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|National Dex Nr.||#034|
|Kanto Dex Nr.||#034|
|Ability/ies|| Poison Point, Rivalry |
(Hidden: Sheer Force)
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 can produce Eggs that contain either Nidoran♂ or Nidoran♀ when bred with Ditto.
Nidoking is a large, bipedal, purple Pokémon with distinct reptilian features. It has 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 and a ridge of spines down its back. Gray plates cover its chest and belly, and there is a gray rounded spine on each elbow. Each hand was three claws, while foot has only a single hoof-like nail. 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 to 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.
- Nidoking and its female counterpart Nidoqueen share their category name with Rhydon and Rhyperior. They are all known as the Drill Pokémon. Additionally, all four are partly Ground types.
- Although its female counterpart Nidoqueen cannot be bred, Nidoking can.
- Nidoqueen and Nidoking are the only Pokémon with a Poison/Ground type combination.
- Nidoking is a popular choice with anime rivals as both of Ash's main rivals (Gary and Paul) have one as well as Jimmy's main rival.
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