What a mess
Shortly after confirming the new Lycanroc form last week, The Pokémon Company has revealed new details about it. Set to appear in the upcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, it was revealed the new form would also have some stat changes. However, the biggest part was another confirmation that Dusk Form Lycanroc is not obtainable through normal means in the game.
It’s a distribution-only Pokémon, which means once you miss it, god knows when it will be available again.
The company revealed the main differences between Dusk Form and the other two forms from the previous iteration. While it is also a Rock-type, it will learn the moves Accelerock and Counter upon evolving from Rockruff. In the original Sun and Moon, both of those moves were exclusive to either form, making this new Form a sort of hybrid. In addition, it will have the ability Tough Claws, which will increase the power of moves that make direct contact.
There is a catch to obtaining the new Pokémon. Starting on November 17, 2017, the release date for the games, a special Rockruff will be distributed. The distribution will end on January 10, 2018. This special Rockruff is the only one, according to The Pokémon Company, that can evolve into Dusk Form Lycanroc. They also stated you cannot catch the special Rockruff nor Dusk Form Lycanroc via normal means in game. However, the company did not mention what would happen if you used that Rockruff to breed more.
I’m kind of speechless about this. This special form is currently one of the only selling points this game has going for it at this time, and it’s only a limited-time distribution? It really is helping me justify skipping this entry. This feels like a hollow attempt to get some additional profit out of the 3DS until the Switch game is out, and it will sadly work because it’s Pokémon.
Secrets of Lycanroc Dusk Form Revealed [Pokémon]