Rhyperior (Pokémon)

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For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Rhyperior
Drill Pokémon
ドサイドン
Dosidon
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Rhyperior



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Rock
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Lightning Rod or Solid Rock Cacophony
Cacophony
Reckless
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
30 (8.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
7'10" 2.4 m
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Weight
623.5 lbs. 282.8 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
217
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
241
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
3
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
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Rhyperior (Japanese: ドサイドン Dosidon) is a dual-type Ground/Rock Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Rhydon when traded while holding a Protector. It is the final form of Rhyhorn.

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Evolution data for these details.)

Biology

Rhyperior is a large, brownish-gray Pokémon with two horns: a larger one on its nose, and smaller one above it. The upper horn is even smaller on a female Rhyperior. The larger horn is divided into three sections by two thin slanted rings, making the horn resemble a drill. Its hide is partially covered by orange, rocky plates on its head, shoulders, arms, waist, and knees, similar to that of the protector used to evolve it from Rhydon. The hide of Rhyperior's armor has a mysterious substance. It has blade-like protrusions on its elbows and has holes in the palms of its hands which work as cannons or guns. It has three blunt, gray fingers on each hand, two gray toes on each foot, and a club-like tail. Its eyes have red irises with what appears be two thick, rectangular rocks above each one, resembling heavy eyebrows.

Rhyperior is even stronger than Rhydon, although its brain structure is smaller. It can insert rocks and boulders into its arms through the holes in its hands and fire them as projectiles. Occasionally, it will insert and fire Geodude or Roggenrola by accident. Rhyperior has a very hard carapace; it can survive volcanic eruptions, cannot be scratched even by a masterwork sword, and deflect most incoming attacks. This can throw the opponent off balance before it drills into the foe. Rhyperior lives far up in the mountains.

Prior to Generation V and in Generation IX, Rhyperior is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Rock Wrecker.

Evolution

Rhyperior evolves from Rhydon and is the final form of Rhyhorn.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Rhyhorn
 Ground  Rock 

 
First evolution
Rhydon
 Ground  Rock 

 
Second evolution
Rhyperior
 Ground  Rock 

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
 Pt : #188
Johto
#—
Diamond It puts rocks in holes in its palms and uses its muscles to shoot them. Geodude are shot at rare times.
Pearl
Platinum It can launch a rock held in its hand like a missile by tightening then expanding its muscles instantly.
HeartGold From holes in its palms, it fires out Geodude. Its carapace can withstand volcanic eruptions.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It can launch a rock held in its hand like a missile by tightening then expanding muscles instantly.
White
Black 2 It can launch a rock held in its hand like a missile by tightening then expanding muscles instantly.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #052
Hoenn
#178
X From holes in its palms, it fires out Geodude. Its carapace can withstand volcanic eruptions.
Y It puts rocks in holes in its palms and uses its muscles to shoot them. Geodude are shot at rare times.
Omega Ruby From holes in its palms, it fires out Geodude. Its carapace can withstand volcanic eruptions.
Alpha Sapphire It puts rocks in holes in its palms and uses its muscles to shoot them. Geodude are shot at rare times.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#266
Galar
Isle of Armor #185
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#122
Sword It can load up to three projectiles per arm into the holes in its hands. What launches out of those holes could be either rocks or Roggenrola.
Shield It relies on its carapace to deflect incoming attacks and throw its enemy off balance. As soon as that happens, it drives its drill into the foe.
Brilliant Diamond It puts rocks in holes in its palms and uses its muscles to shoot them. On rare occasions, the Pokémon even shoots out Geodude.
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus This Pokémon evolved through use of a curious item. Its rocklike hide is composed of a mysterious substance and can withstand a blow from a masterwork sword with nary a scratch.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#7
Scarlet This Pokémon's sturdy carapace protects it from volcanic eruptions. It shoots round rocks from the holes in its hands.
Violet A Rhyperior's brain is smaller than a Rhydon's, but the Rhyperior is stronger because it spends more energy on battling and less on brainpower.


 
Rhyperior in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Rhydon
Platinum
Evolve Rhydon
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Rhydon
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Rhydon
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Rhydon
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Rhydon
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Rhydon
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Rhydon
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Rhydon
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Seat, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Potbottom Desert (Wanderer)
Fields of Honor (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Rhydon
Legends: Arceus
Crimson Mirelands: massive mass outbreaks
Cobalt Coastlands: Space-time distortions
Coronet Highlands: near Sacred Plaza  , massive mass outbreaks
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Deep Dark Crater (B1F-B14F), Shimmer Desert (5F-8F)
MD Sky
Deep Dark Crater (B1F-B14F), Shimmer Desert (5F-8F)
Ranger: SoA
Altru Tower (during mission)
Rumble
Rocky Cave
PokéPark Wii
Lava Zone
Ranger: GS
Rand's House
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Desert: Sunny Seashore
PokéPark 2
Crag Area
Conquest
Evolve Rhydon
Rumble U
Model Train Room: Rush Hour (Reward), Variety Battle: It's Drill Time! (Boss)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 2
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Surveillance Dunes (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Celebi Sea, Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Celebi SeaFinal, Garchomp SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Fainted Pokémon: Silver Trench, Lightning Field, Mt. Faraway
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Rhyperior Appears
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Fourth release)


Held items

Games Held items
Legends: Arceus
  Normal
Grit items by level
  Alpha
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
115
175 - 222 340 - 434
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
535
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/1
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/17 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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

Rhyperior is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 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
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
7575 Rock Wrecker Rock Physical 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rhyperior
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rhyperior
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008  TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM009  TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM010  TM010 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM031  TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM044  TM044 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM046  TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM053  TM053 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067  TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068  TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM069  TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM076  TM076 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM083  TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM089  TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM093  TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM099  TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104  TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM106  TM106 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM115  TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM121  TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM125  TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133  TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM134  TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM141  TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM142  TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150  TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156  TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM179  TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM186  TM186 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TM189  TM189 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM191  TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM207  TM207 Temper Flare Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM210  TM210 Supercell Slam Electric Physical 100100 095}}95% 15
TM215  TM215 Scorching Sands Ground Special 07070 100}}100% 10
TM220  TM220 Meteor Beam Rock Special 120120 090}}90% 10
TM222  TM222 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rhyperior
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Rhyperior
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 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
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Rhyperior
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rhyperior
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rhyperior
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 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 Rhyperior
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rhyperior
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 2
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Introduced by Gallade
Connected to: Onix, Bastiodon, Gallade
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal I'm a member of the legendary Team Raider! We never miss what we aim for!
Low HP (< 50%) What happened to my sturdy body...?
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:  
Ground
Field move: None
Browser entry R-151
It lets loose shock waves to attack. It also triggers rockfalls.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Rock
Field move:
(present)
 
(Tackle ×4)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-287
It triggers rockfalls and creates fissures to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 62
Base Attack: 82 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Rhyperior is the Attraction Chief of Rhyperior's Bumper Burn in the Lava Zone.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
  Strong:    Weak:   
PokéPark Pad entry:
He planned to participate in the Battle Tournament, but he missed the entry deadline. That's why he tried to steal the Bravery Beard
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★★★★ Move: Rock Wrecker
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Lightningrod
Ability 2: Bodyguard
Ability 3: Solid Rock
Defense: ★★★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves from Rhydon 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, Shingen, and Shizuka
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Flinch Attack
Briefly stops wild Pokémon from taking action.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ground
  Attack Power: 70 - 110   5

#536
 

Hyper Punch
Sometimes deals even more damage.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 251 Base Attack: 241 Base Defense: 190
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Mud-Slap, Smack Down
Charged Attacks: Surf, Earthquake, Stone Edge, Skull Bash*, Superpower*, Breaking Swipe*, Rock Wrecker, Frustration , Return 

Evolution data

Rhyperior evolves from Rhydon when traded while holding a Protector. Rhydon cannot evolve into Rhyperior in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, as Rhyperior is not present in those games. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Rhyperior evolves from Rhydon when exposed to a Protector.

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


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
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
Legends: Arceus
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Rhyperior images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

 
Rhyperior in the anime

Major appearances

Rhyperior made its main series debut in Challenging a Towering Figure!, under the ownership of Palmer. It was used during his battle against Ash. Using powerful attacks like Megahorn and its then-signature move, Rock Wrecker, it battled and defeated Grotle, even though Grotle swallowed his own Energy Ball to power up his moves. Rhyperior briefly reappeared alongside Palmer during the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In Piplup, Up and Away!, a Trainer's Rhyperior was angered when Dawn's Piplup ran into it. In a fit of anger, it retaliated with Flash Cannon.

In DPS02, Forrest used a Rhyperior to battle Nurse Joy and her Latias, but it lost.

In A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!, a Pokémon hunter used a Rhyperior to capture Meowth, Pumpkaboo, and Inkay. It was eventually stopped by Pumpkaboo, Inkay, Wobbuffet, Pikachu, and Fennekin.

In Analysis Versus Passion!, Remo used a Rhyperior, nicknamed Rhypo, in his Lumiose Conference battle against Alain's Charizard. It was soon defeated by Charizard's Dragon Claw.

In A Little Rocket R & R!, a Team Rocket Grunt's Rhyperior attacked the Resort Area. It reappeared in Nightfall? Nightmares! and A Midsummer Night's Light!.

An Alternate World Team Rocket Grunt's Rhyperior appeared in Showdown at the Gates of Warp!.

Minor appearances

Rhyperior debuted in the opening sequence of Giratina and the Sky Warrior, under the ownership of Brendan.

A Rhyperior appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In The Semi-Final Frontier!, a Trainer's Rhyperior went up against Tobias during the Lily of the Valley Conference finals. It battled his Darkrai off-screen, but as with the other five Pokémon owned by its Trainer, it was easily defeated by the Pitch-Black Pokémon.

In The Journalist from Another Region!, a Trainer's Rhyperior competed in the Pokémon Sumo Tournament on Harvest Island. It was eventually defeated by Ash's Pignite.

A soldier's Rhyperior appeared in a flashback in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!.

A Rhyperior appeared in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!.

A Rhyperior appeared in Whittle While You Work!, during a flashback where it battled against Cynthia's Garchomp.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP141 Rhyperior Ash's Pokédex Rhyperior, the Drill Pokémon and the evolved form of Rhydon. Rhyperior can concentrate strength in its body and expand, causing the stone in its hand to launch.
DP164 Rhyperior Dawn's Pokédex Rhyperior, the Drill Pokémon and the evolved form of Rhydon. Rhyperior can throw rocks at its enemies by tightening its arm muscles and launching them from the holes in its palms.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY063 Rhyperior Serena's Pokédex Rhyperior, the Drill Pokémon. Rhyperior launches rocks or Geodude from holes in its palms. Its shell-like covering can withstand a volcano's eruptions.

Pokémon Generations

A soldier's Rhyperior appeared in The Redemption, during a fantasy of a story from the past. It was one of the many Pokémon fighting in the great war of Kalos 3,000 years previously.

GOTCHA!

A Rhyperior briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Bertha.

Pokémon Evolutions

 
Rhyperior in Pokémon Evolutions

A Rhyperior appeared in The Rival under the ownership of Palmer. It was used as his third and final Pokémon in his Battle Tower battle against Barry. After defeating Barry's Staraptor with Rock Wrecker, it eventually lost to his Empoleon's Hydro Pump, giving Barry a hard-fought victory.

In the manga

 
Rhyperior in Pokémon Adventures

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

A Trainer's Rhyperior appeared in PBK3, where it fought Shin and took out most of his team.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Blue's Rhyperior

Sometime before Raising the Stakes with Rhyperior, Blue traded Silver his Rhydon after learning how to evolve him with a book written by Giovanni. He remained on Silver's team until sometime before Pinsir Glares, where he was revealed to have been returned to Blue.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

In A Battle Of Wills, Saturn has a Rhyperior that he uses to battle Hareta at Lake Valor.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

A Rhyperior appeared in The Green Scroll: Kenshin's Adventure, under the ownership of Shingen.

Pokémon Try Adventure

A Rhyperior appeared in TA07.

In the TCG

Main article: Rhyperior (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Rhyperior's design appears to be an amalgam drawing inspiration from a rhinoceros, kaiju genre, aspects of various dinosaurs (such as ceratopsids or Ankylosaurus in particular), bullet-resistant body armor vests, and cannon artillery. Its overall appearance also seems to allude to a proverbial miner sporting a mining drill, wrecking ball, safety vest, and hard hat.

Name origin

Rhyperior may be a combination of rhinoceros, rhyolite (a type of rock, referring to its Rock type), hyperion, and superior.

Dosidon may be a combination of 土 do (ground, soil), 怒 do (anger), or ど do- (prefix for very much), 犀 sai (rhinoceros), and -don (common suffix in dinosaur names derived from the Ancient Greek word for tooth).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ドサイドン Dosidon From do, do, or do, sai, and -don
  French Rhinastoc From rhinocéros and estoc or mastoc
  Spanish Rhyperior Same as English name
  German Rihornior From Rihorn and Senior
  Italian Rhyperior Same as English name
  Korean 거대코뿌리 Geodaekopuri From 거대 (巨大) geodae and 코뿌리 Koppuri or 코뿔소 koppulso
  Mandarin Chinese 超甲狂犀 Chāojiǎkuángxī*
超鐵暴龍 / 超铁暴龙 Chāotiěbàolóng*
From chāo, jiǎ, kuáng, and
From chāo, 鐵 / 铁 tiě, and 暴龍 / 暴龙 bàolóng
  Cantonese Chinese 超甲狂犀 Chīugaapkwòhngsāi*
超鐵暴龍 Chīutitbouhlùhng*
From chīu, gaap, kwòhng, and sāi
From chīu, tit, and 暴龍 bouhlùhng


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