Rampaging Rhyhorn February Community Day!

Hey there, Trainers! Well, we cast our votes and the winner is in! Stampeding to the head of the pack it’s that rocky rascal, Rhyhorn!

Community Day is on the 22nd of February, from 11:00am local time to 2:00pm. Here are the bonuses…

  • 3x Catch Stardust.
  • Huge concentrations of Rhydon everywhere with the possibility of nabbing a Shiny or two.
  • Community Day exclusive move Rock Wrecker for Rhyperior if evolved from Rhydon between Community Day hours and up to one hour after the event.
  • So, I realized something while settling down to write this article; I had kind of already done it. I usually write a spotlight on the featured creature for these articles, but in my efforts to give you a good, detailed analysis in the lead up to voting, I’d already written a perfectly serviceable spotlight.

    Whoopsie!

    But, on the off-chance you didn’t see the last article, I’m going to go ahead and re-post the Spotlight section from it so that you can be as prepared as possible for Community Day. Original text is as follows:

    Spotlight on Rhyhorn

    A neat bit of trivia; Rhydon is widely regarded as being the first monster designed by Satoshi Tajiri as a Pokemon. (If we’re talking about the oldest design that became a Pokemon, I think that honor goes to Diglett, which was a character doodled by Shigeki Morimoto in his childhood that was later re-purposed and became a Pokemon at that point.) Check out this sketch! You can see the proto-Rhydon in behind the Trainer character. This is also why the Substitute move uses a simple Rhydon form, and why there are so many Rhydon statues in the first generation of games.

    Anyway, the Pokedex tells us that this Pokemon is…. kinda dumb. Like so dumb it forgets why it started charging once it really gets going. It will just keep running onwards into a bright and shiny future where it smashes through everything in its way. Its legs are short and that makes changing direction mid-charge functionally impossible so it just keeps running in a straight line till it falls asleep. Its bones are 1000 times harder than human bone and its rocky hide is so thick it can smash through steel blocks with no immediate pain. It will be feeling it the next day, however.

    This Pokemon’s design isn’t exactly universally loved. But you can’t argue with these Stats: Max CP of 3733, Attack of 241, Defense of 190 and Stamina of 251. Bulky Attacker, good for defense, great for offense. It’s a Rock/Ground Type so has two super weaknesses in Grass and Water, and it’s also weak to Fighting, Steel, Ground and Ice. It is double resistant to Electric and Poison, with standard resistances to Rock, Normal, Fire and Flying.

    In terms of Fast Attacks, we’ve got Smack Down and Mud Slap, both STAB. For Charge Attacks it has Super Power, Skull Bash, Surf, Stone Edge and Earthquake. Latter two are STAB.

    The Community Day move is going to be Rock Wrecker and it’s probably going to be the best option for this already super formidable Pokemon.

    Shiny Rhyhorn is a rusty, reddish brown color instead of the usual cool gray. Nice and easy to spot!

    And there you have it, Trainers! Did you want Rhyhorn to win? Or would you have preferred one of the other options? Let me know in the comments! As always, I wish you the absolute best of luck!

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