Hariyama is a large, bulky Pokémon that is modeled after a sumo wrestler. It has narrow eyes and rounded ears. On its head is a short, triangular crest. Dark blue hair grows across the tops of its eyes, around the head crest, and extends down its back to form a long ponytail. The upper half of its body is cream-colored, while the lower half is dark blue. Yellow extensions encircle its waist, resembling a skirt. There is a small, orange half-circle marking in the center of its torso just above the skirt. Hariyama has large hands with three fingers and small, two-toed feet. Both its hands and feet are orange.
Hariyama's body consists mostly of muscle instead of fat. When its body tenses, its muscles become as hard as stone. It likes to match power with other big-bodied Pokémon, and can stomp the ground to build its own power. Trucks can be sent flying, telephone poles broken in two, and trains can even be stopped by its powerful slapping arms. They are kindhearted and practice etiquette, praising its battle opponents. As it grows older, it focuses more on training Makuhita. It is the only known Pokémon to know the move Smelling Salts. It lives in mountainous areas.
A Hariyama appeared in Pikachu's Island Adventure, where it, along with a Chatot and Exploud, assisted Meowth and his cronies in claiming an island and kicking out its current residents. As a result, Pikachu and his friends agreed to help the original resident Pokémon reclaim the island.
Hariyama, the Arm Thrust Pokémon. A Fighting type. Hariyama's impressive bulk is actually all muscle. When its muscles are flexed, they are hard as a rock. It is said that one hit from a Hariyama can send a 10-ton truck flying.
This concludes the entries from the Sun & Moon series.
Hariyama appears in Mashing Makuhita as the evolved form of Brawly's signature Pokémon. Despite the new-found power that it got from evolving during its Gym battle with Sapphire, it was unable to defeat Chic. Hariyama is later used when Brawly is attacked by Blaise of Team Magma.
A Hariyama appears with its Trainer at the Mini-game Corner in the X & Y chapter.
Hariyama and Hariteyama may be a combination of 張り手harite (an open-hand slap move in sumo), 張り合う hariau (to compete with), or 張り倒す haritaosu (to knock down), and 山 yama (mountain). Hariyama literally means 針山 (pincushion), and it is also a sumo ranking.
In other languages
From 張り手 harite, 張り合う hariau, 張り倒す haritaosu, 針山 hariyama, and 山 yama