Pokemon Go will have you facing off against challenging raid Pokemon throughout your journey outdoors. If one of these is Rhydon, you are going to need to have some strong teammates available to you, because they can be a difficult fight if you don’t have the right setup available. If you are getting ready to battle a Rhydon, we’ll walk you through the best counters and all of its weaknesses in this guide!
Rhydon Weakness & Counters
Rhydon is a Ground and Rock-type Pokemon, which makes it have a significant weakness to Water and Grass-type moves. It is also weak to Fighting, Ground, Steel, and Ice-type moves but to a lesser degree. Water and Grass are 4x the damage, which makes them the best move types to bring to take out Rhydon.
If you are running out of Pokemon to throw at Rhydon, you will want to avoid any Pokemon with Electric, Poison, Fire, Flying, Normal, or Rock-type moves because Rhydon is resistant against them. Electric and Poison being the types that will do next to no damage against a Rhydon!
Best Rhydon Counters
The best counters for Rhydon are Pokemon that are Water and Grass-type that have strong Water and Grass-type moves that they can use in battle. You can use things like Blastoise, Gyarados, Venusaur, Abomasnow, Zarude, Kyogre, Kingler, and many more! If you have the Mega or Shadow versions of these then those are generally going to get the job done faster.
Here’s an extended list of the Pokemon you can use with the best moves that they have available to them for the fight. You don’t have to have the exact moveset, but make sure you have the right type of moves to take advantage of Rhydon’s weaknesses.
- Zarude – Vine Whip/Power Whip
- Kyogre – Waterfall/Hydro Pump
- Kingler – Bubble/Crabhammer
- Samurott – Waterfall/Hydro Cannon
- Roserade – Razor Leaf/Leaf Storm
- Swampert – Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
- Feraligatr – Waterfall/Hydro Cannon
- Gyarados – Waterfall/Hydro Pump
- Tangrowth – Vine Whip/Power Whip
- Clawitzer – Water Gun/Crabhammer
- Empoleon – Waterfall/Hydro Cannon
- Torterra – Razor Leaf/Frenzy Plant
If you run out of the strong counters for Rhydon, then you will just need to bring in whatever Grass and Water-types you have powered up. They should be able to get the job done, they just won’t be as efficient as the top counters available!
Those are all of the weaknesses and best counters for Rhydon in Pokemon Go. We have more detailed guides for you to checkout in the Pokemon Go section of our website.