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

Nidoking - Male & Female

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 Ground, Water, Psychic and Ice 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 Ground, Water, Psychic and Ice moves.

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

  • Calyrex (Shadow Rider),
  • Mewtwo,
  • Hoopa (Unbound),
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Zen),
  • Deoxys (Attack).
Pokémon Quick move Main move Effective damage
Calyrex (Shadow Rider)   Confusion   Psychic 100%
Mewtwo   Confusion   Psystrike 100%
Hoopa (Unbound)   Confusion   Psychic 97%
Mewtwo   Psycho Cut   Psystrike 97%
Darmanitan (Galarian Zen)   Ice Fang   Avalanche 96%
Mewtwo   Confusion   Psychic 94%
Calyrex (Shadow Rider)   Confusion   Psyshock 91%
Mewtwo   Psycho Cut   Psychic 90%
Deoxys (Attack)   Zen Headbutt   Psycho Boost 90%
Calyrex (Ice Rider)   Confusion   Avalanche 85%

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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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