How to Evolve Rhydon into Rhyperior in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Indigo Disk Rhyperior evolution
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Getting every Pokemon in your Pokedex, regardless of which game you play, requires exploring the world and catching Pokemon alongside evolving them into stronger forms. Here’s how to evolve Rhydon into Rhyperior in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk.

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Rhydon to Rhyperior Evolution in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk

To evolve Rhydon into Rhyperior in Indigo Disk, you must obtain the Protector item and get your Rhydon to hold it before initiating a trade. Once you have this item, find it in your inventory and get Rhydon to hold it before starting a trade, causing Rhydon to evolve once the trade ends.

However, this means whoever receives Rhyperior will get the Pokemon and Pokedex entry. With that in mind, you’ll want to initiate a trade request with someone you trust will return it or with someone exchanging a Rhydon holding Protector. That way, you will both get the same Pokemon without losing anything.

How to Find Protector in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The Indigo Disk

Protector is an evolution item found in the Blueberry Academy school store for 250 BP. You’ll also find others like Electirizer and Magmarizer here, which you can use to evolve other Pokemon. As long as you have the BP for them, there’s no limit to how many you can purchase.

To get BP, you’ll have to finish Blueberry Quests, also known as BBQs. These usually involve finding Ditto Blocks, initiating surprise battles, and locating specific Pokemon. You can work on these solo to slowly generate points or team up with others to participate in group quests through the Union Circle.

Would you like to learn more about obtaining other Pokemon with items? Check out how to evolve Electabuzz in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk, or click the tag below to explore our growing article list.

About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.