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Riley's Lucario

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Riley's Lucario
ゲンのルカリオ Gen's Lucario
Poké Ball
Riley Lucario.png
Riley's Lucario
Debuts in Steeling Peace of Mind!
Caught at Sinnoh
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Riley
Lucario
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Lucario Daisuke Sakaguchi Bill Rogers

Riley's Lucario (Japanese: ゲンのルカリオ Gen's Lucario) is the primary and, in the anime and manga, currently only known Pokémon owned by Riley.

In the anime

Riley and Lucario

Lucario debuted in Steeling Peace of Mind! at Iron Island. When Ash and his friends traveled there after being contacted by Barry, they found the local Steel-type Pokémon fighting brutally against each other and the other Pokémon on the island. When a crazed Aggron attacked Ash, Riley stepped in and had Lucario attack it with Close Combat. Despite being a Steel-type as well, Lucario wasn't affected like the others of its type due to its strong aura.

Riley informed Ash that like his Lucario, he could use Aura. Together they found the source of the problem: A machine operated under Mars's command that was using the Spear Key to create low frequency waves which tortured the Steel-type Pokémon. Lucario attempted to read the Aura coming out of the machine, but at that time, Mars placed the Spear Key into a pillar at the ruins the squadron was excavating. The beam that launched out of the pillar's tip overwhelmed Lucario and caused it to rebel against Riley, even breaking its Poké Ball in half when he tried to recall it.

Even then, however, Lucario wasn't completely under the machine's influence and tried to destroy the machine but couldn't do it. Ash managed to finish the job and destroy the machine and Lucario and the other Steel types were brought back to their senses. When Mars realized her plan was shot, she fled and attempted to blow up Iron Island with bombs, but her efforts were thwarted when both Riley and Lucario used their Auras to contain the blast and send it flying.

Moves used

Riley Lucario Close Combat.png
Using Close Combat
Move First Used In
Close Combat Steeling Peace of Mind!
Aura Sphere Steeling Peace of Mind!
Bone Rush Saving the World From Ruins!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

When the player teams up with Riley at Iron Island, Lucario is the Pokémon he will use in Double Battles against wild Pokémon and enemy Trainers.

Later, when Riley can be found as a Double Battle partner in the Battle Tower, Lucario is one of the potential Pokémon he may use, and in Pokémon Platinum, he will use Lucario at the Battleground as well.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Pokémon Platinum
Iron Island Iron Island Battleground
Spr b 4d 448.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Steadfast
Held item:
None
Lucario Lv.34
Metal Claw
Steel Physical
Bone Rush
Ground Physical
Force Palm
Fighting Physical
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Spr b 4p 448.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Steadfast
Held item:
None
Lucario Lv.41
Metal Claw
Steel Physical
Bone Rush
Ground Physical
Force Palm
Fighting Physical
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Spr 4p 448.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Steadfast
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Lucario Lv.65
Close Combat
Fighting Physical
Blaze Kick
Fire Physical
ExtremeSpeed
Normal Physical
Bone Rush
Ground Physical

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Lucario in Pokémon Adventures
Lucario using the four moves in succession

Lucario first appears in Grumpy Gliscor along with his Trainer Riley on Iron Island waiting for Diamond to arrive so that they can train him and improve his battling skills. After he arrives they begin their training, Lucario is pitted against Tru, Don, and Lax and with strong moves like Close Combat and Aura Sphere, he puts them into a tight spot before catching Tru's Wood Hammer and holding him while his Aura Sphere's fall from the sky and defeat Diamond's Pokémon. Lucario then oversaw Diamond's Training along with Riley, but during the training his aura sensors pick up something, it was later revealed to be two Cue Ball's who have stolen a Pokémon Egg. The Cue balls blind Riley and Lucario with Vespiquen honey and prevent them from using their Aura with a Mothim's Air Slash, they are defeated by Dia's newest technique the "Mach-one-and-only-Razor-Leaf" and are left to suffer the wrath of Lucario who beats them with Close Combat, Aura Sphere, Bone Rush, and Flash Cannon in quick succession.

Moves used

Riley Lucario Bonemerang Adventures.png
Using Bonemerang
Move First Used In
Close Combat Lucky Lucario I
Aura Sphere Lucky Lucario I
Bone Rush Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim I
Flash Cannon Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim I
Bonemerang × Deprogramming Porygon-Z
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Lucario in Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Lucario first appears in Serious Training on Iron Island!! as it rescues Hareta from an attack caused by B-2's Graveler. Later, it takes on B-2's Drapion where it was able to use Aura Sphere on it successfully for the first time but Drapion had the 360 rotation effect which caused Aura Sphere to fail. However, Lucario was able to take out Drapion with the teamwork of Hareta's Riolu given from Riley when it was an Egg.

Moves used

Riley Lucario Close Combat DPA.png
Using Close Combat
Move First Used In
Aura Sphere Serious Training on Iron Island!!
Close Combat Serious Training on Iron Island!!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Lucario.