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Lycanroc is a canine Pokémon with two possible forms.
“When Rockruff is bathed in profuse amounts of solar energy, it evolves into its Midday Form. In the world of Pokémon Sun, Solgaleo’s influence causes Rockruff to evolve into this form. Lycanroc lives solo in mountains and deserts, not creating a pack. Each has its own territory, and they live without interfering with one another, which helps to avoid unnecessary fights. Lycanroc obeys its Trainer’s orders dutifully. In particular, if a Trainer accepted it during its more rebellious pre-Evolution period, Lycanroc will never ever betray that Trainer and will be the most loyal of partners. The Midday Form Lycanroc is known for speedy movements that leave its opponents bewildered. It dodges opponents’ strikes while attacking with the sharp rocks of its mane as it slips right past them. Accelerock is a move that only Midday Form Lycanroc can learn. It slams into an opponent with quick moves. This move is guaranteed to strike first!”
In its Midday Form, it resembles a wolf, with a body covered mostly in brown fur. Its lower legs are white, and each foot ends in three black claws. It has a long, bushy, white tail, as well as a white mane around its neck, protruding from which are four spikes of black rock around its neck. Its face is mostly framed in brown fur, with tufts of fur sticking out from its cheeks making its head appear wider and a brown stripe running between its eyes. Its pointy ears stand on top of its head, tipped in black and with pink insides. Its muzzle and its face around its eyes are white. It has blue eyes, a black nose at the tip of its pointy snout, and four sharp fangs can be seen when it opens its mouth.
“When Rockruff is bathed in an abundance of lunar energy, it evolves into its Midnight Form. In the world of Pokémon Moon, Lunala’s influence causes Rockruff to evolve into this form. Midnight Form Lycanroc provokes its opponents by pressing in hard and inviting their attack. When an opponent falls for this tactic and attacks, Lycanroc counters with its forte: a single devastating blow that finishes off its foe! The stronger its opponent is, the more excited for battle Lycanroc becomes. It doesn’t mind getting hurt if it means victory in battle. Battles thrill it so much that its eyes glow. Contempt rises in this Pokémon for Trainers who give orders it doesn’t agree with or who try to force it to battle. On the other hand, it will feel a deep trust in a Trainer who can truly draw forth its power in battle. Counter is a move that Rockruff can learn when it evolves into Midnight Form Lycanroc. When Lycanroc takes physical damage from an opponent, it deals double that damage back to the same opponent.”
In its Midnight Form, Lycanroc resembles a slouched, bipedal canine. Its body is primarily covered in short red fur, with a white streak running up its underside and continuing up its neck to include most of its muzzle. It has a tuft of white fur on its chest, and a short, bushy, white tail. Its lower legs are white, forming a zigzag border with the red fur, and each foot is tipped with three black claws. Its arms are long and thin, with the top side of the lower arms turning white, and each hand is large, white, and has three black claws. A large mane of white fur runs in a line up its back and curls over its head, with a large spike of black rock protruding over its face. Red tufts of fur make its head seem wider, and a strip of red fur runs between its eyes, which glow red. Its ears bend forward and are tipped in black, resembling horns. Its mouth is lined with many sharp teeth.