Rhydon Raid Boss

Pokemon GO Rhydon

Rhydon is one strong Raid boss, it is not soloable and it will take at least 3-5 Trainers  with high CP and high HP Pokemon that benefit from 2x SE (Super Effective) moves against Rhydon. Trainers seeking a challenge may try to duo one with high level Kyogre, Frenzy Plant Venusaur, and Gyarados.

Rhydon Boss CP is 30512 and it can have Max Capture CP of 1886 (perfect IV at level 20) and a weather boosted CP (in Sunny or Partly Cloudy) of 2357 (perfect IV at level 25).

Best counters for Rhydon Raid

Best attackers Other options
Pokémon Quick Charge Pokémon Quick Charge
Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water Lanturn Water Gun Water Hydro Pump Water
Venusaur Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass

Solar Beam Grass

Poliwrath Bubble Water Hydro Pump Water
Gyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water Vileplume Razor Leaf Grass Solar Beam Grass
Exeggutor Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass Victreebel Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass
Sceptile Bullet Seed Grass Leaf Blade Grass Shiftry Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass
Groudon Mud Shot Ground Solar Beam Grass Vaporeon Water Gun Water Hydro Pump Water

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

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