Kingdra

Kingdra is a Water/Dragon type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Dragon Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 230
Type Water Dragon
Species Dragon Pokémon
Height 1.8 m (5′11″)
Weight 152.0 kg (335.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Swift Swim
2. Sniper
Damp (hidden ability)
Local № 188 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
186 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
192 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
041 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
195 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
200 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack, 1 Special Attack, 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 243
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 75
260 354
Attack 95
175 317
Defense 95
175 317
Sp. Atk 95
175 317
Sp. Def 95
175 317
Speed 85
157 295
Total 540 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Kingdra.

Evolution chart

(Level 32) (trade holding Dragon Scale)

Kingdra changes

Pokédex entries

Gold It is said that it usually hides in underwater caves. It can create whirlpools by yawning.
Silver It sleeps deep on the ocean floor to build its energy. It is said to cause tornadoes as it wakes.
Crystal It stores energy by sleeping at underwater depths at which no other life forms can survive.
Ruby KINGDRA lives at extreme ocean depths that are otherwise uninhabited. It has long been believed that the yawning of this POKéMON creates spiraling ocean currents.
Sapphire KINGDRA sleeps on the seafloor where it is otherwise devoid of life. When a storm arrives, the POKéMON is said to awaken and wander about in search of prey.
FireRed It sleeps deep on the ocean floor to build its energy. It is said to cause tornadoes as it wakes.
LeafGreen It is said that it usually hides in underwater caves. It can create whirlpools by yawning.
Emerald It sleeps quietly, deep on the seafloor. When it comes up to the surface, it creates a huge whirlpool that can swallow even ships.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It lives in caves on the seafloor and creates giant whirlpools every time it moves.
HeartGold It is said that it usually hides in underwater caves. It can create whirlpools by yawning.
SoulSilver It sleeps deep on the ocean floor to build its energy. It is said to cause tornadoes as it wakes.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It lives in caves on the seafloor and creates giant whirlpools every time it moves.
X It is said that it usually hides in underwater caves. It can create whirlpools by yawning.
Y It stores energy by sleeping at underwater depths at which no other life-forms can survive.
Omega Ruby Kingdra lives at extreme ocean depths that are otherwise uninhabited. It has long been believed that the yawning of this Pokémon creates spiraling ocean currents.
Alpha Sapphire Kingdra sleeps on the seafloor where it is otherwise devoid of life. When a storm arrives, the Pokémon is said to awaken and wander about in search of prey.
Sword With the arrival of a storm at sea, this Pokémon will show itself on the surface. When a Kingdra and a Dragonite meet, a fierce battle ensues.
Shield Scales shed by this Pokémon have such a splendorous gleam to them that they’ve been given to royalty as gifts.

Moves learned by Kingdra

Moves learnt by level up

Kingdra learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
1TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
1WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
1YawnNormalStatus
15Focus EnergyNormalStatus
20Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
25Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
30AgilityPsychicStatus
37Laser FocusNormalStatus
44Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
51Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
58Dragon DanceDragonStatus
65Rain DanceWaterStatus

Egg moves

Kingdra learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Kingdra egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aurora BeamIceSpecial 65 100
Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
DisableNormalStatus 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
OctazookaWaterSpecial 65 85
SplashNormalStatus
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Kingdra can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Flip TurnWaterPhysical 60 100
Scale ShotDragonPhysical 25 90

Moves learnt by TM

Kingdra is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
08Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
09Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
27Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
35HailIceStatus
36WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
40SwiftNormalSpecial 60
45DiveWaterPhysical 80 100
52BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
55BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
99Breaking SwipeDragonPhysical 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

Kingdra is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Kingdra learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
1Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
1YawnNormalStatus
5SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
9LeerNormalStatus 100
13Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
17TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100
21Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
26Focus EnergyNormalStatus
31BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
38AgilityPsychicStatus
45Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
52Dragon DanceDragonStatus
60Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Egg moves

Kingdra learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Kingdra egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aurora BeamIceSpecial 65 100
Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
DisableNormalStatus 100
Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
Dragon RageDragonSpecial 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
OctazookaWaterSpecial 65 85
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
Razor WindNormalSpecial 80 100
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SplashNormalStatus
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Kingdra can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
Draco MeteorDragonSpecial 130 90
Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Laser FocusNormalStatus
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Kingdra is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Kingdra can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Kingdra sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Kingdra  sprite from Silver Kingdra  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Kingdra  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Kingdra  sprite from Black & White Kingdra  sprite from X & Y Kingdra  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Kingdra Shiny sprite from Silver Kingdra Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Kingdra Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Kingdra Shiny sprite from Black & White Kingdra Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Kingdra

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Horsea/Seadra
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Emerald
Evolve Horsea/Seadra
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Horsea/Seadra
Black
White
P2 Laboratory
Black 2
White 2
Route 17, 18, P2 Laboratory
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Horsea/Seadra
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Horsea/Seadra
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Horsea/Seadra

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Kingdra
Japanese キングドラ (Kingdra)
German Seedraking
French Hyporoi

Name origin

king
royalty
dragon
mythical fire-breathing creature