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Lycanroc (Pokémon)

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Origin
 
===Origin===
Lycanroc may beis based on a {{wp|wolf}}, possibly the {{wp|JapaneseHokkaido wolf}} or the extinct {{wp|HokkaidoJapanese wolf}} subspecies. Its Rock-type 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 {{wp|wolf}}, while its Midnight Form appears to be based on a {{wp|werewolf}}. The duality between Midday and Midnight Forms may be a reference to the {{wp|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.
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