Rhyperior

Rhyperior is a Ground/Rock type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Drill Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 464
Type Ground Rock
Species Drill Pokémon
Height 2.4 m (7′10″)
Weight 282.8 kg (623.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Lightning Rod
2. Solid Rock
Reckless (hidden ability)
Local № 188 (Platinum)
052 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
178 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
266 (Sword/Shield)
185 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 3 Attack
Catch rate 30 (3.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 241
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 115
340 434
Attack 140
256 416
Defense 130
238 394
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 40
76 196
Total 535 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.

Evolution chart

(Level 42) (trade holding Protector)

Rhyperior changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond
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 muscles instantly.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
From holes in its palms, it fires out GEODUDE. Its carapace can withstand volcanic eruptions.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It can launch a rock held in its hand like a missile by tightening then expanding muscles instantly.
X
Omega Ruby
From holes in its palms, it fires out Geodude. Its carapace can withstand volcanic eruptions.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It puts rocks in holes in its palms and uses its muscles to shoot them. Geodude are shot at rare times.
Sword It can load up to three projectiles per arm into the holes in its hands. What launches out of those holes could be either rocks or Roggenrola.
Shield It relies on its carapace to deflect incoming attacks and throw its enemy off balance. As soon as that happens, it drives its drill into the foe.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
It puts rocks in holes in its palms and uses its muscles to shoot them. On rare occasions, the Pokémon even shoots out Geodude.

Moves learned by Rhyperior

Moves learnt by level up

Rhyperior learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
1Hammer ArmFightingPhysical 100 90
1Smack DownRockPhysical 50 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
15Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100
20Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
25StompNormalPhysical 65 100
30Rock BlastRockPhysical 25 90
35Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95
40Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
47EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
54Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
61MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
68Horn DrillNormalPhysical 30
75Rock WreckerRockPhysical 150 90

Egg moves

Rhyperior learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Rhyperior egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFightingPhysical 100
CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
Crush ClawNormalPhysical 75 95
CurseGhostStatus
Dragon RushDragonPhysical 100 75
Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
Guard SplitPsychicStatus
Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
Metal BurstSteelPhysical 100
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100
Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95

Moves learnt by TM

Rhyperior is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by TR

Rhyperior cannot be taught any TR moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
1Hammer ArmFightingPhysical 100 90
1Smack DownRockPhysical 50 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
15Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100
20Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
25StompNormalPhysical 65 100
30Rock BlastRockPhysical 25 90
35Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95
40Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
47EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
54Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
61MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
68Horn DrillNormalPhysical 30
75Rock WreckerRockPhysical 150 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFightingPhysical 100
CurseGhostStatus
Dragon RushDragonPhysical 100 75
Guard SplitPsychicStatus
Metal BurstSteelPhysical 100
Rock PolishRockStatus
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Meteor BeamRockSpecial 120 90
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Rhyperior sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Rhyperior  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Rhyperior  sprite from Black & White Rhyperior  sprite from X & Y Rhyperior  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Rhyperior Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Rhyperior Shiny sprite from Black & White Rhyperior Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Rhyperior

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Rhyhorn/Rhydon
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Rhyhorn/Rhydon
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Rhyhorn/Rhydon
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Rhyhorn/Rhydon
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Evolve Rhyhorn/Rhydon

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Rhyperior
Japanese ドサイドン (Dosidon)
German Rihornior
French Rhinastoc

Name origin

rhino
large African mammal
superior
dominant