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Gladion's Lycanroc (Midnight Form)

Character Names
  • English / United States: Gladion's Lycanroc (Midnight Form)
  • Japanese / Japan: グラジオのルガルガン
  • Japanese (Romanized) / Japan: Gladio no Lugarugan
  • Japanese (Trans) / Japan: Gladio's Lugarugan
Voice Actors
A rumor of a really strong Pokémon Trainer that had been visiting Melemele Island and was accompanied by a Midnight Form Lugarugan, spread to the Pokémon School. It ended up being Lillie's brother. Both Skull Gang and Rocket Gang thought it would be worth getting as it was a powerful Pokémon. It defeated Tupp, Zipp and Rapp's Pokémon in a single attack.

After witnessing that battle, Jessie noted that since they treat evil and justice as the same thing, that Lugarugan which is creepy and cool would be a perfect match for them. Musashi kept getting its name wrong though and kept calling it Luganga. Meowth said that Lugarugan was filled with extreme bloodthirst.

In Alola Pokémon League semifinals first match, Kiawe's Marowak battled against Gladion's Lycanroc (Midnight Form) as the first matchup. Marowak really couldn't find a way to counter Lycanroc's Stone Edge and was defeated by it. As the semifinals had 2 Pokémon on-hand, Kiawe's Turtonator came out and during the battle it learned the move Focus Blast and it was super effective against Gladion's Lycanroc, defeating it.

Alola League Finals - Last Battle Match-up

With Ash Ketchum and Gladion down to only one Pokémon each, Ash's Lycanroc (Dusk Form) and Gladion's Lycanroc (Midnight Form) battled each other in the last battle match-up to determine who would be the first Alola Pokémon League Champion. The day that Ash's Lycanroc (Dusk Form) evolved, Gladion’s Lycanroc was right there and from that moment on, there were real rival. In their previous battles, there were many battling strategies that Ash Ketchum used that Gladion didn’t know were possible. Counter played a huge role in this finals battle but Ash and Lycanroc knew that from the start. Ash's Lycanroc had increased its reflex speed after all the battles it had and it was able to avoid a lot of Stone Edge attacks. Gladion had trained with his Lycanroc to be able to break through Outrage's confusion by biting itself which surprised everyone. In the end though, it was a Counter against a Counter that allowed Ash's Lycanroc (Dusk Form) to defeat Gladion's Lycanroc (Midnight Form) and make Ash Ketchum the Alola Pokémon League Champion.
Known Moveset
Counter Type
First Seen: SM 27
Fought against and defeated a Kamex, which Rotom Zukan estimated to be 100 kilos, with a single blow.
Crunch Type
First Seen: SM 27
The Stone Edge and Crunch combo hit Iwanko but wasn't enough to knock it out.
Stone Edge Type
First Seen: SM 27
Took out all of Skull Gang in one hit!
Continental Crush Type
First Seen: SM 27
Sent Rocket Gang blasting off with this Z-Move.
Swords Dance Type
First Seen: SM 105
It sharply raised its Attack stat.
Outrage Type
First Seen: SM 105
After the Outrage ended, it became confused.
Devastating Drake Type
First Seen: SM 105
It was its new power and it surprised Ash in the Lycanroc's battle.
Series Title
SM 27 A Glaring Rivalry!出でよ!紅き眼差しルガルガン!!Come Forth, Lugarugan with the Crimson Look!!
SM 36 Trials and Determinations!ライチの大試練!一番ハードなポケモン勝負!!Lychee's Grand Trial! The Hardest Pokémon Match Ever!!
SM 37 イワンコといのちの遺跡の守り神!Iwanko and the Guardian Deity from the Ruins of Life!
SM 44 A Dream Encounter!サトシとほしぐも!不思議な出会い!!Satoshi and Starcloud! A Mysterious Encounter!!
SM 47 A Masked Warning!グラジオとシルヴァディ!戒めの仮面!!Gladio and Silvady! The Confinement Mask!!
SM 49 Mission: Total Recall!リーリエとシルヴァディ、よみがえる記憶!Lilie and Silvady: Memories Reborn!
SM 53 急げ!ルザミーネ救出大作戦!!Hurry Up! Operation: Rescue Lusamine!!
SM 54 輝けZパワーリング!超ゼンリョクの1000まんボルト!!Shine, Z-Power Ring! A Super Fully Powered 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt!!
SM 74 Tough Guy Trials!ちょーワルおやじはしまキング!?This Tough Old Geezer's the Island King?!
SM 75 Some Kind of Laziness!カプ・ブルル!ぐーたらモー特訓!!Kapu-Bulul! Intense Slacker Training!!
SM 87 Filling the Light with Darkness!アローラの危機!かがやきを喰らう闇!!Crisis in Alola! The Darkness that Eats Radiance!!
SM 88 Full Moon and Many Arms!ルナアーラ対UB:BLACK!満月の戦い!!Lunala VS UB: BLACK! A Battle at Full Moon!!
SM 90 未来へつなげ!かがやきさまの伝説!!Connect to the Future! The Legend of the Radiant One!!
SM 105 Showdown on Poni Island!ルガルガン決戦!サトシVSグラジオ!!Lugarugan Showdown! Satoshi VS Gladio!!
SM 108 カプ・レヒレの霧の中でIn Kapu-Rehire's Mist
SM 127 グラジオとリーリエ!父の幻影を追って!!Gladio and Lilie! Chasing a Father's Phantom!!
SM 128 開幕!アローラポケモンリーグ!!The Curtain Rises! The Alola Pokémon League!!
SM 132 ジュナイパーを攻略せよ!Overcome Junaiper!
SM 133 鳥上決戦!ブレイブバードVSゴッドバード!!A Birdacious Battle! Brave Bird VS Sky Attack!!
SM 134 みんなゼンリョク!準決勝への道!!Everyone's Fully Powered! The Road to the Semifinals!!
SM 135 準決勝!カキVSグラジオ!!The Semifinals! Kaki VS Gladio!!
SM 136 燃え上がる炎!ライバルはひとりじゃない!!Rising Fire! More Than One Rival!!
SM 137 無敗の帝王グズマ!Guzma the Undefeated!
SM 138 決勝戦!最強ライバル対決!!The Finals! The Ultimate Rival Showdown!!
SM 139 誕生!アローラの覇者!!He's Born! The Alolan League Winner!!
SM 140 アクジキング襲来!Zワザ大決戦!!Akuziking Attacks! The Decisive Z-Move Battle!!
SM 141 ファイナルバトル!サトシ対ククイ!!Final Battle! Satoshi VS Kukui!!
SM 144 アローラ最強のZ!カプ・コケコVSピカチュウ!!The Greatest Z in Alola! Kapu-Kokeko VS Pikachu!!
SM 146 ありがとうアローラ!それぞれの旅立ち!!Thank You, Alola! Respective Departures!!
PM2019 111 モーンとリーリエ、雪原の再会/Mohn and Lilie: A Reunion on the Tundra