Kingler

Kingler is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Pincer Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 099
Type Water
Species Pincer Pokémon
Height 4′03″ (1.3 m)
Weight 132.3 lbs (60.0 kg)
Abilities Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Sheer Force (hidden ability)
Local № 099 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
165 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
099 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
167 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 166
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 3
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 55
220 314
Attack 130
238 394
Defense 115
211 361
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 75
139 273
Total 475 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 Kingler.

Evolution chart

(Level 28)

Kingler changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
The large pincer has 10000 hp of crushing power. However, its huge size makes it unwieldy to use.
Yellow One claw grew massively and as hard as steel. It has 10,000-HP strength. However, it is too heavy.
Gold It can hardly lift its massive, overgrown pincer. The pincer's size makes it difficult to aim properly.
Silver Its pincers grow peculiarly large. If it lifts the pincers too fast, it loses its balance and staggers.
Crystal Its oversized claw is very powerful, but when it's not in battle, the claw just gets in the way.
Ruby
Sapphire
KINGLER has an enormous, oversized claw. It waves this huge claw in the air to communicate with others. However, because the claw is so heavy, the POKéMON quickly tires.
FireRed Its large and hard pincer has 10,000-horsepower strength. However, being so big, it is unwieldy to move.
LeafGreen The large pincer has 10,000-horsepower crushing force. However, its huge size makes it unwieldy to use.
Emerald It waves its huge, oversized claw in the air to communicate with others. But since the claw is so heavy, this POKéMON quickly tires.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
The larger pincer has 10,000-horsepower strength. However, it is so heavy, it is difficult to aim.
HeartGold It can hardly lift its massive, overgrown pincer. The pincer’s size makes it difficult to aim properly.
SoulSilver Its pincers grow peculiarly large. If it lifts the pincers too fast, it loses its balance and staggers.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
The larger pincer has 10,000-horsepower strength. However, it is so heavy, it is difficult to aim.
X Its large and hard pincer has 10,000-horsepower strength. However, being so big, it is unwieldy to move.
Y Its pincers grow peculiarly large. If it lifts the pincers too fast, it loses its balance and staggers.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Kingler has an enormous, oversized claw. It waves this huge claw in the air to communicate with others. However, because the claw is so heavy, the Pokémon quickly tires.

Moves learned by Kingler

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWater 40 100
1LeerNormal 100
1Mud SportGround
1Vice GripNormal 55 100
1Wide GuardRock
5Vice GripNormal 55 100
9LeerNormal 100
11HardenNormal
15Bubble BeamWater 65 100
19Mud ShotGround 55 95
21Metal ClawSteel 50 95
25StompNormal 65 100
32ProtectNormal
37GuillotineNormal
44SlamNormal 80 75
51BrineWater 65 100
56CrabhammerWater 100 90
63FlailNormal 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
Ally SwitchPsychic
AmnesiaPsychic
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
BideNormal
Chip AwayNormal 70 100
EndureNormal
FlailNormal 100
HazeIce
Knock OffDark 65 100
SlamNormal 80 75
TickleNormal 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychic
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron DefenseSteel
Knock OffDark 65 100
LiquidationWater 85 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stomping TantrumGround 75 100
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
60QuashDark 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Kingler 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
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWater 40 100
1LeerNormal 100
1Mud SportGround
1Vice GripNormal 55 100
1Wide GuardRock
5Vice GripNormal 55 100
9LeerNormal 100
11HardenNormal
15Bubble BeamWater 65 100
19Mud ShotGround 55 95
21Metal ClawSteel 50 95
25StompNormal 65 100
32ProtectNormal
37GuillotineNormal
44SlamNormal 80 75
51BrineWater 65 100
56CrabhammerWater 100 90
63FlailNormal 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
Ally SwitchPsychic
AmnesiaPsychic
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
BideNormal
Chip AwayNormal 70 100
EndureNormal
FlailNormal 100
HazeIce
Knock OffDark 65 100
SlamNormal 80 75
TickleNormal 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
60QuashDark 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Kingler sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Kingler  sprite from Red & Blue Kingler  sprite from Silver Kingler  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Kingler  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Kingler  sprite from Black & White Kingler  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Kingler Shiny sprite from Silver Kingler Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Kingler Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Kingler Shiny sprite from Black & White Kingler Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Kingler

Red Route 23, Cerulean Cave
Blue Route 23, Cerulean Cave, Seafoam Islands
Yellow Route 10, 25, Seafoam Islands
Gold Route 19, 20, 21, 34, 40, 41, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Cinnabar Island, Olivine City, Whirl Islands
Silver Route 19, 20, 21, 34, 40, 41, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Cinnabar Island, Olivine City, Whirl Islands
Crystal Route 19, 20, 21, 34, 40, 41, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Cinnabar Island, Union Cave, Whirl Islands
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed Evolve Krabby
LeafGreen Bond Bridge, Cinnabar Island, Five Island, Five Isle Meadow, Green Path, Icefall Cave, Kindle Road, Memorial Pillar, One Island, Outcast Island, Pallet Town, Resort Gorgeous, Tanoby Ruins, Trainer Tower, Treasure Beach, Water Labyrinth, Water Path
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Krabby
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 19, Cliff Cave, Seafoam Islands, Whirl Islands
Black
White
Route 4, 13, Driftveil City
Black 2
White 2
Virbank City, Virbank Complex
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Krabby
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game

Other languages

English Kingler
Japanese キングラー (Kingler)
German Kingler
French Krabboss

Name origin

king
a species of crab; royalty
fiddler
a species of crab