Lucario initiates Aura Storm by saying "Watch the power of Aura!" before flying off to the top of the stage, knocking over any opponents in his way, meteor smashing any opponent below him. Lucario will reappear at the center of the stage and fire off a massively powerful beam of Aura that goes through the stage. Any opponent caught in the blast will be trapped and dealt minor damage. While firing, the player can angle Aura Storm's direction to catch untouched opponents, though it can potentially free trapped opponents. After some time, Lucario will end Aura Storm with a more powerful beam of Aura that deals high knockback and damage.
Due to Aura Storm being affected by Aura, it deals more damage and knockback the higher Lucario's damage is. When Lucario is at 170%, the takeoff deals 28% damage, and the main attack deals 78% damage, making Aura Storm have a maximum output of 105% and being a guaranteed OHKO against most opponents ( AKA brutally murdering any unfortunate victims).
Aura Storm is effective at pressuring opponents to make evasive actions and a great damage-racker against unaware opponents. However, it can easily be outrun by characters with good vertical recoveries, and the layout of the stage can work in the opponents' favor when evading. In order to be truly effective, Lucario must be at a relatively high percentage, so players must be cautious about where to activate Aura Storm, otherwise opponents can wait at his position and knock him out.
In Ultimate, Lucario will Mega Evolve first before flying off to perform this move.
"Aura Storm" is not an actual attack in the Pokémon series. However the attack resembles the Hyper Beam, a powerful move that most evolved Pokémon can use, including Deoxys and Lucario itself. The manner in which the attack is used also resembles the Kamehameha from the Dragon Ball franchise, which was a signature attack of Goku. Coincidentally, the Lucario in Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew is voiced by Sean Schemmel, who also voices Goku.
|Lucario's Special Moves|
|Standard Special||Aura Sphere|
|Side Special||Force Palm|
|Up Special||Extreme Speed|
|Down Special||Double Team|
|Final Smash||Aura Storm||Mega Evolution||Aura Storm|
- If timed correctly, characters can air dodge through the beam and walk away unharmed.
- Aura Storm is the first Final Smash to be removed, but later return.
- Lucario's Final Smash in Brawl got replaced with Mega Evolution in 3DS/Wii U therefore no longer being a directional Final Smash, rather transforming Lucario into his Mega Evolution in Pokémon, increasing his attacking and launching power at full aura. However, in Ultimate now has Lucario’s Mega Evolution as part of this move.
- This is because of the removal of transformational Final Smashes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.