- Voice actor: Katsuyuki Konishi (both English and Japanese)
Rhydon is a large, gray, bipedal Pokémon with an amalgam of features from dinosaurs and rhinoceroses. Rhydon's most famous feature is the cream-colored, drill-like horn on its snout, although there are other protrusions on the head as well. These include the front-pointing crest extending from the middle of its head, two triangular, ear-like features to the sides of the crest, a wavy-shaped, also ear-like extension further down its head, and the spiky ridges on the sides of its mouth. It has a long tail with skinny, black stripes. Rhydon has a cream-colored stomach and a ridged back. Its height is 6'03" and weight is 264.6 lbs.
The female's drill-horn is smaller than the male's.
Rhydon is a powerfully built Pokémon based on physical strength. This massive Pokémon is well protected by its near indestructible armor-like hide, capable of passing unscathed through streams of magma, and supposedly even capable of absorbing a direct blow from a cannonball without being harmed. However, because of this tough hide, it is insensitive to pain. Though forgetful, Rhydon is somewhat intelligent, its brain having developed well after it started walking upright on its two back legs. Erecting in stature also freed its forelegs for better utilization in combat. Rhydon is recorded as being able to topple buildings with a sweeping blow of its tail or by charging with the spinning drill horn on its face. With its horn, Rhydon is able to bore holes in solid rock, and even shatter diamonds. Additionally to all of this, Rhydon is tremendously versatile and can be taught via technical machines Fire, Ice and Electric. This Pokémon’s range even extends to certain Fighting, Poison, Dragon, Ghost and Water moves.
Rhydon are apparently much smarter than their pre-evolution, evidenced by their ability to stand on its hind-legs. Despite this, they are still very forgetful.
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Rhydon are herbivores.
Rhydon's first major role was in Riddle Me This, being one of Blaine's Pokémon. Blaine used a Rhydon against Ash during the first battle for Ash's Volcano Badge. While normally tough against electric attacks, Rhydon was defeated when Ash's Pikachu struck Rhydon's horn, which acted like a lightning rod. It reappeared in a flashback in Volcanic Panic and Bad to the Bone.
A Rhydon was one of the Pokémon competing in the Pokémon Sumo Wrestling in Ring Masters.
A Rhydon also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.
A Rhydon was one of the Pokémon that fought in a battle as seen in a flashback in Pop Goes The Sneasel.
Brock's dad, Flint, has a Rhydon, but was just mentioned in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!. Flint mostly used his Rhydon for helping him decorate the Pewter Gym's battlefield with rocks from mountaintops.
Multiple Rhydon appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as part of the feuding armies.
Rhydon also appeared in The Power of One.
Rhydon, Drill Pokémon. The evolved form of Rhyhorn. It is known for the large horn on its nose that looks like a drill. Its gives this Pokémon the formidable attack power.