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#034 034MS Nidoking
ニドキング Nidoking
Drill Pokémon
 Poison      Ground 
Abilities Poison Point or Rivalry,
Sheer Force (Hidden Ability)
Pokédex Colour Purple
Egg Groups Monster Egg Group,
Field Egg Group

Nidoking (Japanese: ニドキング Nidoking) is a dual-type  Poison / Ground  Pokémon.

It evolves from Nidorino when exposed to a Moon Stone. It is the final form of Nidoran♂.

It is related to Nidoran♀ and, through Ditto, can lay eggs that contain either Nidoran♂ or Nidoran♀.


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Nidoking is a large, bipedal, purple Pokémon distinct reptilian features. It has small, narrow eyes, large, spiny ears, fur-like tufts on its cheeks, and a short snout filled with pointed teeth. There is a long, venomous horn on its forehead. It has gray chest and belly plates, three claws on each hand, rounded spines on its elbows, and a single large nail on each foot. There is a ridge of long spines down its back, and it has a long, powerful tail. This is a male only species; the female counterpart is Nidoqueen.

It is said that Nidoking's tail is capable of toppling a metal transmission tower. Nidoking uses this tail smash, constrict, or break the bones of its prey and enemies. The tail can be swung to create distance between it and its foes before Nidoking charges. Its steel-like hide adds to its powerful, rampaging charges. Nidoking lives in grasslands, rough terrain, and forests.



in generation VII
PKMN bag icon - Rare Candy
Level 16
PKMN bag icon - Moon Stone
Moon Stone
 Poison   Ground 

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