Lucario, a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, originates from the Pokémon series. Lucario made its first appearance in the Pokémon game “Pokémon Diamond and Pearl” as a Steel/Fighting-type Pokémon.
Appearance: Lucario is a bipedal, dog-like Pokémon with distinctive aura-sensing appendages on its face and paws. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Lucario’s design is based on its appearance in the Pokémon series, featuring its blue and black fur, as well as the aura emanating from its body.
Abilities and Fighting Style: Lucario’s abilities are closely tied to the concept of aura, a mystical energy that increases in power as Lucario takes more damage. As Lucario’s damage percentage rises, its attacks become more potent. This unique mechanic makes Lucario a comeback character, gaining strength as it faces greater adversity.
- Neutral Special – Aura Sphere: Charges and releases a ball of aura energy that can be launched at opponents.
- Side Special – Force Palm: Grabs opponents and delivers a powerful palm strike.
- Up Special – Extreme Speed: Quickly moves in a chosen direction for recovery.
- Down Special – Double Team: Evades attacks and counters with a swift strike.
Final Smash – Aura Storm: Lucario’s Final Smash, “Aura Storm,” involves trapping caught opponents in a cinematic sequence where it delivers a series of powerful aura-infused attacks.
In-Game Unlocking: In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Lucario is available from the start and does not require unlocking through specific in-game challenges.
Trophies and Spirits: Lucario has associated trophies and spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These collectibles provide additional information about its role in the Pokémon series, its aura abilities, and various poses or scenes.
Crossover Gameplay: Lucario’s inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate allows players to experience the unique combat style of this Pokémon. Players can engage in battles featuring Lucario against characters from different Nintendo franchises and beyond. Lucario’s aura mechanic adds a strategic element to its gameplay, encouraging players to adapt their tactics based on the ebb and flow of the battle.