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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Rapidash

Rapidash
Fire Horse Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Rapidash is a Fire Type Fire Horse Pokémon, with a 7.8% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Rapidash can be found with Run Away, Flash Fire and Flame Body as an Ability and has a Medium Fast growth rate with a 2 Speed EV Yield. We recommend the Hasty Nature, based on 500 combined Base Stats.

Rapidash Stats and Abilities

Based on Rapidash Base IVs we consider this pokemon B-Tier choice. Rapidash Highest IV Stat is Speed 105 and the Lowest being Defense 70.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP65240334
C
Attack100184328
E
Defense70130262
D
Special Attack80148284
E
Special Defense80148284
C
Speed105193339
B
Total500
Rapidash Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Hasty
+10% Speed
-10% Defense
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sweet
Dislikes: Sour
EV Yield2 Speed
Growth RateMedium Fast
Catch Rate60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsField
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Run Away
Ability 1
Run Away allows the bearer to flee a battle with a wild Pokémon without fail, even if the opposing Pokémon has used a move like Mean Look or Bind, or has an ability such as Arena Trap.
Flash Fire
Ability 2
When a Pokémon with Flash Fire is hit by a Fire-type move, it does not deal damage but instead raises the power of the bearer's Fire-type moves by 50%. Subsequent hits do not raise the power even more, but the effect remains while the ability-bearer is in battle.
Flame Body
Hidden Ability
If a Pokémon with Flame Body is hit by a move that makes contact, there is a 30% chance the attacker will become burned.

How To Evolve Rapidash in BDSP

Ponyta requires (Level 40) to evolve into Rapidash.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Ponyta
Level 40
Rapidash

Where To Find Rapidash in BDSP

Rapidash has 8 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Ponyta, within the Sandsear Cave location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Route 215
5 - 1%
Ponyta
Lv. 21-22
Route 214
5 - 1%
Ponyta
Lv. 23-24
Route 210
5 - 1%
Ponyta
Lv. 18-20
Route 206
5 - 1%
Ponyta
Lv. 14-16
Route 211
100 - 20%
Ponyta
Lv. 26-28
Volcanic Cave
Strength
Ponyta
Lv. 16-63
Typhlo Cavern
Strength
Ponyta
Lv. 16-63
Sandsear Cave
Strength
Ponyta
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Rapidash Weakness

Rapidash is a Fire Type pokemon. This will cause Rapidash to take More Damage from Ground, Rock, Water Type Moves, and Less Damage from Bug, Steel, Fire, Grass, Ice, Fairy Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Ground
Rock
Water
0.5x
Less Damage
Bug
Steel
Fire
Grass
Ice
Fairy
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Rapidash Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Groudon
S
Tyranitar
S
Garchomp

What pokemon is Rapidash Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Ho-Oh
S
Dialga
S
Celebi
S
Metagross
S
Heatran
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Best Moves Rapidash in BDSP

Best Moveset for Rapidash Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
63
Flare Blitz
Physical
180
100 15 User receives recoil damage. May burn opponent.
1
Megahorn
Physical
120
85 10 Using its tough and impressive horn, the user rams into the target to inflict damage.
56
Fire Blast
Special
165
85 5 May burn opponent.
49
Inferno
Special
150
50 5 Burns opponent.

Best Moveset for Rapidash TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM68
Giga Impact
Physical
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Special
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM50
Overheat
Special
195
90 5 Sharply lowers user's Special Attack.
TM22
Solar Beam
Special
120
100 10 Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
.

Rapidash Level Up Moves

List of Moves Rapidash can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Smart Strike
Power: 70
Acc: —
PP: 10
Physical

The user stabs the target with a sharp horn. This attack never misses.
1
Megahorn
Power: 120
Acc: 85
PP: 10
Physical

Using its tough and impressive horn, the user rams into the target to inflict damage.
1
Poison Jab
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May poison the opponent.
1
Tackle
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
1
Quick Attack
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

User attacks first.
1
Growl
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Status

Lowers opponent's Attack.
1
Tail Whip
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Lowers opponent's Defense.
1
Ember
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

May burn opponent.
15
Flame Charge
Power:
75
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Raises user's Speed.
20
Agility
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
25
Flame Wheel
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

May burn opponent.
30
Stomp
Power: 65
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May cause flinching.
35
Fire Spin
Power:
52.5
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Special

Traps opponent, damaging them for 4-5 turns.
43
Take Down
Power: 90
Acc: 85
PP: 20
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
49
Inferno
Power:
150
Acc: 50
PP: 5
Special

Burns opponent.
56
Fire Blast
Power:
165
Acc: 85
PP: 5
Special

May burn opponent.
63
Flare Blitz
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage. May burn opponent.
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Rapidash TM Moves

List of Moves Rapidash can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM22
Solar Beam
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM23
Iron Tail
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM35
Flamethrower
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM38
Fire Blast
Power:
165
Acc: 85
PP: 5
Special

May burn opponent.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM50
Overheat
Power:
195
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

Sharply lowers user's Special Attack.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM61
Will-O-Wisp
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Burns opponent.
TM68
Giga Impact
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
TM75
Swords Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Attack.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM84
Poison Jab
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May poison the opponent.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

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