Rockruff is a Rock type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Puppy Pokémon.

Rockruff has an excellent sense of smell, and once it has smelled an odor, it doesn’t forget it! There are tales of these Pokémon getting separated from their Trainers, then using the faintest traces of their scent to track them for days until they are reunited!

Rockruff is a sociable Pokémon, but as it grows, its disposition gets wilder. If it begins to howl when the sun goes down, that is proof that it’s close to evolving. It’s said that it leaves its Trainer’s side to evolve and returns again when fully evolved.

Pokédex entries

Sun It’s considered to be a good Pokémon for beginners because of its friendliness, but its disposition grows rougher as it grows up.
Moon This Pokémon has lived with people since times long ago. It can sense when its Trainer is in the dumps and will stick close by its Trainer’s side.

Evolution chart


(Level 25, Daytime, in Pokémon Sun)
Lycanroc (Midday Form)
Midday Form

(Level 25, Nighttime, in Pokémon Moon)
Lycanroc (Midnight Form)
Midnight Form

Moves learned by Rockruff

Rockruff sprites

Type Generation 7
Normal Rockruff  sprite from Sun & Moon
Shiny Rockruff Shiny sprite from Sun & Moon

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Where to find Rockruff

Ten Carat Hill

Answers to Rockruff questions