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Pokemon Nidoking – Pokemon of the first generation, ranked 34th in the Pokedex… It is found in the Kanto area and is a toxic and earthy Pokémon. This is the last stage of Male Pokémon Nidoran development.

The Drill Pokémon’s broad tail possesses enormous devastating power. A power line may be damaged with a single swipe. There’s no stopping this Pokémon once it’s on a rampage.

Parameters and characteristics of Pokemon Nidoking

Max PC 2902
Attack 204
Defense 156
Stamina 191

How to find and catch Pokémon Nidoking?

Nidoking Pokémon may be found in parks and marshes. It is possible to capture him around overgrown lakes, industrial sites, and industries.

Nidoking comes on the map rather seldom. It may be obtained by evolving a Pokémon. Nidorino or catch in a sporting event. Sometimes encountered during raids and field investigations.


Nidoking is a big, bipedal purple mammalian Pokémon with reptile characteristics. It features small eyes, big, spiny ears, fur-like tufts on its cheeks, and a short, pointed nose. It has a long, poisonous horn on its forehead and a spine ridge down its back. Gray plates cover its chest and abdomen, and each elbow has a gray, rounded spine. Each hand has three claws, while each foot only has a single hoof-like nail. It has a long, strong tail. Nidoking is a solitary species.

Nidoking’s tail is reported to be powerful enough to topple a metal transmission tower. This tail is used by Nidoking to shatter, constrict, or break the bones of its prey and adversaries. The tail may also be swung to provide space between Nidoking and its enemies before charging. Its steel-like hide contributes to its devastating charges. Nidoking’s horn has the capacity to smash diamonds. Nidoking is well-known for being very self-confident. When Nidoking goes on a rage, he becomes uncontrollable. Only a Nidoqueen with whom it has lived for a long time can calm it down. Nidoking possesses powerful acid in its claws, as revealed in the manga. Nidoking, which evolved as a consequence of an Evolution stone, is seldom encountered in the wild, yet they may be found in savannas and plains.


Evolution family

Nidoking is part of a three-member family.

Regular Version


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Shiny Version


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  • Nidoking was released along with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
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    Shiny form of Nidoking was released at the start of Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Dortmund on July 4th, 2019.

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    Shadow form of Nidoking was released at the start of Team GO Rocket Event on July 10th, 2020.

Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6Increased spawns in:
Pokémon Day 2020: Feb 25 – Mar 2
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 17,182Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
1,100 Field Research:
Make 3 new friends: Friend Fest
Special Research/Timed Research:
Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto – Completing 8th part


Best moveset for Nidoking

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Nidoking’s greatest attacks are Poison Jab and Earthquake. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Poison Jab 15 dps
  Earthquake 46.7 dps


  Double Kick Fast 10 dps
  Earth Power 33.3 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Poison Jab 10 8.8 15
 Iron Tail 15 6.4 13.6
 Fury Cutter Elite TM 3 15 7.5
 Double Kick Fast 10 13 10
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Megahorn 110 -45.5 50
 Earthquake 140 -27.8 46.7
 Sludge Wave 110 -31.3 41.3
 Earth Power 100 -13.9 33.3
 Sand Tomb 60 -8.3 18
 Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
 Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The moves highlighted in green benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus, and deal 20% more damage.



  • Nidoking has just promoted to Tier 3 Raid Boss. However, it was once a category 4.

What counters Nidoking?

Nidoking is a Poison/Ground type Pokémon, which makes it weak against GroundWaterPsychic and Ice moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Nidoking are:

  • Calyrex (Shadow Rider),
  • Mewtwo,
  • Hoopa (Unbound),
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Zen),
  • Deoxys (Attack).