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* Lucario's English name was revealed on February 9, 2006 with the announcement of the title of [[Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]].
 
* Lucario's English name was revealed on February 9, 2006 with the announcement of the title of [[Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]].
 
* Before {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}} were released, many believed Lucario to be a [[legendary Pokémon]], based on its starring role in [[Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]. This has since been proven untrue, as it is readily available in the [[Generation IV]] games, and even evolves from a Pokémon, {{p|Riolu}}.
 
* Before {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}} were released, many believed Lucario to be a [[legendary Pokémon]], based on its starring role in [[Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]. This has since been proven untrue, as it is readily available in the [[Generation IV]] games, and even evolves from a Pokémon, {{p|Riolu}}.
* This makes it the first non-legendary Pokémon to be in a central role in a Pokémon movie.
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* This makes it the second non-legendary Pokémon to be in a central role in a Pokémon movie, the first being [[Unown]].
 
* Lucario is the only Pokémon other than the {{p|Cubone}} [[List of Pokémon by evolution family|evolutionary family]] to learn {{m2|Bone Rush|a bone-based}} [[move|attack]].
 
* Lucario is the only Pokémon other than the {{p|Cubone}} [[List of Pokémon by evolution family|evolutionary family]] to learn {{m2|Bone Rush|a bone-based}} [[move|attack]].
 
* Lucario is one of three Pokémon on the player's team in the demo version of {{g|Diamond and Pearl}}.
 
* Lucario is one of three Pokémon on the player's team in the demo version of {{g|Diamond and Pearl}}.

Revision as of 12:56, 24 June 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Riolu
Pokémon
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Lucario
ルカリオ Lucario
#448
200px
Artwork from Diamond/Pearl
Type
Fighting Steel
Category
Aura Pokémon
Abilities
Steadfast or Inner Focus
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#116
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3′11″
Imperial
1.2 m
Metric
Weight
119.0 lbs.
Imperial
54.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F448.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Ground and
Humanshape groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 204 Battle Exp.: 2041*

Lucario (Japanese: ルカリオ Lucario) is a Fighting/Steel-type Pokémon.

Lucario evolves from Riolu by leveling up during the day if its Happiness has reached a certain point.

Biology

Physiology

Lucario is a bipedal, jackal-like Pokémon that's around four feet in height. Lucario's forepaws are now black and the rounded bumps on the back are now pointed spikes. In addition, there's a third spike on Lucario's chest. Lucario's snout and ears have also grown longer since its evolution from Riolu. Lucario also now has a yellow torso.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Lucario are sensitive to a special type of energy called aura. Lucario can study these waves to predict the movements of their opponents, and use them to track anyone. They can also guide the waves offensively to create explosive balls of aura energy (such as Aura Sphere, one of only two non-legendaries to learn that move). Lucario are also able understand human speech; some people say that Lucario can also speak it, though only one has reportedly done so.

Behavior

Habitat

Lucario usually live deep in mountains far from people to improve their skills.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

The Lucario in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew was shown eating berries and was introduced to chocolate by Max.

In the anime

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Lucario in the anime

In the Pokémon movie Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, Lucario is considered a legend from olden times to the town where it appears in front of Ash Ketchum and his friends, and mistakes Ash for its old friend Sir Aaron due to his similar aura.

Lucario also makes a cameo in the theme songs Battle Frontier and Together.

Lucario's first appearance in an actual episode was in DP066, under the ownership of Maylene.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Special manga, like in games, it appears under the ownership of Riley

In the TCG

Main article: Lucario (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

File:Lucario Brawl.jpg
Lucario in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Lucario is a playable character. It is unlocked by encountering it in The Subspace Emissary either from choosing it to battle and claim victory over Meta Knight or vice-versa. It can also be unlocked by playing 100 brawls or beating Target Smash!! on all difficulty levels (in either 1 or 2-player modes). Lucario also appears to be able to talk, while using his Final Smash he says "Watch the power of Aura." Lucario's fighting style revolves around aura manipulation and the concept of "high risk, high return"; the more damage Lucario has taken, the more it can deal. Its power is at its peak when it has taken 200% damage, and is in last place during a fight.

Standard Special Move Side Special Move Up Special Move Down Special Move Final Smash

Aura Sphere

Force Palm

ExtremeSpeed

Double Team

Aura Storm

Codec information (on Shadow Moses Island)

  • Mei Ling: "You're fighting Lucario, aren't you, Snake?"
  • Solid Snake: "Mei Ling, what's that purple fire coming out of his hands??"
  • Mei Ling: "That's his 'Aura.'"
  • Solid Snake: "Aura?"
  • Mei Ling: "I guess you could call it his life force. Lucario can use his own Aura and turn it into power. Every time Lucario's damage increases, his Aura gains strength, making his attacks more powerful. So don't think you've got him beat just because his health is down."
  • Solid Snake: "The cornered rat will bite the cat... Sounds like trouble."
  • Mei Ling: "Hey! When did you become so good with proverbs?!"
  • Solid Snake: "You must have rubbed off on me."
  • Mei Ling: "Well, come back in one piece, and I'll teach you all the Chinese proverbs you can handle."

Trophy information

Classic Mode: Lucario

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-types. 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.

All-Star Mode: 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 his selected enemies multiple times. The last blow will send the victim flying away.



Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Lucario is seen as the greatest rescue leader of all time, and his adventures have become legendary. While the player never meets Lucario, Alakazam tells the player that his goal is to become closer to Lucario's greatness. Earning 15,000 Rescue Points will put the player in the top rank - the Lucario rank - at which point the Lucario statue will be displayed outside the rescue base.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
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 {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Riolu
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Lost Wilderness (B11-B17)
(Time only)
Pokémon Ranger Batonnage Almia Castle (during mission)

Base stats

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.

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

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By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

By tutoring

Side game data

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Evolution

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Sprite

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 448.png Spr 4p 448.png Spr 4p 448.png Spr b 4d 448.png
Spr 4d 448 s.png Spr 4p 448 s.png Spr 4p 448 s.png Spr b 4d 448 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 448.png Spr 5b 448.png Spr b 5b 448.png
Spr 5b 448 s.png Spr 5b 448 s.png Spr b 5b 448 s.png
Lucario For other sprites and images, please see Lucario images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Lucario appears to be based on the Egyptian god Anubis, who has the head of a jackal. It also seems to be based on an Egyptian boxer. Boxing is a sport that is believed to have origins in Egypt. The black appendages on the back of its head are used to detect the auras of creatures and objects around it. While Lucario reads aura, it closes its eyes, and thus the appendages and the way they look "tied" around its face appear to be based on someone being blindfolded.

Name origin

Lucario's name may be orikaru said syllabicly-backwards, which is Japanese for oracle. It may also be a reference to Cairo, Egypt. The "lu" may come from "lupine," meaning "wolf," in reference to its canine-like appearance.

In other languages

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