Competitive Information for Rhyhorn [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Rhyhorn rhyhorn
Base Stats for Rhyhorn

Ground / Rock

Abilities:
Lightning RodLightning Rod: This Pokemon draws Electric moves to itself to raise Sp. Atk by 1; Electric immunity.
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Rock HeadRock Head: This Pokemon does not take recoil damage besides Struggle/Life Orb/crash damage.
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RecklessReckless: This Pokemon's attacks with recoil or crash damage have 1.2x power; not Struggle.


Evolutions / Family:
Rhyhorn
Rhydon
Rhyperior

Weakness Chart for Ground/Rock-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
  
  
  
0x
  
2x
0.5x
0.5x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
4x
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 Rhyhorn? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Rhyhorn is pretty popular Ground and Rock-typed Pokemon. Rhyhorn is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Rhyhorn is weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Ice, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Rhyhorn
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Lightning Rod
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / High Horsepower
- Superpower
- Rock Slide / Rock Tomb
- Body Slam

Physical Sweeper Rhyhorn (Lightning Rod)

Rhyhorn is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. 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. Life Orb boosts the power of Rhyhorn's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Lightning Rod, Rhyhorn draws electric moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; electric immunity.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
High Horsepower is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Ground-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Rhyhorn's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Rock Tomb is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Rhyhorn? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Species: Rhyhorn
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Lightning Rod
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / High Horsepower
- Rock Slide / Rock Tomb
- Superpower
- Body Slam

Doubles Physical Sweeper Rhyhorn (Lightning Rod)

Rhyhorn is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Rhyhorn is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. 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. Life Orb boosts the power of Rhyhorn's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Lightning Rod, Rhyhorn draws electric moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; electric immunity.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
High Horsepower is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Ground-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Rock Tomb is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Rhyhorn's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze 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
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dragon Rush
100
75%
10
20% chance to flinch the target.
Drill Run
80
95%
10
High critical hit ratio.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch.
High Horsepower
95
95%
10
No additional effect.
Horn Attack
65
100%
25
No additional effect.
Horn Drill
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Ice Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Megahorn
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
Metal Burst
--
100%
10
If hit by an attack, returns 1.5x damage.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Blast
25
90%
10
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Skull Bash
130
100%
10
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Smack Down
50
100%
15
Removes the target's Ground immunity.
Smart Strike
70
--
10
This move does not check accuracy.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to paralyze. 10% chance to flinch.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Guard Split
--
--
10
Averages Defense and Sp. Def stats with target.
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.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
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.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Rhyhorn can perform in Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Rhyhorn

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