Competitive Information for Rhyhorn [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Rhyhorn? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Rhyhorn is an outstanding Ground and Rock-typed Pokemon. Rhyhorn is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Rhyhorn is weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Ice, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
- Earthquake / Dig
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Slide / Rollout
- Rock Smash
Physical Sweeper Rhyhorn (Retro)
Rhyhorn is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Keep in mind back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Rhyhorn is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite changes that. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Rhyhorn from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Dig is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
♦ Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Rollout is a physical STAB-boosted 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Wondering what moves can Rhyhorn learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Rhyhorn can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Rhyhorn
- Moves: Endure + Reversal
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Thunderbolt + Ice beam
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
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