- "I was just trying to protect you!"
- —Crunch trying to justify his actions to Dawn, The Dusk Wolf
Crunch the Lycanroc, formerly known as Pebble, is a character that appears in The Legend of Fox the Brave. Crunch is what's called a "half-Pack" Lycanroc, since his mother is a Sun Pack Midday Lycanroc and his father is a Moon Pack Midnight Lycanroc. Because of his overprotectiveness of his sister Dawn, Crunch is rivals for Boulder because he doesn't like the younger Lycanroc's interest in his sister, though this changed. His past is explored a bit in Hooper the Lycanroc's story Hidden Motives.
Crunch is a stocky male Dusk Lycanroc. He has orange-and-white fur, a bushy tail and mane, brown claws and rock-spikes. He has a long scar on his chest.
Crunch is aggressive, hot-headed, short-tempered, pushy, arrogant, stubborn, defensive, abrasive, and prickly. Despite his mean temper, he is fiercely loyal to his Team, his family, and his friends, has a friendly rivalry with his brother-in-law Boulder, and is a brilliant fighter.
Before the Series: Crunch-then known as Pebble-and his sister Dawn were brown to a female Midday Lycanroc in the Akala Sun Pack and a male Midnight Lycanroc who happened to be the leader of the Akala Moon Pack. A great battle broke out over them, leading to the death of their mother and their leader giving them up. Furious at this, Pebble ran off with his sister, and they soon learned about Dusk Lycanroc. Pebble was the first to evolve into it, choosing to change his name to Crunch.
The Dusk Wolf: Crunch first appears when Boulder meets him and Dawn shortly after leaving The Storming Base in an effort to understand his troubling visions. Crunch is noted to look very unfriendly, and becomes more and more cold as the journey goes on. Eventually, he disappears altogether, and is later seen in one of Boulder's visions going to Dr. Finitevus. Finally, he's seen apart of Lycus' Gang(sans Dallas), and gets into an argument with Dawn regarding his overprotectiveness. When a Storming Alliance patrol arrives and fights the Gang, a mortified Crunch runs away, never to be seen again.
Currently, Crunch's only known move is Rock Throw.
Crunch's current Ability is Tough Claws, but it may be changed if new Abilities are announced for Dusk Lycanroc.
Being a Dusk Lycanroc, Crunch has superhuman agility and durability.
Being a Rock-Type, Crunch is weak to Water, Ground, Fighting, and Steel-Type Pokemon; he Resists Normal, Rock, Flying, Fire, and Poison.
Crunch is Dawn's older brother, and is incredibly overprotective of her due to their sensitivity over their tragic upbringing. Dawn's free spirit has led to her developing a crush on visionary Lycanroc Boulder, who Crunch dislikes as a result.
Boulder is Dawn's love interest, and because of his desire to protect his sister, Crunch has developed a serious dislike of the younger wolf. He eventually overcame this, and became a fiercely loyal ally and friend of Boulder. They became friendly rivals, and Boulder knows he can rely on Crunch
Crunch only temporarily followed Finitevus in The Dusk Wolf. When he turned on the doctor, he became hostile towards him, later becoming a Storm Fighter.
Skye the Lycanroc
Skye met Crunch after joining the fractured warriors when they lived on hiding during the Great Rebellion, and eventually fell in love with him.
Nick and Luca
Nick and Luca are Crunch's sons. When the two brothers hatched, they were named after the older Lycanroc Finnick and Lucas, and thus chose their evolutions based off of the two elders.
Due to the Rule of the Worlds, Crunch is immune to the Metal Virus, as he is Alola-born
- Crunch was originally going to be a Midday Lycanroc unrelated to Dawn, and was going to be friends with a Jolteon named Havoc(after the Z-Move Gigavolt Havoc). Following the reveal of the Dusk Form, Crunch was made into a Dusk Lycanroc.
- Additionally, while Midday Form, Crunch was going to be his true name. When his backstory as Dusk Lycanroc was created, his name became Pebble, and he chose to change his name into Crunch after evolving.
- Crunch was originally going to be Boulder's rival for Dawn's love, but he was changed into Dawn's older brother.
- He remains Boulder's rival, however. This time, it is because of his overprotectiveness.