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If you have a good competitive moveset for Lucario, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

Be sure to include full set details in your post, e.g. items, abilties, natures and EVs. Some detail, including the intended game mode for your set, is also appreciated. Access the full list of guidelines here.

Lucario Pokédex and learnset for reference.


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i know this is stupid/ crazy but maybe?
Lucario @ Life Orb, Jolly Nature, 252 Atk/ 252 Spd/ 4 HP, Ability: Steadfast/ Justified
Copycat, Me First, Drain Punch, Protect

crazy predicting needed but maybe?
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 :)
Power-Up Punch (Attack and Rasied attack)
Ice punch
Swords Dance (Extra Attack stat)
Me First (Priority)

You can use Aura Sphere instead of Power-Up Punch

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My Lucario's Moveset
Jackie Chan @ Black Belt
|Dragon Pulse
|Extreme Speed
|Aura Sphere
|Close Combat

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Trait: Inner Focus.
Item: Lucarionite
EVs: 252SpA, 252Sp, 4HP

  • Shadow Ball - For Physic and Ghost types!!
  • Aura Sphere - Signature move, takes care of Dark, Rock, and Steel types!
  • Extreme Speed - Priority!
  • Swords Dance - To bulk your muscles up! :)
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Surprised No - One realised this guy doesn't want breeding moves. I think. His Lucario is Lv. 100, So I'm guessing he's not gunna restart. Here's a decent set that doesn't require breeding, only move tutor or TM's.

Physical Lucario-
Lucario @Quick Claw? Item i'm not too sure about.
Speed boosting Nature.
252 Attack - 252 Speed - 4 Sp.def
Ice Punch - Coverage
Stone Edge / Extreme Speed - Stone Edge for Variety, Extreme Speed for Priority
Close Combat - STAB, Good Damage
Dual Chop - Nearly the same damage as Dragon Pulse, and can break through Substitute and Sturdy.

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This set is great in UU, it can get many people far that know how to play competitive.

Lucario(M)@Life Orb/Focus Sash/Air balloon/Lum Berry
EVs:252 Atk/252 Spd/4 HP
Nature: Adamant (+Atk -Sp.Atk)/Jolly (+Spd -Sp.Atk)
Trait: Justified/Inner Focus
Swords Dance-Raises Attack
Bullet Punch-Priority Lucario is scary!
Close Combat-STAB
Ice Punch-Covers Ground

Some Moves to replace Bullet Punch (Since Bullet Punch is a egg move)
Iron Tail-STAB
Extreme Speed-Priority
Instead of Close Combat (Because Of Stat Drops)
Drain Punch-STAB-Heals Life Orb
Brick Break-Breaks reflect
Instead of Ice Punch(Pretty low power without STAB)
Earthquake-Must I Say Why?
Rest-Annoyance and Heals You, know do you understand why I gave it Lum Berry?
Rock Tomb-Slows them down
Dual Chop-Physical Dragon Move on Lucario, FINALLY!! Thank you USUM move tutors.
Zen Headbutt-Coverage
Shadow Claw-Crits Crits Crits...

Hope this move set helps!! :)



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Special Sweeper Lucario
Lucario @ Focus sash/Eviolite
Trait: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 Sp. Def, 252 Sp. Atk, 4 HP
Calm mind: To stack up some Sp. Def and Sp. Atk
Aura sphere: Never misses, 90 damage.
Dragon pulse: To get rid of pesky Dragon types
Dark Pulse: To get rid of pesky Psychic types

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Well... Steel-Type STAB moves are all bad for Lucario, so:

Lucario @Lucarionite
Ability: Steadfast---->Adaptability
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 Def
Nature: Adamant
Swords Dance (Required on this set)
High Jump Kick (Amazing STAB move)
Earthquake (Because I can)
Extreme Speed (The best priority move ever!)

I chose an Adamant Nature to blast this guys Attack stat through the roof, although Jolly could be chosen so he can outspeed lots of other pokes. High Jump Kick is a pain to get if you don't have a Blaziken, but the GTS can help with that. Extreme Speed should have Max PP so he can hit more of the opposing team. If you don't want to run the mega stone, I'd suggest either Choice Band or Choice Scarf but if you do run that option, remove Swords Dance and replace it with something else, maybe Bullet Punch to hit steel type STAB, however you already have Extreme Speed for priority, so I think that Blaze Kick is best. Probably a long answer, but it works!

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Flash Cannon? Flash Cannon is not bad.
Yea, but this is a physical Lucario set so flash Cannon is not really needed on him. However, I also run a Special Lucario stolen form the first answer on this question.
Okay then.
No don't worry - I'm going to post a Special Lucario set for his Mega Evolution, with Flash Cannon included.
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Special Lucario set anyone?

Lucario @Lucarionite
Ability: Inner Focus---->Adaptability
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Spe, 4 HP
Nature: Modest
Flash Cannon (STAB)
Aura Sphere (STAB, never misses)
Dragon Pulse (Killing)
Water Pulse (Gets rid of Ground and Fire types)

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My Lucario has been one of my main team members through the whole game.

Ability: Inner Focus (No Flinching ever)
Nature: Jolly (Raises SPD/Lowers Sp.Atk)
It's not as good as "ExtremeSpeed" but Lucario has a high SPD already.

Aura Sphere (STAB, screw you, Accuracy, Normals, Steels, Rocks, Ices, and Darks)
Psychic (Screw you, Fightings and Poisons)
Dragon Pulse (Screw you, Dragons)
Flash Cannon (STAB, screw you, Rocks, and Ices)

Absolutely wrecks Olivia's E4 team. I'm sure there's a better set up out there, this was just what worked for me.

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Lucario @ Lucarionite
Ability: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 Atk/4 Sp. Def/252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
- HighJump Kick/Close Combat
- Bullet Punch
- Blaze Kick
- Swords Dance


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Lucario @Lucarionite
Ability: Inner Focus---->Adaptability
Evs: 252Atk 252Spe 4HP
Nature: Adamant
High Jump Kick
Meteor Mash
Blaze Kick

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Lucario (M) @ Choice Band/ Black Belt

Ability: Inner Focus

EVs: 252 Attack/252 Speed/6 Defense

Adamant Nature (+Attack, -Sp.Atk)


  • High Jump Kick (STAB)
  • Iron Tail (STAB)
  • Swords Dance
  • Blaze Kick

Personally, I think that Lucario can bring out his best with physical type moves: High Jump Kick and Iron Tail are hist best STAB moves. If you can set up Swords Dance, he is unstoppable. Blaze Kick is also a great move for him. This guys roles is not to survive, but to sweep the enemy team, so he doesn´t need coverage; he just needs to burst as much as he can. By the way, I got mine those EVs, but I´m not sure if it´s normal for him to have 6 Defense EVs.

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I use this as a special sweeper. First set I have done here, don't be too harsh. Please offer constructive criticism if you think there are any errors.

Lucario(M)@Choice Specs
Ability-Inner Focus
EV spread-252 Sp.Atk/4 Def/252 Spd
Hasty nature (+Spd,-Def)
-Aura Sphere(STAB,Coverage)
-Dragon Pulse(For pretty much every pseudo there is)
-Dark Pulse(So Aegislash and Jellicent can't wall it,Coverage)
-Calm Mind(Get one or two of these up and hunt)

I think that instead of calm mind, you can use nasty plot on Lucario. Also, maybe not having choice specs would be a better idea because you don't want to be locked into aura sphere or dragon pulse when a ghost or fairy type switches in, respectively. Maybe a nature that boosts speed and lowers attack?(I don't know the natures very well) How about flash cannon as well instead of dragon pulse? As for the item, how about making this Lucario a mega Lucario?
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This might work:

  Life orb/lucarionite
  • close combat
  • bullet punch
  • extreme speed
  • agility
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Lucario @ Focus Sash
Timid Nature
EVs: 252 Spe / 252 SpA / 4 HP
Ability: Steadfast
-Nasty Plot
-Aura Sphere
-Flash Cannon
-Vacuum Wave

special lucarriooo

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Korrina's Mega Lucario

So, I've been watching the X/Y anime and I figured out the EVs and obviously I know the moves for Korrina's Mega Lucario. Here's what it is.

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Trait: Justified
EVs (Which are all over): 98 Def., 125 Sp.Atk., 25 Sp.Def., 252 Speed
Nature: Calm
Hidden Power: Dark

  • Bone Rush (Focus Sash/Focus Band/Sturdy Effect - If one of these activate before the final blow is dealt, the opponent will faint. Still a chance for Focus Band to prevent fainting.)
  • Aura Sphere (STAB and Best Fighting-Type Move for a Lucario with that high a Sp.Atk. stat)
  • Metal Sound (Lowers opponent's Sp.Def.)
  • Power-Up Punch (Get that extra Attack boost at the start or in the middle of a battle)

Hope this one's good. This is my first post. ;)

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Her Lucario also has Bone Rush.
Thanks, Jurius64! I forgot about that! I remember in one of the episodes it using Flash Cannon, but I guess that was before it learned Aura Sphere. Lol
I'll edit that in.
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Lucario @ Wise Glasses
Trait: Justified
EVs: 84 HP/ 76 Atk/ 168 SpA/ 180 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Aura Sphere
- Nasty Plot
- Psychic
- Extreme Speed
A good moveset, Extreme Speed is in there for priority.

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Lucario Moveset:
Nature: adamant
IV: likes to run
attck: 252, speed: 252. HP: 6
moveset: Extreme speed, Detect, counter, Drain punch.
held Item: Focus sash.

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---------------------------- Physical ----------------------------
Trait: Justified Or Steadfest

Evs: 4 Hp / 252 Attack / 252 Speed

Nature: Adamant

Item: Lucarionite or Life Orb

Moveset: Ice Punch / Bullet Punch / Earthquake / Close Combat

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Lemme take a shot at this (first post)
-Lucario (Nicnkname)
-Ability: Doesn't matter too much but I see steadfast being more useful
Item: Wise Glasses
-Nature: Rash (+sp.atk -sp.def) EV: 252 spd, 126 atk, 126 sp.atk, 4 def/sp.def (not sure)

-Aura Sphere (STRONK move, good stab)
-Psychic (needed coverage for those pesky fighters)
-Meteor mash (ok, so, in gen 8 when dynamaxing, aura sphere becomes max knuckle and gives +1 atk, x3 is +3 atk. Meteor mash stab with +3 atk is nice)
-Work up (atk + sp.atk boosts)

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This looks good:
NATURE: Jolly (+spd - spatk)
ABILITY: Steadfast / Justified
ITEM: Leftovers
EV's: 252 atk / 252 spd / 6 def or hp

                       1. Swords Dance
                       2. Close Combat (STAB)
                       3. Extreme Speed
                       4. Meteor Mash (STAB)

These stats sweep everything