(Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver and Crystal Versions)

Nidoking is a Poison/Ground-type Pokémon.

Nidorino evolves into Nidoking when exposed to the Moon Stone. Nidoking does not evolve.


Red Blue Yellow Gold Silver Crystal
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Base Stats

Special Attack85GSC
Special Defense75GSC


Number 034: Nidoking, the Drill Pokémon. Height: 4'7", Weight: 137.0lbs.

Red and Blue Yellow Gold Silver Crystal
It uses its
powerful tail in
battle to smash,
constrict, then
break the prey's
Its steel-like
hide adds to its
powerful tackle.
Its horns are so
hard, they can
pierce a diamond.
It swings its big
tail around during
battle. If its foe
flinches, it will
charge with its
sturdy body.
Its tail is thick
and powerful. If
it binds an enemy,
it can snap the
victim's spine
quite easily.
It uses its thick
arms, legs and
tail to attack
forcefully. Melee
combat is its


Nidoking can use the following moves:

Move Learnt
Surf from HM03
Strength from HM04
Double Kick at level 1GSC
Horn Attack at level 1
Tackle at level 1
Thrash at level 1RBY
Poison Sting at level 1
Horn Attack at level 8RBY
Double Kick at level 12Y
Poison Sting at level 14RB
Thrash at level 23
Mega Punch from TM01RBY
Dynamicpunch from TM01GSC
Headbutt from TM02GSC
Curse from TM03GSC
Mega Kick from TM05RBY
Roar from TM05GSC
Toxic from TM06
Horn Drill from TM07RBY
Body Slam from TM08RBY
Rock Smash from TM08GSC
Take Down from TM09RBY
Double-edge from TM10RBY
Hidden Power from TM10GSC
Bubblebeam from TM11RBY
Sunny Day from TM11GSC
Water Gun from TM12RBY
Ice Beam from TM13RBY
Snore from TM13GSC
Blizzard from TM14
Hyper Beam from TM15
Pay Day from TM16RBY
Icy Wind from TM16GSC
Submission from TM17RBY
Protect from TM17GSC
Counter from TM18RBY
Rain Dance from TM18GSC
Seismic Toss from TM19RBY
Rage from TM20RBY
Endure from TM20GSC
Frustration from TM21GSC
Iron Tail from TM23GSC
Thunderbolt from TM24RBY
Thunder from TM25
Earthquake from TM26
Fissure from TM27RBY
Return from TM27GSC
Shadow Ball from TM30GSC
Mimic from TM31RBY
Mud-slap from TM31GSC
Double Team from TM32
Ice Punch from TM33GSC
Reflect from TM33RBY
Bide from TM34RBY
Swagger from TM34GSC
Sleep Talk from TM35GSC
Sandstorm from TM37GSC
Fire Blast from TM38
Defense Curl from TM40GSC
Skull Bash from TM40RBY
Thunderpunch from TM41GSC
Detect from TM43GSC
Rest from TM44
Attract from TM45GSC
Thief from TM46GSC
Fire Punch from TM48GSC
Rock Slide from TM48RBY
Fury Cutter from TM49GSC
Substitute from TM50RBY
Flamethrower from a Move TutorC
Ice Beam from a Move TutorC
Thunderbolt from a Move TutorC

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Generation I: Red Blue Yellow
Generation II: Gold Silver Crystal

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