Monday, June 6, 2011

Pokemon of the Week - Lucario


Hallo there, creatures of the Hive! :3 Welcome to another issue of the Pokemon of the Week! I write this as I listen to Pokemon Stadium music, to get motivated to provide you with epic information~! I hope you like this issue, and continue to read on. This one will be about (obviously) Lucario, one of the most well-known Pokemon with the release of 4th Generation and the Lucario and the Mystery of Mew movie! Anyways, I hope you like my writings~ :3

Here we are! The Aura Pokemon, Lucario~! This Pokemon has been revered for a while, and instantly became one of the most popular Pokemon of the entire series! o3o" He even starred in his own movie as an Aura Warrior alongside Mew and Sir Aaron, in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew! *sigh* I remember when a lot of people kept asking if Lucario was a Legendary Pokemon just because of his role and importance~ |'3 Well either way, Lucario is a great fighter in the game, with both attacking stats being very high and having a unique dual type in Fighting/Steel~ Being able to take on quite a number of roles, he can be a beast in the OU and Uber metagames when played right!

Base Stats:
Hp -  70
Atk - 110
Def - 70
Sp.Atk - 115
Sp.Def - 70
Spd - 90

Lucario @ Life Orb

Ability: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 Atk, 4 SpDef, 252 Spd
Nature: Adamant
- Swords Dance
- ExtremeSpeed
- Close Combat
- Bullet Punch

I personally like a Physical Lucario over a Special one, myself. Plus, this set can be devastating if executed well enough! The Life Orb and EV placement, along with Adamant Nature, is set so as to give Lucario a maximum attacking power to take down bulky Steels and other troublesome opponents. Swords Dance is the main attack here, as after one Swords Dance, Lucario can OHKO some of the OU's biggest threats, including Skarmory, Bronzong, Tyranitar, and more! ExtremeSpeed is mainly there for a very powerful priority move that hits many, MANY Pokemon very hard, as long as they aren't resistant! Close Combat is another of the main points of this set, as it is what lets Lucario OHKO even a Skarmory, one of the most notorious Physical Walls in the game! Finally, I chose Bullet Punch as another good priority move with STAB that can hit any fast Pokemon that resists ExtremeSpeed, such as Gengar and Tyranitar. With nice coverage against the most overused of the OverUsed, Lucario is truly a powerhouse in the game~!

Lucario @ Focus Sash

Ability: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 Atk, 4 SpDef, 252 Spd
Nature: Adamant
- ExtremeSpeed
- Close Combat
- Payback
- Ice Punch

This set works very similarly as the first set, but this one is designed for Uber (Legendary Tier) play. this Lucario is an Attacking Lead, and counters many of the top leads of the Uber metagame. Thanks to the Focus Sash, many leads that will usually kill Lucario will need to hit it twice, which helps greatly as some leads can be 2HKOed by ExtremeSpeed, such as breaking Deoxys-A's Focus Sash and possibly KOing it, if you get lucky! Close Combat is again one of Lucario's best attacking moves with great STAB, and works to take down enemy lead Tyranitar, Kyogre, and Dialga! Payback is important for defeating lead Deoxys-S, where Payback can knock them into a KO with an ExtremeSpeed afterwards, causing only one entry hazard to be lain down~! Ice Punch helps against lead Shaymin-S, which cannot flinch you, and follows with a KO! It also kills enemy Rayquaza that don't have a Focus Sash~ Of course, as it is an Uber metagame, there are many things to watch out for... Good luck~ :3

And there you have it~ My Pokemon of the Week entry for this week! I hope you all enjoyed it, as it is also my first non-Uber entry with an Uber moveset! 8'3 I'm so proud... Anyway! Stay tuned in to the Hive, and I'll chat with you all next time~! Until then~

Battle on! Guten tag, und ja ne! :3


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