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#744 Rockruff
(イワンコ Iwanko)
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Species Type
Puppy Pokémon Rock
Ability Gender
Keen Eye
Vital Spirit
Steadfast (Hidden Ability)
50.0% ♂/50.0% ♀
Pokédex color Egg groups
Brown Field
Weight Height
20.3 lbs. 9.2 kg. 1'08" 0.5 m.
Body style Footprint
Body08.png File:F744.png

Rockruff (Japanese: イワンコ Iwanko) is a Rock-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII games Pokémon Sun and Moon. In Pokémon Sun, it eolves into Lycanroc in midday-form and in midnight-form in Pokémon Moon, both at level 25.

Game info


RockruffLevel 25745.png (Midday Form)

RockruffLevel 25745 Midnight.png (Midday Form)


Version(s) Location Rarity
Sun/Moon Ten Carat Hill Uncommon

Pokédex Entries

Generations I - VI
Rockruff did not appear during the Generation I - VI games.
It's considered to be a good Pokémon for beginners because of its friendliness, but its disposition grows rougher as it grows up.
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.


By leveling

Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type Contest Type Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 20 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leer - -% 30 Normal Status
4 Sand Attack - 100% 15 Ground Status
7 7Bite 600 100% 25 Dark Physical
12 Howl - -% 40 Rock 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
48 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.


By breeding


Design origins

Rockruff is likely based off of a puppy.


Rockruff's name appears to be based off the words rock, ruff' (noise a dog makes) and rough.

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