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How to Evolve Rhydon into Rhyperior in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Looking to evolve your Rhydon into a Rhyperior in Pokemon Legends: Arceus? We've put together an easy-to-understand guide on how to do just that.
Looking to evolve your Rhydon into a Rhyperior in Pokemon Legends: Arceus? We've put together an easy-to-understand guide on how to do just that. / The Pokemon Company, Nintendo

Looking to evolve your Rhydon into a Rhyperior in Pokemon Legends: Arceus? We've put together an easy-to-understand guide on how to do just that.

Rhydon was among the select few Pokemon that received a new form with the introduction of Generation IV. In the Sinnoh region, trainers were able to obtain a new evolutionary item—the Protector—that allowed it to evolve. So, it's unsurprising that the species has made a reappearance in the Hisui region.

How to Evolve Rhydon into Rhyperior

Trainers can evolve Rhydon into Rhyperior using the Protector item.

Previously, Rhydon would only evolve after being traded while holding the aforementioned item. Now, however, with the release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus and the implementation of the Linking Cord item, Rhydon only needs to be exposed to the Protector to prompt evolution.

While its pre-evolved form, Rhyhorn, needs to hit level 42 in order to become Rhydon, there is no level requirement needed to evolve Rhydon into Rhyperior—nor is there a friendship barrier. Trainers simply need to obtain the Protector item, select it from their inventory, and show it to their Rhydon.

More information on how to get a Protector can be found in our Pokemon Legends: Arceus Evolutionary Item guide.

Rhyperior, also known as the "Drill Pokemon," is known for its extremely thick hide. According to its PokeDex description, it "can withstand a blow from a masterwork sword with nary a scratch." Rhyperior also has the ability to shoot spherical projectiles of solid rock from holes in its palms. Its Hisuian PokeDex number is #122.

For all other evolution inquiries, make sure to check out our guide for evolving Pokemon in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.