Riolu - Lucario (#448) - Hippopotas
|First game||Pokémon Diamond and Pearl|
|Designed by||Game Freak|
|Voiced by (English)|| Sean Schemmel (movie)|
Bill Rogers (All other appearances)
|Voiced by (Japanese)|| Daisuke Namikawa (movie, Brawl)|
Daisuke Sakaguchi (anime)
Lucario (ルカリオ, Rukario) can only be obtained through evolution in the Pokémon video game series, first appearing in the fourth generation of games. Its type is Steel/Fighting, making it the first time this combination has been used in the Pokémon franchise. Lucario has two possible abilities: "Inner Focus", a trait that prevents flinching (although this does not work with the "flinching" effect of Focus Punch), or "Steadfast", which causes Lucario's speed to be raised if it is flinched. Its Attack and Special Attack statistics are very high, along with an above average Speed stat.
As of the release of Pokémon Black and White, there are no possible ways in the main video games to catch a Lucario in the wild. Instead, a player must either evolve a Riolu or obtain a Lucario from an event.
Lucario tend to live far away from civilization, so that they can improve their fighting skills.
In the anime, Lucario can be seen eating berries and even chocolate.
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, Lucario is known as the greatest rescue leader. Once the player's rescue point count becomes 15,000, the player will be at the rank of Lucario, and a statue of the Pokémon will appear outside of the rescue base.
Some people say that Lucario is based off a feline, because of the pink under its paws, it has a roaring nature, and its will to fight.
Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit
Lucario is in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a playable character. In the game, he can be found in the Subspace Emissary where he'll team up with Meta Knight and Solid Snake, among other characters as the game progresses. His special moves revolve almost exclusively around aura, a trait known only in Lucario and Riolu. His final smash move is called Aura Storm. Unlike the other characters, Lucario's power grows as his damage % increases.
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 a certain point. It specializes in attacks that use Aura energy, like Dark Pulse and a can't-miss technique, Aura Sphere.
Lucario's Final Smash. After flying off the screen, Lucario reappears in its center. He 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.
- Pokémon Diamond - It has the ability to sense the auras of all things. It understands human speech.
- Pokémon Pearl - By catching the aura emanating from others, it can read their thoughts and movements.
- Pokémon Platinum - A well trained one can sense auras to identify and take in the feelings of creatures over half a mile away.
- Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver - It's said that no foe can remain invisible to Lucario, since it can detect Auras. Even foes it could not otherwise see.