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Nidoking

Nidoking is a Poison, Ground-type Pokémon from the Kanto region. It evolves from Nidorino after being fed 100 candies. Nidoking is the final evolution of Nidoran♂. It is the male counterpart of Nidoqueen.

Pokédex description

Drill Pokémon
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.
- Nidoking's cry

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

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15 (14)
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10 (13)

Charged attacks

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100 (28)
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140 (39)
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110 (50)
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110 (34)

Evolution family

Nidoking is part of a three-member family.

13.
Nidoran♂
#032 Nidoran♂
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Nidorino
#033 Nidorino
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Nidoking
#034 Nidoking

Availability

Method Maximum CP Details
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Wild
2,200
2,383

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6

Increased spawns in:
Pokémon Day 2020: Feb 25 - Mar 2

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Raid Battles
1,466
1,833

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 17,182

Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance

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Research tasks
1,100 Field Research:
Make 3 new friends: Friend Fest
Special Research:
Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto - Completing 8th part


Gallery

Trivia

  • Nidoking is a tier 3 Raid Boss most recently. However, it used to be a tier 4 before.

External links

  • Nidoking page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Nidoking article, on the Bulbapedia
  • Nidoking article, on the Pokémon Wiki
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