Competitive Information for Rhydon [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Rhydon rhydon
Base Stats for Rhydon

Ground / Rock


Evolutions / Family:
Rhyhorn
Rhydon

Weakness Chart for Ground/Rock-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
0x
2x
0.5x
0.5x
  
4x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
2x
2x
0.5x
0.25x
  
0.5x
4x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Rhydon? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue generation metagame.


Common team mates for Rhydon in Pokemon Red/Blue:

ChanseyStarmieSlowbroVictreebelHypnoPoliwrath


Rhydon is a fabulous Ground and Rock-typed Pokemon. Rhydon is a not-uncommon Pokemon to see in Generation 1. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Rhydon is weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Ice, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Rhydon
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Dig
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Rock Slide
- Seismic Toss

Physical Sweeper Rhydon (Retro)

Rhydon is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. From the original 151, few Pokemon could compare to Rhydon at the start of the Pokemon metagame. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move that deals a phenomenal amount of damage.
Dig is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Hyper Beam is a physical 150-base power Normal-type move (can't move next turn if target or sub is not koed).
Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move that deals damage.
Seismic Toss is a physical 1-base power Fighting-type move (damage = Rhydon's level. can hit ghost types).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Rhydon 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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
90%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
33% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
30% chance to burn the target.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Surf
95
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thunder
120
70%
10
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Dig
100
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
No additional effect.
Fissure
--
30%
5
Deals 65535 damage. Fails if target is faster.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Horn Attack
65
100%
25
No additional effect.
Horn Drill
--
30%
5
Deals 65535 damage. Fails if target is faster.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
Can't move next turn if target or sub is not KOed.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Pay Day
40
100%
20
Scatters coins.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
No additional effect.
Seismic Toss
??
100%
20
Damage = user's level. Can hit Ghost types.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Submission
80
80%
25
Has 1/4 recoil.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Rhydon can perform in Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Rhydon

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