Today, March 23, 2017, is the first-ever National Puppy Day for Rockruff – so we hope it’s an extra special one for the adorable new Puppy Pokémon! Rockruff made its debut in the latest duo of Pokémon games – Pokémon Sun and Moon, which describe it as a sociable Pokémon. But as it grows, its disposition gets wilder and if it begins to howl when the sun goes down, that is proof that it’s close to evolving. It’s said that it leaves its Trainer’s side to evolve and returns again when fully evolved.
Rockruff has an excellent sense of smell, and once it has smelled an odor, it doesn’t forget it! There are tales of these Pokémon getting separated from their Trainers, then using the faintest traces of their scent to track them for days until they are reunited! Rockruff stands bravely in battle, even when it’s taking damage. Although an opponent may be stronger than Rockruff, the Puppy Pokémon is so persistent, it keeps going until it outlasts its foe and gets the win! Bite is a good move for Rockruff. It deals damage by biting an opponent with its sharp teeth. This may make the target flinch.