Rockruff Evolution and Ultra Beasts Shown in CoroCoro!

This month’s issue of CoroCoro is beginning to leak and, as hoped, it includes some new tibdits for Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon! Thanks to Andrew C., Sean T., and Bangiras for the translations!

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The main Pokemon shown in the first two images are the different forms of Rockruff’s evolution, Japanese name Rugarugan. The first page shows Rugarugan’s Midnight Form and states that Rockruff turns into this form when “met with the night’s power”. The second page shows Rugarugan’s Midday Form and that Rockruff “takes in the sun’s power to turn into this marvelous form”. This implies that Rockruff will evolve into either form based on whether it evolves during the day or night, but this is not outright stated.

Other information on these two pages discusses the differences between Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon claiming that they are not just different versions but “different dimensions”, reiterating recent information about the time-shift between Sun and Moon, and talking about  Alola Raticate and Gumshoos being Totem Pokemon for the Verdant Cave trial in the different versions as well. This could imply that we will lean even more about version differences between the games in the coming months.

The next two pages are dedicated to showing off more of the Ultra Beasts mentioned in last week’s trailer. UB-02 code named “Beauty” attracts any Pokemon with its beauty. There’s also another UB-02 code named “Expansion” whose whole body is a weapon. UB-01 is shown again as well, stating that it floats with its “glass-like, hollow body”. The text also claims that its name is “mysterious, but could be filled with foolish intentions and feelings”, but the code name itself is not shown, just a series of question marks, adding to the mystery.

Further text on the Ultra Beasts states that they will change between the two versions of the game. The very bottom seems to show UB-02 Expansion in Pokemon Sun, so UB-02 Beauty could likewise be in Pokemon Moon, though the image cuts off.

The fifth page appears to just be a recap of earlier information given about the Snorlax-GX promo, Munchlax gift, Type:Null, and Alolan Pokemon. The final page is a preview for the “Pokemon Sun & Moon” anime, which begins airing in Japan this November.

UPDATE: Two new images of Rugarugan’s forms have been found in CoroCoro! Check them out below. These new images confirm that you evolve Rockruff into Rugarugan Midday Form in Pokemon Sun and the Midnight Forum in Pokemon Moon. The Midday Form gets the new attack Accel Rock, a new priority move that only it can learn, while the Midnight Form learns Counter. Further flavour text about the new forms says the Midday Form’s movements are “too fast to follow” and that its mane is “made out of sharp rocks (and very beautiful)”. The Midnight Form has “eyes glow when he gets excited in battle”, and that “any enemy that gets caught in its gaze is sure to lose”.

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  1. Rockruff's evolution is now one of my favorite Pokémon. I really like how it has multiple formes. Also the new Ultra Beasts are pretty awesome. Also, RIP Amourshipping :)
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  2. 丅ᗴᗰᑭᗴᔕ丅 ✧*。٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و✧*。


    Man, those Ultra Beasts are creepy. The red one reminds me of a, a mosquito on steroids...
    Also, yay Rockruff evolutions! Everything looks pretty cool.
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  3. bbninjas Ready or Not!

    Advanced Member Member

    I'm not show how I feel about these Ultra Beasts... they don't really feel Pokemon-y to me, especially the names. On the other hand, I think those Rockruff evolutions are very well designed. ^.^
  4. NightOfYuyuko Next station: Brick City!


    Rockruff's evolution forms both looks awesome definetly getting the day evo in my team!

    the ultra beasts just get wierder and wierder. are they rejected digimons or something ;/
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  5. His Goominess sue me
    His Goominess


    Does this mean the starters will have two different final evolutions?! Since there's a secret shared between Rockruff + the starters and this is the only thing close to a secret about Rockruff we've heard... this could actually happen. (I think a leak mentioned that they would have night + day evolutions, but tbh I really cannot remember which leak it was from, or if it was from a credible source or just someone looking for attention)
    The evolutions themselves... not hugely feeling the night one at the moment but could change. The day one isn't too bad but not something I'd particularly use. I'm interested to know about their types, or if they gain secondary types. (maybe Rock/Dark for the night form and.... idk I can't think of a type that would really suit the day form, maybe possibly Fairy at a stretch but even that's questionable)

    I like the design of UB-02 Beauty, currently don't know how I feel about Expansion.
  6. Anyone else notice UB02 looks like a fish?

    Rockruff's evolutions look awesome! I just hope they're not version exclusive since I kind of like the Sun version more.

    UB02 looks a lot like Lusamine, UB03 doesn't look like any one but it's a weapon, and Gladion uses Type:Null which is essentially a weapon. Maybe they're related?
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  7. I'm sad, no Serena to be found in the preview.
    I do like Rockruff's evolution, though.
    Also, the more I look at the anime preview, the more the characters look... Off. Maybe it's a new art style?
  8. Turquoise Greenish-Blue Trainer (?)


    Everyone says that UB-02 Beauty looks like Lusamine. I dunno.
    Both UB-02 looks weird to me. It doesn't feel like it can be part of Pokemon game, especially UB-02 Expansion.

    I'm okay with both Rockruff evolution, but I like the day form more than the night one.
  9. Special Riolu Aspiring Trainer
    Special Riolu


    Ash uses z moves- still loses against the trial captain. Oh wait i just spoiled it.
  10. Queno138 Metal Balls Trainer


    There's an untranslated portion, which shows a picture of Pokemon Go and regular Rattata,
    and proceeds to point arrows to three of the Alolan formes that we are aware of.

    I wonder what that is about?
  11. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer


    He'll probably take a little while to get the hang of them. They're a mechanic he's not used to. Look at how long it took him to use Ash-Greninja without nearly killing himself. Powerful moves in general tend to have a bit of a learning curve in the anime.
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  12. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer


    This is awesome. I really like Rockruff's evolution formes, although I prefer the day version, I still really hope that we can catch Ultra Beasts. If we can't I understand (since its heavily hinted at that UB-01 is Lillie) but I would still very much like for them to be catchable. As for UB-02 Expansion, type up Soul Eater Mosquito 100 years.

    Judging from the fact we see Expansion battling Tapu Koko and that there's a Island Guardian for each of the four islands, it might be plausible that each Island Guardian has a opposite, which are the Ultra Beasts (with the exception of UB-01, who seems to be on either side), that would mean there are 5 Ultra Beasts per game (9 Ultra Beast if each UB is different between the games like UB-02 Beauty and Expansion).

    Judging from this leak, we'll just see an official reveal on Wednesday, maybe a couple extras.

    One thing missing from here, that may be added later on, is that the leak reveals that it will show the true strength of the new Pokemon, Type: Null, during its next issue.
  13. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer


    Probably means that Alolan Form Pokemon may be coming to Pokemon Go. They may even release the Alolan forms to Pokemon Go before Pokemon Sun and Moon since it probably won't spoil anything since, we won't know stats, evolution method or anything else.
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  14. Queno138 Metal Balls Trainer


    That sounds about right.

    I had a hard time reading it, so I tried looking for the words that meant "transfer" and "trade", but I didn't find them.

    Typing the line 「ポケモンGO」でみんなが追い求めたポケモンたちが「サン・ムーン」でも大活躍!

    into google translate gave me some type of nonsense..
  15. Athena Envoy of Mediation

    Advanced Member Member

    It's nothing that special. All it says is something along the lines of telling people that some Pokémon you can catch in Pokémon Go have new Alola forums in Sun/Moon.
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  16. Queno138 Metal Balls Trainer


    Gah, that's just boring information then XD
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  17. Athena Envoy of Mediation

    Advanced Member Member

    That's why it wasn't mentioned in the article. I didn't expect people to pull out a bunch of crazy conspiracy theories. :p
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  18. Mudkipfan12 Mudbray!


    this is so cool, but if you look closer at the top corner of the anime trailer, you will see a charizard! could this be ash's? also Lillie has an alolan vulpix. and rockruffs day evolution is totally going on my team.
  19. TheRealBro.. Relax


    Does the UB02 beauty resemble the lady with the long hair from the Aether company? I think so..

    Was hoping for some more information though.. Starter evo's for example. Or maybe an Alolan Slowbro with a really exotic looking giant clamp on it's tail? ;)
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  20. MrCoolViking Aspiring Trainer


    I really like the Midday Rugarugan, and it will very probably be in my Sun Team. The Midnight Rugarugan is OK, but I'm not sure whether I'll use it on my Moon Team or not...
    Concerning their typing I'd guess Midday will be Rock/Normal, Rock/Fairy or Rock/Psychic (I don't really think the last one, but who knows?), while Midnight probably will be Rock/Dark, Rock/Fighting or Rock/Ghost.

    UB-02 looks nice, both Beauty and Expansion. The Ultra Beasts are making me wonder what their story are. Will they be catchable or not? Do we have to fight them, or will they help us?

    The Pokémon Sun & Moon animé looks awesome (I have a feeling that Ash will get all the three Starters!)