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Rhydon (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Rhyhorn
Pokémon
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Rhydon
サイドン Sidon
#112
112Rhydon.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Ground Rock
Category
Drill Pokémon
Abilities
Lightningrod or Rock Head
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#112
Johto
#207
Hoenn
#170
Regional Browser numbers
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
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F112.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Monster and
Ground groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
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 Ground/Rock-type Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Gender differences

A female's drill-horn is smaller than a male's.

Special abilities

Rhydon's drill-horn is capable of crushing uncut diamonds and it can knock down a building with one strike of its tail. Rhydon's rocky hide is strong enough to withstand direct cannonball fire.

Behavior

Rhydon is apparently much smarter than its pre-evolution due to being able to stand on its hind-legs.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

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

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

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.

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

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.

Right on, Rhydon featured a Rhydon that knew Surf.

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

Brock's dad, Flint, has a Rhydon, but was just mentioned. Flint mostly used his Rhydon for helping him decorate the Pewter Gym's battlefield with rocks from mountaintops.

Nurse Joy had a Rhydon to help look for Kabuto fossils.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Special manga

Rhydon debuts in the Red, Green & Blue chapter in its own round, Raging Rhydon, as a Koga's Pokémon that is forced to evolve by its trainer with a mysterious injection, being the first evolution showed in the manga.

Rhydon is later seen as one of Giovanni's Pokémon.

In Volume 9, Green captures a Rhydon outside the Viridian Gym. He uses it to defeat Chuck in Volume 13, as well as Oca in Volume 23. Near the end of the FireRed and LeafGreen saga, Green 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.

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. Gold tells Sudowoodo to stand up for itself and, with assistance from his billiard cue, helps Sudowoodo defeat the Rhydon.

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 Its brain developed after it stood up on its hind legs. Its drill horn bores tunnels through solid rock.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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)
None Trade
Yellow
Rare Cerulean Cave, Trade for a Kangaskhan on Cinnabar Island
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Rhyhorn
Crystal
Rare

carea=Victory Road

Trade
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
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Evolve from Rhyhorn
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 15
Forever Level 64
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Evolve from Rhyhorn
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic

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.


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

Learnset

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By leveling up

Game Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
42       Hammer Arm
45       Stone Edge
46     Take Down  
48 Horn Drill      
49       Earthquake
54   Take Down    
55 Take Down
Leer
     
57       Megahorn
58     Earthquake  
65   Earthquake    
66     Megahorn  

By TM/HM

Game Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM01 Mega Punch Dynamicpunch Focus Punch Focus Punch
TM02   Headbutt    
TM03   Curse    
TM04   Rollout    
TM05 Mega Kick Roar Roar Roar
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM07 Horn Drill Zap Cannon    
TM08 Body Slam Rock Smash    
TM09 Take Down      
TM10 Double Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Bubblebeam Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM12 Water Gun      
TM13 Ice Beam Snore Ice Beam Ice Beam
TM14 Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard
TM15 Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
TM16 Pay Day Icy Wind    
TM17 Submission Protect Protect Protect
TM18 Counter   Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM19 Seismic Toss      
TM20 Rage Endure    
TM21   Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM23   Iron Tail Iron Tail Iron Tail
TM24 Thunderbolt   Thunderbolt Thunderbolt
TM25 Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder
TM26 Earthquake Earthquake Earthquake Earthquake
TM27 Fissure Return Return Return
TM28 Dig Dig Dig Dig
TM31 Mimic Mud Slap Brick Break Brick Break
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM34 Bide Swagger Shock Wave Shock Wave
TM35   Sleep Talk Flamethrower Flamethrower
TM37   Sandstorm Sandstorm Sandstorm
TM38 Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast
TM39     Rock Tomb Rock Tomb
TM40 Skull Bash      
TM42     Facade Facade
TM43     Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45   Attract Attract Attract
TM46     Thief Thief
TM48 Rock Slide Fire Punch    
TM49   Fury Cutter    
TM50 Substitute      
TM52       Focus Blast
TM56       Fling
TM58       Endure
TM59       Dragon Pulse
TM65       Shadow Claw
TM66       Payback
TM68       Giga Impact
TM69       Rock Polish
TM71       Stone Edge
TM72       Avalanche
TM75       Swords Dance
TM76       Stealth Rock
TM78       Captivate
TM80       Rock Slide
TM82       Sleep Talk
TM83       Natural Gift
TM84       Poison Jab
TM87       Swagger
TM90       Substitute
HM01     Cut Cut
HM03 Surf Surf Surf Surf
HM04 Strength Strength Strength Strength
HM06     Rock Smash Rock Smash
HM08       Rock Climb

By breeding

Special moves

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Rhydon knows Shadow Down, Shadow End, Shadow Hold and Shadow Panic as a Shadow Pokémon, and learns Helping Hand after being purified.

Side game data

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Evolution

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Trivia

Origin

Name origin

Rhydon's name may be a reference to rhinoceros. The don may have been inteded to mean lord, however it's also used as a suffix in various dinosaur names, so it could be an reference to those prehistoric creatures as well. Its Japanese name is a combination of 犀 sai, rhinoceros, and the aforementioned don.

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

In other languages

  • German: Rizeros
  • French: Rhinoferos - Rhinocéros means rhinoceros. The remainder refers to féroce meaning ferocious.
  • Korean: 코뿌리 Koppuri - Nose Horn

External links

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