How to evolve Rockruff into Midday Lycanroc in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet


There are more than a few Pokemon that have special evolution requirements in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Some of these evolutions may be well known to veteran players. However, if you’re new to the series, it’s understandable why you might be confused when your Rockruff evolved into Midnight Lycanroc, and he looks like a dark, snarling mess. Here’s how to get Lycanroc’s other form, the Midday Form.

How to Get Lycanroc Midday Form in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The form Rockruff takes when it evolves depends on the time of day. If Rockruff reaches level 25 in the morning, he evolves into Lycanroc’s midday form. If it evolves during the night, Lycanroc will take its midnight form. So if you’re looking for a particular way, train a Rockruff around level 24, then wait for your desired time of day before it hits the last level. There is a third form of the Lycanroc, called the Dusk Form, but this form requires a special type of Rockruff to find.

Related: How to get Umbreon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

How to tell the time in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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You’ll need to know the time of day in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet if you want to get a particular form of Lycanroc. To find out the time of day, open your map from the overworld by pressing Y. There will be a circle in the center of the top white bar that will tell you the time of day. A blue circle with a yellow sun indicates morning, a peach circle with an orange sun indicates afternoon, and a purple circle with a white moon indicates night.

The time in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet rotates between these three periods on its own schedule. the time is out of sync with your Nintendo Switch console.

Looking for help with other special evolutions in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Check out How to Evolve Murkrow into Honchkrow in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet or How to Evolve Bonsly into Sudowoodo in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet here on Pro Game Guides.

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