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Nidoking (Base Set 11)

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Nidoking LV.48
ニドキング Nidoking
Team Plasma
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage
033 Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Nidorino
Card name Nidoking
Type Grass
Hit Points 90
retreat cost
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 11/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 11/130
Card GB set Evolution
Card GB ID B10
Card GB 2 set Legendary Power
Card GB 2 ID B07
Japanese expansion Pokémon Web
Japanese rarity Rare
Japanese card no. 033/048
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Rare
English card no. 31/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Nidoking.

Nidoking (Japanese: ニドキング Nidoking) is a Grass-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It is part of the Base Set.

Card text

Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 30 damage plus 10 more damage; if tails, this attack does 30 damage and Nidoking does 10 damage to itself.
The Defending Pokémon is now Poisoned. It now takes 20 Poison damage instead of 10 after each player's turn (even if it was already Poisoned).

Pokédex data

Nidoking - Drill Pokémon
No. Height Weight
034 4'7" (1.4 m) 137 lbs. (62.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
Uses its powerful tail in battle to smash, constrict, then break its prey's bones.

Release information

This card was reprinted in the Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection reprint sets, which were only released outside of Japan. In Japan, this card was reprinted in Pokémon Web. The Pokémon Web and Legendary Collection prints were not holographic.



Thrash and Toxic are both moves in the Pokémon games that Nidoking can learn. The card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, whereas the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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