What We Learned From Lycanroc Dusk Form Trailer

New Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon Trailer Reveals Some Info
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Lycanroc Dusk Form is coming to Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Lycanroc Dusk Form is coming to Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Pokemon company

After Lycanroc Dusk Form’s reveal on Pokenchi, the Pokémon anime and CoroCoro, The Pokémon Company has released its first gameplay trailer showing off the new Rock-type in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

While many of the details on Lycanroc Dusk Form have already been confirmed and revealed, the new Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon trailer does show off some interesting tidbits that were not shown before, and confirms some earlier information many trainers couldn’t believe.

Check out the Lycanroc Dusk Form trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon below followed by four things we learned from said trailer.


This is more Pokémon lore than actual gameplay mechanics, but it’s still pretty cool nonetheless. According to the Pokémon website , Lycanroc Dusk Form takes characteristics from both Midday and Midnight, but this goes beyond how it looks. Its mannerisms and battle style takes from both forms as well. Here’s some flavor text from the site:

“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.”


Lycanroc Dusk Form can be obtainedthrough a mystery gift event distribution (as revealed in the pages of CoroCoro ) but this trailer confirms that is the ONLY way to obtain this new Pokémon form.

This is similar to how trainers received the Ash-Greninja from the Sun and Moon demo and the special Munchlax with the Snorlaxium-Z.

Trainers will have to wait until the game launches to receive this special Rockruff and the official site confirms that these Rockruff are only available through the mystery gift function.

Players will be able to receive a special Rockruff that can evolve into Dusk Form Lycanroc via Nintendo Network from Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, until Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.


We still don’t know about Lycanroc Dusk Form’s base stat totals. It’s easy to speculate that Dusk Form will have different stats from Midday and Midnight, but a part of the new trailer has us thinking.

Will Dusk Form be more powerful than its cousins? In the Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon trailer we see Dusk Form Lycanroc take a Hammer Arm from Bewear, an attack that’s super effective and STAB.

Granted, the Bewear was three levels lower than the Dusk Form in the trailer (40 to 43), but Hammer Arm should be able to knock out Lycanroc in one hit. This leads us to believe that Dusk Form’s bulk is greater than Midday’s but may not be as high as Midnight’s.

Trainers may hope for a Lycanroc with better stats but it’s likely that Dusk Form may just have stats that are somewhere in the middle of Midday and Midnight.


At the end of the Lycanroc Dusk Form trailer, you see the Pokémon performing a move that wasn’t previously announced, showing off its red eyes when it attacks.

Lycanroc Dusk Form performs a move, but what is it?
Lycanroc Dusk Form performs a move, but what is it? Pokemon Company

So what move can this be? Rockruff learns Howl and Roar through level up so it can possibly be that. Others speculate it’s Noble Roar, a move special to the Litleo line.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon release for Nintendo 3DS on Nov. 17.

So what do you think of the new Lycanroc form? Sound off in the comments section below.

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