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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Rhydon

Rhydon
Drill Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Rhydon is a Ground and Rock Type Drill Pokémon, with a 7.8% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Rhydon can be found with Lightning Rod, Rock Head and Reckless as an Ability and has a Slow growth rate with a 2 Attack EV Yield. We recommend the Brave Nature, based on 485 combined Base Stats.

Rhydon Stats and Abilities

Based on Rhydon Base IVs we consider this pokemon C-Tier choice. Rhydon Highest IV Stat is Attack 130 and the Lowest being Speed 40.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
D
HP105320414
S
Attack130238394
C
Defense120220372
F
Special Attack4585207
F
Special Defense4585207
F
Speed4076196
C
Total485
Rhydon Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Brave
+10% Attack
-10% Speed
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Sweet
EV Yield2 Attack
Growth RateSlow
Catch Rate60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsField, Monster
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Lightning Rod
Ability 1
Lightning Rod forces all single-target Electric-type moves - used by any other Pokémon on the field - to target this Pokémon, and with 100% accuracy. This includes the status move Thunder Wave. The ability is most useful in double/triple battles.
Rock Head
Ability 2
Protects the Pokémon from recoil damage.
Reckless
Hidden Ability
Reckless increases the power of recoil moves by 20%. By extension this means the amount of recoil damage taken will increase as more more damage is dealt (except for High Jump Kick and Jump Kick which have fixed recoil).

How To Evolve Rhydon in BDSP

Rhyhorn requires (Level 42) to evolve into Rhydon and then (trade holding Protector) to evolve into Rhyperior.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
Rhyhorn
Level 42
Rhydon
trade holding Protector
Rhyperior

Where To Find Rhydon in BDSP

Rhydon has 9 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Rhydon, within the Rocky 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 228
20 - 5%
Rhydon
Lv. 52-53
Stark Mountain
100 - 20%
Rhyhorn
Lv. 22
Stark Mountain
20 - 5%
Rhydon
Lv. 55
Route 227
100 - 20%
Rhyhorn
Lv. 22
Route 227
20 - 5%
Rhydon
Lv. 55
Big Bluff Cavern
National
Rhydon
Lv. 16-63
Big Bluff Cavern
National
Rhyhorn
Lv. 16-63
Typhlo Cavern
Start
Rhyhorn
Lv. 16-63
Sunlit Cavern
Start
Rhyhorn
Lv. 16-63
Spacious Cave
Start
Rhyhorn
Lv. 16-63
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Spacious Cave
National
Rhydon
Lv. 16-63
Sandsear Cave
Start
Rhyhorn
Lv. 16-63
Sandsear Cave
National
Rhydon
Lv. 16-63
Rocky Cave
Start
Rhyhorn
Lv. 16-63
Rocky Cave
National
Rhydon
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Rhydon Weakness

Rhydon is a Ground and Rock Type pokemon. This will cause Rhydon to take More Damage from Ice, Fighting, Ground, Steel, Water, Grass Type Moves, and Less Damage from Rock, Normal, Flying, Fire, Electric, Poison Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
Water
Grass
2.0x
More Damage
Ice
Fighting
Ground
Steel
0.5x
Less Damage
Rock
Normal
Flying
Fire
0.25x
Less Damage
Poison
Immune to Damage
Electric

What pokemon is Rhydon Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Dialga
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Groudon
S
Celebi

What pokemon is Rhydon Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Arceus
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
S
Slaking
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Best Moves Rhydon in BDSP

Best Moveset for Rhydon Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
61
Megahorn
Physical
120
85 10 Using its tough and impressive horn, the user rams into the target to inflict damage.
47
Earthquake
Physical
150
100 10 Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
1
Hammer Arm
Physical
100
90 10 Lowers user's Speed.
54
Stone Edge
Physical
150
80 5 High critical hit ratio.

Best Moveset for Rhydon TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM01
Focus Punch
Physical
150
100 20 If the user is hit before attacking, it flinches instead.
TM68
Giga Impact
Physical
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Special
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM52
Focus Blast
Special
120
70 5 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
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
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Rhydon Level Up Moves

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

Lvl Move Desc
1
Hammer Arm
Power: 100
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

Lowers user's Speed.
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
Tail Whip
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Lowers opponent's Defense.
1
Smack Down
Power:
75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

Makes Flying-type Pokémon vulnerable to Ground moves.
1
Bulldoze
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
15
Horn Attack
Power: 65
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

20
Scary Face
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Speed.
25
Stomp
Power: 65
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May cause flinching.
30
Rock Blast
Power:
37.5
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
35
Drill Run
Power:
120
Acc: 95
PP: 10
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
40
Take Down
Power: 90
Acc: 85
PP: 20
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
47
Earthquake
Power:
150
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
54
Stone Edge
Power:
150
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
61
Megahorn
Power: 120
Acc: 85
PP: 10
Physical

Using its tough and impressive horn, the user rams into the target to inflict damage.
68
Horn Drill
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Physical

One-Hit-KO, if it hits.
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Rhydon TM Moves

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

TM Move Desc
TM01
Focus Punch
Power: 150
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

If the user is hit before attacking, it flinches instead.
TM05
Roar
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM13
Ice Beam
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM14
Blizzard
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 5
Special

May freeze opponent.
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.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM23
Iron Tail
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM24
Thunderbolt
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May paralyze opponent.
TM25
Thunder
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 10
Special

May paralyze opponent.
TM26
Earthquake
Power:
150
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM28
Dig
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM31
Brick Break
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

Breaks through Reflect and Light Screen barriers.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM34
Shock Wave
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM35
Flamethrower
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM37
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM38
Fire Blast
Power: 110
Acc: 85
PP: 5
Special

May burn opponent.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power:
90
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
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.
TM46
Thief
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Also steals opponent's held item.
TM52
Focus Blast
Power: 120
Acc: 70
PP: 5
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM56
Fling
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power depends on held item.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM59
Dragon Pulse
Power: 85
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user’s gaping mouth. This attack never misses.
TM65
Shadow Claw
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
TM66
Payback
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if the user was attacked first.
TM68
Giga Impact
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
TM69
Rock Polish
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
TM71
Stone Edge
Power:
150
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
TM72
Avalanche
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if user took damage first.
TM75
Swords Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Attack.
TM76
Stealth Rock
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Damages opponent switching into battle.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power:
112.5
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
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.
TM93
Cut
Power: 50
Acc: 95
PP: 30
Physical

TM95
Surf
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
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