448 Lucario

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    86.6
  • Main moves:
    Counter, Power-Up Punch, Shadow Ball
  • Type
    FIGHTING
    STEEL
  • Level:
    19-22.5
  • Rank:
    Lvl 20.5 1/15/15CP 1494
  • Buddy Distance:
    5km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    75,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    145.7
  • Defense:
    95.5
  • Stamina:
    110
  • Overall:
    1532

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Flexible
    Can hit a wide variety of types.
  • + Dynamic
    Performs well with energy and has fluid, dynamic matchups.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • + Momentum
    Uses stat boosts to build momentum and power through teams.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Counter 3.5 4.8 2 Multipurpose
2 Fast Bullet Punch 3.5 3.6 2 Fast Charge
3 Charged Close Combat 100% chance -2 Def self 45 120 2.67 7 - 6 - 7 Self-Debuff
4 Charged Shadow Ball 55 100 1.82 8 - 8 - 8 Coverage Nuke
5 Charged Flash Cannon 70 132 1.89 10 - 10 - 10 Nuke
6 Charged Aura Sphere 55 120 2.18 8 - 8 - 8 Nuke
7 Charged Power-Up Punch 100% chance +1 Atk self 35 24 0.69 5 - 5 - 5 Boost Spam/Bait
Weaknesses
fighting
x1.6
fire
x1.6
ground
x1.6
Resistances
rock
x0.39
poison
x0.39
bug
x0.39
steel
x0.625
normal
x0.625
ice
x0.625
grass
x0.625
dragon
x0.625
dark
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Lucario is a Fighting & Steel Pokémon which evolves from Riolu. It is vulnerable to Fighting, Ground and Fire moves. Lucario's strongest moveset is Counter & Aura Sphere and it has a Max CP of 2,703.

About

"Lucario reads its opponent's feelings with its aura waves. It finds out things it would rather not know, so it gets stressed out easily."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Counter + Close Combat and Shadow Ball

Counter and Bullet Punch are both good moves stat-wise, but the former offers more relevant coverage and also sports better damage output. 

Power-Up Punch can be used to bait shields and apply an ATK buff. However its poor damage output makes it less appealing to use. Close Combat has been more popular due to its significant damage potential, despite its significant self-debuff. It is recommended to charge enough energy to use two Close Combats in a row, rather than using it immediately when available. Shadow Ball is preferred for its mostly neutral coverage, but it's also valuable against most Pokemon that would resist Fighting-type damage. 

What about Aura Sphere? 

Recently added with the Dec 11, 2019 move rebalance, Aura Sphere features identical stats as Shadow Ball, but instead is a Fighting-type move which has STAB. While this may seem quite powerful (and it is), the increased energy cost compared to Close Combat makes it more difficult to access. It is however quite good for Rocket battles if Lucario lives long enough to use it. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 2.5 / 5

Lucario is a Fighting/Steel type with poor bulk but plenty of resistances. A major weakness against other Fighting-types often makes Lucario a risky pick to use due to the likelihood of it losing, but its powerful moveset, good shield pressure, and valuable coverage makes it very appealing to use wherever it's eligible. The nerf to Power-Up Punch has hurt Lucario's overall performance, but not significantly enough to knock Lucario out of relevancy. The update to Close Combat enables Lucario to possibly threaten KOs with its high offensive stat and STAB, though its low survivability prevents it from staying on the field too long. 

Ultra League: 3 / 5

As a Fighting-type, Lucario's access to Shadow Ball is incredibly valuable in a meta that's dominated by Ghosts, Darks, and Steel-types. Being able to threaten Giratina while also serving as a strong escort for the king of Ultra League makes Lucario irreplaceable by any other Pokemon. Due to its Steel-typing however, Lucario will often lose to just about every other Fighting-type, which can make it riskier to use. The lack of sufficient bulk is also a major concern for Lucario. Since the Power-Up Punch nerf, it's lost a large amount of power, relegating it to being a more niche pick, but still usable.

Master League: 2.5 / 5

Lucario's low max CP cripples it in Master League. While its dual Steel/Fighting typing and fantastic moves should make it strong, it just dies to far too much. Sadly, there are so many better options.

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