The evolution of most Pokémon is a pretty straightforward ordeal. Once they reach a certain level, they’ll transform into their next stage. That said, there’s a significant subset of Pokémon for whom it isn’t that simple. Some need the help of special stones, or they need to have a certain happiness level, or they need to be traded while holding a certain item, or other specific conditions like that.
Probably the most famous example of unconventional evolution patterns from Pokémon Sun and Moon is the Rockruff/Lycanroc family. Rockruff will evolve into the Midday Form of Lycanroc when it reaches level 25, but only if it happens during the day in Pokémon Sun. Or, it will evolve into the Midnight Form at level 25 at night in Pokémon Moon. Now, Nintendo has confirmed that there is soon to be a third form of Lycanroc, called Dusk Form Lycanroc, which is so far pretty mysterious (via Polygon).
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) August 5, 2017
The new orange Lycanroc can’t be achieved “by ordinary methods, such as discovering the mysterious Pokémon in the wild,” the announcement says, but that’s about all we know. Maybe getting one will be similar to evolving Rockruff into the other forms, or perhaps, since it’s a late addition to the Rockruff family tree, it will be something else entirely.
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