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Kingambit (Japanese: ドドゲザン, HepburnDodogezan) is a Dark/Steel-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IX. It is the final evolution of Pawniard.

Biology[]

Physiology[]

Much like their pre-evolved forms Bisharp and Pawniard, Kingambit has a helmet-like red and gray dome with a large blade protruding from it alongside massive crescent-shaped blades on its torso; however, they are much more massive. They have also grown a large "mustache" that is black in color with red edges. Its hands have also changed from chrome steel to a more gold appearance, fitting for its name. Unlike its pre-evolutions, Kingambit has noticeably grown a large amount of "hair" which it uses to navigate around.

Shiny Kingambit, much like their pre-evolved shiny forms, have the most of their red replaced with blue outside of their "mustache", which still retains the red edges. The torso changes from two layers of red to a layer of black and blue.

Behavior[]

Kingambit are well-known for being extremely powerful, having evolved from the strongest Bisharp. They could be seen similarly to a ruling warlord in a local area, as all the Bisharp and Pawniard will answer a Kingambit's call. Orders given from a Kingambit are respected and carried out without question, with the Bisharps knowing insubordination is not allowed. Despite this, Kingambit are not particularly skilled strategists, as they rely more on numbers and raw strength to defeat enemies.

Natural Abilities[]

Kingambit can exert brutish attacks by directly assaulting their enemies with their blades, evidenced by their signature move Kowtow Cleave. They can also use their long sturdy hair to ride on and traverse around. Kingambit also empowers itself whenever their stats are lowered via Defiant or when their allies fall via their unique ability Supreme Overlord.

Evolution[]

To obtain Kingambit, the player's Bisharp must have the Leader's Crest and defeat three other wild Bisharp who lead packs of Pawniard before leveling up.

Game Info[]

Locations[]

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Scarlet and Violet Evolve Bisharp, 5-star and 6-star Raids None

Pokédex entries[]

  • Scarlet

    Only a Bisharp that stands above all others in its vast army can evolve into Kingambit.

  • Violet

    Though it commands a massive army in battle, it's not skilled at devising complex strategies. It just uses brute strength to keep pushing.


Stats[]

Stats
HP
100
Attack
135
Defense
120
Sp. Atk
60
Sp. Def
85
Speed
50
Total
550

Learnset[]

Leveling[]

Generation IX
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Metal Burst Type Steel Physical 100% 10
1 Metal Claw Type Steel Physical 50 95% 35
1 Fury Cutter Type Bug Physical 40 95% 20
1 Scratch Type Normal Physical 40 100% 35
1 Leer Type Normal Status 100% 30
Evo. Kowtow Cleave Type Dark Physical 85 —% 10
15 Torment Type Dark Status 100% 15
20 Scary Face Type Normal Status 100% 10
25 Assurance Type Dark Physical 60 100% 10
30 Metal Sound Type Steel Status 85% 40
35 Slash Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
40 Night Slash Type Dark Physical 70 100% 15
45 Iron Defense Type Steel Status —% 15
50 Retaliate Type Normal Physical 70 100% 5
57 Iron Head Type Steel Physical 80 100% 15
64 Swords Dance Type Normal Status —% 20
71 Guillotine Type Normal Physical 30% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM[]

Generation IX
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM001 Take Down Type Normal Physical 90 85% 20
TM006 Scary Face Type Normal Status 100% 10
TM007 Protect Type Normal Status —% 10
TM012 Low Kick Type Fighting Physical 100% 20
TM018 Thief Type Dark Physical 60 100% 25
TM025 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM027 Aerial Ace Type Flying Physical 60 —% 20
TM030 Snarl Type Dark Special 55 95% 15
TM031 Metal Claw Type Steel Physical 50 95% 35
TM036 Rock Tomb Type Rock Physical 60 95% 15
TM039 Low Sweep Type Fighting Physical 65 100% 20
TM043 Fling Type Dark Physical 100% 10
TM047 Endure Type Normal Status —% 10
TM050 Rain Dance Type Water Status —% 5
TM051 Sandstorm Type Rock Status —% 10
TM055 Dig Type Ground Physical 80 100% 10
TM057 False Swipe Type Normal Physical 40 100% 40
TM058 Brick Break Type Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
TM059 Zen Headbutt Type Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
TM061 Shadow Claw Type Ghost Physical 70 100% 15
TM062 Foul Play Type Dark Physical 95 100% 15
TM065 Air Slash Type Flying Special 75 95% 15
TM070 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status —% 10
TM081 Grass Knot Type Grass Special 100% 20
TM082 Thunder Wave Type Electric Status 90% 20
TM083 Poison Jab Type Poison Physical 80 100% 20
TM085 Rest Type Psychic Status —% 5
TM087 Taunt Type Dark Status 100% 20
TM088 Swords Dance Type Normal Status —% 20
TM093 Flash Cannon Type Steel Special 80 100% 10
TM094 Dark Pulse Type Dark Special 80 100% 15
TM099 Iron Head Type Steel Physical 80 100% 15
TM103 Substitute Type Normal Status —% 10
TM104 Iron Defense Type Steel Status —% 15
TM105 X—Scissor Type Bug Physical 80 100% 15
TM116 Stealth Rock Type Rock Status —% 20
TM134 Reversal Type Fighting Physical 100% 15
TM150 Stone Edge Type Rock Physical 100 80% 5
TM152 Giga Impact Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM158 Focus Blast Type Fighting Special 120 70% 5
TM163 Hyper Beam Type Normal Special 150 90% 5
TM170 Steel Beam Type Steel Special 140 95% 5
TM171 Tera Blast Type Normal Special 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding[]

To see the Egg Moves that Kingambit can learn, refer to Pawniard.


Tutoring[]

Generation IX
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites[]

    Trivia[]

    • Peculiarly, Kingambit "walks" by sliding on it's hair like a chair scooter, having one of the strangest walking animations in the game.
    • Kingambit's evolutionary line are the only Dark/Steel types.
    • The official guide for Scarlet and Violet regarding evolving Bisharp into Kingambit states that the Bisharp "must hold a Leader's Crest and defeat three wild Bisharp that are also holding a Leader's Crest", when the former does not need to be true.
    • Kingambit is the first Unova-originating cross-generational evolution to not be a regional form.
      • While Runerigus could also fulfill this category, it can only evolve from Galarian Yamask as opposed to Unovan Yamask.

    Origin[]

    As its appearance suggest, Kingambit is based heavily on samurai, shogun and daimyo of Japan's past, with its "hair" giving off a throne like impression-its coloration matching the Chrysanthemum Throne, used by Japanese Emperors.

    Design wise, Kingambit's structure also resembles a rhinocerous beetle (much like Heracross), with its bowing pose resembling how said beetles fight.

    Etymology[]

    Kingambit is derived from "king" and "gambit".

    Gallery[]

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