Gladion's Lycanroc

Gladion's Lycanroc
グラジオのルガルガン Glazio's Lugarugan
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Gladion's Lycanroc
Debuts in A Glaring Rivalry!
Caught at Alola
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Gladion
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Lycanroc Shin-ichiro Miki Mike Liscio

Gladion's Lycanroc (Japanese: グラジオのルガルガン Glazio's Lugarugan) is a Pokémon owned by Gladion in the anime and manga. In the anime, Gladion owns a Midnight Form Lycanroc, while in Pokémon Adventures, Gladion owns a Midday Form Lycanroc.

In the anime


Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Lycanroc debuted in A Glaring Rivalry!, where it had a battle against Tupp, Zipp, Rapp, and their Pokémon. It managed to quickly defeat them with a single Stone Edge. It was later used in a battle against a Sailor's Blastoise and won, despite having a type disadvantage. It also had a battle against Ash's Rockruff, but the battle was interrupted by Team Rocket when it and Pikachu were captured in a net but were freed by Umbreon's Dark Pulse.

Lycanroc protecting Rockruff

In Rising from the Ruins!, Lycanroc left its Trainer to go and find Rockruff after hearing its howling. It eventually met up with Olivia's Lycanroc and took Rockruff to the Ruins of Life. There, they encountered Tapu Lele, who attacked them. After a quick fight it uses Draining Kiss on both Lycanroc and transfers the energy to Rockruff. Lycanroc later watched as Rockruff evolved into Dusk Form Lycanroc. Afterwards, Lycanroc returned to Gladion.

After accompanying Gladion when he confronted Ash in Mission: Total Recall!, they returned to their hotel room. They were confronted by Faba, who demanded that Gladion return Type: Null, which Gladion refused to do. Alongside Umbreon, Lycanroc battled Faba's Hypno and Alakazam, only to be taken out of the fight by Hypno's Hypnosis.

In Rescuing the Unwilling!, Gladion used Lycanroc and Umbreon to fight Lusamine's Absol, which was controlled by Nihilego, to allow Ash to save Lusamine. They were eventually trapped by Absol's Mean Look. In 10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!, Lycanroc was released from the Mean Look after Silvally used Multi-Attack on Absol. Soon afterwards, Gladion and Lycanroc used Continental Crush on Absol. Although Absol appeared to have been defeated by this move, Nihilego made it get back up and continue battling. Gladion told Lycanroc and Umbreon to take care of Absol while he rode off on Silvally to get to his mother.

Lycanroc and Gladion

In Filling the Light with Darkness!, Lycanroc was used to help clear the mysterious black clouds that had appeared in Alola's skies. By combining its Z-Power alongside Ash's Pikachu, Kiawe's Marowak, and Lana's Popplio, the Ultra Guardians powered a machine that managed to disperse the clouds.

In Securing the Future!, Lycanroc joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

In Showdown on Poni Island!, Lycanroc was battling its teammates on Poni Island. The battle was interrupted when Lillie arrived. Gladion later used Lycanroc in his battle against Ash, where it went up against his own Lycanroc. Gladion's Lycanroc was able to withstand Splintered Stormshards before winning the match with Devastating Drake.

In Chasing Memories, Creating Dreams!, Gladion used Lycanroc in his grand trial match against Hapu, where it went up against her Golurk and defeated it with Devastating Drake.

In Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Strategy!, Gladion used Lycanroc in his Manalo Conference match against James, going up against his Mareanie. When James and Mareanie attempted to use Black Hole Eclipse, Gladion and Lycanroc countered with Continental Crush before defeating Mareanie with Stone Edge, allowing Gladion to progress to the next round.

Lycanroc battling Kiawe's Turtonator

In The Final Four!, Gladion sent out Lycanroc as his first Pokémon in his semifinals battle with Kiawe. First, Lycanroc went up against Marowak, whom it managed to defeat with relative ease, despite taking a hit from a super-effective Iron Head. Next, Lycanroc faced Turtonator. It dealt heavy damage on him with Outrage while also enduring a hit from Shell Trap. However, Turtonator was able to endure Lycanroc's attacks and ended up learning Focus Blast, which he used to defeat Lycanroc.

In Enter the Champion!, Gladion used Lycanroc as his final Pokémon against Ash and his own Lycanroc during the finals of the Manalo Conference. Ash's Lycanroc's attempts to get close to Gladion's Lycanroc were repeatedly intercepted by Counter and Stone Edge. After powering itself up with Swords Dance, Gladion's Lycanroc got close enough to attack with Outrage, only to get confused and bite its left arm. Ash had his Lycanroc take this opportunity to attack, only for Gladion's Lycanroc to retaliate with Counter, revealing it bit itself to snap itself out of the confusion. Ash had his Lycanroc rush in with Accelerock, hoping to land one final blow. Gladion had his Lycanroc intercept with one more Counter, but just as it connected, Ash had his Lycanroc use Counter as well. This sent Gladion's Lycanroc flying into the wall, knocking it out and making Ash the winner of the championship.

In Z-Move Showdown!, after a trio of Guzzlord invaded the Manalo Conference, Gladion and Lycanroc combined their Z-Move with those of the other Trainers, knocking the second Shiny Guzzlord back into Ultra Space.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Lycanroc appeared in The Homecoming Crown!, taking a picture with Gladion, his family, and their Pokémon after reuniting with Mohn. In Helping the Hometown Hero!, it trained alongside the rest of Gladion's team to prepare for Gladion's upcoming battle with Ash.

Personality and characteristics

Lycanroc is a caring Pokémon, as seen in Rising from the Ruins!, where it left its Trainer of its own accord to go to the aid of Ash's Rockruff and defended it against Tapu Lele. It is also a powerful Pokémon, being able to overwhelm opponents with its strength. It also has a strong willpower, able to control itself even while under the effects of Outrage.

Moves used

Using Stone Edge
Move First Used In
Stone Edge  A Glaring Rivalry!
Counter  A Glaring Rivalry!
Crunch A Glaring Rivalry!
Swords Dance  Showdown on Poni Island!
Outrage  Showdown on Poni Island!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Z-Moves used

Using Devastating Drake
Move First Used In
Continental Crush A Glaring Rivalry!*
Devastating Drake Showdown on Poni Island!*
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Gladion's Midday Form Lycanroc first appeared in Destroy!! Results of the Training!, when he sent it out to battle Ryuki's Turtonator. Lycanroc intentionally took a hit to test Turtonator's power level before starting its counterattack. Shortly after, Lycanroc defeated the Blast Turtle Pokémon.

Moves used

Using Accelerock
Move First Used In
Rock Slide Regeneration!! The Power of the Sun and the Moon!
Accelerock Regeneration!! The Power of the Sun and the Moon!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • Lycanroc is the first Pokémon in the anime to be kept in an Ultra Ball.
  • Lycanroc is the only Pokémon belonging to Gladion that has not had the circumstances of its capture known.

Related articles

  • For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Lycanroc.

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