Great news Smash fans, Smash Bros Ultimate is finally here. It’s without a doubt the most content-packed entry we’ve seen so far, boasting 74 characters at launch. There are even plans for DLC characters to be added later down the line, bringing the total close to 80. To help you get to grips with all of the new fighters, and to highlight the changes made to returning ones, we’ve been busy putting together character guides for each one. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Lucario Guide, we’ll be taking a look at the fighting pokemon Lucario. There will be info on what has changed since its last appearance, a look at its Final Smash, and we’ll detail the Alternate Costumes as well.
For info on every other character in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, you can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. You’ll find an ever-growing list of character profiles, as well as a full roster list.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Lucario Guide
Lucario is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, having last appeared in SSB4. It also featured in Brawl, though a lot has changed since then. To help new fighters get to grips with Lucario, and to show veteran players what’s new, we’ve highlighted some key info below:
Lucario Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash
Another one of the Pokemon characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Lucario can be pretty tricky to master. In the table below, you can find a complete list of moves that Lucario can use.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|B||Neutral Special||Aura Sphere|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||Force Palm|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Extreme Speed|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Double Team|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Aura Storm|
How to Unlock Lucario in Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Unlike previous Smash games, fighters are unlocked in the same way for all, rather than character-specific challenges. This means that while it can be a bit of a grind, all you need to do is play the game naturally and you’ll eventually unlock all of the characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ve listed the three ways you can unlock characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate below:
- Playing the World of Light single-player mode.
- Completing Classic Mode with a character.
- Playing the ‘Challenger Approaches’ fights that appear regularly, you will need to win them.
The fastest method involves triggering the Challenger Fights by reloading the game regularly. We’ve listed the method below:
- Quit to the home screen and Restart the game.
- Create a match with a custom rule set.
- Make sure the match is 1 minute long, or 1 stock if you'd prefer.
- After finishing the match (you can win or lose) you will offered a new Challenger Fight.
- You'll need to win the Challenger fight
For more info on unlocking characters using the modes listed above, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character Unlock Guide .
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Lucario Changes
Lucario has gone through some minor tweaks since its last appearance. The Final Smash has been changed, as have several animations. You can check out the changes to Lucario that we’ve noticed below:
- Some of Lucario’s animations have been altered including Double Team, jumpsquat, Neutral attack, and Forward Tilt
- Final Smash has been changed, more details on that later.
- The appearance of the Aura system has been changed to match the design in Pokemon Sun and Moon.
- Aura Sphere is released at a slower speed.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Lucario Alternate Costumes
Much like the rest of the Super Smash Bros Ultimate roster, Lucario comes packed with some Alternate Costumes for players to choose from. They are pretty awesome, offering different colors of Lucario’s default design. There are purple, light blue, grey, teal, indigo, dark green, and pink versions.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Lucario Final Smash
Lucario has a different Final Smash than the one that it used in Smash Bros for Wii U. It has been changed back to the move used in Brawl, called Aura Storm. There have been some changes for Ultimate though, in that Lucario evolves into Mega Lucario before launching the attack.
That’s all the details we know about Lucario in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ll be updating this guide with more details as we get them. For more info on other aspects of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, head over to our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Guides hub. There’s trailers, a look at the Ridley amiibo, and more.