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