The Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Rockruff event is the first giveaway of the Ultra series and, as of this writing, your only way to get the special Lycanroc Dusk Form with the special Lycanium Z Z-Crystal.
Here on this page, we will explain all the essential elements of the event, including the start and end date of the Rockruff event and exactly how to evolve Rockruff into Dusk Form Lycanroc as well.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Rockruff event details, start date and end date
Rockruff Event Start Date:
The Rockruff event is now live and will begin on Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon launch day, November 17, 2017.
Rockruff Event End Date:
The Rockruff giveaway ends on January 10, 2018, meaning you have just under two months to claim it in-game.
How to get the Rockruff event
This event, being a standard Mystery Gift style giveaway, is nice and simple. All you need to do is:
- From the home menu, select “Mystery Gift” and then “Receive Gift.”
- Select “Get over the Internet” and follow the instructions.
- Load your saved game and head to any Pokémon Center.
- Talk to the delivery man with the yellow and blue polo.
Lycanium Z and other things you should know about the Rockruff event
First, it’s worth noting that Rockruff is random in nature, spawning when you receive it from the dealer; that means you can save before talking to the guy and do a soft reset (hold L, R and press Home) to reload. that’s saved until you acquire a desirable nature, if that’s something you’re worried about.
This Rockruff is also spawnable, and since it’s the Own Tempo ability that makes it possible to evolve the special Dusk Form Lycanroc, that also means you can have multiple Dusk Form Lycanrocs in the future by raising it and passing your Own Tempo to it. offspring.
Meanwhile, Lycanium Z will be an additional gift for Rockruff. This turns the Stone Edge move into the powerful and unique Z-Move, Splintered Stormshards, when held by Lycanroc.
For more information on Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon, head over to our main Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon guides and walkthroughs hub, which includes guides for the new Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and changes to the Pokédex, Festival Plaza, a list of global missions and rewards. , an explainer on Pokémon Bank, a page dedicated to competitive Pokémon training, including IV training, EVs and hidden stats, Pokémon 6IV breeding explained, and how to farm bottle caps quickly for Hyper Training. Additionally, we have pages about the Rockruff event to get Dusk Form Lycanroc and last but not least, a complete list of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon QR codes to add all the Pokémon to your Pokédex.
How to evolve Rockruff to get Dusk Form Lycanroc
There is a fairly specific method to turn Rockruff into Dusk Form Lycanroc – here’s how:
How to Evolve Rockruff into Dusk Form Lycanroc
- Obtain a Rockruff with the Own Tempo ability (only available through the previous draw or by breeding Rockruff from that draw).
- Wait until 5am in-game (note that, in Pokémon Ultra Moon, it’s 5pm in real time).
- Level up Rockruff by any means, between 5:00 pm and 5:59 pm
It’s pretty simple: in short, you have to have a Rockruff with its own tempo and level it up between 5 pm and 5:59 pm, but such a specific method can be awkward if you don’t know the details. The most important thing to remember is that it is the In the game time that counts.
Otherwise, that’s it! Evolve your special Rockruff at the right time and Dusk Form Lycanroc is all yours (with great stats and also the very useful Tough Claws ability).