PokéBase - Pokémon Q&A
0 votes

I have 3 Lucario, all of them are level 100, but they have different natures and slightly different movesets (before anyone flags: Should I ask this at the Battle Subway?):

Lucario #1 (Gaia)@ Black Belt
Nature: Mild
Aura Sphere
Dragon Pulse
Dark Pulse

Lucario #2 (Anubis) @Lucarionite
Nature: Serious
Aura Sphere
Swords Dance
Close Combat
Flash Cannon

Lucario #3
Nature: Jolly
Aura Sphere
Dragon Pulse
Focus Blast

Are there any other details I should add? I don't know how to calculate EVs/IVs...

The one I use the most is Lucario #1, but I don't really relish the fact that he has a Mild Nature. My least favorite to use is Lucario #2 because I know I can improve its moveset (unless you think it's fine for an in-game set, at least.) Lucario #3 seems all right to me but I barely use it. I know all of their movesets have some similarities, so perhaps this is just a "battle of the natures"? Thanks in advance!!

edited by
You should not use adamant for SpAtk moves
I just checked, and it was actually Jolly. I'm not sure if it makes a difference, though.

1 Answer

2 votes

You shouldn't go for any of them, they are all mediocre sets with only slightly decent natures. The only one considered good is Adamant, but Lucario can rely on Swords Dance and Nasty Plot, so just look for a speed boosting nature, either Timid or Jolly, and go with either the Nasty Plot or Swords Dance set depending on your team's needs/nature.

Lucario @ Lucarionite
Ability: Justified ---> Adaptability
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 HP / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- Bullet Punch
- Ice Punch / Crunch / ExtremeSpeed
- Swords Dance

Lucario @ Lucarionite
Ability: Steadfast ---> Adaptability
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Aura Sphere
- Dark Pulse / Vacuum Wave
- Flash Cannon
- Nasty Plot


If you want other sets, just look here.

I'm not looking to see which is the best competitive-wise, I just want to know which should I keep because I'm thinking of trading away 2 of them.  So can you add to your answer which I shouldn't trade too? But great answer! I'll use it to fix up either Gaia or Anubis! :D