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A Fighting/Steel-type Pokémon that excels in combat through the reading and manipulation of Aura. As Lucario takes more damage, its attacks grow in strength. At maximum power, Lucario deals triple damage and its Aura Sphere is particularly devastating! Foes won't even know what hit them!

Move Guide

Neutral Attack / Special Press the attack or special button only without using the Circle Pad.
Side Attack / Special Hold the circle pad to the left or right then press the attack / special buttons
Down Attack / Special Hold the circle pad down and press the attack / special buttons
Up Attack / Special Hold the circle pad up and press the attack / special buttons
Up/ Side / Down Smash Hold the circle pad to the corresponding direction and press the attack button at the same time. Smash attacks can be charged. It can be released prematurely or the character will release it after charging the move enough.
Dash Attack Tap left or right to dash then press the attack button.
Air Attacks Similar to basic attacks and specials, most characters perform different air attacks by using similar button and circle pad combinations.
Recovery This is the recommended move to get back to the edge of the stage ledge if ever you get blown off but not KO'd
Final Smash After successfully destroying a Smash Ball, press and hold the special button to unleash your character's Final Smash attack.

Basic Attacks

Neutral Attack

A three hit martial-art strike.

Side Attack

Lucario unleashes a quick palm strike.

Up Attack

An overhead kick

Down Attack

A low ground kick.

Dash Attacks

Dash Attack

A running flying kick

Smash Attacks

Side Smash

A powerful, double palm strike.

Up Smash

A upward strike

Down Smash

A low, palm strike on both sides.

Special Attacks

Aura Sphere (Neutral Special)

Lucario charges an energy ball that damages anyone caught within its charging range. Press the Special button again to unleash the charged energy ball. Once fully charged, you can still move and unleash the stored aura whenever you like. The higher the charge, the larger the ball and its damage.

Force Palm (Side Special)

Lucario unleashes a powerful energy blast from his palm.

Extreme Speed (Up Special)

Lucario blasts himself off the air using his aura. You can control the direction of the jump. Take note that you'll enter Fall state after using the move so if you jumped off the stage, there's no way for you to recover anymore.

Double Team (Down Special)

Lucario enters a brief counter-attack stance. If an enemy attacks at the exact moment, Lucario will counter with a side kick.

Air Attacks

Neutral Air

Lucario spins around with flaming fists.

Side Air (Front)

Lucario performs an upward high kick

Side Air (Back)

Lucario performs a side palm strike

Up Air

Lucario performs an upward kick

Down Air

Double downward kick that produces a bit of energy.

Final Smash

Mega Evolution

Lucario transforms to a Mega Lucario. Mega Lucario doesn't flinch from enemy attacks. His aura-based moves like Aura Sphere, Force Palm, and Extreme Speed are greatly enhanced. You have to be careful with Extreme Speed since this form makes the move a lot faster and it covers a whole lot of ground.


Lucario's main recovery is Extreme Speed which allows him to cover a lot of ground. You can also control the direction where Lucario will be blasted off. Take note that you'll enter Fall state after using the move so if you jumped off the stage, there's no way for you to recover anymore. The distance covered by this recovery move is further improved in Lucario's Mega Evolved form.

Lucario's default jump height is already higher than most characters. What's more is that he can cling to the side of stages. He can't cling on the wall forever however; he'll let go after a few seconds. However, it is long enough to time your jump past any edge-guarding opponents. Lucario can also use Extreme Speed as a horizontal recovery but his normal double-jump can already cover a lot of ground.


Lucario's unique trait is his Aura. The more damage he takes, the greater his Aura will become. This affects his aura-based moves like Aura Sphere, Force Palm, and Extreme Speed. Aura Sphere for example becomes stronger and larger. His Aura is a risk-reward system. As Lucario fights a losing battle, his chance to turn the battle to his favor increases as well.

Aura Sphere can be used to release quick projectiles to harass enemies. It can be charged rather quickly and any nearby enemy can get damaged while it is charging. At the same time, any opponent with his/her shield up will find it worn down quickly by the charging range's multiple hits. Once charged, you can move to store the energy and release it on the next press of the Special button. Force Palm is another good move in Lucario's arsenal that gives him extended range. If an opponent is caught up close, Lucario will grab the opponent first before blasting him/her away with his Force Palm.

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