Nidoking - Generation 7 learnset

This page lists all the moves that Nidoking can learn in Generation 7, which consists of these games:

  • Pokémon Sun
  • Pokémon Moon
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun
  • Pokémon Ultra Moon
  • Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu
  • Pokémon Let's Go Eevee

At the bottom we also list further details for egg moves: which compatible Pokémon can pass down the moves, and how those Pokémon learn said move.

Note: many moves have changed stats over the years. The power, accuracy and other information listed below is as it was in the respective games. Check a move's detail page for stats in the most recent games and when they changed.

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
1Focus EnergyNormalStatus
1MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
23Chip AwayNormalPhysical 70 100
35ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
43Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
58MegahornBugPhysical 120 85

Egg moves

Nidoking learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found below.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychicStatus
Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
Chip AwayNormalPhysical 70 100
ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
DisableNormalStatus 100
EndureNormalStatus
Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Poison TailPoisonPhysical 50 100
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
Venom DrenchPoisonStatus 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Nidoking. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Level up
FlatterDarkStatus 100 Level up
Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85 Level up
Helping HandNormalStatus Level up
Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100 Level up
Horn DrillNormalPhysical 30 Level up
LeerNormalStatus 100 Level up
Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100 Level up
Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Nidoking 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
TackleNormalPhysical 40 100 Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormalPhysical Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
FissureGroundPhysical 30 Generation 1 — TM
Pay DayNormalPhysical 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormalPhysical 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychicStatus Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFightingPhysical 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
AvalancheIcePhysical 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
1Focus EnergyNormalStatus
1MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
23Chip AwayNormalPhysical 70 100
35ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
43Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
58MegahornBugPhysical 120 85

Egg moves

Nidoking learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found below.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychicStatus
Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
Chip AwayNormalPhysical 70 100
ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
DisableNormalStatus 100
EndureNormalStatus
Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Poison TailPoisonPhysical 50 100
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
Venom DrenchPoisonStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Nidoking. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Level up
FlatterDarkStatus 100 Level up
Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85 Level up
Helping HandNormalStatus Level up
Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100 Level up
Horn DrillNormalPhysical 30 Level up
LeerNormalStatus 100 Level up
Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100 Level up
Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Nidoking 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
TackleNormalPhysical 40 100 Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormalPhysical Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
FissureGroundPhysical 30 Generation 1 — TM
Pay DayNormalPhysical 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormalPhysical 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychicStatus Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFightingPhysical 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
AvalancheIcePhysical 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CounterFightingPhysical 100
1Focus EnergyNormalStatus
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
1SupersonicNormalStatus 55
1ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
55MegahornBugPhysical 120 85

Moves learnt on evolution

Nidoking learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Nidoking egg move parents

Nidoking's egg groups: Field, Monster

The egg moves for Nidoking are listed below, alongside compatible parent Pokémon it can breed with.

You will need to breed Nidoran♀ with a compatible male Pokémon until you get Nidoran♂, with either parent (from Gen 6+) knowing the egg move in question. Alternatively, if you already have a Nidoking with the egg move it can breed with Ditto.

Amnesia

Beat Up

Chip Away

Confusion

Counter

Disable

Endure

Learnt by Compatible parents
Level up
Breeding
Pre-evolution
Level up
Generation 4
TM
Sketch

Head Smash

Iron Tail

Learnt by Compatible parents
Level up
Breeding
Move tutor

Charmander

Charmeleon

Charizard

Squirtle

Wartortle

Blastoise

Rattata

Alolan Rattata

Raticate

Alolan Raticate

Ekans

Arbok

Pikachu

Raichu

Alolan Raichu

Sandshrew

Alolan Sandshrew

Sandslash

Alolan Sandslash

Nidoran♂

Nidorino

Nidoking

Vulpix

Alolan Vulpix

Ninetales

Alolan Ninetales

Meowth

Alolan Meowth

Persian

Alolan Persian

Psyduck

Golduck

Mankey

Primeape

Growlithe

Arcanine

Ponyta

Rapidash

Slowpoke

Slowbro

Farfetch'd

Seel

Dewgong

Cubone

Marowak

Alolan Marowak

Lickitung

Rhyhorn

Rhydon

Tauros

Lapras

Eevee

Vaporeon

Jolteon

Flareon

Chikorita

Bayleef

Meganium

Totodile

Croconaw

Feraligatr

Sentret

Furret

Mareep

Flaaffy

Ampharos

Aipom

Wooper

Quagsire

Espeon

Umbreon

Slowking

Girafarig

Dunsparce

Granbull

Sneasel

Houndour

Houndoom

Phanpy

Donphan

Stantler

Larvitar

Pupitar

Tyranitar

Treecko

Grovyle

Sceptile

Mudkip

Marshtomp

Swampert

Poochyena

Mightyena

Zigzagoon

Linoone

Skitty

Delcatty

Aron

Lairon

Aggron

Electrike

Manectric

Torkoal

Spoink

Grumpig

Zangoose

Seviper

Kecleon

Absol

Spheal

Sealeo

Walrein

Turtwig

Grotle

Torterra

Chimchar

Monferno

Infernape

Bidoof

Bibarel

Shinx

Luxio

Luxray

Cranidos

Rampardos

Shieldon

Bastiodon

Pachirisu

Buizel

Floatzel

Ambipom

Buneary

Lopunny

Glameow

Purugly

Stunky

Skuntank

Gible

Gabite

Garchomp

Lucario

Hippopotas

Hippowdon

Snover

Abomasnow

Weavile

Lickilicky

Rhyperior

Leafeon

Glaceon

Snivy

Servine

Serperior

Tepig

Pignite

Emboar

Oshawott

Dewott

Samurott

Patrat

Watchog

Purrloin

Liepard

Pansage

Simisage

Pansear

Simisear

Panpour

Simipour

Sandile

Krokorok

Krookodile

Scraggy

Scrafty

Minccino

Cinccino

Emolga

Axew

Fraxure

Haxorus

Druddigon

Chespin

Quilladin

Chesnaught

Fennekin

Braixen

Delphox

Bunnelby

Diggersby

Litleo

Pyroar

Skiddo

Gogoat

Furfrou

Espurr

Meowstic (Male)

Helioptile

Heliolisk

Tyrunt

Tyrantrum

Amaura

Aurorus

Sylveon

Dedenne

Popplio

Brionne

Primarina

Yungoos

Gumshoos

Rockruff

Rockruff (Own Tempo Rockruff)

Lycanroc (Midday Form)

Lycanroc (Midnight Form)

Lycanroc (Dusk Form)

Salandit

Passimian

Turtonator

Togedemaru
Generation 2
TM
Sketch

Poison Tail

Learnt by Compatible parents
Level up
Breeding
Sketch

Sucker Punch

Supersonic

Take Down

Venom Drench