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Lucario Guide: Builds and Best Items

Pokemon UNITE - Lucario Guide Builds Best Items and Moveset

The best guide on how to play Lucario in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Check here for the best builds, Held and Battle items, movesets, as well as the latest nerfs, buffs, counters, matchups, and more!

Lucario Latest Nerfs & Buffs (7/18)

Version 1.11.1.2 Patch Notes

Lucario Move Changes (July 18)
Extreme Speed Image
Extreme Speed
• Damage increased by 5%.
Close Combat Image
Close Combat
• Cooldown reduced from 9s to 7.5s. (-1.5s)
Aura Cannon Image
Aura Cannon
• Shortened the time it takes for the move to appear.
• Energy required decreased by about 15%.

Power-Up Punch

1.3.1.2 Damage to opposing Pokemon decreased from 2464 to 2160. (-12.3%)
1.2.1.3 Damage reduced from 1489 to 1324 (-11.71%).
1.1.1.4 Fixed a bug where the attack increased by the effect of Power-Up Punch was also reflected in the normal attack after using the move.
1.4.1.2 Fixed a bug where Power-Up Punch would not hit immediately after using Meteor Mash.
1.5.1.6 Fixed a bug that caused the Power-Up Punch damage to increase immediately after the unite move.
1.7.1.2 Fixed a bug where distance moved is shortened when fully charged.

Meteor Mash

1.4.1.2 Damage dealt decreased from 602 → 496 (-18%). Effects on opposing Pokemon weakened.

Bone Rush

1.1.1.4 Fixed a bug where Bone Rush did not damage surrounding opponents when using the move again.
1.9.2.8 Fixed bug that affected cooldown.

Close Combat

1.4.1.3 No longer triggers multiple healing effects when hitting multiple Pokemon
1.2.1.3 Damage increased from 1528 to 2553 (+50.2%).
1.4.1.7 Damage decreased 4180 to 3707 (-11%). Effects on user weakened.
1.11.1.3 Cooldown reduced from 9s to 7.5s. (-1.5s)

Extreme Speed

1.2.1.4 Fixed a bug where Extreme Speed attack may deal more damage than intended in certain circumstances.
1.4.1.2 HP recovery reduced.
1.5.1.2 Damage decreased from 1502 to 1383 (-8%).
1.5.1.6 The amount of additional damage done to the opponent's Pokemon has been reduced.
1.11.1.3 Damage increased by 5%.

Aura Cannon

1.2.1.8 Fixed a bug where the damage is increased after using Power-Up Punch.
1.11.1.3 Shortened the time it takes for the move to appear. Energy required decreased by about 15%.

Steadfast

1.3.1.2 Stat Decrease
1.2.1.8 Activation frequency decreased.

Standard Attack

1.2.1.8 Attack damage reduce from 440 to 429 (-3%).

Lucario Basic Info

Lucario
Lucario.jpg
Tier Rating: A Rank Icon

Role: All-Rounder
Attack Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Difficulty: Expert
Cost:
"Lucario is a well-balanced Pokémon that combines speed and attack power."

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Lucario Best Lanes

Top Icon.pngTop Jungle Icon.pngJungle Bot Icon.pngBottom
5 Stars.png
2 Stars.png
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Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ High damage output with combos.
✔︎ Excellent mobility.
✔︎ Great in any lane.
✖︎ Struggles versus crowd control moves.
✖︎ High skill ceiling. Demands mastery of moves to take advantage of full potential.

Best Builds for Lucario

Lucario Builds
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Extreme Speed Build

Extreme Speed Build
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Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +48
Attack Speed: +7.50%
HP: +210
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Attack
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Extreme Speed Build Explanation

This is a high-mobility build centered on utilizing the cooldown reset mechanic from Extreme Speed to dash in and out of fights with the help of Bone Rush.

  • Muscle Band improves Lucario's attacks through increased damage and attack speed.
  • Attack Weight gives Lucario a large damage boost, particularly for its moves.
  • Weakness Policy suits Lucario's brawler gameplay, increasing the Pokemon's damage as it takes hits from opponents.
  • Razor Claw or Float Stone can be a replacement for Muscle Band, which goes well with Extreme Speed's cooldown reset mechanic.
  • Full Heal allows Lucario to remove stuns and debuffs, and become immune to hindrances for a duration, enabling it to perform its combos without being interrupted.
  • Eject Button or X Speed can also work with the build, giving Lucario more mobility.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 White Emblems for maximum HP and 6 Brown Emblems for additional damage. This can be achieved by equipping at least two (2) Emblems that are both White and Brown.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Attack or HP for more damage or durability.
  • Sp. Atk, Sp. Def., and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Extreme Speed Build Damage Test

Items
(Level 30)
Extreme Speed
(Total Damage)
(@ Lvl 15)
Bone Rush
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
1764 2205

Since the build is centered on Extreme Speed and Bone Rush, equipping items that will maximize their damage is the ideal item combination.

As the results show, Muscle Band or Razor Claw, Weakness Policy, and a fully-stacked Attack Weight will produce the best results for the build.

These damage tests are conducted using the Training Dummy in Practice Mode.

Items
(Level 30)
Extreme Speed
(@ Lvl 15)
Bone Rush
(Total Damage)
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
1617 2023
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
1575 1967
Muscle Band
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
1764 2205
Razor Claw
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
1764 2205

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Power-Up Punch Build

Power-Up Punch Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +33
HP: +210
Cooldown: -4.50%
Unite Move Charge Rate: +6%
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Attack
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Power-Up Punch Build Explanation

This build revolves around bursting down targets with Power-Up Punch and Close Combat. The key to this build is utilizing Aura Cannon's increased Power-Up Punch damage effect to chip off a target's HP, then hitting it with Close Combat to lower Power-Up Punch's cooldown, allowing Lucario to use the move twice quickly.

  • Attack Weight gives Lucario a large damage boost through additional Attack stat.
  • Weakness Policy suits Lucario's brawler gameplay, increasing the Pokemon's damage as it takes hits from opponents.
  • Energy Amplifier further increases Lucario's damage output whenever it uses Aura Cannon, particularly Power-Up Punch.
  • Muscle Band or Razor Claw can be a replacement for Weakness Policy, improving Lucario's attacks instead of just raw damage.
  • Full Heal allows Lucario to remove stuns and debuffs, and become immune to hindrances for a duration, enabling it to perform its combos without being interrupted.
  • Eject Button can also work with the build, giving Lucario a repositioning tool to set up its combo.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 White Emblems for maximum HP and 6 Brown Emblems for additional damage. This can be achieved by equipping at least two (2) Emblems that are both White and Brown.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Attack or HP for more damage or durability.
  • Sp. Atk, Sp. Def., and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Power-Up Punch Build Damage Test

Items
(Level 30)
Power-Up Punch
(@ Lvl 15)
Close Combat
(@ Lvl 15)
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
4108 5731

Since the build is centered on bursting down targets with Power-Up Punch and Close Combat, equipping items that will maximize their damage is the ideal item combination.

As the results show, Attack Weight, Weakness Policy, and Energy Amplifier will produce the best results for the build. The combined bonus damage from all three items deals a tremendous amount of damage, especially when both moves hit. However, Lucario does need to fully stack Attack Weight, soak hits from opponents for Weakness Policy, and use Aura Cannon to trigger Energy Amplifier's effect to maximize its damage, which can be quite difficult to set up.

As for alternatives, replacing Weakness Policy with either Muscle Band or Razor Claw would be the best choice. Both item combinations produced the second highest results. Choosing between the two is entirely up to player preference.

For a more defensive build, replace Energy Amplifier with Focus Band instead.

These damage tests are conducted using the Training Dummy in Practice Mode.

Items
(Level 30)
Power-Up Punch
(@ Lvl 15)
Close Combat
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
2559 4444
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
2479 4323
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
3244 4708
Muscle Band
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
2832 4840
Muscle Band
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
3711 5269
Muscle Band
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
3587 5104
Razor Claw
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
2832 4840
Razor Claw
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
3711 5269
Razor Claw
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
3587 5104
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
4108 5731

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Lucario Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Attack Weight.pngAttack Weight Attack Weight adds another layer of damage to Lucario's attacks and moves. Fully stacked Attack Weight should push Lucario's damage output to higher levels.
Float Stone.pngFloat Stone Float Stone improves Lucario's ability to roam or move around the battlefield via increased speed. It also gives a nice amount of Attack stat.
Energy Amplifier.pngEnergy Amplifier Energy Amplifier can further boost Lucario's damage, which works particularly well with Power-Up Punch.
Focus Band.pngFocus Band Focus Band is good for increasing bulk as well as having a lifeline for when Lucario's HP drops too low.
Muscle Band.pngMuscle Band Muscle Band is the best choice for an offensive item due to its attack speed increase and percentage based damage, enabling Lucario to trade blows with enemies.
Razor Claw.pngRazor Claw Razor Claw is also a great addition to Lucario's kit if playing Extreme Speed due to the instant auto attack that it does immediately after.
Weakness Policy.pngWeakness Policy Weakness Policy is good for a more defensive setup as its effect forces Lucario to take damage to maximize the gains.

List of Held Items

Best Battle Items

Item Explanation
Full Heal.pngFull Heal Full Heal compensates for Lucario's weakness to crowd control by granting it immunity to debuffs for a short amount of time.
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button gives Lucario utility. In addition to using it as an escape tool, it works in conjuction with Lucario's dash combos to surprise unaware opponents with high burst damage.
X Speed.pngX Speed X Speed further improves Lucario's overall mobility, which is useful for offensive and defensive means.

List of Battle Items

Best Moveset

Move Explanation
Bone Rush ImageBone Rush Bone Rush is a decent displacement and great repositioning move in one. It makes Lucario more cunning during fights.
Extreme Speed ImageExtreme Speed Extreme Speed improves Lucario's mobility significantly thanks to its cooldown reset mechanic. Although not as powerful as Power-Up Punch, the move makes up for it in terms of the number of times it can be used.

Extreme Speed and Bone Rush give Lucario incredible mobility and damage throughout the game, allowing the Pokemon to dash in and out of battles while dealing damage. Although not as powerful as Power-Up Punch, Lucario can still steal objectives like Regieleki and Rayquaza with Extreme Speed.

Which Moveset Do You Think is Best for Lucario?

Power-Up Punch & Close Combat 61
Votes
Power-Up Punch & Bone Rush 5
Votes
Extreme Speed & Close Combat 13
Votes
Extreme Speed & Bone Rush 27
Votes

Let us know why in the comments!

Previous Poll Result

Power-Up Punch & Close Combat 53
Votes
Power-Up Punch & Bone Rush 3
Votes
Extreme Speed & Close Combat 22
Votes
Extreme Speed & Bone Rush 67
Votes

How to Play Lucario

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Control the Lane in the Early Game

Utilize Lucario's initial moveset to control and dominate the lane in the early game. Use them to score, secure wild Pokemon, secure knockouts, and escape bad situations.

Secure Wild Pokemon with Meteor Mash

Use Meteor Mash to shove wild Pokemon towards Lucario's side or allies, securing them for the team.

Meteor Mash: Lucario Move Effect and Cooldown

Secure Knockouts using Quick Attack

Use Quick Attack's long range and high damage to secure knockouts in the early game.

Take Advantage of Steadfast Activations

Lucario's passive ability, Steadfast gives the Pokemon emergency shields when its HP reaches a certain threshold. This adds to Lucario's overall durability as it is hard to take down during the early game. Combining this effect with Focus Band triggers contributes to Lucario's already high survivability.

Utilize Move Resets

Lucario can reset the cooldowns of Extreme Speed and Power-Up Punch by fulfilling certain conditions. Understanding how this mechanic works and utilizing it in fights are crucial to playing Lucario effectively.

Hit Marked Enemies with Extreme Speed

Each time Lucario hits a marked enemy with Extreme Speed, it resets the move's cooldown. This tactic is effective during teamfights when enemies are grouped closely together, allowing Lucario to reset Extreme Speed multiple times.

It's also a great way to quickly farm wild Pokemon, particularly the Swablu and Altaria camps.

Extreme Speed: Lucario Move Effect and Cooldown

Hit Enemies with Close Combat or Aura Cannon

Lucario can reduce Power-Up Punch's cooldown whenever it hits enemies with Close Combat or Bone Rush, and Aura Cannon. Just be sure to get in as many hits as possible.

Initiate or Finish Fights with Aura Cannon

Aura Cannon can be used to either initiate fights or finish off targets since it can deal high damage. Lucario can aim it from afar or while hiding in the grass and increase the chances of it hitting. Upon using this move, the next Power-Up Punch will deal more damage, or all enemies hit will have the Extreme Speed mark applied to them, allowing Lucario to take advantage of it.

Aura Cannon: Lucario Move Effect and Cooldown

Progression and Leveling Guide

Top or Bottom Lane Guide

Level 1 to 5

  • Secure as many Wild Pokemon as you can and get EXP to reach level 5.
  • Once at level 5, learn either Power-Up Punch or Extreme Speed.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon and level up, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents.

Level 6 to 9

  • Once at level 7, learn Close Combat if you selected Power-Up Punch, or Bone Rush if you selected Extreme Speed, and start to get aggressive.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents to level up.
  • Help your allies secure Regieleki and/or Regice, Registeel, or Regirock.
  • Once at level 9, learn Aura Cannon to get all moves.

Level 10+

  • Continue to farm and level up.
  • Stick with allies to defend or push lanes, secure objectives, and win teamfights.
  • Reach at least level 13 on or before Rayquaza spawns for a full-upgraded moveset.
  • Help your allies win a team fight and secure Rayquaza.
  • After securing Rayquaza, just score points to gain the score lead, then immediately return to base and just defend the remaining goal zones until the match ends.

Lucario Combos

Quick Shove Combo

Quick Shove Combo
Quick Attack IconMeteor Mash Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Lucario Quick Shove Combo
This is Lucario's early game combo that great for isolating single targes for an easy knockdown. Engage a target with Quick Attack. Then, use Meteor Mash, pushing the target away from their teammates.

Blitz Combo

Blitz Combo
Extreme Speed IconBone Rush IconStandard Attack IconBone Rush IconExtreme Speed IconStandard Attack IconExtreme Speed Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Lucario Blitz Combo
Extreme SpeedBone RushStandard AttackBone RushExtreme SpeedStandard AttackExtreme Speed
This is a fast-paced combo that can burst down a single target if not stopped. Start by engaging the target with Extreme Speed. Once you get close, use Bone Rush to deal damage and shove the target away. Then, hit them with a single Standard Attack to remove Extreme Speed's cooldown once. After that, use Bone Rush's second activation. At this point, you can now alternate between Standard Attack and Extreme Speed to take advantage of the cooldown reduction mechanic.

Endless Punches Combo

Endless Punches Combo
Power-Up Punch IconStandard Attack IconBone Rush IconBone Rush IconPower-Up Punch IconStandard Attack Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Lucario Endless Punches Combo
Power-Up PunchStandard AttackBone RushBone RushPower-Up PunchStandard Attack
This is an initiator combo great for shutting down other All-Rounders that rely on combos. Start by charging Power-Up Punch and engage a target. When the move hits, Lucario's boosted attack will fill up, which you will use to stun them in place. Then, use up both Bone Rush activations. At this point, Power Up Punch's cooldown will finish. Use it to hit the target a final time, together with a boosted attack.

Ultimate Canon Burst Combo

Ultimate Canon Burst Combo
Aura Cannon IconPower-Up Punch IconStandard Attack IconClose Combat IconPower-Up Punch IconStandard Attack Icon ~

Pokemon UNITE - Lucario Ultimate Canon Burst Combo
Aura CannonPower-Up PunchStandard AttackClose CombatPower-Up PunchStandard Attack ~
This combo takes advantage of Lucario's Unite Move to deal damage from afar, as well as giving Lucario a boost in movement and attack speed to enhance the combo. Start by firing an Aura Cannon towards the enemy. Then, engage your opponents with a charged Power-Up Punch and disable them with a boosted attack. Quickly activate Close Combat while they are stunned in place. When the move's punches hit an opponent, Power-Up Punch's cooldown will be removed, which you will use to end the combo.

Matchups & Counters for Lucario

Lucario Matchups

Hard Counter
Alolan NinetalesClefableCrustleMega Mewtwo YMr. MimeSlowbroSnorlaxUmbreonWigglytuff
Fair Matchup
AbsolAegislashAzumarillBlastoiseBlazikenBuzzwoleDodrioDragapultDragoniteFalinksGengarGoodraGreedentGreninjaGyaradosLaprasLeafeonMachampMamoswineMega Mewtwo XMeowscaradaMetagrossMimikyuMiraidonScizorTalonflameTrevenantTsareenaTyranitarUrshifuVenusaurZacianZeraoraZoroark
Good Matchup
BlisseyChandelureCharizardCinderaceComfeyCramorantDecidueyeDelphoxDuraludonEldegossEspeonGarchompGardevoirGlaceonHoopaInteleonMewPikachuSableyeSylveon
Matchup Notes
Hard CounterHard Counter Even MatchupEven Matchup Easy MatchupEasy Matchup
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Lucario.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Hard Counter With Disables

Lucario has to roam around and land its combos to be effective in fights. Having Pokemon that can completely stop Lucario's movements are the best way to control and counter Lucario.

Best Counters

Pokemon Explanation
Slowbro ImageSlowbro Rating: ★★★★★
• Can completely stop Lucario's combos using Telekinesis and/or Slowbeam, or interrupt them with Surf.
• Can deal high Sp. Atk. damage using Scald.
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff Rating: ★★★★★
• Interrupts Lucario's combos with Sing or Dazzling Gleam.
• Negates Lucario's damage using Starlight Recital.
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales Rating: ★★★★
• Can disrupt Lucario's combos and deal considerable damage using Blizzard and Avalanche.

Even Matchups for Lucario

Lucario can get the upper hand against these Pokemon if it can successfully perform its combos without interruption.

Utilize Mobility

Ranged, Fragile Pokemon with High Damage
Dragapult Image Greninja Image Miraidon Image Venusaur Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon prefer to keep their distance from opponents when fighting. They also have high damage potential that can be dangerous for Lucario. However, they are fragile and can get knocked out by Lucario fast. Utilizing Lucario's mobility to quickly get close to them and perform its combos is the best way to win against them.
• Use Extreme Speed or Power-Up Punch to quickly get close, then follow up with Close Combat or Bone Rush. Make sure to utilize Extreme Speed and Power-Up Punch's cooldown reduction/reset mechanic for a full combo.
• As a last resort, use Aura Cannon to finish them off after dashing towards them.

Strike First

All-Rounders
Aegislash Image Blaziken Image Buzzwole Image Dragonite Image Falinks Image Gyarados Image Machamp Image Mega Mewtwo X Image Metagross Image Mimikyu Image Scizor Image Tsareena Image Tyranitar Image Urshifu Image Zacian Image
How to Beat
• Much like Lucario, these Pokemon excel in close combat and rely mostly on their attacks or combos to deal damage. They are also durable enough to tank Lucario's damage. Winning against them is just a matter of striking first and performing combos.
• Use Extreme Speed or Power-Up Punch to initiate, then follow up with Close Combat or Bone Rush. Make sure to utilize Extreme Speed and Power-Up Punch's cooldown reduction/reset mechanic for a full combo.
• As a last resort, use Aura Cannon to finish them off after dashing towards them.

Dodge Their Burst Damage

High-mobility Pokemon with Burst Damage
Absol Image Dodrio Image Gengar Image Leafeon Image Meowscarada Image Talonflame Image Zeraora Image Zoroark Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are incredibly agile and deal high burst damage. However, they become vulnerable when they miss their burst damage attempt.
• Use Extreme Speed or Power-Up Punch to dodge their attempt, then retaliate with Close Combat or Bone Rush.
• Alternatively, use Eject Button or X Speed to dodge their moves, then retaliate with Extreme Speed or Power-Up Punch and Close Combat or Bone Rush.
• As a last resort, use Aura Cannon to finish them off after dashing towards them.

Group Up with Allies

Highly Durable Pokemon
Blastoise Image Goodra Image Greedent Image Lapras Image Mamoswine Image Trevenant Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are extremely durable, making it difficult for Lucario to take them down alone. With that, it's best to group up with allies to bring them down with the help of Lucario.
• Use Extreme Speed or Power-Up Punch to initiate, then follow up with Close Combat or Bone Rush. Make sure to utilize Extreme Speed and Power-Up Punch's cooldown reduction/reset mechanic for a full combo.

Easy Matchups for Lucario

Pokemon that have low mobility and durability can easily fall to Lucario's combos.

Utilize Mobility

Ranged, Fragile Pokemon with High Damage
Chandelure Image Cinderace Image Cramorant Image Decidueye Image Delphox Image Duraludon Image Espeon Image Gardevoir Image Glaceon Image Inteleon Image Mew Image Pikachu Image Sylveon Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon prefer to keep their distance from opponents when fighting. They also have high damage potential that can be dangerous for Lucario. However, they are fragile and low mobility, making them easy targets for Lucario.
• Use Extreme Speed or Power-Up Punch to quickly get close, then follow up with Close Combat or Bone Rush. Make sure to utilize Extreme Speed and Power-Up Punch's cooldown reduction/reset mechanic for a full combo.
• As a last resort, use Aura Cannon to finish them off after dashing towards them.

Strike First

All-Rounders
Azumarill Image Garchomp Image
How to Beat
• Much like Lucario, these Pokemon excel in close combat and rely mostly on their attacks or combos to deal damage. They are also durable enough to tank Lucario's damage. Winning against them is just a matter of striking first and performing combos.
• Use Extreme Speed or Power-Up Punch to initiate, then follow up with Close Combat or Bone Rush. Make sure to utilize Extreme Speed and Power-Up Punch's cooldown reduction/reset mechanic for a full combo.
• As a last resort, use Aura Cannon to finish them off after dashing towards them.

Utilize Their Numbers

Supporters
Blissey Image Comfey Image Eldegoss Image Hoopa Image Sableye Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon usually stick with their allies and rarely venture alone. Although they themselves pose no threat to Lucario, their support capabilities makes them valuable during fights.
• Take advantage of them being in close proximity to each other by spamming Extreme Speed or Power-Up Punch and Close Combat or Bone Rush.
• Lucario can also use Aura Cannon immediately after dashing towards them for more damage.

Best Teammates for Lucario

Pokemon Explanation
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales
Pikachu ImagePikachu
Aggressive Stallers
These Pokemon have powerful burst attacks that are capable of disrupting enemies. When partnered up with these Pokemon, Lucario can easily take down enemies and push lanes.
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime
Sableye ImageSableye
Stuns and Debuffs
These Pokemon have the means of inflicting debuffs and shutting down targets with their moves. This helps Lucario dominate the lane quickly and have enough time to steal enemy camps.
Slowbro ImageSlowbro
Snorlax ImageSnorlax
Tanky Disablers
These Pokemon can lead the charge, soak up damage, and help Lucario setup its attacks thanks to their disabling moves.
Gengar ImageGengar
Zoroark ImageZoroark
High Burst Damagers
These Pokemon help contribute damage through pinning down enemies with combos and burst attacks. While it's still recommended to go with either a Defender or Supporter ally, Speedsters are a huge help when trying to dominate lanes as early as possible.
Machamp ImageMachamp
Tsareena ImageTsareena
Hard-hitting Initiators
These Pokemon are very dependable allies as they have means to buff or sustain themselves. Whether it's securing objectives or pushing lanes, Machamp and Tsareena are built to initiate clashes, stun enemies, and create openings for their teammates.

Looking for teammates to synergize with you? Head over to our Friend Request Board to find other trainers to join you in your grind or just to hang out with!

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Lucario Moves

Move Slot 1 (R)

Quick Attack ImageQuick Attack
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 6s
Starting Damage: 593
Final Damage: 697
Has the user lunge forward at a speed that makes it almost invisible, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it comes in contact with.
Power-Up Punch ImagePower-Up Punch
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 7s
Starting Damage: 1059
Not charged: 580, Charged: 1059
Final Damage: 2054
Not charged: 1129, Charged: 2054
Charges power before unleashing a powerful attack. While the user is charging power, its movement speed is decreased but its Attack slowly increases and the damage it receives is reduced. The user then charges in the designated direction and releases this move, dealing more damage the lower the opposing Pokemon's remaining HP is and making its own next basic attack a boosted attack if the move hits. This move's cooldown is reduced every time one of the user's moves hits.
Upgrade: The user becomes immune to hindrances while charging power.
Extreme Speed ImageExtreme Speed
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 9s
Starting Damage: 730
Final Damage: 1350
Has the user charge forward with breathtaking speed. If the user performs a basic attack immediately after using this move, that attack's damage is increased. After the user learns this move, an Extreme Speed mark will be automatically applied to any nearby unmarked opposing Pokemon. This mark cannot stack, and there is a delay before the mark can be automatically applied again to the same Pokemon. If Extreme Speed hits a marked opposing Pokemon, its cooldown is reset and the user recovers HP.
Upgrade: Also increases Attack for a short time when this move is used.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Meteor Mash ImageMeteor Mash
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 7s
Starting Damage: 447
Final Damage: 585
Blasts forward with a punch like a comet, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and shoving them.
Close Combat ImageClose Combat
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 7.5s
Starting Damage: 2079
Damage per punch: 189, Number of punches: 11
Final Damage: 3707
Damage per punch: 337, Number of punches: 11
Unleashes a combo attack, dealing multiple blows to opposing Pokemon. When this move hits, it restores a certain amount of the user's HP. While using this move, the user becomes immune to hindrances.
Upgrade: Increases damage dealt by this move.
Bone Rush ImageBone Rush
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Melee and Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 10s
Starting Damage: Short range: 1057, Long range: 604
Short range Initial attack: 302 x 3, Short range Final Attack: 151, Long range Initial attack: 151 x 3, Long range Final Attack: 151
Final Damage: Short Range: 1673, Long range: 956
Short range Initial attack: 478 x 3, Short range Final Attack: 239, Long range Initial Attack: 239 x 3, Long range Final Attack: 239
Performs a combo attack with a bone, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon, shoving them, and applying an Extreme Speed mark. The final attack of the combo sends the bone flying. If this move is used again, the user rushes to the location of the bone, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokemon.
Upgrade: Using this move again will reset the cooldown for Extreme Speed or Power-Up Punch.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Aura Cannon ImageAura Cannon
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 111s
Starting Damage: 2844
Damage per instance: 711, Min/Max number of instances: 1 / 4
Final Damage: 4048
Damage per instance: 1012, Min/Max number of instances: 1 / 4
Deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect. Opposing Pokemon damaged by this Unite Move have an Extreme Speed mark applied to them. After using this Unite Move, the user's next Power-Up Punch deals increased damage.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, performing a combo attack with a bone. Deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and throws them.

Ability (Passive)

Steadfast ImageSteadfast
Lucario IconLucario

Has the user perform an aerial somersault before charging forward, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in this move's path and shoving them.

Lucario Stats & Evolutions

Lucario Evolutions

Lucario.pngLucario
This Pokemon does not evolve.

Lucario Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3250 78 60 160
2 3392 89 69 170
3 3549 101 78 180
4 3721 114 88 192
5 3910 129 99 205
6 4118 145 112 219
7 4347 163 126 234
8 4599 183 141 251
9 4877 205 158 270
10 5184 229 176 291
11 5522 255 196 314
12 5894 284 218 339
13 6303 316 243 366
14 6753 351 270 396
15 7249 390 300 429

Attack Damage is the damage of the Basic Attack as tested against the Training Dummy.

Lucario In-Game Stat Listings

Offense Endurance Mobility Scoring Support
3 Stars.png 2.5 Stars.png 3.5 Stars.png 3 Stars.png 0.5 Stars.png

Lucario Skins (Holowear)

Holowear
LucarioSpace StyleSpace Style
LucarioCostume Party StyleCostume Party Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 2499
LucarioConcert StyleConcert Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 400
LucarioRuins StyleRuins Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 2199
LucarioMartial Arts StyleMartial Arts Style
LucarioAristocrat StyleAristocrat Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 1050
LucarioCaptain StyleCaptain Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 2199
LucarioWanderer StyleWanderer Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 1050

All Pokemon Skins (Holowear)

Lucario Character Spotlight

Lucario Achievements

Extreme Speed Achievement

Extreme Speed
Pokemon Move
Lucario ImageLucario Extreme Speed ImageExtreme Speed
Mission:
In a single battle, hit marked Pokemon from the opposing team with Extreme Speed or Extreme Speed+ to reset the move's cooldown 15 or more times (5/10/20 battles in total)
Medals & Points Rewards
Pokemon UNITE - Beginner Achievement Medal Beginner
Pokemon UNITE - Achievement Points.png 5
Aeos Ticket IconAeos Ticket x100
Pokemon UNITE - Expert Achievement Medal Expert
Pokemon UNITE - Achievement Points.png5
Aeos Coin IconAeos Coin x300
Pokemon UNITE - Master Achievement Medal.png Master
Pokemon UNITE - Achievement Points.png10
Holowear Ticket IconHolowear Ticket x3

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EX Pokemon List

EX Pokemon Roster
Pokemon UNITE - Mewtwo X IconMega Mewtwo X Pokemon UNITE - Mewtwo Y IconMega Mewtwo Y
Pokemon UNITE - ZacianZacian Pokemon UNITE - Miraidon Icon EXMiraidon

EX Pokemon Meaning: List and Mechanics

Upcoming Pokemon

Upcoming Pokemon
Pokemon UNITE - Ceruledge Icon.pngCeruledge
(TBA)

Top 5 Master Rank Picks & Win Rate

All data is based on Season 19 Master Rank Top 100.
Last Updated: May 20, 2024
Pokemon Tier Most Played % Average Win %
Pokemon UNITE - ZoroarkZoroark S Tier 14.8% 72.56%
Pokemon UNITE - MeowscaradaMeowscarada S Tier 11.5% 77.43%
Pokemon UNITE - Blaziken IconBlaziken S Tier 9.8% 75.33%
Pokemon UNITE - Hoopa IconHoopa S Tier 6.6% 81%
Pokemon UNITE - Scizor IconScizor S Tier 6.6% 76.50%

Top Picked Pokemon Per Role

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Supporter Defender Speedster
Pokemon UNITE - Inteleon IconInteleon Pokemon UNITE - Blaziken IconBlaziken Pokemon UNITE - Hoopa IconHoopa Pokemon UNITE - Trevenant IconTrevenant Pokemon UNITE - ZoroarkZoroark

Master Rank: Top Ranked Win Rates

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Speedster IconSpeedsters Supporter IconSupporters

Pokemon by Characteristics

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Stat Rankings
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Comment

80 Anonymous10 months

power punch and close combat is way powerful i am lucario main

79 GastrodonInUnitePlsabout 1 year

I like Speed Lucario, I can attack 4 times with bone rush upgrade. But Punchy Build isn't bad either, Power Up Punch/Close Combat deals great burst damage.

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