Giovanni's Nidoking (CoroCoro promo)

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Giovanni's Nidoking LV.50
サカキのニドキング Sakaki's Nidoking
Illus. Atsuko Nishida
Evolution stage
Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Giovanni's Nidorino
Card name Giovanni's Nidoking
Type Grass
HP 100
retreat cost
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Nidoking.

Giovanni's Nidoking (Japanese: サカキのニドキング Sakaki's Nidoking) is a Grass-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It is one of the Unnumbered Promotional cards.

Card text

Pokémon Power:
Whenever one of your Giovanni's Nidoran♂ or Giovanni's Nidorino attacks, you may use this power. If the attack does damage to any Pokémon (including your own), it does 10 more damage to that Pokémon. If you have more than 1 Giovanni's Nidoking in play, use only 1 Command Pokémon Power for each attack.
GrassGrassColorlessColorless Rumble
The Defending Pokémon can't retreat during your opponent's next turn.

Pokédex data

Nidoking - Drill Pokémon
No. Height Weight
034 4'7" (1.4 m) 137 lbs. (62 kg)

Release information

In Japan, this card was available as an Unnumbered Promotional card on a two-card insert alongside Koga's Ninja Gym in the August 1999 issue of CoroCoro Comic, released on July 15, 1999. Another insert including a Jumbo Lawrence III was included in the same issue.


This card features the Gym series symbol, indicating that it is a promotional addition to the two expansions.


Giovanni uses a Nidoking when challenged in all games involving his appearance.

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