Rhydon

Rhydon is a Ground/Rock type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Drill Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 112
Type Ground Rock
Species Drill Pokémon
Height 1.9 m (6′03″)
Weight 120.0 kg (264.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Lightning Rod
2. Rock Head
Reckless (hidden ability)
Local № 112 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
207 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
170 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
112 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
187 (Platinum)
212 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
051 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
177 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
112 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
265 (Sword/Shield)
184 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 170
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Monster
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 105
320 414
Attack 130
238 394
Defense 120
220 372
Sp. Atk 45
85 207
Sp. Def 45
85 207
Speed 40
76 196
Total 485 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Rhydon.

Evolution chart

(Level 42) (trade holding Protector)

Rhydon changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees.
Yellow Walks on its hind legs. Shows signs of intelligence. Its armor-like hide even repels molten lava.
Gold Its rugged hide protects it from even the heat of lava. However, the hide also makes it insensitive.
Silver Its brain developed when it began walking on hind legs. Its thick hide protects it even in magma.
Crystal By lightly spinning its drill-like horn, it can easily shatter even a diamond in the rough.
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.
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.
FireRed It begins walking on its hind legs after evolution. It can punch holes through boulders with its horn.
LeafGreen Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Its brain developed after it stood up on its hind legs. Its drill horn bores tunnels through solid rock.
Platinum Standing on its hind legs freed its forelegs and made it smarter. It is very forgetful, however.
HeartGold Its rugged hide protects it from even the heat of lava. However, the hide also makes it insensitive.
SoulSilver Its brain developed when it began walking on hind legs. Its thick hide protects it even in magma.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Standing on its hind legs freed its forelegs and made it smarter. It is very forgetful, however.
X Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit.
Y It begins walking on its hind legs after evolution. It can punch holes through boulders with its horn.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Its brain developed when it began walking on its hind legs. Its armor-like hide even repels molten lava.
Sword It begins walking on its hind legs after evolution. It can punch holes through boulders with its horn.
Shield Protected by an armor-like hide, it is capable of living in molten lava of 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit.

Moves learned by Rhydon

Moves learnt by level up

Rhydon learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BulldozeGround 60 100
1Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
1Smack DownRock 50 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
15Horn AttackNormal 65 100
20Scary FaceNormal 100
25StompNormal 65 100
30Rock BlastRock 25 90
35Drill RunGround 80 95
40Take DownNormal 90 85
47EarthquakeGround 100 100
54Stone EdgeRock 100 80
61MegahornBug 120 85
68Horn DrillNormal 30

Moves learnt on evolution

Rhydon learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Hammer ArmFighting 100 90

Egg moves

Rhydon learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Rhydon egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFighting 100
CurseGhost
Dragon RushDragon 100 75
Guard SplitPsychic
Metal BurstSteel 100
Rock PolishRock
Skull BashNormal 130 100

Move Tutor moves

Rhydon can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Meteor BeamRock 120 90
Scorching SandsGround 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Rhydon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Rhydon is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Rhydon learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CounterFighting 100
1CrunchDark 80 100
1Fury AttackNormal 15 85
1Horn AttackNormal 65 100
1Sand AttackGround 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
7Fury AttackNormal 15 85
12StompNormal 65 100
19Rock ThrowRock 50 90
24Drill RunGround 80 95
31Take DownNormal 90 85
36MegahornBug 120 85
48Rock SlideRock 75 90
54EarthquakeGround 100 100
67Horn DrillNormal 30

Moves learnt by TM

Rhydon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Rhydon sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Rhydon  sprite from Red & Blue Rhydon  sprite from Silver Rhydon  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Rhydon  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Rhydon  sprite from Black & White Rhydon  sprite from X & Y Rhydon  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Rhydon Shiny sprite from Silver Rhydon Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Rhydon Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Rhydon Shiny sprite from Black & White Rhydon Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Rhydon

Red
Blue
Cerulean Cave
Yellow Cerulean Cave, Cinnabar Island
Gold
Silver
Blackthorn City
Crystal Victory Road
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Emerald
Evolve Rhyhorn
Diamond
Pearl
Route 227, 228, Stark Mountain
Platinum Route 227, 228, Stark Mountain, Victory Road
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Rhyhorn
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Rhyhorn
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Rhyhorn
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Rhyhorn
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Cerulean Cave, Victory Road
Sword
Shield
Route 10, Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage

Other languages

English Rhydon
Japanese サイドン (Sidon)
German Rizeros
French Rhinoféros

Name origin

rhino
large African mammal
don
of great size/importance; lord or master