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[[File:Type Poison/Ground.gif|link=Poison/Ground type]]  
Species Drill Pokémon
Abilities Poison Point
Sheer Force (Dream World)
None ← 034 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Nidorino]]
Evolves into None
(ニドキング Nidokingu)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Purple>Purple</font>
Shape Footprint

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.


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).

In the anime

Gary Nidoking

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


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

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) 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

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
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



Generation I

Main article: Nidoking/Learnset Generation I

Known Trainers With a Nidoking


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.


  • Despite Nidoqueen being unable to breed and having relation to Nidoking, Nidoking is able to.
  • Nidoqueen and Nidoking are the only Poison/Ground-types.
  • Nidoking bears a great resemblance to Baragon.


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