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 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.
Lucario doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lucario's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
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.
Riolu Exclusive Moves
Transfer Only Z-Moves
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM03: Water Pulse
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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