Much larger than their previous evolutions, Nidoking now have the ability to stand on their hind legs. Unlike its pre-evolutions, Nidoking is purple instead of fuchsia, and it does not possess spots. Nidoking’s most prominent feature is its large, pointed, venomous horn which it uses extensively for battling purposes. Nidoking’s ears have small pointed extensions on the tips, and the insides of its round ears are green-colored. Nidoking have five teeth on each side of their lower jaw, the fifth protruding out of the jaw and thus visible when its mouth is closed. Nidoking’s eyes are shaped like scalene triangles, and there is fur growing off the bottom of its jaw. The spines growing down Nidoking’s back are extremely large, as is its tail, which is decorated with several thin stripes. Its chest and abdomen, gray in coloration, seem to be quite muscular. Nidoking has white-colored ridges on its three-clawed arms and a single, large, hoof-like toe.
Nidoking is the male of the species. For the female equivalent, see Nidoqueen.
Nidoking provides strong physical attacks and support with their tails, large horn, and their ability to poison the foe on contact. They posses incredible versatility in both their physical power, and their special power, being able to learn a large smattering of moves in both spectrums like Earthquake and Outrage, as well as Sludge Bomb, and even Surf. Due to it's vast capabilities, Nidoking can play many roles on a Trainer's team.
Nidoking are angered easily, and can be very violent when provoked. They can use their powerful tail to thrash and crush the bones of their prey. Nidoking will often go on rampages for little or no apparent reason.
Nidoking tend to live in grasslands, rough terrain and forests. Despite their ability to live in various habitats, Nidoking are rare Pokémon, especially in the wild. It is most likely to be found within the same range that Nidoran♂ and Nidorino are found.
Nidoking uses its powerful tail to smash, constrict, then break its prey's bones.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.