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 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!

Evolution chart

Rockruff
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Rockruff
Rock
(Level 25, Daytime, in Pokémon Sun or Ultra Sun)
Lycanroc (Midday Form)
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Lycanroc
Midday Form
Rock


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

Rockruff
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Rockruff
Event Rockruff only
Rock

(Level 25, Dusk: 5-6pm)
Lycanroc (Dusk Form)
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Lycanroc
Dusk Form
Rock

Name origin

rock
stone, boulder
ruff
dog’s bark

Moves learned by Rockruff

Rockruff sprites

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

See all Rockruff sprites

Where to find Rockruff

Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ten Carat Hill