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Lucario - Level 30

Diamond & Pearl

#6 of 2007

Date Reviewed: 01.18.08

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 2.20
Modified: 3.25
Limited: 4.20

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.

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Lucario Lv. 30 DP
Hello all you beings from the 3rd dimension. Today’s COTD is one of my personal favorites, and 6th in the pokemon COTD top 10, Lucario! This is one of the fastest hitting pokemon in the game right now, turn one rare candy can be use if Lucario is played with a stage 2 (Like Machamp in Mario) may even guarantee a turn one 30 or more instead of having to flip. Not only does he do 30 for (C), but is also ignores resistance, a big factor when playing against decks like Salamence, Murkrow, and other (F) resistant cards. For simply (F)(F), this beast not only gets punches off on your opponent’s active pokemon, but also on any of your opponent’s bench pokemon too. 20 damage may not be much, but 20 + 20 + 20 is a KO to a basic pokemon. 1 retreat = rocks, +20 (P) = Livable.
Pros –
Fast damage
Cons –
Lowish HP
Unlimited - There are faster cards (Like Sneasle) 1/5
Modified – Fast, mean, and goes right through you like a spicy French taco. 4.25/5
Limited – Good HP, fast, easy to pay for attack, and Riolu isn’t hard to get. 5/5
Next COTD top 10! It’s gunna be a Blast! See ya’ll next week.
“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”

Michael from Denmark

2 worlds and 4 national finals.

Lucario DP


It hits fast and hard that’s it but that can be very strong. Lucario is terrible mid and lategame so youll need to end the game quikly . Ces crystal is off couse an obvious companion.

Lucario lv x helps it midgame but its still weak so end the game quick


Modified 2.5

Classic 2

Limited 3


Unlimited: Good against Wigglytuff Ex and Clefable. Those are common
played cards in Unlimited. And the Riolu can OHKO Baby Pokemon witch you also see a lot.

Rating : 3/5

Modified: Not as strong as it was at the beginning of the Format. Players used to combine this with Machamp or Blissey. You still see a few Blissey/Lucario Decks around but they get kicked by all the Gallade/Gardevoir Decks.

Rating : 2.5/5

Limited: Fast, disruptive, cheap attack cost, good basic form, Take It!

Rating : 4/5
Arbok14 Alright, it is finally Friday!! Glad to see the weekend coming, so I will hurry up and start this... And today we have #6, which is Lucario.

Name: Lucario
Set: Diamond and Pearl
Rarity: Rare Holo

Overview: Lucario is a stage 1 fighting-type Pokemon, which evolves from Riolu. Lucario has 90 HP, +20 Weakness to psychic, no Resistance, and a Retreat Cost of 1. Its first attack is called 'Feint,' costs (C), and has a base damage of 30 and is not affected by Resistance. Its second attack, 'Aura Sphere,' costs (FF), has a base damage of 40, and does 20 to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon (your choice).

Analysis: Lucario is a very fast Pokemon, which fit (and still does) in many decks. Only one energy of any kind for an attack that automatically does 30. Or an attack for to fighting energy for 40 and 20. This is great for damage spreading decks and is great for decks which need setup time. Lucario is great for the beginning of the game and for cleanup KOs when your opponent's bench is heavily damaged. Basically, it is a support Pokemon. It fit great in the deck called Mario (with Machamp), but it has sort of died as a result of the rise of Gardelade and Banette.


Unlimited: Not enough damage... (1/5)

Modified: It was good, and it can still fit in some decks. (4/5)

Limited: Great here. Cheap attacks + Damage-spreading attacks = Awesome (4.5/5)

Alex Bramham

UK Nationals Finalist 2007
Lucario is a favourite card of mine for its ability to counter fighting weak pokemon particularly starters very well. Riolu can give you a great headstart or a wasted turn but it's certainly worth the gamble. Lucario's lightness due to low retreat and balanced attack costs keep it going steady and swarms easily. I've found Absol ex to be a great accompinate to Lucario, as combined with Aura sphere you get decent damage wherever it needs to be. Lucario level X is quite possibly the most useful level up card around, it doesn't get much better than a turn of immunity that comboes directly with its attack! I like this card so much I used it to get 2nd place Masters at my last CC with this list:
Pokémon: 13
2 Absol SW 21
4 Riolu DP 61
3 Lucario DP 6
1 Lucario LvX NDP 12
2 Sableye CG 10
1 Minun SW 24
1 Absol ex PK 92
Trainers/Supporters/Stadiums: 30
4 Pokedex DP 111
2 Castaway CG 72
2 Buffer Piece DF 72
1 Strength Charm DF 81
1 Timespace Distortion MT 124
1 Scott PK 81
3 Roseanne's Research SW 125
2 Team Galactic's Wager MT 115
1 Team Galactic's Mars SW 126
2 Super Scoop Up DP 115
1 Warp Point CG 84
4 Celio's Network CG 73
2 Lake Boundary MT 112
2 Professor Birch PK 80
1 Professor Rowan SW 123
1 Master Ball PK 78
Energy: 16
4 Multi Energy PK 89
3 Darkness Energy MT 119
9 Fighting Energy PK 108

I suggest to try out Lucario, you won't be disappointed and if Darkrai makes it big, Lucario may just make a comeback.
Modified: 4.7/5

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