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Rhydon (Pokémon)

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Rhyhorn #111: Rhyhorn
Pokémon
#113: Chansey Chansey
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Rhydon (disambiguation).
Rhydon
Drill Pokémon
サイドン
Sidon
#112
Rhydon



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Type
Ground Rock
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Lightning Rod or Rock Head Cacophony
Cacophony
Reckless
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
6'03" 1.9 m
Rhydon
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
264.6 lbs. 120.0 kg
Rhydon
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#112
Kanto
#212
Johto
#177
Hoenn
#187
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#051
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-063
Fiore
R-150
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
204
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
170
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Rhydon
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F112.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
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Rhydon (Japanese: サイドン Sidon) is a dual-type Ground/Rock Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Rhyhorn starting at level 42 and evolves into Rhyperior when traded holding a Protector.

Contents

Biology

Rhydon using Surf

Rhydon is a large, gray, bipedal Pokémon with features similar to both dinosaurs and rhinoceroses. It has narrow, red eyes and two fangs in its upper jaw. On the tip of its snout is a cream-colored horn, which is smaller on a female than a male. There are several other spikes and projections on its head: on top is spike that curves forward, two triangular points resembling ears on the sides, a wide, wavy crest under each ear, and spiky ridges on each cheek. It has a cream-colored abdomen divided into strips by thin divots. A rocky plate on its chest slightly overlaps its abdomen. There is a row of spikes down its back, and has a long tail with thin, black stripes.

Rhydon is a physically powerful Pokémon. It is recorded as being able to topple buildings with a sweeping blow of its tail, and its horn is able to bore through solid rock and shatter diamonds. Its armor-like hide protects it from heat and physical blows. It is stated to be capable of passing unscathed through streams of magma and withstanding a direct blow from a cannonball without being harmed. However, because of this tough hide, it is insensitive. Despite its well-developed brain, it can be forgetful. Rhydon lives in rough terrain.

In the anime

In the main series

Rhydon in the anime

Major appearances

A Rhydon appeared in Riddle Me This, under the ownership of Blaine. Blaine used Rhydon against Ash during a Gym battle. It briefly battled Charizard who then refused to battle. While normally tough against Electric attacks, Rhydon was defeated when Pikachu struck Rhydon's horn, which acted like a lightning rod. It reappeared in a flashback in Volcanic Panic.

A Rhydon appeared in The Battle of the Badge, under the ownership of Giovanni. He loaned it to Jessie, James, and Meowth after he put them in charge of the Viridian Gym. It was subsequently used in their battle against Ash, where it was defeated by Pidgeotto and then Pikachu.

A giant Rhydon appeared in Bound For Trouble as a resident of Fairchild Island. Its size was due to there being excessive quantities of food on the island.

A Rhydon appeared in Right On, Rhydon!, where it was unique for its strength and its ability to know Surf. As a result, Pietra sought to catch it, but she needed a surfing Pokémon to accomplish this task. Pietra eventually caught Rhydon after rescuing it from Team Rocket.

A Rhydon appeared in Tag! We're It...!, under the ownership of a Scientist. Pikachu and Chimchar battled it and a Magmar belonging to an Ace Trainer during the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition. Rhydon had Lightning Rod, which left Pikachu's Electric attacks useless, but Pikachu was able to defeat Rhydon with Iron Tail.

A Rhydon appeared in Bibarel Gnaws Best!, under the ownership of the head engineer. It was used in order to drill out rocks for the bridge, but the Drill Pokémon was quickly attacked and defeated by a Bibarel. When Bibarel was cornered, Ash's Pikachu used Iron Tail to finish Rhydon off for good.

A Rhydon appeared in Meloetta and the Undersea Temple!, under the ownership of a Team Rocket Grunt. It was used alongside a Golem to capture Meloetta, but it was stopped from doing so by Ridley and his Golurk. Though the full battle wasn't shown onscreen, Rhydon was apparently defeated by Golurk.

Minor appearances

A mechanical Rhydon appeared in Island of the Giant Pokémon as a part of Pokémon Land.

Rhydon physically debuted in the banned episode EP035, as one of the Pokémon seen in the Safari Zone.

Rhydon made its English dub debut in Showdown at Dark City, under the ownership of one of the Trainers at Kaz Gym.

A Rhydon appeared in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, where it was among the Pokémon living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

A Rhydon appeared in Friends to the End, under the ownership of Assunta. It was used to battle Ritchie's Zippo.

Multiple pink Rhydon appeared in In the Pink as residents of Pinkan Island.

Two Rhydon appeared in Shell Shock!, under the ownership of an expedition crew led by Nurse Joy, which was looking for Kabuto Fossils.

A Rhydon made a cameo appearance in Misty Meets Her Match, under the ownership of Rudy. It was one of the Pokémon seen at the Trovita Gym.

A Rhydon appeared in The Power of One.

A Rhydon appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

Multiple Rhydon appeared in The Rivalry Revival, where they were among the Pokémon living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

A Rhydon appeared in Ring Masters as one of the Pokémon competing in the Pokémon Sumo Wrestling tournament.

A Rhydon appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.

A Rhydon appeared in Extreme Pokémon!, under the ownership of a participant in the Extreme Pokémon Race.

A Rhydon appeared in a flashback in Pop Goes The Sneasel.

A Trainer's Rhydon appeared in Johto Photo Finish. It was the last Pokémon that Jon Dickson's Rapidash had to beat in order to win the Silver Conference Trophy.

A Rhydon appeared in Celebi and Joy!, under the ownership of a demolition crew. The demolition crew was eventually changed into a construction crew due to Ritchie changing the past.

A Rhydon appeared in Beg, Burrow and Steal.

A Coordinator's Rhydon appeared in Mean With Envy.

A Trainer's Rhydon appeared in A Judgment Brawl and Choose It or Lose It!.

A Rhydon made a cameo appearance in Numero Uno Articuno, under the ownership of Noland. It was among the Pokémon residing at the Battle Factory.

Multiple Rhydon appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as part of the feuding armies.

A Coordinator's Rhydon appeared in Harley Rides Again, where it was participating in the Wisteria Town Pokémon Contest.

A Trainer's Rhydon appeared in The Ole' Berate and Switch!.

A Coordinator's Rhydon appeared in Arrival of a Rival!, where it was participating in the Jubilife City Contest.

A Rhydon made a small appearance in The Rise of Darkrai as one of the Pokémon Darkrai hit with a Dark Void.

A Trainer's Rhydon appeared in Glory Blaze! as a participant in the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition.

A Rhydon appeared in I Choose You!, where it was among the Pokémon that were under the control of Marshadow.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP058 Rhydon Ash's Pokédex Rhydon, the evolved form of Rhyhorn. It is known as the Drill Pokémon. Its large horn gives it formidable attack power.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In Pokémon Origins

Giovanni used a Rhydon in File 3: Giovanni to battle against Red's Charizard and lost.

Blue's Rhydon was briefly seen in File 4: Charizard where it battled Red's Lapras and lost.

In Pokémon Generations

Blue owns a Rhydon, which appeared in The Challenger. He used it during his Indigo League battle against Agatha, where it was seen taking on her Arbok and Gengar. It managed to defeat Arbok, but it is unclear if it won against Gengar as well, for the outcome of that battle was never shown onscreen. Whatever the case, Blue eventually managed to defeat Agatha, allowing him to progress to Lance's room.

Two soldiers' Rhydon appeared in The Redemption, during a fantasy of a story from the past. They were seen petrified after the ultimate weapon was used by AZ to end the great war of Kalos 3,000 years previously.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Blue's Rhydon

Rhydon debuts in Raging Rhydon under the ownership of Koga. It is forced to evolve by its Trainer with a mysterious injection, being the first evolution shown in the manga due to Red's Poliwhirl and Blue's Charmander evolving off-screen at the time.

Later in Tauros the Tyrant, a Team Rocket Grunt used a Rhydon in an attempt to catch Green.

In A Tale of Ninetales, a wild Rhydon attacked two of Blue's fan girls.

A Rhydon appeared in Long Live the Nidoqueen!?, under the ownership of Giovanni. He used its Fissure to trap Red.

In How Do You Do, Sudowoodo?, Gold encounters a wild Rhydon during his race with Whitney. It was hunting down a Sudowoodo, and kidnapped Whitney when she interfered with her Miltank, breaking her arm in the process. Gold tells Sudowoodo to stand up for itself and, with assistance from his billiard cue, helps Sudowoodo defeat the Rhydon with a strong punch to the gut.

In Rock, Paper...Scizor, Blue catches a Rhydon outside the Viridian Gym. He uses him to defeat Chuck in Heckled by Hitmontop, as well as Orm in Don't Doubt Deoxys. Near the end of the FireRed and LeafGreen saga, Blue remarks on a footnote Giovanni included in his handbook: Rhydon possibly possessed a stronger form. This is a reference to Rhydon's new evolved form, Rhyperior, an evolution that succeeded in occurring thanks to Silver's knowledge of Pokémon trading, resulting in the same Rhydon, as Rhyperior, being on hand with him until being returned to Blue later on.

A Rhydon appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z, under the ownership of an Ace Trainer.

A Trainer's Rhydon appeared in Clobbering Claydol.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Giovanni's Rhydon was Satoshi's opponent for his final Gym battle. It went up against his Charizard and was defeated.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Giovanni's Rhydon was used in the Gym battle against Red in Get The Last Badge!!.

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Gary has a Rhydon which was sent out with his other Pokémon to battle the giant Slowpoke in Ash vs. Gary.

In the TCG

Main article: Rhydon (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#112
Red Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees.
Blue
Yellow Walks on its hind legs. Shows signs of intelligence. Its armor-like hide even repels molten lava.
Stadium Protected by an armor-like hide, it can survive in lava over 3,600 degrees. Its horn can bore holes through boulders.
Generation II Johto
#207
Gold Its rugged hide protects it from even the heat of lava. However, the hide also makes it insensitive.
Silver Its brain developed when it began walking on hind legs. Its thick hide protects it even in magma.
Crystal By lightly spinning its drill-like horn, it can easily shatter even a diamond in the rough.
Stadium 2 Its rugged hide protects it from even the heat of lava. However, the hide also makes it insensitive.
Generation III Hoenn
#170
Kanto
#112
Ruby Rhydon's horn can crush even uncut diamonds. One sweeping blow of its tail can topple a building. This Pokémon's hide is extremely tough. Even direct cannon hits don't leave a scratch.
Sapphire Rhydon has a horn that serves as a drill. It is used for destroying rocks and boulders. This Pokémon occasionally rams into streams of magma, but the armor-like hide prevents it from feeling the heat.
Emerald Its horn, which rotates like a drill, destroys tall buildings with one strike. It stands on its hind legs, and its brain is well developed.
FireRed It begins walking on its hind legs after evolution. It can punch holes through boulders with its horn.
LeafGreen Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees.
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #187
Johto
#212
Diamond Its brain developed after it stood up on its hind legs. Its drill horn bores tunnels through solid rock.
Pearl
Platinum Standing on its hind legs freed its forelegs and made it smarter. It is very forgetful, however.
HeartGold Its rugged hide protects it from even the heat of lava. However, the hide also makes it insensitive.
SoulSilver Its brain developed when it began walking on hind legs. Its thick hide protects it even in magma.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Standing on its hind legs freed its forelegs and made it smarter. It is very forgetful, however.
White
Black 2 Standing on its hind legs freed its forelegs and made it smarter. It is very forgetful, however.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #051
Hoenn
#177
X Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit.
Y It begins walking on its hind legs after evolution. It can punch holes through boulders with its horn.
Omega Ruby Rhydon's horn can crush even uncut diamonds. One sweeping blow of its tail can topple a building. This Pokémon's hide is extremely tough. Even direct cannon hits don't leave a scratch.
Alpha Sapphire Rhydon has a horn that serves as a drill. It is used for destroying rocks and boulders. This Pokémon occasionally rams into streams of magma, but the armor-like hide prevents it from feeling the heat.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#112
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu Its brain developed when it began walking on its hind legs. Its armor-like hide even repels molten lava.
Let's Go Eevee

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Cerulean Cave
Trade Golduck at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Generation II
Gold Silver
Trade Dragonair in Blackthorn City
Crystal
Victory Road
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Rhyhorn
Emerald
Evolve Rhyhorn
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Rhyhorn
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 227 and 228, Stark Mountain
Platinum
Routes 227 and 228, Victory Road, Stark Mountain
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Rhyhorn
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Rhyhorn
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Rock)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Rhyhorn
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Rhyhorn
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Rhyhorn
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Victory Road, Cerulean Cave

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Rhyhorn
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Rhyhorn
Trozei!
Endless Level 15, Forever Level 64, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Rhyhorn
Ranger
Jungle Relic
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-10F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (1F-10F)
Ranger: SoA
Volcano Cave, Haruba Desert, Altru Tower
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode B & S, Advanced Mode C & A)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Desert: Sunny Seashore
Conquest
Terrera, Cragspur
Rumble U
Variety Battle: It's Drill Time!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 2
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 381
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Rock Chasm (All Areas, Entrance Boss)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Silver Leaf Silver Leaf (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
105
165 - 212 320 - 414
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
485
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 45.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/2 ★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

By leveling up
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
011 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
011 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
077 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
1212 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
1919 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
2424 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 09595% 10
3131 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3636 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
4848 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
5454 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
6767 Horn Drill Normal Physical 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rhydon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rhydon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
By TM/HM
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM03Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM03 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM05Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM05 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM07Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM07 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM10Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM10 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM12Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM12 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM13Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM13 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM15Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM15 Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM17Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM17 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM19Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM19 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM23 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM26Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM26 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM27Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM27 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM31Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM31 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM34Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM34 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM36Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM36 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM37Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM37 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM38Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM38 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM39Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM39 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM41Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM41 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM46Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM46 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM47Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM47 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM49Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM49 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TM51Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM51 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM55Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM55 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM56Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM56 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM57Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM57 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM58Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM58 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TM60Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM60 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rhydon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rhydon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
By a prior evolution
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rhydon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rhydon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

By leveling up
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
Evo.Evo. Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
011 Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
011 Horn Drill Normal Physical 0000 03030% 5
011 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
011 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
055 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
099 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
1313 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15
1717 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
2121 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
2525 Chip Away Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
2929 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 09090% 10
3333 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 09595% 10
3737 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4141 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
4848 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
5555 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
6262 Horn Drill Normal Physical 0000 03030% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rhydon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rhydon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
By TM/HM
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM23Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM24Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM37Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM52Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM67Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM67 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 —}}—% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM69Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM71Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM75Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM84Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM94Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rhydon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rhydon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
By breeding
Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucarioLycanrocMudbray
Mudsdale
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateArbokGrowlithe
SnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrGirafarigSnubbull
GranbullHoundourHoundoomLarvitarPupitarTyranitar
PoochyenaMightyenaExploudMawileSeviperWalrein
TurtwigGrotleTorterraBidoofBibarelShinx
LuxioLuxrayFloatzelGarchompHippopotasHippowdon
PatratWatchogLillipupHerdierStoutlandPansage
PansearPanpourSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggy
ScraftyDruddigonLitleoPyroarPanchamPangoro
TyruntTyrantrumAvaluggYungoosGumshoosRockruff
LycanrocLycanroc
Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
SandslashZangoose Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingNumelCameruptTorkoal
TurtwigGrotleTorterraBidoofBibarelBergmite
Avalugg
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
DunsparceGibleGabiteGarchomp Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardArbokGrowlitheArcanine
FlareonSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomDonphan
TyranitarMightyenaExploudManectricGarchompHippowdon
StoutlandDarumakaDarmanitanLitleoPyroarLitten
TorracatIncineroar
Fire Fang Fire Physical 65 95% 15
SpindaShieldon Guard Split* Psychic Status —% 10
ArbokTotodileCroconawFeraligatrSnubbullGranbull
PiloswineMamoswineTyranitarMightyenaExploudWalrein
FloatzelHippowdonGlaceonStoutlandBergmiteAvalugg
Ice Fang Ice Physical 65 95% 15
AronLaironAggron Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
SandshrewSandslashDiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrio
DonphanNumelCamerupt
Magnitude Ground Physical 100% 30
SandslashAronLaironAggronShieldonBastiodon Metal Burst Steel Physical 100% 10
GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfoo
MienshaoBouffalantLycanrocPassimian
Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
ScraggyScraftyDruddigonRockruffLycanrocLycanroc Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
DugtrioDugtrioLinooneBibarelLopunnyWatchog
ExcadrillDiggersbyMudbrayMudsdale
Rototiller Ground Status —% 10
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseAvalugg Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
ArbokArcanineJolteonSnubbullGranbullHoundoom
DonphanTyranitarMightyenaExploudElectrikeManectric
ShinxLuxioLuxrayHippowdonStoutland
Thunder Fang Electric Physical 65 95% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Rhydon in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Rhydon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rhydon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rhydon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
By tutoring
Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M US UM Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
S M US UM Block Normal Status —% 5
S M US UM Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 85 100% 10
S M US UM Drill Run Ground Physical 80 95% 10
S M US UM Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
S M US UM Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
S M US UM Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
S M US UM Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
S M US UM Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
S M US UM Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
S M US UM Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
S M US UM Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
S M US UM Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20
S M US UM Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
S M US UM Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
S M US UM Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
S M US UM Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 75 100% 10
S M US UM Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
S M US UM Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
S M US UM Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Rhydon can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Rhydon cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rhydon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rhydon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
By a prior evolution
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rhydon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rhydon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin112.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS112.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani112.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP112.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Safari
Phrases
51%-100% HP There's nothing I can't punch my horn through!
26%-50% HP This is tough going. Already, my HP's gone to half.
1%-25% HP I'm about done... I have no energy left...
Level up Yes! I finally leveled! My horn's hardness went up, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP112.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist: Ground PA.png
Ground
Field move: Crush fm.pngCrush fm.pngCrush fm.png
(Crush ×3)
Loops: 8 Min. exp.: 45 Max. exp.: 65
Browser entry
Rhydon hurls big boulders that can shatter Rock Walls.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist: Ground PA.png
Ground
Field move: Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Browser entry
It throws around its body in a rampage. It rams to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Conquest
PCP112.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Drill Run
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Lightningrod
Ability 2: Bodyguard
Ability 3: Jagged Edge
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves from Rhyhorn when its Attack is 108 or higher
Evolves into Rhyperior after knocking out a Warrior's Pokémon in a manner that allows recruitment, while its own Warrior is equipped with a Protector
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Masatoyo and Shizuka
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT112.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ground
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#535
Shuffle112.png

Power of 4
Increases damage when you make a match of four.


Pokémon GO
GO112.png Base Stamina: 233 Base Attack: 222 Base Defense: 171
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Rhyhorn Candy 100 + GO Sinnoh Stone.png 1
Fast Attacks: Mud-Slap, Rock Smash
Charged Attacks: Earthquake, Stone Edge, Surf*
Megahorn*

Evolution

111Rhyhorn.png
Unevolved
Rhyhorn
 Ground  Rock 
Rare Candy
Level 42
112Rhydon.png
First evolution
Rhydon
 Ground  Rock 
Protector
Trade
holding Protector
464Rhyperior.png
Second evolution
Rhyperior
 Ground  Rock 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 112.png Spr b g1 112.png Spr 1y 112.png Spr b g1 112.png Spr 1g 112.png Spr b g1 112.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 112.png Spr b 2g 112.png Spr 2s 112.png Spr b 2g 112.png Spr 2c 112.png Spr b 2c 112.png
Spr 2g 112 s.png Spr b 2g 112 s.png Spr 2s 112 s.png Spr b 2g 112 s.png Spr 2c 112 s.png Spr b 2g 112 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 112.png Spr b 3r 112.png Spr 3e 112.png Spr b 3r 112.png Spr 3f 112.png Spr b 3r 112.png
Spr 3r 112 s.png Spr b 3r 112 s.png Spr 3e 112 s.png Spr b 3r 112 s.png Spr 3f 112 s.png Spr b 3f 112 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
112MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Rhydon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Early sketches of Rhydon

Origin

It appears to draw much of its inspiration from a rhinoceros and some aspects of various dinosaurs, such as ceratopsids.

Name origin

Rhydon may be a combination of rhinoceros and don. Rhy may also derive from the igneous rock called rhyolite, alluding to Rhydon's Ground/Rock type combination. Don, from the Latin dominus, may emphasize Rhydon's being the final evolution of its line (pre-Generation IV), as it is a title akin to lord in several Romance languages; -odon, ultimately from ὀδούς, the ancient Greek word for tooth, is a suffix commonly used in dinosaur names, and so Rhydon's name could be a reference to those prehistoric creatures as well.

Sidon is a combination of 犀 sai (rhinoceros) and don.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese サイドン Sidon From sai and don
France Flag.png French Rhinoféros From rhinocéros and féroce
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rhydon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Rizeros Corruption of Rhinozeros
Italy Flag.png Italian Rhydon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 코뿌리 Koppuri Literally "Nose horn" or from 코뿔소
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 鐵甲暴龍 Titgaapbouhlùhng Means "Armored Tyrannosaurus"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 鐵甲暴龍 / 铁甲暴龙 Tiějiǎbàolóng Means "Armored Tyrannosaurus"


Related articles

External links


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