The Bulba Handbook - Pokémon Go Edition

Pokémon GO Tips, Tools and Guides

Difference between revisions of "Nidoking (Pokémon)"

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Trivia: not sure about this trivia, but fixing it.)
m
Line 365: Line 365:
 
* Nidoqueen and Nidoking are the [[List of Pokémon with unique type combinations|only Pokémon]] with a Poison/Ground type combination.
 
* Nidoqueen and Nidoking are the [[List of Pokémon with unique type combinations|only Pokémon]] with a Poison/Ground type combination.
 
* Both of Ash's main [[rival]]s {{Gary}} and [[Paul]] have a Nidoking.
 
* Both of Ash's main [[rival]]s {{Gary}} and [[Paul]] have a Nidoking.
  +
** Also Jimmy's main rival owns a Nidoking.
 
* Although many of its Pokédex entries refer to it constricting its foes using its tail, it cannot use the move {{m|Constrict}}.
 
* Although many of its Pokédex entries refer to it constricting its foes using its tail, it cannot use the move {{m|Constrict}}.
 
* Even though Nidoking is a Ground-type Pokémon, it can still learn {{m|Whirlpool}}.
 
* Even though Nidoking is a Ground-type Pokémon, it can still learn {{m|Whirlpool}}.

Revision as of 16:32, 30 July 2010

Nidorino #033: Nidorino
Pokémon
#035: Clefairy Clefairy
Nidoking
ニドキング Nidoking
#034
034Nidoking.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Poison Ground
Category
Drill Pokémon
Abilities
Poison Point or Rivalry
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#034
Johto
#100
Hoenn
#232
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4'07"
Imperial
1.4 m
Metric
Weight
136.7 lbs.
Imperial
62.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F034.png 
Gender ratio
100% male
Breeding
Monster and
Ground groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
3
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 195 Battle Exp.: 1951*

Nidoking (Japanese: ニドキング Nidoking) is a dual-type Poison/Ground Pokémon.

It evolves from Nidorino via Moon Stone. It is the final form of Nidoran♂.

Biology

Physiology

Much larger than their previous evolutions, Nidoking now have the ability to stand on their hind legs. Unlike his pre-evolutions, Nidoking is purple instead of fuchsia, and he does not possess spots. Nidoking’s most prominent feature is its large, pointed, venomous horn which it uses extensively for battling purposes. Nidoking’s ears have small pointed extensions on the tips, and the insides of its round ears are green-colored. Nidoking have five teeth on each side of their lower jaw, the fifth protruding out of the jaw and thus visible when its mouth is closed. Nidoking’s eyes are shaped like scalene triangles, and there is fur growing off the bottom of his jaw. The spines growing down Nidoking’s back are extremely large, as is its tail, which is decorated with several thin stripes. Its chest and abdomen, gray in coloration, seem to be quite muscular. Nidoking has white-colored ridges on its three-clawed arms and a single, large, hoof-like toe.

Gender differences

Nidoking is the male of the species. For the female equivalent, see Nidoqueen.

Special abilities

Nidoking have powerful physical attacks with their strong tails, large horn and their ability to poison the foe on contact. They also have excellent potential when owned by a Trainer. They can also cause large tremors by slamming the ground.

Behavior

Nidoking are angered easily, and can be very violent when provoked. They can use their powerful tail to thrash and crush the bones of their prey. Nidoking will often go on rampages for little or no apparent reason.

Habitat

Nidoking tend to live in grasslands, rough terrain and forests. Despite their ability to live in various habitats, Nidoking are rare Pokémon, especially in the wild. It is most likely to be found within the same range that Nidoran♂ and Nidorino are found.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Nidoking uses its powerful tail to smash, constrict, then break its prey's bones.

In the anime

Nidoking in the anime

Major appearances

Gary Oak has a Nidoking that first appeared in The Battle of the Badge.

A Nidoking appeared under the ownership of Oscar in The Bicker the Better. His girlfriend Andi had a Nidoqueen.

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

Minor appearances

Jessie and James are 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 appears in the The Legend of Thunder! opening, A New Oath, as Silver's Pokémon.

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

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

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG072 Nidoking Ash's Pokédex Nidoking, the Drill Pokémon. Nidoking swings its large tail about to create 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

Red caught several rampaging Nidoking in the Safari Zone in Pokémon Adventures. Giovanni also has a Nidoking.

In Pokémon Zensho, Giovanni losing his Nidoking when he was young was what caused him to become bitter and turn to crime.

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

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
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 {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve Nidorino
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Evolve Nidorino
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Nidorino
Crystal
None Evolve Nidorino
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Nidorino
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Nidorino
Platinum
None Evolve Nidorino
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Nidorino
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 2
Forever Level 51
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Nidorino
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower

Stats

Base stats

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 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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 75.


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

Learnset

By leveling up

|- style="text-align:center" | style="text-align:left" | poison | style="background:#E0C068" |  ground  | style="display:none; background:#8C888C" | Status | style=" background:#FFF"| 4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Movelist/note

By TM/HM

Template:Movelisttm Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Movelist/note

By breeding

Template:Eggmoves Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Eggmoves/note

By tutoring

Template:Tutor Template:Mtentry4 Template:Mtentry4 Template:Mtentry4 Template:Mtentry4 Template:Mtentry4 Template:Mtentry4 Template:Mtentry4 Template:Mtentry4 Template:Mtentry4 Template:Mtentry4 Template:Mtentry4 Template:Mtentry4 Template:Mtentry4 Template:Mtentry4 Template:Mtentry4


|- style="background:#C183C1" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin034.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
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 Area: Safari
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!
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 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 Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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

Nidoran♂
Unevolved
Nidoran♂
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16


Nidorino
First evolution
Nidorino
 Poison 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone


Nidoking
Second evolution
Nidoking
 Poison  Ground 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 034.png Spr 1y 034.png Spr 1g 034.png Spr b g1 034.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 034.png Spr 2s 034.png Spr 2c 034.png Spr b 2g 034.png
Spr 2g 034 s.png Spr 2s 034 s.png Spr 2c 034 s.png Spr b 2g 034 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 034.png Spr 3e 034.png Spr 3f 034.png Spr b 3r 034.png
Spr 3r 034 s.png Spr 3e 034 s.png Spr 3f 034 s.png Spr b 3r 034 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 034.png Spr 4d 034.png Spr 4h 034.png Spr b 4d 034.png
Spr 4d 034 s.png Spr 4d 034 s.png Spr 4h 034 s.png Spr b 4d 034 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 034.png Spr 5b 034.png Spr b 5b 034.png
Spr 5b 034 s.png Spr 5b 034 s.png Spr b 5b 034 s.png
Nidoking For other sprites and images, please see Nidoking images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • The Glitch Pokémon LM4 will evolve into a Nidoking at level 18; first it evolves into Clefairy, which then immediately evolves into Nidoking.
  • Nidoking and its female counterpart Nidoqueen share the same species name with Rhydon and Rhyperior. They are all known as Drill Pokémon.
  • Nidoqueen and Nidoking are the only Pokémon with a Poison/Ground type combination.
  • Both of Ash's main rivals Gary and Paul have a Nidoking.
    • Also Jimmy's main rival owns a Nidoking.
  • Although many of its Pokédex entries refer to it constricting its foes using its tail, it cannot use the move Constrict.
  • Even though Nidoking is a Ground-type Pokémon, it can still learn Whirlpool.

Origin

Nidoking is likely based on a Baragon (バラゴン), a horned dinosaur-like Kaiju with large ears.

Name origin

Nidoking's name may be based on the word needle. It 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. The second part of its name is simply king, referring to its male gender.

In other languages

External links

Nidorino #033: Nidorino
Pokémon
#035: Clefairy Clefairy
Project Pokédex logo.png This Pokémon article is part of Project Pokédex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon as a species.