Lycanroc (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Lycanroc (disambiguation).
Lycanroc
Wolf Pokémon
ルガルガン
Lugarugan
#745
Midday Form
Midday Form
Midnight Form
Midnight Form
Dusk Form
Dusk Form



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Midnight Form
Unknown Unknown
Dusk Form
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Keen Eye or Sand Rush
Midday Form
Keen Eye or Vital Spirit
Midnight Form
Cacophony
Dusk Form
Steadfast
Midday Form Hidden Ability
No Guard
Midnight Form Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Midnight Form
Cacophony
Dusk Form
Tough Claws
Dusk Form
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
Midday Form
3'07" 1.1 m
Midnight Form
2'07" 0.8 m
Dusk Form
0'0" 0 m
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Weight
55.1 lbs. 25.0 kg
Midday Form
55.1 lbs. 25.0 kg
Midnight Form
55.1 lbs. 25.0 kg
Dusk Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
170
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Midday Form
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Midnight Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Dusk Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png
Other forms may have other shapes.
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Midnight Form
Pokédex color
Brown
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Lycanroc (Japanese: ルガルガン Lugarugan) is a Rock-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves from Rockruff starting at level 25. The form it evolves into depends on the time.

  • Rockruff evolves into Midday Form Lycanroc when leveled up during the day (in Generation VII, in Pokémon Sun and Ultra Sun only).
  • Rockruff evolves into Midnight Form Lycanroc when leveled up at night (in Generation VII, in Pokémon Moon and Ultra Moon only).
  • A Rockruff with Own Tempo evolves into Dusk Form Lycanroc when leveled up from 7 PM to 7:59 PM in real-time (Generation VIII) or 5 PM to 5:59 PM in in-game time (Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon, equating to 5 PM to 5:59 PM in real-time for Ultra Sun and 5 AM to 5:59 AM in real-time for Ultra Moon).

Biology

Lycanroc is a canine Pokémon resembling a wolf. It has three possible forms: Midday Form, Midnight Form, and Dusk Form. The first two forms are influenced by Solgaleo and Lunala when bathed in solar or lunar energy. The third form is said to have been influenced by the setting sun of the evening.

In its Midday Form, Lycanroc resembles a quadrupedal, light brown wolf. It has a white underbelly that extends up around its muzzle and eyes in a mask-like marking. It has pointed ears with dark brown tips and pink insides, big blue eyes, and a triangular, dark brown nose. There are four sharp fangs in its mouth: two in the upper jaw and two in the lower. Large tufts of brown fur extend from the sides of its head; three tufts on each side. A bushy, white mane covers its neck. Four dark brown rocks poke out of its mane, creating a shape similar to a stylized sun. The rocks are said to be razor-sharp. The lower portions of this form's legs are white, and each foot has three dark brown claws. It also has a long, fluffy white tail.

In its Midnight Form, Lycanroc instead resembles a slouched, bipedal wolf or werewolf. It has short red fur with white on its lower legs and a white streak that covers its face, underbelly, and tail. It has pointed, button ears with black tips, three large tufts of fur on each side of its face, a triangular black nose, and a mouth full of sharp teeth. While the sclerae, irises, and pupils of its eye are visible, they all glow a pinkish red and no distinctive colors are visible. A mane of fur covers its back and shoulders, sweeping forward over its head to form a crescent moon shape. On either side of its body, just below the shoulders, two small rocks resembling claws poke out of the mane. A single, bigger stone projects out of the front of the mane over its head. Each of this form's paws has three black claws, and it has a stubby tail covered in long fur.

In its Dusk Form, Lycranroc resembles a combination of its Midday and Midnight Forms. The body is similar to Midday Form with the same white color except with orange-gold fur. It retains the three brown claws for all four feet. The white fluffy mane resembles a sun with part of the crescent moon. It also has four rocks around its neck like a sun as well along with a single, bigger stone coming from the mane over its head. The face resembles Midday Form but is orange-gold with bright green eyes, the eyes can change to bright glowing red when angry or attacking.

The Midday Form has a calm and cautious personality. In order to avoid needless fighting, the Midday Form prefers to live alone and does not form a pack with others of its kind. However, it is a fiercely loyal partner to Trainers that accept it during its unruly stage. In battle, it darts past opponents while attacking them with the rocks in its mane. These swift movements leave many foes bewildered and backed into a corner.[1] It always aims for the foes' weak spot using its fangs. Broken fragments of its stone mane are considered good luck.

In contrast, Lycanroc's Midnight Form is thrilled by battling and becomes more excited the stronger its opponent. This excitement is what causes its eyes to glow. [2] The Midnight Form is known to be reckless. Its strategy consists of closing in on its opponent and encouraging attack, then countering with a powerful blow that knocks out its opponent. The full force of its headbutts can destroy giant boulders. Trainers that can draw out its power earn its trust, but it despises those that it disagrees with or who try to force it to fight.

The Dusk Form Lycanroc shares traits from the previous two forms. Its stance, calm demeanor, and loyal nature are shared with the Midday Form. However, it also shares the Midnight Form's fighting spirit, including the red, glowing eyes at the moment of attack. Due to only evolving at sunset, the Dusk Form is considered the rarest of the three forms. [3] The Dusk Form of Lycanroc is rather difficult to train due to its temperamental nature.

Accelerock is the signature move of Lycanroc's Midday and Dusk Forms, but all three are able to use the exclusive Z-Move, Splintered Stormshards.

In the anime

Main series

 
All forms of Lycanroc in the anime

Major appearances

Olivia's Lycanroc

A Midday Form Lycanroc debuted in The Island Whisperer!, under the ownership of Olivia. It reappeared in Trials and Determinations!, where it partook in Olivia's grand trial battle against Ash, and was eventually defeated by Ash's Rockruff. It reappeared again in Rising from the Ruins!, where it and Gladion's Lycanroc helped Ash's Rockruff and got attacked by Tapu Lele.

Gladion's Lycanroc

Gladion's Midnight Form Lycanroc debuted in A Glaring Rivalry!. It struck up a rivalry with Ash's own Lycanroc.

Ash's Lycanroc

Ash owns a Dusk Form Lycanroc, which debuted in Rising from the Ruins! upon evolving from his Rockruff.

Other

A Midday and a Midnight Form Lycanroc both debuted in Rocking Clawmark Hill!. They were among the Pokémon training up on Clawmark Hill.

A Midnight Form Lycanroc appeared in I Choose You!, under the ownership of Cross. It first appeared when Cross encountered Ash, Verity, and Cross's former Charmander. Later on, Lycanroc was among the Pokémon subjected to the control of Marshadow, but it managed to break free when Cross reminded it of how they first met.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM015 Rockruff and Lycanroc Rotom Pokédex Rockruff, the Puppy Pokémon. A Rock type. Rockruff have lived with humans since ancient times. They train themselves by running around. Rockruff evolves into Lycanroc, which has two different forms based on when it evolves. It evolves into Midday Form Lycanroc during the day and Midnight Form Lycanroc during the night. Furthermore, when it gets close to evolving, Rockruff's temperament becomes more aggressive, and it tends to act more independent. It's common for it to disappear and then return after it has evolved.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

 
Professor Kukui's Lycanroc (right) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Professor Kukui's Lycanroc

A Midday Form Lycanroc briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, under the ownership of Professor Kukui. It was part of a team with its Trainer, as well as Professors Oak and Sycamore.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In The Gathering of Stars, a Midday Form Lycanroc was seen battling a Krookodile.

GOTCHA!

Olivia's Lycanroc

A Midnight Form Lycanroc briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Olivia.

In the manga

 
Midnight Form Lycanroc in Pokémon Adventures.
 
Midday Form Lycanroc in Pokémon Adventures.

Movie adaptations

Cross's Midnight Form Lycanroc appeared in I Choose You!.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Main article: Ash's Lycanroc

Ash's Lycanroc appeared in a fantasy in JNM01.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Olivia's Lycanroc
Main article: Professor Kukui's Lycanroc
Main article: Gladion's Lycanroc

Midnight Form Lycanroc first appeared in Pokémon Move Specialist Professor Kukui, under the ownership of Olivia. It was first used to battle Nanu's Alolan Persian.

Professor Kukui's Rockruff was revealed to have evolved into a Midday Form Lycanroc prior to The Truth and Island Kahuna Hapu.

Gladion's Midday Form Lycanroc first appeared in PASM34, when it was sent out to battle Ryuki's Turtonator.

Pokémon Horizon

Akira's Rockruff has the unique ability to evolve into Lycanroc and then devolve into Rockruff again, thanks to the strange red stone on its neck. It also has the ability to change in between its Midday and Midnight Forms while being evolved.

In the TCG

Main article: Lycanroc (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #104
Alola
USUM: #127
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Midday Form
Sun Its quick movements confuse its enemies. Well equipped with claws and fangs, it also uses the sharp rocks in its mane as weapons.
Moon When properly raised from a young age, it will become a trustworthy partner that will absolutely never betray its Trainer.
Ultra Sun The sharp rocks in its mane can cut like knives. Lycanroc wears its prey down by degrees before finishing them off.
Ultra Moon The rocks in its mane are sharper than a knife. Fragments that break off are treasured as good luck charms.
Midnight Form
Sun The more intimidating the opponent it faces, the more this Pokémon's blood boils. It will attack with no regard for its own safety.
Moon It goads its enemies into attacking, withstands the hits, and in return, delivers a headbutt, crushing their bones with its rocky mane.
Ultra Sun It has no problem ignoring orders it doesn't like. It doesn't seem to mind getting hurt at all—as long as it can finish off its opponent.
Ultra Moon They live alone without forming packs. They will only listen to orders from Trainers who can draw out their true power.
Dusk Form
Ultra Sun Bathed in the setting sun of evening, Lycanroc has undergone a special kind of evolution. An intense fighting spirit underlies its calmness.
Ultra Moon This strange form is the result of its evolving at dusk. It's very rare in Alola.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #158
Midday Form
Sword This Lycanroc is calm and cautious. The rocks jutting from its mane are razor sharp.
Shield With swift movements, this Pokémon gradually backs its prey into a corner. Lycanroc's fangs are always aimed toward opponents' weak spots.
Midnight Form
Sword This form of Lycanroc is reckless. It charges headlong at its opponents, attacking without any care about what injuries it might receive.
Shield It's invigorated by powerful opponents–the stronger the better. A full-force headbutt from one of these Lycanroc can shatter giant boulders.
Dusk Form
Sword This form of Lycanroc is normally calm and quiet. Once a battle begins, however, this Pokémon displays a ferocious fighting spirit.
Shield These Pokémon have both calm and ferocious qualities. Their temperamental nature makes them a difficult species to raise.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Vast Poni Canyon
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Vast Poni Canyon (Midday and Midnight Form)
Evolve Own Tempo Rockruff (Dusk Form)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Challenge Road (Wanderer)
Fields of Honor (Max Raid Battle)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Midday and Midnight Form)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Buzzwole Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Sweltering SandsDay, Barren BadlandsNight(Midday Form)
Sweltering SandsNight, Barren BadlandsDay(Midnight Form)
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Lycanroc Appears (Midday Form)
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Professor Kukui's) (Midday Form)
Sync Pair Scout (Olivia's) (Midnight Form)


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
SM Rocky Lycanroc PAL region Online 50 May 5 to August 4, 2017
SM Rocky Lycanroc American region Online 50 May 15 to August 4, 2017

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Life Orb (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Midday Form
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
112
105 - 180 206 - 355
Total:
487
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Midnight Form
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
85
145 - 192 280 - 374
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
82
78 - 147 152 - 289
Total:
487
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Dusk Form
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
117
109 - 185 215 - 366
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total:
487
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Midday Form
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
011 Accelerock Rock Physical 04040 100100% 20
011 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
Evo.Evo. Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
1212 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
1616 Howl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
2020 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2424 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 09595% 15
3030 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
3636 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
4242 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4848 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
5454 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00——% 20
6060 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lycanroc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lycanroc
Midnight Form
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
011 Endure Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
011 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
Evo.Evo. Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
1212 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
1616 Howl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
2020 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2424 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 09595% 15
3030 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
3636 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
4242 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4848 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
5454 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00——% 20
6060 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lycanroc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lycanroc
Dusk Form
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Crush Claw Normal Physical 07575 09595% 10
011 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
011 Accelerock Rock Physical 04040 100100% 20
011 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
011 Endure Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
011 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
Evo.Evo. Crush Claw Normal Physical 07575 09595% 10
1212 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
1616 Howl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
2020 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2424 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 09595% 15
3030 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
3636 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
4242 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4848 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
5454 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00——% 20
6060 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lycanroc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lycanroc

By TM/TR

Midday Form
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM54  TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM66  TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68  TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM84  TM84 Tail Slap Normal Physical 02525 085}}85% 10
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR87  TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR97  TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lycanroc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lycanroc
Midnight Form
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM03  TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM54  TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM66  TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68  TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM75  TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21  TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR81  TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR95  TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR97  TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lycanroc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lycanroc
Dusk Form
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM54  TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM66  TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68  TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM84  TM84 Tail Slap Normal Physical 02525 085}}85% 10
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21  TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR87  TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR97  TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lycanroc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lycanroc

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
       Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
      
      
   
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
      
      
      
   
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Lycanroc in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Lycanroc in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lycanroc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lycanroc

By tutoring

Midday Form
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lycanroc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lycanroc
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
Midnight Form
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lycanroc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lycanroc
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
Dusk Form
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lycanroc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lycanroc
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lycanroc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lycanroc

By transfer from another generation

Midday Form
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
VII Crush Claw Normal Physical 07575 095}}95% 10
VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Odor Sleuth × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Rock Climb × Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
VII Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lycanroc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lycanroc
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
Midnight Form
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
VII Crush Claw Normal Physical 07575 095}}95% 10
VII Dual Chop Dragon Physical 04040 090}}90% 15
VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
VII Odor Sleuth × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Rock Climb × Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
VII Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lycanroc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lycanroc
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
Dusk Form
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Happy Hour Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Odor Sleuth × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Rock Climb × Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
VII Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lycanroc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lycanroc
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

Side game data

Midday Form

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Rock
  Attack Power: 60 - 135   20

#730
 

Rock Combo
Increases damage done by any Rock types in the combo.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.25 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 70
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #134
This loyal Pokémon always does what it can for those it holds dear. It uses its rocky mane and claws to protect Rockruff in its care.

Midnight Form

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 56
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 60
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #134
This proud, solitary Pokémon almost never eats anything that it didn’t catch itself. It’s always hungry for a battle, though—even against terribly strong opponents.

Dusk Form

Pokémon Rumble Rush
80px Walking Speed: 1.25 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 70

Evolution

Generation VII

 
Unevolved
Rockruff
 Rock 
    
Level 25
during the day
in Pokémon Sun
or Ultra Sun
 
First evolution
Lycanroc
Midday Form
 Rock 
    
Level 25
at night
in Pokémon Moon
or Ultra Moon
 
First evolution
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
 Rock 
Own Tempo Rockruff
 
Unevolved
Rockruff
 Rock 
  +  
Level 25
between 5:00
and 5:59 PM
in-game
if its Ability is Own Tempo

 
First evolution
Lycanroc
 Rock 


Generation VIII-present

 
Unevolved
Rockruff
 Rock 
 
Level 25
during the day
 
First evolution
Lycanroc
Midday Form
 Rock 
 
Level 25
at night
 
First evolution
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
 Rock 
Own Tempo Rockruff
 
Unevolved
Rockruff
 Rock 
  +  
Level 25
between 7:00
and 7:59 PM
real-time
if its Ability is Own Tempo

 
First evolution
Lycanroc
 Rock 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back    
       
       
Front Back    
Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
400px 400px
400px 400px
HOME
   
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Lycanroc images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • The QR Code displayed in the Pokédex entry for Dusk Form Lycanroc is actually that of Midday Form Lycanroc.
  • Lycanroc and Mr. Mime are the only two Pokémon known to have 6 possible abilities between their forms, the most of any Pokémon.

Origin

Overall Lycanroc shares traits with the extinct Japanese and Hokkaido wolves in particular. Its Rock typing seems to be a reference to the link between wolves (also called as 山犬 yamainu, lit. mountain dog) and mountains in Japan.

Lycanroc's Midday and Dusk Forms appear to be based on a wolf, while its Midnight Form appears to be based on a werewolf. The duality between Midday and Midnight Forms may be a reference to the okuri-inu, a mountain wolf creature that could take either a protective approach, similar to Midday Form's behavior; or an aggressive one much like Midnight Form's.

Name origin

Lycanroc may be a combination of lycanthrope and rock.

Lugarugan may be a combination of rougarou, loup-garou (French for werewolf), ガルル garuru (a dog's growling), and 岩 gan (rock).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ルガルガン Lugarugan From loup-garou, ガルル garuru, and gan
  French Lougaroc From loup-garou and roc
  Spanish Lycanroc Same as English name
  German Wolwerock From Wolf, Werwolf, and rock
  Italian Lycanroc Same as English name
  Korean 루가루암 Rugaruam From loup-garou and 암 (岩) am
  Cantonese Chinese 鬃岩狼人 Jūngngàahmlòhngyàhn From 鬃狼 jūnglòhng, ngàahm, 狼人 lòhngyàhn
  Mandarin Chinese 鬃岩狼人 Zōngyánlángrén From 鬃狼 zōngláng, yán, 狼人 lángrén


Midday Form

Language Title
  Japanese まひるのすがた Midday Form
Chinese Cantonese 白晝的樣子 Baahkjau-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 白晝的樣子 / 白昼的样子 Báizhòu-de Yàngzi
  Danish Middagsform
  Dutch Dagvorm
  Finnish Keskipäivämuoto
  French Forme Diurne
  German Tagform
  Hungarian Déli Forma
  Italian Forma Giorno
  Korean 한낮의모습 Hannaj-ui Moseup
  Norwegian Dagform
  Polish Forma Dnia
  Brazilian Portuguese Forma Diurna
  Russian Форма «Полдень» Forma "Polden'"
Spanish   Latin America Forma Meridiana
  Spain Forma Diurna
  Swedish Dagsform
Middagsform*
  Thai ร่างเที่ยงวัน
  Vietnamese Hình thái giữa trưa

Midnight Form

Language Title
  Japanese まよなかのすがた Midnight Form
Chinese Cantonese 黑夜的樣子 Hāakyeh-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 黑夜的樣子 / 黑夜的样子 Hēiyè-de Yàngzi
  Danish Midnatsform
  Dutch Nachtvorm
  Finnish Keskiyömuoto
  French Forme Nocturne
  German Nachtform
  Hungarian Éjféli Forma
  Italian Forma Notte
  Korean 한밤중의 모습 Hanbamjung-ui Moseup
  Norwegian Nattform
  Polish Forma Nocy
  Brazilian Portuguese Forma Noturna
  Russian Форма «Полночь» Forma "Polnoch'"
Spanish   Latin America Forma Medianoche
  Spain Forma Nocturna
  Swedish Midnattsform
  Thai ร่างเที่ยงคืน
  Vietnamese Hình thái giữa đêm

Dusk Form

Language Title
  Japanese たそがれのすがた Dusk Form
Chinese Cantonese 黃昏的樣子 Wòhngfān-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 黃昏的樣子 / 黄昏的样子 Huánghūn-de Yàngzi
  Czech Soumračná forma
  Danish Skumringsform
  Dutch Schemervorm
  Finnish Iltahämärämuoto
  French Forme Crépusculaire
  German Zwielichtform
  Italian Forma Crepuscolo
  Korean 황혼의 모습 Hwanghon-ui Moseup
  Norwegian Skumringsform
  Polish Forma Zmierzchu
Portuguese   Brazil Forma Crepúsculo
  Portugal Forma Crepuscular
  Russian Сумеречная форма Sumerechnaya forma
  Spanish Forma Crepuscular
  Swedish Skymningsform
  Thai ร่างพลบค่ำ


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Notes

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