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{{SmashMoves|type=Fighting|type2=Steel|game=Brawl|Spe=Aura Sphere|SpeM=yes|SpeS=Force Palm|SpeSM=yes|SpeU=Extreme Speed|SpeUM=yes|SpeD=Double Team|SpeDM=yes|FS=Aura Storm}}
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==Changes from ''Super Smash Bros. 4''==
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===Aesthetics===
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*Lucario's model has a more subdued color scheme, and its fur has a more detailed texture.
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*Aura is now cyan in color instead of indigo, and its visual effects are smoother. At higher Aura levels, the flames produced are more intense and leave behind a trail as Lucario moves, and the appendages on the back of its head rise up.
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===Attributes===
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*Like all characters, Lucario's jumpsquat animation now takes 3 frames to complete (down from 5).
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*Lucario walks slightly faster (1.05 → 1.103).
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*Lucario runs faster (1.55 → 1.705).
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**Lucario's initial [[dash]] is significantly faster (1.8 → 2.255).
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*Lucario's air speed is much higher (1.09 → 1.281), now being on par with wolf's
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*Lucario is lighter, now weight value is 92 not 99.
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*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).
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*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 his 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 him more reliant on taking damage to reap the benefits of Aura.
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*The weakening of [[rage]] significantly hinders his damage and KO potential at max Aura.
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===Ground attacks===
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*{{buff|[[Neutral attack]]'s animation is quicker, with all three hits having less endlag.}}
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*{{buff|Dash attack does more damage (8% → 8.5%/10%), and the new sweetspot has more KO potential.}}
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*[[Forward tilt]]:
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**{{buff|[[Forward tilt]] has increased range, and the first hit links into the second hit more reliably.}}
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***{{change|Forward tilt has a new animation, with Lucario leaning back before the palm thrust.}}
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*{{buff|Down tilt has less ending lag (FAF 25 → 23).}}
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*[[Forward smash]]:
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**{{buff|[[Forward smash]] has increased range.}}
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**{{buff|Forward smash has less startup (frame 21 → 18).}}
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**{{change|Forward smash has more vibrant aura effects.}}
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===Aerial Attacks===
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*[[Neutral aerial]]:
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**{{buff|[[Neutral aerial]] now hits twice, regardless of whether the opponent is in front of or behind Lucario.}}
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**{{buff|Neutral aerial is able to drag opponents with the attack, allowing for more followups.}}
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**{{buff|Neutral aerial has reduced landing lag (9 frames → 6).}}
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**{{nerf|Neutral aerial has slightly more startup (frame 7 → 9).}}
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*{{buff|[[Forward aerial]] has reduced landing lag (18 frames → 10).}}
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*[[Back aerial]]:
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**{{buff|Back aerial has fewer startup frames (15 frames → 12) and a larger hitbox.}}
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**{{nerf|Back aerial deals less damage (15% → 14%) and thus less knockback.}}
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**{{nerf|Back aerial has more ending lag (FAF 49 → 50).}}
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*[[Up aerial]]:
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**{{buff|[[Up aerial]] has decreased landing lag (22 frames → 14).}}
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***{{change|Up aerial has an altered animation, with Lucario backflipping following the initial kick.}}
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*[[Down aerial]]:
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**{{buff|[[Down aerial]] has larger hitboxes.}}
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**{{nerf|Down aerial stalls Lucario's movement less.}}
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**{{nerf|Down aerial has slightly more landing lag (9 frames → 13).}}
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===Throws/other attacks===
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*{{buff|Down throw has slightly less knockback growth, allowing it to combo for longer.}}
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===Special Moves===
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*[[Aura Sphere]]:
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**{{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.}}
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**{{buff|Aura Sphere can now be jump-canceled, even in the air. Additionally, it can now be canceled into any grounded option while charging.}}
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**{{buff|This, coupled with Lucario's increased air speed, makes it possible to edge-guard oppenents by charging Aura Sphere and then cancelling it into an aerial, as well as improving his movement when combined with B-Reverses, Wave-Bounces etc.}}
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**{{buff|Aura Sphere has less endlag.}}
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**{{change|Aura Sphere travels more slowly.}}
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**{{change|Moving the control stick down has Lucario spotdodge, much like how moving it left or right has it roll.}}
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**{{nerf|Lucario cannot use its standard grab out of a charging Aura Sphere, as pressing the Z button fires the Aura Sphere.}}
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*[[Force Palm]]:
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**{{buff|[[Force Palm]] has increased grab range.}}
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**{{change|Force Palm's hitbox now matches its aura graphics more closely.}}
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**{{change|Force Palm's grab now triggers Special Zoom if Lucario has at least half of his maximum aura. }}
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*[[Extreme Speed]]:
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**{{buff|Extreme Speed has less endlag and landing lag.}}
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**{{buff|Extreme Speed now has a hitbox upon directly crashing into the ground or a wall, making it safer to use for recovery.}}
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**{{nerf|Extreme Speed's controls have been modified, where it will continue to curve in a direction if a direction is held, which can lead to unintentional self-destructs.}}
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**{{nerf|Extreme Speed now halts at the end of the move making it worse for recovering at low percents.}}
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*[[Double Team]]:
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**{{buff|Double Team's counterattack activates faster, making the attack harder to avoid.}}
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**{{buff|Double Team has less endlag on an unsuccessful counter (80 frames → 71).}}
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**{{buff|Double Team appears to have homing capabilities, as it will aim above or below if Lucario is hit from above or below.}}
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**{{nerf|Double Team has fewer active frames, no longer having the longest window frame in the game.}}
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*[[Aura Storm]]:
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**{{change|Lucario's [[Final Smash]] has been reverted to Aura Storm. It now mega evolves into [[Mega Lucario]] before performing the attack.}}
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**{{buff|Compared to Aura Storm in ''Brawl'', the beam fired is much wider, improving the move's horizontal reach.}}
   
 
===Classic Mode===
 
===Classic Mode===

Revision as of 12:56, 23 January 2019

Lucario
ルカリオ Lucario
Poké Ball
Lucario SSBU.png
Lucario in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Debuts in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Current location Unknown
448
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Lucario Daisuke Namikawa Bill Rogers (SSBB)
Sean Schemmel (SSB4/SSBU)

Lucario (Japanese: ルカリオ Lucario) is a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series. His voice and characterization are based on Sir Aaron's Lucario, giving him the ability to speak telepathically.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Artwork of Lucario in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Lucario can be unlocked by either playing 100 matches, completing all five target smashes with a single character, or recruiting him in the Subspace Emissary. His home stage is Spear Pillar.

Lucario is a character with a unique mechanic - the vast majority of its attacks use aura to damage opponents. Aura attacks get smaller and weaker when Lucario is at low damage, while they get larger and stronger at high damage - a fresh Lucario will only be doing 0.7x damage, while one at 170% or above will be doing 1.4x damage. Aura is also stronger when Lucario is losing the match, and weaker when it is ahead. This makes Lucario the ultimate risk-reward character, encouraging close matches and come-from-behind victories.

Aside from the aura mechanic, Lucario has relatively fast attacking speed and above-average maneuverability. His lightness in the air is complemented by a solid set of aerial attacks, which put together provide him with a varied set of options for approaching or defending, and he can both wall jump and wall cling for additional movement and recovery. On the ground, Lucario's movement and attacks are slower than average.

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

Aura Sphere

Force Palm

ExtremeSpeed

Double Team

Aura Storm

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[[File:{{{SpeDImg}}}|100px]]

[[File:{{{FSImg}}}|100px]]

The Subspace Emissary

Lucario first appears meditating on the top of The Glacial Peak, where he duels Meta Knight. The player can choose to be either character, with a different cutscene showing if one wins and another if the other does, with the winner reviving the loser from their trophy state. After that, Lucario joins the main party, and goes with Snake and Meta Knight throughout the next level. Lucario teams up with Snake and Meta Knight in order to battle copies of Peach and Zelda, that are made of Shadow Bugs. Once they are defeated, Lucario and the others must battle a giant robot atop the Halberd. After that, Lucario and the others meet up with the rest of the heroes and proceed to the Subspace World. After traveling through it, all of the heroes, including Lucario, are turned back into trophies by Tabuu. However, he is later revived by Luigi, Ness, King Dedede and Kirby. Lucario, along with the other characters, go through the Great Maze and defeat Tabuu, saving the world.

Trophy information

Lucario using its Final Smash
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-type Pokémon. Lucario evolves from Riolu during the day if its happiness has reached its maximum point. It specializes in attacks that use Aura energy, like Dark Pulse and a can't-miss technique, Aura Sphere.

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 sweep slowly left and right to hit selected enemies multiple times. The last blow will send the victim flying away.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Lucario returns as a playable fighter where unlike Brawl Lucario is now part of the opening roster. This time around, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario for its Final Smash. As Mega Lucario, it can temporarily enhance Lucario's Aura attacks to max power similar to if Lucario under normal circumstances had already taken too much damage; however, unlike other Final Smashes that involve transformations, Lucario gains no form of invincibility (barring the startup) once transformed, and only longer lasting super armor (AKA flinch/launch resistance). Regardless, hitting Mega Lucario will decrease the duration for which it stays transformed, causing him to transform back when enough damage is inflicted.

In All-Star Mode, Lucario is fought in the 2001-2006 stretch. In the 3DS version, it is the last opponent, fought after Ike on either 3D Land, Distant Planet, or Tortimer Island. In the Wii U version, it is one of the first opponents fought, alongside Ike and Zero Suit Samus, on either Castle Siege, Garden of Hope, Mario Circuit, Pyrosphere, Town and City, or Smashville.

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

Aura Sphere

Force Palm

Extreme Speed

Double Team

Mega Evolution

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[[File:{{{SpeSImg}}}|100px]]

[[File:{{{SpeUImg}}}|100px]]

[[File:{{{SpeDImg}}}|100px]]

Alternate #1

Snaring Aura Sphere

Advancing Force Palm

Ride the Wind

Glancing Counter

Alternate #2

Piercing Aura Sphere

Long-Distance Force Palm

Extreme Speed Attack

Stunning Double Team

Trophy information

Lucario

NA: A Fighting/Steel-type Pokémon that excels in combat through the reading and manipulation of Aura. As Lucario takes more damage, its attacks grow in strength. At maximum power, Lucario deals triple damage and its Aura Sphere is particularly devastating! Foes won't even know what hit them!

PAL: This Fighting- and Steel-type Pokémon can sense the movements of its enemies using its Aura abilities, and is even said to be able to see enemies when they're invisible. As it takes damage, its attacks grow in strength. At maximum power, its deals triple damage, which can make its Aura Sphere attack a real force to be reckoned with!

Lucario (Alt.)

NA: Lucario's up special Extreme Speed will send this Pokémon soaring on the path you choose. Lucario flies farther the more damage it's taken. Lucario makes use of its Aura for the side special Force Palm. At extremely close range, Lucario will grab an enemy first, dealing additional damage.

PAL: The Extreme Speed up special sends Lucario rushing in your chosen direction, and you can adjust the flight path mid-air. Also, the more damage Lucario takes, the further it will go. For the Force Palm side special, Lucario attacks with its Aura. Using it while close to an enemy adds a grab to the move and deals extra damage.

Mega Evolution (Lucario)

NA: In Lucario's Final Smash, it Mega Evolves into Mega Lucario. The attacks it can use don't change, but its Aura abilities become more powerful than ever, letting it deal more damage and launch opponents farther. It can also resist being launched by other fighters, but the more attacks it takes, the sooner it will transform back.

PAL: For Lucario's Final Smash, it Mega Evolves into Mega Lucario. The attacks it can use don't change, but its Aura abilities become more powerful than ever, letting it deal even more damage and launch opponents even further. It can also resist being launched by other fighters, but the more attacks it takes, the less time the Final Smash lasts.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Alternate Fighter Spirit artwork of Lucario in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Lucario returns as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. By default, Lucario is the 27th character to be unlocked through VS. matches, but can potentially be unlocked earlier by clearing Classic Mode with Yoshi, being the first in Yoshi's unlock tree.

Lucario's aura mechanic is Ultimate is tweaked to be less potent at lower percentages, but stronger at higher percentages. In addition, it moves faster in general, but is slightly lighter, making survival at higher percentages where its attacks are stronger more difficult. In addition to this, Lucario's normal and special attacks are generally faster and have longer reach. With the removal of transformation Final Smashes, Lucario's Mega Evolution is no longer controllable. Instead, it Mega Evolved before performing its original Final Smash, Aura Storm, which now benefits from a wider reach.

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

Aura Sphere

Force Palm

Extreme Speed

Double Team

Aura Storm

[[File:{{{SpeImg}}}|100px]]

[[File:{{{SpeSImg}}}|100px]]

[[File:{{{SpeUImg}}}|100px]]

[[File:{{{SpeDImg}}}|100px]]

[[File:{{{FSImg}}}|100px]]

Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4

Aesthetics

  • Lucario's model has a more subdued color scheme, and its fur has a more detailed texture.
  • Aura is now cyan in color instead of indigo, and its visual effects are smoother. At higher Aura levels, the flames produced are more intense and leave behind a trail as Lucario moves, and the appendages on the back of its head rise up.

Attributes

  • Like all characters, Lucario's jumpsquat animation now takes 3 frames to complete (down from 5).
  • Lucario walks slightly faster (1.05 → 1.103).
  • Lucario runs faster (1.55 → 1.705).
    • Lucario's initial dash is significantly faster (1.8 → 2.255).
  • Lucario's air speed is much higher (1.09 → 1.281), now being on par with wolf's
  • Lucario is lighter, now weight value is 92 not 99.
  • 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).
  • 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 his 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 him more reliant on taking damage to reap the benefits of Aura.
  • The weakening of rage significantly hinders his damage and KO potential at max Aura.

Ground attacks

Aerial Attacks

Throws/other attacks

Special Moves

Classic Mode

Lucario's Classic Mode route is called Counter Encounters. As the title implies, Lucario battles against other fighters with counter specials in this scenario.

Its last boss is Master Hand, who is joined by Crazy Hand if the player reaches the fight at intensity 7.0 or higher.

Round Opponent(s) Stage
1 Shulk and Little Mac Gaur Plains
2 Palutena and Bayonetta Umbra Clock Tower
3 Marth and Lucina Colosseum
4 6 Mii Swordfighters
Isaac, Yiga, Takamaru,
Dunban, Black Knight, and Vince
Spear Pillar
5 Roy, Ike (Young), Corrin (male) Castle Siege
6 Greninja Pokémon Stadium 2
Bonus N/A
Final Master Hand and Crazy Hand Final Destination

World of Light

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

Lucario's icon is found in the World of Light's overworld, on the route past Villager. After defeating it, Lucario is freed and can be selected in battle in the Adventure mode. Lucario has a select few spirits designed specifically for it that enhance the power of its aura.

Smash Taunt information

Codec Conversation

  • Mei Ling: You're fighting Lucario, aren't you, Snake?
  • Snake: "Mei Ling, what's that purple fire coming out of his hands?
  • Mei Ling: That's his "Aura".
  • 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.
  • Snake: The cornered rat will bite the cat... Sounds like trouble.
  • Mei Ling: Hey! When did you become so good with proverbs?!
  • 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.

Palutena's Guidance

  • Viridi: What the heck is that?!
  • Pit: Oh, that's Lucario. What about it?
  • Viridi: I've never seen a creature with a life force like that! It's like a current of water. Or a whirlpool!
  • Palutena: Oh, you mean Lucario's Aura.
  • Viridi: Aura?
  • Palutena: Lucario can sense the life force-or Aura-emanating from all living things. As Lucario takes more damage, its own Aura grows stronger.
  • Viridi: Ingenious! Lucario sounds like a perfect fit for the Forces of Nature.
  • Pit: We need to focus on the fight at hand.
  • Viridi: You focus on the fight at hand. I gotta catch my new recruit.
  • Pit: No! Stop!
  • Palutena: Pit, a wounded Lucario is stronger than it looks. Be extra careful when it's taken lots of damage.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 浪川大輔 Daisuke Namikawa
English Bill Rogers (SSBB)
Sean Schemmel (SSB4/SSBU)
European French Jean-Marc Delhausse
German Gerald Jilka
Italian Luigi Fantino
Korean 양석정 Yang Seok Jeong
European Spanish Carlos Lobo

Trivia

Palette swaps

Game Image
Brawl SSBB Lucario palette.png
3DS/Wii U SSB4 Lucario palette.png
Ultimate SSBU Lucario palette.png

Related articles

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

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