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Nidoking
Nidoking
National Pokédex
Nidorino - Nidoking (#034) - Clefairy
Ability Poison Point
Rivalry
Sheer Force (Hidden)
Series Pokémon series
First appearance Pokémon Red and Blue
Created by Game Freak

Nidoking (JP) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a dual-type Poison/Ground Pokémon that made its first appearance in the first generation games Red and Blue.

Physiology and Behaviour

Appearances

Main Pokémon games

Other Pokémon games

Super Smash Bros. series

Trophy descriptions

In the anime

Origin and inspiration

In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry
First Pokémon generation
Pokémon Red and 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.
Pokémon Stadium Has a rock-hard hide that is worn like armor. The long horn on its head is sharp and highly venomous.
Second Pokémon generation
Pokémon Gold It swings its big tail around during battle. If its foe flinches, it will charge with its sturdy body.
Pokémon Silver Its tail is thick and powerful. If it binds an enemy, it can snap the victim's spine quite easily.
Pokémon Crystal It uses its thick arms, legs and tail to attack forcefully. Melee combat is its specialty.
Third Pokémon generation
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.
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.
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.
Pokémon FireRed It is recognized by its rock-hard hide and its extended horn. Be careful with the horn as it contains venom.
Pokémon LeafGreen It uses its powerful tail in battle to smash, constrict, then break the prey's bones.
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
Pokémon Pearl One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
Pokémon Platinum One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
Pokémon HeartGold It swings its big tail around during battle. If its foe flinches, it will charge with its sturdy body.
Pokémon SoulSilver Its tail is thick and powerful. If it binds an enemy, it can snap the victim's spine quite easily.
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
Pokémon White One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
Pokémon Black 2 One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
Pokémon White 2 One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X It is recognized by its rock-hard hide and its extended horn. Be careful with the horn, as it contains venom.
Pokémon Y One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
Pokémon Omega 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.
Pokémon Alpha 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.


Game locations

In the main games, Nidoking can only be obtained by evolving Nidorino with a Moon Stone.

Evolution

Nidoran♂
Reach level 16.
Nidorino
Use Moon Stone.
Nidoking
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Base Stats

Gen I-V

Base Stats
HP 81
Attack 92
Defense 77
Sp. Attack 85
Sp. Defense 75
Speed 85
Average 495

Gen VI+

Base Stats
HP 81
Attack 102
Defense 77
Sp. Attack 85
Sp. Defense 75
Speed 85
Average 505

Moveset

Main article: Nidoking/moveset

Gallery

Sprites

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Red Green
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