Originally Posted by Fat gbagcn
I prefer choice band lucario over life orb lucario. I really can't stand the hp loss due to life orb. The extra attack power from choice band really shouldn't be underestimated and you can free up another moveslot instead of having swords dance. I hate how using swords dance discourages you from switching since I like to switch alot. Also I have had some good luck using earthquake on lucario since it counters tentacruel and jirachi well especially since they don't expect it. Its probably not a good idea on a swords dance set though.
I'm sorry, but Choice Band Lucario just sounds like a bad idea. If I recall correctly, Lucario does not have access to U-turn nor Volt Switch. A Magnezone can easily come right on in when you're choice-locked into Crunch, and kill Luke with HP Fire. If you're going to use a Choice Bander, use Scizor or Infernape. They just do CB better in every way.
Also, virtually any attack aimed towards Lucario is going to OHKO it, so it's not like the HP loss due to Life Orb matters or anything.