Rockruff (JP) is a species of Pokémon of the series of the same name. It is a Rock-type Pokémon introduced in the seventh generation in Pokémon Sun and Moon. It evolves into Lycanroc starting at level 25.

Physiology and Behavior

Rockruff is quadrupedal Pokémon resembling a dog. It has a light brown coat with its paws, snout and tips of its ears being dark brown. It has a fluffy white tail that curls up tightly. Around its neck is a gray-white collar of fur that is lined with dark brown rocks.It also has blue eyes.

It has an incredible sense of smell, never forgetting an odor it smells. There are tales of Rockruff reuniting with trainers after days of separation using the faintest of smells. Rockruff stands brave and persistent in battle. It's so persistent that it keeps going in battle until it outlasts the opponent even stronger ones. It is a very social Pokémon, but it grows wilder as its grows. if it howls when the sun goes down, it is close to evolving and it leaves before it evolves and then, returns after evolves.


Main games


In the anime

In the manga


In-game Information

Pokédex Entries

Title Entry
Pokémon Sun It’s considered to be a good Pokémon for beginners because of its friendliness, but its disposition grows rougher as it grows up.
Pokémon 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.

Game Locations

Title Location(s)
Seventh Pokémon generation
Pokémon Sun
Ten Carat Hill
Pokémon Moon
Ten Carat Hill



Reach Level 25 In Sun
During the Day
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Reach Level 25 in Moon
During the Night
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Base Stats
HP 45
Attack 65
Defense 40
Sp. Attack 30
Sp. Defense 40
Speed 60
Total 280


Main article: Rockruff/moveset


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