Pokemon of the Week: Lucario

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Welcome to Pokemon of the Week, the second installment in a recurring series that looks at some of our favorite Pokemon on the anime, TCG and VGC.

Taking a trip down memory lane to see the impact these Pokemon have had on the series and our lives is what makes Pokemon the magical thing it is.

After starting with the Pokemon voted most popular in the Pokemon of the Year voting earlier this year last week, second place deserves some shine as well. While Greninja has been more popular of late, this Pokemon has a long-standing tradition as a fan favorite.

Lucario is a rare Pokemon that has many aspects of a Legendary Pokemon without actually being one. Lucario is a Steel- and Fighting-type Pokemon, the only non-Legendary to share that type combination. Lucario was also introduced as the lead character in one of the franchise’s movies, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, usually again reserved for Legendary Pokemon.

Featured alongside multiple strong characters in the anime, Lucario is another Pokemon who has made appearances in other media as well. It has appeared in three Super Smash Bros. video games, including Brawl, WiiU, and Ultimate. Lucario was also a playable character in the Pokken games. This rivals the likes of the legendary Mewtwo.

Considered the first Mega based on the lore of the Pokemon world, Lucario brings a special style of fighting to the game. Mega-Lucario boasts the highest special attack of any non-Legendary Fighting-Type Pokemon.

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