Rhydon

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Rhydon
サイドン
Rhydon.png

Rhyhorn < Rhydon > Chansey

Species Type
Drill Pokémon Ground.pngRock.png
Number Ability
#112 Lightningrod/Rock Head
Reckless
Height Weight
6'3 (1.9m) 264.6 lbs (120kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Rhyhorn Rhyperior
Egg Group Catch Rate
Monster
Field
60
Tier EV Yield
RU 2 Attack Points

Rhydon (サイドン) is the 112th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Ground/Rock-Type and is known as the Drill Pokémon.

Rhydon can use one of two Abilities: Lightningrod, which draws Electric-Type moves to it, nullifying the move and its effects, and in Generation V the Special Attack Statistic increases by one stage; or Rock Head, which nullifies the recoil damage caused by moves such as Take Down. Rhydon's Hidden Ability is the Reckless Ability. This Ability increases the power of its recoil-causing moves by 20%, but the recoil also increases with the damage.

Rhyhorn can evolve into Rhydon at Level 42, and from Generation IV onward Rhydon can evolve into Rhyperior if it is Traded to another game while it is holding a Protector.

Rhydon is in the Egg Groups Monster and Field, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Rhydon One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Rhydon takes on the appearance of a large grey bipedal rhinoceros with a relatively large tail. The horn on its head is shaped like a drill.

[edit] Gender Differences

The horn-like drill on a male Rhydon is longer than the horn-like drill of a female Rhydon.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Rhydon inhabit Cerulean Cave in Red, Blue and Yellow.

Rhydon wouldn't appear in the wild again until the Fourth Generation, as Rhydon can be found at Route 227, Route 228 and Stark Mountain in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. Rhydon can also appear at Victory Road in Platinum. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Rhydon can appear at the Safari Zone's Savannah area after placing 10 Peak Objects in the area.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Rhydon is a Shadow Pokémon that can be obtained in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, obtainable by snagging it at Citadark Isle from Cipher Boss Greevil.

Rhydon can be found at Endless Level 15, Forever Level 64 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

The only way to obtain a Rhydon in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve a Rhyhorn. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Rhydon can be found at Deep Dusk Forest 1F-12F and Sky Stairway 1F-49F. While Rhydon is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, the only way to obtain one is to evolve a Rhyhorn.

Rhydon can be found inside the Jungle Ruins in Pokémon Ranger. In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, Rhydon appear at the Volcano Cave, Habura Desert and Altru Tower.

Rhydon can be found at Terrera and Cragspur in Pokémon Conquest.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Rhydon is listed as a Common Card in the Versus set; as an Uncommon Card in the Jungle, EX Hidden Legends, Diamond and Pearl and Supreme Victors sets; and as a Rare Card in the Gym Heroes, Skyridge, EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua (2), EX Emerald and XY sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Blaine would use a Rhydon in the episode Riddle Me This, which was Ash's first Gym Battle against Blaine. Rhydon would be awarded the victory over Charizard because it left the battlefield to take a nap on a nearby ledge, but Rhydon would be beaten by Pikachu. During the episode The Battle of the Badge, Giovanni would leave the Viridian Gym under the watchful eye of Jessie, James and Meowth, only to have Rhydon get bested by Ash and his Pokémon.

Noland would appear with a Rhydon in the episode Numero Uno Articuno, but Ash would select a different matchup for his Battle Factory challenge.

[edit] Movies

Other Trainers use Rhydon in the films Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and The Rise of Darkrai. Wild Rhydon appear in the films The Power of One and Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

[edit] Manga

Rhydon's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

In the Fifth Generation Rhydon finds itself in the Rarely-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling. Using Rhydon in this Tier is rather risky due to its low Speed, Special Attack and Special Defense combined with its typing, but the high risk has a high reward, with a high HP, Attack and Defense. It is certainly capable of taking physical attacks and dishing out some powerful physical attacks in its own right, but Rhydon often find itself in situations in which it either gets the KO or gets KO'd.

The only possible remedy for its low Speed would be Trick Room support.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow Rare Cerulean Cave
Gold/Silver/Crystal None Evolve Rhyhorn
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Evolve Rhyhorn
FireRed/Leaf Green None Evolve Rhyhorn
XD: Gale of Darkness Only One Citadark Isle: Snag from Cipher Boss Greevil
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 20% Route 227
Route 228
Stark Mountain
Platinum 10% Route 228 (Night)
Stark Mountain: Interior
Platinum 15% Victory Road: 1F
Platinum 20% Stark Mountain: Entrance
Heart Gold/Soul Silver Unknown% Safari Zone: Savannah (Place 10 Peak Objects, 0 Day Wait)
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Evolve Rhyhorn
White None Evolve Rhyhorn
Black 2/White 2 None Evolve Rhyhorn

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees.
Blue Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees.
Yellow Walks on its hind legs. Shows signs of intelligence. Its armor-like hide even repels molten lava.
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.
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.
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 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.
V Black Standing on its hind legs freed its forelegs and made it smarter. It is very forgetful, however.
White Standing on its hind legs freed its forelegs and made it smarter. It is very forgetful, however.
Black 2 Standing on its hind legs freed its forelegs and made it smarter. It is very forgetful, however.
White 2 Standing on its hind legs freed its forelegs and made it smarter. It is very forgetful, however.
VI 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
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
105
. 320 414 .
Atk
130
238 265 359 394
Def
120
220 245 339 372
Sp. Atk
45
85 95 189 207
Sp. Def
45
85 95 189 207
Speed
40
76 85 179 196

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Horn Attack Normal.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Start Tail Whip Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start
8
Stomp Normal.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Start
12
Fury Attack Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
19 Scary Face Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
23 Rock Blast Rock.gif 25 90 Physical.png
30 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
34 Chip Away Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
41 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
42 Hammer Arm Fighting.gif 100 90 Physical.png
47 Drill Run Ground.gif 80 95 Physical.png
56 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
62 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
71 Horn Drill Normal.gif ?? 30 Physical.png
77 Megahorn Bug.gif 120 85 Physical.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM03 Surf Water.gif 95 100 Special.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Reversal Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Magnitude Ground.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Crush Claw Normal.gif 75 95 Physical.png
Dragon Rush Dragon.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Ice Fang Ice.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Fire Fang Fire.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Thunder Fang Electric.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Skull Bash Normal.gif 100 100 Physical.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Rock Climb Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 90 100 Special.png
Drill Run Ground.gif 80 95 Physical.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via Purification (Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Emerald
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png
[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mega Punch Normal.gif 80 85 Physical.png
Mega Kick Normal.gif 120 75 Physical.png
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 100 100 Physical.png
Seismic Toss Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
Mud Slap Ground.gif 20 10 Special.png
Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

[edit] Evolution Line

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Level 42
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Rhydon
Trade (Holding Protector)


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Rock.gif
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