Jan 31st, 2014


The daily update for the Super Smash Bros. website has revealed that Lucario will be returning for the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. You can check out the full gallery below. Here’s what Masahiro Sakurai had to say on Miiverse about the reveal:

“Pic of the day. The Heroic Aura Pokemon, Lucario, joins the battle. We’ve increased the influence of Aura this time, so a damaged Lucario is truly a force to be reckoned with.”

Once again it looks like we’ve got a slight mechanic change.

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  • Jonathan Dogey

    Apple has had the business model nintendo should be following. Digital downloaders should have a cloud account to redownload whenever they need to, and they should have NES games play across both 3DS and Wii U with a single purchase. Like how I can play iPhone games on both ipad and iPhone

    • Sdudyoy

      Then people might share accounts, Nintendo wouldn’t make as much money, I agree with you, I just can’t see Nintendo doing it, although there is no reason that we can’t play the same virtual console games on both consoles, they should do it now that we have unified accounts.

  • Kuromad

    Wondering if we can get his mega evolution 🙂

    • Josiah Parsons

      Epic! Lucario with Red Dreds!

    • Squid

      What if when he was damaged enough he’d mega evolve?

  • Ducked

    Omg, why isn’t Kratos or Master Chief in Smash Bros!

    • Pablo Lavín


    • TaintedXGamer

      Go home Donald you’re drunk. And if you’re alreadlyhome… Go sleep.

      • Ducked

        I made it so obvious that I’m joking..

    • RichM

      Why not add the character from the new IP? Lol. Then we can all wonder who this random character is that no one knows. Just keep it a secret till Miyamoto reveals the actual IP and then we’ll all be like…OH! Now I see.

      • Ducked

        Ha I agree

  • Sdudyoy

    He should Mega evolve when He uses His final smash.

  • WarioForever


    • Alex

      I hope Nintendo put Mewtwo and even Zoarark as skins for Lucario since there attacks are very similar.

      • TaintedXGamer

        Mega lucario as alternate skin isn’t a bad idea…..

  • Super Buu

    I was expecting Zoroark to be his replacement but perhaps this means we’ll see his badass Mega Evolution.

  • SuperSonicBrawler

    I wanted Mewtwo…

  • Simon Stevens

    Starting to miss the days when we were actually surprised by the characters when we played the game, they certainly spoiled Mario 3D world for me, knowing I was going to get Rosalina rather than be surprised by it :/ I hate the games industry, it’s been well and truly overblown and spoilt.

    • TaintedXGamer

      So you got spoiled about a secret playable character in 3D world. When I finally get enough money I’m still getting 3D world, and when I do I’ll be enjoying my experience playing through the game. Just like how I first played super Mario galaxy. Either way Lucario was a main next to my peach, Mr game and watch. wario not in my main since I had my arse kicked by a far better wario player recently on brawl online.

      • Simon Stevens

        Think you misunderstood what I said, I was in love with the game playing through it regardless of what I knew of it but it would have been a lovely surprise had I not known about it.

    • ChubbiestLamb6

      I think the biggest difference between those days and now is that you spend way more time on the internet looking at sites that have information about games. I really doubt game developers are snail-mailing you innocent-looking letters that actually contain spoilers. While I have my own complaints about the current state of the game industry–many of which are the result of the internet–this complaint is one that could easily be avoided.

      • Simon Stevens

        That’s a great point and back then I never used the internet, unless it was for porn, but what 14 year old boy didn’t, I have many of complaints towards the state were in, just look at how IGN have changed, these days there entitled, pompus and clearly biased, but on this case, it’s hard to avoid, you google Wii U and it’s straight in your face, in the title even in Rosalinas case, had no choce but to know.

        • SuperSonicBrawler

          Hehe, porn. 😛

    • Squid

      Biggest surprise was Megaman. I almost peed myself in excitement.

      • Simon Stevens

        I love Megaman, would have loved him more had he actually have been a surprise, what’s left after they’ve announced all these secret characters?, it’s really put me off tbh

  • Norfair20X5

    I know some people like playing as him but fuck me, really? Does anyone else here think Lucario is a dumb pokemon?

    • DragonSilths


    • Mario

      Not really.

    • Squid

      He has one of the best designs.

      • Norfair20X5

        I’m sorry, Squid, I think Oddish begs to differ.

  • TaintedXGamer

    F###Yeah! Now tell me his final smash is his mega evolution or at least give him as new one lol.

  • RichM

    I guess there’s no surprise there. So, rather than all these character reveals…why not reveal the month it’s releasing. You got me ok! I’m buying this game. Now take my money and release it already! We’ve had SO MUCH news about it you would think it’s done. Are you planning to pull an Apple and say it’s releasing today?

  • Vile-Okami

    Still hoping Zoroark shows up as well. I hope Jigglypuff doesn’t come back.

    • DragonSilths

      WTF? Jigglypuff is 1 of the original 12 she will be back. And I love Jigglypuff better then Zoroark.

      • Vile-Okami

        Jigglypuff has never had any real relevance. I’d just prefer to see her step aside for another character. Smash always has plenty of playable Pokemon characters, and then they get all the Pokeballs.

        • DragonSilths

          Jigglypuff is a bit well known. In the anime always putting people to sleep and drawing on their faces. Plus the float ability like Kirby is nice. I love the move where you put yourself to sleep but line it up right and boom major damage to your opponent.

        • Squid

          Jiggly has some potential to be changed with it being Fairy.

  • NkoSekirei

    crossing fingers for captain falcon,ganondorf and zero suit samus come back.

  • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

    New Final Smash will have to be Mega Evolution 🙂

  • Superstick98

    Seeing how he looks in this game is making me wish there was an HD Pokémon game. Sigh. One day… XD

  • Josh111111


  • Jack5221

    Lucario in HD looks badass!!

    • Mario

      I know! I mean, look at that fur of his! It looks so real!

  • Deadpool U

    Yes Lucario is favorite Pokémon right next to Charizard!

  • Mario

    Here comes the Mewtwo fans ready to complain.

  • lonewolf88

    lucarios smash should be him turning into the mega evaluation 😀

  • Clel


  • Zanzama

    Hell yes! My favorite character returns!

  • DragonSilths

    What people don’t get was Mewtwo was added in melee at the last minute. He was never originally planned to be in. We need Jigglypuff revealed before any other Pokémon related characters show up.

    • Mario

      He was also supposed reappear in Brawl. But he was drop out for unexplained reasons.

      • DragonSilths

        Unexplained reasons…Sakurai wanted him out. He didn’t think he belonged anymore. Since he was rushed in the 1st place he got to see he wasn’t a good choice.

        • Mario


    • Squid

      Yeah that confuses me, he said not so long ago he’s interested in putting Mewtwo in.

      • DragonSilths

        Maybe he simply changed his mind.

  • Kenshin0011

    Eh, they really should have brought back Mewtwo, especially because of how relevant Mewtwo is again because it was a flagship Mega Evolved pokemon in the game that just came out….a pity…

    • Squid

      Lucario was arguably more relevant. It was a gift Pokemon, you learn mega evolution in it. And in the beginning of the game it constantly appears.

  • e_rocket

    Wonder Red and Blue for SB!!!! and Bayonetta will be grate 😉

    • Leo Lima


  • Drac

    Wonderful 101 characters?

  • Moreck

    He looks so cool in HD!

  • TaintedXGamer

    okay….Gimme Rayman now

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    Hi Lucario 😀

  • Skelterz


    • Squid

      He would be OP!

      • Skelterz


  • Nicolas Dorion

    Is this game just gonna be brawl with only 4 different characters? because it looks like it

  • Hatake86

    I hope they odd Krystal next ^^

  • triplegamer3K .

    Also…anyone else think he’s not a boss,but a stage gimmick?