Rhydon Raid Boss

Pokemon GO Rhydon

Rhydon is a strong Tier 4 Raid boss in Pokemon GO, it is not soloable and it will take at least 2-3 Trainers with a team of Level 30 counters. Trainers seeking a challenge may try to duo one with high level Kyogre, Frenzy Plant Venusaur, and Gyarados teams.

Rhydon Boss CP is 27992 and it can have Max Capture CPs in the following ranges:

  • 1736 – 1816 CP with perfect IVs at level 20
  • 2170 – 2270 CP during Sunny or Partly Cloudy weather, with perfect IVs at level 25

Best counters for Rhydon Raid

List of best Rhydon counters
Weakness Water x2
Grass x2
Ground Steel Fighting Ice
Boosted by Partly Cloudy
Supreme Rhydon counters
KyogreKyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
GyaradosGyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
VenusaurVenusaur Razor Leaf Grass Frenzy Plant Grass
Excellent counters
SceptileSceptile Bullet Seed Grass Leaf Blade Grass
ExeggutorExeggutor Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass
BlastoiseBlastoise Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water
RoseradeRoserade Razor Leaf Grass Solar Beam Grass
Good counters
TorterraTorterra Razor Leaf Grass Solar Beam Grass
GroudonGroudon Mud Shot Grass Solar Beam Grass

Rhydon Moveset

Rhydon as a boss has access to the following moves:

  • Mud Slap Ground (fast)
  • Rock Smash Fighting (fast)
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Earthquake Ground
  • Surf Water

Rhydon’s move sets are not threatening at all to most counters listed in this guide. Stone Edge deals super effective damage to Gyarados, while all other attacks deal neutral or reduced damage to all Rhydon counters. The easiest Rhydon charge move to fight against is Surf.

Weather Effects

Weather Pro-Attacker Pro-Rhydon
Sunny Boost to Double Super Effective Grass attackers and SE Ground attackers Boost to its Ground moves Mud Slap and Earthquake
Rainy Boost to Double Super Effective Water attackers Boost to Surf charged move
Snow Boost to SE Ice and Steel type attackers. No Benefits
Partly Cloudy No benefits Boost to Stone Edge charged move
Cloudy Boost to SE Fighting type attackers Boost to Rock Smash fast move
Fog No benefits No benefits
Windy No benefits No benefits


The best weather will be Rainy or Sunny for a attacker to take on a Rhydon, as a Rhydon takes the Double Super Effective from Grass and Water attackers, so the likes of Kyogre, Gyarados, Sceptile, Venusaur, and such will absolutely demolish the beast.

Rhydon Raid Counters Explained

Before we go into deeper analysis, remember that Rhydon can’t be soloed. Before joining any raid make sure you are using Pokémon with proper movesets.

Rhydon takes Double Super Effective damage from water and grass movesets, due to its dual rock and ground type.

The best Pokemon to fight Rhydon is Kyogre with Waterfall/ Hydro Pump. Simply put its high damage output and longevity in battle make it the supreme counter and the optimal choice for any low person raids. A worthy substitute is Gyarados, with only a slight reduction in TTW (Time to Win) with the same moveset, Waterfall/Hydro Pump. Beyond that the Community Day Venusaur with Frenzy Plant will make a fantastic counter. 

To summarise, any Pokémon with Hydro Pump or Solar Beam are a good choice for this Raid, as the damage they can deal to Rhydon is staggering.

Additional Counters

  • Meganium with Vine Whip/ Solar Beam
  • Victreebel with Razor Leaf/ Solar Beam
  • Vileplume with Razor Leaf/ Solar Beam
  • Poliwrath with Bubble/ Hydro Pump
  • Lapras with Water Gun/ Hydro Pump
  • Feraligatr with Water Gun/ Hydro Pump
  • Swampert with Water Gun/ Surf
  • Milotic with Waterfall/ Surf

Considerably weaker, but still viable counters, mostly used in large groups as throw away attackers:

  • Omastar with Water Gun/ Hydro Pump
  • Kingler with Bobble/ Hydro Pump
  • Slowbro with Water Gun/ Water Pulse
  • Tangela with Vine Whip/ Solar Beam
  • Kingdra with Water Gun/ Hydro Pump