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033MS #033: Nidorino
Pokémon
#035: Clefairy 035MS
Nidoking
ニドキング Nidoking
#034
034Nidoking
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Poison Ground
Species
Drill Pokémon
Abilities
Poison Point or Rivalry Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#034
Johto
#100
Hoenn
#232
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4'07"
Imperial
1.4 m
Metric
Weight
136.7 lbs.
Imperial
62.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06
Footprint
 F034 
Gender ratio
100% male
Breeding
Monster and
Field groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
3
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 195 Battle Exp.: 1951*

Nidoking (Japanese: ニドキング Nidoking) is a dual-type Poison/Ground Pokémon.

He evolves from Nidorino when exposed to a Moon Stone. He is the final form of Nidoran♂.

Biology

Physiology

Much larger than their previous evolutions, Nidoking now have the ability to stand on their hind legs. Unlike its pre-evolutions, Nidoking is purple instead of fuchsia, and it does not possess spots. Nidoking’s most prominent feature is its large, pointed, venomous horn which it uses extensively for battling purposes. Nidoking’s ears have small pointed extensions on the tips, and the insides of its round ears are green-colored. Nidoking have five teeth on each side of their lower jaw, the fifth protruding out of the jaw and thus visible when its mouth is closed. Nidoking’s eyes are shaped like scalene triangles, and there is fur growing off the bottom of its jaw. The spines growing down Nidoking’s back are extremely large, as is its tail, which is decorated with several thin stripes. Its chest and abdomen, gray in coloration, seem to be quite muscular. Nidoking has white-colored ridges on its three-clawed arms and a single, large, hoof-like toe.

Gender differences

Nidoking is the male of the species. For the female equivalent, see Nidoqueen.

Special abilities

Nidoking provides strong physical attacks and support with their tails, large horn, and their ability to poison the foe on contact. They posses incredible versatility in both their physical power, and their special power, being able to learn a large smattering of moves in both spectrums like Earthquake and Outrage, as well as Sludge Bomb, and even Surf. Due to it's vast capabilities, Nidoking can play many roles on a Trainer's team.

Behavior

Nidoking are angered easily, and can be very violent when provoked. They can use their powerful tail to thrash and crush the bones of their prey. Nidoking will often go on rampages for little or no apparent reason.

Habitat

Grassland

Grassland Pokémon

Nidoking tend to live in grasslands, rough terrain and forests. Despite their ability to live in various habitats, Nidoking are rare Pokémon, especially in the wild. It is most likely to be found within the same range that Nidoran♂ and Nidorino are found.

Diet

Nidoking uses its powerful tail to smash, constrict, then break its prey's bones.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
It is recognized by its rock-hard hide and its extended horn. Be careful with the horn as it contains venom.
Generation II
Johto
It swings its big tail around during battle. If its foe flinches, it will charge with its sturdy body.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
None Evolve Nidorino
Generation II
Johto
None Evolve Nidorino

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 81
141 - 188 272 - 366
Attack: 92
87 - 158 170 - 311
Defense: 77
73 - 141 143 - 278
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 495   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 75.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/17 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
00Start Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
00Start Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
00Start Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
2323 Chip Away Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3535 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
4343 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
5858 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Nidoking obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status —% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM05 Roar Normal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 65 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM12 Taunt Dark Status 100% 20
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 95 100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120 70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 50 100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 95 100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120 70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM28 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 95 100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 95 100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120 85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 50 80% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM41 Torment Dark Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM46 Thief Dark Physical 40 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 40 100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120 70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 30 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM60 Quash Dark Status 100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100 80% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Dragon Sprite TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 60 90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM01 Cut Normal Physical 50 95% 30
Bag HM Water Sprite HM03 Surf Water Special 95 100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
054MS055MS079MS080MS199MS143MS
161MS162MS194MS195MS220MS221MS
473MS
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
215MS461MS228MS229MS Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
034MS108MS463MS111MS112MS464MS
143MS158MS159MS160MS246MS247MS
248MS
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
054MS055MS079MS080MS199MS196MS
203MS
Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
054MS055MS079MS080MS199MS108MS
463MS
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
220MS221MS473MS231MS232MS Endure Normal Status —% 10
019MS020MS050MS051MS161MS162MS Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
108MS463MS Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
001MS002MS003MS058MS059MS077MS
078MS086MS087MS111MS112MS464MS
128MS133MS134MS135MS136MS196MS
197MS470MS471MS206MS209MS210MS
220MS221MS473MS231MS232MS
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidoking in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Nidoking in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Drill Run Ground Physical 80 95% 10
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Nidoking can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Nidoking cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
032MS033MS Leer Normal Status 100% 30
032MS033MS Fury Attack Normal Physical 15 85% 20
032MS033MS Horn Attack Normal Physical 65 100% 25
032MS033MS Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
032MS033MS Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
032MS033MS Flatter Dark Status 100% 15
032MS033MS Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
032MS033MS Horn Drill Normal Physical —% 5
032MS Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Evolution

032
Unevolved
Nidoran♂
 Poison 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 16


033
First evolution
Nidorino
 Poison 
Bag Moon Stone Sprite
Moon Stone


034
Second evolution
Nidoking
 Poison  Ground 

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