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[[File:Type Water.gif|link=Water type]]  
Species Pincer Pokémon
Abilities Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Sheer Force (Dream World)
[[Krabby]] ← 099 → [[Voltorb]]
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Krabby]]
Evolves into None
(キングラー Kinguraa)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Red>Red</font>
Shape Footprint

Kingler (Japanese: キングラー Kinguraa) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.


Kingler is a Pincer Pokémon. It has a crest on top of its head. It has two pincers with different sizes.

Special abilities

Kingler can have the ability Hyper Cutter or the ability Shell Armor. Hyper Cutter prevents Kingler's Attack from decreasing. Shell Armor prevents Kingler from getting hit by critical hits. Kingler is a strong 'Physical Sweeper', with moves such as Swords Dance, Rock Slide, Crabhammer, Brick Break, Return, and X-Scissor. The larger pincer has 10,000 horsepower strength. However, it is so heavy, it is difficult to aim.

In the anime

Main article: Ash's Kingler
Ash Kingler Bubble

Ash's Kingler using Bubble.

Ash has a Kingler, which evolved from his Krabby after a battle against an Exeggutor in the Indigo Plateau Conference.


Kingler evolves from Krabby at level 28.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Seafoam Islands (Blue only), Route 23 (Super Rod) Uncommon
Yellow Routes 10, 25, Seafoam Islands (Super Rod) Common
Gold/Silver Routes 19, 34, 40, Olivine City, Whirl Islands, Cianwood City, Union Cave, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City Rare
Crystal Routes 19, 34, 40, Olivine City, Whirl Islands, Cianwood City, Union Cave, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City Rare
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Routes 19, 20, 21, One Island, Three Island, Five Island, Six Island, Seven Island Rare
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Krabby None
Platinum Evolve Krabby None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Cliff Cave Rare
Black/White Routes 4 and 13, Driftveil City Rare

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Snap Beach Kingler shaped rock
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 7, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve from Krabby
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Brine Cave (B1-B8)

Pokédex entries



  • The size of Kingler's claw and its size in general resemble the real-life Fiddler Crab.


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