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Rockruff (イワンコ Iwanko) is a rock-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

Biology

Physiology

Rockruff is a Pokémon that resembles a wolf pup. It has a fluffy tail, brown paws (with a small triangle on their end of the legs), a white neck decorated with brown fragments, a brown mouth with a pink nose, two blue eyes and a pair of brown lowered ears.

Characteristics

Rockruff has an excellent nose that makes it won't forget the smell it sniffed before.

Behavior

Rockruff like to show their affection by hitting the rocks onto their trainers. Unfortunately, this may make their trainers feel painful. However, they usually become fierce during the time they grow older, and howl at evenings when they are going to evolve into Lycanroc. When they know that they will evolve, they might leave their trainers for a while until their evolutions are completed.

Evolution

At level 25 or over, Rockruff evolves into Lycanroc Midday Form at day in Sun, and into Lycanroc Midnight at night in Moon, and into Lycanroc Dusk form at Dusk in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun/Moon Ten Carat Hill Uncommon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Route 1, Ten Carat Hill Uncommon


Pokédex entries

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.
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!
Sword
Shield


Stats

Base Stats
HP
45
Attack
65
Defense
40
Sp. Atk
30
Sp. Def
40
Speed
60
Total
280

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
4 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
7 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
12 Howl —% 40 Normal Status
15 Rock Throw 50 90% 15 Rock Physical
18 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status
23 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
26 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
29 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status
34 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
37 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
40 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
45 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
40 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt —% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM69 Rock Polish 100% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 80 100% 5 Rock Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Crush Claw Sandslash, Zangoose 75 95% 10 Normal Physical
Fire Fang Arbok, Growlithe, Arcanine, Flareon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Donphan, Mightyena, Exploud, Manectric, Hippowdon, Stoutland, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Litleo, Pyroar, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
Sucker Punch Rattata, Rattata, Raticate, Raticate, Diglett, Diglett, Dugtrio, Dugtrio, Sentret, Furret, Poochyena, Mightyena, Mawile, Spinda, Kecleon, Absol, Glameow, Stunky, Skuntank, Purrloin, Liepard, Furfrou, Meowstic, Komala 70 100% 5 Dark Physical
Thrash Nidoking, Mankey, Primeape, Tauros, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Spinda, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Sandile, Krokorok, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Cubchoo, Beartic, Bouffalant, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Yungoos, Gumshoos, Stufful, Bewear, Passimian, Komala 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
Thunder Fang Arbok, Arcanine, Jolteon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndoom, Donphan, Mightyena, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Hippowdon, Stoutland 65 95% 15 Electric Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Last Resort USUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Rockruff SM
744 Sprite Shiny
Sword Shield Back

Appearance

Anime

Known Trainers With A Rockruff

Trivia

  • Rockruff shares the same Pokémon species with Growlithe and Lillipup as they are both known as the Puppy Pokémon.
  • Rockruff and its evolution, Lycanroc, are the only Rock-type Pokémon that can't learn Sandstorm.
  • Rockruff is one of the two Pokémon whose evolution differs between games. It shares this trait with Cosmoem.

Etymology

Rockruff is a combination of Rock, and Ruff, a common idea of the sound that a dog make.

Names in other languages

  • English: Rockruff is a combination of Rock and Ruff, which is a sound a dog makes.
  • Japanese: Iwanko is a pun on (岩 "iwa") which means "rock" and (ワンコ "wanko" ), which means "puppy".
  • Chinese: 岩狗狗 means "Rock doggie".

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