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Revision as of 14:27, 7 February 2013

Rhyhorn #111: Rhyhorn
Pokémon
#113: Chansey Chansey
Rhydon
サイドン Sidon
#112
112Rhydon.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Ground Rock
Category
Drill Pokémon
Abilities
Lightningrod or Rock Head Reckless
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#112
Johto
#212
Hoenn
#170
Sinnoh
#187
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-063
Almia
R-150
Height
6'03"
Imperial
1.9 m
Metric
Weight
264.6 lbs.
Imperial
120.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F112.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Monster and
Field groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 204 Battle Exp.: 2041*

Rhydon (Japanese: サイドン Sidon) is a dual-type Ground/Rock Pokémon.

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

Rhydon holds the distinction of being the first Pokémon ever created.

Biology

Physiology

Rhydon is a large, gray, bipedal Pokémon with an amalgam of features from dinosaurs and rhinoceroses. Rhydon's most famous feature is the cream-colored, drill-like horn on its snout, although there are other protrusions on the head as well. These include the front-pointing crest extending from the middle of its head, two triangular, ear-like features to the sides of the crest, a wavy-shaped, also ear-like extension further down its head, and the spiky ridges on the sides of its mouth. It has a long tail with skinny, black stripes. Rhydon has a cream-colored stomach and a ridged back.

Gender differences

The female's drill-horn is smaller than the male's.

Special abilities

Rhydon surfing

Rhydon is a powerfully built Pokemon based on physical strength. This massive Pokémon is well protected by its near indestructible armor-like hide, capable of passing unscathed through streams of magma, and supposedly even capable of absorbing a direct blow from a cannonball without being harmed. However, because of this tough hide, it is insensitive to pain. Though forgetful, Rhydon is somewhat intelligent, its brain having developed well after it started walking upright on its two back legs. Erecting in stature also freed its forelegs for better utilization in combat. Rhydon is recorded as being able to topple buildings with a sweeping blow of its tail or by charging with the spinning drill horn on its face. With its horn, Rhydon is able to bore holes in solid rock, and even shatter diamonds. Additionally to all of this, Rhydon is tremendously versatile and can be taught via technical machines Fire, Ice and Electric-type. This Pokémon’s range even extends to certain Fighting, Poison, Dragon, Ghost-type and Water-type moves.

Behavior

Rhydon are apparently much smarter than their pre-evolution, evidenced by their ability to stand on its hind-legs. Despite this, they are still very forgetful.

Habitat

Rhydon are mainly found in cavernous areas, although its rugged hide also enables it to live in lava. One is likely to encounter a wild one in Kanto or Sinnoh.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Rhydon are herbivores.

In the anime

Rhydon in the anime

Major appearances

Rhydon's first major role was in Riddle Me This, being one of Blaine's Pokémon. Blaine used a Rhydon against Ash during the first battle for Ash's Volcano Badge. While normally tough against electric attacks, Rhydon was defeated when Ash's Pikachu struck Rhydon's horn, which acted like a lightning rod. It reappeared in a flashback in Volcanic Panic and Bad to the Bone.

Right on, Rhydon! featured a Rhydon that knew Surf. It was eventually caught by Pietra.

In Bibarel Gnaws Best!, the head engineer owned a Rhydon.

A Rhydon used by a Team Rocket Grunt appeared in Meloetta and the Undersea Temple!.

Minor appearances

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

Rhydon also appeared in the banned episode EP035 as on of the Pokémon seen in the Safari Zone.

Rhydon's true debut episode was Showdown at Dark City, under the ownership of one of the Trainers at Kas Gym.

Giovanni owns a Rhydon that he loaned to Jessie and James in The Battle of the Badge.

A Rhydon was among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

A Trainer named Assunta used one to battle Ritchie in Friends to the End.

Multiple pink Rhydon resided on the Pinkan Island in In the Pink.

Nurse Joy's expedition crew had two Rhydon to help look for Kabuto fossils in Shell Shock!.

A Rhydon belonging to Rudy made a cameo appearance in Misty Meets Her Match.

Giant Rhydon were seen on Fairchild Island in Bound For Trouble.

Rhydon also appeared in The Power of One.

Multiple Rhydon were seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in The Rivalry Revival.

A Rhydon was one of the Pokémon competing in the Pokémon Sumo Wrestling in Ring Masters.

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

In Extreme Pokémon!, a Rhydon appeared with its Trainer, participating in the Extreme Pokémon Race.

A Rhydon was one of the Pokémon that fought in a battle as seen in a flashback in Pop Goes The Sneasel.

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

Brock's dad, Flint, has a Rhydon, but was just mentioned in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!. Flint mostly used his Rhydon for helping him decorate the Pewter Gym's battlefield with rocks from mountaintops.

A Rhydon was also owned by a demolition crew (which was changed into a construction crew due to Ritchie changing the past) in Celebi and Joy.

Rhydon also made a cameo appearance in Numero Uno Articuno as one of Noland's Pokémon.

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

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

Ash's Pikachu and Paul's Chimchar battled against a Rhydon and a Magmar in the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition in Tag! We're It...!.

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 the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Rhydon debuts in the Red, Green & Blue chapter in its own round, Raging Rhydon, as Koga's Pokémon that 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 Charmeleon evolving off-screen at the time.

Rhydon is later seen as one of Giovanni's Pokémon, but is not seen battling.

In Volume 9, Blue captures a Rhydon outside the Viridian Gym. He uses it to defeat Chuck in Volume 13, as well as Orm in Volume 23. 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 evolution, Rhyperior, an evolution that succeeded in occurring thanks to Silver's knowledge of Pokémon trading, resulting in the same Rhydon, as Rhyperior, on hand with him.

Earlier in the same volume, Gold encounters a wild Rhydon during his race with Whitney. The Rhydon in question was hunting down a Sudowoodo hiding from it, 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. The Sudowoodo happily joined his team afterwards.

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

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
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
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
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
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
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
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Uncommon Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
Unknown Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Uncommon Cerulean Cave, Trade Golduck on Cinnabar Island
Generation II
Gold Silver
One Trade Dragonair in Blackthorn City
Crystal
Rare Victory Road
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Evolve Rhyhorn
Emerald
None Evolve Rhyhorn
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Rhyhorn
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Uncommon Routes 227 and 228, Stark Mountain
Platinum
Uncommon Routes 227 and 228, Victory Road, Stark Mountain
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Evolve Rhyhorn (White only)
Black 2 White 2
None Evolve Rhyhorn
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Rhyhorn
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve Rhyhorn
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 15
Forever Level 64
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Rhyhorn
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Volcano Cave
Haruba Desert
Altru Tower
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave
Pokémon Rumble Blast Desert: Sunny Seashore

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 105
165 - 212 320 - 414
Attack: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Defense: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 485   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • 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 V, 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
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
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
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
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
00Start Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
00Start Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
099 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
1212 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
1919 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2323 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 09090% 10
3030 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
3434 Chip Away Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4141 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4242 Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
4747 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 09595% 10
5656 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
6262 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
7171 Horn Drill Normal Physical 0000 —% 5
7777 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Rhydon obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineSnorlax
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrGirafarigSnubbullGranbull
HoundourHoundoomLarvitarPupitarTyranitarPoochyena
MightyenaExploudMawileSeviperWalreinTurtwig
GrotleTorterraShinxLuxioLuxrayFloatzel
GarchompHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogLillipup
HerdierStoutlandPansageSimisagePansearSimisear
PanpourSimipourSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggy
ScraftyDruddigon
Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
SandslashZangoose Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingTorkoalTurtwigGrotle
TorterraBidoofBibarel
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
GibleGabiteGarchomp Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardArbokGrowlitheArcanine
FlareonSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomDonphan
TyranitarExploudManectricGarchompHippowdonStoutland
DarumakaDarmanitan
Fire Fang Fire Physical 65 95% 15
ArbokTotodileCroconawFeraligatrSnubbullGranbull
PiloswineMamoswineTyranitarExploudWalreinFloatzel
HippowdonGlaceonStoutland
Ice Fang Ice Physical 65 95% 15
AronLaironAggron Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
DiglettDugtrioDonphanNumelCamerupt Magnitude Ground Physical 100% 30
GrowlitheArcanineVigorothSlakingLucarioLillipup
HerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant
Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
ScraggyScraftyDruddigon Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoise Skull Bash Normal Physical 100 100% 15
ArbokArcanineJolteonSnubbullGranbullHoundoom
DonphanExploudElectrikeManectricShinxLuxio
LuxrayHippowdonStoutland
Thunder Fang Electric Physical 65 95% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Rhydon in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Block Normal Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Drill Run Ground Physical 80 95% 10
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black 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 V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
111 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
  • 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

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 46+ Purified moves
Shadow Down Shadow Box XD 112.png Helping Hand Normal
Shadow End Shadow Megahorn Bug
Shadow Hold Shadow Scary Face Normal
Shadow Panic Shadow Earthquake Ground

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin112.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS112.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani112.gif 
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!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
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 Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
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Attack ●●●●
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PCP112.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Drill Run
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Lightningrod
Defense: ★★★ Ability 2: Bodyguard
Speed: ★★ Ability 3: Jagged Edge
Evolves from Rhyhorn when Attack reaches 108
Evolves into Rhyperior when holding a Protector and after defeating a Warrior adequately
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Masatoyo, Shizuka

Evolution

Rhyhorn
Unevolved
Rhyhorn
 Ground  Rock 
Rare Candy
Level 42


Rhydon
First evolution
Rhydon
 Ground  Rock 
Protector
Trade
holding Protector


Rhyperior
Second evolution
Rhyperior
 Ground  Rock 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 112.png Spr 1y 112.png Spr 1g 112.png Spr b g1 112.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 112.png Spr 2s 112.png Spr 2c 112.gif Spr b 2g 112.png
Spr 2g 112 s.png Spr 2s 112 s.png Spr 2c 112 s.gif Spr b 2g 112 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 112.png Spr 3e 112.png Spr 3f 112.png Spr b 3r 112.png
Spr 3r 112 s.png Spr 3e 112 s.png Spr 3f 112 s.png Spr b 3r 112 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 112 m.png Spr 4p 112 m.png Spr 4h 112 m.png Spr b 4d 112 m.png
Spr 4d 112 f.png Spr 4p 112 f.png Spr 4h 112 f.png Spr b 4d 112 f.png
Spr 4d 112 m s.png Spr 4p 112 m s.png Spr 4h 112 m s.png Spr b 4d 112 m s.png
Spr 4d 112 f s.png Spr 4p 112 f s.png Spr 4h 112 f s.png Spr b 4d 112 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 112 m.png Spr 5b 112 m.png Spr b 5b 112 m.png
Spr 5b 112 f.png Spr 5b 112 f.png Spr b 5b 112 f.png
Spr 5b 112 m s.png Spr 5b 112 m s.png Spr b 5b 112 m s.png
Spr 5b 112 f s.png Spr 5b 112 f s.png Spr b 5b 112 f s.png
Rhydon For other sprites and images, please see Rhydon images on 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 the triceratops.

Name origin

Rhydon may be a combination of rhinoceros and don. Rhy may also derive from the igneous rock called rhyolite, alluding to its Ground/Rock typing. Don may possible mean lord in Latin—emphasizing it being the finally evolution of its line pre-Generation IV—or tooth in Ancient Greek—as it is a suffix commonly used in dinosaur names, so it 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 Rhinoferos 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"



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