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Nidoking (Pokémon GO)

Nidoking Pokemon GO

Nidoking

#34 (Kanto)

Best moveset for Nidoking

The best moves for Nidoking are Poison Jab and Earthquake when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Poison Jab 15 dps
  Earthquake 46.7 dps

Defense

  Poison Jab 15 dps
  Earth Power 33.3 dps

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Pokémon type

Poison
Ground
Vulnerable to…
Water deals 160% damage.
Ground deals 160% damage.
Ice deals 160% damage.
Psychic deals 160% damage.
Resistant to…
Fighting deals 63% damage.
Bug deals 63% damage.
Rock deals 63% damage.
Fairy deals 63% damage.
Electric deals 39% damage.
Poison deals 39% damage.

Evolution

There are currently a total of 3 Pokémon in the Nidoran♂ family. Nidoking evolves from Nidorino which costs 100 Candy.

Nidoking Raid Guide

Nidoking has previously been Raid Boss in Tier 3 and Tier 4 Raids.

Raid
Tier
Boss CP
3,227
Suggested players
2-5
Boss HP
123
Caught CP range
123
Caught CP (boosted)
12 - 32
Minimum IVs
10 / 10 / 10

Standard game images

There is a very low chance that you can get a shiny Nidoking, which has the following appearance:

Summary

Nidoking is a Poison & Ground Pokémon which evolves from Nidorino. It is vulnerable to Water, Ground, Ice and Psychic moves. Nidoking's strongest moveset is Poison Jab & Earthquake and it has a Max CP of 2,567.

About

"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."

Best moveset for Nidoking

The best moves for Nidoking are Poison Jab and Earthquake when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Poison Jab 15 dps
  Earthquake 46.7 dps

Defense

  Poison Jab 15 dps
  Earth Power 33.3 dps

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What counters Nidoking?

Nidoking is a Poison/Ground type Pokémon, which makes it weak against Water, Ground, Ice and Psychic moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Nidoking are:

  • Landorus (Therian),
  • Mamoswine,
  • Mewtwo,
  • Excadrill,
  • Clawitzer.
Pokémon Quick move Main move Effective damage
Landorus (Therian)   Extrasensory   Earth Power 100%
Landorus (Therian)   Mud Shot   Earthquake 99%
Landorus (Therian)   Extrasensory   Earthquake 96%
Mamoswine   Mud-Slap   Avalanche 96%
Mamoswine   Powder Snow   Avalanche 90%
Mewtwo   Confusion   Return 89%
Excadrill   Mud Shot   Earthquake 88%
Clawitzer   Water Gun   Crabhammer 88%
Landorus (Therian)   Extrasensory   Bulldoze 87%
Landorus (Therian)   Mud Shot   Bulldoze 86%

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These moves are calculated using type advantages / disadvantages, and including STAB. Click here for more info »

Most vulnerable to Nidoking

These are the Pokémon most vulnerable to the above moveset.
Pokémon Effective damage

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