Lucario (ルカリオ, Lucario) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. Its return in Super Smash Bros. 4 was announced on January 31st, 2014, six years to the day of the year that Super Smash Bros. Brawl was released in Japan. According to an extra post for its Miiverse reveal, this timing was done to commend the Brawl developers for succeeding in adding Lucario to Brawl.
A Fighting/Steel-type Pokémon that excels in combat through the reading and manipulation of Aura. As Lucario takes more damage, its attacks grow in strength. At maximum power, Lucario deals triple damage and its Aura Sphere is particularly devastating! Foes won't even know what hit them!
- On the Super Smash Bros. official Facebook page, Lucario was first listed as originating from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions on the Game Boy Advance, even though those games were actually released on the Nintendo DS. This was later fixed.
- Lucario and Dr. Mario are the only characters to lack a meteor smash of any kind, including unconventional meteor smashes.
- Lucario and Mewtwo are the only Pokémon whose on-screen appearances do not involve emerging from a Poké Ball.
- Lucario, along with Bowser, Bowser Jr., Yoshi, Wario, Mr. Game & Watch, Little Mac, Young Link, Ganondorf, Corrin, Charizard, Mewtwo, Pac-Man, Sonic, Justice and SpongeBob are the only characters who transform during their Final Smash. Inkling, Goku and Sakura transform from one of their special moves.
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