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The Aura Pokémon
#448 - Lucario
Pre-Evolve Riolu
Debut Pokémon: Diamond Version
Pokémon: Pearl Version
Species Info
Type Image:Fighting.gif+ Image:Steel.gif+
Height 1.2 m (3'11")
Weight 54.0 kg (119.0 lbs.)
Color Blue
Gender Ratio 7♂ : 1♀
Ability Inner Focus / Steadfast
Hidden Ability Justified
Egg Group Ground / Humanshape
Icon Sprite
Image:I448.gif File:448sprite.png
Base Statistics
Hit Points 70 Speed 90
Attack 110 Sp. Attack 115
Defense 70 Sp. Defense 70
Training Info
Catch Rate 045 Hatch Steps 6,400
Base Exp. 204 Effort Points Att
Happiness 70 SpA
To Lv.100 Slow
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Lucario is a powerful Fighting/Steel Pokémon that evolves from Riolu. He was introduced within the fourth generation of games in Diamond and Pearl.



A Lucario is a somewhat humanoid creature with an appearance resembling a blue, bipedal jackal. It is covered with three spikes - two on each hand and one on the chest. Its facial fur makes it appear that he is wearing a mask, with two dangling flaps hanging in the back, suggesting a tied knot behind the face.

It possesses the unique ability the sense the aura in creatures. Using this it can read their thoughts and determine their movements - despite not being a Psychic Pokémon. It is even capable of understanding human speech. Its Aura-reading abilities allow it to see even invisible opponents, and a well-trained Lucario can sense an Aura to identify and take in the feelings of creatures over half a mile away.

A Lucario will only evolve from a Riolu leveling up during the daytime after reaching full happiness.


Mainstream Games

Lucario has not been found in the wild and so far can only be obtained by evolving a Riolu.


Generation IV

Name Type Cat PP Power Accur Gen Cont D/P P


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Other Games

Although not appearing in the game, Lucario is mentioned in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon as the greatest rescue leader of all time, specifically by Alakazam who wants to reach the same level of greatness. By earning 15,000 Rescue Points, the player will be gifted a Lucario statue for reaching the top rank.

In Explorers of Time, Lucario can be found on the eleventh through seventeenth basement floors of the Lost Wilderness. In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, Lucario appears in Almia Castle as the guardian of the Blue Gem. In Pokémon Rumble, it is found at the Windy Prairie. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, it appeared at Oblivia Ruins, the Thunder Temple and the Light Temple. Lucario also appeared in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure at the Flower Zone.

Other Appearances

Video Games

Lucario appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a secret playable character. He is unlocked by playing 100 brawls, beating Target Smash!! on all difficulty levels or getting Lucario to join the party in "The Subspace Emissary". He takes the place of Mewtwo and has some similar moves but is not a complete clone. Lucario has two different trophies in the game, one normal one and one of his Final Smash, and a sticker.

He makes a return appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U. His playability has been improved in several ways, and he also has a new Final Smash which involves transforming into Mega Lucario. Lucario has one trophy that is available in both games; the 3DS version exclusively also has an alternate Lucario trophy, while Brawl has a trophy for his Final Smash, Mega Evolution.

Brawl: Subspace Emissary

Within "The Subspace Emissary", Lucario was first seen meditating atop Glacial Mountain when Meta Knight and the Ice Climbers arrived. Seemingly displeased that his meditation had been disturbed, he then engaged Meta Knight in battle. After the battle, they shook hands and teamed up together to infiltrate and reclaim Meta Knight's Halberd. While exploring the vessel, Lucario discovered Snake within his cardboard box hiding place by detecting his aura. After revealing his hiding spot, he discovered Snake to be good through the color of his aura and stopped Meta Knight from attacking him. The three then continued fighting their way through the Halberd, ending with the battle against the monstrous robot Duon. After Duon's defeat, Lucario and the others united with the main party for the final battles in Subspace.

Other Media

  • In the anime movie, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, he plays a major role as being a legendary Pokémon that served alongside Sir Aaron (upon whom Riley is based off). He is frozen in time by Aaron's actions and is later freed by Ash Ketchum and his friends. In the movie, Lucario utilizes the Aura ability frequently and is able to speak to humans telepathically. Within the actual series, other Lucario have appeared in the ownership of Maylene and Riley.
  • In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Lucario made several appearances during the Diamond/Pearl arc as Riley's primary Pokémon.


  • Lucario's name is possibly a play on the world "oracle" (due to its extrasensory powers) and could also relate to "Lupaster", a name that is used for a type of Egyptian jackal which Lucario resembles.

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