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 Lycanroc Dusk Form. 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 Lusamine.
In SM127, Gladion used Lycanroc in his grand trial match against Hapu, where it went up against her Golurk and defeated it with Devastating Drake.
In SM132, 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.
In SM135, 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 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.
Personality and characteristics
Lycanroc is shown as a caring Pokémon as evident 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 a powerful Pokémon, able to overwhelm opponents with its strength.
Description: Lycanroc strikes a series of synchronized poses with its Trainer to build Z-Power. It then jumps into the air and summons multiple rocks from the ground, forming a huge boulder. It then hurls the boulder at the opponent. When the boulder hits the opponent, it explodes.
Description: Lycanroc strikes a series of synchronized poses with its Trainer to build Z-Power. It then unleashes a purple energy ball which changes into a shape of a dragon that strafes toward the opponent and blasts it.