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Nidoking (Pokémon)

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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 Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
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
Field 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.

He evolves from Nidorino when exposed to a Moon Stone. He 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 its pre-evolutions, Nidoking is purple instead of fuchsia, and it 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 its 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 provides strong physical attacks and support with their tails, large horn, and their ability to poison the foe on contact. They posses incredible versatility in both their physical power, and their special power, being able to learn a large smattering of moves in both spectrums like Earthquake and Outrage, as well as Sludge Bomb, and even Surf. Due to it's vast capabilities, Nidoking can play many roles on a Trainer's team.

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. He calls on it to battle Giovanni's Golem during their Gym battle. Nidoking is shown to have tremendous power as it manages to Tackle Golem head on, launching it across the battlefield, and defeating it in one hit. However, when Giovanni uses Mewtwo to battle, Nidoking is no match, and is defeated handily. Gary's Nidoking is briefly seen again in The Fourth Round Rumble battling Melissa's Golem, but much unlike its battle with Giovanni's Golem, it is defeated easily.

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

Minor appearances

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

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

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!.

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).

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 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.

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

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Red caught several rampaging Nidoking in the Safari Zone in Pokémon Adventures. Giovanni also has a Nidoking, which he used to destroy his former Gym with a powerful Earthquake. It was later seen again in the Sevii Islands, where its Rock Tomb felled a biker that Deoxys had attacked.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

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

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

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 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 Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve Nidorino
Blue (Japan)
None Evolve Nidorino
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 Evolve Nidorino (White only)
Black 2 White 2
None Evolve Nidorino
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Nidorino
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 2
Forever Level 51
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Nidorino
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower Normal Mode A & S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Shimmering Lake

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

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
00Start Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
00Start Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
00Start Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
2323 Chip Away Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3535 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
4343 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
5858 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Nidoking obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
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 Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 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 Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
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 Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingSnorlax
SentretFurretWooperQuagsireSwinubPiloswine
MamoswineSlakothVigorothSlakingWailmerWailord
NumelCameruptTorkoalBidoofBibarelPansear
SimisearWoobatSwoobatHeatmor
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SneaselWeavileHoundourHoundoom Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
NidokingLickitungLickilickyRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
SnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitar
TyranitarSlakothVigorothSlakingCranidosRampardos
ScraggyScraftyDruddigon
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingEspeon
GirafarigWoobatSwoobat
Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLickitung
Lickilicky
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
SwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyDonphanVigoroth
SlakingShieldonBastiodonPachirisuBunearyLopunny
LucarioCubchooBeartic
Endure Normal Status —% 10
CranidosRampardosTepigPigniteEmboarScraggy
Scrafty
Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
AronLaironAggron Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Seviper Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurret
PoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsol
GlameowPuruglyPurrloinLiepard
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
LickitungLickilickyWhismurLoudredExploud Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurGrowlitheArcaninePonyta
RapidashSeelDewgongRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
TaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeon
UmbreonLeafeonGlaceonDunsparceSnubbullGranbull
SwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyDonphanStantler
MudkipMarshtompSwampertPoochyenaMightyenaAron
LaironAggronNumelCameruptBidoofBibarel
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonGibleGabite
GarchompHippopotasHippowdonTepigPigniteEmboar
LillipupHerdierStoutlandDeerlingSawsbuck
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidoking 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 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Drill Run Ground Physical 80 95% 10
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black 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 V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - 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 HandBW 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
032 Super FangBW Normal Physical 90% 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 moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin034.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani034.gif 
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.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack 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

Breed
029
Nidoran♀
Nidoran♀
Unevolved
Nidoran♀
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16
Nidorina
First evolution
Nidorina
 Poison 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
Nidoqueen
Second evolution
Nidoqueen
 Poison  Ground 
or Breed
032
Nidoran♂ with
132
Ditto
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
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Nidoking For other sprites and images, please see Nidoking images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Nidoking and his female counterpart Nidoqueen share the same species name with Rhydon and Rhyperior. They are all known as Drill Pokémon. Coincidentally, all four are also Ground types.
  • Although his 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 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 rhinoceroses, gorillas, rabbits 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 English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Nidoking Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Nidoking Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Nidoking Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 니드킹 Nideuking Transliteration of Japanese name


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External links

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