Last Updated on December 27, 2023 by Nivenka Stanton | Published: December 27, 2023
The fan-favorite Dusk Lycanroc, an evolution of the Rock-type Pokémon Rockruff, is still not available in Pokémon GO as of the present.
Pokémon GO has been around for quite a while, allowing the game to add numerous new Pokémon across its expansive generations over the years. There are over 1000 Pokémon, counting their seasonal variations. Nevertheless, not all of them are still available.
In the original console games, a trainer could acquire a Dusk Lycanroc by reaching level 25 with their Rockruff during the evening.
As Pokémon GO still doesn’t have this evening mechanic, acquiring a Dusk Lycanroc is not yet possible. Perhaps in the future, they will adapt some way to obtain it, but it’s not the case yet.
Anyway, let’s address what the current evolutions of Rockruff are and how to get this elusive Pokémon.
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How To Get a Rockruff in Pokemon Go
Getting a Rockruff is already an ordeal in itself. You can’t find it wandering around the surroundings.
The cute rock-type Pokémon can only be obtained in 1-star raids or by hatching a 10km egg. The most practical way is to stick to the eggs, but it can still take a while to acquire one.
How to Evolve Rockruff into Midday Lycanroc
To evolve Rockruff, you need 50 Candy and to be playing during the day. You know it’s daytime because the entire game environment will be sunny, and you can feel the sun burning your back on the street.
Then, access the Rockruff interface and select the available evolve button.
How to Evolve Rockruff into Midnight Lycanroc
To evolve Rockruff, you need 50 Candy and to be playing at night. You know it’s nighttime because the entire game environment becomes dark, and the stars are already greeting you in the sky.
Then, access the Rockruff interface and select the available-only-at-night evolve button.
How to Evolve Rockruff into Dusk Lycanroc
As we said at the beginning, you still can’t acquire Dusk Lycanroc in Pokémon GO. The game only has two periods: day and night. Since Dusk Lycanroc would require being in the evening, it is not mechanically possible yet.
Perhaps in the future, Niantic will add some new features, like a stone or an item, that allow evolving Rockruff into Dusk Lycanroc, or even some temporary event that enables acquiring the Pokémon. But for now, it’s not possible. We’ll have to wait.
That’s it, global Pokémon GO trainers. So far, neither Niantic nor the Pokémon Company has mentioned anything about Dusk Lycanroc. Some data miners have already found the Pokémon in the game’s source code, so it’s just a matter of time.
In the meantime, the way is to hunt for a Rockruff in 1-star raids or hatch 10km eggs to prepare your Pokémon for evolution into Dusk Lycanroc.
But besides this Pokémon, is there any other that you’ve been hunting for a long time? Let us know in the comments.