Roc battled a wild Level 26 male Herdier outside of the Cold Storage, weakening it with Dragon Breath. The Herdier's retaliatory attacks caused Roc to enter Defeatist for the first time, but Emile/Blair nonetheless captured him with a Dusk Ball, saying that it was for something much further down the line. He remarked on how he liked Herdier's PokéDex entry before giving him a nickname, confirming that it had no unintentional slurs, and sending him off to the PC.
Hordior, along with the rest of Emile's catalog of Pokémon, was seen in the PC when Emile was looking for a Pokémon to teach Fly.
Hordior has a Naughty Nature, increasing his Attack stat and decreasing his Special Defense stat.
- Helping Hand (Pre-Episode 26—Present)
- Take Down (Pre-Episode 26—Present)
- Work Up (Pre-Episode 26—Present)
- Crunch (Pre-Episode 26—Present)
- Emile nicknamed Hordior himself.