Nidoking

Updated for New Gym Update
Pokemon Rating:
7.5
Nidoking
62.00 kg Weight
1.40 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2386
ATK 204
DEF 157
STA 162
Movesets Grades

* Legacy Moveset

Offensive Moves Explanation
  • Poison Jab is slightly superior to Iron Tail for STAB and type effectiveness. Iron Tail performs similarly on damage, and shares effectiveness against Fairy-type. It performs better in fights with no type effectiveness.

  • Fury Cutter, Nidoking’s legacy move, has a fast cooldown and high energy gain which when paired with Earthquake can take down Electric-types.

  • Sludge Wave is the best move of Nidoking’s three one bar charge moves. It has unique type coverage with STAB.

  • Earthquake doesn’t pair well with either of Nidoking’s quick moves, but does have STAB. It’s useful against Electric-type raid bosses.

  • Megahorn is useless on Nidoking. Use your TM here.
Defensive Moves Explanation
  • Iron Tail is superior for raw damage output against Nidoking’s numerous type counters.

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

  • Megahorn counters Nidoking’s Psychic-type weakness and has the earliest damage of all of his 1 bar charge moves.

  • Sludge Wave and Earthquake are both easily resisted or reacted to.

Rating Explanation:

Nidoking is a strong Pokemon with a key crippling weakness: typing. Nidoking’s Ground / Poison-typing is extremely unfortunate in the current PoGO metagame. The two overall strongest attacking types in the game are Water and Psychic. The Water-type is super-effective vs. Ground, and the Psychic-type is super-effective vs. Poison. Also, all three of its charge moves are one bar, which hinders both Nidoqueen and Nidoking’s defense. This renders the Nido-royals much weaker than they ought to be as defenders.

Nidoking has potential to take down Electric-types with Earthquake, and can be considered for taking out Fairy-types with a Poison Jab/Sludge Wave attack set. Outside of these scenario, you’re going to have an easy time finding a better Pokemon.

Fast Moves
+ 16.36
15
True DPS:
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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
1.10
0.20
6.36
13.64
17.05
+ 15.00
10
True DPS:
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.80
0.60
8.75
12.50
15.63
Charge Moves
+ 40.00
120
True DPS:
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.60
0.80
0.00
-100
33.33
41.67
+ 49.09
90
True DPS:
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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
2.20
0.20
0.00
-100
40.91
51.14
+ 41.25
110
True DPS:
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.20
1.00
0.00
-100
34.38
42.97

Legacy Fast Moves
+ 9.00
3
True DPS:
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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
0.40
0.30
15.00
7.50
9.38
Raid Boss Counters
SupremeOverall best counter always. Almost always top in DPS and very high in survivability. The Pokemon you want for the job.
GoodThe next best if you don’t have Supreme Pokemon.
TankWhen you’re down to your 5-6th Pokemon and need to hold the line and not suck while doing it. Tanks always have more survivability than Supreme, but less DPS than Good.
GlassMore DPS than Good with significantly less survivability. Note: Less DPS than Supreme.
Supreme Counters
Good Counters
Glass Counters
Fast Move Charge Move
Confusion Avalanche
Tank Counters
Fast Move Charge Move
Mud Slap Earthquake
Fast Move Charge Move
Mud SlapMud Shot Earthquake
Fast Move Charge Move
Extrasensory Future Sight
Other
Female Ratio 0.0 %
Male Ratio 100.0 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate12.5 %
Pokemon Weakness/Resistance 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, and its maximum level is equal to your trainer level + 1.5.

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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