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I got a crappy lucario lv.100 that knows close combat,stone edge,rock smash,and strength.i removed the hms the taught it dark pluse.what would be a good move set that I could teach it.

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l know that Lucario is in UU, but my Lucario checks an Uber team with Landorus-T, Xerneas and O-Pulse Kyogre!
Running a Steadfast Focus Blast Spec. Lucario can take a M. Kangaskhan down. I tried it XD!!!
My Lucario know, Dragon Pulse, Aura Sphere, Extremespeed, and calm mind. Calm Mind Raises the Special Defense and Special Attack stats of Lucario.

If you use Calm mind about 3 times you can one shot any pokemon. If 3 Calm Mind's won't then 4 will xD

I hope this worked or helped :)
I realized Lucario if transferred to ORAS can learn Water Pulse covering fire and ground weakness. Also Psychic could be good as Lucario has 125 sp. Atk and covers fighting.
I've seen a lot of Attack (Physical) sets, but less Sp. Attack sets, although he has higher Sp. Atk. 120 Attack-125 Sp. Attack but he can easily EV train in Physical Attack. Or, something like Choice Band, Power Bracer, even Cell Batteries (if possible)

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my Lucario Lv 100 is
Timid Nature @ Either Life Orb or LeftOver
EVs: 252 Sp.Atk and 252 Speed

Role: special sweeper

attacks are:
-Aura sphere(basic stab)
-Dragon pulse( for insurance most dragon Pokemon like dragonite and garchomp can learn skills like earthquake , flamethrower and brick break which is lucario weakness)
-Flash cannon( you may asked why because flash cannon have a chance to lower down the opponent sp def I think it is a good skill to have if opponent is using walls you can lower their sp def and finish of with your other sp attack combine with life orb is even deadlier
-Calm Mind ( the reason why I choose a timid nature is because it adds speed so now with calm mind you can attack sp def and sp atk to boost your special sweeping power

optional: Heal pulse( replaces Calm mind) I never been a true fan of this move but I heard it works nice so you might wan to try it out

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This is my moveset for lucario holding leftovers

-Aura Sphere(acc & STAB also destroys ice dark and blisseys)
-Ice Punch(takes care of annoying ground types and grass and flying)
-Bullet Punch(priority & STAB)
-Earthquake(fire types will be goners)

I use him in double battles with my shiny dragonite I got in white 2

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why same trainers dont use copycat I think is a great move it copy all the moves and it works for me i just traded lucario 3 times but the trainers that i trade from japan none of their lucario had learned copycat?
Copycat is an important part of one of my trolliest sets. It's too good to post... I agree 1,000,000%, though!
Believe the LucariMaster of Ontario, Canada!
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1) Lucario @ Choice Specs ( Non - Mega )

EVs - 252 Sp. Att./252 Spe/ 4 HP

Nature - Modest(+Sp. Att; -Att.)


Aura Sphere (STAB) - For those irritating Double Teamers and Minimizers. Offers a good stab of 90 x 1.5 = 135

Dragon Pulse - This should take care of most Dragon-types in one/two hits due to the Choice Specs

Flash Cannon (STAB) - A good STAB move(80 x 1.5 = 120) and also good coverage. Good for lowering Sp. Def.

Dark Pulse - Good for OHKOing/THKOing those annoying Ghost-types because Aura Sphere won't effect them.

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2) Lucario @ Lucarionite (Mega)

EVs - 252 Att. /252 Spe/ 4 HP

Nature - Adamant (+Att; - Sp. Att.)


Close Combat (STAB) - What's better than bombarding the opposition with a swift fury of punches. BP = 120 x 1.5= 180

Extreme Speed - To outspeed any Pokemon (Priority +2).

Bullet Punch (STAB) - Again to OUTSPEED

Blaze Kick - Unusual, but I like it. Useful for Grass-types.

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3) Lucario @ Lucarionite (for extra speed)

EVs - 100 Def/100 Sp. Def./252 Spe/56 HP

Nature - Jolly (+Spe;-Sp.Att.)


Roar - This set is paired with a Pokemon which can learn Stealth Rocks and Spikes.

Copycat - After using Roar, use Copycat(which will copy Roar).It ignores Priority.

Power-Up Punch - To take care of the last Pokemon.

Substitute - For protection.

All of these Lucarios have Steadfast (Ability). Lucario is awesome and I recommend it on any team.

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My lucario has
Close Combat
Aura Sphere
Force Palm
Are this moves OK?
Well, if I were you I'd remove Force Palm and give it something like Dark Pulse or Dragon Pulse. Close Combat isn't too good either. It may offer STAB but it is a Physical move, Lucario excels in Special Attack. It takes a recoil of Defense and Special Defense. I don't recommend Copycat either.
Lucario is too good, he should be OU at least.
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Hello everyone! As a physical sweeper, lucario has few overall weakness. Preferably going hybrid Lucario would be the best. Here's my Lucario

EVs- 252 Atk 252Spd
Item-Focus Sash (as a average Pokemon, he doesn't have the best defenses and can be one hitted by ground of fighting moves)
Ability: Steadfast
Nature: Quirky, Bashful, Hardy (as a sweeper, lowering any of you stats is the last thing you need, and it is better to have a balanced base for lucario)

Drain Punch: lucario requires some sustain, and drain punch is a great healing move with heal recovery
Aura Sphere: As its signature move, this always hit moves is high in damage, and VERY USEFUL in terms of areas where an enemy has high defense, but low special defence.
Me first: I know, this is wierd, but as a fast Pokemon, me first steals the opponent's move and performs it with 1.5 times more power, allowing lucario to out speed even a priority move, including and enemy's extremespeed
Extremespeed: as a moderately bulky Pokemon, lucario is susceptible to priority moves, and having extremespeed will out speed any move, besides fake out

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lol everyone looks at the first page of answers and votes on them, they dont care about or look at the other pages. I also recommend getting rid of aura sphere since you already have drain punch. also your evs dont really boosts aura spheres power since aura sphere is special and your evs are for attack and speed
lol i may have made an error when i posted this ages ago, but quicrky, bashful or hardy don't increase or lower anything, making it relatively balanced. People's options may change, since this is for non Mega Evolve lucario
These sets are better than the first page, l'd say. I'm tempted to use most of these sets on my next batch of Lucario, so l'd say these are great sets. But I agree with the Aura Sphere thing.
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When I had one I taught it:
Aura Sphere
Close Combat
Dragon Pulse

ENJOY :D hope it helps

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Physical Lucario, 252 Atk, 252 Spd, 4 Def

  • Stone Edge (For Fire types)
  • Earthquake (Great move, plus STAB)
  • Bullet Punch (In case you need to get that final blow)
  • Close Combat (Need I say more)

Special Lucario, 252 SAtk, 252 Spd, 4 SDef

  • Dragon Pulse (Great move for dealing w/ 7th gym)
  • Dark Pulse (For those pesky Psychics)
  • Aura Sphere (What's better than a same type attack bonus boosted, never-miss move. Not much)
  • Flash Cannon (Same type attack bonus)
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Y U NO put E-speed on Lucario?
earthquake is not stab, close combat is and you should notice bullet punch is stab too so it has more power. and you should cover your weaknesses(fire, fighting and ground) also the moveset is not for in game batttles so you should edit the Great move for dealing w/ 7th gym. also, lucario is not weak to psychic types, so replace it with psychic to cover fighting weakness or water pulse/hidden power water to cover fire and ground weaknesses.
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So far, a moment of enlightenment came to me in my play through of the latest version of Pokemon: Lucario is a beast. This isn't a new concept in the least, but without EV training, he laid waste to just about everything that crossed its path save for the faster fighting and fire types. I'm going to share two things here. One is my In-Game MS, the second is what I hope is a good competitive set. Thank you for your time.

In-Game -
Nature: Timid
EVs: Unspecified

Moves -
Shadow Claw [Changed to Shadow Ball before E4 match]
Aura Sphere
Dragon Pulse
Poison Jab

Potential Build -
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 Sp.A, 252 Spe, 4 HP
Aura Sphere
Dragon Pulse
Shadow Ball
Flash Cannon

I could go into detail about what each of them does, but I've posted here long enough to know you all know very well what they do. As far as Flash Cannon goes, I'm open to suggestions particularly for that one, but that's not to shoo away any other suggestions for any other moves. Again, thank you for your time.

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Lucario sweeper set

Ability: Justified (SCREW YOU, CRUNCH!)
Nature: Admant (Oooo, you will die)
Item: Lucarionite (Mega evolve)

Dragon pulse (Die dragons)
Aura sphere (Epic power and never misses)

Dragon pulse rapes dragons.
Aura sphere never misses and is strong as hell.
Extreme speed is hella strong and always hits first.
Close combat rapes anythig in its path.

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when you mega evolve lucario, his ability turns to adaptability which boosts the power of STAB moves
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Lucario @ Lucarionite
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Nasty Plot
- Vacuum Wave
- Dark Pulse
- Flash Cannon

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when you mega evolve lucario, his ability turns to adaptability which boosts the power of STAB moves
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Lucario @ Lucarionite
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Crunch
- Extreme Speed / Bullet Punch
- Close Combat

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again,when you mega evolve lucario, his ability turns to adaptability which boosts the power of STAB moves
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Me personally, I use a different tactic. Mine is
Adament nature, 255 speed, 255 attack.
Justified ability

Blaze kick
Hi jump kick
Earthquake ( for fire weakness)
Heal pulse/ice punch (for double battle assistance/ for ground and flying)

For spA lucario I haven't done. I have the lucario above, but for spA I'd use
Jolly nature, 255 spA, 255 speed.
Inner focus ability

Focus Blast (STAB)
Psychic ( fighting weakness)
Water pulse ( ground And fire weakness)
Dark pulse/dragon pulse.

Both lucarios would hold either air ballon or lucarionite


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Screw Focus Blast. Put in Aura Sphere.
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Ability: Inner Focus
Nature: Adamant
- Hi Jump Kick/Close Combat
- Ice Punch
- Extremespeed/Bullet Punch
- Earthquake/Stone Edge

Lucario is a flippen monster. I would Prefer Close Combat over Hi Jump Kick, 'cause even if it lowers your defense and special defense, it still won't scar you if it misses. Ice punch is a must have on any Physical Lucario. I prefer Extremespeed over bullet punch, but it is still a good move for STAB. I also Prefer Earthquake over Stone Edge, because earthquake has a higher accuracy, and damages more annoying types. (Steel, Rock, Fire, etc.)

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Mixed sweeper

Lucario @ Lucarionite
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Sp.Attack, 4 Speed
Nature: Naughty/Rash

Aura Sphere/Flash Cannon
Close Combat/High Jump Kick
Dragon Pulse/Psychic

I like Close Combat better than High Jump Kick, due to the fact it seems more stable, and a protector can ruin you if you run High Jump Kick. This thing hits hard, and being mixed can defeat most tanks and walls. Dragon Pulse and Psychic are great coverage, but I wouldn't use both. I think Psychic to cover fighting weakness is best. Earthquake deals with fire types.

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You are only allowed to have 510EVs max.
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Physical Lucario:

Nature: Adamant
Item: Lucarionite
Ability: Steadfast-->Adaptability

Move set:

- Bullet Punch
- High Jump Kick\Close Combat
- Sword Dance
- Detect\Protect

Special Lucario:

Nature: Modest
Item: Lucarionite
Ability: Steadfast-->Adapability

Move set;

- Vacuum Wave
- Flash Cannon
- Nasty Plot
- Detect\Protect

I made these sets for dealing with one Pokemon, Mega Kangaskhan. Most likely going for the Mega-Evolution, Kangaskhan will use Fake Out, activating Lucario's Steadfast. She probably won't use a Power-Up-Punch, so she'll go with Sucker Punch (which won't do anything), then, attack using what ever.

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I guess Copycat is useful, depending on who the opponent is, but i wouldn't recommend it
on this set.
My lucario has
Close Combat
Bone Rush
Power up Punch
Aura Sphere
Are this moves ok also his ability is stedfast?
This Moveset has potential, but instead of aura sphere, choose a different move that is physical, like extreme speed, stone edge, or rockslide.
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[email protected]Lucarionite(6th Gen)/Life Orb(Below 6th Gen)

Ability: Justified
Evs: 252 Sp. Atk & 252 Spd./ 252 Atk & 252 Spd.

Nature: Hasty(Spd. up, Def. down)/ Naive(Spd. up, Sp. Def. down)

Aura Sphere (STAB, No accuracy)
Shadow Claw(Coverage)
Dragon Pulse(Against Dragons)/Dark Pulse(Coverage)
Flash Cannon(Fairy-type coverage)

Sorry for my bad English
It is not my primary language

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You might as well drop Shadow Claw for Dark Pulse and make it totally special since they offer the same coverage.
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i have 3 methods that seem to work really well
first: special attacker
nature: modest
ability: inner focus
EV;s speed and special attack
dragon pulse, high power, coverage good in triple battle
aura sphere, STAB need I say more
dark pulse/flash cannon, dark pulse for gen 5 flash cannon for gen 6
Psychic, deals with poison types
second: physical attacker.
adamant nature
ability:inner focus
EV's in attack and speed
close combat: high power stab
ice punch: coverage
extreme speed, high power priory
shadow claw: coverage
third: mixed
bashful nature no increase no decrease
EV's in attack special attack and speed
ability:justified increase attack if hit by a dark type move
shadow claw
extreme speed
dragon pulse
aura sphear

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Physical Sweeper

Close Combat
Ice Punch
Thunder Punch / Stone Edge

Special Sweeper

Aura Sphere
Flash Cannon
Dragon Pulse

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Lucario is my favorite Pokemon! I'll do two sets, one physical and one special, both megas.
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EVs: 252 Sp A, 252 Spd, 4 HP
Nature: Timid
Ability: Steadfast ->Adaptability
-Aura Sphere
-Flash Cannon
-Dragon Pulse
-Dark Pulse
This set is pretty obvious, the STAB and random coverage. It's very powerful, two KOing most things with Aura Sphere and Flash Cannon.

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EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spd, 4 HP
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Steadfast->Adaptability
-Close Combat
-Ice Punch
-Bullet Punch/Iron Tail
-Earthquake/Extremespeed/Swords Dance
This set is a bit more optional in terms of moves, Close Combat and Iron Tail/Bullet Punch are STAB, the latter two is power vs. reliability and prority. I would go with Bullet Punch becuase of Adabtability. Ice Punch is Flying and Ground coverage.

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@Mega Evolution Guru I did not copy that. I was already running this set when I came here.
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Nature : Timid

EV's : 252 Sp.Atk / 252 Spd / 4 Def.

Ability : Adaptility

  • Aura Sphere
  • Flash Cannon
  • Calm mind
  • Water Pulse
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This has worked quite well for me
Nature lonely Evs 252 ATK 252SPA 4SPE

inner focus> adabtability

Aura sphere stab no miss

Flash cannon Stab great power

Ice punch best coverage on lucario covers ground and flying

Bulldoze/Earthquake fire and fighting coverage. Bulldoze for doubles Earthquake for singles

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