“Watch the power of Aura!”
Lucario is a Fighting/Steel-type Pokémon from the Pokémon series. While most Pokémon in the Super Smash Bros. series are indeterminately gendered, this one is confirmed to be male, as shown via Solid Snake's codec, and from the description of one Event Match (The Aura Is With Me). He originates from the fourth Generation Pokémon games: Pokémon Diamond, Pokémon Pearl, and Pokémon Platinum versions, is the evolved form of Riolu, and as of Generation VI can Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario.
Lucario appears as an unlockable playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He can be unlocked by playing 100 Brawl matches, completing every level of Target Smash with one character, or by having him join the party in The Subspace Emissary by clearing The Glacial Peak. His voice clips in this game are provided by Bill Rogers in the English release, and Daisuke Namikawa in Japanese, who provided the voice of the Lucario in the movie Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
Lucario's attacks and abilities mostly revolve around aura, which increases in power the more damage Lucario takes (though this only applies to attacks that use its aura). His neutral special move is Aura Sphere, in which Lucario charges and throws a ball of aura energy. His side special move is Force Palm, in which Lucario thrusts its hand forward to attack with a burst of energy. His down special move is Double Team, in which Lucario counterattacks an opponent that attacks it. His up special move is ExtremeSpeed, in which Lucario flies in the direction the player inputs. His Final Smash is Aura Storm, in which Lucario leaps into the air and fires a beam down onto the stage.
The Subspace Emissary
Lucario is encountered at the top of The Glacial Peak which the Ice Climbers and Meta Knight climb. At the top of the mountain, Meta Knight meets Lucario. Lucario and Meta Knight pause and go into attack position, and fight, while the Ice Climbers watch, frightened. The player has the choice to play as either Lucario or Meta Knight; whoever loses the battle gets turned into a trophy, and the winner decides to revive the loser of the match.
After the loser is revived, Meta Knight and Lucario pause, as if they are about to fight each other, with the Ice Climbers still frightened. However, Meta Knight and Lucario then shake hands, which is a sign that they are now allies. The Ice Climbers are glad to see Lucario and Meta Knight teaming up. However, then, the four of them see the Halberd and the Great Fox. The Halberd is holding onto the Great Fox with its extendable claw, and it pushes the ship into the mountain to damage it. The Ice Climbers lose their balance and fall off the mountain, but Lucario and Meta Knight are able to climb on top of the Great Fox and then jump onto the Halberd, and they go inside.
The two travel through the Halberd, until Lucario notices the Cardboard Box sitting behind a piece of machinery. Using his Aura, Lucario senses Solid Snake inside, and lifts the box up. Snake prepares to fight, and Meta Knight draws his sword, but Lucario puts up a paw to stop Meta Knight from attacking, then puts another up to Snake. He then turns and sees a bright red Aura next to Meta Knight's, and sees the Primids coming. Lucario's eyes turn back to normal, and he, Meta Knight, and Snake start to fight the Primids. They continue, and come to a room where Princess Peach and Zelda's trophies are being kept in cages. Shadow bugs come down from the ceiling, and two dark princesses are formed. Lucario, Snake, and Meta Knight fight and defeat them.
After defeating the Dark Beings, Meta Knight slices the cages down, and Peach and Zelda are revived. Peach and Zelda look at Snake, but he and the others tell the princesses to stay. However, after they leave, Zelda turns herself into Sheik in order to hide from Snake and opens the door. Peach comes after Sheik, smiling. Lucario, Meta Knight, and Snake continue with their quest, until they finally reach the Control Room, which is filled with Mr. Game & Watch men. Snake kicks the Game & Watches out the window, and the Game & Watch people all turn into Shadow Bugs.
The bugs then turn into Duon. Snake and Lucario jump out the window and meet up with Fox McCloud, Peach, Zelda, and Falco Lombardi, where they fight Duon, while Meta Knight stays in the Control Room. After Duon is defeated, all the Shadow Bugs turn into the Mr. Game & Watch Trophy. Fox aims at it with his Blaster, but Peach walks to it and revives the Trophy. Mr. Game & Watch looks around, then Peach gives him her parasol. Mr. Game & Watch seems to like it. Finally Meta Knight grabs the wheel of the Halberd and controls it.
After the Falcon Flyer and the Halberd reunite, they then travel to the desert where everyone reunites. Then they fight against Ganondorf's and Bowser's ship and make it to Subspace. There in Subspace, Lucario and everyone else fought against Tabuu, but are turned into trophies. Lucario and the others are eventually revived, got through the Great Maze, and defeated Tabuu once and for all.
Lucario returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. He is now voiced by Sean Schemmel, who voiced him in He retains all of his special moves, as well as the aura mechanic, which has been made more powerful. His Final Smash is now Mega Evolution, in which Lucario Mega Evolves, powering itself up.
Profiles and statistics
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.
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