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Nidoking

Class: Rare
Types:
Poison
Ground
Catch Rate: 45
Level Gain Rate: Medium Slow
Base Reward EXP: 682
Reward EV Point: Attack: 3
Nidoking in game: 639 Who?
AVG Level: 75
Gender Ratios:
100% Male
0% Female
Pokemon Id: 34

Base Stats

HP: 81
Attack: 102
Defense: 77
SpAttack: 85
SpDefense: 75
Speed: 85
Total: 505
Default Ability 1: Venomous
Default Ability 2: Competition
Default Ability 3: Berserk
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: luigicuau10

Where Nidoking can be captured:

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Nidoking's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

: 50% : 100% : 100% : 0% : 50% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100%
: 200% : 200% : 50% : 100% : 25% : 200% : 50% : 100% : 200%

Nidoking's Transformation Line

#32 Nidoran
Poison (Type 1)
Level 36
#33 Nidorino
Poison (Type 1)
Level 50
Use item Marvelous Gem
#34 Nidoking
Poison (Type 1) Ground (Type 2)
Level 60
Use item Mega Gem
#8034 Mega Nidoking
Poison (Type 1) Ground (Type 2)

Nidoking's Other Forms

#2034 Shiny-Nidoking
Poison (Type 1) Ground (Type 2)

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Nidoking Can Learn

ID: 117 Cut HM01 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 30 Accuracy: 95
ID: 294 Hyper Surf HM03 Category: Special Base Power: 100 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 601 Strength HM04 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 689 Whirlpool HM05 Category: Special Base Power: 35 PP: 15 Accuracy: 85
ID: 495 Rock Smash HM06 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100

Nidoking's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 137 Double Kick Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 30 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 215 Focus Energy Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 366 Megahorn Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 10 Accuracy: 85
ID: 420 Peck Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 35 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 433 Poison Sting Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 15 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 86 Chip Away Level: 23 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 642 Thrash Level: 35 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 10 Accuracy: 75
ID: 158 Earth Power Level: 43 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Nidoking Can Learn

ID: 489 Roar TM005 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 653 Toxic TM006 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 673 Venoshock TM009 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 278 Hidden Power TM010 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 611 Sunny Day TM011 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 632 Taunt TM012 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 300 Ice Beam TM013 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 52 Blizzard TM014 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 70
ID: 292 Hyper Beam TM015 Category: Special Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 449 Protect TM017 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 471 Rain Dance TM018 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 226 Frustration TM021 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 560 Smack Down TM023 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 649 Thunderbolt TM024 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 644 Thunder TM025 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 10 Accuracy: 70
ID: 159 Earthquake TM026 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 485 Return TM027 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 524 Shadow Ball TM030 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 65 Brick Break TM031 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 139 Double Team TM032 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 559 Sludge Wave TM034 Category: Special Base Power: 95 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 203 Flamethrower TM035 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 558 Sludge Bomb TM036 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 510 Sandstorm TM037 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 191 Fire Blast TM038 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 85
ID: 497 Rock Tomb TM039 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 652 Torment TM041 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 179 Facade TM042 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 482 Rest TM044 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 30 Attract TM045 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 639 Thief TM046 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 504 Round TM048 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 160 Echoed Voice TM049 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 214 Focus Blast TM052 Category: Special Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 70
ID: 209 Fling TM056 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 465 Quash TM060 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 527 Shadow Claw TM065 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 561 Smart Strike TM067 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 239 Giga Impact TM068 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 598 Stone Edge TM071 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80
ID: 73 Bulldoze TM078 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 494 Rock Slide TM080 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 150 Dragon Tail TM082 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 431 Poison Jab TM084 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 617 Swagger TM087 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 90
ID: 556 Sleep Talk TM088 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 608 Substitute TM090 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 94 Confide TM100 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 35 Avalanche TM101 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 140 Double-Edge TM103 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 396 Natural Gift TM108 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 216 Focus Punch TM113 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 304 Ice Punch TM115 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 308 Icy Wind TM116 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 319 Iron Tail TM117 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 15 Accuracy: 75
ID: 413 Outrage TM118 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 567 Snore TM120 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 683 Water Pulse TM122 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 79 Captivate TM124 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 492 Rock Climb TM125 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 265 Headbutt TM126 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 392 Mud-Slap TM127 Category: Special Base Power: 20 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 517 Secret Power TM129 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 195 Fire Punch TM133 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 646 Thunder Punch TM140 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 539 Shock Wave TM147 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 56 Body Slam TM153 Category: Physical Base Power: 85 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 107 Counter TM154 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 157 Dynamic Punch TM155 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 5 Accuracy: 50
ID: 364 Mega Kick TM156 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 75
ID: 365 Mega Punch TM157 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 374 Mimic TM159 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 521 Seismic Toss TM160 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 610 Sucker Punch TM173 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 614 Superpower TM176 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 228 Fury Cutter TM177 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 95
ID: 283 Hone Claws TM179 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 310 Incinerate TM180 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 171 Endure TM182 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 22 Aqua Tail TM207 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 147 Dragon Pulse TM208 Category: Special Base Power: 85 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 158 Earth Power TM209 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 589 Stealth Rock TM212 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 264 Head Smash TM219 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80
ID: 667 Uproar TM224 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 123 Defense Curl TM225 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 129 Dig TM228 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 445 Power-Up Punch TM229 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 42 Beat Up TM231 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 276 Helping Hand TM246 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 207 Flatter TM261 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 631 Take Down TM264 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 130 Disable TM270 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 434 Poison Tail TM272 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 336 Leer TM286 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 654 Toxic Spikes TM295 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 17 Amnesia TM299 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 615 Supersonic TM320 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 55
ID: 155 Drill Run TM328 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 95
ID: 613 Super Fang TM368 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
Pokémon: Nidoking - Level Gain Rate: Medium Slow - Class: Rare
This level gain rate Pokémon required total EXP amounts for each level
L 1: 0 EXP
L 2: 54 EXP
L 3: 342 EXP
L 4: 576 EXP
L 5: 810 EXP
L 6: 1,074 EXP
L 7: 1,416 EXP
L 8: 1,884 EXP
L 9: 2,514 EXP
L 10: 3,360 EXP
L 11: 4,452 EXP
L 12: 5,838 EXP
L 13: 7,566 EXP
L 14: 9,672 EXP
L 15: 12,210 EXP
L 16: 15,210 EXP
L 17: 18,720 EXP
L 18: 22,788 EXP
L 19: 27,450 EXP
L 20: 32,760 EXP
L 21: 38,748 EXP
L 22: 45,462 EXP
L 23: 52,950 EXP
L 24: 61,248 EXP
L 25: 70,410 EXP
L 26: 80,466 EXP
L 27: 91,464 EXP
L 28: 103,452 EXP
L 29: 116,466 EXP
L 30: 130,560 EXP
L 31: 145,764 EXP
L 32: 162,126 EXP
L 33: 179,694 EXP
L 34: 198,504 EXP
L 35: 218,610 EXP
L 36: 240,042 EXP
L 37: 262,848 EXP
L 38: 287,076 EXP
L 39: 312,762 EXP
L 40: 339,960 EXP
L 41: 368,700 EXP
L 42: 399,030 EXP
L 43: 430,998 EXP
L 44: 464,640 EXP
L 45: 500,010 EXP
L 46: 537,138 EXP
L 47: 576,072 EXP
L 48: 616,860 EXP
L 49: 659,538 EXP
L 50: 704,160 EXP
L 51: 750,756 EXP
L 52: 799,374 EXP
L 53: 850,062 EXP
L 54: 902,856 EXP
L 55: 957,810 EXP
L 56: 1,014,954 EXP
L 57: 1,074,336 EXP
L 58: 1,136,004 EXP
L 59: 1,199,994 EXP
L 60: 1,266,360 EXP
L 61: 1,335,132 EXP
L 62: 1,406,358 EXP
L 63: 1,480,086 EXP
L 64: 1,556,352 EXP
L 65: 1,635,210 EXP
L 66: 1,716,690 EXP
L 67: 1,800,840 EXP
L 68: 1,887,708 EXP
L 69: 1,977,330 EXP
L 70: 2,069,760 EXP
L 71: 2,165,028 EXP
L 72: 2,263,182 EXP
L 73: 2,364,270 EXP
L 74: 2,468,328 EXP
L 75: 2,575,410 EXP
L 76: 2,685,546 EXP
L 77: 2,798,784 EXP
L 78: 2,915,172 EXP
L 79: 3,034,746 EXP
L 80: 3,157,560 EXP
L 81: 3,283,644 EXP
L 82: 3,413,046 EXP
L 83: 3,545,814 EXP
L 84: 3,681,984 EXP
L 85: 3,821,610 EXP
L 86: 3,964,722 EXP
L 87: 4,111,368 EXP
L 88: 4,261,596 EXP
L 89: 4,415,442 EXP
L 90: 4,572,960 EXP
L 91: 4,734,180 EXP
L 92: 4,899,150 EXP
L 93: 5,067,918 EXP
L 94: 5,240,520 EXP
L 95: 5,417,010 EXP
L 96: 5,597,418 EXP
L 97: 5,781,792 EXP
L 98: 5,970,180 EXP
L 99: 6,162,618 EXP
L 100: 6,359,160 EXP
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Nidoking
Drill Pokémon
ニドキング
Nidoking
#034
Nidoking
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Ground
Abilities
Poison Point or Rivalry Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Gender ratio
 
100% male
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
Weight
136.7 lbs. 62.0 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#034
Kanto
#100
Johto
Coastal
#109
Kalos
Browser
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
195
Gen. I-IV
227
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
F034.png
Pokédex color
 Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Nidoking (Japaneseニドキング Nidoking) is a dual-type Poison/Ground Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

He evolves from Nidorino when exposed to a Moon Stone. It is the final form of Nidoran♂.

He is related to Nidoran♀ and can produce Eggs that contain either Nidoran♂ or Nidoran♀ when bred with Ditto.

Biology

Nidoking is a large, bipedal, purple Pokémon with distinct reptilian features. It has narrow eyes, large, spiny ears, fur-like tufts on its cheeks, and a short snout filled with pointed teeth. There is a long, venomous horn on its forehead and a ridge of spines down its back. Gray plates cover its chest and belly, and there is a gray rounded spine on each elbow. Each hand was three claws, while foot has only a single hoof-like nail. It has a long, powerful tail. This is a male only species; the female counterpart is Nidoqueen.

It is said that Nidoking's tail is capable of toppling a metal transmission tower. Nidoking uses this tail to smash, constrict, or break the bones of its prey and enemies. The tail can be swung to compose distance between it and its foes before Nidoking charges. Its steel-like hide adds to its powerful, rampaging charges. Nidoking lives in grasslands.

In the anime

 
Nidoking in the anime

Major appearances

Gary Oak has a Nidoking that first appeared in The Battle of the Badge. He called on it to battle Giovanni's Golem during their Gym battle. Nidoking was shown to have tremendous power as he managed to Tackle Golem head on, launching it across the battlefield, and defeating it in one hit. However, when Giovanni used Mewtwo to battle, Nidoking was no match, and was defeated handily. Gary's Nidoking was briefly seen again in The Fourth Round Rumble battling Melissa's Golem, but much unlike his battle with Giovanni's Golem, he was defeated easily.

Jessie and James were attacked by a pink Nidoking in In the Pink.

A Nidoking appeared in the episode Showdown at the Oak Corral, trying to mate with Cassidy (who was in a Nidoqueen costume at the time).

A Nidoking appeared under the ownership of Oscar in The Bicker the Better. His girlfriend Andi had a Nidoqueen. They had a Double Battle with Ash and May, and due to Oscar and Andi's communication with each other, they were able to defeat Ash and May with relative ease.

A Nidoking appeared in A Pyramiding Rage! under the ownership of Paul. He was used to battle against Brandon's Registeel. Although shown to be powerful and versatile, Registeel was still able to hold its own and brought down Nidoking.

Two Nidoking appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life under the ownership of Damos.

A Nidoking appeared in Mystery on a Deserted Island!.

Minor appearances

Nidoking first appeared in A Chansey Operation as a sick Pokémon.

A Nidoking belonging to the natives of the Golden Island, appeared in Meowth Rules!.

Nidoking also appeared in The Power of One.

A Nidoking was seen in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.

A Nidoking was seen in a dojo in Wired for Battle!.

A Nidoking was one of the Pokémon competing in the Pokémon Sumo Wrestling in Ring Masters.

Multiple Nidoking also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

A Nidoking was one of the Pokémon defeated by Wings Alexander's then Hoothoot as seen in his flashback in Throwing in the Noctowl.

In As Cold as Pryce, a Nidoking appeared in Pryce's flashback as one of the Pokémon which fought against his Piloswine.

A Nidoking under the ownership of an unknown Trainer battled in a qualifying match for the Silver Conference in A Claim to Flame!.

Multiple Nidoking appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as part of the feuding armies.

A Nidoking was among the Pokémon used to attack DawnBrockOfficer Jenny, and Solana in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part Two.

A Nidoking also appeared in Historical Mystery Tour! with a Nidoqueen.

A Nidoking appeared in the opening scenes of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A Soldier's Nidoking appeared during a flashback in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!.

A Nidoking appeared in SM003, as a silhouette.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG072 Nidoking Ash's Pokédex Nidoking, the Drill Pokémon. Nidoking swings its large tail about to compose distance, then charges in with the full force of its body behind it.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP128 Nidoking Dawn's Pokédex Nidoking, the Drill Pokémon. One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were nothing but a matchstick.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond and Pearl series.

In the manga

 
Nidoking in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Red caught several rampaging Nidoking in the Safari Zone in A Hollow Victreebel which two appeared in the previous round Long Live the Nidoking! fighting for a Nidoqueen.

Giovanni used his Nidoking to destroy his former Gym with a powerful Earthquake in Long Live the Nidoqueen!?. He was later seen again in the Sevii Islands, where his Rock Tomb tripped a biker that Deoxys had attacked.

A Nidoking appeared in a flashback along with a Nidoqueen while the Day-Care Couple was reminiscing about the times they had raising Pokémon in Gligar Glide.

A Nidoking was seen in a Poké Ball at Oak's Laboratory in Cherrygrove in Off Course with Corsola.

Another Nidoking appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

In Pokémon Zensho, Giovanni became bitter and turned to crime after losing his Nidoking when he was young.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Giovanni's Nidoking was used in the Gym battle against Red.

In the TCG

Main article: Nidoking (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201
201 Spoilers end here. 201

Pokédex entries

Generation I  
Red It uses its powerful tail in battle to smash, constrict, then break the prey's bones.
Blue
Yellow Its steel-like hide adds to its powerful tackle. Its horns are so hard, they can pierce a diamond.
Stadium Has a rock-hard hide that is worn like armor. The long horn on its head is sharp and highly venomous.
Generation II  
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.
Stadium 2 It swings its big tail around during battle. If its foe flinches, it will charge with its sturdy body.
Generation III  
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
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.
Generation IV  
Diamond One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V  
Black One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
White
Black 2 One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
White 2
Generation VI  
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.
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.
Alpha Sapphire

Game locations

Generation I  
Red Blue
Evolve Nidorino
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Nidorino
Yellow
Evolve Nidorino
Generation II  
Gold Silver
Evolve Nidorino
Crystal
Evolve Nidorino
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Nidorino
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Nidorino
Platinum
Evolve Nidorino
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Nidorino
Pal Park
Field
Generation V  
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Nidorino
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Nidorino
Generation VI  
X Y
Evolve Nidorino
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

 

In side games

Generation I  
Pinball
Evolve Nidorino
Generation II  
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III  
Trozei!
Endless Level 2, Forever Level 51, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Nidorino
Generation IV  
MD Time MD Darkness
Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
MD Sky
Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode A & S)
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Cave: Shimmering Lake
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected LandVariety Battle: It's Drill Time!
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Fr
Shuffle
Jungle Verde: Stage 141
Rumble World
Dark Land: Forgotten Forest (All Areas)

 

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Generation I-V
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 81  
141 - 188 272 - 366
Attack: 92  
87 - 158 170 - 311
Defense: 77  
73 - 141 143 - 278
Sp.Atk: 85  
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 75  
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 85  
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 495   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 75.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Generation VI
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 81  
141 - 188 272 - 366
Attack: 102  
96 - 169 188 - 333
Defense: 77  
73 - 141 143 - 278
Sp.Atk: 85  
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 75  
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 85  
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 505   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/17 ★★★

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Flying
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Grass
Dragon
Dark
Weak to:
Ground
Water
Psychic
Ice
Immune to:
Electric
Resistant to:
Fighting ½×
Poison ¼×
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Fairy ½×
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Megahorn Bug Physical 120 85% 10
1 Peck Flying Physical 35 100% 35
1 Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
1 Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
1 Poison Sting Poison Physical 15 100% 35
23 Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
35 Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
43 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
58 Megahorn Bug Physical 120 85% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status —% 20
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 65 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 100% 20
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110 70% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 50 100% 15
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 90 100% 15
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110 70% 10
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 95 100% 10
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 90 100% 15
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110 85% 5
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 60 95% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 40 100% 15
Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120 70% 5
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 100% 15
Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 100% 15
Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM67 Smart Strike Steel Physical 70 —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100 80% 5
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 60 90% 10
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 90 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
 

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSnorlaxSentret
FurretWooperQuagsireSwinubPiloswineSlakoth
SlakingWailmerWailordNumelCameruptTorkoal
BidoofBibarelPansearWoobatSwoobatHeatmor
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SneaselHoundourHoundoomPassimian Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
NidokingLickitungLickilickyRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
SnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitar
TyranitarSlakothVigorothSlakingCranidosRampardos
ScraggyScraftyDruddigon
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingEspeon
GirafarigWoobatSwoobatEspurrMeowsticOranguru
Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucarioLycanrocMudbray
Mudsdale
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLickitung
Lickilicky
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyVigoroth
ShieldonBastiodonPachirisuBunearyLopunnyCubchoo
BearticTurtonator
Endure Normal Status —% 10
CranidosRampardosTepigPigniteEmboarScraggy
ScraftyTyrantrum
Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
AronLaironAggron Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Seviper Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateDiglettDiglett
DugtrioDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyena
MawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowStunky
SkuntankPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowsticKomala
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
LickitungLickilickyWhismurLoudredExploud Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurGrowlithePonytaRapidash
SeelDewgongRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTauros
EeveeMareepFlaaffyAmpharosDunsparceSwinub
PiloswineMamoswinePhanpyStantlerMudkipMarshtomp
SwampertPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonAronLairon
AggronNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelCranidos
RampardosShieldonBastiodonGibleGabiteGarchomp
HippopotasHippowdonTepigPigniteEmboarLillipup
HerdierStoutlandDeerlingSawsbuckChespinQuilladin
ChesnaughtBunnelbyDiggersbyLitleoPyroarSkiddo
GogoatFurfrouAmauraAurorusBergmiteAvalugg
YungoosGumshoosStuffulBewearPassimian
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
SeviperStunkySkuntankSalandit Venom Drench Poison Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidoking in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Nidoking in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Nidoking can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Nidoking cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
032033 Leer Normal Status 100% 30
032033 Fury Attack Normal Physical 15 85% 20
032033 Horn Attack Normal Physical 65 100% 25
032033 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
032033 Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
032033 Flatter Dark Status 100% 15
032033 Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
032033 Horn Drill Normal Physical —% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin034.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani034.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP034.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend AreaSafari
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm the male among males!
26%-50% HP I'm down to half HP now. Better watch out.
1%-25% HP I can't take much more... I can't muster any strength...
Level up I leveled! The poison in my horn's turning vile!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP034.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT034.png

Brute Force
Deals normal damage even to types resistant to its type.
Pokémon Shuffle
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Poison
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 0

#053
Shuffle034.png

Power of 5
Attacks do more damage when you make a match of five.

 

Pokémon GO
GO034.png Base Stamina: 162 Base Attack: 204 Base Defense: 154
Egg Distance: N/A Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Poison JabFury Cutter
Special Attacks: EarthquakeSludge WaveMegahorn

Evolution

032Nidoran.png
Unevolved
Nidoran♂
 Poison 
Rare Candy 
Level 16
033Nidorino.png
First evolution
Nidorino
 Poison 
Moon Stone 
Moon Stone
034Nidoking.png
Second evolution
Nidoking
 Poison  Ground 

 

Sprites

Generation I  
Red Blue   Yellow   Red Green
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Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
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Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
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Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
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Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
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Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Front Back   Front Back
034MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Nidoking images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Nidoking and its female counterpart Nidoqueen share their category name with Rhydon and Rhyperior. They are all known as the Drill Pokémon. Additionally, all four are partly Ground types.
  • Although its female counterpart Nidoqueen cannot be bred, Nidoking can.
  • Nidoqueen and Nidoking are the only Pokémon with a Poison/Ground type combination.
  • Nidoking is a popular choice with anime rivals as both of Ash's main rivals (Gary and Paul) have one as well as Jimmy's main rival.

Origin

Nidoking shares traits of rhinocerosesgorillasrabbits and porcupines.

Name origin

Nidoking may be a combination of needle and king (reflective of its gender and being the final evolution). Nido may also be based on cnidocyte, a type of venomous cell responsible for the stings delivered by stinging animals, most notably by jellyfish. Alternatively, it may be based on 二 ni (two) or 二度 nido (two times/two degrees), referring to there being two distinct evolutionary lines using the name with similar names and traits.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ニドキング Nidoking Possibly from "needle", plus "king"
France Flag.png French Nidoking Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Nidoking Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Nidoking Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Nidoking Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 니드킹 Nidoking Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 尼多王 Nèihdōwohng A portmanteau of 尼多, the common prefix of the names of this Pokémon's evolutionary line, and 王 wohng
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 尼多王 Níduōwáng A portmanteau of 尼多, the common prefix of the names of this Pokémon's evolutionary line, and 王 wáng
 
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