Rhydon (Pokémon)

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0111MS.png #0111: Rhyhorn
Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Rhydon (disambiguation).
Rhydon
Drill Pokémon
サイドン
Sidon
#0112
Rhydon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Rock
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Lightning Rod or Rock Head Cacophony
Cacophony
Reckless
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
6'03" 1.9 m
Rhydon
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
264.6 lbs. 120.0 kg
Rhydon
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
204
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
170
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Rhydon
0
HP
2
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
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Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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HP
0
Atk
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Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
Body06.png
Footprint
F0112.png F000.png
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
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Rhydon (Japanese: サイドン Sidon) is a dual-type Ground/Rock Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

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

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Evolution data for these details.)

Biology

Rhydon using Surf

Rhydon is a large, gray, bipedal Pokémon with features similar to both dinosaurs and rhinoceroses. It has narrow, red eyes and two fangs in its upper jaw. On the tip of Rhydon's snout is a cream-colored horn, which is smaller on a female than on a male. There are several other spikes and projections on its head: on top is a spike that curves forward, two triangular points resembling ears on the sides, a wide, wavy crest under each ear, and spiky ridges on each cheek. It has a cream-colored abdomen divided into strips by thin divots. A rocky plate on its chest slightly overlaps its abdomen. There is a row of spikes down its back and they have a long tail with thin, black stripes.

Rhydon is a physically powerful Pokémon. It is recorded as being able to topple buildings with a sweeping blow of its tail, and its horn can bore through solid rock and shatter diamonds. Rhydon sharpens their horns by clashing them together. Its armor-like hide protects it from heat and physical blows. It is stated to be capable of passing unscathed through streams of magma (3,600 degrees Fahrenheit) and withstanding a direct blow from a cannonball without being harmed. However, because of this tough hide, it is insensitive. Despite its well-developed brain, it can be forgetful. Rhydon lives in rough terrain like in caves or on top of mountains. Due to its evolution allowing Rhydon to walk on two legs, it can expand its territory to more than a Ryhorn's original habitat limit.

Evolution

Rhydon evolves from Rhyhorn and evolves into Rhyperior.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0111Rhyhorn.png
Unevolved
Rhyhorn
 Ground  Rock 

0112Rhydon.png
First evolution
Rhydon
 Ground  Rock 

0464Rhyperior.png
Second evolution
Rhyperior
 Ground  Rock 

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#112
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) 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 Johto
#207
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 Hoenn
#170
Kanto
#112
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 Sinnoh
 Pt : #187
Johto
#212
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Coastal #051
Hoenn
#177
X Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit.
Y It begins walking on its hind legs after evolution. It can punch holes through boulders with its horn.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#112
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu Its brain developed when it began walking on its hind legs. Its armor-like hide even repels molten lava.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#265
Galar
Isle of Armor #184
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#121
Sword It begins walking on its hind legs after evolution. It can punch holes through boulders with its horn.
Shield Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit.
Brilliant Diamond Its brain developed after it stood up on its hind legs. Its drill horn bores tunnels through solid rock.
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus Rapidly rotates its horn to bore through bedrock. It swaggers around volcanic regions, protected from the lava's heat by its tough, armorlike hide.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#6
Scarlet The horn of a Rhydon is powerful enough to crush raw diamonds. These Pokémon polish their horns by bashing them together.
Violet It evolved to walk using only its hind legs, which has allowed it to expand its habitat even onto steep mountains.


Pokédex Image Rhydon SV Blueberry.png
Rhydon in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Cerulean Cave
Trade Golduck at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Generation II
Gold Silver
Trade Dragonair in Blackthorn City
Crystal
Victory RoadMorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Rhyhorn
Emerald
Evolve Rhyhorn
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Rhyhorn
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 227 and 228, Stark Mountain
Platinum
Routes 227 and 228, Victory Road, Stark Mountain
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Rhyhorn
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Rhyhorn
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Rock)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Rhyhorn
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Rhyhorn
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Rhyhorn
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Victory Road, Cerulean Cave
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 10, Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage
Bridge Field, Giant's Seat, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness (Wanderer)
Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Fields of Honor (Max Raid Battle)
Potbottom Desert (Wanderer)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Routes 227 and 228, Stark Mountain
Grand Underground - Spacious Cave, Rocky Cave, Sandsear Cave, Big Bluff Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Crimson Mirelands: Bolderoll Slope, massive mass outbreaks
Cobalt Coastlands: Space-time distortions
Coronet Highlands: Celestica Trail, Sacred Plaza, massive mass outbreaks
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Savanna Biome
Tera Raid Battles (4★)


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Rhyhorn
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Rhyhorn
Trozei!
Endless Level 15, Forever Level 64, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Rhyhorn
Ranger
Jungle Relic
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-10F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (1F-10F)
Ranger: SoA
Volcano Cave, Haruba Desert, Altru Tower
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode B & S, Advanced Mode C & A)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Desert: Sunny Seashore
Conquest
Terrera, Cragspur
Rumble U
Variety Battle: It's Drill Time!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 2
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Rock Chasm (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Celebi Sea, Garchomp Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Arceus Sea, Celebi SeaFinal, Garchomp SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Magma Cavern (18F-22F), Wish Cave (71F-76F), Southern Cavern (40F-49F), Joyous Tower (71F-76F), Purity Forest (72F-74F)
Fainted Pokémon: Mt. Faraway
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 381
Masters EX
Variety sync pair scout: Giovanni & Rhydon


Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Silver Leaf Silver Leaf (100%)
Yellow
Gold Silver
Legends: Arceus
None.png Normal
Grit items by level
Alpha icon.png Alpha
Exp. Candy M Exp. Candy M (100%)
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
105
165 - 212 320 - 414
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
485
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.
  • 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 IX, 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

Rhydon is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
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
Evo.Evo. Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
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
  • 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM009Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM010Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM010 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM046Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM053Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM053 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM069Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM076Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM076 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM083Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM084Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM089Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM106Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM106 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM115Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM121Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM134Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM142Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM179Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM186Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM186 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TM189Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM189 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM191Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM192Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM210Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM210 Supercell Slam Electric Physical 100100 095}}95% 15
TM215Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM215 Scorching Sands Ground Special 07070 100}}100% 10
TM220Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM220 Meteor Beam Rock Special 120120 090}}90% 10
TM222Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM222 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rhydon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Rhydon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlakothVigorothSlakingZangooseLucarioLycanrocLycanrocMudbrayMudsdaleScorbunnyRabootCinderaceSkwovetGreedentChewtleDrednawAnnihilape
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
SlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroSlowkingSlowkingNumelCameruptTorkoalZangooseTurtwigGrotleTorterraZoruaZoroarkBergmiteAvaluggAvalugg
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
DunsparceDudunsparceGibleGabiteGarchompCyclizar
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
Mirror Herb*
Guard Split Psychic Status —% 10
SandslashShieldonBastiodonPerrserker
Metal Burst Steel Physical 100% 10
Drednaw
Rock Polish Rock Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Rhydon
  • 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 a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 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 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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin112.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS112.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani112.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 112.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 112.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Battle
Connected to: Metagross
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal I'll drill holes with my horn!
Low HP (< 50%) I'm getting exhausted...
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 R-063
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 R-150
It throws around its body in a rampage. It rams to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush112 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 60
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
PCP112.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Drill Run
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Lightningrod
Ability 2: Bodyguard
Ability 3: Jagged Edge
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves from Rhyhorn when its Attack is 108 or higher
Evolves into Rhyperior 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 and Shizuka
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT112.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Ground
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#535
Shuffle112.png

Power of 4
Increases damage when you make a match of four.


Pokémon GO
GO112.png Base HP: 233 Base Attack: 222 Base Defense: 171
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Rhyhorn Candy 100 + Sinnoh Stone1
Fast Attacks: Mud-Slap, Rock Smash
Charged Attacks: Surf*, Earthquake, Stone Edge, Breaking Swipe*, Megahorn, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Evolution data

Rhydon evolves from Rhyhorn starting at level 42 and evolves into Rhyperior when traded while holding a Protector. Rhydon cannot evolve into Rhyperior in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, as Rhyperior is not present in those games. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Rhydon evolves into Rhyperior when exposed to a Protector.

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First evolution
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Second evolution
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In the anime

Main series

Rhydon in the anime

Major appearances

In Riddle Me This, Blaine used a Rhydon during his Gym battle against Ash. It briefly battled Charizard, who then refused to battle. While normally tough against Electric attacks, Rhydon was defeated when Pikachu struck Rhydon's horn, which acted like a lightning rod. It reappeared in a flashback in Volcanic Panic.

In The Battle of the Badge, Giovanni loaned his Rhydon to Jessie, James, and Meowth while putting them in charge of the Viridian Gym. It was subsequently used in their battle against Ash, where it was defeated by Pidgeotto and then Pikachu.

In Bound For Trouble, a giant Rhydon was living on Fairchild Island. Its size was due to the excessive amount of available food on the island.

In Right On, Rhydon!, a Rhydon unique for its strength and its ability to know Surf was sought by Pietra, but she needed a surfing Pokémon to accomplish this task. Pietra eventually caught Rhydon after rescuing it from Team Rocket.

In Tag! We're It...!, a Scientist used a Rhydon during the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition. Pikachu and Chimchar battled it and a Magmar belonging to an Ace Trainer. Rhydon had Lightning Rod, which left Pikachu's Electric attacks useless, but Pikachu was able to defeat Rhydon with Iron Tail.

In Bibarel Gnaws Best!, the head engineer used a Rhydon to drill out rocks for a bridge under construction, but it was attacked by a Bibarel. When Bibarel was cornered, Ash's Pikachu used Iron Tail to defeat Rhydon.

In Meloetta and the Undersea Temple!, a Team Rocket Grunt used a Rhydon and a Golem to capture Meloetta, but they were stopped by Ridley and his Golurk. Though the full battle wasn't shown onscreen, Rhydon was apparently defeated by Golurk.

In A Crackling Raid Battle!, Jessie pulled a Rhydon from the Rocket Prize Master and used it in a Raid Battle against Zapdos.

In The Pendant That Starts It All (Part One), a Rhydon appeared under the ownership of Zirc. It has since made several reappearances throughout Pokémon Horizons: The Series.

Minor appearances

In Island of the Giant Pokémon, a mechanical Rhydon was a part of Pokémon Land.

Rhydon debuted in the banned episode EP035, where one was in the Safari Zone.

Rhydon made its English dub debut in Showdown at Dark City as one of the Kaz Gym's Pokémon.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, a Rhydon was living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Friends to the End, Assunta used a Rhydon to battle Ritchie's Charmander, Zippo, during the Indigo Plateau Conference.

In In the Pink, multiple pink Rhydon appeared were living at Pinkan Island.

In Shell Shock!, an expedition crew led by Nurse Joy looking for Kabuto Fossils used two Rhydon.

In Misty Meets Her Match, a Rhydon was exercising at the Trovita Gym.

In The Power of One, a Rhydon sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A Rhydon appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In The Rivalry Revival, multiple Rhydon were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Ring Masters, a Rhydon competed in Rikishii Town Sumo Conference.

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

A Rhydon appeared in Extreme Pokémon!, under the ownership of a participant in the Extreme Pokémon Race.

A Rhydon appeared in a flashback in Pop Goes The Sneasel.

In Johto Photo Finish, Jon Dickson's Rapidash defeated a Trainer's Rhydon to win the Silver Conference.

In Celebi and Joy!, a demolition crew used a Rhydon for a construction project.

In Beg, Burrow and Steal, a Rhydon lived in an underground paradise.

A Coordinator's Rhydon appeared in Mean With Envy.

In A Judgment Brawl, a Trainer's Rhydon was defeated by Tyson's Meowth during the Ever Grande Conference.

In Choose It or Lose It!, a Trainer's Rhydon lost to Tyson's Sceptile during the Ever Grande Conference.

In Numero Uno Articuno, a Rhydon was living at the Battle Factory.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, multiple Rhydon were part of the feuding armies that were eventually placated by Sir Aaron in the past.

In Harley Rides Again, a Coordinator's Rhydon competed in the Wisteria Town Pokémon Contest.

A Trainer's Rhydon appeared in The Ole' Berate and Switch!.

In Arrival of a Rival!, a Coordinator's Rhydon competed in the Jubilife City Contest.

In The Rise of Darkrai, a Rhydon was hit by Darkrai's Dark Void.

In Glory Blaze!, a Trainer's Rhydon competed in the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition.

In I Choose You!, a Rhydon fell under the control of Marshadow.

A Rhydon attacked Dawn and Chloe in Nightfall? Nightmares!.

A Trainer's Rhydon appeared in Showdown at the Gates of Warp!.

A Rhydon appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!.

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.

Pokémon Origins

In File 3: Giovanni, Giovanni used a Rhydon to battle against Red's Charizard and lost.

In File 4: Charizard, Blue's Rhydon battled Red's Lapras and lost.

Pokémon Generations

In The Challenger, Blue used a Rhydon during his Indigo League battle against Agatha, where it went up against her Arbok and Gengar. It managed to defeat Arbok, but it is unclear if it won against Gengar as well, for the outcome of that battle was never shown onscreen. Whatever the case, Blue eventually managed to defeat Agatha, allowing him to progress to Lance's room.

Two soldiers' Rhydon appeared in The Redemption, during a fantasy of a story from the past. They were seen petrified after the ultimate weapon was used by AZ to end the great war of Kalos 3,000 years previously.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In Letter, a Rhydon was with Bea.

In Training, a Rhydon was in the Wild Area.

GOTCHA!

A Rhydon briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Blue.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Similar to her anime counterpart, Pietra recently caught a Rhydon. It appeared in The Grand Rhydon Plan.

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Gary has a Rhydon, which was sent out with his other Pokémon to battle the giant Slowpoke in Ash vs. Gary.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Blue's Rhydon

Rhydon debuted in Raging Rhydon under the ownership of Koga. It was 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 Charmander evolving off-panel at the time.

Later in Tauros the Tyrant, a Team Rocket Grunt used a Rhydon in an attempt to catch Green.

In A Tale of Ninetales, a wild Rhydon attacked two of Blue's fan girls.

A Rhydon appeared in Long Live the Nidoqueen!?, under the ownership of Giovanni. He used its Fissure to trap Red.

In How Do You Do, Sudowoodo?, Gold encounters a wild Rhydon during his race with Whitney. It was hunting down a Sudowoodo, 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.

In Rock, Paper...Scizor, Blue catches a Rhydon outside the Viridian Gym. He uses him to defeat Chuck in Heckled by Hitmontop, as well as Orm in Don't Doubt Deoxys. 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 evolved form, Rhyperior, an evolution that succeeded in occurring thanks to Silver's knowledge of Pokémon trading, resulting in the same Rhydon, as Rhyperior, being on hand with him until being returned to Blue later on.

A Rhydon appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z, under the ownership of an Ace Trainer.

A Trainer's Rhydon appeared in Clobbering Claydol.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Rhydon appeared in Let's Aim For The Goal!.

A Trainer's Rhydon appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Giovanni has a Rhydon, which he used in his Gym battle against Red in Get The Last Badge!!.

A Rhydon appeared in The Ancient Pokémon Discovery!.

Pokémon Zensho

Giovanni's Rhydon was Satoshi's opponent for his final Gym battle in PZ09. It went up against his Charizard and was defeated.

In the TCG

Main article: Rhydon (TCG)

Trivia

Early sketches of Rhydon

Origin

Rhydon was created with a Kaiju motif.[1][2] Its design appears to draw inspiration from a rhinoceros and some aspects of various dinosaurs, such as ceratopsids. Its horn may be based on drills.

Name origin

Rhydon may be a combination of rhinoceros, rhyolite (a type of rock, referring to its Rock type), and don (Spanish for lord) or -don (common suffix in dinosaur names derived from the Ancient Greek word for tooth).

Sidon may be 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 Rhinoféros From rhinocéros and féroce
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rhydon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Rizeros From Rhinozeros
Italy Flag.png Italian Rhydon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 코뿌리 Koppuri From 코뿔소 koppulso
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 鑽角犀獸 / 钻角犀兽 Zuànjiǎoxīshòu*
鐵甲暴龍 / 铁甲暴龙 Tiějiǎbàolóng*
From 鑽 / 钻 zuàn, jiǎo, , and 獸 / 兽 shòu
From 鐵甲 / 铁甲 tiějiǎ and 暴龍 / 暴龙 bàolóng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 鑽角犀獸 Jyungoksāisau*
鐵甲暴龍 Titgaapbouhlùhng*
From jyun, gok, sāi, and sau
From 鐵甲 titgaap and 暴龍 bouhlùhng


Related articles

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 (2001). ゲーム・マエストロ〈VOL.4〉デザイナー/イラストレーター編 (English translation by Shmuplations)
  2. 2.0 2.1 (July 2000). 『ポケットモンスター』開発スタッフインタビュー (ページb)Nintendo Online Magazine (N.O.M). No.23. (Translations: GlitterBerri, Dr. Lava (includes supplemental art))

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