Rockruff Raid Guide

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Rockruff is one of the few Pokémon featured in the first Gen VII wave in Pokémon GO. It is currently available in raids as a Tier 1 raid boss, and it can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 499 – 543 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 624 – 679 CP at Level 25 with Partly Cloudy weather boost

It is a Rock type Pokémon, which makes it weak to Grass, Ground, Steel, Water and Fighting type moves. And yes, it can be shiny.

Rockruff Raid Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it. The figures in our database for DPS and TDO are calculated using Level 40 Pokémon with perfect IVs.

The best raid counters according to our GO Hub battle simulator for Rockruff are:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Swampert (Mega) Mud Shot Ground Hydro Cannon Water 4.90s 0.00
2. Sceptile (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug Frenzy Plant Grass 5.58s 0.00
3. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 5.70s 0.00
4. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Aqua Tail Water 6.20s 0.00
5. Kartana Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 6.40s 0.00
6. Medicham (Mega) Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 6.80s 0.00
7. Alakazam (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 6.87s 0.00
8. Terrakion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 7.01s 0.00
9. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 7.10s 0.00
10. Gardevoir (Mega) Confusion Psychic Synchronoise Psychic 7.50s 0.00
11. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Psychic Psychic 7.48s 0.00
12. Blaziken (Mega) Counter Fighting Blaze Kick Fire 7.52s 0.00
13. Scizor (Mega) Bullet Punch Steel Iron Head Steel 7.89s 0.00
14. Porygon-Z Lock-On Normal Solar Beam Grass 7.85s 0.00
15. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 8.01s 0.00
16. Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting 8.16s 0.00
17. Aerodactyl (Mega) Steel Wing Steel Rock Slide Rock 8.22s 0.00
18. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 8.20s 0.00
19. Keldeo Low Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 8.23s 0.00
20. Keldeo (Ordinary) Low Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 8.32s 0.00
21. Metagross Bullet Punch Steel Meteor Mash Steel 8.61s 0.00
22. Latias (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 8.66s 0.00
23. Pinsir (Mega) Bug Bite Bug Close Combat Fighting 8.73s 0.00
24. Kyogre Waterfall Water Surf Water 8.80s 0.00
25. Kyogre (Primal) Waterfall Water Surf Water 8.75s 0.00
26. Abomasnow (Mega) Not_found Grass Energy Ball Grass 8.80s 0.00
27. Salamence (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 8.75s 0.00
28. Roserade Razor Leaf Grass Grass Knot Grass 8.90s 0.00
29. Pheromosa Bug Bite Bug Close Combat Fighting 8.85s 0.00
30. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Payback Dark 8.95s 0.00
31. Samurott Fury Cutter Bug Hydro Cannon Water 9.02s 0.00
32. Breloom Counter Fighting Grass Knot Grass 9.02s 0.00
33. Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 9.11s 0.00
34. Aggron (Mega) Iron Tail Steel Heavy Slam Steel 9.22s 0.00
35. Machamp Karate Chop Fighting Close Combat Fighting 9.26s 0.00


Rockruff has so many weaknesses that the list could go on forever. If you don’t have ANY of the Pokémon listed above powered up, you can always use:

  • Generalist” Pokémon such as Psycho Cut + Psystrike* Mewtwo
  • Eevolutions capable of dealing super effective damage such as Vaporeon or Leafeon
  • Other heavy-hitting megas

But please, try to use the Pokémon listed above if possible, your raid mates will thank you for that.

Stats and Max CP

Rockruff Rock
Max CP at Level 40 950 | Max CP at Level 50 1074
ATK 117 DEF 78 STA 128
Weak to Strong Against
Grass Ground Steel Water Fighting Fire Flying Bug Ice


Rockruff has 3 evolutions, two of which are currently available in Pokémon GO.

  • Midday Lycanroc – requires 50 candies and evolution during the day
  • Midnight Lycanroc – requires 50 candies and evolution during the night
  • Dusk Lycanroc – not currently available
  Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite
Midday Lycanroc
Midnight Lycanroc


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Tackle Normal
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Crunch Dark
  • Rock Tomb Rock

Rockruff is only a dex filler but one of its evolutions, Midnight Lycanroc, is actually a Pokémon worth considering for PvP if you love running spice.

It has access to the best fast move in the game (Counter), along with Psychic Fangs, Crunch and Stone Edge. Keep in mind though that rock type Pokémon have plenty of weaknesses in the current meta and Lycanroc is not really a bulky Pokémon either.

We hope you found this raid guide useful, happy hunting!

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