SSBB Character Guide - Lucario
First appeared in: Pokemon Diamond/Pearl
Veteran fighter: No
Class type: Heavy
Fighting type: Mid-ranged
How to unlock:
1) Complete all 5 Target Tests with any character
2) Play 100 Versus Mode matches
3) Clear SSE Level 21: The Glacial Peak
A charged set:
B: Aura Sphere. Charges up a large sphere of Aura. Can hold the
charge by moving. Press again to fire.
Side-B: Force Palm. Grabs a nearby enemy and punches them with Aura.
Up-B: Extreme Speed. Dashes very quickly in the direction you press.
Down-B: Double Team.
Final Smash - Aura Storm:
Kind of like Hyper Beam. Flies up into the air and unleashes a massive beam of energy straight down. You can aim the beam with the control stick. The beam will also pierce right through the ground. Only lasts a few seconds, but can cause around 40% damage with a full hit. Odds of sending someone flying is remote, but possible.
Keep an Aura Sphere charged up at all times. Your regular smashes are powerful, but they leave you wide open and take a bit to use in the first place. When in close, your grabs will be your fastest and best defense. Otherwise, try to keep you opponents at a moderate distance.
Get in close and use quick attacks. Watch for grabs and his Double Team attack. Don't let him use his Aura Sphere either. Remember, he has to charge it to be effective, so keep him under pressure.
Here are some extra comments from the members of our forums for Lucario...
The aura Pokémon appears in Brawl to represent the newest generation of Pokémon. Lucario is unique in that he becomes more powerful as he takes damage, his power level peaking at 200%. He also uses the aura to attack his opponents at a further distance than he is able to reach, making him a formiddable opponent at any range.
How to unlock: Play 100 Brawls, then challenge him; complete 'Break the Targets' with 10 characters, then challenge him; get him to join your team in the Subspace Emissary.