Nidoking

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Poison
Ground
Nidoking
(ニドキング Nidokingu)
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Drill Pokémon Pokémon
Pokédex
National
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Johto
Hoenn
Sinnoh
Unova
Kalos
Alola
Ability Gender
Poison Point
Rivalry
Sheer Force (Dream World)
100% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
'Purple' Unknown
Weight Height
136.7 lbs. ??? 4'07" ???
Body style Footprint
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Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
81 92 77
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
85 75 85
Total
495


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.

Appearance

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♂.

In the anime

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

Game info

Game 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

Side game 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

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.
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Learnset

Generation I

Main article: Nidoking/Learnset Generation I

Known Trainers With a Nidoking

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.

Trivia

  • 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 resembaly to Baragon.

References