Rhynocs are common, rhinoceros-like enemies in Spyro: Year of the Dragon, Spyro: Season of Ice, Spyro: Season of Flame and Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs. They serve as henchmen to the main villains in each of these games (the Sorceress, Grendor, and Ripto, respectively) and thus are a main enemy frequently encountered by Spyro.

Story

Spyro: Year of the Dragon

The Sorceress found a way to employ the Rhynocs (as well as other creatures), much like how Gnasty Gnorc did with the Gnorcs. She made the Rhynocs her main attack forces and used them to fight off Spyro and to capture all the dragon eggs. Bianca also warned Spyro that the Rhynocs could attack him as well as calling them "expertly trained armies" when she tried to scare him off. The artificial creatures were semi-immortal, as they can live forever as the same soul, though if they die, the Sorceress must bring them back, and her only. Chances are that genuine Rhynocs lived in the Forgotten Worlds before the Gnorcs.

Spyro: Season of Ice

After the Sorceress's defeat, the Rhynocs discovered that they had no sole purpose, even when they served her. They were soon employed by Grendor, who gave them new life by giving back their crystals; as long as they give him fairies they have frozen to give him more power and to fight off Spyro.

Spyro 2: Season of Flame and Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs

After Grendor's defeat (and reformation), the Rhynocs once again felt unneeded and useless, until they were employed by Ripto. Ripto controlled the Rhynocs when not using his army of Riptocs during the events of the Season of Flame, and after stealing the Professor's Laboratory in Attack of the Rhynocs. Rhynocs have not been seen since.

Notable Rhynocs

Gallery

Trivia

  • While pronouncing "Rhynocs," it sounds similar to the name of the Transformers: Beast Wars character, Rhinox.
  • The Rhynocs are the second species in the Spyro series to resemble Rhinos (the first being the Snail Rhinos). 
  • In Spyro: Year of the Dragon, some of the Rhynocs' faces bear a strong resemblance to Ripto.
Characters
Playable Characters
Spyro the Dragon - Sparx the Dragonfly - Hunter the Cheetah
Sheila the Kangaroo - Sgt. James Byrd - Bentley the Yeti - Agent 9 the Monkey
Villains
Sorceress - Buzz - Spike - Scorch
Bluto the Rhynoc - Sleepyhead - Colossus Yeti - Twin Fire Dragons - Moneybags - Sasquatch Six
Non-playable characters
Astor - Ami - Azrael - Bartholomew - Basho - Bianca - Buson - Crazy Ed - Egyptian Dogs - Elora
Fairies - Fireflies - Fluffy - Gnome Wizards - Greta - Gus - Handel - Holiday - Hummingbirds - Isabelle - Lindar
Lions - Marco - Mountain Goats - Nancy - Ooga and Mr. Bones - Pandas - Penguins - Polar Bears - Professor - Purple Villagers
Roy - Scarlet Lizards - Seals - Tara - Tikis - Weather Imps - Wyatt - Zoe
Locations
Worlds
Sunrise Spring - Midday Gardens - Evening Lake - Midnight Mountain
Sunny Villa - Cloud Spires - Molten Crater - Seashell Shore - Sheila's Alp - Icy Peak - Enchanted Towers - Spooky Swamp
Bamboo Terrace - Sgt. Byrd's Base - Frozen Altars - Lost Fleet - Charmed Ridge - Fireworks Factory - Bentley's Outpost
Crystal Islands - Desert Ruins - Haunted Tomb - Dino Mines - Agent 9's Lab - Super Bonus Round
Speedways
Mushroom Speedway - Country Speedway - Honey Speedway - Harbor Speedway
Boss Arenas
Buzz's Dungeon - Spike's Arena - Scorch's Pit - Sorceress's Lair
Sparx Areas
Crawdad Farm - Spider Town - Starfish Reef - Bugbot Factory
Terms
Dragon Eggs - Gems - Rhynocs
Characters
Playable Characters
Spyro the Dragon - Sparx
Villains
Grendor
Non-playable characters
Hunter - Zoe - Bianca - Moneybags - Professor
Locations
Worlds
Autumn Fairy Home - Winter Fairy Home - Spring Fairy Home - Summer Fairy Home
Market Mesa - Lava Prairie - Mermaid Coast - Hummingbird Fort - Panda Gardens - Honey Marsh
Time Machine Lab - Roman City - Twilight Bulb Factory - Dusty Trails - Star Park - Grendor's Lair
Speedways
Stone Age Speedway - Ice Age Speedway - Aqua Age Speedway - Space Age Speedway
Boss Arenas
Grendor's Lair
Sparx Areas
Ant Farm - Wasp City - Caterpillar Gardens - Beetle Burrows
Terms
Fairies - Rhynocs -Gems
Characters
Playable Characters
Spyro the Dragon - Sheila the Kangaroo - Agent 9 the Monkey
Villains
Ripto - Crush - Gulp
Non-playable characters
Hunter - Zoe - Bianca - Moneybags -Bentley - Professor
Locations
Worlds
Sunny Plains - Celestial Plains - Starry Plains
Country Farms - Shamrock Isle - Canyon Hop - Minty Mines - Temple of Dune - Tiki Tropics
Alpine Adobe - Crush's Dungeon - Candy Lane - Haunted Hills - Winter Mesa - Watertopia
Rumble Jungle - Lunar Ledges - Arctic Outback - Gulp's Overlook - Moon Fondue - Gypsy Road
Dreamy Castle - Volcano Vaults - Ripto's Mondo Volcano - Ripto's Volcano (Boss)
Terms
Gems - Rhynocs - Fireflies - Dragon Breaths
Characters
Main Characters
Spyro - Sparx - Ripto - Sgt. Byrd - Moneybags - Hunter - Bianca - Agent 9
Villains
Ripto
Dragon Shores
Worlds
Virtual Playground - Fairy Library - Yeti Serengeti - Byrd Barracks - Thieves' Guild - Rabbit Habitat
Banana Savannah - Kangaroo Hoodoos - Moneybags' Mansion - Cheetah Spot Spa - Professor's Secret Lab
Rhynocs n' Clocks - Chateau Ripto
Terms
Gems - Homeworld - Powerups - Dragon Breaths - Hearts of the Lands
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