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#034 Nidoking

official Nidoking artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Nidoking
Type PoisonGround
Species Drill Pokémon
Height 1.4 m (4' 7")
Weight 62 kg (136.7 lbs)
Catch rate 45

Nidoking's description

Nidoking is a Poison- / Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 1 and has the National Dex number #034. The Pokédex classifies it as the Drill Pokémon.

Nidoking's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
尼多王 / 尼多王 (Níduōwáng) Nidoking Nidoking ニドキング (Nidoking) 니드킹 (Nideuking)

Nidoking's resistances & weaknesses

WaterElectricIceFightingPoisonGroundPsychicBugRockFairy
x 2x 0x 2x ½​x ¼x 2x 2x ½x ½x ½

Nidoking's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Medium Slow
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 3 Attack

Breeding

Gender ratio 100%
Egg Group(s) Field, Monster
Egg Cycles 20 (approx. 5120 steps)

Nidoking's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Poison Point Rivalry Sheer Force

Nidoking's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 81
141 272 188 366
Attack 102
96 188 169 333
Defense 77
73 143 141 278
Sp. Atk 85
81 157 150 295
Sp. Def 75
72 139 139 273
Speed 85
81 157 150 295
Total 505

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Nidoking's evolutions

Level 16

use Moon Stone

Nidoking's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
1Red, BlueIt uses its powerful tail in battle to smash, constrict, then break the prey's bones.
1YellowIts steel-like hide adds to its powerful tackle. Its horns are so hard, they can pierce a diamond.
1StadiumHas a rock-hard hide that is worn like armor. The long horn on its head is sharp and highly venomous.
2GoldIt swings its big tail around during battle. If its foe flinches, it will charge with its sturdy body.
2SilverIts tail is thick and powerful. If it binds an enemy, it can snap the victim's spine quite easily.
2CrystalIt uses its thick arms, legs and tail to attack forcefully. Melee combat is its specialty.
2Stadium 2It swings its big tail around during battle. If its foe flinches, it will charge with its sturdy body.
3Ruby, SapphireNidoking'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.
3EmeraldA 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.
3FireRedIt is recognized by its rock-hard hide and its extended horn. Be careful with the horn as it contains venom.
3LeafGreenIt uses its powerful tail in battle to smash, constrict, then break the prey's bones.
4Diamond, Pearl, PlatinumOne swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
4HeartGoldIt swings its big tail around during battle. If its foe flinches, it will charge with its sturdy body.
4SoulSilverIts tail is thick and powerful. If it binds an enemy, it can snap the victim's spine quite easily.
5Black, White, Black 2, White 2One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
6XIt is recognized by its rock-hard hide and its extended horn. Be careful with the horn, as it contains venom.
6YOne swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
6Omega Ruby, Alpha SapphireNidoking'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.
7Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!Its steel-like hide adds to its powerful tackle. Its horns are so hard, they can pierce a diamond.