By Jeremy Carden
Isn’t it about time the Aura Pokemon joined Ash’s lineup? Now is as good a time as any since this epic Pokemon now has a Mega Evolution!
Considering the player gets a Mega Evolution Lucario in Pokemon X & Y by Gym Leader Korrina, who says the same can’t happen in the anime?
After meeting several times with her in the games, she’ll take note that one of her two Lucario(s) has taken a liking to the player’s aura.
That is quite interesting considering we first see Ash demonstrate his use of aura in movie “Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Not only that, he befriends the Lucario that belonged to Sir Aaron.
In the anime, we get a glimpse once again at Ash’s understanding of aura when he helps out the “special” Riolu that is able to use Aura Sphere (since it is a move that can only be used by its evolved form Lucario). Ash not only can “read” Riolu’s feelings through its aura, but he is able to locate Riolu by sensing its aura after it was kidnapped by Pokemon Hunter J!
We do get another dose of Lucario on Iron Island by Riley who strangely looks nearly identical to Sir Aaron!
I’m pretty sure I speak for everyone when I say that it was a huge disappointment for one of the coolest Pokemon in Generation 4 to not be on the main character’s roster of Pokemon.
Aside from the comparison to the video games, I think we can look at Ash’s rivals from the past and how it might help dictate his Pokemon in a new generation:
Morrison (Ash’s rival in the Hoenn League) owned a Gligar, and Ash obtained on in the Sinnoh
Tyson (Ash’s other rival in the Hoenn League) owned a Sceptile, and Ash’s Grovyle evolved in the Battle Frontier
Now the fact that Cameron had a Riolu and then a Lucario in the Unova League might also hint at a rival trainer’s Pokemon that Ash might just get sooner than we think
Looking at the FULL opening for the X & Y series, we see a Lucario in the process of Mega Evolution! Does that mean one of the main characters (*cough*…Ash…*cough*) will get a Lucario that can Mega Evolve? Well…
This wouldn’t be the first time we see Pokemon in the opening and generally assume things about it. For example, we see Paul with a Murkrow in the Diamond and Pearl opening. It wasn’t seen in the anime until Ep. 40 and we learn that he caught it in another region during his previous travels before Sinnoh.
Most people (including myself) thought that he might have gotten it through a trade with the young trainer he gave his Azumarill to after its lackluster performance (despite having a type advantage) during Paul’s battle with Roark.
There was a poster for the anime that displayed a Mega Blaziken and Lucario. Mega Blaziken is revealed in the first episode of the new series.
However, Mega Lucario has yet to be seen in the X &Y series (so far) except for the Lucario evolving in the opening.
I don’t know whether or not Ash will get a Lucario in Kalos, but it would be nice for him to get an awesome fully evolved Pokemon instead of a bunch of Pokemon that DON’T evolve.
This is especially painful to watch when we get to the Pokemon League and Ash expects to win with a team of 1st and 2nd stage Pokemon!
I know it is mostly due for promotional reasons like Pikachu not evolving because it is the series mascot or Ash having a Snivy and Oshawott even in the Pokemon League because they use the anime to promote the new starter Pokemon but still…
Wouldn’t it be better if they use a Pokemon that is not only a fan favorite on Ash’s team, but also one that is actually powerful?
Do you think Ash will get himself a Lucario that can Mega Evolve in the anime?