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 6′03″ (1.9 m)
Weight 264.6 lbs (120.0 kg)
Abilities Lightning Rod
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)

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 (base 5,120 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.

Moves learned by Rhydon

Moves learnt by level up

Rhydon learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fury AttackNormal 15 85
1Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
1Horn AttackNormal 65 100
1Horn DrillNormal
1Scary FaceNormal 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
5Fury AttackNormal 15 85
9Scary FaceNormal 100
13Smack DownRock 50 100
17StompNormal 65 100
21BulldozeGround 60 100
25Chip AwayNormal 70 100
29Rock BlastRock 25 90
33Drill RunGround 80 95
37Take DownNormal 90 85
41Stone EdgeRock 100 80
48EarthquakeGround 100 100
55MegahornBug 120 85
62Horn DrillNormal

Moves learnt on evolution

Rhydon learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Hammer ArmFighting 100 90

Egg moves

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

Move Tutor moves

Rhydon can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Rhydon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
67Smart StrikeSteel 70
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
82Dragon TailDragon 60 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Rhydon can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
LeerNormal 100 Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
FissureGround Generation 1 — TM
Pay DayNormal 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFighting 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
PursuitDark 40 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
ThrashNormal 120 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Ancient PowerRock 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Rhydon learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fury AttackNormal 15 85
1Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
1Horn AttackNormal 65 100
1Horn DrillNormal
1Scary FaceNormal 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
5Fury AttackNormal 15 85
9Scary FaceNormal 100
13Smack DownRock 50 100
17StompNormal 65 100
21BulldozeGround 60 100
25Chip AwayNormal 70 100
29Rock BlastRock 25 90
33Drill RunGround 80 95
37Take DownNormal 90 85
41Stone EdgeRock 100 80
48EarthquakeGround 100 100
55MegahornBug 120 85
62Horn DrillNormal

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Hammer ArmFighting 100 90

Egg moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

Rhydon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
67Smart StrikeSteel 70
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
82Dragon TailDragon 60 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Rhydon can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
LeerNormal 100 Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
FissureGround Generation 1 — TM
Pay DayNormal 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFighting 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
PursuitDark 40 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
ThrashNormal 120 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Ancient PowerRock 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Rhydon sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

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