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How to get Rhyperior in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Here's how trainers can get Rhyperior, one of the strongest Rock-types in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
How to get Rhyperior in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Like many other Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Rhyperior is among the additions to the Pokédex that was originally introduced in Platinum. The ultimate Generation IV game introduced many new evolutions to the franchise, including a third evolution for Rhyhorn and Rhydon. 

Since Rhyperior was in the original Platinum game, players are curious as to how they can get their hands on the orange rock monster. Below, players can see the exact process of how to acquire Rhyperior in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. 

Getting Rhyperior in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

To begin, you will need to have beaten the main story and Elite Four in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

How to get catch Rhyperior Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Rhyhorn Rhydon
Rhyhorn starts off the evolutionary line leading to Rhyperior. (Picture: Game Freak)

You will also need to acquire the National Dex from Professor Rowan. You can only do this after completing the Sinnoh Dex by seeing all 150 Pokémon in the region. 

With the National Dex, you want to make your way to the Resort Area and Fight Area. You can go there by accessing the boat in Snowpoint City.

Once at the Resort Area, you can make your way up to the Fight Area. Remember to grab every Poké Ball on the ground along the way, especially on Route 228, as one of them will contain the Protector item. The item is found right near a group of trainers. 

You can find both Rhyhorn and Rhydon on Routes 227 and 228, right near where the Protector is found. If you catch a Rhyhorn, then you’ll need to train it up to level 42 to evolve it into Rhydon. If you already have a Rhydon, then simply give it the Protector item. 

How to get catch Rhyperior Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Rhyhorn Rhydon
Rhydon is a great Pokémon on its own. (Picture: Game Freak)

From here, you’ll need to have a willing trade partner. Rhydon needs to be traded while holding the Protector in order to evolve into Rhyperior. If you don’t have anyone to trade with, you’re unfortunately stuck with Rhydon. 

That’s the whole process of acquiring Rhyperior in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. 

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