Rhyperior

Rhyperior
ドサイドン
Rhyperior.png
Lickylicky < Rhyperior > Tangrowth
Species Type
Drill Pokémon Ground.gif Rock.gif
Number Ability
#464 Lightningrod/Solid Rock
Reckless
Height Weight
7'10" (2.4m) 623.5 lbs (282.8kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Rhydon None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Monster
Field
30
Tier EV Yield
RU 3 Attack Points
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Rhyperior (ドサイドン) is the 188th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Ground/Rock-Type, and is known as the Drill Pokémon.

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.

Rhyhorn can evolve into Rhydon at Level 42, and evolve into Rhyperior if it is Traded while holding a Protector.

Rhyperior is in the Egg Groups Monster and Field, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Rhyperior 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

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

Anime

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.

Movies

Another trainer's Rhyperior makes an appearance in Giratina and the Sky Warrior. A wild Rhyperior--along with Palmer's--both make appearances in Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Manga

Rhyperior's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Rhyperior finds itself in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With a high 115 base HP and 130 base Defense, Rhyperior is capable of checking Pokémon like Drapion and Diancie. With significant Special Defense investment and Solid Rock, Rhyperior can even take some super effective special attacks despite a somewhat low Special Defense stat. Its ability to support a team with Stealth Rock and Roar allows for it to act as a solid tank. Rhyperior's massive 140 base Attack is nothing to overlook as it can act as a strong wallbreaker with a Choice Band set that can run the great EdgeQuake STAB coverage alongside Megahorn to hammer Grass-types like Tangrowth. A low base Speed can be remedied with Rock Polish which makes Rhyperior a fearsome sweeper when faster threats are taken out. However, Rhyperior is weak to many common types, has a lackluster Speed that hampers its sweeping capabilities, and lacks reliable recovery.

Rhyperior is also usable in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With heavy investment in Special Defense and a great ability in Solid Rock, Rhyperior acts as a great check to certain Electric-types in the tier like Zapdos while still being able to hit hard due to a nice Attack stat and provide Stealth Rock support. Rhyperior's powerful attacks and decent coverage options make it a candidate for a Choice Band wallbreaker set that uses its great STAB coverage to dish out heavy damage to the majority of the tier. Rhyperior's biggest flaws are its common weaknesses to Water, Grass, and Ice attacks as well as its very low base 40 Speed that forces it to tank a hit before it can do something.

Rhyperior can be a viable, albeit niche, option in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling as well. With high HP and defense stats, Rhyperior can act as a physical wall against certain threats while having Solid Rock to patch up any weaknesses. These traits allow for it to check numerous threats in the tier such as Mega Charizard X, Talonflame, Mega Pinsir, and Dragonite. Its high base 140 Attack and good STAB combination allow for it to have good offensive prowess despite investing more heavily in its defenses. However, Rhyperior is not without flaws, as it is prone to being worn down due to a lack of reliable recovery which can be highly problematic when checking threats on a consistent basis. Rhyperior has exploitable Speed and Special Defense stats, and its common weaknesses to Grass and Water can be extremely detrimental. It can also be crippled with Will-O-Wisp by certain Pokémon it is supposed to check like Talonflame and Mega Charizard X.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Rhydon
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Evolve Rhydon
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Evolve Rhydon
White None Evolve Rhydon
Black 2/White 2 None Evolve Rhydon

Pokédex Entires

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
IV Diamond It puts rocks in holes in its palms and uses its muscles to shoot them. Geodude are shot at rare times.
Pearl It puts rocks in holes in its palms and uses its muscles to shoot them. Geodude are shot at rare times.
Platinum It can launch a rock held in its hand like a missile by tightening then expanding its muscles instantly.
HeartGold From holes in its palms, it fires out Geodude. Its carapace can withstand volcanic eruptions.
SoulSilver From holes in its palms, it fires out Geodude. Its carapace can withstand volcanic eruptions.
V Black It can launch a rock held in its hand like a missile by tightening then expanding muscles instantly.
White It can launch a rock held in its hand like a missile by tightening then expanding muscles instantly.
Black 2 It can launch a rock held in its hand like a missile by tightening then expanding muscles instantly.
White 2 It can launch a rock held in its hand like a missile by tightening then expanding muscles instantly.
VI X From holes in its palms, it fires out Geodude. Its carapace can withstand volcanic eruptions.
Y It puts rocks in holes in its palms and uses its muscles to shoot them. Geodude are shot at rare times.
Omega Ruby From holes in its palms, it fires out Geodude. Its carapace can withstand volcanic eruptions.
Alpha Sapphire It puts rocks in holes in its palms and uses its muscles to shoot them. Geodude are shot at rare times.

Pokéthlon Statistics

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

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
115
. 340 434 .
Atk
140
256 285 379 416
Def
130
238 265 359 394
Sp. Atk
55
103 115 209 229
Sp. Def
55
103 115 209 229
Speed
40
76 85 179 196

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Start Horn Attack Normal.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Start Tail Whip Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start
9
Stomp Normal.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Start
19
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 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
86 Rock Wrecker Rock.gif 150 90 Physical.png

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
TM91 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.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

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

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 Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.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

Rhydon Exclusive Moves

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
30 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png

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)

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

Via Move Tutor

Emerald
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png
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

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor

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
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Level 42
Trade (Holding Protector)
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Rhyperior


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Rock.gif
Steel.gif
Fighting.gif
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Water.gif
Electric.gif
Fire.gif
Flying.gif
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Poison.gif
Rock.gif
Fighting.gif
Grass.gif
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Ice.gif
Steel.gif
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