"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 male Dusk Lycanroc that appears in the newest The Legend of Fox the Brave story, The Dusk Wolf as Boulder the Lycanroc's rival. 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.


Being a Dusk form Lycanroc, Crunch resembles an orange Midday Lycanroc with green eyes and a Midnight Lycanroc's mane.


Crunch was initially very aggressive, mean, snide, and very overprotective of Dawn, but eventually overcame this to come a loyal, respectful, and fierce warrior as well as a caring uncle and father.


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.


Dawn the Lycanroc

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 the Lycanroc

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

Dr. Finitevus

Crunch secretly snuck off to join Finitevus out of a desire to protect his sister and get rid of Boulder. This plan went askew when Finitevus had Lycus' Gang raid Angel Island, attracting the attention of a Storming Alliance patrol.

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.


As Rockruff
Midday Lycanroc
As Midday Lycanroc
Dusk Lycanroc
As Dusk Lycanroc


Original Concepts

  • 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.
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