|#464|| Lightningrod/Solid Rock|
|7'10" (2.4m)||623.5 lbs (282.8kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|UU||3 Attack Points|
Rhyperior (Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Ground/Rock-Type, and is known as the Drill Pokémon.) is the 188th Pokémon in the
Rhyperior can use one of two abilities: Lightningrod, which draws Electric-type moves to Rhyperior, nullifying the move and increasing its Special Attack by one stage; or Solid Rock, which decreases the amount of damage dealt by Super-Effective moves by 25%. Rhyperior's Hidden Ability is the Reckless Ability, which increases the base power of moves that cause recoil by 20%, but the recoil also increases as a result.
Rhyperior is a brownish gray Pokémon that is covered in orange plates. It has a strong tail shaped like a club and it has rocky growths that elongate it's elbows. It has holes in the palms of it's hands that are used to shoot rocks. It also has two horns on it's head, one of which looks like a drill.
 Gender Differences
The upper horn on a Male Rhyperior's head is longer than the upper horn on a Female Rhyperior's head.
 Game Information
 Original Games
The only way to obtain a Rhyperior is to evolve a Rhydon, as Rhyperior has yet to appear in the wild in any of the main series games as of writing.
 Spin-Off Games
Rhyperior can be found at Dark Crater DPB3-B14 and Shimmer Desert 5F-8F in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Rhyperior is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Weird Mountain 21F-23F and the following floors of Legendary Volcanic Island: 26 & 27, 29-33, 37, 42-44 and 46 & 47.
Rhyperior is a Boss Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, a battle that takes place in Altru Tower before the final battle.
Rhyperior can be found at the Lava Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. Clear Rhyperior's Bumper Burn with a score greater than 50,000 to obtain it. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Rhyperior appears at the Crag Area's Colosseum. To befriend it you'll have to complete a Special Battle, after which you'll be able to call it into battle.
Rhyperior is owned by Shingen in Pokémon Conquest, and the only way to obtain a Rhyperior is to evolve a Rhydon.
 Trading Card Game
A Lv. X Rhyperior is listed in the Diamond/Pearl Promo set. Rhyperior is listed as a Rare Card in the Diamond and Pearl, Rising Rivals, Supreme Victors and XY sets; and as an Ultra Rare Lv. X Card in the Legends Awakened set.
 Anime/Manga Information
Tower Tycoon Palmer uses his Rhyperior during the episode Challenging A Towering Figure!. Ash won the right to battle Palmer by winning the Twinleaf Festival, but his Grotle would lose the one-on-one encounter.
In a Special Episode that has yet to air outside of Japan, Brock's brother Forrest would use a Rhyperior against Nurse Joy and her Latias. This Nurse Joy is also a Gym Inspector, and despite Rhyperior losing to Latios the review went well.
Rhyperior's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Rhyperior finds itself in the Under-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling. While its HP, Attack and Defense Statistics are excellent in terms of both taking physical damage and dishing out powerful physical attacks in turn, it's Speed and both Special statistics are lacking in comparison, hindering its ability to take Special Attacks. The Solid Rock Ability does help it take some Super Effective attacks and survive, but not all.
Offensively, Rhyperior's physical attacks deal out major damage, as its Base Attack is tied for 12th Highest with Conkeldurr, Darmanitan and Archeops. That said, it dishes out major hurt with both Earthquake and Stone Edge, along with many other Physical attacks, and the only way to help its Speed woes is with support in the form of either Tailwind or Trick Room.
 Area Location
|Heart Gold/Soul Silver||None||Evolve Rhydon|
|Black||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Evolve Rhydon|
|Black 2/White 2||None||Evolve Rhydon|
 Pokédex Entires
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||It puts rocks in holes in its palms and uses its muscles to shoot them. Geodude are shot at rare times.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||It puts rocks in holes in its palms and uses its muscles to shoot them. Geodude are shot at rare times.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||It can launch a rock held in its hand like a missile by tightening then expanding its muscles instantly.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||From holes in its palms, it fires out Geodude. Its carapace can withstand volcanic eruptions.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||From holes in its palms, it fires out Geodude. Its carapace can withstand volcanic eruptions.|
|V||Pokémon Black||It can launch a rock held in its hand like a missile by tightening then expanding muscles instantly.|
|V||Pokémon White||It can launch a rock held in its hand like a missile by tightening then expanding muscles instantly.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||It can launch a rock held in its hand like a missile by tightening then expanding muscles instantly.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||It can launch a rock held in its hand like a missile by tightening then expanding muscles instantly.|
|VI||Pokémon X||From holes in its palms, it fires out Geodude. Its carapace can withstand volcanic eruptions.|
|VI||Pokémon Y||It puts rocks in holes in its palms and uses its muscles to shoot them. Geodude are shot at rare times.|
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Moves
NOTE: Rhyperior can only know these moves if it learned these moves on a Third Generation game prior to being transferred to a Fourth/Fifth Generation Game and prior to evolving.
 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
 Evolution Line
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