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 3′11″ (1.2 m)
Weight 119.0 lbs (54.0 kg)
Abilities Inner Focus
Steadfast
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)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack, 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 184
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Human-Like
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 25 (base 6,400 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 4′03″ (1.3 m)
Weight 126.8 lbs (57.5 kg)
Abilities 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)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack, 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 219
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Human-Like
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 25 (base 6,400 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.

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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Aura SphereFighting 80
1DetectFighting
1ForesightNormal
1Laser FocusNormal
1Metal ClawSteel 50 95
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
6CounterFighting 100
11FeintNormal 30 100
15Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100
19Swords DanceNormal
24Metal SoundSteel 85
29Bone RushGround 25 90
33Quick GuardFighting
37Me FirstNormal
42Work UpNormal
47Calm MindPsychic
51Heal PulsePsychic
55Close CombatFighting 120 100
60Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
65Extreme SpeedNormal 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 SphereFighting 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
CopycatNormal Level up
EndureNormal Level up
Final GambitFighting 100 Level up
Force PalmFighting 60 100 Level up
Nasty PlotDark Level up
ReversalFighting 100 Level up
ScreechNormal 85 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
4Calm MindPsychic
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Aura SphereFighting 80
1DetectFighting
1ForesightNormal
1Laser FocusNormal
1Metal ClawSteel 50 95
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
6CounterFighting 100
11FeintNormal 30 100
15Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100
19Swords DanceNormal
24Metal SoundSteel 85
29Bone RushGround 25 90
33Quick GuardFighting
37Me FirstNormal
42Work UpNormal
47Calm MindPsychic
51Heal PulsePsychic
55Close CombatFighting 120 100
60Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
65Extreme SpeedNormal 80 100

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aura SphereFighting 80

Egg moves

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

Pre-evolution moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CopycatNormal Level up
EndureNormal Level up
Final GambitFighting 100 Level up
Force PalmFighting 60 100 Level up
Nasty PlotDark Level up
ReversalFighting 100 Level up
ScreechNormal 85 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
4Calm MindPsychic
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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 Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Lucario sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Lucario  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Lucario  sprite from Black & White Lucario  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Lucario Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Lucario Shiny sprite from Black & White Lucario Shiny sprite from X & Y

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

Other languages

English Lucario
Japanese ルカリオ (Lucario)
German Lucario
French Lucario

Name origin

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