034 Nidoking

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    72.7
  • Main moves:
    Double Kick, Sand Tomb, Earth Power
  • Type
    POISON
    GROUND
  • Level:
    20-23.5
  • Rank:
    Lvl 22 0/14/15CP 1498
  • Buddy Distance:
    3km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    130
  • Defense:
    104
  • Stamina:
    127
  • Overall:
    1719

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Less Bulky
    Below average defensive stats and may struggle to take hits.
  • - Inflexible
    May struggle to hit multiple types.
  • - Technical
    Uses complex moves that may have a high learning curve.
  • - Inconsistent
    May depend on baits and performs inconsistently.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Double Kick 4 2.67 3 Multipurpose
2 Fast Poison Jab 3.5 4.2 2 General
3 Fast Fury Cutter* 4 2 1 Fast Charge
4 Fast Iron Tail 2 3 3 Low Quality
5 Charged Earth Power 10% chance -1 Def opponent 55 108 1.96 5 - 5 - 4 High Energy Debuff
6 Charged Megahorn 55 110 2 5 - 5 - 4 Coverage Nuke
7 Charged Sludge Wave 65 132 2.03 6 - 5 - 6 Nuke
8 Charged Earthquake 65 144 2.22 6 - 5 - 6 Nuke
9 Charged Sand Tomb 100% chance -1 Def opponent 40 30 0.75 4 - 3 - 3 Debuff Spam/Bait
Weaknesses
ground
x1.6
ice
x1.6
psychic
x1.6
water
x1.6
Resistances
poison
x0.39
electric
x0.39
rock
x0.625
fighting
x0.625
fairy
x0.625
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

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."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Fury Cutter* or Poison Jab + Sand Tomb and Earth Power or Earthquake or Megahorn

Access to Fury Cutter lets Nidoking stand out from other Pokemon, most notably Nidoqueen. While its damage output is somewhat laughable, its faster energy gains enable Nidoking to access its Charge Moves sooner. Poison Jab is also viable due to its significantly stronger STAB damage output, but going for this option would make Nidoqueen seem more appealing due to her greater bulk. 

Earth Power is the generally preferred ground-type attack due to its faster charge time, though Earthquake offers more raw power and power per energy spent. Megahorn provides solid power and aforementioned counter-coverage against Psychic types, making it the preferred second charged-move. Sand Tomb is recommended for its cheap energy cost, enabling Nidoking to bait shields more easily, as well as applying a guaranteed debuff on the opponent. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 2 / 5

Nidoking is basically a less effective Nidoqueen. Its higher attack power betrays it in this setting, leaving its only advantages over its royal counterpart access to Fury Cutter. A combination of Fury Cutter, Earth Power, and Sand Tomb are needed to win against Nidoqueen, and even then it can be inconsistent due to the nature of shield baiting. 

Ultra League: 2 / 5

Once again, the Queen overshadows the King in this tier. While XL Candy is not needed for Nidoking to reach the CP cap of Ultra League, it does unlock additional IV possibilities in order to optimize Nidoking's bulk. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Nidoking is entirely unviable in the Master League. 

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