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What is a good moveset for Rhyperior?

5 votes

Solid Rock is its ability obviously. This was the second Rhyperior because te first had LightningRod (that guy is still in my PC, nobody wants a LightningRod Rhyperior. Plus, he is there for memories. That guy has Rock Wrecker.) Rhyperior can either be defensive or Offensive. I choose for mine offensive because that is what I am. My good Rhyperior, the one who I sometimes use, knows:

Stone Edge: High power, good chance for a critical hit, STAB, type coverage. Used to deal with Ice types.

Earthquake: From here on, I'm not going to list reasons for this move.

Megahorn: High power, used to deal with Grass types.

Avalanche: Deals with Ground types and Grass types, high accuracy and usually high power, otherwise decent power. Works well because Rhyperior is SLOOOOOW. Also deals with the ever popular Dragon type.

Rhyperior learnset

asked Jul 28, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Rhydon (M) @ Evolution Stone
Trait: Rock Head
EVs: 200 HP / 56 Atk / 252 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Earthquake
- Rock Blast
- Curse
- Avalanche
How des rhyperior  lean  avalanche

17 Answers

4 votes

Earthquake- nothing in Rhypherior's evolution chain should be without earthquake.

fire punch/Ice punch- covers several weaknesses, or good power.

Stone Edge-STAB.

Stealth rock/Swords Dance. -makes him a powerful sweeper regardless of which move you use

answered Jul 28, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Oct 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
3 votes

Gen V

Rhyperior (M) @ Expert Belt

Trait: Solid Rock

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Stone Edge
  • Curse
  • Earthquake
  • Megahorn
answered May 31, 2011 by trachy
Why was this voted down?
Don't worry. I changed it. Which idiot voted down this great moveset?
yeah whoever did that is stupid i voted it up
This is a Good Moveset. I Like It
Why have curse, It is useless to Rhyperior because he's SO SLOW!
it isn't useless...Curse makes him slower. so it doesn't matter.
Curse is a great move for Rhyperior BECAUSE he's slow. Like Snorlax, the Rhy-line is nothing but mighty glaciers. You can make them rather fast with Rock Polish but I prefer Curse.
2 votes

Rhyperior (M) @ Choice Band

Trait: Solid Rock

EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Rock Wrecker
  • Outrage
  • Megahorn
  • Earthquake

I used the type coverage calculator, and saw that Rock Dragon Bug and Ground.
Gets 222 Normal Effectiveness, and 441 Super Effectiveness. 0 and 0 For Not Very and None.
140 Attack stat, maxed with Nature and Ev's, with a Choice band!
Rock Wrecker is pretty much a Guarenteed OHKO agaisn't just about anything that it hits Neutral, Outrage is for those pesty dragons ( Oh look at me! I have a Garchomp ! ) Megahorn offers high powered coverage, along with Earthquake for STAB and coverage.
This guy is basically used for killing anything he wants to ( That doesn't switch ) And regretting it the next turn, naturally, I love him. This is also the exact same set I use for 1v1 battles.

answered Oct 25, 2011 by Josh
luv it!
1 vote

Rhyperior (M) @ Weakness Policy
Trait: Rock Head
EVs: 200 HP / 56 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Earthquake
- stone edge
- Hammer Arm/Megahorn
- Avalanche

I have made this crazy set for rhyperior and it works for me. His function is to take a (super effective) hit on his normal defence side and then ko the foe.
With his defences and the rock head he can take a super efective hit quit easely. If you see a special attacker, switch out in to a special wal (i use an assualt vest Meloetta).

-ps I am sorry for my grammar but English is not my first languish and I have dyslexia.

answered Apr 18, 2014 by thetom43
Your grammar isn't that bad, only about 2 spelling errors.
I assume you mean the ability Solid Rock and not Rock Head as you say 'With his defences and the rock head he can take a super efective hit quit easely'.
1 vote

I saw some guy doing a set like this and I love it!


Rhyperior @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Solid Rock
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 84 HP / 196 Atk / 228 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Rock Polish (On first turn, chances are you will get this twice)
- Earthquake (stab)
- Stone Edge (stab again)
- Ice Punch (deals with those grass and ground types)

Hope you like it, Improvements and constructive criticism is appreciated.

answered Nov 2, 2014 by Jeremiah Bullfrog
It's a good set but taken down by special grass and  water moves.
Faces threats like Clawitzer
Telling someone to always use Rock Polish on the first turn is a bad idea, that could get it KO'd a lot.
And Clawitzer will kill it before that
Ok thanks, Maybe use it against something that uses physical attacks so it will survive and activate weakness policy.
0 votes

Earthquake, of course,

ice punch,

fire punch,

Stone edge.

answered Jul 28, 2010 by ohioscyther
I think one could replace ice punch with avalanche as Rhyperior WILL be hit first
0 votes




stone edge/rock slide

answered May 31, 2011 by MᴇᴡCʀᴇᴀᴛɪᴏɴ
0 votes

Gen V Set for Rhydon

Rhydon (M) @ Eviolite

Trait: Rock Head

EVs: 32 Atk / 252 Def / 224 SDef

Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Rock Blast
  • Earthquake
  • Double-Edge
  • Curse
answered Jun 27, 2011 by trachy
0 votes


  • Earthquake:STAB.
  • Megahorn:Covers the common psychic type as well as his Grass weakness.
  • Stone Edge:STAB; takes out staraptor on the switch in. He resists brave bird and double edge, and can take a close combat thanks to his massive defenses and his ability.
  • Stealth rock/Curse:Set up some rocks, or bulk up a bit.
answered Jul 14, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
0 votes

Stone edge-STAB,High Power,Okay Accuracy./Mega Horn-Fantastic Power,High Accuracy,Deals with grass types.

Earthquake-Must I say why?

Fire Punch-Okay power,High Power,Deals with Grass,Steel and Ice types.

Avalanche-Okay Power/Fantastic Power if Rhyperior goes second(which is almost always),High Power,Deals with Grass and Ground types(if you have both Fire Punch and Avalanche go with stone edge instead of Mega Horn since Mega Horn only deals with grass types and you don't need 3 moves to deal with one weakness).

Hope this help's!

answered Feb 7, 2012 by Ampharosknowsbest
0 votes


Free Hugs (Rhyperior) (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Solid Rock
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)

  • Superpower
  • Ice Punch
  • ThunderPunch
  • Earthquake
answered Jun 25, 2012 by 5th of November
Dat nickname >,<
0 votes

Rhyperior will be a useful Pokemon that will sweep if not pitted against a Pokemon with a type advantage. This set is to make use of its low speeds.

Rhyperior: Physical Sweeper
Ability: Solid Rock
Item: Leftovers
Nature: Brave (+Atk,-Spd)
Characteristic: +Attack
Rock Wrecker - STAB, high power
Earthquake - STAB, powerful, accurate
Hammer Arm - Coverage, powerful, lowers Speed to give it a better chance of getting hit first, can deal with Steel and Ice - types
Avalanche - Coverage, doubles damage when hit first (this Pokemon is really slow), used to deal with Grass and Ground - types

answered Jun 26, 2012 by balin1998
Also you could Megahorn instead of Avalanche to take out grass types
Megahorn is kind of inaccurate. Avalanche, if hit before attacking will deal damage equal to Megahorn.
0 votes

Personally, I think Rhyperior can take on many differing sets, mainly because of its diverse movepool. I would think this set may work well:
Ev Spread: (252HP/252Atk/4SpDef)
Item: Leftovers or Choice Band
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpAtk)
Ability: Solidrock
-Thunderpunch (Coverage Option) or Rock Polish (Setup and speed +2) or Stealth Rock (Takes down sash users)
-Megahorn (More Coverage)
-Earthquake (STAB)
-Stone Edge (STAB)

Note: My recommendation for thunderpunch is only because of the Choice Band option. Otherwise Rock Polish or Rocks are way better.

answered Sep 19, 2013 by Me67676
0 votes

You guys are crazy, not one person mentioned that he can learn sword dance!

here is mine:

252: ATK 252: SP DEF

Earthquake, Rock Wrecker, Megahorn, Sword Dance


Earthquake - must have for the high power, accuracy and STAB

Rock Wrecker or Stone Edge - also powerful STAB moves, I would recommend one of the two and not both

Outrage, Avalanche, Megahorn or Hammer Arm - any of the four will work, it all depends on what kind of coverage you want

Sword Dance - I don't know about you but using a single turn to double your damage done sounds like a deal to me


Between the Rock move you picked and Earthquake you can now take down Rock, Steel, Electric, Flying, Bug, Ice, Fire and Poison and then depending what you pick out of the last four moves you can get a nice advantage on Dragon, Grass, Dark, Ground or Psychic

Then ofcourse the all powerful Sword Dance, so that whatever he wont be able to take down by being super effective, he can simply take down with his STAB moves and some brute force

answered Oct 26, 2013 by Rolla J
0 votes

Rhyperior@ enter image description here

Ability: Solid Rock

Nature: Adamant

EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Defence; 4 Speed


  • Stone Edge (Powerful move with an increased critical-hit ratio and has coverage over Ice-types)
  • Mega Horn (Powerful move and super-effective against Grass types which Rhyperior has a x4 weakness to)
  • Dragon Rush (Great move and may make opponent flinch)
  • Earthquake (Great move and gives Rhyperior coverage over Steel types)
answered Feb 18, 2014 by Torterra02
0 votes

Rhyperior (F) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Solid Rock
EVs: 252 HP / 129 Atk / 129 Def
Impish Nature
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Hammer Arm
- Ice Punch/Avalanche

answered Jun 20 by Soundwave
0 votes

Here are two great sets for Rhyperior:


Role: Physical Tank
Ability: Solid Rock
EVs: 200 HP / 56 Def / 252 Sp. Def
Adamant Nature (+ Atk, - Sp. Atk)

  • Stealth Rock
  • Roar
  • Earthquake
  • Rock Blast


Rhyperior's defensive movepool is often overlooked. Despite of this, a Tank moveset can be successfully used on Rhyperior.

Because of its sheer bulk, Rhyperior can set up SR reliably. Roar forces out set-up sweepers (even with Substitute up) and also can rack up extra-damage.

Earthquake and Rock Blast are dual STABs. Here Rock Blast is used rather than Stone Edge, so that Rock Blast can break Sashed Pokemon.

Rhyperior@Choice Band

Role: Physical Wallbreaker
Ability: Solid Rock
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Speed
Adamant Nature (+ Atk, - Sp. Atk)

  • Rock Wrecker / Stone Edge
  • Earthquake
  • Megahorn
  • Ice Punch


Banded Rhyperior hits especially hard with its EdgeQuake combo and can function well as a wallbreaker.

Rock Wrecker gets STAB and deals alot of damage, but Stone Edge can be used as a safer alternative without the nasty pause turn. With Stone Edge / Rock Wrecker, Earthquake gets decent coverage and STAB.

Megahorn is coverage against Grass-types and Rock-types, such as Chesnaught and Cresselia.

Ice Punch can easily land OHKOs against certain Pokemon, such as Gliscor / Gligar and Salamence.

Team Options

Pokemon that take advantage over the Water-types and Grass-types Rhyperior lures generally appreciates Rhyperior. Some examples include Rotom-Wash and M-Venusaur.

Zapdos, in particular, shares great synergy with Rhyperior (so does Skarmory).

Although Rhyperior doesn't mind entry-hazards, its team options would require defog / rapid spin support.

answered Jun 29 by MechSteelix