How to Beat Rhydon in Pokémon Go

Lits of Rhydon Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated & Improved: 18.09.2016.
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Vine Whip
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Razor Leaf
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Razor Leaf
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Razor Leaf
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Zen Headbutt
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Aqua Tail
Quick Move:
Confusion
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Mud Shot
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Vine Whip
Special Move:
Petal Blizzard
Quick Move:
Frost Breath
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Razor Leaf
Special Move:
Petal Blizzard
Quick Move:
Razor Leaf
Special Move:
Petal Blizzard
Quick Move:
Ice Shard
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Bubble
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Razor Leaf
Special Move:
Leaf Blade



Rhydon is the only used 'Ground / Rock' Type Gym Defender in Pokémon Go.

After few minutes of analysing Rhydon - I have just one advice for all of You Pokémon Go Trainers - DO NOT USE Rhydon as Gym Defender.
I hear You asking: Why??? - Because Rhydon is double countered by Pokémon with Water and Grass Type Attacks.
The amount of damage elite Grass and Water Pokémon can deal to Rhydon is simply insane !!!

As I already explained above - the list of Rhydon counters is filled up with Pokémon that have Grass and Water Type Attacks.

How Did We Select Pokémon Counterpicks?


There are 18 damage-type groups in Pokémon Go (like Water, Grass, Ice, Fire, Rock, etc...)
Every Pokémon has 1 or 2 Types.
Every Pokémon has 2 Attacks - Quick Move and Special Move.
Based on Pokémon Type and Attack Types it has - every Pokémon in Pokémon Go has it's strengths and weaknesses.

We developed ranking algorithms that create Pokémon counterpick lists based on:
1. Type(s) of Attacking Pokémon
2. Attack Types of Attacking Pokémon
3. Attacking Pokémon DPS (Damage per Second)
4. Type(s) of Defending Pokémon
5. Potential Attack Types of Defending Pokémon
6. Defending Pokémon DPS
* We have excluded legendary Pokémon (Mewtwo, Mew, Moltres, Articuno and Zapdos) from results because they are not available to all Pokémon Go players.

We spent over 2 month developing this tool (July and August 2016.)
The first algorithm we developed back in August was ok for the first version of tool but it wasn't what we really wanted...
Because of that algorithms were re-developed from scratch around September 1st 2016. and we are updating/improving counterpick lists on daily basis since then.