Korrina's Lucario

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Korrina's Lucario
コルニのルカリオ Corni's Lucario
Poké Ball
Korrina Lucario.png
Korrina's Lucario
Korrina Mega Lucario.png
As a Mega Lucario
Debuts in Mega Revelations!
Caught at Kalos
Evolves in Prior to Mega Revelations!
Gender Male*
Ability Steadfast*
Adaptability*
Nature Hasty*
Current location With Korrina
Riolu Lucario
This Pokémon spent an unknown number of episodes as Riolu.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Riolu N/A
As Lucario Kiyotaka Furushima Bill Rogers

Korrina's Lucario (Japanese: コルニのルカリオ Corni's Lucario) is Korrina's main Pokémon.

In the anime

As a Riolu

Lucario is Korrina's first known Pokémon. They have been together ever since Korrina was a child and Lucario was a Riolu. According to Korrina, they have grown so close together that she considers the two of them soul mates.

Lucario debuted alongside its Trainer in Mega Revelations!. It was first used to battle Ash's Pikachu as a part of a challenge to get 100 straight victories in a row. Although Pikachu fought hard, Lucario defeated it without taking a single hit, giving Korrina and Lucario their 99th victory. After the battle ended, Lucario and Korrina had lunch with Ash and his friends. During the lunch, Korrina revealed her history with Mega Evolution as the Gym Leader of the Shalour Gym. They were interrupted by Team Rocket, who trapped Lucario and Pikachu in a box whilst disguised as Mega Evolution appraisers and took them away in their balloon. Pikachu and Lucario repeatedly attempted to break out of the box with their attacks, but only ended up exhausting themselves. Using her bond with Lucario, Korrina lead Ash and his friends to where Lucario and Pikachu were being taken to. They arrived just as Lucario and Pikachu freed themselves from the box with a combination of Electro Ball and Power-Up Punch.

Team Rocket refused to back down and they challenged Ash and Korrina to a battle. Together, Lucario and Pikachu defeated Team Rocket and sent them blasting off, giving Korrina and Lucario their 100th successive victory. Ash and his friends then decided to travel with Korrina and Lucario to Geosenge Town so that they could see Lucario's Mega-Evolved state once she obtained a Lucarionite.

Lucario's Lucarionite

In The Cave of Trials!, Ash, his friends, and Korrina arrived in Geosenge Town to obtain the Lucarionite. They traveled to a cave where the stone was rumored to be held, only to be attacked by a Blaziken guarding the stone. Lucario battled Blaziken in order to obtain the Lucarionite, but it proved to be no match at first due to Blaziken's strength and type advantage. After some encouragement from Ash, Korrina and Lucario regained their resolve, allowing them to immobilize Blaziken. Before the final blow could be struck, Gurkinn appeared, revealing himself to be Blaziken's Trainer, and admitted defeat. Gurkinn explained that he set the battle up as a final trial for Korrina and Lucario and told them that they had succeeded in passing it. Later, with the Lucarionite in hand, Korrina had Lucario Mega Evolve for the first time.

In The Aura Storm!, after becoming Mega Lucario, Korrina and Ash decided to have another battle to test out Lucario's new strength. Due to a lack of control over its transformation, Mega Lucario eventually lost control of its new power and attacked Pikachu in a violent frenzy. Ash stepped in to protect Pikachu from further harm, but Mega Lucario continued attacking, only to be stopped by Gurkinn's Lucario. Mega Lucario eventually fainted from overexertion and was taken to the nearby Pokémon Center to get healed. Once healed, Korrina outfitted Lucario with an armband created by McGinty with the Lucarionite embedded inside.

Soon after, Korrina and Gurkinn faced each other in a battle with their Mega Lucario. Gurkinn's Mega Lucario proved to be much more skilled and easily blocked Korrina's Mega Lucario's attacks with its control over Aura. Korrina's Mega Lucario eventually went berserk again, but it was still easily defeated by Gurkinn's Mega Lucario and returns to normal. Gurkinn berated Korrina and Lucario for their lack of control and ordered them to travel to Pomace Mountain in order to receive special training from a Mega Evolution specialist living there. Korrina obeyed and set off to Pomace Mountain along with Ash and his friends.

Losing control of its Mega-Evolved state

In Calling from Beyond the Aura!, the group traveled to a cave, but a Team Rocket plan caused them to get separated from each other. Lucario was stuck with Ash, Serena, Bonnie, and Dedenne while Korrina was stuck with Clemont and Pikachu. After a day of searching for each other, Lucario's group eventually found Korrina, Clemont, and Pikachu under the attack of Team Rocket. Due to the machines Team Rocket used to power up their Pokémon, Lucario and the others suggested Korrina use Mega Evolution to make Lucario strong enough to win. Although reluctant due to the risk of Lucario going out of control again, Korrina Mega Evolved Lucario, giving it the power to easily take down Team Rocket's Pokémon. Mega Lucario began to lose control of its Mega Evolution again, causing it to go on a rampage on Ash's side. The sound of Korrina's voice allowed Mega Lucario to control its Mega-Evolved state, but once Mega Lucario sent Team Rocket blasting off, it immediately went out of control again. Mega Lucario then turned back to normal as it could no longer handle the strain of Mega Evolution again.

In The Bonds of Mega Evolution!, the group arrived at Pomace Mountain. There, they met Mabel, the Mega Evolution specialist that Gurkinn had told them about earlier. To test their prowess, Mabel and her Mega Mawile faced Korrina and Mega Lucario in battle. Mabel's Mega Mawile proved to be much stronger and easily dodged all of Mega Lucario's attacks. When Mega Lucario went berserk once more, Mabel had Mega Mawile knock Mega Lucario out to revert it to its normal form. Devastated, Korrina and Lucario requested special training from Mabel, but were told to do flower arranging instead. After several more days of flower arranging, Korrina began to get tired of it and wondered when their training would finally start. Mabel approached the two and explained that the flower arranging was actually the training all along, as it was used to improve Korrina and Lucario's bond with each other.

Mega Lucario and Korrina

The talk was interrupted by an attack by Team Rocket, who had captured Pikachu and Mawile. Korrina Mega Evolved Lucario, but Team Rocket used a strategy to prevent it from getting any moves in. Mega Lucario eventually lost control once again but was still unable to take down Team Rocket. Using the advice Mabel gave her, Korrina stepped in and reminded Mega Lucario about what their training was for. This allowed Lucario to finally gain control of its Mega Evolution. Mega Lucario freed Pikachu and Mawile from their cages and teamed up with them to defeat Team Rocket. Lucario was revealed to have learned Aura Sphere as well and used its new move to send Team Rocket blasting off. The next day, Korrina and Lucario said their goodbyes to Ash and his friends and looked forward to their upcoming Gym challenge later.

It was seen in a flashback in Summer of Discovery!.

Lucario reappeared in Origins of Mega Evolution!, when Ash and his friends arrived in Shalour City. It was used to battle Team Rocket, who were trying to steal a scroll they believed to contain the secret to Mega Evolution from the Tower of Mastery. After Mega Evolving, Lucario sends them blasting off and gets the scroll back in the process. In the next episode, Lucario was the final Pokémon used by Korrina during her Gym battle with Ash. As Ash had already defeated her Mienfoo and Machoke without losing any of his own Pokémon, Korrina immediately Mega Evolved her Lucario, who then proceeded to take out Ash's Fletchinder and Hawlucha with little trouble. Ash then chose to use Pikachu, who was ready to battle Mega Lucario once again. After a fierce battle, in which both sides gave everything they had, Pikachu was eventually able to defeat the Aura Pokémon with a Thunderbolt, winning the battle for Ash and earning him the Rumble Badge.

Lucario appeared in Clemont's flashback in The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination!.

Lucario made a brief appearance in Master Class is in Session! and Performing a Pathway to the Future!, where it watched the Gloire City Pokémon Showcase Master Class alongside Korrina and Gurkinn.

During the opening sequence of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, Lucario was shown battling Alain's Mega Charizard X at the Shalour Gym, as a Mega Lucario. At the end of A Diamond in the Rough!, the outcome of that battle was revealed; Charizard emerged as the victor and thus earning Alain his eighth Badge, as well as qualification for the Lumiose Conference.

It appeared in A Towering Takeover!, where it seen watching Lysandre's broadcast from Lumiose City along with Korrina. It also appeared in a flashback in the following episode. Lucario reappeared alongside its Trainer in Rocking Kalos Defenses! and Forming a More Perfect Union!, where they assisted in defeating the Giant Rock that threatened to destroy Kalos.

It appeared again in Till We Compete Again!, during a flashback.

Personality and characteristics

Due to Lucario spending so much time with Korrina since it was a Riolu, their bond is very close and strong. During battle, Lucario was shown to be very fast and strong, being able to defeat Ash's Pikachu with hardly any trouble in their first match. Prior to The Bonds of Mega Evolution!, when Lucario would Mega Evolve, it had trouble controlling it and went berserk until Mabel trained Korrina to handle Lucario's Mega Evolution. It has shown to be quite friendly to others.

Moves used

Korrina Lucario Metal Sound.png
Using Metal Sound
Move First Used In
Swords Dance Mega Revelations!
Bone Rush  Mega Revelations!
Power-Up Punch  Mega Revelations!
Metal Sound  The Cave of Trials!
Aura Sphere  The Bonds of Mega Evolution!
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

Korrina initially has two Lucario. One of them approaches the player on Route 5 after he takes a liking to the player's Aura. Korrina uses both of them to battle the player at Geosenge Town, while none of them are used in the Gym. Both of them later appear on top of the Tower of Mastery alongside their Trainer, with the Lucario that took a liking to the player temporarily joins their team for the battle. After being defeated, Korrina gives this Lucario to the player. Korrina's other Lucario is later used on her Battle Chateau team after the player defeats the Elite Four.

Pokémon X and Y
First battle Mega Evolution battle
448Lucario.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Steadfast
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Lucario Lv.25
Swords Dance
Normal Status
Power-Up Punch
Fighting Physical
Metal Sound
Steel Status
Feint
Normal Physical
448Lucario.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Steadfast
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Lucario Lv.25
Swords Dance
Normal Status
Power-Up Punch
Fighting Physical
Metal Sound
Steel Status
Feint
Normal Physical
448Lucario.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Steadfast
Held item:
Bag Lucarionite Sprite.png Lucarionite
Lucario Lv.32
Swords Dance
Normal Status
Power-Up Punch
Fighting Physical
Metal Sound
Steel Status
Bone Rush
Ground Physical
Battle Chateau
No Writ issued Blue Writ of Challenge Writ of Challenge
448Lucario.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Steadfast
Held item:
Bag Lucarionite Sprite.png Lucarionite
Lucario Lv.50
Aura Sphere
Fighting Special
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
448Lucario.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Steadfast
Held item:
Bag Lucarionite Sprite.png Lucarionite
Lucario Lv.40
Bone Rush
Ground Physical
Metal Sound
Steel Status
Me First
Normal Status
Quick Guard
Fighting Status
448Lucario.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Steadfast
Held item:
Bag Lucarionite Sprite.png Lucarionite
Lucario Lv.55
Heal Pulse
Psychic Status
Close Combat
Fighting Physical
Calm Mind
Psychic Status
Aura Sphere
Fighting Special
Battle Chateau
Red Writ of Challenge Black Writ of Challenge Given to the player
448Lucario.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Steadfast
Held item:
Bag Lucarionite Sprite.png Lucarionite
Lucario Lv.60
Heal Pulse
Psychic Status
Close Combat
Fighting Physical
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Calm Mind
Psychic Status
448Lucario.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Steadfast
Held item:
Bag Lucarionite Sprite.png Lucarionite
Lucario Lv.70
Heal Pulse
Psychic Status
Close Combat
Fighting Physical
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
448Lucario.png
Types:
Fighting Steel
Ability:
Steadfast
Held item:
Bag Lucarionite Sprite.png Lucarionite
Lucario Lv.32*
Swords Dance
Normal Status
Power-Up Punch
Fighting Physical
Metal Sound
Steel Status
Bone Rush
Ground Physical

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

As a Riolu

Lucario is Korrina's only known Pokémon. She has had him ever since he was a Riolu, where he trained with Korrina and even helped obtain the Lucarionite that would be used to Mega Evolve him once he evolved.

Lucario first debuted in The Aegislash Agenda, where Korrina sent him out to help X retrieve his stolen Kangaskhanite from Celosia. Upon revealing herself, Korrina had Lucario Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario and sent him off to attack Celosia's Aegislash. With his Aura, Lucario prevented Celosia's Aegislash from controlling X and his friends' minds. Lucario distracted Aegislash long enough for the Kangaskhanite to be retrieved, allowing X to Mega Evolve Li'l Kanga into Mega Kangaskhan. Together with Kanga and Li'l Kanga, Lucario defeated Aegislash, forcing Celosia to escape as she knew she cannot defeat two Mega-Evolved Pokémon simultaneously.

At the Tower of Mastery, Lucario Mega Evolved to battle a Trevenant that began attacking the place. Korrina quickly realized that the Trevenant was not wild, but its Trainer wasn't in the area, meaning that the Trevenant was only a distraction. The Trainer was revealed to be Essentia, who kept Korrina away so that she could interrogate Gurkinn about the secrets of Mega Evolution. Once Korrina went down to help her grandfather, Lucario teamed up with Gurkinn's Mega Heracross to defeat Essentia. Essentia attempted to take the tower by covering it in Trevenant's roots, but Gurkinn decided to destroy the tower to make sure the secrets of Mega Evolution did not fall into the hands of Team Flare. Korrina and Gurkin had Lucario and Heracross activate the Tower of Mastery's self-destruction switch by destroying the Mega Lucario statue, causing the tower to collapse in on itself. Lucario later helps save a wild Diancie from a thief alongside Gurkinn's Heracross and Diantha's Gardevoir.

As a Mega Lucario

In Changing Gengar, Korrina and her Lucario, along with Diantha and her Gardevoir, joined X and his friends to battle Team Flare on Route 8 while they started their operation to transport the dormant Xerneas to their base. After being briefly distracted by the arrival of Malva, Korrina and Lucario started pursuing Celosia, who was in charge of transporting Xerneas. Korrina Mega Evolved Lucario and engaged in yet another battle against Celosia's Aegislash, repeatedly punching it. At first, Celosia mocked Korrina on using the same battling style as during their first battle in Santalune City. However, as the battle ended in a draw, Celosia noticed that during the fight, Lucario had used his Aura to undo Aegislash's mind control on the citizens of Vaniville Town held hostage by Team Flare and used to transport Xerneas. Unfortunately, due to Lucario being defeated too, he was unable to defend Korrina from Celosia's Honedge, which then attacked her from behind, giving her opponent the chance to steal her Key Stone.

In Xerneas Gives, when Shauna faced off against Celosia again, Lucario was called on to assist her in the battle. With his Aura, Lucario prevented Celosia's Aegislash from controlling Shauna's mind. Once Celosia's Doublade was defeated, Lucario came down and attacked Celosia and Aegislash with a Foresight-Aura Sphere combination, defeating them at the same time.

Personality and characteristics

Lucario's Lucarionite

Lucario is a strong battler and can adapt well to bad situaions, such as fighting against Ghost-types. It also learns from past battles, shown when it learned Foresight to better combat Ghost types in the future. Lucario never hesitates to protect others, willing to go up against bad odds to save people and Pokémon. It shares a strong bond with its Trainer, as the two have been with each other since Korrina was young. Using its Aura Lucario can prevent mind control of itself and those around it.

Moves used

Korrina Mega Lucario Power-Up Punch Adventures.png
Using Power-Up Punch as Mega Lucario
Move First Used In
Power-Up Punch Lucky Lucario Was Here
Aura Sphere  X & Y chapter
Bone Rush X & Y chapter
Bullet Punch Surrounding Braixen
Foresight  Xerneas Gives
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Trivia

Related articles

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

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