Lucario (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Lucario (disambiguation).
Lucario
Aura Pokémon
ルカリオ
Lucario
#448
Lucario
Lucario
Mega Lucario
Mega Lucario



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Type
Fighting Steel
Unknown Unknown
Mega Lucario
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Steadfast or Inner Focus
Lucario
Cacophony
Mega Lucario
Cacophony
Justified
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Adaptability
Mega Lucario
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Human-Like
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Lucario
4'03" 1.3 m
Mega Lucario
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
119.0 lbs. 54.0 kg
Lucario
126.8 lbs. 57.5 kg
Mega Lucario
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Lucarionite [[|]]
Base experience yield
204
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
184
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Lucario
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Lucario
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png
Footprint
F448.png None.png
Mega Lucario
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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Lucario (Japanese: ルカリオ Lucario) is a dual-type Fighting/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Riolu when leveled up with high friendship during the day.

Lucario can Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario using the Lucarionite.

Biology

Lucario is a bipedal, canine-like Pokémon with predominantly blue and black fur. It possesses a short, round spike on the back of each forepaw, in addition to a third on its chest. It has red eyes, a long snout, and ears. When its mouth is open, two pairs of pointed teeth, one in the upper jaw and one in the lower, can be seen. It possesses cream-colored fur on its torso and blue fur on its thighs that resemble shorts. It has a medium-length tail of the same blue color as well. It stands on its toes rather than on its entire foot. It has developed four black appendages that hang down from its head, which rise when Lucario reads or manipulates aura, a special energy that it senses.

Lucario can study auras to predict the movements of its opponents and track their quarry. With sufficient training, a Lucario can read auras to understand how living beings are feeling from more than half a mile (1 kilometer) away. However, it sometimes ends up learning that it would not like to know, causing it to get stressed out easily. It also has the power to manipulate this energy in an offensive manner, in the form of explosive spheres of energy. Lucario can understand human speech and has been reported to communicate with humans through telepathy.

As Mega Lucario, its cream fur becomes longer, and its thighs slim down. It develops more spikes on the back of its paws, which have turned crimson. It also develops spikes on both of its feet, which have become crimson too. Its previously red eyes are now orange-colored. Its aura-sensing appendages grow longer, and two of them are tipped in crimson. Its shoulders also possess a spike each. Its aura heightens throughout its body, which formed black markings on its blue fur.[1] In Kalos, Mega Lucario is believed to be the first discovered Mega Evolution. People call Mega Lucario's fighting style heartless due to it being bathed in the explosive energy of Mega Evolution, awakening its combative instincts and causing it to not show any mercy to any of its opponents.

Lucario is considered to be prideful and is extremely loyal to its Trainer. It also seems to have a natural sense of justice, as it only trusts Trainers with righteous hearts. It is an exceptionally rare Pokémon that usually lives deep in mountains very far from people to improve their skills. Lucario are primarily carnivores, hunting their prey in packs, though one Lucario was seen eating Berries and plants like roses. It has also been seen eating chocolate, even though chocolate is not part of its natural diet.

In the anime

Main series

 
Lucario in the anime
 
Mega Lucario in the anime

Major appearances

Lucario (M08)

Lucario debuted in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. He belonged to Sir Aaron and was sealed away in his staff for a thousand years. Ash later released him during a festival and he helped guide him to the Tree of Beginning after Mew teleported Pikachu there. However, he sacrificed himself to save the Tree of Beginning.

Maylene's Lucario

Lucario made its main series debut in Lost Leader Strategy! as Maylene's main Pokémon.

Riley's Lucario

Riley's Lucario debuted in Steeling Peace of Mind!, where it was at Iron Island.

Cameron's Lucario

In Cameron's Secret Weapon!, Cameron's Riolu evolved into a Lucario during a Vertress Conference battle against Ash's Snivy. In A Unova League Evolution!, it defeated Snivy and fought Ash's Pikachu and won, but it then lost to Virgil's Flareon later on in the episode. It was often seen outside of its Poké Ball.

Korrina's Lucario

Korrina's Lucario debuted in Mega Revelations! as her walking Pokémon. The duo obtained a Lucarionite in the following episode, allowing it to Mega Evolve. It was often seen outside of its Poké Ball.

Ash's Lucario

In Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken!, Ash's Riolu evolved into Lucario while battling against Chairman Rose. Ash's Lucario Mega Evolved for the first time in JN086 during its battle with Bea's Gigantamax Machamp.

Other

In The Aura Storm!, Gurkinn owns a Lucario that can Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario. Gurkinn's Lucario was used in a battle against Korrina's own Lucario, but when Korrina's Lucario lost control when it Mega Evolved, Gurkinn's Lucario had to knock it out. It reappeared in A Festival Reunion!.

A Lucario appeared in I Choose You!, under the ownership of Sorrel. It is his main Pokémon.

In Z-Move Showdown!, Professor Kukui used a Lucario to battle a Shiny Guzzlord that interrupted the closing ceremony of the Manalo Conference, only for it to be defeated and recalled to its Poké Ball. In A Full Battle Bounty! and Fiery Surprises!, Lucario was Kukui's fifth Pokémon during his Full Battle against Ash. It went up against Ash's Naganadel and lost.

Minor appearances

In the opening sequence of The Rise of Darkrai, a Lucario dodged a Rayquaza's Hyper Beam.

In Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!, a Coordinator's Lucario competed in a Double Performance alongside a Froslass, as seen on television.

A Lucario that can Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario appeared in the opening of Mega Evolution Special I.

A Lucario that can Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario appeared in a flashback or a fantasy in Origins of Mega Evolution!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP066 Lucario Ash's Pokédex Lucario, the Aura Pokémon, and the evolved form of Riolu. By sensing the aura of its opponents, Lucario can read their thoughts and movements.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW108 Lucario Cameron's Pokédex Lucario, the Aura Pokémon. Lucario has the power to detect their opponent's thoughts and actions by reading their aura.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY030 Lucario Ash's Pokédex Lucario, the Aura Pokémon and the evolved form of Riolu. Lucario reads the thoughts of others and anticipates their movements by sensing their auras.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM142 Lucario Rotom Pokédex Lucario, the Aura Pokémon. A Fighting and Steel type. Lucario can concentrate its mental energy into a mysterious wave called aura that can reduce boulders to dust.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN045 Lucario Ash's Rotom Phone Lucario, the Aura Pokémon. A Fighting and Steel type. Lucario uses a power called aura, which allows it to sense human feelings.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

 
Lucario in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, Nate owns a Lucario. It and its Trainer pursued a member of the Shadow Triad across the frozen Opelucid City, but despite their efforts to stop him, that member escaped with his comrades.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Korrina's Lucario

Korrina's Lucario appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer. Alongside Cheren's Stoutland and Misty's Starmie, it battled Cynthia's Garchomp, Steven's Metagross, and Lance's Dragonite. At the behest of its Trainer, Lucario tried to catch Stoutland after it was knocked back by Garchomp's Dragon Claw, but this backfired and both Pokémon were incapacitated. After Starmie defended it and Stoutland from Dragonite's Hyper Beam, Lucario defended itself from Metagross's Flash Cannon with Aura Sphere.

GOTCHA!

Korrina's Lucario

A Lucario briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Korrina.

In the manga

 
Mega Lucario in Pokémon Adventures

Movie adaptations

Main article: Lucario (M08)

The Lucario from the eighth movie appears in the adaptation.

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7

Main article: Hiori's Lucario

Lucario is Hiori's primary Pokémon in Phantom Thief Pokémon 7.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Main article: Korrina's Lucario

In JNM10, it was revealed in a flashback that Korrina's Lucario battled Ash's Dragonite.

Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~

A Lucario appeared in ANL5, under the ownership of Arata.

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

A Lucario appeared in PDP20.

Pocket Monsters DP

A Lucario appeared in PMDP05.

A Lucario appeared in PMDP29.

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

Main article: Riley's Lucario

In Pokémon Adventures, like the games, Riley owns a Lucario, which first appeared in Grumpy Gliscor.

X & Y chapter

Main article: Korrina's Lucario

Korrina has a Lucario, which she Mega Evolves to help when X and his friends were attacked in Santalune City. It first appeared in PS555.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Main article: Maylene's Lucario
Main article: Riley's Lucario

Riley has a Lucario, which is his only known Pokémon. He trained it while he was on Iron Island in Serious Training on Iron Island!!.

Maylene sent out her Lucario to take on one of the Team Galactic Grunts in The Legendary Pokémon, Captured.

Hareta's Riolu evolved into Lucario in A Novel Test!!.

Cynthia's Lucario made a minor appearance during its Trainer's battle with Mitsumi in A New Battle Begins!.

In the TCG

Main article: Lucario (TCG)

Other appearances

 
Lucario's official artwork for Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament

Main article: Lucario (Pokkén Tournament)

Lucario is a playable character for the arcade fighting game. Its moves include Force Palm, Bone Rush, Extreme Speed, and multiple variations of Aura Sphere. Upon entering Burst form, it Mega-Evolves and can use the Burst Attack Aura Blast.

Super Smash Bros. series

Main article: Lucario (Super Smash Bros.)


Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#116
Johto
#—
Diamond It has the ability to sense the Auras of all things. It understands human speech.
Pearl By catching the Aura emanating from others, it can read 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
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #034
Black A well-trained one can sense auras to identify and take in the feelings of creatures over half a mile away.
White
Black 2 By reading the aura of all things, it can tell how others are feeling from over half a mile away.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #063
Hoenn
#—
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.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #280
Alola
USUM: #378
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
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 It concentrates its mental energy and fires off mysterious waves called auras, which can crush boulders of large size to dust.
Ultra Moon Lucario reads its opponent's feelings with its aura waves. It finds out things it would rather not know, so it gets stressed out easily.
Mega Lucario
Sun Black streaks all over its body show where its auras and the energy of Mega Evolution intermingled and raced through it.
Moon It readies itself to face its enemies by focusing its mental energies. Its fighting style can be summed up in a single word: heartless.
Ultra Sun Its aura has expanded due to Mega Evolution. Governed only by its combative instincts, it strikes enemies without mercy.
Ultra Moon Bathed in explosive energy, its combative instincts have awakened. For its enemies, it has no mercy whatsoever.
Generation VIII Galar
#299
Galar
Crown Tundra #135
Sword It controls waves known as auras, which are powerful enough to pulverize huge rocks. It uses these waves to take down its prey.
Shield It can tell what people are thinking. Only Trainers who have justice in their hearts can earn this Pokémon's trust.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Riolu
Platinum
Evolve Riolu
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Riolu
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Riolu
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Riolu
Generation VI
X Y
Received from Korrina in the Tower of Mastery
Evolve Riolu
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Poni Grove (SOS Battle)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni GroveDay (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword
North Lake Miloch (Wanderer)
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, North Lake Miloch, Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Shield
North Lake Miloch (Wanderer)
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, North Lake Miloch, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Roaring-Sea Caves (Wanderer)
Brawlers' Cave, Courageous Cavern, Stepping-Stone (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time
Lost Wilderness (B11F-B17F)
MD Darkness
Evolve Wonder Mail unlocked Riolu
MD Sky
Lost Wilderness (B11F-B17F), Evolve Riolu (Sun Ribbon + 4 IQ)
Ranger: SoA
Almia Castle (during mission), Capture Arena
Rumble
Windy Prairie
MD Blazing MD Light
Wonder Mail codes
MD Stormy
Evolve Riolu
PokéPark Wii
Flower Zone
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Thunder Temple, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: Sunny Seashore
PokéPark 2
Crag Area
Conquest
Evolve Riolu
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: Fighters on Ice (Boss), NFC Figurine
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 2
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX3
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Super-Aura Test Lab (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 16: Stage 03
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Garchomp Sea, Aegislash Sea, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Garchomp SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD RT DX
Evolve Riolu, Mystery House
Café Mix
Café Upgrades: Order #131
UNITE
Purchase for 10,000 Aeos Coins/575 Aeos Gems
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Chapter 6: A Telling Aura (Korrina's)


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
DP PalCity Lucario Japanese Japan 50 July 15 to September 2, 2007
DP 2008 World Championships Lucario English United States 30 August 17, 2008
DP 2008 World Championships Lucario French United States 30 August 17, 2008
DP 2008 World Championships Lucario German United States 30 August 17, 2008
DP 2008 World Championships Lucario Italian United States 30 August 17, 2008
DP 2008 World Championships Lucario Japanese United States 30 August 17, 2008
DP 2008 World Championships Lucario Spanish United States 30 August 17, 2008
BW Powerful Tag Lucario Japanese Japan 50 June 1 to 22, 2012
ORAS Mega Campaign Lucario All Japan 100 January 1 to 31, 2016
SM Sorrel's Lucario Japanese region Online 40 August 1 to 28, 2017
SM Sorrel's Lucario All Japan 40 August 22 to September 3, 2017
SMUSUM Sorrel's Lucario Korean region Online 40 December 9, 2017 to January 31, 2018
Pokémon Global Link promotions
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Lucario Japanese PGL 10 December 22, 2011 to January 31, 2012
BW Global Link Lucario English PGL 10 January 15 to May 23, 2012
BW Global Link Lucario French PGL 10 March 1 to May 23, 2012
BW Global Link Lucario German PGL 10 March 1 to May 23, 2012
BW Global Link Lucario Italian PGL 10 March 1 to May 23, 2012
BW Global Link Lucario Spanish PGL 10 March 1 to May 23, 2012
BW Global Link Lucario Korean PGL 10 April 16 to May 31, 2012

Held Items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Metal Coat (100%)   Leftovers (100%)
  Persim Berry (100%)   Lucarionite (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Lucario
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
525
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Mega Lucario
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
88
83 - 154 162 - 302
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
112
105 - 180 206 - 355
Total:
625
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
16/21 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Lucario is available in Sword and Shield and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00——% 20
011 Life Dew Water Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 15
011 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
011 Force Palm Fighting Physical 06060 100100% 10
011 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Copycat Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Final Gambit Fighting Special 0000 100100% 5
011 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Detect Fighting Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
011 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
Evo.Evo. Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00——% 20
1212 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
1616 Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
2020 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 20
2424 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
2828 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
3232 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
3636 Bone Rush Ground Physical 02525 09090% 10
4040 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4444 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4848 Meteor Mash Steel Physical 09090 09090% 10
5252 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
5656 Extreme Speed Normal Physical 08080 100100% 5
6060 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lucario
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lucario
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM04  TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63  TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM75  TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79  TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR07  TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR11  TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21  TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR41  TR41 Blaze Kick Fire Physical 08585 090}}90% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR56  TR56 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR70  TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lucario
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lucario
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01  TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM03  TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM04  TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM05  TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM08  TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM10  TM10 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM23  TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM26  TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27  TM27 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM28  TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM29  TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM31  TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM52  TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM56  TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM59  TM59 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM60  TM60 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM63  TM63 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM66  TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM71  TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM75  TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM79  TM79 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM80  TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83  TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM84  TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM91  TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
XTM100  TM100 Rock Climb Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lucario
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lucario
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
    
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
   Bullet Punch Steel Physical 40 100% 30
    Circle Throw Fighting Physical 60 90% 10
      Cross Chop Fighting Physical 100 80% 5
      
      
   
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
      
 
High Jump Kick Fighting Physical 130 90% 10
      
     
Howl Normal Status —% 40
  Mind Reader Normal Status —% 5
  Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 40 100% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Lucario in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Lucario in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lucario
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lucario
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Blaze Kick Fire Physical 85 90% 10
Bullet Punch Steel Physical 40 100% 30
Circle Throw Fighting Physical 60 90% 10
Cross Chop Fighting Physical 100 80% 5
Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
Follow Me Normal Status —% 20
High Jump Kick Fighting Physical 130 90% 10
Howl Normal Status —% 40
Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
Meteor Mash Steel Physical 90 90% 10
Mind Reader Normal Status —% 5
Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 40 100% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Lucario in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Lucario in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lucario
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lucario
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Coaching Fighting Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
Sw Sh EP Terrain Pulse Normal Special 50 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lucario
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lucario
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lucario
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lucario
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
IV V VI VII Dual Chop Dragon Physical 04040 090}}90% 15
IV V VI VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Follow Me Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Foresight × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
IV V VI VII Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
IV V VI VII Me First × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Role Play Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Sky Uppercut × Fighting Physical 08585 090}}90% 15
IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lucario
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lucario
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Fighting
Poké Assist:  
Fighting
Field move: None
Browser entry R-223
It launches orbs of Aura power. It becomes stronger if its Aura cloaks it.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Fighting
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Fighting
Field move:
(present)
 
(Crush ×4)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Fighting
Field move:
(past)
 
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-265/N-179
It attacks with punches.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.75 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 81 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Lucario is traveling through the PokéPark, taking time to enjoy Tangrowth's Swing Along and Rayquaza's Balloon Panic. He likes some of the other Attractions, too.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
  Strong:   Weak:  
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is traveling around PokéPark for training. He likes to meet strong Pokémon.
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★★ Move: Aura Sphere
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Inner Focus
Ability 2: Parry
Ability 3: Sprint
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Riolu when it has a link of 50% or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Nagayoshi and Ranmaru
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fighting
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Fighting
  Attack Power: 70 - 140   20

#078
 
 

Pummel
Increases damage done by any Fighting types in the combo.
Mega Effects   4
Erases all Pokémon five rows above and five rows below.
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 236 Base Defense: 144
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Counter, Bullet Punch
Charged Attacks: Flash Cannon, Shadow Ball, Close Combat, Power-Up Punch*, Aura Sphere*

In Pokémon GO, Lucario can be obtained by completing the Special Research, Level 48 Challenge.

Evolution

 
Baby form
Riolu
 Fighting 
 
Breed



 
Friendship
(daytime)
 
First evolution
Lucario
 Fighting  Steel 


Forms

Mega Evolution

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
400px 400px
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Lucario images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
Dusty's Lucario costume

Origin

Lucario appears to be based on the Egyptian god of funerals and the dead, Anubis, who has the head of an African golden wolf. Anubis's role in Egyptian mythology was to judge the hearts of deceased souls based on their actions during their life. This resembles Lucario's ability to see a life form's aura. It also seems to be based on an Egyptian boxer. Boxing is a sport that is believed to have origins in Egypt.

The markings on Lucario's face resemble a mask. The rings around its shoulders may be inspired by iron rings used in martial arts. The four appendages on Lucario's head, together with the shape drawn by its mask (a bisected ring), may suggest inspiration from a khakkhara, which in popular depictions can respond to spiritual energies similarly to how Lucario's appendages act when it senses aura. The appendages and the conical protrusions on Lucario's hands and chest may draw inspiration from the jackal's horn, which is a conical growth that can grow on the back of a golden jackal's head that is believed to have magic powers in some regions.

Lucario's golden-yellow shiny coloration may be drawn from the African golden wolf and the golden jackal.

Name origin

Lucario may be derived from the reverse of the Japanese transcription of orichalcum (a mythical metal) or oracle (referring to its supernatural abilities involving aura). It may also involve Canis lupaster lupaster (Egyptian wolf), λύκος lúkos (Greek for wolf), and possibly luchar (Spanish for to fight).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ルカリオ Lucario From the reverse of orichalcum, oracle, Canis lupaster lupaster, and λύκος lúkos
  French Lucario Same as Japanese name
  Spanish Lucario Same as Japanese name
  German Lucario Same as Japanese name
  Italian Lucario Same as Japanese name
  Korean 루카리오 Lucario Transcription of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 路卡利歐* Louhkāleih'āu
路卡利奧* Louhkāleih'ou
Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 路卡利歐 / 路卡利欧 Lùkǎlì'ōu Transcription of Japanese name


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