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Pokémon Go Rhyhorn Community Day: best movesets and start times

Rock Wrecker makes Rhyperior a pretty strong rock-type attacker

A phone screen overlays a rocky area, with a Rhyhorn in the middle Image: Niantic

Rhyhorn is getting its turn to shine in Pokémon Go with its very own Community Day event.

The event will take place on Feb. 22 with varying times depending on your hemisphere. Northern hemisphere players will have the event from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in their local time. Southern hemisphere players’ event will take place from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. in their local time.

Rhyhorn will spawn way more than usual, with a high rate to find the Pokémon Shiny.

How do I get a Shiny Rhyhorn?

Since Rhyhorn will be popping up everywhere, just tap every Rhyhorn you see until you get a Shiny one. You’ll find one sooner or later, as the Shiny rate on Community Days is boosted to about a one in 24 rate.

Rhyhorn, Rhydon, and Rhyperior stand next to their Shiny forms, which are orange or gold Image: Niantic via Polygon

What special move does Rhyperior learn?

When evolved into a Rhyperior during the event period, it will learn Rock Wrecker, a move exclusive for the Pokémon. Note that it needs to be evolved during the event period or up to two hours after it ends to make sure it learns the move.

This move makes Rhyperior a great rock-type attacker, but it still falls behind Rampardos.

How do I make the most of this Community Day?

The event will have tripled catch Stardust, so make sure you use Star Pieces to boost how much Stardust you get even more. Grabbing a handful of good IV Rhyhorn is probably a good idea, too, since Rock Wrecker is pretty strong.

Competing in the Go Battle League all day on Feb. 22 will also reward two Sinnoh Stones — an item you need to evolve Rhydon into Rhyperior — with every set you do, win or lose. This means you have to win or lose five battles to get two stones.

Give your Rhyperior Smack Down and Rock Wrecker to make it a great rock-type attacker.

If you’re deciding which Shiny Rhyhorn to evolve at the end of the day, try using one of the new search strings. Sort your ‘mons by “recent” using the lower right icon, then type “4*” in the search box at the top. This will let you know if you have any 100% IV Rhyhorn. Most people won’t be so lucky, so next you’ll want to type “3*” in the search box, which will show you any recent ‘mons that are 80% or above. Appraise these to see which one is best and then evolve your new buddy!