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 1.3 m (4′03″)
Weight 60.0 kg (132.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Hyper Cutter
2. Shell Armor
Sheer Force (hidden ability)
Local № 099 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
165 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
099 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
167 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
099 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
099 (Sword/Shield)
039 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 166
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 3
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 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

Kingler

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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
One claw grew massively and is as hard as steel. It has 10,000-horsepower strength. However, it is too heavy.
Sword Its large and hard pincer has 10,000-horsepower strength. However, being so big, it is unwieldy to move.
Shield Its oversized claw is very powerful, but when it’s not in battle, the claw just gets in the way.

Gigantamax

Sword The flow of Gigantamax energy has spurred this Pokémon’s left pincer to grow to an enormous size. That claw can pulverize anything.
Shield The bubbles it spews out are strongly alkaline. Any opponents hit by them will have their bodies quickly melted away.

Moves learned by Kingler

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Hammer ArmFightingPhysical 100 90
1HardenNormalStatus
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
1Wide GuardRockStatus
12Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
16ProtectNormalStatus
20Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
24StompNormalPhysical 65 100
31FlailNormalPhysical 100
36Razor ShellWaterPhysical 75 95
42SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
48Swords DanceNormalStatus
54CrabhammerWaterPhysical 100 90
60GuillotineNormalPhysical 30

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
Hammer ArmFightingPhysical 100 90
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
SlashNormalPhysical 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

Kingler learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AgilityPsychicStatus
1AmnesiaPsychicStatus
1BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
1HardenNormalStatus
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Vise GripNormalPhysical 55 100
5Vise GripNormalPhysical 55 100
9LeerNormalStatus 100
14HardenNormalStatus
18Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
23StompNormalPhysical 65 100
27ProtectNormalStatus
37SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
41CrabhammerWaterPhysical 100 90
56GuillotineNormalPhysical 30

Moves learnt by TM

Kingler is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
05RestPsychicStatus
07ProtectNormalStatus
08SubstituteNormalStatus
10DigGroundPhysical 80 100
12FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
13Brick BreakFightingPhysical 75 100
22Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
24X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
27ToxicPoisonStatus 90
29ScaldWaterSpecial 80 100
47SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
48Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
49SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
51BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
55Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100

Kingler sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Kingler  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Silver
Route 19, 20, 21, 34, 40, 41, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Cinnabar Island, Olivine City, Whirl Islands
Crystal Route 19, 20, 21, 34, 40, 41, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Cinnabar Island, Olivine City, 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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 12, 13
Sword
Shield
Route 9, Axew's Eye

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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