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Nidorino #077: Nidorino
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Nidoking
Drill Pokémon
#078
Nidoking.png
Type
Poison Ground
Unknown
Unknown
Abilities
Poison Point or Rivalry
Hidden Ability
Sheer Force
Gender ratio
100% male
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg groups
Field and Monster
Hatch time
5355 steps*
Height
1.4 m 4'07"
m
m
m
Weight
62.0 kg 136.7 lbs
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Base experience yield
227
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Bipedal with tail
Footprint
F078.png
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
Cry


Nidoking is a Poison/Ground dual-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Nidorino when exposed to Moon Stone and is the final form of Nidoran M.

Pokédex entry

Pokédex entry
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.

Biology

(From Bulbapedia)Nidoking is a large, bipedal, purple Pokémon with distinct reptilian features. It has narrow eyes, large, spiny ears, fur-like tufts on its cheeks, and a short snout filled with pointed teeth. There is a long, venomous horn on its forehead and a ridge of spines down its back. Gray plates cover its chest and belly, and there is a gray rounded spine on each elbow. Each hand was three claws, while foot has only a single hoof-like nail. It has a long, powerful tail. This is a male only species; the female counterpart is Nidoqueen. It is said that Nidoking's tail is capable of toppling a metal transmission tower. Nidoking uses this tail to smash, constrict, or break the bones of its prey and enemies. The tail can be swung to create distance between it and its foes before Nidoking charges. Its steel-like hide adds to its powerful, rampaging charges. Nidoking lives in grasslands.

Game locations

Availability
None evolve Nidorino
Common
Uncommon
Fossil
Rare
One

Held items

Held item(s)
None This Pokémon cannot be found holding an item.
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Always

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.


Type effectiveness

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

Moves

By leveling up

By leveling up
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 


  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Nidoking obtained at level 1
  • 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

By TM/HM

By TM/HM
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TMNormal.png Attract Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TMIce.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TMNormal.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal.png Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TMGround.png Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TMGround.png Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TMNormal.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMDark.png Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TMIce.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMSteel.png Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TMPoison.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMWater.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TMPsychic.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMFighting.png Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png Secret Power Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMGhost.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TMElectric.png Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMPoison.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMFire.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TMNormal.png Super Fang Normal Physical 0000Varies 090}}90% 10
TMNormal.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
TMDark.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TMElectric.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TMElectric.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TMPoison.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TMPoison.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TMWater.png Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
  • 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

By breeding

By breeding
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidoking
  • 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

Evolution

Nidoran M.png
Unevolved
Nidoran♂
 Poison 
Rare CandyLevel 16
Nidorino.png
First evolution
Nidorino
 Poison 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
Nidoking.png
Second evolution
Nidoking
 Poison  Ground 


Sprites

Front Back
GenderM.png File:078.png File:078b.png
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM.png File:078s.png File:078sb.png

Trivia

Design origin

(From Bulbapedia) Nidoking shares traits of rhinoceroses, gorillas, rabbits and porcupines.

Name origin

(From Bulbapedia)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.

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