Lucario (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Lucario (disambiguation).
Lucario
Aura Pokémon
ルカリオ
Lucario
#448
Lucario
Lucario
Mega Lucario
Mega Lucario



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Type
Fighting Steel
Unknown Unknown
Mega Lucario
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Steadfast or Inner Focus
Lucario
Cacophony
Mega Lucario
Cacophony
Justified
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Adaptability
Mega Lucario
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Human-Like
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Lucario
4'03" 1.3 m
Mega Lucario
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
119.0 lbs. 54.0 kg
Lucario
126.8 lbs. 57.5 kg
Mega Lucario
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Lucarionite [[|]]
Base experience yield
204
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
184
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Lucario
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Lucario
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
Mega Lucario
Footprint
F448.png None.png
Mega Lucario
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Lucario (Japanese: ルカリオ Lucario) is a dual-type Fighting/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Riolu when leveled up with high friendship during the day.

Lucario can Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario using the Lucarionite.

Biology

Lucario is a bipedal, canine-like Pokémon, with fur that is predominantly blue and black. It possesses a short, round spike on the back of each forepaw, in addition to a third on its chest. It has red eyes, a long snout and ears. When its mouth is open, two pairs of pointed teeth, one in the upper jaw and one in the lower, can be seen. It possesses cream-colored fur on its torso, and blue fur on its thighs that resembles shorts. It has a medium length tail of the same blue color as well. It stands on its toes rather than on its entire foot. It has developed four black appendages that hang down from its head, which rise when Lucario reads or manipulates aura, a special energy that it senses. Lucario can study this energy to predict the movements of their opponents and track their quarry. They also have the power to manipulate this energy in an offensive manner, in the form of explosive spheres of energy. Lucario can understand human speech, and have been reported to communicate with humans through telepathy.

As Mega Lucario, its cream fur becomes longer, and its thighs slim down. It develops more spikes on the back of its paws, which have turned crimson. It also develops spikes on both of its feet, which have become crimson too. Its previously red eyes are now orange-colored. Its aura-sensing appendages grow longer, and two of them are tipped in crimson. Its shoulders also possess a spike each. Its aura heightens throughout its body, which formed black markings on its blue fur.[1] In Kalos, Mega Lucario is believed to be the first discovered Mega Evolution. People call Mega Lucario's fighting style heartless due to it being bathed in combative instincts and not showing any mercy to any other opposing Pokémon.

Lucario is considered to be prideful, and is extremely loyal to its Trainer. It also seems to have a natural sense of justice. It usually lives deep in mountains very far from people to improve their skills. It is an exceptionally rare Pokémon. Lucario are primarily carnivores, hunting their prey in packs, though one Lucario was seen eating Berries and plants like roses. It has been seen eating chocolate, even though chocolate is not part of its natural diet.

In the anime

In the main series

Lucario in the anime

Major appearances

Lucario (M08)

Lucario debuted as one of the main Pokémon in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. He belonged to Sir Aaron and was sealed away in his staff for a thousand years. Ash later released him during a festival and he helped guide him to the Tree of Beginning after Mew teleported Pikachu there. However, he sacrificed himself to save the Tree of Beginning.

Maylene's Lucario

Lucario's main series debut was in Lost Leader Strategy! as Maylene's main Pokémon; it was first seen battling with Maylene in their training. Lucario used Aura Sphere to stop the battle of Electabuzz, Piplup, and Pikachu. It was used in Maylene's matches with Paul, Dawn, and Ash.

Riley's Lucario

Riley's 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 immediately affected like the others of its type due to its strong aura.

Cameron's Lucario

Cameron's Riolu evolved into a Lucario in Cameron's Secret Weapon! in a Vertress Conference battle against Ash's Snivy. It beat Snivy and fought against Ash's Pikachu in A Unova League Evolution, and won, but lost to Virgil's Flareon later in the episode. It tends to walk outside of its Poké Ball.

Korrina's Lucario

Korrina's Lucario debuted in Mega Revelations! as her walking Pokémon. The duo obtained a Lucarionite in the following episode, allowing it to Mega Evolve. Korrina later used Lucario in her Gym battle against Ash, and later during the battle to stop the Giant Rock. It had evolved from a Riolu. It was often seen outside of its Poké Ball in the episodes it appeared in.

Mega Lucario in the anime
Other

A Lucario that can Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario appeared in The Aura Storm!, under the ownership of Korrina's grandfather Gurkinn. Gurkinn's Lucario was used in a battle against Korrina's own Lucario, but when Korrina's Lucario lost control when it Mega Evolved, Gurkinn's Lucario had to knock it out. It reappeared in JN025.

A Lucario appeared in I Choose You!, under the ownership of Sorrel. It is his main Pokémon.

A Lucario appeared in Z-Move Showdown!, under the ownership of Professor Kukui. It was sent out to battle a Shiny Guzzlord that interrupted the closing ceremony of the Manalo Conference, only to be defeated and recalled to its Poké Ball. Lucario reappeared in A Full Battle Bounty! and Fiery Surprises!, where it was Kukui's fifth Pokémon during his Full Battle against Ash. It went up against Ash's Naganadel and lost.

Minor appearances

A Lucario made a cameo appearance in the opening sequence of The Rise of Darkrai, where it was seen dodging a Rayquaza's Hyper Beam.

A Coordinator's Lucario was seen on TV in Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!. It was participating in a Double Performance alongside a Froslass.

A Lucario that can Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario appeared in the opening of Mega Evolution Special I.

A Lucario that can Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario appeared in a flashback or a fantasy in Origins of Mega Evolution!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP066 Lucario Ash's Pokédex Lucario, the Aura Pokémon, and the evolved form of Riolu. By sensing the aura of its opponents, Lucario can read their thoughts and movements.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW108 Lucario Cameron's Pokédex Lucario, the Aura Pokémon. Lucario has the power to detect their opponent's thoughts and actions by reading their aura.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY030 Lucario Ash's Pokédex Lucario, the Aura Pokémon and the evolved form of Riolu. Lucario reads the thoughts of others and anticipates their movements by sensing their auras.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM142 Lucario Rotom Pokédex Lucario, the Aura Pokémon. A Fighting and Steel type. Lucario can concentrate its mental energy into a mysterious wave called aura that can reduce boulders to dust.

In the Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

Lucario in the animated trailer

A Lucario appeared in the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, under the ownership of Nate. It and its Trainer pursued a member of the Shadow Triad across the frozen Opelucid City, but despite their efforts to stop him, that member escaped with his comrades.

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Korrina's Lucario

Korrina's Lucario appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer. Alongside Cheren's Stoutland and Misty's Starmie, it battled Cynthia's Garchomp, Steven's Metagross, and Lance's Dragonite. At the behest of its Trainer, Lucario tried to catch Stoutland after it was knocked back by Garchomp's Dragon Claw, but this backfired and both Pokémon were incapacitated. After Starmie defended it and Stoutland from Dragonite's Hyper Beam, Lucario defended itself from Metagross's Flash Cannon with Aura Sphere.

In the manga

Mega Lucario in Pokémon Adventures

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Lucario (M08)

The Lucario from the eighth movie appears in the adaptation.

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

Main article: Hiori's Lucario

Lucario is Hiori's primary Pokémon in Phantom Thief Pokémon 7.

In the Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~ manga

A Lucario appeared in ANL5, under the ownership of Arata.

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga

A Lucario appeared in PDP20.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Riley's Lucario
Main article: Korrina's Lucario

In Pokémon Adventures, like the games, one appears under the ownership of Riley. It first appeared in Grumpy Gliscor.

Korrina has a Lucario which she Mega Evolves to help when X and his friends were attacked in Santalune City who first appeared in The Aegislash Agenda.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Main article: Maylene's Lucario
Main article: Riley's Lucario

Riley has a Lucario, which is his only known Pokémon. He trained it while he was on Iron Island in Serious Training on Iron Island!!.

Maylene sent out her Lucario to take on one of the Galactic Grunts in The Legendary Pokémon, Captured.

Hareta's Riolu evolved into Lucario in A Novel Test!!.

Cynthia's Lucario made a minor appearance during its Trainer's battle with Mitsumi in A New Battle Begins!.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Lucario appeared in PMDP05.

A Lucario appeared in PMDP29.

In the TCG

Main article: Lucario (TCG)

Other appearances

Lucario's official artwork for Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament

Main article: Lucario (Pokkén Tournament)

Lucario is a playable character for the arcade fighting game. Its moves include Force Palm, Bone Rush, Extreme Speed, and multiple variations of Aura Sphere. Upon entering Burst form, it Mega-Evolves and can use the Burst Attack Aura Blast.

Super Smash Bros.

Main article: Lucario (Super Smash Bros.)


Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#116
Johto
#—
Diamond It has the ability to sense the Auras of all things. It understands human speech.
Pearl By catching the Aura emanating from others, it can read their thoughts and movements.
Platinum A well-trained one can sense auras to identify and take in the feelings of creatures over half a mile away.
HeartGold It's said that no foe can remain invisible to Lucario, since it can detect Auras. Even foes it could not otherwise see.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #034
Black A well-trained one can sense auras to identify and take in the feelings of creatures over half a mile away.
White
Black 2 By reading the aura of all things, it can tell how others are feeling from over half a mile away.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #063
Hoenn
#—
X By catching the Aura emanating from others, it can read their thoughts and movements.
Y By reading the auras of all things, it can tell how others are feeling from over half a mile away.
Omega Ruby By catching the aura emanating from others, it can read their thoughts and movements.
Alpha Sapphire By reading the auras of all things it can tell how others are feeling from over half a mile away.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #280
Alola
USUM: #378
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Not only does it perceive auras, but it has also gained the power to control them. It employs them in battle.
Moon They can detect the species of a living being—and its emotions—from over half a mile away. They control auras and hunt their prey in packs.
Ultra Sun It concentrates its mental energy and fires off mysterious waves called auras, which can crush boulders of large size to dust.
Ultra Moon Lucario reads its opponent's feelings with its aura waves. It finds out things it would rather not know, so it gets stressed out easily.
Mega Lucario
Sun Black streaks all over its body show where its auras and the energy of Mega Evolution intermingled and raced through it.
Moon It readies itself to face its enemies by focusing its mental energies. Its fighting style can be summed up in a single word: heartless.
Ultra Sun Its aura has expanded due to Mega Evolution. Governed only by its combative instincts, it strikes enemies without mercy.
Ultra Moon Bathed in explosive energy, its combative instincts have awakened. For its enemies, it has no mercy whatsoever.
Generation VIII Galar
#299
Sword It controls waves known as auras, which are powerful enough to pulverize huge rocks. It uses these waves to take down its prey.
Shield It can tell what people are thinking. Only Trainers who have justice in their hearts can earn this Pokémon's trust.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Riolu
Platinum
Evolve Riolu
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Riolu
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Riolu
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Riolu
Generation VI
X Y
Received from Korrina in the Tower of Mastery
Evolve Riolu
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Poni Grove (SOS Battle)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni GroveDay (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
North Lake Miloch
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, North Lake Miloch, Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battles)

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time
Lost Wilderness (B11F-B17F)
MD Darkness
Evolve Wonder Mail unlocked Riolu
MD Sky
Lost Wilderness (B11F-B17F)
Ranger: SoA
Almia Castle (during mission), Capture Arena
Rumble
Windy Prairie
MD Blazing MD Light
Wonder Mail codes
MD Stormy
Evolve Riolu
PokéPark Wii
Flower Zone
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Thunder Temple, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: Sunny Seashore
PokéPark 2
Crag Area
Conquest
Evolve Riolu
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: Fighters on Ice (Boss), NFC Figurine
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 2
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX3
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Super-Aura Test Lab (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 16: Stage 03
Generation VII
Masters
Chapter 6: A Telling Aura (Korrina's)
Generation VIII
MD RT DX
Evolve Riolu, Mystery House

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
DP PalCity Lucario Japanese Japan 50 July 15 to September 2, 2007
DP 2008 World Championships Lucario English United States 30 August 17, 2008
DP 2008 World Championships Lucario French United States 30 August 17, 2008
DP 2008 World Championships Lucario German United States 30 August 17, 2008
DP 2008 World Championships Lucario Italian United States 30 August 17, 2008
DP 2008 World Championships Lucario Japanese United States 30 August 17, 2008
DP 2008 World Championships Lucario Spanish United States 30 August 17, 2008
BW Powerful Tag Lucario Japanese Japan 50 June 1 to 22, 2012
ORAS Mega Campaign Lucario All Japan 100 January 1 to 31, 2016
SM Sorrel's Lucario Japanese region Online 40 August 1 to 28, 2017
SM Sorrel's Lucario All Japan 40 August 22 to September 3, 2017
SMUSUM Sorrel's Lucario Korean region Online 40 December 9, 2017 to January 31, 2018

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Lucario Japanese PGL 10 December 22, 2011 to January 31, 2012
BW Global Link Lucario English PGL 10 January 15 to May 23, 2012
BW Global Link Lucario French PGL 10 March 1 to May 23, 2012
BW Global Link Lucario German PGL 10 March 1 to May 23, 2012
BW Global Link Lucario Italian PGL 10 March 1 to May 23, 2012
BW Global Link Lucario Spanish PGL 10 March 1 to May 23, 2012
BW Global Link Lucario Korean PGL 10 April 16 to May 31, 2012

Held Items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Metal Coat Metal Coat (100%) Leftovers Leftovers (100%)
Persim Berry Persim Berry (100%) Lucarionite Lucarionite (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Lucario
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
525
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Mega Lucario
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
88
83 - 154 162 - 302
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
112
105 - 180 206 - 355
Total:
625
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
16/21 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00——% 20
011 Life Dew Water Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 15
011 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
011 Force Palm Fighting Physical 06060 100100% 10
011 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Copycat Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Final Gambit Fighting Special 0000 100100% 5
011 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Detect Fighting Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
011 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
Evo.Evo. Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00——% 20
1212 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
1616 Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
2020 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 20
2424 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
2828 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
3232 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
3636 Bone Rush Ground Physical 02525 09090% 10
4040 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4444 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4848 Meteor Mash Steel Physical 09090 09090% 10
5252 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
5656 Extreme Speed Normal Physical 08080 100100% 5
6060 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lucario
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lucario
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM04Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM75Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR07Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR41Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR41 Blaze Kick Fire Physical 08585 090}}90% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR48Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR53Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR56Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR56 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR70Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lucario
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lucario
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MeowthMeowthPersianPersianGrowlitheArcanine
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
MawileElectrikeManectricStunkySkuntankHippopotas
HippowdonLeafeonGlaceonDarumakaDarumakaDarmanitan
DarmanitanSylveonLittenTorracatIncineroarSkwovet
GreedentYamperBoltundImpidimpMorgremGrimmsnarl
Morpeko
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
HitmonchanPangoro Bullet Punch Steel Physical 40 100% 30
ThrohPanchamPangoro Circle Throw Fighting Physical 60 90% 10
MachopMachokeMachampIncineroarObstagoon Cross Chop Fighting Physical 100 80% 5
Farfetch'dHitmonchanHitmontopSableyeLucarioHawlucha
ClobbopusGrapploctSirfetch'd
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
HitmonleeScraggyScraftyHawlucha High Jump Kick Fighting Physical 130 90% 10
GrowlitheArcanineElectrikeManectric Howl Normal Status —% 40
Hitmonlee Mind Reader Normal Status —% 5
Hitmonchan Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 40 100% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Lucario in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Lucario in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lucario
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lucario
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Coaching Fighting Status —% 10
Sw Sh IoA Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
Sw Sh IoA Terrain Pulse Normal Special 50 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lucario
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lucario
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lucario
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lucario
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TCG-only moves

Move Card
Focus Energy Aura's Lucario (PCG-P Promo 79)

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 448.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Fighting
Poké Assist: Fighting PA.png
Fighting
Field move: None
Browser entry R-223
It launches orbs of Aura power. It becomes stronger if its Aura cloaks it.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Fighting
Poké Assist:
(present)
Fighting Assist.png
Fighting
Field move:
(present)
Crush 4 field move.png
(Crush ×4)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Fighting Assist.png
Fighting
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-265/N-179
It attacks with punches.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW448.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Lucario is traveling through the PokéPark, taking time to enjoy Tangrowth's Swing Along and Rayquaza's Balloon Panic. He likes some of the other Attractions, too.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2448.png Strong: Tepig icon.png Weak: Snivy icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is traveling around PokéPark for training. He likes to meet strong Pokémon.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP448.png HP: ★★★ Move: Aura Sphere
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Inner Focus
Ability 2: Parry
Ability 3: Sprint
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Riolu when it has a link of 50% or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Nagayoshi and Ranmaru
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fighting
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT448.png

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Lucarionite Sprite.png
Fighting
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 140 Raise Max Level.png 20

#078
Shuffle448.png
Shuffle448M.png

Pummel
Increases damage done by any Fighting types in the combo.
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 4
Erases all Pokémon five rows above and five rows below.
Pokémon GO
GO448.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 236 Base Defense: 144
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Counter, Bullet Punch
Charged Attacks: Flash Cannon, Shadow Ball, Close Combat, Power-Up Punch*, Aura Sphere*

Evolution

447Riolu.png
Baby form
Riolu
 Fighting 
Egg
Breed



Soothe Bell
Friendship
(daytime)
448Lucario.png
First evolution
Lucario
 Fighting  Steel 

Forms

Mega Evolution

Default
Lucario
Lucario
Lucario
 Fighting  Steel 

Lucarionite
Lucarionite


Held Lucarionite
Lucario
Mega Lucario
Lucario
 Fighting  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Spr 4d 448 s.png Spr b 4d 448 s.png Spr 4p 448 s.png Spr b 4p 448 s.png Spr 4p 448 s.png Spr b 4p 448 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Spr 6x 448M.png Spr b 6x 448M.png Spr 6x 448M.png Spr b 6x 448M.png
Spr 6x 448 s.png Spr b 6x 448 s.png Spr 6x 448 s.png Spr b 6x 448 s.png
Spr 6x 448M s.png Spr b 6x 448M s.png Spr 6x 448M s.png Spr b 6x 448M s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 448.png Spr b 7s 448.png Spr 7s 448.png Spr b 7s 448.png
Spr 7s 448M.png Spr b 7s 448M.png Spr 7s 448M.png Spr b 7s 448M.png
Spr 7s 448 s.png Spr b 7s 448 s.png Spr 7s 448 s.png Spr b 7s 448 s.png
Spr 7s 448M s.png Spr b 7s 448M s.png Spr 7s 448M s.png Spr b 7s 448M s.png
Front Back Front Back
448MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Lucario images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Dusty's Lucario costume

Origin

Lucario appears to be based on the Egyptian god of funerals and the dead, Anubis, who has the head of an African golden wolf. Anubis's role in Egyptian mythology was to judge the hearts of deceased souls based on their actions during their life. This resembles Lucario's ability to see a life form's aura. It also seems to be based on an Egyptian boxer. Boxing is a sport that is believed to have origins in Egypt.

The markings on Lucario's face resemble a mask. The rings around its shoulders may be inspired by iron rings used in martial arts. The four appendages on Lucario's head, together with the shape drawn by its mask (a bisected ring), may suggest inspiration from a khakkhara, which in popular depictions can respond to spiritual energies similarly to how Lucario's appendages act when it senses aura.

Name origin

Lucario may be derived from the reverse of the Japanese transliteration of orichalcum (a mythical metal) or oracle (referring to its supernatural abilities involving aura). It may also involve lupaster (a subspecies of the Canis aureus), Cairo, pharaoh, lykos (Greek for wolf), luchar (Spanish for fight), or lucarius (Latin for (one) of light or luminary).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ルカリオ Lucario From the reverse of orichalcum (a mythical metal) or oracle (referring to its supernatural abilities involving aura). May also involve lupaster (a subspecies of the Canis aureus), Cairo, pharaoh, or lykos (Greek for wolf).
France Flag.png French Lucario Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lucario Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Lucario Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Lucario Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 루카리오 Lucario Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 路卡利歐* Louhkāleih'āu
路卡利奧* Louhkāleih'ou
Transliteration of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 路卡利歐 / 路卡利欧 Lùkǎlì'ōu Transliteration of Japanese name


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