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Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – more details on Lycanroc Dusk Form, launch distribution confirmed

Posted on August 11, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News

Official information has been sent out about Lycanroc Dusk Form in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon. Among the information delivered is news about a launch distribution.

It takes a special Rockruff to evolve into a Dusk Form Lycanroc, and once again, neither this Rockruff nor the new form of Lycanroc can be caught in normal gameplay. However, players will be able to obtain the unique Rockruff as part of a special distribution via Nintendo Network between November 17 and January 10. More news about how you can obtain the special Rockruff will be shared soon.

The latest information about Lycanroc Dusk Form can be read in its entirety below.

We recently got our first look at the newly discovered Dusk Form Lycanroc. Now more details have been revealed, including how you can add this cool Pokémon to your Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon game.

A Unique Look and Attitude

Dusk Form Lycanroc shares some of the aspects of Midday Form, such as a four-legged stance and obedience toward its trusted Trainer. But it’s also like Midnight Form—at the moment it attacks, its eyes turn red! Around its neck are four rocks like those of Midday Form, while the mane on its head matches that of Midnight Form.

Little things don’t shake the tranquil demeanor of Dusk Form Lycanroc, but it has a well of intense fighting spirit hidden within, and as a result, it relishes combat at close quarters. It also tries to use Counter when battles get intense.

A New Battle Formation

The moves that Dusk Form Lycanroc can learn also seem to reflect the characteristics of both Midday and Midnight Forms. Dusk Form Lycanroc learns both Accelerock and Counter—moves favored by Midday Form and Midnight Form Lycanroc, respectively.

Accelerock is a Rock-type physical move that always goes first. In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, only Midday Form Lycanroc could learn this move. Midday Form could learn this move when it evolved from Rockruff. Counter is a Fighting-type move that inflicts double the damage received by an opponent’s physical attack. In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, Midnight Form Lycanroc learned this move when it evolved from Rockruff.

Dusk Form Lycanroc has the Ability Tough Claws, a different Ability than either Midday Form or Midnight Form. Tough Claws greatly increases the power of moves that make direct contact. A Dusk Form Lycanroc with this Ability would likely favor a different style of battle than Midday Form or Midnight Form.

Get Dusk Form Lycanroc!

Only special Rockruff can evolve into a Dusk Form Lycanroc, and neither this Rockruff nor Dusk Form Lycanroc can be caught in normal gameplay. But you can get a special gift of this Rockruff as an early purchase bonus with Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. Players will be able to receive a special Rockruff that can evolve into Dusk Form Lycanroc via Nintendo Network from Friday, November 17, 2017, until Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Evolve this special Rockruff and have an adventure in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon together with your Dusk Form Lycanroc!

You’ll be able to get this Rockruff only for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. Details on the ways to get this special Rockruff will be announced soon, so keep checking back for more information on it and on the upcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games, launching November 17 for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family.

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  • Thank you for the video dialogue. I will make sure to write this article in the description box of my video. Keep up the great work.

  • Princess_Eevee9

    Already knew this but nice to have video confirmation to go some with Serebii reporting.

  • XY launch gift: competitive Torchic with exclusive Blazikenite
    OR/AS launch gift: shiny Beldum with Metagrossite
    SM launch gift: competitive Munchlax with exclusive Z-move
    US/UM launch gift: normal Rockruff that evolves into lazy fanart

    • Indielink

      It says this is a “special” Rockruff.

      Dusk also seems more competitively focused with Tough Claws.

      Mega Evolutions aren’t much better than fanart, and in many cases I would argue worse.

    • RoadyMike

      Hop on the “omg I hate this lazy design!” bandwagon all you want, what matters at the end of the day are the stats this new form gets
      Reminds me of gen 4, everyone loved Lucario but it was sub par at best. Everyone hates Garchomp, calling it overdesigned sh$t but it turned out to be a total beast that could be anything your team needed

      • I don’t need a bandwagon to know lazy design, just eyes. You should try a pair.
        And here’s where you get tunnel vision and think that people only like Pokémon for stats. That’s just you. Some of us, again I stress this, have eyeballs.
        The point, and I really need you to equip eyes at this time, was that the early-buyer reward is worse in almost every way to previous ones. Coupled with the dullness of a third Lycanroc form and other disappointing aspects, US/UM are on track to being the least-effort core games in the series.

        • RoadyMike

          You say all this when we have literally no other info on the games other than the original trailer and this Lycanroc form; which we also barely have any new info on other than it’s ability Tough Claws so you can’t even be objective or subjective about whether or not it really is “worse”. Such a drama queen
          I could easily say the same thing about B/W2, how GF was lazy with those games since they were almost the same game but a different story

          I have 2 eyes and all I see with them is yet another whiner when it comes to this new form. Could it be better, yes. But it isn’t and there’s nothing either of us can change about it.

          In short, keep crying about it