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What is a good moveset for Lucario?

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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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Lucario @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Steadfast
EV's: 252 SAtk. 252 Spd. 4 HP.
Modest Nature

  • Dragon Pulse
  • Vacuum Wave
  • Aura Sphere
  • Shadow Ball / Psychic / Flash Cannon
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The unexpected special set

Lucario @ Lucarionite
Ability: Inner Focus ---> Adaptability
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 Sp.atk/252 Spd/4 Hp
-Nasty Plot
-Flash Cannon
-Aura Sphere
-Dark Pulse
Alright lemme explain.
People like to start off with a stally Pokemon such as Giratina so that gves you free time to set up Nasty Plot because they think it will be the standard physical set but it isn't. After that, I really don't need to explain but here it is anyway. Dark Pulse because Aegislash and Giratina. Flash Cannon because Xerneas likes to set up and won't give it a chance. Aura Sphere is STAB and can OHKO a Genesect after a Nasty Plot.

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Here he is, my signature Pokemon. I spent a very long time with lucario on![enter image description here][1]hereshowdown, competitive and ingame. So here is a set that terrifys anything dumb enough to stand in his path.
IVs=all perfect
Evs=252 spark,252spd,4atk
Moves=E speed(for priority)
Aura Shere(Must I say why?)
Shadow ball(very important in ubers)
Flash cannon(Die Xerneas!)
And that is the set.

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Lucario @ Choice Specs
Trait: Inner Focus
EV's: 252 SAtk 252 Spd 4 HP
Modest Nature

  • Aura Sphere
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Dark Pulse
  • Flash Cannon/Vacuum Wave

Or try this:

Lucario @ Life Orb
Trait: Inner Focus
EV's: 252 Atk 252 Spd 4 HP
Adamant Nature

  • Swords Dance
  • Earthquake/Bone Rush
  • Hi Jump Kick/Close Combat
  • Blaze Kick/ThunderPunch

Weather Counter Lucario + Swords Dance.

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God, why are there so many physical sets?! I mean Lucario already has a higher special attack. Just sayin.... But yeah. So here's my set. It's a special set, if you haven't found out yet.

Nature: Modest/Timid

Evs: 252 Special Attack 252 Speed 4 HP

Item: Life Orb/ Focus Sash

Ability: Steadfast (Now don't criticize me for this. I've always like this one more. Gives you a speed boost. )


Calm Mind/ Nasty Plot- Depends whether you want to go full special sweeper, or balance things out a little. I went with Calm Mind.

Aura Sphere- STAB. Just a great move. Never misses too.

Dragon Pulse- Strong, Special move. Coverage for dragons.

Dark Pulse- Used to piss of Psychic and Ghost types with and unexpected Dark type move. I just love doing that! :3

Other options: Psychic- Covers other Fighting types and Poisons. Poison types will be so P.O.ed that they can't attack you, but you have a super-effective move.... If using this, replace Dragon Pulse.
Flash Cannon- STAB. Also great accuracy. Deals with pesky ice types such as Sheer Cold using Walreins. (And there goes your win-streak thanks to hax.... ) Again, replace Dragon Pulse if using this.

Well that's it. Rate well!

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i prefer physical sets over special I don't know why

basically this is my favorite set

adament/jolly nature

252atk 252spd 4hp

close combat (STAB and super effective agansist a lot of poke's)

earthquake (same as close combat but weaker and not STAB)

stone edge ( for pesky and annoying flying type's)

swords dance (2 increase its atk stat egnough 2 sweep)

i also think some people should use ninjask baton pass with substitute swords dance and any other moves ability/ speed boost / set up sub and S D few speed boosts and you can easily sweep

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Special Lucario
Lucario(F) @ Expert Belt
Timid Nature: 252 speed, 252 SpA, 4Hp

~Nasty Plot
~Vacuum Wave
~Water Pulse
~Dragon Pulse/Dark Pulse

If you get outsped, you may want to try to quiver pass from venomoth. In that case I would get rid of Nasty Plot and replace Vacuum Wave with Aura Sphere.

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Riolu troll :P

Riolu @ Focus Sash
Trait: Prankster
Timid Nature
EVs: 252 Spd, 252 Atk, 4 HP
- Roar
- Copycat

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that doesn't work anymore....
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Lucario (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait : Justified
EVs : 252 Atk, 252 Spd, 4 HP
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SpAtk)

  • Hi Jump Kick / Close Combat
  • Crunch
  • Bullet Punch / ExtremeSpeed
  • Ice Punch / Swords Dance

Physical Lucario works better, I think.

Hi Jump Kick is amazing power and STAB, making it 195 Base Power, and when super-effective an amazingly strong attack. Close Combat if you don't want to risk the accuracy.

Crunch is for coverage.

Bullet Punch or ExtremeSpeed is priority, bullet punch if you're afraid of ghosts switching in to take the ExtremeSpeed.

Ice Punch is for extra coverage, or Swords Dance for attack boosting.

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This is my[awesome]Lucario moveset
Lucario@ Fighting Gem/Fist Plate
-Aura Sphere;signature move,great accuracy
-Psychic;takes care of fighting types
-Calm Mind,with all this special attacking going on..
-Hidden Power Water;takes care of fire and ground-types

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Item:Black Belt/Expert Belt
EVs:252 Def./252 Sp.Def/4 Speed
Aura Sphere (high damage)
Ice Punch (Ground coverage)
Psychic (Fighting Coverage)
Earthquake (Fire Coverage)

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Electrivirefan,that is the awesomest moveset I've ever seen!!!
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I have many lucarios here is 1 of them.


Lucario (M) @ Black Belt
Nature:Calm (+SpDefense -Attack)
Ability: Steadfast
Dark Pulse (20% of target flinching)
Quick Guard (protects from priority moves)
Bone Rush (attacks 2-5 times)
Swords Dance (raises users attack by 2)

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Later, I may add some of my other lucarios.
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Another Lucario
Lucario (F) @ Choice Scarf
Nature: Naive (+Speed -SpDefense)
Ability: Inner Focus
Foresight (makes ghost types vulnerable to fighting and normal types)
Force Palm (30% of inflicting paralysis)
Me First (copys target`s chosen move)
Blaze Kick (10% chance of burning target)

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Personally, I think High Jump Kick is to much risk since it does half your HP's damage if you miss to yourself...i would go for a special attack Lucario

Nature:Rash (+SPAttack, -SPDef)
Item:Focus Sash
Ability:Inner Focus/Steadfast

-Aura Sphere(STAB, never misses)
-Flash Cannon(STAB, can lower special defence)
-Dragon Pulse(coverage, good BP)
-Dark Pulse(coverage, good BP)

you could also use Psychic instead of Dark Pulse because of the higher BP, but I like Dark Pulse because of the flinching chance...its up to you...oow btw, with ability Steadfast you can raise your speed unexpected if your opponent uses a flinching move...byebye speedy suckers

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My ideal Lucario:

Nature: Quirky (no stat increased; no stat decreased)
Personality: Quick to flee (enhances speed)
Held Item: Expert Belt
Aura Sphere (100% Accuracy and power will be x1.5 because it's a Fighting-Type Move)
Psychic (covers weakness to Fighting-Type Moves)
Ice Punch (covers weakness to Ground-Type Moves)
Earthquake (covers weakness to Fire-Type Moves)

*With Lucario knowing all of these moves, all of his (her) weaknesses will be covered and he (she) will be able to attack all Pokémon. (Not including Shedinja with Wonder Guard).

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Priority Sweep Lucario @ Silk Scarf
Adamant Nature (+Att, -SpA), Ability- Justified
252Att, 156HP, 50Def, 50SpD

~ Swords Dance
~ Close Combat
~ Extremespeed
~ Bullet Punch

Pairs great with Espeon's dual screens + draws out dark attack boosts. After 2.5 boosts, Extremespeed will OHKO just about any sweeper. Defense and HP allows for multiple boosts behind screens. Bullet Punch handles Gengar and Terrakion which would be problematic for Lucario under normal circumstances. Close Combat delivers tremendous power only needed for slower walls. Switch out on Gliscor and Jellicent as they can take a boosted Close combat or bullet punch and either burn or take out Lucario. It handles everything else nicely.

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Gen V

Lucario (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Justified

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Hi Jump Kick
  • Hone Claws
  • Shadow Claw
  • Ice Punch
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okay this is a special moveset:P

  • aura sphere - the best move ever and he also gets STAB
  • water pulse - it covers 2 weaknesses ,FIRE and GROUND types
  • flash cannon - he gets STAB :)
  • psychic - it covers POISON types which can't harm him, and another weakness FIGHTING types

okay so with water pulse and psychic he can cover all his weaknesses. flash cannon and aura sphere are STABS

EVs are as following , 252 S.att and 252 speed
now he can clear every thing in his way

item can you chose whatever you want such as leftover's

you can get water pulse as TM in gen 4 or you just transfer your lucario from gen 4 to black and white (2)

hope this helped :P

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water pulse is a good idea actually...
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This is a great setup sweeper:

Lucario@ focus sash or expert belt
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252 spe/ 252 att/ 4 hp
jolly nature
Ability: steadfast
Close Combat
Shadow claw/ Crunch
Swords Dance

Pretty simple strategy that is quite hard to beat if its counters are taken out. Use Swords Dance, and then sweep.

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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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