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Attacker Rating
2

Shiny Variant Not Available
62.00 kg Weight
1.40 m Height

Pokemon Stats

Pokemon Max CP
2386
ATK 204
DEF 157
STA 162

Movesets Grades

* Legacy Moveset

X = Sub-optimal moveset with zero viability

Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Poison Jab is slightly superior to Iron Tail for STAB and type effectiveness.

  • Fury Cutter, Nidoking’s legacy move, has a fast cooldown and high EPS that performs surprisingly well despite lacking STAB.

  • Sludge Wave is the best of Nidoking’s charge moves. It has limited but unique type coverage with STAB.

  • Earthquake doesn’t pair well with Nidoking’s fast moves, but is useful against Electric-type raid bosses.

  • Megahorn is useless on Nidoking.

Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Iron Tail is superior for raw damage output against Nidoking’s numerous type counters.

  • Poison Jab is decent on defense, but Fury Cutter is completely ineffective.

  • Sludge Wave has a combination of high power and not being utterly trivial to dodge.

  • Megahorn is weak, but it has the earliest damage window Nidoking’s charge moves.

  • Earthquake is way too easy to react to.

Rating Explanation

Nidoking suffers from middling stats and an unfortunate typing. In the main series games, Nidoking was a jack of all offensive trades, but he misses his trademark massive movepool in GO. Poison and Ground are poor attacking types, lacking relevant type coverage or powerful moves, and Nidoking’s Atk stat is disappointing to boot.

On defense, Nidoking is frail and weak to common attacking types. With only 1-bar charge moves, it would be a miracle if Nidoking manages to use them at all.

Fast Moves

15
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
6.36
13.64
17.05
10
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.80
0.60
8.75
12.50
15.63

Charge Moves

120
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.80
0.00
1.20
33.33
41.67
40.00
90
More Info

Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.20
0.20
0.00
0.90
40.91
51.14
36.82
110
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.20
1.00
0.00
1.10
34.38
42.97
37.81

Legacy Fast Moves

3
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.40
0.30
15.00
7.50
9.38

Other

Female Ratio 0.0 %
Male Ratio 100.0 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate12.5 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Ground/Poison

.714x - -
.51x .714x .714x
- - -
- 1.4x 1.4x
- .51x 1.4x
.714x - 1.4x

.714x Resists Type 1.4x Weak to Type
.51x Double Resists Type 1.96x Double Weak to Type

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Ground Medal:

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Poison Medal:

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012833
2001.55969
200290105
2002.5120141
4003151177
4003.5182213
4004212249
4004.5243285
6005274321
6005.5304357
6006335393
6006.5366429
8007396465
8007.5427502
8008458538
8008.5488574
10009519610
10009.5550646
100010580682
100010.5609716
130011638750
130011.5667784
130012696818
130012.5725852
160013754886
160013.5783920
160014812954
160014.5841988
1900158701022
190015.58991056
1900169281091
190016.59571125
2200179861159
220017.510161193
22001810451227
220018.510741261
25001911031295
250019.511321329
25002011611363
250020.511901397
30002112191431
300021.512481466
30002212771500
300022.513061534
35002313351568
350023.513641602
35002413931636
350024.514221670
40002514511704
400025.514801738
40002615091772
400026.515381807
45002715671841
450027.515961875
45002816251909
450028.516541943
50002916831977
500029.517122011
50003017412045
500030.517562062
60003117702079
600031.517852096
60003217992113
600032.518142130
70003318282148
700033.518432165
70003418572182
700034.518722199
80003518862216
800035.519012233
80003619152250
800036.519302267
90003719442284
900037.519592301
90003819732318
900038.519882335
100003920022352
1000039.520172369
100004020312386
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