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Kingdra (Pokémon)

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Kingdra
キングドラ Kingdra
#230
230Kingdra.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Water Dragon
Category
Dragon Pokémon
Abilities
Swift Swim or Sniper Damp
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#192
Hoenn
#186
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-109
Almia
R-231
Oblivia
R-070
Height
5'11″
Imperial
1.8 m
Metric
Weight
335.1 lbs.
Imperial
152.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body05.png
Footprint
 F230.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 and
Dragon groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 207 Battle Exp.: 2071*

Kingdra (Japanese: キングドラ Kingdra) is a dual-type Water/Dragon Pokémon.

It evolves from Seadra when traded holding a Dragon Scale. It is the final form of Horsea.

Biology

Physiology

Kingdra is a larger, more elegant version of Seadra. It has beautiful fins that wave in the water as it swims. Its head has a crest-like fin along its cheeks. Its head can also turn 360 degrees. Its belly scales are now more compact, unlike Seadra. The snout has also become thinner and more powerful, allowing squirts of water jets with devastating power.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

The yawn of a sleeping Kingdra is powerful enough to create undercurrents capable of destroying small ships.

Behavior

When a storm arrives, Kingdra is said to awaken and wander about in search of prey.

Habitat

Kingdra are rare in the wild, and usually hibernate in deep underwater caves.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Kingdra is a carnivorous Pokémon, hunting for prey in the aftermath of a storm.

In the anime

Kingdra in the anime

Major appearances

Gym Leader Clair of Blackthorn City has a Kingdra that first appeared in Fangs for Nothin'.

Minor appearances

Molly Hale used an illusion Kingdra to battle Misty in Spell of the Unown.

Kingdra made its anime debut in Dueling Heroes where it lost to Totodile in the first match of the Whirl Cup Competition.

A Kingdra was seen at a Pokémon Center in The Legend of Thunder!.

Kingdra also appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP216 Kingdra Ash's Pokédex Kingdra, the Dragon Pokémon. Normally at rest on the ocean floor, but in theories of high activity, even a yawn has enough power to create whirlpools.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Kingdra in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Silver's Seadra evolved into Kingdra when he traded it to Gold for Poliwhirl, which also evolved. The two then traded back, so that each would have their original, though evolved, Pokémon. It was then used in his battle with Gold in the ruins of Ecruteak City, where it defeated Sudobo after being switched in. He also uses it to climb waterfalls.

Clair of the Blackthorn Gym also has a Kingdra.

Juan also has a Kingdra which he used it to assist Ruby and Sapphire in their training.

In the TCG

Main article: Kingdra (TCG)


Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold It is said that it usually hides in underwater caves. It can create whirlpools by yawning.
Silver It sleeps deep on the ocean floor to build its energy. It is said to cause tornadoes as it wakes.
Crystal It stores energy by sleeping at underwater depths at which no other life forms can survive.
Stadium 2 It is said that it usually hides in underwater caves. It can create whirlpools by yawning.
Generation III
Ruby Kingdra lives at extreme ocean depths that are otherwise uninhabited. It has long been believed that the yawning of this Pokémon creates spiraling ocean currents.
Sapphire Kingdra sleeps on the seafloor where it is otherwise devoid of life. When a storm arrives, the Pokémon is said to awaken and wander about in search of prey.
Emerald It sleeps quietly, deep on the seafloor. When it comes up to the surface, it creates a huge whirlpool that can swallow even ships.
FireRed It sleeps deep on the ocean floor to build its energy. It is said to cause tornadoes as it wakes.
LeafGreen It is said that it usually hides in underwater caves. It can create whirlpools by yawning.
Generation IV
Diamond It lives in caves on the seafloor and creates giant whirlpools every time it moves.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is said that it usually hides in underwater caves. It can create whirlpools by yawning.
SoulSilver It sleeps deep on the ocean floor to build its energy. It is said to cause tornadoes as it wakes.
Generation V
Black It lives in caves on the seafloor and creates giant whirlpools every time it moves.
White
Black 2 It lives in caves on the seafloor and creates giant whirlpools every time it moves.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Seadra
Crystal
None Evolve Seadra
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Evolve Seadra
Emerald
None Evolve Seadra
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Seadra
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Seadra
Platinum
None Evolve Seadra
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Seadra
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Routes 17, 18 and P2 Laboratory (Rippling Water)
Black 2 White 2
Rare Routes 17, 18 and P2 Laboratory (Rippling Water)
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Seadra
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 13
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Seadra
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1-B20)
Miracle Sea (B1-B18)
Deep Miracle Sea (B1-B4)
Bottomless Sea (B1-B49)
Pokémon Ranger Safra Sea
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Sea of Wailord
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Coral Sea
Eastern Sea
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Sunny Seashore (Post-ending)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of North American Nintendo event Pokémon in 2003#Kingdra PCNY Christmas United States 2003 50 Never

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Def: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 540   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs 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
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Bubble Water Special 02020 100100% 30
00Start SmokeScreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
044 SmokeScreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
088 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1111 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1414 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
1818 BubbleBeam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
2323 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
2626 Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
3030 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
4040 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
4848 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 —% 20
5757 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 09090 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Kingdra obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingdra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingdra
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingdra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingdra
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SeelDewgongRemoraidOctillerySphealSealeo
Walrein
Aurora Beam Ice Special 65 100% 20
ShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodon Clear Smog* Poison Special 50 —% 15
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowking Disable Normal Status 100% 20
AltariaBagonShelgonSalamenceDeinoZweilous
Hydreigon
DragonBreath Dragon Special 60 100% 20
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteGibleGabiteGarchompAxewFraxure
HaxorusDruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigon
Dragon Rage Dragon Special 100% 10
MagikarpGyaradosTotodileCroconawFeraligatrFeebas
MiloticTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosShellos
GastrodonGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
Muddy Water Water Special 95 85% 10
Octillery Octazooka Water Special 65 85% 10
DratiniDragonairDragoniteAxewFraxureHaxorus
DruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigon
Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
BuizelFloatzel Razor Wind Normal Special 80 100% 10
DewgongRemoraidOctilleryMantine Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
MagikarpGyaradosFeebasMilotic Splash Normal Status —% 40
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowbroSlowkingLaprasRemoraidOctilleryMantine
WingullPelipperMiloticHuntailGorebyssShellos
ShellosGastrodonGastrodonDucklettSwannaAlomomola
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kingdra in Generation V
  • 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 Kingdra in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingdra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingdra
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
B W B2 W2 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 140 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Kingdra can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Kingdra cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingdra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingdra
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingdra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingdra
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS230.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani230.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP230.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Treasure Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP When I awaken, tornadoes form!
26%-50% HP Watch out. My HP is down by half already.
1%-25% HP I'm ruined... Conjuring up a tornado is a dream within a dream...
Level up Leveled up! My tornadoes gained in power as well!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Leveled up! My tornadoes gained in power as well!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP230.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Soak fm.pngSoak fm.pngSoak fm.png
(Soak ×3)
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
Kingdra will attack with strong jets of water when it appears above the surface.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Dragon PA.png
( Dragon )
Field move: Crush 4 field move.png
(Crush ×4)
Browser entry  
It blows bubbles from its mouth and lets loose widening rings of water to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 4 field move.png
(Crush ×4)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Horsea
Unevolved
Horsea
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 32


Seadra
First evolution
Seadra
 Water 
Dragon Scale
Trade
holding Dragon Scale


Kingdra
Second evolution
Kingdra
 Water  Dragon 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 230.png Spr 2s 230.png Spr 2c 230.png Spr b 2g 230.png
Spr 2g 230 s.png Spr 2s 230 s.png Spr 2c 230 s.png Spr b 2g 230 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 230.png Spr 3e 230.png Spr 3r 230.png Spr b 3r 230.png
Spr 3r 230 s.png Spr 3e 230 s.png Spr 3r 230 s.png Spr b 3r 230 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 230.png Spr 4d 230.png Spr 4h 230.png Spr b 4d 230.png
Spr 4d 230 s.png Spr 4d 230 s.png Spr 4h 230 s.png Spr b 4d 230 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 230.png Spr 5b 230.png Spr b 5b 230.png
Spr 5b 230 s.png Spr 5b 230 s.png Spr b 5b 230 s.png
Kingdra For other sprites and images, please see Kingdra images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Kingdra is the only non-legendary Dragon-type Pokémon not to have a weakness to Ice.
  • Although it is called Kingdra, it can be male or female.
  • Kingdra was the first Dragon-type Pokémon not to be part of the Dratini evolution family.
  • Though many of Kingdra's Pokédex entries state that it can create whirlpools, it can only learn the move via HM.
    • However, many of its Pokédex entries state it creates whirlpools by yawning, and it can learn the move Yawn.
  • Kingdra is the only Dragon-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II, and is, along with Misdreavus, the only Pokémon introduced in a generation in which there are no other Pokémon of one of its types.
  • Kingdra's name is often mistranslated to "Kingora" in the Chuang Yi translation of Pokémon Adventures.
  • Kingdra is the only Pokémon introduced in Generation II whose name starts with K.
  • Kingdra, along with Gyarados and Milotic, has the highest base stat total of any non-legendary Water-type Pokémon.

Origin

Kingdra is based on a weedy sea dragon, but still shares many characteristics with regular Seahorses. The fact that it dwells on the sea floor while creating whirlpools may be based on the mythical monster Charybdis. Its secondary Dragon-type may be a reference to a Japanese name for seahorses, 竜の落し子 tatsu-no-otoshigo, which means "dragon's child".

Name origin

Kingdra may be a combination of king and dragon or hydra (a mythological sea creature).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese キングドラ Kingdra From king, dragon, and hydra
France Flag.png French Hyporoi From hippocampe and roi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Kingdra Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Seedraking From Seepferd, Drache, and king
Italy Flag.png Italian Kingdra Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 킹드라 Kingdeura Transliteration of its Japanese name


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