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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Wii U Lucas.png

Lucas appears from Nowhere, returning with the same kit he had in Brawl! Lucas is to Ness as Falco is to Fox: they both share some attacks but have vastly different properties on their moves and in their fighting style. While Ness has useful throws and lasting moves, Lucas boasts quick and snappy attacks with good reach coupled with some of the strongest smash attacks in the game, making him a combo and poking oriented character. Lucas also sports an improved recovery that is harder to counter, a nice projectile, a tether grab and a projectile absorbing move that can KO. Lucas's flaws are his somewhat sluggish KO moves as well as his recovery move that can still be countered by projectile absorbers and reflectors. Overall, Lucas is a strong addition to the roster and a unique pick for anyone that likes fast characters.

Basic attributes[edit]

As a fighter based on Ness, Lucas has the same weight as his counterpart from Onett, being a middleweight that leans toward the light side. His ground speed is faster than Ness but not very impressive compared to the rest of the cast, being about as fast as Ike when running. Lucas also has a better lateral air speed and a falling speed than Ness's, making him generally more mobile. Lucas still shares Ness's long but high double jump, so be careful of having your jump cut short by a footstool.


Moveset Analysis[edit]

Standard Attacks

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
A button(+A buttonA buttonA button) A button(+A buttonA buttonA button) 2 button(+2 button2 button2 button) Triple Kick Combo Lucas kicks forward, then swings his whole leg out, finishing with a roundhouse kick by the other leg.
A button(+A buttonA buttonA button) A button(+A buttonA buttonA button) A button(+A buttonA buttonA button)
(Left lstick or Right lstick)+A button (Left nunchuk or Right nunchuk)+A button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+2 button Hex Slap Lucas swings his palm in front of him, blasting PK energy out. This move can be angled by tilting up or down on the control stick.
(Left lstick or Right lstick)+A button (Left control or Right control)+A button (Left cpad or Right cpad)+A button
Up lstick+A button Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+2 button Hex Kick Lucas kicks upward and launch PK sparks above him.
Up lstick+A button Up control+A button Up cpad+A button
Down lstick+A button Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+2 button Crouching Roundhouse Lucas does a low sweep kick while spinning his whole body.
Down lstick+A button Down control+A button Down cpad+A button
A button while dashing A button while dashing 2 button while dashing Tackle Palm Lucas lunges forward with his palm out, blasting enemies with PK energy.
A button while dashing A button while dashing A button while dashing
A button while hanging A button while hanging 2 button while hanging Lucas does a flip and brings his legs downward.
A button while hanging A button while hanging A button while hanging

Smash Attacks

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
Smash (Left lstick or Right lstick)+A button Smash (Left nunchuk or Right nunchuk)+A button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+1 button+2 button Stick Smash Lucas swings a stick forward. The top of the stick is especially powerful and the swing can reflect projectiles if timed correctly.
Smash (Left lstick or Right lstick)+A button Smash (Left control or Right control)+A button Smash (Left cpad or Right cpad)+A button
Smash Up lstick+A button Smash Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+1 button+2 button PK Love Lucas unleashes a powerful burst of psychic energy upward.
Smash Up lstick+A button Smash Up control+A button Smash Up cpad+A button
Smash Down lstick+A button Smash Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+1 button+2 button Triple Blast Lucas fires PK energy at the ground in front of him three times.
Smash Down lstick+A button Smash Down control+A button Smash Down cpad+A button

Air Attacks

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png 2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Hex Spin Lucas spins around covered in PK power before launching enemies with a final burst.
A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png
Right lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Right nunchuk+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Right dpad+2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Hex Strike Lucas kicks forward, sending a large PK spark out in front of him.
Right lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Right control+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Right cpad+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png
Left lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Left nunchuk+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Left dpad+2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Hex Scythe Lucas swings his leg down. The very start of the attack is a powerful meteor smash.
Left lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Left control+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Left cpad+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png
Up lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Up nunchuk+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Up dpad+2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Head Blow Lucas headbutts enemies over him.
Up lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Up control+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Up cpad+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png
Down lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Down nunchuk+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Down dpad+2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Quadruple Hex Lucas kicks downward four times. The last hit can deal a moderately weak meteor smash.
Down lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Down control+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Down cpad+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png

Throws

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
(ZL button or ZR button)Control-Modifier-(Air).png Z button+A buttonControl-Modifier-(Air).png Minus buttonControl-Modifier-(Air).png Rope Snake Lucas grabs using his trusty rope snake, giving him some extra range at the cost of speed. Be more careful when grabbing enemies so you're not stuck in the animation. It can also be used as a safer alternate form of recovery when used to grab the ledge. Unlike in Brawl, the rope snake is now an attack when used in the air. While weak, it is both very quick and has great range, making it an excellent tool to safely poke at enemies with.
(Zl button or Zr button)Control-Modifier-(Air).png Z buttonControl-Modifier-(Air).png L buttonControl-Modifier-(Air).png
A button after grab A button after grab 2 button after grab Headbutt Lucas headbutts the grabbed opponent.
A button after grab A button after grab A button after grab
Right lstick after grab Right nunchuk after grab Right dpad after grab PK Toss Lucas flings the grabbed opponent forward with psychic force.
Right lstick after grab Right control after grab Right cpad after grab
Left lstick after grab Left nunchuk after grab Left dpad after grab PK Back Toss Lucas flings the grabbed opponent backward with psychic force.
Left lstick after grab Left control after grab Left cpad after grab
Up lstick after grab Up nunchuk after grab Up dpad after grab PK Air Toss Lucas flings the grabbed opponent upward with psychic force.
Up lstick after grab Up control after grab Up cpad after grab
Down lstick after grab Down nunchuk after grab Down dpad after grab Grounding Blast Lucas buries the grabbed opponent in the ground before knocking them back upward.
Down lstick after grab Down control after grab Down cpad after grab

Special Attacks[edit]

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
B button B button 1 button PK Freeze Lucas releases a ball of chilly energy that can be directed around quicker than Ness's PK Flash. Upon releasing the button, enemies caught in the blast will be frozen and trapped in ice. The higher the target's percent, the longer they will be trapped. The projectile gets stronger the more it is held, but renders Lucas helpless in midair.
B button B button B button
Unavailable
Unavailable
(Left lstick or Right lstick)+B button (Left nunchuk or Right nunchuk)+B button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+1 button PK Fire Lucas launches a small projectile which turns into a burst of flame when it hits an enemy. It differs from Ness's in that it does not linger, and the projectile is fired straight forward in the air while Lucas experiences backward recoil.
(Left lstick or Right lstick)+B button (Left control or Right control)+B button (Left cpad or Right cpad)+B button
Unavailable
Unavailable
Up lstick+B button Up nunchuk+B button Up dpad+1 button PK Thunder Lucas sends out a ball of electricity that he can control in any direction. If the ball is directed back at Lucas, it will send him in the direction the ball was travelling. Unlike Ness's default PK Thunder, the ball of electricity, and Lucas himself after being launched, can hit enemies multiple times.
Up lstick+B button Up control+B button Up cpad+B button
Unavailable
Unavailable
Down lstick+B button Down nunchuk+B button Down dpad+1 button PSI Magnet Lucas creates a psychic vortex in front of him that draws in any energy projectiles to heal him. Any enemies within the center of the vortex will be launched sideways when Lucas releases the move.
Down lstick+B button Down control+B button Down cpad+B button
Unavailable
Unavailable

Taunts

Control Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
Up dpad 1 button Up dpad+A button Lucas trips and gets back up.
Up dpad Up dpad Up dpad
(Left dpad or Right dpad) 1 button+2 button A button The rope snake comes out and nags at Lucas for a bit.
(Left dpad or Right dpad) (Left dpad or Right dpad) (Left dpad or Right dpad)
Down dpad 2 button Down dpad+A button Lucas builds up PK energy and then flings it away.
Down dpad Down dpad Down dpad

Final Smash - PK Starstorm[edit]

Lucas summons a column of stars to fall from the sky. During the attack, you can direct the star pillar left or right to track enemies. Lucas's PK Starstorm is very similar to Ness's, so you should use it the same way. The pillar is narrow and not very strong, so you want to keep it trained on enemies to hit them multiple times. Just like with Ness, an effective strategy is to slowly sweep up from the center to the sides, giving opponents less space to avoid the storm until they're inevitably hit.