Nidoking is a dual type Poison and Ground Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Nidorino when exposed to a Moon Stone. It is the final form of the male Nidoran. Take a look below for 27 awesome and interesting facts about Nidoking.
1. Nidoking is a large, bipedal, purple Pokemon with distinct reptilian features.
2. It has narrow eyes, large, spiny ears, fur-like tufts on its cheeks, and a short snout filled with pointed teeth.
3. There is a long, venomous horn on its forehead and a ridge of spines down its back.
4. Gray plates cover its chest and belly, and there is a gray, rounded spine on each elbow.
5. Each hand was three claws, while each foot has only a single hoof-like nail.
6. It has a long, powerful tail.
7. This is a male only species; the female counterpart is Nidoqueen.
8. It is said that Nidoking’s tail is capable of toppling a metal transmission tower.
9. Nidoking uses this tail to smash, constrict, or break the bones of its prey and enemies.
10. The tail can also be swung to create distance between it and its foes before Nidoking charges.
11. Its steel-like hide adds to its powerful, rampaging charges.
12. Being the result of an evolution via evolutionary stone, Nidoking is rarely found in the wild, though they can be found in savannas and plains.
13. Nidoking and its female counterpart Nidoqueen share their category name with Rhydon and Rhyperior. They are all known as the Drill Pokémon. Additionally, all four are partly Ground types.
14. Although its female counterpart Nidoqueen cannot be bred, Nidoking can.
15. Nidoqueen and Nidoking are the only Pokémon with a Poison/Ground type combination.
16. Nidoking is a popular choice with anime rivals as both of Ash’s main rivals (Gary and Paul) have one as well as Jimmy’s main rival.
17. Nidoking shares traits of rhinoceroses, gorillas, mice, rabbits, and porcupines.
18. Nidoking may be a combination of needle and king (reflective of its gender and being the final evolution).
19. A Nidoking appeared in The Battle of the Badge, under the ownership of Gary. He called on him to battle Giovanni’s Golem during their Gym battle. Nidoking was shown to have tremendous power as he managed to Tackle Golem head on, launching it across the battlefield, and defeating it in one hit. However, when Giovanni used Mewtwo to battle, Nidoking was no match, and was defeated handily. Nidoking was briefly seen again in The Fourth Round Rumble, battling Melissa’s Golem. Unlike his battle with Giovanni’s Golem, he was defeated easily.
20. A pink Nidoking appeared in In the Pink as a resident of Pinkan Island. He attacked Jessie and James as they were attempting to capture a pink Nidoran couple. He was eventually subdued by Officer Jenny.
21. A Nidoking appeared in Showdown at the Oak Corral, where he was trying to mate with Cassidy, who was in a Nidoqueen costume at the time.
22. A Nidoking appeared in The Bicker the Better, under the ownership of Oscar. His girlfriend Andi had a Nidoqueen. They had a Double Battle with Ash and May, and due to Oscar and Andi’s communication with each other, they were able to defeat Ash and May with relative ease.
23. A Nidoking appeared in A Pyramiding Rage!, under the ownership of Paul. He was used to battle against Brandon’s Registeel. Although he was shown to be powerful and versatile, Registeel was still able to hold its own and brought down Nidoking.
24. Two Nidoking appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, under the ownership of Damos. In the original timeline set up by the movie, they were used by Damos, who was under Hypnosis, to attack Arceus with Shock Wave. When Ash and his friends traveled to the past to prevent this, Marcus, the one responsible for hypnotizing Damos, managed to use the Nidoking again to attack Arceus.
25. A Nidoking appeared in Mystery on a Deserted Island! as a resident of the Deserted Island. He was first seen chasing a trio of Eevee before being intimidated into leaving by Pikachu’s Iron Tail. He later attacked Team Rocket but was defeated by them.
26. Nidoking debuted in A Chansey Operation as a sick Pokémon.
27. A Nidoking appeared in Meowth Rules!, under the ownership of the Golden Island villagers.