How to Get Rockruff in Pokémon GO


Pokémon GO was a smash hit when it first came out, breaking all sorts of concurrent player records for the Pokémon franchise all over the world!

As is with every Pokémon game, players are tasked with searching for Pokémon to capture and collect, using them to battle other Pokémon, be it against the AI or against other players. The difference with Pokémon GO is that it utilizes the player’s phone GPS to find and capture Pokémon!

The game has been expanding its roster since its humble release with the original 151 Pokémon all the way to modern times. Pokémon got so popular that the original roster kept expanding till we got to eight whole generations of Pokémon!

Today we will be talking about one of the latest Pokémon, Rockruff, and how to acquire it in Pokémon GO!


Rockruff is a Gen-7 Pokémon released first in Pokémon Sun and Moon. In Pokémon GO, it was released as part of the Season of Alola update that was the latest major update released recently.

Rockruff is a puppy Pokémon that evolves into quite the beast. Most players find this little Rock-type puppy Pokémon to be highly cute, and as soon as they found out about the season of Alola update, they wanted to know how to capture one.

Getting a Rockruff is not quite as easy, but we will tell you the best ways to do so.

Acquiring Rockruff

As mentioned before, Rockruff evolves into a beast of a Pokémon named Lycanroc. This is the reason most players want to capture a Rockruff. Lycanroc is one of the hardest-hitting Rock-type Pokémon in the game and this is how players can get their hands on a Rockruff.

Rockruff has been available in Pokémon GO since its event began on March 1, 2022, at 10:00 am local time and will run until March 9, 2022, at 8:00 pm local time. However, there is a catch—Rockruff can’t be caught in the wild. To actually catch a Rockruff, there are two specific methods:

  • Catching through a One-Star raid
  • Hatching from a 10km egg

Each of these methods have a substantial chance of having a Rockruff, so we wish you happy hunting!

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