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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.

Biology

Physiology

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♂.

Game info

Game locations

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
X/Y Evolve Nidorino None


Side game locations

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

  • Red and 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Black 2

    One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.

  • White 2

    One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.

  • X

    It is recognized by its rock-hard hide and its extended horn. Be careful with the horn, as it contains venom.

  • Y

    One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.


Learnset

Generation I

Main article: Nidoking/Learnset Generation I

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Nidoking XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Gary Nidoking

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

Known Trainers With a Nidoking

Trivia

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.

Gallery

See also

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