Nidoking

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Nidoking
ニドキング
Nidoking.png

Nidorino < Nidoking > Clefairy

Species Type
Drill Pokémon Poison.pngGround.png
Number Ability
#34 Poison Point/Rivalry
Sheer Force
Height Weight
4'7" (1.4 m) 136.7 lbs (62kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 100% Female: 0%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Nidorino None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Monster/Field 45
Tier EV Yield
UU/OU 3 Attack Points

Nidoking (ニドキング) is the 34th Pokémon in the Pokédex. He is a Poison/Ground Type, and is known as the Drill Pokémon.

Nidoking can use one of two Abilities: Poison Point, which Poisons an opponent that uses an attack that requires physical contact against him at a rate of 30%; or Rivalry, which increases his Attack and Special Attack by 25% if his opponent is also male, but decreases those same Statistics by 25% if the opponent is of the other gender. A third Ability is available to Nidoking from the Dream World, the Sheer Force Ability. This Ability increases the power of moves that have a secondary effect by 33%, but those secondary effects are lost as a result.

Nidoran M can evolve into a Nidorino at Level 16, and can evolve into Nidoking when a Moon Stone is used on him.

Nidoking is in the Egg Groups Monster and Field, and his Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Nidoking 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Nidoking takes on the appearance of a large, scaly purple lizard. In addition to his horn, which is poisonous, he also has poisonous barbs on his ears, head and back. Nidoking also has a lengthy tail, which can be swung about with tremendous force.

[edit] Gender Differences

Nidoking is a Male-Only Pokémon species and is the male equivalent of Nidoqueen.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Nidoking cannot be found in the wild and can only be obtained by evolving a Nidorino, which is consistent across all five Generations.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Nidoking makes appearances at Endless Level 2, Pair Trozei, Forever Level 51 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

The only way to obtain a Nidoking in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve a Nidorino. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Nidoking can be found at Shimmer Desert 1F-9F, which is known as Shimmering Desert in Explorers of Sky but the floor range is the same. Nidoking is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Island B1-B5.

Nidoking has yet to appear in any of the Pokémon Ranger games as of writing.

Nidoking can be found at Shimmering Lake Cave 2-4 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Nidoking is listed nine times in eight sets. He is listed as a Rare Card in the Base, Gym Challenge, Aquapolis (2), EX FireRed and LeafGreen, EX Dragon Frontiers (Delta Species Card), Secret Wonders, Rising Rivals and Triumphant sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Gary would use a Nidoking in the episode The Battle of the Badge, defeating Giovanni's Golem to start the Gym Battle, only to get easily defeated by Mewtwo. He would also use his Nidoking in Fourth Round Rumble, this time losing to another trainer's Golem.

A wild Nidoking would go on a rampage because of Team Rocket in In The Pink. He would have no problem dispatching Team Rocket, but Ash and company would attempt to flee with the help of Officer Jenny. They get cornered, only for Misty's Togepi to use Metronome, reflecting an incoming Hyper Beam with a Barrier.

A trainer named Oscar would team up with his girlfriend to take on Ash and May with a Nidoking in The Bicker The Better. Ash and May would lose the battle to the couple.

Paul would use a Nidoking of his own in A Pyramiding Rage!, but despite his best efforts was defeated by Brandon's Registeel.

[edit] Movies

Gary's Nidoking makes an appearance in a flashback in Mewtwo Strikes Back, and another trainer uses a Nidoking in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Wild Nidoking make an appearance in The Power of One, Celebi: Voice of the Forest and Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

[edit] Manga

Red would capture a few Nidoking in Chapter 21, which would make a subsequent appearance in Chapter 22.

Giovanni uses his own Nidoking in Chapter 38 when Red challenged the Viridian City Pokémon Gym. This Nidoking would make a subsequent appearance in Chapter 275.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Nidoking finds himself in the Under-Utilized and Over-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. Unlike Nidoqueen, whose emphasis is more towards defense, Nidoking is more offense-oriented, and he has the movepool, offensive Statistics and an Ability in Sheer Force to back that up. He does have the same immunities to Thunder Wave and Toxic Spikes that Nidoqueen has, and is capable of using the same Entry Hazards that Nidoqueen does.

Pokémon with a high Special Defense Statistic will do well against most Nidoking, as he generally gets used as a Special Attacker. While those that switch into Nidoking's attacks won't like taking repeated hits, strong attackers will be able to do plenty of damage to Nidoking, if not OHKO him. Strong attackers with a higher Speed than Nidoking will do well in this role.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow None Evolve Nidorino
Gold/Silver/Crystal None Evolve Nidorino
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
Fire Red/Leaf Green None Evolve Nidorino
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Nidorino
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Evolve Nidorino
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Evolve Nidorino
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Evolve Nidorino

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red It uses its powerful tail in battle to smash, constrict, then break the prey's bones.
Pokémon Blue It uses its powerful tail in battle to smash, constrict, then break the prey's bones.
Pokémon Yellow Its steel-like hide adds to its powerful tackle. Its horns are so hard, they can pierce a diamond.



II Pokémon Gold It swings its big tail around during battle. If its foe flinches, it will charge with its sturdy body.
II Pokémon Silver Its tail is thick and powerful. If it binds an enemy, it can snap the victim's spine quite easily.
II Pokémon Crystal It uses its thick arms, legs and tail to attack forcefully. Melee combat is its specialty.



III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon FireRed It is recognized by its rock-hard hide and its extended horn. Be careful with the horn as it contains venom.
III Pokémon LeafGreen It uses its powerful tail in battle to smash, constrict, then break the prey's bones.



IV Pokémon Diamond One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
IV Pokémon Pearl One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
IV Pokémon Platinum One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
IV Pokémon HeartGold It swings its big tail around during battle. If its foe flinches, it will charge with its sturdy body.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver Its tail is thick and powerful. If it binds an enemy, it can snap the victim's spine quite easily.



V Pokémon Black One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
V Pokémon White One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
V Pokémon Black 2 One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
V Pokémon White 2 One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.



VI Pokémon X It is recognized by its rock-hard hide and its extended horn. Be careful with the horn, as it contains venom.
VI Pokémon Y One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stat
Speed Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Technique Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump Full.pngFull.png


[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
81
- 272 366 -
Atk
92
170 189 283 311
Def
77
143 159 253 278
Sp. Atk
85
157 175 269 295
Sp. Def
75
139 155 249 273
Spd
85
157 175 269 295

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Peck Flying.png 35 100 Physical
Start Focus Energy Normal.png N/A N/A Status
Start Double Kick Fighting.png 30 100 Physical
Start Poison Sting Poison.png 15 100 Physical
23 Chip Away Normal.png 70 100 Physical
35 Thrash Normal.png 120 100 Physical
43 Earth Power Ground.png 90 100 Special
58 Megahorn Bug.png 120 85 Physical

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM05 Roar Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM09 Venoshock Poison.png 65 100 Special
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM12 Taunt Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.png 90 100 Special
TM14 Blizzard Ice.png 110 70 Special
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM23 Smack Down Rock.png 50 100 Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.png 90 100 Special
TM25 Thunder Electric.png 110 70 Special
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.png 80 100 Special
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.png 75 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM34 Sludge Wave Poison.png 95 100 Special
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.png 90 100 Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.png 90 100 Special
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.png 110 85 Special
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM41 Torment Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM46 Thief Dark.png 40 100 Physical
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.png 40 100 Special
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.png 120 70 Special
TM56 Fling Dark.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM59 Incinerate Fire.png 60 100 Special
TM60 Quash Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.png 70 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.png 100 80 Physical
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.png 60 90 Physical
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.png 80 100 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Secret Power Normal.png 70 100 Physical
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical
HM03 Surf Water.png 95 100 Special
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical


[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Counter Fighting.png  ?? 100% Physical
Disable Normal.png -- 100% Status
Supersonic Normal.png -- 55% Status
Take Down Normal.png 90 85% Physical
Amnesia Psychic.png -- --% Status
Confusion Psychic.png 50 100% Special
Beat Up Dark.png  ?? 100% Physical
Sucker Punch Dark.png 80 100% Physical
Head Smash Rock.png 150 80% Physical
Iron Tail Steel.png 100 75% Physical
Poison Tail Poison.png 50 100% Physical
Endure Normal.png -- --% Status
Chip Away Normal.png 70 100% Physical


[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Aqua Tail Water.png 90 90% Physical
Dragon Pulse Dragon.png 90 100% Special
Drill Run Ground.png 80 95% Physical
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special
Fire Punch Fire.png 75 100% Physical
Helping Hand Normal.png -- --% Status
Ice Punch Ice.png 75 100% Physical
Icy Wind Ice.png 55 95% Special
Iron Tail Steel.png 100 75% Physical
Outrage Dragon.png 120 100% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Stealth Rock Rock.png -- --% Status
Super Fang Normal.png  ?? 90% Physical
Superpower Fighting.png 120 100% Physical
Thunderpunch Electric.png 75 100% Physical
Uproar Normal.png 90 100% Special

[edit] Nidorino Exclusive Moves

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Leer Normal.png N/A 100 Status
20 Fury Attack Normal.png 15 85 Physical
23 Horn Attack Normal.png 65 100 Physical
28 Helping Hand Normal.png N/A N/A Status
35 Toxic Spikes Poison.png N/A N/A Status
38 Flatter Dark.png N/A 100 Status
43 Poison Jab Poison.png 80 100 Physical
50 Captivate Normal.png N/A 100 Status
58 Horn Drill Normal.png ?? 30 Physical

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

[edit] Emerald

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.png 100 50% Physical
Defense Curl Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Mega Punch Normal.png 80 85% Physical
Mega Kick Normal.png 120 75% Physical
Body Slam Normal.png 85 100% Physical
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Seismic Toss Fighting.png  ?? 100% Physical
Mimic Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Fury Cutter Bug.png 20 95% Physical
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical

[edit] Evolution Line

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Level 16
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Nidoking


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Fire.png
Poison.png
Rock.png
Steel.png
Ghost.png
Ground.png
Bug.png
Flying.png
Water.png
Bug.png
Fighting.png
Poison.png
Electric.png
Rock.png
Ground.png
Ice.png
Psychic.png
Water.png

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