Rhydon (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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
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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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Weight
264.6 lbs. 120.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
204
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
170
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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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 while holding a Protector.

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 Rhydon's 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 a 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 they have 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

Main series

 
Rhydon in the anime

Major appearances

In Riddle Me This, Blaine used a Rhydon during his Gym battle against Ash. 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.

In The Battle of the Badge, Giovanni loaned his Rhydon to Jessie, James, and Meowth while putting 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.

In Bound For Trouble, a giant Rhydon was living on Fairchild Island. Its size was due to the excessive amount of available food on the island.

In Right On, Rhydon!, a Rhydon unique for its strength and its ability to know Surf was sought by Pietra, but she needed a surfing Pokémon to accomplish this task. Pietra eventually caught Rhydon after rescuing it from Team Rocket.

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

In Bibarel Gnaws Best!, the head engineer used a Rhydon to drill out rocks for a bridge under construction, but it was attacked by a Bibarel. When Bibarel was cornered, Ash's Pikachu used Iron Tail to defeat Rhydon.

In Meloetta and the Undersea Temple!, a Team Rocket Grunt used a Rhydon and a Golem to capture Meloetta, but they were stopped by Ridley and his Golurk. Though the full battle wasn't shown onscreen, Rhydon was apparently defeated by Golurk.

In A Crackling Raid Battle!, Jessie pulled a Rhydon from the Rocket Prize Master and used it in a Raid Battle against Zapdos.

Minor appearances

In Island of the Giant Pokémon, a mechanical Rhydon was a part of Pokémon Land.

Rhydon debuted in the banned episode EP035, where one was in the Safari Zone.

Rhydon made its English dub debut in Showdown at Dark City as one of the Kaz Gym's Pokémon.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, a Rhydon was living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Friends to the End, Assunta used a Rhydon to battle Ritchie's Zippo.

In In the Pink, multiple pink Rhydon appeared were living at Pinkan Island.

In Shell Shock!, an expedition crew led by Nurse Joy looking for Kabuto Fossils used two Rhydon.

In Misty Meets Her Match, a Rhydon was exercising at the Trovita Gym.

In The Power of One, a Rhydon sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

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

In The Rivalry Revival, multiple Rhydon were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Ring Masters, a Rhydon competed in Rikishii Town Sumo Conference.

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.

In Johto Photo Finish, Jon Dickson's Rapidash defeated a Trainer's Rhydon to win the Silver Conference.

In Celebi and Joy!, a demolition crew used a Rhydon for a construction project.

In Beg, Burrow and Steal, a Rhydon lived in an underground paradise.

A Coordinator's Rhydon appeared in Mean With Envy.

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

In Numero Uno Articuno, a Rhydon was living at the Battle Factory.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, multiple Rhydon were part of the feuding armies that were eventually placated by Sir Aaron in the past.

In Harley Rides Again, a Coordinator's Rhydon competed in the Wisteria Town Pokémon Contest.

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

In Arrival of a Rival!, a Coordinator's Rhydon competed in the Jubilife City Contest.

In The Rise of Darkrai, a Rhydon was hit by Darkrai's Dark Void.

In Glory Blaze!, a Trainer's Rhydon competed in the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition.

In I Choose You!, a Rhydon fell under the control of Marshadow.

A Rhydon attacked Dawn and Chloe in JN074.

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.

Pokémon Origins

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

In File 4: Charizard, Blue's Rhydon battled Red's Lapras and lost.

Pokémon Generations

In The Challenger, Blue used a Rhydon during his Indigo League battle against Agatha, where it went up against 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.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In Letter, a Rhydon was with Bea.

In Training, a Rhydon was in the Wild Area.

GOTCHA!

A Rhydon briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Blue.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Similar to her anime counterpart, Pietra recently caught a Rhydon. It appeared in The Grand Rhydon Plan.

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

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

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Blue's Rhydon

Rhydon debuted in Raging Rhydon under the ownership of Koga. It was 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-panel 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.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Rhydon appeared in Let's Aim For The Goal!.

A Trainer's Rhydon appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Giovanni has a Rhydon, which he used in his Gym battle against Red in Get The Last Badge!!.

A Rhydon appeared in The Ancient Pokémon Discovery!.

Pokémon Zensho

Giovanni's Rhydon was Satoshi's opponent for his final Gym battle in PZ09. It went up against his Charizard and was defeated.

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
Generation VIII Galar
#265
Galar
Isle of Armor #184
Sword It begins walking on its hind legs after evolution. It can punch holes through boulders with its horn.
Shield Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit.


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 RoadMorningDay
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
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 10, Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage
Bridge Field, Giant's Seat, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness (Wanderer)
Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Fields of Honor (Max Raid Battle)
Potbottom Desert (Wanderer)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)


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)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Celebi Sea, Garchomp Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Arceus Sea, Celebi SeaFinal, Garchomp SeaFinal


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue*   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 VIII, 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

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15
011 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
1515 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
2020 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2525 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
3030 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 09090% 10
3535 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 09595% 10
4040 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4747 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
5454 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
6161 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
6868 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM02  TM02 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM03  TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM04  TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM54  TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM64  TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM66  TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM67  TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68  TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM96  TM96 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM99  TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21  TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR28  TR28 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR87  TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TR88  TR88 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR94  TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TR99  TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 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 breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
   
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
      
   
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
     Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
   Guard Split Psychic Status —% 10
      Metal Burst Steel Physical 100% 10
  Rock Polish Rock Status —% 20
      Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Rhydon in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Block Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Chip Away × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Crush Claw Normal Physical 07575 095}}95% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 050}}50% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Fissure Ground Physical 0000 030}}30% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Leer Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Magnitude × Ground Physical 0000 100}}100% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Climb × Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 090}}90% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rollout Rock Physical 03030 090}}90% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rototiller × Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Submission Fighting Physical 08080 080}}80% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Water Gun Water Special 04040 100}}100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 050}}50% 5
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:  
Ground
Field move:    
(Crush ×3)
Loops: 8 Min. exp.: 45 Max. exp.: 65
Browser entry R-063
Rhydon hurls big boulders that can shatter Rock Walls.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:  
Ground
Field move:  
(Tackle ×3)
Browser entry R-150
It throws around its body in a rampage. It rams to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 60
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
  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: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ground
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#535
 

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


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

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Rhyhorn
 Ground  Rock 
 
Level 42
 
First evolution
Rhydon
 Ground  Rock 
  +  
Trade
holding Protector
 
Second evolution
Rhyperior
 Ground  Rock 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
   
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Trivia

 
Early sketches of Rhydon

Origin

Rhydon was created with a Kaiju monster motif.[1]. It's design appears draw inspiration from 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
  Japanese サイドン Sidon From sai and don
  French Rhinoféros From rhinocéros and féroce
  Spanish Rhydon Same as English name
  German Rizeros Corruption of Rhinozeros
  Italian Rhydon Same as English name
  Korean 코뿌리 Koppuri Literally "Nose horn" or from 코뿔소
  Cantonese Chinese 鐵甲暴龍 Titgaapbouhlùhng Means "Armored Tyrannosaurus"
  Mandarin Chinese 鐵甲暴龍 / 铁甲暴龙 Tiějiǎbàolóng Means "Armored Tyrannosaurus"


Related articles

External links


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