Lycanroc Dusk Form Revealed on Pokenchi!

Lycanroc Dusk Form was just revealed on Japanese Pokemon variety show Pokenchi by Shigeru Ohmori of Gamefreak! Rockruff will be able to evolve into this new form in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, but not through normal methods.

This new form’s design is similar to Lycanroc Midday Form, but has a slightly different mane and colors. The show described the design as being “intermediate” between Midday and Midnight Forms (dusk is between the day and night, after all!).

The only other information the episode revealed is that Ash’s Rockruff will evolve into this new form during this week’s episode.

The Pokemon Global Link lists Lycanroc as having four forms in its internal data, so it seems there will also be a Lycanroc Dawn Form. Plus common sense — Midday Form, Midnight Form, Dusk Form, and…? Obviously some kind of “Dawn” Form. So as Dusk Form is Midday Form with intermediate characteristics of Midnight Form, Dawn Form will probably be based on Midnight Form with some characteristics of Midday Form.

  

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  1. Lord o da rings Weird Soul
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    My problem with it isn't that, it's this:
     
  2. ZMonsBRUH Darkrai
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    This is amazing news, we are finally getting news for ultra sun and ultra moon, took long enough. To me, it looks like a rock fighting type, the dawn form, if there is one, is probably gonna be rock fairy. There may not be a dawn form either, there could be,"ultra"lycanroc, who can have a combination with necrozma, but atleast we will be able to get more information now that they will hopefully be releasing trailers once every 2 weeks
     
  3. ZMonsBRUH Darkrai
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    I think it will evolve with a dusk stone... and if there is a dawn form, it would probably evolve with a dawn stone...
     
  4. MaybeitsMetagross Aspiring Trainer
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    If Dawn form is pink I might actually care about Lycanroc, as it just seems so bland.
     
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  5. ZMonsBRUH Darkrai
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    when does episode 37 come out in japan, when it does come out, rotom will probably reveal its types, super hype
     
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  6. WaMike Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm still waiting for nap-time form Lycanrock.
     
  7. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer
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    This is very interesting. This will be the first time that we get a non-interchangeable form in the sister game(s). They've never done this probably because it means that that Pokemon or that forme of the Pokemon would be unusable in competitive battles as you couldn't get it in the original games. This may mean that Sun and Moon could get an update to allow these new Pokemon to go to the original games (or they could lock the original games or this new forme out of competitive play, either of which seems a little strange).

    This is awesome because it opens the door for a lot of possibilities such as more non-interchangeable formes such as Dawn Lycanroc forme and even more Alolan formes (hopefully it isn't just Gen 1 Pokemon getting that awesome treatment). We could even see completely new Pokemon or evolutions.

    But this means that Gamefreak either has to:
    1: Lock these new Pokemon and non-interchangeable formes out of competitive play until Gen 8
    2: Lock Pokemon Sun and Moon out of competitive play and force players to get Pokemon Ultra Sun and/or Ultra Moon
    or 3: Create an update for Pokemon Sun and Moon that allows you to trade the new Pokemon and/or non-interchangeable formes to the original games and allows them to compete in battles that involves the new Pokemon and/or formes.

    Option 3 seems to be the most likely but if they only introduce a handful of new Pokemon and/or non-interchangeable formes, they may just choose option 1. If they do introduce quite a few new Pokemon and/or interchangeable formes, it's unlikely that they'll choose option 2, since it could alienate a lot of players, particularly younger players

    What this means is that we'll see a handful of new Pokemon and/or non-interchangeable formes that it'll be locked out of competitive play or we'll see a fairly large amount of new Pokemon and/or non-interchangeable formes and an update for Pokemon Sun and Moon that allows them to be used in trades and battles.

    Either way, what Gamefreak does is going to be very interesting.

    Now on to the Lycanroc Dusk forme...

    It's disappointing. It's Lycanroc Midday forme, but with an orange coat and a forward-facing rock on the top of it's head. I like Gamefreak but this is sheer laziness. At this point, they could have saved themselves the trouble by not making it to begin with. You can imagine that the rumored Lycanroc Dawn forme will just be a re-painted Lycanroc Midnight forme with a new rock on it's head facing in a different direction than the others. I doubt that it's typing will be any different from it's other formes but hopefully it has an interesting and usable move set and ability (or it might not even matter if it's locked out of competitive play).

    This Lycanroc forme is incredibly disappointing but it's reveal means awesome potential for new Pokemon and/or non-interchangeable formes in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, something that hasn't been done before in the sister game(s) of any generation in the Pokemon franchise.
     
  8. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    Looks like an OC made it into Pokemon.
     
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  9. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    We don't need more Lycanroc!
    Leave poor Rockruff be!
    We don't need another Eevee!
     
  10. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    No:
    Imagine:
    Lycanroc Midlunch Form
     
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  11. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    Dusk form looks fine. It's essentially just Midday form but slightly different; it doesn't feel necessary. I do like the colors, though. But like with the initial announcement of Ultra Sun & Moon, this is underwhelming. And after two solid months of no news and just three months until the games' release, this is the second bit of news that's given. A slightly different Lycanroc Midday form.

    I mean, maybe Gamefreak's trying to keep things a surprise until release, which could be nice to discover things while playing through the games. (I'm trying to stay positive since this is neither amazing nor infuriating news.) I know I'll get one of these games on release, but until someone mentioned the lack of news for these games to me earlier today, I had honestly forgotten they were coming out. And that's actually hard for me to forget things like this for a series that I love.
     
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  12. Shining Goodra 2017-2018 Competitive Season 0/400
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    So Lycanroc is this generations lazy creator Eevee?
     
  13. Kyle Asplund Life is like a boomerang, it all just comes back.
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    That has to be the most laziest design choice I've ever seen.:confused::confused:
     
  14. PineDog Random TCG Trainer
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    Design choice is underwhelming but not as bad as some people are making it out to be. I think this new form kind of confirms that this games isn't going to get as much development time from Game Freak as other main series games, which was kind of expected. If it has different typing I'll probably use it on my team as in Pokémon Sun I used Lycanroc. If not I'll probably skip on it.
     
  15. SupremeLeaderQuagsire Does this look like the face of mercy?
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    A user on Showdown pointed this out, but it kind of resembles a transformation between Midday and Midnight Lycanroc. Call it lazy if you want, I like the idea.
     
  16. Rocket The Shellos Aspiring Trainer
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    I remember a lot of original SM leaks had stated there were 4 Lycanroc forms that were all determined by time of evolution. I reckon 2 were cut and added for USUM
     
  17. Brave Vesperia Head of Buy, Sell, & Trade.
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    The primary color is almost the same as the shirt I got a few days ago... :p

    I really like this new form! :D I'm excited to see if it evolves via some abnormal method like Inkay into Malamar.
     
  18. TheRealBro.. Let's come together!
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    Well, it looks like Lycanroc day (which is a good design already), with some night elements.. I get the idea, but wished it would have had a more distinctive look.
     
  19. BENDsli Aspiring Trainer
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    WILL NOT EVOLVE WITH A DUSK STONE!!! Pokemon that get new evolutions in later games ALWAYS evolve with a new feature/item that was not available before the game that the evolution is introduced (i.e. Metal Coat, Happiness, in game clock, Dusk Stone, etc.)
     
  20. Mitja veteran smartass
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    Not sure why being interchangeable makes it so different. They've locked out new forms/moves/megas that were introduced in new games mid-gen all the time.
    The solution so far has been rather simple: competition rules change the required game to the newest installment.

    As for new stuff being "patched" into SM... this isn't a thing (this has been speculated since ORAS added new forms, didn't make sense then and doesn't make sense now). Gamefreak won't give you the fancy new forms for free on your old game, they would like people to buy the new one.