Rockruff

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 data

National № 744
Type Rock
Species Puppy Pokémon
Height 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 20.3 lbs (9.2 kg)
Abilities 1. Keen Eye
2. Vital Spirit
Steadfast (hidden ability)
Local № 103 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
126 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 56
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (base 3,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 30
58 174
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 60
112 240
Total 280 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Rockruff.

Pokédex data

National № 744
Type Rock
Species Puppy Pokémon
Height 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 20.3 lbs (9.2 kg)
Abilities 1. Own Tempo
Local № 103 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
126 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 56
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (base 3,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 30
58 174
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 60
112 240
Total 280 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Rockruff.

Evolution chart

(Level 25, Daytime, in Pokémon Sun or Ultra Sun)
#745
Lycanroc
Midday Form
Rock
(Level 25, Nighttime, in Pokémon Moon or Ultra Moon)
#745
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
Rock
#744
Rockruff
Own Tempo Rockruff
Rock
(Level 25, Dusk 5-6pm, in Ultra Sun/Moon)
#745
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
Rock

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.
Ultra Sun As they develop, their disposition grows more violent and aggressive. Many Trainers find them too much to handle and abandon them.
Ultra Moon When it rubs the rocks on its neck against you, that’s proof of its love for you. However, the rocks are sharp, so the gesture is quite painful!

Moves learned by Rockruff

Moves learnt by level up

Rockruff learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
4Sand AttackGround 100
7BiteDark 60 100
12HowlNormal
15Rock ThrowRock 50 90
18Odor SleuthNormal
23Rock TombRock 60 95
26RoarNormal
29Stealth RockRock
34Rock SlideRock 75 90
37Scary FaceNormal 100
40CrunchDark 80 100
45Rock ClimbNormal 90 85
48Stone EdgeRock 100 80

Egg moves

Rockruff learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Rockruff egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Crush ClawNormal 75 95
Fire FangFire 65 95
Sucker PunchDark 70 100
ThrashNormal 120 100
Thunder FangElectric 65 95

Move Tutor moves

Rockruff can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Rockruff is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
100ConfideNormal

Moves learnt by level up

Rockruff learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
4Sand AttackGround 100
7BiteDark 60 100
12HowlNormal
15Rock ThrowRock 50 90
18Odor SleuthNormal
23Rock TombRock 60 95
26RoarNormal
29Stealth RockRock
34Rock SlideRock 75 90
37Scary FaceNormal 100
40CrunchDark 80 100
45Rock ClimbNormal 90 85
48Stone EdgeRock 100 80

Egg moves

Rockruff learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Rockruff egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Crush ClawNormal 75 95
Fire FangFire 65 95
Sucker PunchDark 70 100
ThrashNormal 120 100
Thunder FangElectric 65 95

Moves learnt by TM

Rockruff is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
100ConfideNormal

Rockruff sprites

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

Where to find Rockruff

Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ten Carat Hill

Other languages

English Rockruff
Japanese イワンコ (Iwanko)
German Wuffels
French Rocabot

Name origin

rock
stone, boulder
ruff
dog’s bark