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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). Lucario 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, who voices Lucario for the television series, and Daisuke Namikawa in Japanese, who provided the voice of the Lucario in the movie Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl seasons of the animated series.
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 first encountered at the top of The Glacial Peak, where it is balanced on the peak when Meta Knight and the Ice Climbers arrive. Lucario and Meta Knight battle (the player able to control either character), and the loser is turned into a trophy. The winner revives the loser, and the two shake hands, now allies. However, in its battle with the Great Fox, the Halberd smashes the Great Fox into the mountain, allowing Lucario and Meta Knight to climb aboard the Halberd.
As the two are traveling through the Halberd, Lucario senses Solid Snake's aura from inside his Cardboard Box and exposes him. His cover blown, Snake and Meta Knight are about to fight, but Lucario stops them, sensing the aura of some nearby Primids which they fight instead. As the three travel on they find a room where the Trohpies of Peach and Zelda are being held in cages. Shadow Bugs then appear and take the form of the princesses, which Lucario, Meta Knight and Snake battle. After the clones are defeated the actual Peach and Zelda are freed and left in the room while the group travels on. They arrive at the bridge, where they find multiple Mr. Game & Watches controlling the ship. Snake knocks them all onto the main deck, where they dissolve into Shadow Bugs and reform into Duon. Snake and Lucario leap down onto the deck, teaming up with Sheik, Peach, Fox, and Falco to fight. After it is defeated, Duon dissolves to reveal the actual Mr. Game & Watch's trophy, which Peach restores.
The Halberd lands in the desert, where most of the cast units. They all then fight against the Subspace Gunship and make it to Subspace. Inside, the team stand against Tabuu, but are all instantly turned into Trophies. However, they are all eventually restored and head to face Tabuu. After he is defeated, everyone returns to the real world, the Subspace portals all closed.
Lucario returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. In English, he is now voiced by Sean Schemmel, who voiced the Lucario in the English version of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. He retains all of his special moves, as well as the aura mechanic, which has been made more powerful and now affects all of its attacks. His Final Smash is now Mega Evolution, in which Lucario temporarily Mega Evolves, increasing the power of his aura to maximum.
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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