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Rhyperior (Pokémon)

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Rhyperior
ドサイドン Dosidon
#464
464Rhyperior.png
Artwork from D/P
Type
Ground Rock
Category
Drill Pokémon
Abilities
Solid Rock or Lightningrod
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#188
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-151
Oblivia
R-287
Height
7'10"
Imperial
2.4 m
Metric
Weight
623.5 lbs.
Imperial
282.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F464.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Monster and
Ground groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
3
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 217 Battle Exp.: 2171*

Rhyperior (Japanese: ドサイドン Dosidon) is a dual-type Ground/Rock Pokémon.

It evolves from Rhydon via trade with Protector. It is the final form of Rhyhorn.

Biology

Physiology

Rhyperior has basically the same build as its predecessor, Rhydon, although it is taller, heavier and contains an additional horn. Rhyperior has a club-like tail and its hide is partially covered by orange, rocky plates. Rhyperior has blade-like protrusions on its elbows and has holes in the palms of its hands. Rhyperior's body is a brownish-gray as opposed to just regular gray. It also appears to have two thick, rectangular rocks above its eyes, resembling heavy eyebrows.

Gender differences

The upper horn on a female Rhyperior is smaller than a male's.

Special abilities

Rhyperior can insert rocks and boulders into its arms through holes in its hands and then fire them like bullets. However, it will occasionally insert and fire Geodude by accident. They are monstrously powerful and are massively difficult to take down without a Water or Grass move.

Rhyperior is the only known Pokémon that learns Rock Wrecker.

Behavior

It puts rocks in holes in its palms and uses its muscles to shoot them, although Geodude may be shot at rare times.

Habitat

Rhyperior live far up in the mountains. Finding a wild one can be difficult.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Rhyperior anime.png
Rhyperior in the anime

Rhyperior makes a short cameo appearance in the opening sequence of Giratina and the Sky Warrior, under the command of Brendan.

A Rhyperior appeared in Challenging a Towering Figure! under the ownership of Palmer. Using powerful attacks like Megahorn and its signature move, Rock Wrecker, it battled and defeated Ash's Grotle, even though Grotle swallowed its own Energy Ball to power up its moves.

Another Rhyperior appeared in DP164, under the ownership of a trainer.

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.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the FireRed and LeafGreen series of Pokémon Adventures, Blue has a book on Ground-type Pokémon written by Giovanni. It mentions that Rhydon can evolve further through trading. Blue asks Silver if he could help figure it out because Pokémon trading is his specialty. Before this can be accomplished, they are turned to stone by Sird's attack meant for Deoxys.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!, Saturn has a Rhyperior that he uses to battle Hareta at Lake Valor.

In the TCG

Main article: Rhyperior (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond It puts rocks in holes in its palms and uses its muscles to shoot them. Geodude are shot at rare times.
Pearl It puts rocks in holes in its palms and uses its muscles to shoot them. Geodude are shot at rare times.
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 From holes in its palms, it fires out Geodude. Its carapace can withstand volcanic eruptions.
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 IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Rhydon
Platinum
None Evolve Rhydon
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Rhydon
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 Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Dark Crater Pit (3F-14F)
Shimmer Desert (5F-8F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Altru Tower (during mission)
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave

Stats

Base stats

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


Pokéathlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#EBD69D" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
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 I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP464.png Body size: 2
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Ground  Poké Assist: Ground PA.png
( Ground )
Field move: None
Browser entry  
It lets loose shock waves to attack. It also triggers rockfalls.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Rock  Rock Assist.png
( Rock )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 4 field move.png
(Tackle ×4)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

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
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 464 m.png Spr 4p 464 m.png Spr 4p 464 m.png Spr b 4d 464 m.png
Spr 4d 464 f.png Spr 4p 464 f.png Spr 4p 464 f.png Spr b 4d 464 f.png
Spr 4d 464 m s.png Spr 4p 464 m s.png Spr 4p 464 m s.png Spr b 4d 464 m s.png
Spr 4d 464 f s.png Spr 4p 464 f s.png Spr 4p 464 f s.png Spr b 4d 464 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 464 m.png Spr 5b 464 m.png Spr b 5b 464 m.png
Spr 5b 464 f.png Spr 5b 464 f.png Spr b 5b 464 f.png
Spr 5b 464 m s.png Spr 5b 464 m s.png Spr b 5b 464 m s.png
Spr 5b 464 f s.png Spr 5b 464 f s.png Spr b 5b 464 f s.png
Rhyperior For other sprites and images, please see Rhyperior images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Rhyperior is the only Generation IV Pokémon to learn Horn Drill.
  • Rhyperior and Rhydon share the same species name as Nidoking and Nidoqueen. They are all known as Drill Pokémon.
  • Rhyperior has the highest Attack among all non-legendary Ground-type Pokémon.
  • Rhyperior and its evolutionary relatives are the only Rock/Ground Pokémon to have Rock as their secondary type instead of their primary.

Origin

It appears to draw much of its inspiration from a rhinoceros, aspects of various dinosaurs (such as the triceratops) and a tank. It may also have connections with an Ankylosaurus, hence the clubbed tail and many defensive plates.

Name origin

Its Japanese name, Dosydon, is deceptively complex. The Do part that is at the beginning may be from the word 土 do, which is Japanese for ground/soil, or 怒 do, which means anger, or ど do, the Japanese prefix that makes a noun sound stronger; サイ sai, Japanese for rhinoceros; and don, a Greek word meaning tooth, commonly used in the names of dinosaurs.

Rhyperior comes from the "Rhy" of its pre-evolutions and "superior", because it is much more powerful than its pre-evolutions. It could also come from Hyperion, a titan god in Greek mythology, since they both have connections with the Earth.

In other languages

  • German: Rihornior - From Rihorn (Rhyhorn's German name) and ior (Latin suffix for "more").
  • French: Rhinastoc - From Rhinocéros (rhinoceros) and Astoc, a word that designs a "critical hit" or a powerful hit with a sword.
  • Korean: 거대코뿌리 Geodaekoppuri
  • Chinese: 大地犀牛 Da Di Xi Niu


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