|#112|| Lightningrod/Rock Head|
|6'3 (1.9m)||264.6 lbs (120kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|RU||2 Attack Points|
Rhydon () 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. A third Ability is available to Rhydon from the Dream World, the Reckless Ability. This Ability increases the power of its recoil-causing moves by 20%, but the recoil also increases with the damage.
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.
 Gender Differences
The horn-like drill on a male Rhydon is longer than the horn-like drill of a female Rhydon.
 Game Information
 Original Games
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.
 Spin-Off Games
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 at Terrera and Cragspur in Pokémon Conquest.
 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) and EX Emerald sets.
 Anime/Manga Information
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.
Rhydon's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
 Pokémon Information
 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.
 Area Location
|FireRed/Leaf Green||None||Evolve Rhyhorn|
|XD: Gale of Darkness||Only One||Citadark Isle: Snag from Cipher Boss Greevil|
|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|
|Black 2/White 2||None||Evolve Rhyhorn|
|I||Pokémon Red||Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees.|
|I||Pokémon Blue||Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees.|
|I||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.|
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Moves
 Via Purification (Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness)
 Via Move Tutor
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM72: Avalanche
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only)
 Via Move Tutor
 Heart Gold/Soul Silver