Lucario

Lucario is a Fighting/Steel type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Aura Pokémon.

Lucario has a Mega Evolution, available from X & Y onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 448
Type Fighting Steel
Species Aura Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 54.0 kg (119.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Steadfast
2. Inner Focus
Justified (hidden ability)
Local № 116 (Diamond/Pearl)
116 (Platinum)
034 (Black 2/White 2)
063 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
280 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
378 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
299 (Sword/Shield)
135 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack, 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 184
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Human-Like
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 110
202 350
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 115
211 361
Sp. Def 70
130 262
Speed 90
166 306
Total 525 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Lucario.

Pokédex data

National № 448
Type Fighting Steel
Species Aura Pokémon
Height 1.3 m (4′03″)
Weight 57.5 kg (126.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Adaptability
Local № 116 (Diamond/Pearl)
116 (Platinum)
034 (Black 2/White 2)
063 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
280 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
378 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
299 (Sword/Shield)
135 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack, 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 219
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Human-Like
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 145
265 427
Defense 88
162 302
Sp. Atk 140
256 416
Sp. Def 70
130 262
Speed 112
206 355
Total 625 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Lucario.

Evolution chart

(high Friendship, Daytime)

Lucario changes

Pokédex entries

Lucario

Diamond It has the ability to sense the auras of all things. It understands human speech.
Pearl By catching the aura emanating from others, it can read their thoughts and movements.
Platinum A well-trained one can sense auras to identify and take in the feelings of creatures over half a mile away.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It’s said that no foe can remain invisible to LUCARIO, since it can detect auras. Even foes it could not otherwise see.
Black
White
A well-trained one can sense auras to identify and take in the feelings of creatures over half a mile away.
Black 2
White 2
By reading the auras of all things, it can tell how others are feeling from over half a mile away.
X
Omega Ruby
By catching the aura emanating from others, it can read their thoughts and movements.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
By reading the auras of all things, it can tell how others are feeling from over half a mile away.
Sun Not only does it perceive auras, but it has also gained the power to control them. It employs them in battle.
Moon They can detect the species of a living being— and its emotions—from over half a mile away. They control auras and hunt their prey in packs.
Ultra Sun It concentrates its mental energy and fires off mysterious waves called auras, which can crush boulders of large size to dust.
Ultra Moon Lucario reads its opponent’s feelings with its aura waves. It finds out things it would rather not know, so it gets stressed out easily.
Sword It controls waves known as auras, which are powerful enough to pulverize huge rocks. It uses these waves to take down its prey.
Shield It can tell what people are thinking. Only Trainers who have justice in their hearts can earn this Pokémon’s trust.

Mega Lucario

Sun Black streaks all over its body show where its auras and the energy of Mega Evolution intermingled and raced through it.
Moon It readies itself to face its enemies by focusing its mental energies. Its fighting style can be summed up in a single word: heartless.
Ultra Sun Its aura has expanded due to Mega Evolution. Governed only by its combative instincts, it strikes enemies without mercy.
Ultra Moon Bathed in explosive energy, its combative instincts have awakened. For its enemies, it has no mercy whatsoever.

Moves learned by Lucario

Moves learnt by level up

Lucario learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Moves learnt on evolution

Lucario learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aura SphereFightingSpecial 80

Egg moves

Lucario learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Lucario egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
Bullet PunchSteelPhysical 40 100
Circle ThrowFightingPhysical 60 90
Cross ChopFightingPhysical 100 80
DetectFightingStatus
High Jump KickFightingPhysical 130 90
HowlNormalStatus
Mind ReaderNormalStatus
Vacuum WaveFightingSpecial 40 100

Move Tutor moves

Lucario can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CoachingFightingStatus
Terrain PulseNormalSpecial 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

Lucario is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Lucario is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Lucario learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Aura SphereFightingSpecial 80
1DetectFightingStatus
1ForesightNormalStatus
1Laser FocusNormalStatus
1Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
6CounterFightingPhysical 100
11FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
15Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100
19Swords DanceNormalStatus
24Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
29Bone RushGroundPhysical 25 90
33Quick GuardFightingStatus
37Me FirstNormalStatus
42Work UpNormalStatus
47Calm MindPsychicStatus
51Heal PulsePsychicStatus
55Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100
60Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
65Extreme SpeedNormalPhysical 80 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Lucario learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aura SphereFightingSpecial 80

Egg moves

Lucario learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Lucario egg moves page.

Move Tutor moves

Lucario can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Lucario. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CopycatNormalStatus Level up
EndureNormalStatus Level up
Final GambitFightingSpecial 100 Level up
Force PalmFightingPhysical 60 100 Level up
Nasty PlotDarkStatus Level up
ReversalFightingPhysical 100 Level up
ScreechNormalStatus 85 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Lucario is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Lucario can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Lucario sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Lucario  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Lucario  sprite from Black & White Lucario  sprite from X & Y Lucario  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Lucario  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Lucario Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Lucario Shiny sprite from Black & White Lucario Shiny sprite from X & Y Lucario Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Lucario

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Riolu
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Evolve Riolu
X
Y
Tower of Mastery
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Poni Grove
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Riolu

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Lucario
Japanese ルカリオ (Lucario)
German Lucario
French Lucario

Name origin

orichalcum
an ancient, mythical metal (‘Lucario’ is the Japanese syllables reversed)