Nidoking

Nidoking is a Poison/Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Drill Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
It uses its powerful tail in battle to smash, constrict, then break the prey's bones.
Yellow Its steel-like hide adds to its powerful tackle. Its horns are so hard, they can pierce a diamond.
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.
Ruby
Sapphire
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.
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.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
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 render the victim helpless quite easily.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.
X It is recognized by its rock-hard hide and its extended horn. Be careful with the horn, as it contains venom.
Y One swing of its mighty tail can snap a telephone pole as if it were a matchstick.

Evolution chart

Nidoran♂
#032
Nidoran♂
Poison

(Level 16)
Nidorino
#033
Nidorino
Poison

(use Moon Stone)
Nidoking
#034
Nidoking
Poison · Ground

Name origin

nido
Japanese for ‘two’ (referring to its counterpart)
king
royalty (male)

Moves learned by Nidoking

Nidoking sprites

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
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Where to find Nidoking

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