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How is Lucario a Steel type?

4 votes

I heard that its Claws may be made of Steel, but It makes no sense. Its sprite shows no way that it can be a Steel type, and its Pokedex description doesn't help at all, so please explain. Thank You

asked May 21, 2011 by &Psychic x
look at the spikes

4 Answers

5 votes

To be honest, I don't think there IS a legitimate reason Game Freak had to making Lucario Steel-type. I have a few ideas as to why, though:

  • Lucario looks cool already, but pure Fighting-typing is so bland. Game Freak likely put Steel-type on him to make him stand out, and therefore, not be overlooked.

  • Steel-types are popular among fans, so why not make Lucario this way so that he's appealing?

  • Fighting is a bad defensive typing. To make sure that Lucario has some defensive prowess, he'd need a good subtype for defending...Why not STEEL?

I think these are all horrible thoughts, and I think it's a dumb thing to do, just because Game Freak wanted Lucario to be popular. Take a look at a few others. Just by their typing, you can tell who Game Freak actually enjoyed designing, and who they put in for fillers.

answered May 21, 2011 by ~-~WILL~-~
I agree these are all horrible thoughts. And in my persanol opinion I think they just gave Lucario more weekness anyway.
actually it looks like a steel type anyway
5 votes

I know this is a resolved question, and there is 2 answers already, but I feel an urge to tell someone this:
Lucario: A Fighting-Steel type
Here is a few reasons why:

  • 1. Look at his fists:

I'm not sure where I read this, but Lucario is known to have iron fists

  • 2. Has there ever been a Fighting-Steel type before Lucario? No.
  • 3. Lucario's name originated from ORICHALCUM , a Japanese metal.
  • 4. I assume Game Freak wanted a viral Pokemon, and if Lucario was just steel, or fighting type, he'd wouldn't be in OU
answered Jul 21, 2012 by IntergalacticZoroark
Hmm.......
That is a good reason!
0 votes

Spikes, i also have a theory that under its fur is a thin coat of steel, plus it did come out of a staff.

answered May 21, 2011 by Ike,Lloyd Irving
What do you mean by "a staff"?
In the Movie "Lucario and the mystery of Mew" Lucario was trapped in a staff for a few hundred years. Though I do not know what Ike meant by this.
i think he meant that the staff was kind of like a steel rod
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I feel that they made it a steel type because he can only be obtained from iron island, also it is said to him having a steel heart so therefore he is a steel type.

answered Apr 6, 2013 by SilverShiftery
this is a very old question so that means don't answer it unless the others are completely wrong, which they are not. plus that isn't a very good answer anyway compared to the others.