Competitive Information for Rhyhorn [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Rhyhorn rhyhorn
Base Stats for Rhyhorn

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 Rhyhorn? 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.


Rhyhorn is pretty popular Ground and Rock-typed Pokemon. Rhyhorn is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Rhyhorn is weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Ice, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Rhyhorn
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Dig
- Rock Slide
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Rhyhorn (Retro)

Rhyhorn is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Out of the original 151, Rhyhorn was quite something to try to play with in the first generation meta. In the dark days prior to 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 huge amount of damage.
Dig is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move that deals damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
30% chance to burn the target.
Thunder
120
70%
10
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
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.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
No additional effect.
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.
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 Rhyhorn 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 Rhyhorn

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