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Type(s)
Type Poison  Type Ground
Species Drill Pokémon
Abilities Poison Point
Rivalry
Sheer Force (DW)
Pokédex
Nidorino ← 034 → Clefairy
Kanto 034 Johto 100
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 109
Evolves From Nidorino
Evolves Into None
Nidoking
034
ニドキング Nidokingu
034Nidoking
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
032033034
Gender
100% ♂ / 0 % ♀
Weight Height
136.7 lbs. 62.0 kg 4'07" 1.4 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Purple Field
Monster
Body Style Footprint
Body06
F034
Cry

Nidoking (Japanese: ニドキング Nidokingu) is a Poison/Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I that is the male counterpart to Nidoqueen.

Biology

Physiology

Nidoking is a large purple Pokémon with a very large horn and large ears. It has a large bulky tail and it has one toed feet and three fingered hands.

Special abilities

Its abilities are Poison Point which may poison the foe 30% of the time when your Pokémon attacks it with a Physical kind of move. It can also have the ability Rivalry, which increases Nidoking's Attack stat by 50% when fighting against Pokémon of the same gender, but halves it when fighting against Pokémon of the Opposite Gender. In Pokémon Black and White, Nidoking has an additional Special Ability, through the Dream World; Sheer Force. This ability states that Moves with a secondary effect (Status, Lowering opponent's stats) are increased in power by 33% but lose their secondary effect (i.e. Flamethrower would not cause burn).

Evolution

Nidoking is the evolved form of Nidorino by use of a Moon Stone. Nidoking is the final evolution of Nidoran♂.

Game info

Game locations

Nidoking Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Evolve Nidorino None
Yellow Evolve Nidorino None
Gold/Silver Evolve Nidorino None
Crystal Evolve Nidorino None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Evolve Nidorino None
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Nidorino None
Platinum Evolve Nidorino None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Nidorino None
Black/White Evolve Nidorino (White only) None
X/Y Evolve Nidorino None
OR/AS Trade None


Side game locations

Nidoking Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 2, Forever Level 51, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Nidorino
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Shimmer Desert (1-9F)
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
It uses its powerful tail in battle to smash, constrict, then break the prey's bones.
Yellow
Its steel-like hide adds to its powerful tackle. Its horns are so hard, they can pierce a diamond.
Gold
It swings its big tail around during battle. If its foe flinches, it will charge with its sturdy body.
Silver
Its tail is thick and powerful. If it binds an enemy, it can snap the victim's spine quite easily.
Crystal
It uses its thick arms, legs and tail to attack forcefully. Melee combat is its specialty.
Ruby
Nidoking's thick tail packs enormously destructive power. With one swing, it can topple a metal transmission tower. Once this Pokémon goes on a rampage, there is no stopping it.
Sapphire
Nidoking's thick tail packs enormously destructive power. With one swing, it can topple a metal transmission tower. Once this Pokémon goes on a rampage, there is no stopping it.
Emerald
A Nidoking's thick tail packs enormously destructive power capable of toppling a metal transmission tower. Once it goes on a rampage, there is no stopping it.
FireRed
It is recognized by its rock-hard hide and its extended horn. Be careful with the horn as it contains venom.
LeafGreen
It uses its powerful tail in battle to smash, constrict, then break the prey's bones.
Diamond
One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
Pearl
One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
Platinum
One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
HeartGold
It swings its big tail around during battle. If its foe flinches, it will charge with its sturdy body.
SoulSilver
Its tail is thick and powerful. If it binds an enemy, it can snap the victim's spine quite easily.
Black
One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
White
One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
Black 2
One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
White 2
One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
X
It is recognized by its rock-hard hide and its extended horn. Be careful with the horn, as it contains venom.
Y
One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical


Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical


Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status


Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical


23 Chip Away 70 100% 20 Normal Physical


35 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical


43 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special


58 Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug Physical


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical


Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical


Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status


Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical


23 Chip Away 70 100% 20 Normal Physical


35 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical


43 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special


58 Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug Physical


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Cat. Appeal
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical


Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical


Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status


Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical


35 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical


43 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special


58 Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug Physical


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying


Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting


Focus Energy —% 30 Normal


Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison


22 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal


43 Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Tackle 35 100% 35 Normal


Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal


Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison


Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting


23 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Game Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Tackle 35 100% 35 Normal


Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal


Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison


Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting


23 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Nidoking XY Nidoking XY

Appearances

Anime

Gary Nidoking

Gary has a Nidoking in the anime. Aside that, Nidoking makes many other appearances in the anime.

Known Trainers With a Nidoking

Trivia

Origins

It is based on the Toho monster Baragon whilst its name comes from the words needle on which it is a parody of and king.

Gallery

Sources


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