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Attacker Rating
2

Shiny Variant Not Available
62.00 kg Weight
1.40 m Height

Pokemon Stats

Pokemon Max CP
2567
ATK 204
DEF 156
STA 191

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
20013136
2001.56475
200297113
2002.5130152
4003163191
4003.5197230
4004230268
4004.5263307
6005296346
6005.5329385
6006363423
6006.5396462
8007429501
8007.5462539
8008495578
8008.5529617
10009562656
10009.5595694
100010628733
100010.5659770
130011691807
130011.5722843
130012754880
130012.5785917
160013817953
160013.5848990
1600148791027
160014.59111063
1900159421100
190015.59741136
19001610051173
190016.510361210
22001710681246
220017.510991283
22001811311320
220018.511621356
25001911931393
250019.512251430
25002012561466
250020.512881503
30002113191540
300021.513501576
30002213821613
300022.514131650
35002314451687
350023.514761723
35002415081760
350024.515391797
40002515711833
400025.516021870
40002616331907
400026.516651943
45002716961980
450027.517282017
45002817592053
450028.517902090
50002918222127
500029.518532163
50003018852200
500030.519002218
60003119162237
600031.519322255
60003219482273
600032.519632292
70003319792310
700033.519952328
70003420102347
700034.520262365
80003520422383
800035.520582402
80003620732420
800036.520892438
90003721052457
900037.521202475
90003821362493
900038.521522512
100003921672530
1000039.521832548
100004021992567
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