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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Lucario with sound clips and images.
Lucario is a jackal-like Fighting/Steel Pokemon with the ability to detect Aura, the life essence of all living things. This allows it to read their thoughts and see them from afar. It is the evolved form of Riolu.

While most Lucarios cannot speak, a talking Lucario has appeared twice. In the movie Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, it was voiced by Sean Schemmel. Despite common belief, he did not reprise the role for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Instead, Bill Rogers provided its voice. However, Sean Schemmel returned to voice Lucario in 2014's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

Created by NCZ on Mon May 23 2011, 37 Comments, Add Comment
Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2006)
LucarioSean Schemmel
Sean Schemmel
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)
LucarioBill Rogers
Bill Rogers


Bill wasn't too bad, and his more aggressive voice did work (Brawl is a fighter, after all). My vote goes to Sean, because even though he could be a bit too gruff, his voice was a little less forced.


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said at 2:23 PM on Mon Mar 9 2015
dont like bill, he just made his brock voice in sinnoh into a furry and then deepened it so it sounds more like a deep monster voice
#29 is a smash attack but it sounds like pained grunt
said at 6:40 AM on Sun Mar 8 2015
Smash Bros 4 Sean sounds pretty weird, I didn't like Bill's take but Sean sounds far too angry in that game, he's better in the Lucario film that's for sure
said at 4:30 PM on Sat Jan 31 2015
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Gameplay-wise i prefer Bill Rogers. Schemell it's a good actor, but in SSB4 his Lucario felt flat.
said at 8:10 AM on Sat Feb 28 2015
@RykoMD I honestly felt the opposite i find Lucario more calm and battle ready for me which to me fits lucario's character better than Bill Rogers deep anger thing which it's just hardly heard. But hey it's our opinion though.
said at 6:00 PM on Sat Oct 11 2014
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Now that Smash 4 is out I am much more certain in saying the following sentence:

I prefer Bill Rogers, for both his regular and psychic voices.
said at 4:34 PM on Thu Oct 23 2014
@rosebr10 I respect that but Sean for me it makes his character more fitting than Bill cause it seems like he was trying too hard to sound calm yet battle ready in my book.
said at 2:24 PM on Mon Sep 29 2014
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Sean hands down!
said at 10:42 PM on Wed Jun 25 2014
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Bill sounds constipated, I prefer he voice a non-speaking Lucario.
said at 4:11 PM on Mon Jun 23 2014
Sean Schemmel: he actually made Lucario sound like something more than a gangster that's constipated and is going to beat you up for your change, unlike Bill Rogers, while also bringing actual humanity to the role and making you feel pity for Lucario in the 8th Movie, as opposed to thinking of Lucario as a dumb thuggish grunt.

I'm glad Sean's reprising the role in the next SSB installment: Bill was awful in this role (he was no better in the actual Anime with his "RAH-RAGH-UGH") and it's for the best Sean is taking over again in the next SSB Video Game.
said at 7:00 AM on Tue Nov 26 2013
Obviously Sean is the best, he sounds serious yet can be light-hearted also which is fitting considering Lucario is not only a wise warrior but a protector too. A perfect balance.

Needless to say I like Bill Rogers's voice and it works for a fighting game, but it sounds too gruff and more like a thug, like someone who would rather "take" a life rather then protect a live, which is the whole point of Lucario's character. At least in my opinion. :-)
Shiny Raticate
said at 11:56 PM on Sat Mar 29 2014
@Torak To be fair, I can't see where the light-hearted part comes into play. I completely agree that Sean was better than Bill, but Lucario was never "light-hearted"; if anything, he was arrogant, condescending, and had a terrible temper.
said at 4:03 AM on Sat Nov 16 2013
Bill is so awkwardly deep so Sean takes my vote
Either way I prefer his Japanese voice
said at 8:57 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
I'm so used to Bill due to Lucario being my main in brawl, that Sean sounds so weird to me, despite sounding better.
said at 6:49 AM on Tue Aug 13 2013
Schemel is a better character, but Rogers has the better and more unforgettable voice.
said at 11:10 PM on Sat Jul 27 2013
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Sean Schemmel makes Lucario seem like the perfect warrior. Bill Rogers makes him sound like a pathetic bully. Sean should definitely do more work on Lucario if their will be.
Shiny Raticate
said at 3:38 AM on Fri Jul 12 2013
It's really weird that they're comparing two different voice actors when one has had a larger speaking role, and the other one has not.
Still, Sean Schemmel all the way. He did great as Lucario; got the cold tone in his voice down perfectly, and I never could have guessed that he had voiced Lucario.
said at 10:50 PM on Tue Apr 16 2013
"Watch the power of aura! HUGGGRRRHHHH!"
I think I'm more used to Bill, but Mr. Schemmel's voice grabs my attention more. I like both of their voices!
said at 4:24 PM on Wed Nov 21 2012
I think Sean Schemmel fits the role of Lucario best. It seems to be so much more relatable and down-to-Earth than what Bill Rogers' take seems like it does.

Sean Schemmel just seems more...evocative. Like he has more range to capture more emotions as opposed to being relegated to being adept at one emotion like Bill seems to be here.

I guess what I'll say is:

1- Sean Schemmel
2- Bill Rogers
said at 12:20 AM on Sun Oct 14 2012
Although i love sean schemmel for what he has done in the dragon ball series, i like bill rogers better actually for lucario
said at 12:18 AM on Sun Oct 14 2012
Sean's sounds like his well known SSJ4 Goku voice
said at 8:59 PM on Sun Jul 29 2012
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Sean is much more natural, and brought a certain touch of humanity that really stands out. It's as if Lucario was more of a real person than a Pokemon, which reflects how the events of M08 had taken place before Poke Balls were invented (so that they were treated more as equals instead of confining them into those cramped capsules).

In stark contrast, Bill doesn't sound anything human. In fact, after listening closely to him some more, I think his voice was sfx-modified to sound like that. Regardless, he's a decent replacement I suppose.
said at 7:46 PM on Sat Aug 31 2013
Anyway, Sean is the clear winner here. Bill isn't bad, but extremely forced; you can tell that he's really straining himself behind the mic.
said at 12:43 PM on Sun Jul 8 2012
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Sean sounds more natural, Bill's voice sounds like Vader.
said at 2:57 AM on Fri Jul 13 2012
@Animefan98 Rogers sounds constipated lol
said at 2:15 PM on Sat Jul 7 2012
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Bill's clip is funny
Sean's clip sounds more realistic
but Rogers tried he can act he's been doing anime since 1999 the only problem with TPCi's dub is poor vocal direction
said at 3:53 AM on Thu Jun 21 2012
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this sounds just like bill's lucario voice! Here,highlight this link and go to it.
Listen to it and compare with bill's voice,its weird how similar they are! btw I choose you! SEAN SCHEMMEL! ahaha. I like his voice better because it's more calming, but say if there is like an evil side to lucario or something, bill rogers is the man for the job.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:09 PM on Fri Dec 2 2011
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I like Sean's for the more natural feel. Also, not to sound rude, Bill's clip makes him sound ver obssessed with the aura, just because all of his sentences involve him saying it
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:55 PM on Fri Dec 2 2011
@Music Meister Well actually, that's how it is in the game. All of Lucario's victory quotes (i.e. everything outside of battle) are about the aura.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:02 AM on Sun Dec 4 2011
I got tat but thinking of Bill's clip as one sentence just sounds funny
said at 1:37 AM on Thu Sep 29 2011
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Although Sean is a legend I'm gonna have to go with Bill on this one. I like his much better. He gives that necessary aggression to Lucario's voice.
said at 6:25 AM on Fri Jul 22 2011
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Sean was good because he is the greatest voice actor ever.
said at 11:51 AM on Wed May 25 2011
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Bill's is good, and he also was Maylene's Lucario (right?) and was good there too, but though (at the time of writing this) I haven't seen Movie 8, I like Sean's more and think he set a good standard.
said at 12:47 AM on Wed May 25 2011
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Sean is my pick, though Bill wasn't too bad either.

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