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Blue's Rhydon
グリーンのサイドン Green's Sidon
Poké Ball
Blue Rhydon.png
Blue riding on his Rhydon
Debuts in Rock, Paper...Scizor
Caught at Viridian City
Gender Male
Ability Lightning Rod
Nature Mild
Current location With Silver, evolved
Rhydon
This Pokémon has not evolved.

Blue's Rhydon (Japanese: グリーンのサイドン Green's Sidon) was one of the Pokémon that Blue owned in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

History

Rhydon first appeared as a wild Pokémon in Rock, Paper...Scizor, rampaging near the Viridian Gym along with an Alakazam, an Arcanine, and an Exeggutor due to the Pokémon League music that was being played in a radio. Seeing that the Pokémon needed to be stopped, Blue used his Scizor to defeat the rampaging Pokémon, which he then caught, impressing the Pokémon Association so much that they decided to appoint him as the new Gym Leader of the Viridian Gym.

Lightning Rod activated

During the Gym Leader Exhibition match, where Blue faced his former mentor, Chuck, he decided to restrict his use of Pokémon to Rhydon only. At first, Rhydon faced Chuck's Machamp. Although Rhydon managed to hit Machamp with Horn Attack, it proved to be a part of Chuck's strategy, as he then hit Rhydon with Vital Throw, which has a 100% hit rate in exchange for a decreased priority. After this Chuck switched to Hitmonlee, which used Mind Reader to easily dodge all of Rhydon's attacks. Although Rhydon managed to eventually strike Hitmonlee, the hit was proven to be taken on purpose again, as the Kicking Pokémon then attacked the Drill Pokémon with Reversal, which became more powerful after Hitmonlee had been weakened. Chuck then once again switched his Pokémon, now sending out Hitmontop. Trying to seek an optimal moment to hit the opponent, Blue had Rhydon destabilize the ground with Earthquake. However, Hitmontop just took an advantage of the situation, escaping into the air before striking Rhydon with its head spike. When Hitmontop prepared for another strike, Blue recalled the lessons he had learned from Chuck, feeling the movements and connecting those feelings to his Pokémon. Using this as his advantage, Blue had Rhydon cancel out Hitmontop's spin and attack it with Horn Drill, defeating the Handstand Pokémon and winning the battle for Blue. After the battle, Blue revealed Chuck that he had chosen to use Rhydon alone because after being appointed as the Leader of the Viridian Gym, he had discovered a secret guide hidden in there, labeled Secrets of the Land and written by the previous Viridian Gym Leader, who had been a Ground-type specialist. Seeing that he was the new Leader of the Gym, Blue explained that he felt that he should decode the guide and master the techniques it described.

Later during the chapter, Blue used Rhydon to dig a tunnel to the Ilex Forest.

During the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter, Blue used Rhydon in his Battle Path match against Red. Later Rhydon was used to defeat Orm, freeing Blue and his Pokémon from the grasps of the Shuckle that Orm's Shuckle had been commanding. Close to the end of the chapter, Rhydon was one of the Pokémon that was used to slow down the Team Rocket airship during its crash-landing. Afterwards, Blue revealed that the secret guide he had found could possibly describe a way to evolve Rhydon even further.

During the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, it was revealed that in order to help Silver fill up his incomplete team, Blue had traded Rhydon over to him, allowing the Drill Pokémon to evolve into Rhyperior, thanks to the Protector it had been holding.

Moves used

Blue Rhydon Horn Drill.png
Using Horn Drill
Move First Used In
Horn Attack Entranced by Entei
Stomp Entranced by Entei
Earthquake Heckled by Hitmontop
Horn Drill Heckled by Hitmontop
Dig The Last Battle IX
Megahorn Red, the Battler
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

In the original Generation I games and their remakes, Blue uses a Rhydon in the Champion battle. He also uses the Rhydon in the Gym battle during the Generation II games and their remakes. Rhydon does not appear during rematches in the remakes, as in FireRed and LeafGreen, it is replaced by Tyranitar, and in HeartGold and SoulSilver, it has evolved into a Rhyperior by the time of the rematch.

Pokémon Red and Blue Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Spr 1b 112.png
Types:
Ground Rock
Rhydon Lv.61
Leer
Normal
Tail Whip
Normal
Fury Attack
Normal
Horn Drill
Normal
Spr 2c 112.gif
Types:
Ground Rock
Held item:
None
Rhydon Lv.56
Fury Attack
Normal
Sandstorm
Rock
Rock Slide
Rock
Earthquake
Ground
Spr 3f 112.png
Types:
Ground Rock
Ability:
Lightningrod
Held item:
None
Rhydon Lv.59
Rock Tomb
Rock
Take Down
Normal
Earthquake
Ground
Scary Face
Normal
Spr 4h 112 m.png
Types:
Ground Rock
Ability:
Rock Head
Held item:
None
Rhydon Lv.58
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Megahorn
Bug Physical
Thunder Fang
Electric Physical
Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 1
112.png
Types:
Ground Rock
Held item:
Focus Band
Rhydon Lv.50-100
Rollout
Rock
Earthquake
Ground
Iron Tail
Steel
DynamicPunch
Fighting

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Rhydon.


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