Pokemon Diamond and Pearl (2006 - DS)
Lucario is a character that can adapt against every type of opponent thanks to his aerial and grounded mobility. Moreover, he possesses a brand unique ability: the Aura, that absurdly buffs his inner power! Thus, this character can make powerful comebacks and can give a massive and very interesting psychological advantage.
- Aerial and grounded mobility
- Aura's mechanic
- Light-weighted for his mechanic
- Aura can be useless
- Slow attacks
- Hard to master
- Needs some space to survive longer
- Close platforms to combo
- Prevents from using the Neutral B at the ledge to 2 frame
- Too small
Lucario has his own mechanic: the Aura. From 65% to 190%, his attacks will improve, doing more damages and ejecting further. This is multiplied at a maximum of 1.67, when Lucario reaches 190%. However, some other conditions matters, like if Lucario has more stocks or not than his opponent, and if the fight is a 1v1 or a 2v2.
The Aura sphere is useful, either the charge or the projectile. The Neutral B is the most important tool, allowing you to win a game. In one hand, the projectile deals massive damages and gives Lucario a great kill potential, and in the other hand, the charge will pressure your opponent, sometimes even leading to a kill.
Each aerial is useful. Coupled with one of the best aerial mobility in the game and a pretty good frame data, these are the best tools to approach and to cover your enemies' approach. This is Lucario's best ability in the game!
This is the difference between a great and an excellent Lucario: whether the player can find many grab's opportunities or not. The Up throw is Lucario's main tool to start a combo that can quickly deal many damages !
It's Lucario's most powerful tool ! It can quickly kill if it is well used, but you need to manage it carefully without overusing it or else it will be punishable ! It's the move you need to place as much as possible, because using a well-placed Forward smash to end every stock generally grants you a victory !