Riolu < Lucario > Hippopotas
Aura Pokémon
Fighting.gif Steel.gif
3′11″ (1.2m)
119 lbs. (54kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Lucario (ルカリオ) is the 116th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Fighting/Steel Type, and it is known as the Aura Pokémon.

Lucario can use one of two Abilities: Steadfast, which increases its Speed by one stage each time that it flinches, or Inner Focus, which prevents it from flinching altogether, except when it is trying to use Focus Punch. Its Hidden Ability is Justified, which increases its Attack by one stage when it gets hit by a Dark-Type attack.

Riolu evolve into Lucario by having a strong bond with their trainer and then Leveling Up during the Daytime.

Lucario is in the Egg Groups Field and Human-Like, and its Egg takes approximately 6,400 Steps to hatch. It takes Lucario 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Lucario is a Pokemon that is of the Fighting and Steel type. It looks very similar to a human. It walks on two feet, has two hands, and has even been seen eating food like chocolate. Its primary color is blue with the ends of its arms and legs being black. Parts of its face is also black. Lucario's chest, however, is a light yellow color.

Gender Differences

Lucario doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

In most of its game appearances, the only way to obtain Lucario is to evolve a Riolu. In Pokémon X and Y, however, Korrina gifts the player with one of her Lucario after defeating her at the Tower of Mastery. This Lucario holds a Lucarionite.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Lucario can be caught in the wild at Poni Grove when called on by a Riolu in an S.O.S. Battle.

Spin-off Games

Lucario appears at Lost Wilderness B11-B17 in Explorers of Time and Explorers of Sky. Lucario doesn't appear in Explorers of Darkness. In Mystery Dungeon 3 Lucario is exclusive to Storm Island 22F-29F and the following floors of Legendary Wetland: 27 & 28, 30, 32 & 33, 36 & 37, 39-42 and 44 & 45.

Lucario appears at Almia Castle as a Boss Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. Lucario appears in the Ruin Passageway in the Oblivia Ruins during the Present Era in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, and can be obtained in the Past by clearing the Thunder Temple Mission "Are You for Riolu?" with an S Rank.

Lucario can be obtained at the Crag Area's Colosseum in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond after completing the game. Battling it is the only way to befriend it, after which you'll be able to call it into battle.

Lucario can only be obtained by evolving a Riolu in Pokémon Conquest.

Other Games

Lucario is also a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It replaced Mewtwo, who was previously in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Lucario will make his return for a second appearance in Super Smash Bros. 4 as a playable character.

Trading Card Game

Lucario appears in the 8th Movie Halfdeck, the Master Kit (EX Card), the Gift Box Mew Lucario Version,the Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Promos, a promotion for Pokémon Rumble, the National Beginning Set, and six times in the Pokémon Card Game Promos. Lucario is also listed as a Rare Card in Pokémon Organized Play Series 6 and 8, and in the Black/White Promo set.

Lucario is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Legends Awakened Set and as a Rare Card in the Diamond and Pearl, Rising Rivals (Maylene), Supreme Victors (Cynthia), Unleashed, Call of Legends and Next Destinies sets. Lucario is listed as an Ultra Rare Card in the Mysterious Treasures set, a Lv. X Card.

Anime/Manga Information


Lucario has almost always appeared as another trainer's Pokémon. Veilstone City Gym Leader Maylene used one in her battles with Dawn and Ash. Riley had one that helped Ash and co. find Barry and stop Team Galactic from destroying Iron Island.


Lucario is the star Pokémon in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Lucario doesn't trust humans as it believes that its master, Sir Aaron, abandoned it long ago. It emerges out of Sir Aaron's staff after mistaking Ash as Sir Aaron due to the aura Ash gives off. Throughout the movie, Lucario learns that not all humans are bad and Sir Aaron was, in fact, trying to protect Lucario from the fate he suffered during a war that happened in the ancient kingdom around Cameron Palace. Lucario then sacrifices itself to save the Tree of Beginning along with the area around it.

A Wild Lucario also appears in the film The Rise of Darkrai, and Maylene's Lucario appears in Zoroark: Master of Illusions.


Lucario's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Lucario is a part of the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With a great offensive movepool, strong 110/115 offenses, and two boosting moves in Swords Dance and Nasty Plot, Lucario is a Pokémon that can be quite difficult to wall with ease. It has access to priority moves, such as Extreme Speed, Bullet Punch, and Vacuum Wave, all of which can take care of certain faster threats like Mega Aerodactyl and Hydreigon. Lucario's coverage options can take care of a huge number of Pokémon while its strong STAB attacks like Close Combat and Focus Blast can wreck opposing checks. With a decent ability in Justified, Lucario can take advantage of Pokémon spamming Knock Off by gaining a physical attack boost. However, Lucario does suffer from being frail, which makes it hard for it to set up at times despite its good number of resistances. Lucario is also weak to many common attacking types like Fire, Ground, and Fighting, and its Speed is slightly disappointing although it can be remedied somewhat by priority attacks.

Lucario is also a viable option in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. Thanks to its access to Swords Dance, a powerful STAB attack in Close Combat, and strong priority with Extreme Speed, Lucario is a very potent sweeper. It has great overall coverage due to an expansive movepool, with STAB Iron Tail to hammer Fairy-types and other Pokémon that resist or are immune to Fighting attacks, Crunch to take care of bulky Psychic-types like Slowbro, and Ice Punch to take out Gliscor and Landorus-T. Lucario does suffer from four-moveslot syndrome due to being forced to pick certain coverage while leaving itself open to other defensive Pokémon to easily check it. Lucario also lacks good bulk and has mediocre Speed, which can be highly problematic when trying to set up or sweep an opposing team.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Riolu
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Evolve Riolu
Black/White None Evolve Riolu
Black 2/White 2 None Evolve Riolu
X/Y Only One Tower of Mastery (Gift)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun/Moon 10% Poni Grove (S.O.S. Battle)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
IV Diamond It has the ability to sense the auras of all things. It can understand human speech.
Pearl By catching the aura emanating from others, it can sense 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 It's said that no foe can remain invisible to Lucario, since it can detect auras. Even foes it could not otherwise see.
V Black A well-trained one can sense auras to identify and take in the feelings of creatures over half a mile away.
White A well-trained one can sense auras to identify and take in the feelings of creatures over half a mile away.
Black 2 By reading the auras of all things, it can tell how others are feeling from over half a mile away.
White 2 By reading the auras of all things, it can tell how others are feeling from over half a mile away.
VI 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.
VII 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
Ultra Moon

Pokéthlon Statistics



Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 250 344 .
202 225 319 350
130 145 239 262
Sp. Atk
211 235 329 361
Sp. Def
130 145 239 262
166 185 279 306


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Evolve Aura Sphere Fighting.gif 80 -- Special.png
Start Laser Focus Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Foresight Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Detect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Metal Claw Steel.gif 50 95 Physical.png
6 Counter Fighting.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
11 Feint Normal.gif 30 100 Physical.png
15 Power-Up Punch Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png
19 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
24 Metal Sound Steel.gif -- 85 Other.png
29 Bone Rush Ground.gif 25 90 Physical.png
33 Quick Guard Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
37 Me First Normal.gif ?? -- Other.png
42 Work Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
47 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
51 Heal Pulse Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
55 Close Combat Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
60 Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 85 100 Special.png
65 Extreme Speed Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png


TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Work Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.gif 65 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM91 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM97 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Blaze Kick Fire.gif 85 90 Physical.png
Bullet Punch Steel.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Circle Throw Fighting.gif 60 90 Physical.png
Cross Chop Fighting.gif 100 80 Physical.png
Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Detect Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
Follow Me Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
High Jump Kick Fighting.gif 130 90 Physical.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Low Kick Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mind Reader Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Sky Uppercut Fighting.gif 85 90 Physical.png
Vacuum Wave Fighting.gif 40 100 Special.png

Riolu Exclusive Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
15 Force Palm Fighting.gif 60 100 Physical.png
19 Copycat Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
24 Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
29 Reversal Fighting.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
47 Nasty Plot Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
50 Final Gambit Fighting.gif ?? 100 Special.png


Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 195*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 140*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 100*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 175 -- Special.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 160 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 160*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 200 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 100 -- Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 120 -- Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 100 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 90 100 Special.png
Drain Punch Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Dual Chop Dragon.gif 40 90 Physical.png
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Low Kick Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Magnet Rise Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
Role Play Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves


Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up + High Happiness (day)

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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