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.
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 has a Nidoking in the anime. Aside that, Nidoking makes many other appearances in the anime.
|Black/White||Evolve Nidorino (White only)||None|
Side game locations
|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|
- 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 / -types.
- Nidoking bears a great resemblance to Baragon.
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- The Pokémon Database
- Pokémon Dream Pokédex data
- Psypokes Psydex data