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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha 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.

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
male royalty

Moves learned by Nidoking

Nidoking sprites

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

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Where to find Nidoking

Red
Blue
Yellow
Evolve Nidoran♂/Nidorino
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Nidoran♂/Nidorino
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Nidoran♂/Nidorino
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Nidoran♂/Nidorino
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Nidoran♂/Nidorino
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Evolve Nidoran♂/Nidorino
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
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