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)
116 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
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)
116 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
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.
Brilliant Diamond It has the ability to sense the auras of all things. It understands human speech.
Shining Pearl By sensing the aura emanating from others, it can read their thoughts and movements.

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 Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Moves learnt on evolution

Lucario learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aura SphereFightingSpecial 80

Egg moves

Lucario learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Lucario egg moves page.

Moves learnt by TM

Lucario is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by TR

Lucario cannot be taught any TR moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

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:

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
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Location data not yet available

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)