Rhydon

112.gif
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

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees.
Pokémon Blue Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees.
Pokémon Yellow Walks on its hind legs. Shows signs of intelligence. Its armor-like hide even repels molten lava.



II Pokémon Gold Its rugged hide protects it from even the heat of lava. However, the hide also makes it insensitive.
II Pokémon Silver Its brain developed when it began walking on hind legs. Its thick hide protects it even in magma.
II Pokémon Crystal By lightly spinning its drill-like horn, it can easily shatter even a diamond in the rough.



III Pokémon 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
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon FireRed It begins walking on its hind legs after evolution. It can punch holes through boulders with its horn.
III Pokémon LeafGreen Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees.



IV Pokémon Diamond Its brain developed after it stood up on its hind legs. Its drill horn bores tunnels through solid rock.
IV Pokémon Pearl Its brain developed after it stood up on its hind legs. Its drill horn bores tunnels through solid rock.
IV Pokémon Platinum Standing on its hind legs freed its forelegs and made it smarter. It is very forgetful, however.
IV Pokémon HeartGold Its rugged hide protects it from even the heat of lava. However, the hide also makes it insensitive.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver Its brain developed when it began walking on hind legs. Its thick hide protects it even in magma.



V Pokémon Black Standing on its hind legs freed its forelegs and made it smarter. It is very forgetful, however.
V Pokémon White Standing on its hind legs freed its forelegs and made it smarter. It is very forgetful, however.
V Pokémon Black 2 Standing on its hind legs freed its forelegs and made it smarter. It is very forgetful, however.
V Pokémon White 2 Standing on its hind legs freed its forelegs and made it smarter. It is very forgetful, however.



VI Pokémon X Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit.
VI Pokémon Y It begins walking on its hind legs after evolution. It can punch holes through boulders with its horn.

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics

Stat
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-MinMaxMax+
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
Spd
40
76 85 179 196

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

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

[edit] Via TM/HM

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


[edit] Via Breeding

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


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

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

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Moves

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

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Helping Hand Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Via Move Tutor

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

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

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

[edit] Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
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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Fire.png
Poison.png
Rock.png
Steel.png
Bug.png
Flying.png
Ice.png
Grass.png
Water.png
Fighting.png
Ground.png
Electric.png
Poison.png
Rock.png
Fire.png
Normal.png
Poison.png
Grass.png
Ice.png
Water.png
Fighting.png
Ground.png
Steel.png

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