Competitive Information for Rhydon [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Rhydon rhydon
Base Stats for Rhydon

Ground / Rock

Abilities:
Lightning RodLightning Rod: This Pokemon draws single-target Electric moves used by opponents to itself.
,
Rock HeadRock Head: This Pokemon does not take recoil damage besides Struggle/Life Orb/crash damage.


Evolutions / Family:
Rhyhorn
Rhydon

Weakness Chart for Ground/Rock-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
0x
2x
0.5x
0.5x
  
4x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
2x
0.5x
0.25x
  
0.5x
2x
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 Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Common team mates for Rhydon in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

SnorlaxGyaradosHoundoomZapdosMagnetonHariyamaMachampLudicoloNinjaskMarowakArcanine


Rhydon is a remarkable Ground and Rock-typed Pokemon. It's normal to see Rhydon show up as a Ruby/Sapphire opponent. Rhydon is weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Ice, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Rhydon
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Rock Head
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 212 Hp / 120 Atk / 172 Spe
Moveset:
- Megahorn
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Substitute / Swords Dance

Physical Tank Rhydon (Analytic)

Rhydon is a remarkable Physical Tank. This moveset is designed to take a nice amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Rhydon last longer regaining it's it's health points every turn. With Rock Head, Rhydon does not take recoil damage besides struggle/life orb/crash damage.

Megahorn is a physical 120-base power Bug-type move that deals a vast amount of damage.
Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Substitute is a status move (Rhydon takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Rhydon's attack by 2 stages).




Species: Rhydon
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Lightning Rod
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Slide
- Brick Break

Physical Sweeper Rhydon (Lightning Rod)

Rhydon is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Rhydon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Rhydon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Lightning Rod, Rhydon draws single-target electric moves used by opponents to itself.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 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 foes).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Rhydon? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Common team mates for Rhydon in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

SnorlaxGyaradosHoundoomZapdosMagnetonHariyamaMachampLudicoloNinjaskMarowakArcanine


Species: Rhydon
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Lightning Rod
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Double-Edge / Return
- Brick Break

Doubles Physical Sweeper Rhydon (Lightning Rod)

Rhydon is a notable Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Rhydon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Rhydon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Lightning Rod, Rhydon draws single-target electric moves used by opponents to itself.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).



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
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s).
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits foes. Power doubles against Dive.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Crush Claw
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
60
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Horn Attack
65
100%
25
No additional effect.
Horn Drill
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Magnitude
--
100%
30
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power varies; 2x on Dig.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Megahorn
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Blast
25
80%
10
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
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.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Scary Face
--
90%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(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 Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Rhydon

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