Lucario is a character from the Pokémon series. It is a combination Fighting/Steel-Type Pokémon, and is the evolved form of Riolu, first appearing in Pokemon: Diamond and Pearl, and a lot of games after that. It is one of the playable Pokémon in the Super Smash Bros. series since Brawl, and is one of Ash’s Pokémon in the anime.
Why It Deserves Aura
- Like Pikachu, Mewtwo and Charizard, Lucario is an iconic fan favorite amongst fans of Pokémon and/or Nintendo as a whole. Most notably how cool it looks, how it can communicate in English, and how amazing it is when he uses its iconic Aura Sphere and Force Palm attacks.
- Out of all of the Nintendo characters, Lucario is one of the most determined characters of them all.
- It is always one of the best part in the Pokémon anime series, and there are very funny moments with it such as its rivalry with Cinderace for example.
- Its designs is so good to look at, especially its design in Pokémon: Sword and Shield, and it has one of the coolest designs.
- Speaking of designs, it’s Mega evolution design is also pretty cool.
- It’s voice actors, especially Sean Schemmel and Bill Rogers, do an amazing job voicing Lucario over the years.
- Lucario has got its very own animated movie in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, as he was a Lucario who was understandably in mixed emotions as he thought all humans were bad after he thought Sir Aaron abandoned him. But after trusting Ash and friends, as well as finding out the truth of how Sir Aaron sacrificed himself to save others including Lucario himself, he had a change of heart and forgives Sir Aaron for his misunderstanding. This Lucario does end up sacrificing himself to save Mew, and is now resting in peace with its friend.
- In the 85th episode of Pokémon Journeys in the anime, it managed to escape Machamp without Mega Evolving, reminding Ash it can still fight even without the power boost. Ash understood and apologized to it for trying to rush into things.
- The friendship between it and Ash is really strong and awesome, especially whenever they communicated through Aura, which shows how great their bond really is.
- Ash’s Lucario has helped him many times, it also helped him fight off against and defeat Chairman Rose’s Pokémon, then, Lucario helped Pikachu, Cinderace, Zacian and Zamazenta defeat Eternatus, allowing Goh to catch it and end the Darkest Day.
- It has spawned a lot of material such as memes, toys, clothes, and even an Eclipse Travel Mug.
- It’s inclusion in the Smash series since Brawl is awesome.
- Speaking of which, it has an exclusive feature to it, where if it takes serious damage, it becomes stronger. To add more cherries on top, it inspires the "Rage" mechanic from Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U.
- Since it’s part Steel type, it has an immunity, being Poison, making it easier for Lucario to face those kinds of Pokémon.
The Only Bad Quality
- Fighting type moves (including Lucario’s) are no match for ghost type Pokémon such as Mimikyu. To be fair, this is the logic Pokémon was going for.
- In the Pokémon of the Year poll held by The Pokémon Company in 2020, Lucario was voted the most popular Generation IV Pokémon, receiving 102,259 votes. It was also the second-most popular Pokémon overall.
- In Pokémon Battle Revolution, Dusty wears a Lucario costume.
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