it more difficult to survive at higher percents to take advantage of Aura.
  • Change Aura increases in strength faster at lower percentages, reaching base damage at 65% (70% in SSB4), but slower at higher percentages, reaching a maximum of 1.6x power at 190% (down from 1.7x). Aura's strength at 0% is unchanged (0.66x).
  • Nerf Aura's effects have also been modified regarding placing. While Aura multipliers when at an advantage in 1v1 battles have been increased slightly, Lucario now only has a -1 placing as opposed to also having a -2 placing, reducing its multiplier when it is at a disadvantage down from a maximum of x1.333 to x1.125. Furthermore, this new multiplier applies beyond 1v1, also reducing the maximum multiplier of a four player match down from x2 to x1.125. This removes the Anubis Combo and greatly reduces Lucario's extreme comeback factor, which makes Lucario more reliant on taking damage to reap the benefits of Aura.

Ground attacks[edit]

  • Neutral attack:
    • Buff Neutral attack's hits connect much more consistently.
    • Buff All three hits of neutral attack have less ending lag (FAF 34, 38, 41 → 32, 35, 39).
    • Buff The first two hits of neutral attack can jab lock opponents.
    • Nerf Neutral attack's first hit comes out later than before (frame 6 → 7).
    • Nerf The first hit has fewer active frames (frames 6-8 → 7-8).
    • Nerf The final hit has fewer active frames (frames 9-11 → 9-10).
  • Dash attack:
    • Buff Dash attack now has a sweetspot located on Lucario's foot during the early frames of the attack. This new sweetspot deals more damage (10%) and knockback than the rest of the attack, letting it KO earlier.
    • Buff The sourspot of the clean hit does more damage (8% → 8.5%).
    • Change Lucario now lands on its feet after using dash attack; previously, it fell on its side after the kick.
  • Forward tilt:
    • Buff Forward tilt has increased range.
    • Buff Forward tilt's hits chain together much more reliably.
      • Change Forward tilt has a new animation, with Lucario leaning back before the palm thrust. In addition, the updated visual on the Aura effect matches the hitboxes much better.
  • Up tilt:
    • Buff Up tilt has increased range; it is now able to hit opponents on Battlefield platforms consistently.
    • Change Up tilt has a new animation; Lucario jumps slightly higher when kicking, and kicks in an overall more animated fashion. It then quickly hops back into place at the end of the attack.
  • Down tilt:
    • Buff Down tilt has less ending lag (FAF 25 → 23). This improves its safety and combo potential.
    • Buff Down tilt's new animation has Lucario crouch low to the ground while kicking. This allows it to lower its profile and dodge more attacks while using down tilt.
  • Forward smash:
    • Buff Forward smash has increased range.
    • Buff Forward smash becomes active earlier (frame 22 → 19).
    • Change Forward smash has more vibrant Aura effects.
    • Change Forward smash's animation is more animated and snappy compared to SSB4. It also now ends the attack standing on one foot.
    • Buff The new animation of forward smash has Lucario lean back at the start of the attack, allowing it to evade attacks before retaliating with its own.
  • Up smash:
    • Change Up smash has an altered animation, with Lucario raising its leg much higher while releasing the blast of Aura. The charging stance is different, and the blast of Aura is much wider than before to match the hitbox more accurately.
  • Down smash:
    • Change Down smash has a new animation; instead of raising its arms into the air and bringing them down, Lucario now briefly stands on one foot before stomping it to the ground while simultaneously releasing Aura from its palms.
    • Change The charging animation of down smash now has Lucario fold its arms while crouching in front of its chest instead of waving its arms in a circular motion.
      • Buff Due to the change in stance, Lucario is less vulnerable to attack while charging down smash.

Aerial Attacks[edit]

  • Neutral aerial:
    • Buff Neutral aerial now hits twice, regardless of whether the opponent is in front of or behind Lucario. This allows the move to deal more damage in general and hit behind him much sooner, increasing its potency.
    • Buff Neutral aerial is able to drag opponents with the attack, allowing for more followups.
    • Buff Neutral aerial has reduced landing lag (9 frames → 5).
    • Nerf Neutral aerial's first active frame is later than before (frame 8 → 10).
    • Buff Neutral aerial's first hit lasts for a longer period of time (frames 8-11 → 10-14).
    • Buff The second hit comes out earlier (frame 22 → 18).
    • Nerf The second hit lasts a shorter period of time (frames 22-29 → 18-21).
    • Buff It auto-cancels earlier (frame 39 → 36).
    • Nerf Its initial auto-cancel window was shortened (frames 1-7 → 1-4).
    • Change Neutral air has a new animation; Lucario spins more quickly than it did in SSB4.
  • Forward aerial:
    • Buff Forward aerial has reduced landing lag (18 frames → 9).
    • Buff Lucario can grab ledge faster after using forward air (64 frames → 52).
  • Back aerial:
    • Buff Back aerial becomes active sooner (frame 16 → 13).
    • Nerf Back aerial deals less damage (15% → 14%) and thus less knockback.
    • Nerf Back aerial has more ending lag (FAF 49 → 50).
    • Buff Its initial auto-cancel window has been lengthened (frames 1-3 → 1-4).
    • Change The burst of aura from Back aerial's animation better matches it's hitbox.
  • Up aerial:
    • Buff Up aerial has decreased landing lag (22 frames → 13).
    • Nerf Up aerial has fewer active frames (10-15 → 10-13).
    • Change Up aerial has an altered animation, with Lucario backflipping following the initial kick.
  • Down aerial:
    • Nerf Down aerial stalls Lucario's movement less on successive uses.
    • Nerf Down aerial has more landing lag (9 frames → 12).

Throws/other attacks[edit]

  • Buff Forward throw is now a two-hit move. This change also grants the move a collateral hitbox to hit opponents near Lucario.
  • Buff Down throw has slightly less knockback growth, allowing it to combo for longer.

Special Moves[edit]

  • Aura Sphere:
    • Change Aura Sphere is visually closer to how it appears in recent Pokémon games. It has an "energy absorption" effect while charging and no longer emits a trail of smoke when launched.
    • Buff Aura Sphere can now be jump-canceled, even in the air. Additionally, it can now be canceled into any grounded option while charging with an advanced technique called Charge Storage Cancelling.
      • Buff With Lucario's increased air speed, this makes it possible to edge-guard oppenents by charging Aura Sphere and then cancelling it into an aerial, as well as improving its movement when combined with B-Reverses, Wavebounces, etc.
    • Change Moving the control stick down has Lucario spotdodge, much like how moving it left or right has it roll.
    • Nerf Lucario cannot shield immediately out of Aura Sphere, making it less safe to charge.
    • Nerf Lucario cannot use its standard grab out of a charging Aura Sphere without shielding, as pressing the Z button fires the Aura Sphere.
    • Change The aerial charge animation for Aura Sphere was altered; it now more closely resembles the grounded charging animation.
  • Force Palm:
    • Buff Force Palm has increased grab range.
    • Nerf Force Palm's projectile deals less damage with the far hit (7.56% → ~5.4%).
    • Change Force Palm's hitbox now matches its Aura graphics more closely.
    • Change Force Palm's grab triggers Special Zoom if Lucario has at least half of its maximum Aura.
    • Change The animation for Force Palm has been completely changed; instead of pulling its left paw back before thrusting it forward with a stomp to release a blast of Aura, Lucario now moves its paws in a circle around its body while crouching low to the ground before gathering its paws together and releasing a blast of Aura from its left paw.
  • Extreme Speed:
    • Buff Extreme Speed has less endlag and landing lag.
    • Buff Extreme Speed now has a hitbox upon directly crashing into the ground or a wall, making it safer to use for recovery.
    • Buff Crashing into a wall now sends Lucario upward as opposed to stopping it in place. This greatly increases the safety of the recovery.
    • Nerf Extreme Speed's controls have been modified; the initial flight direction is locked in a short period of time before flight begins, which can lead to unintentional self-destructs.
    • Nerf Extreme Speed travels less distance overall.
    • Nerf Extreme Speed now halts at the end of the move, making it worse for recovering at low percents.
    • Change The animation for Extreme Speed has been updated; Lucario now gathers Aura in its paws at the start of the move. If it is grounded, dust ripples appear around Lucario as it gathers Aura. Additionally, the streams of Aura during flight are much bigger and more colorful than before. At the end of the flight, a gust of wind envelops the front of Lucario to indicate the attack portion of the move.
  • Double Team:
    • Buff Double Team deals more damage (11% → 12.5%).
    • Buff Double Team's counterattack activates faster (frame 28 → 16), making the attack much more consistent.
    • Change Lucario leaves blue-colored afterimages of itself in the location where it stood just before the attack.
    • Buff Double Team has less endlag on an unsuccessful counter (80 frames → 71), decreasing the window of time where Lucario can be punished.
    • Buff Double Team can now track opponents that activate the counterattack; Lucario will teleport to the attacker's location (within a certain range) and start its counterattack.
    • Buff Double Team now slows down time for the opponent that attacked Lucario. This allows Double Team to punish many more attacks, greatly increasing its reliability.
    • Nerf Double Team has fewer active frames (frames 5-39 → 5-24), no longer having the longest frame window in the game.
    • Nerf Double Team has significantly fewer intangibility frames (5-39 → 4-13), no longer covering the entire counter window.
    • Change Double Team's momentum in the air carries over into Lucario's own movement, which both benefits and hinders its recovery potential, as it can help with recovering when facing towards the stage, but prevent recovery (or even lead to a self-destruct) when facing away from the stage.
    • Change The animation for Double Team has completely changed; instead of moving its arms in a circular motion while crouching, Lucario now stands upright with its left leg raised while holding a pose. It then pulls its right paw back while holding its martial arts-like stance. A vortex of wind surrounds Lucario throughout the entire animation.
  • Aura Storm:
    • Change Lucario's Final Smash has been reverted to Aura Storm. It now Mega Evolves into Mega Lucario before performing the attack.
    • Buff Compared to Aura Storm in Brawl, the beam fired is much wider, improving the move's horizontal reach.

Update history[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2.0.0

  • Buff Lucario can grab ledge faster after using forward air (64 frames → 52).
  • Nerf Aura Sphere has less hitlag during the charge, allowing characters to escape and shield drop much easier.
  • Buff The Final Smash Meter version of Aura Storm has a higher knockback multiplier (x0.7 → x0.77).

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0.0

  • Nerf Aura Sphere does less shield damage.

Moveset[edit]

  • Lucario's moveset is affected by Aura. Each move lists the percentages according to Lucario's damage: 0%/65%/190%.
    • Lucario's Aura effects also change in regard to placing. When at a -1 placing, Lucario's Aura gains a multiplier of ×1.125.
Lucario using a Aura Sphere with max strength Aura as shown by a Skill Preview in Ultimate.
As Aura's power increases, your attack power increases as well. The more unfavorable the match is for you, the more power you gain.


Aura's Power increases
• When you have fewer KOs than opponents
• The more you've been KO'd
• As your damage increases
• As your HP decreases in Stamina Mode

Aura Sphere will get bigger, and the speed and power of it will increase. You can also leap higher and quicker when using Extreme Speed.

—Move List Description, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


Note: All numbers are listed as base damage, without the 1v1 multiplier.

  Name Damage Description
Neutral attack   2.5% The kham choui[1] (a downward sweeping punch in Shaolin Kung Fu), followed by the choong choui[2] (a jab-style punch in Shaolin Kung Fu), followed by a stretch kick.
2%
3%
Forward tilt   4% (hit 1), 6% (hit 2) The kap theai choui[3] (a low-angle cross-style punch in Shaolin Kung Fu). Hits twice.
Up tilt   6% (foot), 5% An outside crescent kick above itself.
Down tilt   5% A kneeling Hapkido-style shin kick.
Dash attack   8.5% (sourspot), 10% (sweetspot), 7% (late) A flying kick.
Forward smash   16% (clean), 13% (late) A double palm thrust, which emits a burst of Aura.
Up smash   4% (hit 1), 14% (clean hit 2), 9% (late hit 2) A modified version of the long choui[4] (an uppercut-styled punch in Shaolin Kung Fu), while emitting a blast of Aura. Hits twice.
Down smash   14% Thrusts its palms in front and behind, while emitting blasts of Aura. Resembles a modified version of the kap theai choui. Hits on both of its sides
Neutral aerial   8% (hit 1), 6% (hit 2) Spins while emitting Aura from its paws.
Forward aerial   6% A stretch kick.
Back aerial   14% (clean), 13% (late) The sou choui[5] (a sweeping punch in Shaolin Kung Fu).
Up aerial   11% (clean), 6% (late) An upward front kick, with Lucario backflipping.
Down aerial   5% (hit 1), 6% (hit 2) Stomps twice, emitting blasts of Aura with each stomp.
Grab   Clinches the opponent.
Pummel   1.3% A surge of Aura.
Forward throw   5% (hit), 3% (throw) Shoves the opponent away.
Back throw   10% The tai otoshi[6], a Judo throw.
Up throw   5% (hit), 6% (throw) The pao choui[7] (an uppercut-styled punch in Shaolin Kung Fu).
Down throw   7% Holds the opponent over its head and then slams them into the ground. Can combo into 3 forward aerials at low to mid percents.
Floor attack (front)   7% Kicks around itself before getting up.
Floor attack (back)   7% Same as its frontal floor attack.
Floor attack (trip)   5% Kicks behind itself and then in front of itself while getting up.
Edge attack   9% Performs a double palm thrust that emits a small blast of Aura while climbing up.
Neutral special Aura Sphere 6.9%~17.2% (move), 0.6% (charge loop) A chargeable, condensed sphere of Aura. Pressing the special button again will make Lucario fire the sphere. Its size scales with Aura. The charge can be cancelled into tilts, smash attacks, and aerials. It can also cancel into a dodge, and be jump-cancelled.
Side special Force Palm 11.8% (close blast), 5.4% (far blast), 13% (throw), 10% (throw collateral) Fires a stream of Aura. Its blast's range scales with Aura. If the opponent is close to Lucario, the move acts like a grab, with Lucario grabbing the opponent and then striking them with a palm thrust at point-blank range. At half of its maximum Aura or more, it triggers Special Zoom.
Up special Extreme Speed 6% (dash), 4% (impact) Propels itself in a predetermined direction by blasting steams of Aura from its forepaws. Has a hitbox at the end of its animation, and upon crashing directly into a wall or the ground. Extreme Speed's distance scales with Aura.
Down special Double Team 12.5% Performs a kata. If Lucario is attacked, it will disappear while emitting afterimages and then counterattacks with a flying kick. The direction Lucario kicks in can be controlled. Lucario will also aim above or below if it is hit accordingly.
Final Smash Aura Storm 0.8% (loop), 11.5% (final hit) Mega Evolves into Mega Lucario, then leaps up above the center of the stage, and firing a huge stream of Aura. Increases in power depending on Lucario's Aura and can achieve OHKO power at max aura if all hitboxes connect.

On-screen appearance[edit]

  • Teleports on stage, floats for a second, gathers aura in its hands, and then lands

Taunts[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Floats in mid-air and growls, emitting aura from its body.
  • Side Taunt: Moves one hand forward and one behind its back, growling.
  • Down Taunt: Stands on one foot and holds one hand in mid-air. This taunt is very similar to Link's down taunt.

Idle poses[edit]

  • Stretches both arms out, one on each side, slowly lowers its body, and assumes its normal stance again.
  • Moves its arms in a circular motion before assuming to its normal stance again.

Victory poses[edit]

  • Aura pulsates out of its paws, then does a crane-like stance, saying "Behold the power of aura." (満ちるぞ,この波導!, I am filled, with this wave guide!).
  • Moves its paws in front of itself, then clasps them together, saying "The aura is with me!" (波導は我にあり!, The wave guide is with me!).
  • Moves its paw to its side while aura radiates off its body.
A small excerpt of the title theme of Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green Versions, a track which would go on to become the Pokémon main theme and the title theme for the entire series.

Classic Mode: Counter Encounters[edit]

Lucario fights characters with counterattacks.

Round Opponent Stage Music Notes
1 Shulk and Little Mac Gaur Plain Time to Fight! - Xenoblade Chronicles
2 Palutena and Bayonetta Umbra Clock Tower Red & Black
3 Marth and Lucina Coliseum Story 5 Meeting
4 6 Mii Swordfighters Spear Pillar Battle! (Wild Pokémon) - Pokémon Diamond / Pokémon Pearl
5 Roy, Ike, and male Corrin Castle Siege The Devoted
6 Greninja Pokémon Stadium 2 Battle! (Champion) - Pokémon X / Pokémon Y
Bonus Stage
Final Master Hand Final Destination Master Hand On intensity 7.0 and higher, Crazy Hand fights alongside Master Hand, and the track Master Hand / Crazy Hand plays during the battle.

Role in World of Light[edit]

Lucario's location in World of Light

Lucario was among the fighters summoned to the cliffside to fight against the army of Master Hands.

Lucario was present when Galeem unleashed his beams of light. Lucario dodged a beam of light using Double Team, but was hit by a beam Greninja avoided a moment later, vaporizing it and placing it under Galeem's imprisonment along with the rest of the fighters, excluding Kirby.

In the mode proper, Lucario can be found on the corner of a stone wall.

Fighter Battle[edit]

No. Image Name Type Power Stage Music
41
Lucario SSBU.png
Lucario Attack 3,300 Spear Pillar (Ω form) Battle! (Team Galactic)


Spirits[edit]

Lucario's Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Lucario in World of Light allows the player to preview the spirit below in the Spirit List under the name "???". As a Fighter Spirit, it cannot be used in Spirit Battles and is purely aesthetic. Each Fighter Spirit has an alternate version that replaces them with their artwork in Ultimate.

Additionally, Lucario's Mega Evolved form appears as a Primary Spirit.

In Spirit battles[edit]

As the main opponent[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music
505
MegaLucarioSpirit.png
Mega Lucario Pokémon series Lucario LucarioHeadTealSSBU.png Grab 9,400 Coliseum (Battlefield form) •Sudden Final Smash •The enemy will suddenly have a Final Smash
•Lucario's Aura has increased power
Battle! (Trainer Battle) - Pokémon X / Pokémon Y
509
Dialga Spirit.png
Dialga Pokémon series •Giant Lucario LucarioHeadWhiteSSBU.png Grab 9,700 Spear Pillar •Earthquake
•Sudden Final Smash
•The enemy will suddenly have a Final Smash
•Periodic earthquakes will shake the stage after a little while
•The enemy is giant
Battle! (Dialga/Palkia) / Spear Pillar
525
Cobalion Spirit.png
Cobalion, Terrakion, & Virizion Pokémon series Lucario LucarioHeadGreenSSBU.png
Duck Hunt DuckHuntHeadYellowSSBU.png
Yoshi YoshiHeadBlueSSBU.png
Neutral 9,000 Unova Pokémon League N/A •The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
•The enemy can unleash powerful critical hits at random
•The enemy starts the battle with a Beam Sword
N's Castle
526
TornadusIncarnateFormSpirit.png
Tornadus (Incarnate Forme) Pokémon series Lucario LucarioHeadGreenSSBU.png Attack 4,300 Skyworld (clouds only) •Hazard: Heavy Wind •Dangerously high winds are in effect
•The enemy starts the battle with an Ore Club
N's Castle
534
Keldeo Spirit.png
Keldeo (Ordinary Form) Pokémon series Lucario LucarioHeadNavySSBU.png Shield 3,500 Unova Pokémon League N/A Stamina battle
•Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Keldeo)
•The enemy's FS Meter charges quickly
N's Castle
542
Xerneas Spirit.png
Xerneas Lucario LucarioHeadNavySSBU.png Pokémon series Shield 9,400 Garden of Hope •Flowery •You constantly take minor damage
•Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Xerneas)
•The enemy is injured but powerful
Battle! (Champion) - Pokémon X / Pokémon Y
740
Youngcricket.png
Young Cricket Lucario LucarioHeadNavySSBU.png WarioWare series Shield 1,900 Suzaku Castle •Item Tidal Wave •The enemy's dash attacks have increased power
•Certain items will appear in large numbers after a little while
Chun-Li Stage Type A
857
Kicks Spirit.png
Kicks Animal Crossing series Lucario LucarioHeadNavySSBU.png Shield 3,600 Town and City •Move Speed ↑
•Slippery Stage
•The stage's platforms are very slippery
•All fighters have increased move speed
Plaza / Title Theme - Animal Crossing: City Folk / Animal Crossing: Wild World
991
Fei Long Spirit.png
Fei Long Street Fighter series Lucario LucarioHeadGreySSBU.png Shield 2,000 Arena Ferox (Ω form) •Jump Power ↓ •The enemy's punches and elbow strikes have increased power
•The enemy's kicks and knee strikes have increased power
Stamina battle
Fei Long Stage Type B
998
Gen Spirit.png
Gen Street Fighter series Lucario LucarioHeadPinkSSBU.png Neutral 3,600 New Pork City (Ω form) •Jump Power ↓ •Lucario's Aura has increased power
Stamina battle
•All fighters have reduced jump power
Fei Long Stage Type A
999
Karin.png
Karin Street Fighter series Lucario LucarioHeadPurpleSSBU.png Grab 3,900 Wuhu Island (hazards off) •Jump Power ↓ Stamina battle
•All fighters have reduced jump power
•The enemy has increased move speed and reduced weight
Cammy Stage Type B

As a minion[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters Inspiration
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music Character
522
Zoroak.png
Zoroark Pokémon series Wolf WolfHeadBlackSSBU.png
Lucario LucarioHeadGreySSBU.png (×3)
Attack 3,500 Prism Tower N/A •Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Zoroark)
•Reinforcements will appear after an enemy is KO'd
Battle! (Reshiram/Zekrom)

Alternate costumes[edit]

Lucario Palette (SSBU).png
LucarioHeadSSBU.png LucarioHeadPurpleSSBU.png LucarioHeadWhiteSSBU.png LucarioHeadGreySSBU.png LucarioHeadTealSSBU.png LucarioHeadNavySSBU.png LucarioHeadGreenSSBU.png LucarioHeadPinkSSBU.png

Gallery[edit]

Character Showcase Video[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Lucario and Charizard are the only characters to have had their Final Smash change between games only to have it revert back to the previous Final Smash. In Lucario's case, it had Aura Storm in Brawl, changed to Mega Lucario in Smash 4, and then reverted back to Aura Storm in Ultimate.
    • However, Lucario does transform into Mega Lucario for the duration of Aura Storm in Ultimate.
  • The Tip about Lucario's Aura being able to reach a multiplier of ×2.5 is both true and false: as of recent updates, ×1.6 is the maximum multiplier. However, Lucario at 0% has a ×0.6 multiplier on its attacks, making the net change about ×2.5.
  • Lucario is the only Pokémon character whose animations are not mirrored.

Notes[edit]

1.^ translates to "Smashing Punch"
2.^ translates to "Thrust Punch"
3.^ translates to "Armpit Punch"
4.^ translates to "Wave Punch"
5.^ translates to "Sweeping Punch"
6.^ translates to "Body Drop"
7.^ translates to "Cannon Punch"


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