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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

Attacker Tier List See all Tier 1
PvE Attacker Rating 4.5 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 1 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

60.00 kg Weight
1.30 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2829
ATK 240
DEF 181
STA 146

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Bubble is Kingler’s best fast move, letting it function as an offensive Water-type.

  • Metal Claw and Mud Shot lack STAB and are not nearly as good.

  • Crabhammer is Kingler's best charge move, and mandatory for optimal DPS. 

  • Water Pulse is clearly superior to X-Scissor and Vice Grip due to STAB.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Bubble is Kingler’s only fast move with appreciable defensive DPS.

  • X-Scissor is a 3-bar charge move that is hard to dodge and covers Grass-types.

  • Vice Grip has similar properties to X-Scissor, but it is weaker and Normal-type.

  • Crabhammer is Kingler’s strongest charge move, but is easier to dodge.

  • Water Pulse is inferior to Crabhammer in every way. 

PVE Overview

Hail to the King! Kingler has very high Atk, higher than that of Gyarados. At its release, this attack stat was largely ignored due to Kingler's poor moveset However, the addition of Crabhammer gives Kingler the moveset it needs to out-DPS even the legendary Kyogre itself, though this comes at the cost of some TDO. In a nutshell, Kinger can be viewed as a glass cannon Water-type Gengar. With a little bit of dodging, Kingler can be a very strong contender until far off into the future when Kyogre gets its signature Origin Pulse. On top of this, it's also a perfect example of how virtually any Pokemon can go from a dex filler to a super-star at the whim of Niantic. 

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Mud Shot* or Bubble + X-Scissor and Crabhammer

Mud Shot is a legacy move, but offers the best energy generation in the game. Bubble takes advantage of STAB to deal significantly more damage than Mud Shot, with still respectable energy gains.

X-Scissor is generally a weak move, but demanding the least amount of energy and providing coverage against Kingler's weakness to Grass-types can be valuable. It's also the best option for baiting shields. Crabhammer benefits from STAB to deal very respectable damage, and is a direct improvement over Water Pulse

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 1 / 5

While Kingler may be the King of Water DPS in PvE, it's the King of the Saltiest Losers in PvP. With heavily skewed stats leaning towards offense, Kingler has very little to offer in terms of bulk, which causes it numerous losses. The addition of Crabhammer isn't enough to offset Kingler's fragility, which rather unfortunate. 

Ultra League: 0 / 5

In Giratina's eyes, Kingler may very well look like king crab legs. It's got that nice seafood saltiness too. 

Master League: 0 / 5

I heard Dragons like crab legs too, maybe because it's already naturally seasoned with saltiness. 

Fast Moves

8
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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
0.70
0.20
10.00
11.43
14.29
12
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Water

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 True DPS
1.20
0.25
11.67
10.00
12.50

Charge Moves

35
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Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.90
0.40
0.00
1.06
18.42
23.03
19.54
70
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.20
0.70
0.00
1.40
21.88
27.34
30.63
45
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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 DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.60
0.20
0.00
1.36
28.13
35.16
38.35
85
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.90
0.20
0.00
1.70
44.74
55.92
76.05

Legacy Fast Moves

5
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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 EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.60
0.20
11.67
8.33
10.42

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 50
Stardust 50,000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 7.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate20.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

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
20013440
2001.57182
2002108125
2002.5144168
4003181210
4003.5218253
4004255296
4004.5291338
6005328381
6005.5365424
6006402467
6006.5439509
8007475552
8007.5512595
8008549637
8008.5586680
10009622723
10009.5659765
100010696808
100010.5731849
130011766889
130011.5800929
130012835970
130012.58701010
1600139051051
160013.59401091
1600149741131
160014.510091172
19001510441212
190015.510791253
19001611141293
190016.511481333
22001711831374
220017.512181414
22001812531455
220018.512871495
25001913221535
250019.513571576
25002013921616
250020.514271657
30002114621697
300021.514961737
30002215311778
300022.515661818
35002316011859
350023.516361899
35002416701940
350024.517051980
40002517402020
400025.517752061
40002618102101
400026.518452142
45002718792182
450027.519142223
45002819492263
450028.519842303
50002920192344
500029.520532384
50003020882425
500030.521062445
60003121232465
600031.521402485
60003221582506
600032.521752526
70003321932546
700033.522102566
70003422272586
700034.522452607
80003522622627
800035.522802647
80003622972667
800036.523142687
90003723322708
900037.523492728
90003823672748
900038.523842768
100003924012788
1000039.524192809
100004024362829
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