Rhyperior (Pokémon)

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



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Type
Ground Rock
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
7'10" 2.4 m
Rhyperior
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Weight
623.5 lbs. 282.8 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
217
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
241
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Rhyperior
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HP
3
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
Shape
Body06.png
Footprint
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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.

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. 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 can insert rocks and boulders into its arms through the holes in its hands and then fire them like bullets, as seen with its former signature move, Rock Wrecker. However, it will occasionally insert and fire Geodude or Roggenrola by accident. Rhyperior has a very hard carapace; it can survive volcanic eruptions and deflect incoming attacks. This can throw the opponent off-balance before it drills into the foe. Rhyperior lives far up in the mountains.

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 its own Energy Ball to power up its 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. It then 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 a 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 again in JN074.

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 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!.

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.

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 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)

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
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.


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
Fields of Honor (Max Raid Battle)


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
Shuffle
Event: Rhyperior Appears
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Fourth release)
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Surveillance Dunes (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Celebi Sea, Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Celebi SeaFinal, Garchomp SeaFinal


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 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:
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
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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
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
TR70  TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
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 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
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 Rhyperior 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 Rhyperior in that game.
  • 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 tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
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 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
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 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
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 Rhyperior
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rhyperior
  • × 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 Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 2
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: E
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 Stamina: 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*, Rock Wrecker

Evolution

 
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
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Trivia

  • Rhyperior and its pre-evolved form share their category with Nidoking and Nidoqueen. They are all known as the Drill Pokémon.

Origin

Rhyperior's design appears to be an amalgam drawing inspiration from a rhinoceros, 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, safety vest, and hard hat.

Name origin

Rhyperior is probably a combination of rhinoceros, hyperion, and superior. Rhy may also derive from the igneous rock called rhyolite, alluding to Rhyperior's Ground/Rock type combination.

Dosidon may be a combination of 土 do (ground/soil), 怒 do (anger), or ど do (prefix that makes a noun sound stronger), サイ sai (rhinoceros), and don (Ancient Greek for tooth, commonly used in the names of dinosaurs).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ドサイドン Dosidon From 土 do (ground/soil), 怒 do (anger), or ど do (prefix that makes a noun sound stronger), サイ sai (rhinoceros), and don (Ancient Greek for tooth, commonly used in the names of dinosaurs)
  French Rhinastoc From Rhinocéros and estoc, or from the colloquial mastoc
  Spanish Rhyperior Same as English name
  German Rihornior From Rihorn and Senior
  Italian Rhyperior Same as English name
  Korean 거대코뿌리 Geodaekopuri From 거대 geodae and 코뿌리 Koppuri (Rhydon's Korean name)
  Cantonese Chinese 超鐵暴龍 Chīutitbouhlùhng Same as Mandarin name.
  Mandarin Chinese 超鐵暴龍 / 超铁暴龙 Chāotiěbàolóng Literally "Super iron Tyrannosaurus".


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