Lucario’s Moves Explained In Super Smash Bros. Screenshots

By Ishaan . February 10, 2014 . 8:39am

We’ve covered most of the screens in the latest batch of Super Smash Bros. screenshots already, but there’s a couple here you may not have seen, including a couple of director Masahiro Sakurai explaining how Lucario’s powers work.


Alongside the screenshot above, Sakurai explained: “A size comparison of Lucario’s standard special attack, Aura Sphere, in its weakest and strongest states. The attack is faster and more powerful when the Aura Sphere is bigger.”


Next, Sakurai posted this shot of Lucario taking off, stating: “When Lucario shoots out Aura from its hands to fly with ExtremeSpeed, you can control its flight direction. If Lucario’s Aura is fully charged, it can fly extremely far, so be careful not to accidentally launch out of the area.”


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  • Foxeh Shihōin

    oh that is awesome!

  • Seta Soujiro

    Lucario needs to be able to KO chars in an easier way.. Sometimes you just couldn’t finish off chars with high % because of the lack of an effective finishing move.

    • ZEROthefirst

      Plenty of people I know especially one of my friends will argue that it’s not hard to KO with Lucario. He’s easy to link characters into combos, he’s floaty enough to stay alive at high % and because of that he can easily get nice aura spheres in when you’re off the stage for easy kills.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        I always hated his floatiness, His melee combat is where his focus should be in balance, he needs to be knocked around more

        Being heavy and floaty is weird.

        • KoRLumen

          > heavy and floaty is weird

          As a Samus main, I can wholeheartedly agree with this.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            yeah Lucario is my main, If I had to change his physics he’d be faster, have less long about spinning attack animations and he’d be far more prone to flying off, less floatiness, easier to get smacked around, faster= balance imo.

        • PreyMantis

          Yeah, it’s definitely weird considering he’s a steel type.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            His character I mean, its heavy. He should be faster

            Heavy and floaty is just strange

    • AuraGuyChris

      How about removing the random Aura ability that Sakurai made up and putting its strength on par with everyone else? I never saw the logic behind that move.

      • KoRLumen

        It makes Lucario unique. That’s all there is to it.

        • AuraGuyChris

          If by unique you mean gimmicky. Not many people used it because its blows were kind of weak, and getting to its maximum power through damage received very, very rarely happened because many characters can send others flying away below even 80%.

          But if this gets fixed in SSB4, I won’t complain. Otherwise, yes, it’s still very gimmicky.

          • KoRLumen

            Sakurai already said the whole Aura mechanic is getting buffed.

            By necessity, Lucario players needed to learn how to survive longer. As Isai said, don’t get hit. I have a friend who mains Lucario, and he’s absolutely devastating. And he’s a master at DI… it’s damn hard to kill him, too.

            Lucario may be weak early on, but he can string combos quite well. At any rate, I certainly don’t think it’s a gimmick. But if we have to agree to disagree, so be it.

    • God

      With good enough timing you can land the charged A+-> attack…

  • kaotron

    …so basically lucario can now fly like tsuna’s dying will mode

    • Hagaren

      I was JUST about to type that, but then saw your comment, lol. Yeah, looks very similar. And awesome!

    • Serge

      Thanks, now i have the urge to see a fan art.

  • Izzy Miyake

    I don’t recall having issues KOing people with him. Unless the character was called Snake.

  • AuraGuyChris


    I guess it’s safe to say Sakurai doesn’t know Gen VI exists and thus its grammar fixes as well.

    But no worries. I’ll use Faint Attack on him.

    • God

      What could possibly be fixed abuot “Extreme Speed”? The name is perfect!

      • AuraGuyChris

        You see, o almighty God, it’s wrongfully misspelled from Gen V and below due to the lack of character space, but now it’s fixed in Gen VI.

        Your children can’t bother to do proper grammar and programming!

        • God

          THOSE FOOLS!! Maybe i souldn’t have stoped giving the developers inspiration after Gen II… Meh, whats done is done.

          • Blaz

            Didn’t know god couldn’t “grammar” well.

          • God

            Then explain to me, oh not-even-nearly-as-almighty-as-me Blaz, where was my grammatical mistake?

          • Blaz

            ” possibly be fixed abuot…” this should be “possibly be fixed about…”, “Maybe i souldn’t have stoped…” this should be “Maybe I shouldn’t have stopped…”.

            Oh god, you and your “holier-than-thou” antics. Gaining a book about vocabulary, and spelling should be top priority when you return to earth.

          • God

            Damnit! And anyways, it’s hard to keep up with all of your earthling languages, even more when videogames are 70% of why apocalypse has yet to come…

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    About every every comment on Miiverse when Sakurai make a Lucario post: “Give him his Project M move set!, Make him fight like Ryu this time,Mega Lucario better be his final smash! ,Why is he in this game again? wheres Mewtwo”

    • God

      I do hope tehy pick up a few things from Project M… it’s awesome!

  • Glad to hear about the upgraded extreme speed. Just hope he has more KO power now overall.

  • Dianatos

    Does Iron Lucario actually do damage with Extreme Speed now? The point of Extreme Speed is to hit fast and hit hard.

    • Well, Pikachu can do chip damage with Quick Attack, but it’s negligible. Extreme Speed however… I do hope the move executes waaaaay faster than Brawl now. As well as do some better, tighter turns when necessary.

      • Dianatos

        I agree with faster start up, but I think the wide angles will still be there.

  • I really enjoyed using Lucario in Brawl. These screenshots look great.

  • monkey king

    So he can recover from super far now? I see people never using their aura spheres now.

  • SerendipityX

    So Lucario can fly, now? Cool~

  • Vash bane

    -clicks on link “stating”-

    -sees a guy called Luigi asking for PPG-

    wth lol

    -clicks on link “explained”-

    -sees another guy but this time called Mario …. also asking for PPG-

    ……. same person?

  • subsamuel01

    Hopefully they announce a release date soon, they’ve been really quiet about the game. I’m starting to get the impression that this game might get delayed to 2015.

    • Hunts Rattata

      They’re probably being extra cautious about committing to a date, since Brawl wound up getting delayed twice and people were rather upset about it.

    • God

      Be thankful, going by the pattern it shouldn’t be released until 2029…

  • Kazekage Gaara

    I hope they pick a different trainer this time…..

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