Lucario Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. 4

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Lucario Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. 4

Lucario will be returning in the Wii U and 3DS's upcoming Super Smash Bros. title.

It's been a seemingly random increment of time since the last Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS character reveal so I guess its time for game director Masahiro Sakurai to trickle down another morsel of information about the game. This time, it's the news that Lucario, the blue "Aura-Pokemon" who made his debut in Super Smash Bros Brawl., will be returning in the new game.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Lucario was unique in that the damage and knockback of his "Aura" attacks were affected by damage percentage, as well as stock count in relation to its opponents'. Basically, his attacks grew stronger the more he was damaged.

As per usual, a gallery of him in action was released alongside the announcement:

I'm completely stumped about this announcement. I thought I had discovered the pattern behind Super Smash Bros. 4 (and yes, I will be calling it Super Smash Bros. 4 from now on, because Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS is a ludicrously long name) character reveals - returning characters are announced surrounding a release of a new game starring them. But Pokemon X and Y was released months ago!

I wonder if Lucario's Mega-Evolution, which was introduced in the latest games, will make an appearance, perhaps as his new Final Smash?

Are you happy to see Lucario return, or were you holding out hope that Mewtwo (whom Lucario seemingly replaced in the transition from Melee to Brawl) would usurp him?

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Whatever. I never really was a fan of Lucario, anyway. Sure I used one in Diamond since it was "the cool thing to do", alongside a Garchomp and other common sights, but I grew out of that phase pretty quickly because I decided I wanted to be original and my tastes changed.

As for Mewtwo, I prefer him to Lucario possibly out of pure nostalgia factor, but I'm just lookin' for somethin' different. I'd have been happier to see Zoroark, which is the same sort of idea.

Scrafty/Scraggy would be fun to see in Smash Bros. Biped, as nearly all characters are, reasonably popular and less angst. Also, not Pikachu, which is always advantageous. But of course, I understand that they'd probably want to make use of a Pokemon with a Mega Evolution.

Pinsir and Heracross would be fun to see, seeing as they both mega evolve, and one could be similar to Diddy Kong and Yoshi's final smashes and the other could be similar but with powerful ranged attacks and without the ability to fly. That would be insane.

The mega-evo could be the power attack, or the taunt. I'm just happy it's coming to 3ds since it means I won't have to buy a WiiU.

Headsprouter:
I understand that they'd probably want to make use of a Pokemon with a Mega Evolution.

blaziken has a mega, and would be fun to play, but probably too close to captain falcon with fire punches...

newwiseman:
blaziken has a mega, and would be fun to play, but probably too close to captain falcon with fire punches...

With Lucario in the game, I honestly think Blaziken's a bit of a no-go. They're very similar, if you think about it. Both fighting types that punch and kick alongside using an elemental power.

And like you say, then there's Captain Falcon. But Blaziken's more of a kicking Pokemon.

Didn't they say they wanted to trim the fat from the roster? I guess they didn't.
As for what to call "Smash Bros. 4" I call it Smash Bros. Rumble, because fights of increasing size are a melee, brawl, and rumble. After that would be Smash Bros. War.

Yay, my favorite fighter's back!
I was prepared for him not to be in this one with the whole "trim the fat" thing. I even decided to main Wii Fit Trainer this game but it looks like I'll still be playing lucario after all. Hope this game comes out soon, I want to play it even more now.

I'm guessing Lucario is still relevent (unlike Ike) is due to its mega form in X and Y, speaking of which I wonder if they will incoperate it mega form into the game (replace it smash move with that instead)?

I would have preferred to see Mewtwo back but I don't really use either character anyway so I can live with Lucario. Hopefully they integrate some nice Gen V and VI pokemon into the stages and pokeballs though!

Personally, I'm just hoping that they stick as many legendaries as possible into the pokeballs. Having a match with a high-item spawn rate with only pokeballs is an absolute blast, and downright hilarious at times.

"Ha! I got a Metagross! Eat it!" "Well, I got Groudon, you're in for it now!" "You're all screwed, because I'm about to summon a... Goldeen. Fuck."

Though I have to say if Final Smashes are in this game (I'm actually not sure, sue me), there's no way they're passing up the chance to show off his Mega form.

I liked mewtwo better
He was my favorite in melee so....
But lucario is fun to play too.

Is lucario like... somehow significant in the pokemon world? Like is he in the anime a lot or something? I've admitedly been off the pokemon since before he existed and casually got back into it with the new one (which Ive played for maybe a few hours so maybe he shows up later)

I just remember mewtwo being cool because the whole first movie revolved around him

Was hoping they'd return Mewtwo instead given how he's a legendary in X/Y :(

Quick question:
Why this pokemon don't have a trainer?

What I find a bit funny about the cast in SSB is the fact that they really want to focus in the big franchises. Of course they should insert Pokemons, even if the guys at Project M did better and made the available pokemons as separated characters.
Nintendo is in need of more attention for the Wii U, and that's why I hope they can bring some really interesting faces exclusively for the console version. But at the same time, they can't risk to loose with the 3DS version, which shatters my point.

alright my main is confirmed and now I'm happy :D now if only this final smash was him turning into his Mega Evolution (sort of like Wario or Sonic's final smash)

it would be cool if they also added Blaziken and he also turned into Mega Blaziken for the final smash

Guitarmasterx7:
Is lucario like... somehow significant in the pokemon world? Like is he in the anime a lot or something? I've admittedly been off the pokemon since before he existed and casually got back into it with the new one (which Ive played for maybe a few hours so maybe he shows up later)

I just remember mewtwo being cool because the whole first movie revolved around him

Lucario had a minor role in the story of Pokemon X and Y (to introduce the player to the mega evolution mechanic), aside from that, it stared in one of the many movies long ago, and of course it's introduction in Diamond and Pearl.

Mewtwo is more prolific and I would have preferred it return, or Lucario get replaced with a different Pokemon. I understand why they did it, but if they don't work mega evolution into the game somehow, it's silly to bring him back.

Even then, it still could have been Mewtwo considering Mewtwo has two mega evolutions, a place in the most recent games (although not as much as Lucario) and a starring role in the most recent movie.

SweetShark:
Quick question:
Why this pokemon don't have a trainer?

As I understand it these Pokemon are hyper intelligent, capable of speech, and possess a constant desire for self improvement. A trainer would only get in their way however if someone superior in wisdom comes their way they will partner with them and possibly befriend them. This is just what I understood from skimming the wiki a while back and is likely to possess errors.

CAPTCHA: cor blimey - Don't mind if I do!

Hell yes, lucario was my main character in brawl :D

I'm not sure why so many want mewtwo back, he was kinda sucky in melee, plus, he's had nowhere near as much focus as a character, in X/Y lucario has a minor role in the plot (and often ends up being a decent member of your team, at that point he's likely the only one you have that can mega evolve, and is effective in a large number of the gyms afterwards), whilst mewtwo is just... there in the post E4 game with no context whatsoever

I honestly prefer MewTwo over Lucario. Always found him to be kinda... not that fun in Brawl. Though that's just me.

Eclipse Dragon:
Mewtwo is more prolific and I would have preferred it return, or Lucario get replaced with a different Pokemon. I understand why they did it, but if they don't work mega evolution into the game somehow, it's silly to bring him back.

Even then, it still could have been Mewtwo considering Mewtwo has two mega evolutions, a place in the most recent games (although not as much as Lucario) and a starring role in the most recent movie.

Mewtwo can come back as long as he plays more like Lucario (my main). I started playing Super Smash Bros with Brawl, and when my friends decided we should give Melee a try, I was stoked to see how well I did with Mewtwo (everyone told me he was basically the same). Mewtwo is incredibly slow compared to Lucario, his range is shorter, he loses the super useful counter, and he can't charge his projectile while falling. I realize people like Mewtwo for nostalgia and they think he is more important in that universe, but he was a terrible character in Melee. Like I said, he can replace Lucario as long as he gains some of his moves or is upgraded in some other manner. /rant

It's cool to see another Pokemon veteran like Lucario come back, but I'm still holding out for Mewtwo. He should be considered since he's gotten two new forms in Pokemon X & Y. That alone should offer new moves and abilities for this rare Pokemon character. Also, if they bring back the Pokemon Trainer, should it be the one from Super Smash Bros Brawl with his three main Pokemon or one of the newer trainers from X & Y with their starter Pokemon?

I just hope we see a Pokemon from each generation at this point. It would be pretty lousy to get Pikachu, Jigglypuff, the same three starters, and Lucario again with maybe only one other newer Pokemon. I don't mind Lucario, but I remember Sakurai saying he was trying to trim the roster, yet at this rate there won't be many new characters. :/

I would love to see Meloetta as a representative of Gen V, she could easily work just like Zelda/Sheik with her form changes. Plus she's one of my favorites so that would be a dream come true!

YESSSS!

This is excellent. Lucario has always been my favorite, and I loved how he played in Brawl. I was worried that 'trimming the fat' would get rid of such a unique playstyle, and I'm glad that they didn't go that route.

Pretty cool to see him back but IDK I'd almost rather see some new characters never seen in a game before *cough* waluigi and Bowser Jr. *cough*

Also what happened to mewtwo? His new mega evolution's would be pretty sweet to see in The new smash bros.

Church185:

Eclipse Dragon:
Mewtwo is more prolific and I would have preferred it return, or Lucario get replaced with a different Pokemon. I understand why they did it, but if they don't work mega evolution into the game somehow, it's silly to bring him back.

Even then, it still could have been Mewtwo considering Mewtwo has two mega evolutions, a place in the most recent games (although not as much as Lucario) and a starring role in the most recent movie.

Mewtwo can come back as long as he plays more like Lucario (my main). I started playing Super Smash Bros with Brawl, and when my friends decided we should give Melee a try, I was stoked to see how well I did with Mewtwo (everyone told me he was basically the same). Mewtwo is incredibly slow compared to Lucario, his range is shorter, he loses the super useful counter, and he can't charge his projectile while falling. I realize people like Mewtwo for nostalgia and they think he is more important in that universe, but he was a terrible character in Melee. Like I said, he can replace Lucario as long as he gains some of his moves or is upgraded in some other manner. /rant

Yup mewtwo is far worse then lucario, in every aspect. Though I still prefer to play as mewtwo because the super smash bro games are more about having fun seeing your favourite characters beat each other up then they are about being competitive. If they introduced Malamar as a playable character I would play him no matter how crap he was, and considering how popular mewtwo is he kinda needs to return in the same way the pokemon trainer needs to return. It has nothing to do with competitive viablity but making brawl more of what it is. Now if they do bring bakc mewtwo he does need a complete moveset redesgin I would say something that makes use of his being an almost godly psychic being. Probably at least have the ability to float for a bit mid air (while being able move left and right). The moveset should probably include psystrike (his signature move). With his final smashing being at random one of his two megaforms. I say if they announce him it should be on feburary 6 which is meantioned in one of the games to be mewtwos birthday

nuba km:
Yup mewtwo is far worse then lucario, in every aspect. Though I still prefer to play as mewtwo because the super smash bro games are more about having fun seeing your favourite characters beat each other up then they are about being competitive. If they introduced Malamar as a playable character I would play him no matter how crap he was, and considering how popular mewtwo is he kinda needs to return in the same way the pokemon trainer needs to return. It has nothing to do with competitive viablity but making brawl more of what it is. Now if they do bring bakc mewtwo he does need a complete moveset redesgin I would say something that makes use of his being an almost godly psychic being. Probably at least have the ability to float for a bit mid air (while being able move left and right). The moveset should probably include psystrike (his signature move). With his final smashing being at random one of his two megaforms. I say if they announce him it should be on feburary 6 which is meantioned in one of the games to be mewtwos birthday

I mean, I just play with friends, so it's not necessarily about being competitive. I wouldn't really care if Lucario was replaced by Mewtwo, but I don't want that moveset to be useless again. I was the only person who really mastered it out of my friends because it was too floaty for them. Would really discourage me from buying future SSB games to learn that my main took a huge step back in playability.

I'm fine with this. I liked Lucario, specifically the whole "does more damage the more damage you take" thing. Really helpful for turning things around.
Now all they need is to reveal Chrom or Lucina, and I will be happy.

Aww, I wanted Hawlucha to be in it.

Flying luchadore pokemon a-go-go!

From the 5th gen... Bisharp. Easily Bisharp. So freaking cool.

Have they annouced the fire emblem charators? Just give us Chrom instead of marth plz

I never cared for any of the Pokemon in general but I liked Lucario more than Mewtwo or Pikachu. I look forward to Mega-Evolving once I'm able to unlock it!

So; next month is a Donkey Kong release so let's brace ourselves for the reveal of either Diddy, Dixie, Cranky Kong or (fingers crossed) King K. Rool.

Drejer43:
Have they annouced the fire emblem charators? Just give us Chrom instead of marth plz

I'm not against Marth...but I'd rather see Awakening's Marth than the one we've had in the last few Smash games. Chrom all the way though: Ike and Roy can sit this one out (no offense to their fans of course).

Honestly, I was kinda hoping Zoroark might replace him if only because its signature ability[1] could be loads of fun. It could have been like the random button incarnate, you use a different random character for each life. But whatever, I know one of my friends will be pleased with this news. The guy used Lucario as his main in Brawl and he'll be happy enough to continue the trend in SB4.

[1] Illusion. Basically it looks like somebody else

I was always confused about why Lucario was in SSB... It just wasn't a prominent Pokemon for me (Unlike the Pikachu, Charizard and recently a Luxray from a Pokemon game I played not too long ago (Yes it was the only Pokemon I used for that entire game. Yes I only used it because Shinx is adorable as fuck))

But, it was a pretty fun and interesting character to use nonetheless. The "Berserk" style damage amplification could cause some interesting interactions (I.E. Being close to losing then doing like a bajillion damage and sending the opponent flying miles in a spectacular way)

newwiseman:
The mega-evo could be the power attack, or the taunt. I'm just happy it's coming to 3ds since it means I won't have to buy a WiiU.

Headsprouter:
I understand that they'd probably want to make use of a Pokemon with a Mega Evolution.

blaziken has a mega, and would be fun to play, but probably too close to captain falcon with fire punches...

Blaziken doesn't punch, all of his attacks revolve around kicks. Sorry, it's the obsessed 10 year old inside of me saying this.

Shoggoth2588:
I never cared for any of the Pokemon in general but I liked Lucario more than Mewtwo or Pikachu. I look forward to Mega-Evolving once I'm able to unlock it!

So; next month is a Donkey Kong release so let's brace ourselves for the reveal of either Diddy, Dixie, Cranky Kong or (fingers crossed) King K. Rool.

Drejer43:
Have they annouced the fire emblem charators? Just give us Chrom instead of marth plz

I'm not against Marth...but I'd rather see Awakening's Marth than the one we've had in the last few Smash games. Chrom all the way though: Ike and Roy can sit this one out (no offense to their fans of course).

Awakening's Marth wasn't actually Marth. Just sayin. That being said, we DO need a Marth, unless we want to rotate the entire Fire Emblem cast every game. Also, I believe Marth is already confirmed anyway.

But I disagree with you on having Chrom in. He was kind of... I don't know, he just seemed really flat for a Lord. That's probably more due to the focus on MU being... as important as he/she/it/??? is, but still, Chrom really didn't have that much characterization, and just seems way too close to being another Marth. Lucina might be a nice character to have in, but my personal vote is for Owain. Not only would he have the best lines out of any character in Smash Bros (in addition to having the best lines out of any character in FE), but the whole tournament style of Smash Bros fits Owain's characterization perfectly.

Always good to have a Pokemon in SSB that isn't Pikachu and/or Jigglypuff.

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