This Rhyhorn is a ground/rock-type Pokémon owned by Giovanni.



Rhyhorn was first seen when Red was on the ground after the Viridian City Gym collapsed; he and Giovanni were having their battle.[1]

Two years later, Blue recalled the events that transpired with Red in a flashback of Red's battle against Giovanni, which included his Rhyhorn.[2]

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Rhyhorn with its trainer.

After disappearing with its trainer for two years, it appeared with its trainer to help Yellow.[3] Giovanni had Rhyhorn use Horn Attack to pierce the bubbles caused by Lance's Dragonairs an his his Gyarados and Stomp, for the dust from the ground to show the blubbles.[4]


The Association recalled Giovanni and his Rhyhorn, as the two went missing after the battle on Cerise Island, leaving Viridian City's Gym empty and without a leader.[5]

Known moves

Move Episode/Chapter
Giovanni's Rhyhorn Horn Attack
Tail Whip Long Live The Nidoqueen?!
Horn Attack Long Live The Nidoqueen?!
Stomp Long Live The Nidoqueen?!
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.