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

Pokédex description

Nidoking - 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.

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Steel 15 (14)
Icon Poison 10 (13)
Icon Bug 3 (8) (Legacy move)

Charged attacks

Icon Ground
100 (28)
Icon Ground
120 (33)
Icon Bug
90 (41)
Icon Poison
110 (34)

Evolution family

Nidoking is the part of a three-member family.

13. Nidoran♂
#032 Nidoran♂
25 Nidoran♂ candy
#033 Nidorino
100 Nidoran♂ candy
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  • Nidoking was released with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • In the wild, maximum capture CP of Nidoking is 2,200, however it can reach 2,383, if encountered Pokémon is boosted by current weather.
  • As a former 4th tier Raid Boss, Nidoking's CP was 27,168. Its maximum capture CP in Bonus Challenge was 1,466 and 1,833 when encountered Pokémon was boosted by weather.
  • Nidoking was available in field research: "Make 3 new friends." during Friend Fest with a maximum capture CP of 1,100.
  • Shiny form of Nidoking was released with the beginning of the Dortmund Pokémon GO Fest 2019 on July 4th, 2019.

External links

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