This Nidoking is a poison/ground-type Pokémon owned by Giovanni.



During his battle against Red, Giovanni sent out Nidoking, who caused and earthquake at the gym with Red and Poli inside, who managed to escape. When Giovanni saw him clinging onto the edge of the ground caused by his Rhydon's Fissure, his other Pokémon, including Nidoking were around him.[1]

During a flashback of Red's, Giovanni had his Nidoking use Fire Punch to free Red from his frozen stasis.[2]

Kanto II

Along with his Nidoqueen, Giovanni had them attack the bicycle gang that were tormenting Lostelle by having Nidoking use Rock Tomb.[3]

Known moves

Move Episode/Chapter
Giovanni's Nidoking Adventures Rock Tomb
Earthquake Long Live The Nidoqueen?!
Fire Punch Gimme Shellder
Rock Tomb A Vicious Cycle of Possibilities
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.