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 evolves into one of three Lycanroc forms:

  • Midday Form, when evolved during the day (Pokémon Sun/Ultra Sun in Generation 7, or any game from Gen 8 onward).
  • Midnight Form, when evolved during the night (Pokémon Moon/Ultra Moon in Generation 7, or any game from Gen 8 onward).
  • Dusk Form, when a special event Rockruff (with the Own Tempo ability) is evolved during dusk (5-6pm in Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon, or 7-8pm from Gen 8 onward).

Pokédex data

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

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 56
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 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 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 9.2 kg (20.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Own Tempo
Local № 103 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
126 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
089 (Scarlet/Violet)
157 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 56
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 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)
#745
Lycanroc
Midday Form
Rock
(Level 25, Nighttime)
#745
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
Rock
#744
Rockruff
Own Tempo Rockruff
Rock
(Level 25, Dusk)
#745
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
Rock

Rockruff changes

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!
Sword This Pokémon can bond very strongly with its Trainer, but it also has a habit of biting. Raising a Rockruff for a long time can be challenging.
Shield This Pokémon intimidates opponents by striking the ground with the rocks on its neck. The moment an opponent flinches, Rockruff attacks.
Scarlet This Pokémon is very friendly when it’s young. Its disposition becomes vicious once it matures, but it never forgets the kindness of its master.
Violet This Pokémon travels in a pack with others until it grows up. When its mood turns sour, it starts striking the ground with the rocks on its neck.

Moves learned by Rockruff

Moves learnt by level up

Rockruff learns the following moves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
8Double TeamNormalStatus
12Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
16HowlNormalStatus
20BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
24Rock TombRockPhysical 60 95
28RoarNormalStatus
32Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
36CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
40Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
44Stealth RockRockStatus
48Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80

Egg moves

Rockruff learns the following moves via breeding or picnics in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Rockruff gen 9 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

Rockruff is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:

Moves learnt by level up

Rockruff learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
8Double TeamNormalStatus
12Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
16HowlNormalStatus
20BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
24Rock TombRockPhysical 60 95
28RoarNormalStatus
32Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
36CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
40Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
44Stealth RockRockStatus
48Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80

Egg moves

Rockruff learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Rockruff gen 8 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

Rockruff is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Rockruff is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Rockruff sprites

Type Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Rockruff  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Rockruff  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Rockruff Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Rockruff

Sun
Moon
Ten Carat Hill
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 1, Ten Carat Hill
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Challenge Road
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus
Not available in this game
Scarlet
Violet
North Province (Area One), East Province (Area One), South Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Four), South Province (Area Five), South Province (Area Six), West Province (Area One), Glaseado Mountain

Other languages

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

Name origin

rock
stone, boulder
ruff
dog’s bark