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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Nidoking

Nidoking
Drill Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Nidoking is a Poison and Ground Type Drill Pokémon, with a 5.9% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Nidoking can be found with Poison Point, Rivalry and Sheer Force as an Ability and has a Medium Slow growth rate with a 3 Attack EV Yield. We recommend the Naughty Nature, based on 505 combined Base Stats.

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Nidoking Stats and Abilities

Based on Nidoking Base IVs we consider this pokemon B-Tier choice. Nidoking Highest IV Stat is Attack 102 and the Lowest being Special Defense 75.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
E
HP81272366
C
Attack102188333
E
Defense77143278
D
Special Attack85157295
E
Special Defense75139273
D
Speed85157295
B
Total505
Nidoking Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Naughty
+10% Attack
-10% Special Defense
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Bitter
EV Yield3 Attack
Growth RateMedium Slow
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsField, Monster
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Poison Point
Ability 1
Contact with the Pokémon may poison the attacker.
Rivalry
Ability 2
Deals more damage to a Pokémon of same gender.
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Sheer Force increases the power of moves that have beneficial secondary effects by 30%, but removes those additional effects.

How To Evolve Nidoking in BDSP

NidoranM requires ( Level 16) to evolve into Nidorino and then ( Moon Stone) to evolve into Nidoking.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
NidoranM
Level 16
Nidorino
Moon Stone
Nidoking

Where To Find Nidoking in BDSP

Nidoking has 11 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Nidorino, within the Bogsunk Cavern location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Valor Lakefront
100 - 20%
Nidorino
Lv. 22
Route 221
100 - 20%
Nidorino
Lv. 22
Route 201
100 - 20%
NidoranM
Lv. 2
Stargleam Cavern
National
Nidorino
Lv. 16-63
Swampy Cave
National
NidoranM
Lv. 16-63
Swampy Cave
National
Nidorino
Lv. 16-63
Sunlit Cavern
National
NidoranM
Lv. 16-63
Sunlit Cavern
National
Nidorino
Lv. 16-63
Still-Water Cavern
National
NidoranM
Lv. 16-63
Still-Water Cavern
National
Nidorino
Lv. 16-63
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Riverbank Cave
National
NidoranM
Lv. 16-63
Riverbank Cave
National
Nidorino
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
National
NidoranM
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
National
Nidorino
Lv. 16-63
Dazzling Cave
National
NidoranM
Lv. 16-63
Dazzling Cave
National
Nidorino
Lv. 16-63
Bogsunk Cavern
National
NidoranM
Lv. 16-63
Bogsunk Cavern
National
Nidorino
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Nidoking Weakness

Nidoking is a Poison and Ground Type pokemon. This will cause Nidoking to take More Damage from Ground, Psychic, Water, Ice Type Moves, and Less Damage from Fighting, Bug, Fairy, Rock, Electric, Poison Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Ground
Psychic
Water
Ice
0.5x
Less Damage
Fighting
Bug
Fairy
Rock
0.25x
Less Damage
Poison
Immune to Damage
Electric

What pokemon is Nidoking Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Mewtwo
S
Lugia
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Groudon

What pokemon is Nidoking Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Tyranitar
S
Zapdos
S
Raikou
S
Regirock
A
Togekiss
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Best Moves Nidoking in BDSP

Best Moveset for Nidoking Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
1
Megahorn
Physical
120
85 10 Using its tough and impressive horn, the user rams into the target to inflict damage.
1
Sludge Wave
Special
142.5
100 10 May poison opponent.
1
Earth Power
Special
135
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
1
Poison Jab
Physical
120
100 20 May poison the opponent.

Best Moveset for Nidoking TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM01
Focus Punch
Physical
150
100 20 If the user is hit before attacking, it flinches instead.
TM68
Giga Impact
Physical
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Special
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM52
Focus Blast
Special
120
70 5 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
.

Nidoking Level Up Moves

List of Moves Nidoking can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Megahorn
Power: 120
Acc: 85
PP: 10
Physical

Using its tough and impressive horn, the user rams into the target to inflict damage.
1
Sludge Wave
Power:
142.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May poison opponent.
1
Fury Attack
Power: 15
Acc: 85
PP: 20
Physical

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
1
Toxic Spikes
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Poisons opponents when they switch into battle.
1
Double Kick
Power: 30
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

Hits twice in one turn.
1
Horn Attack
Power: 65
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

1
Helping Hand
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In Double Battles, boosts the power of the partner's move.
1
Toxic
Power: —
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Status

Badly poisons opponent.
1
Flatter
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

Confuses opponent, but raises its Special Attack by two stages.
1
Poison Jab
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May poison the opponent.
1
Earth Power
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
1
Leer
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Lowers opponent's Defense.
1
Poison Sting
Power:
22.5
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

May poison the opponent.
1
Peck
Power: 35
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

1
Focus Energy
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Increases critical hit ratio.
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Nidoking TM Moves

List of Moves Nidoking can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM01
Focus Punch
Power: 150
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

If the user is hit before attacking, it flinches instead.
TM03
Water Pulse
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
TM05
Roar
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
TM06
Toxic
Power: —
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Status

Badly poisons opponent.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM12
Taunt
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Opponent can only use moves that attack.
TM13
Ice Beam
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM14
Blizzard
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 5
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM23
Iron Tail
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM24
Thunderbolt
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May paralyze opponent.
TM25
Thunder
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 10
Special

May paralyze opponent.
TM26
Earthquake
Power:
150
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM28
Dig
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM30
Shadow Ball
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM31
Brick Break
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

Breaks through Reflect and Light Screen barriers.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM34
Shock Wave
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM35
Flamethrower
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM36
Sludge Bomb
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May poison opponent.
TM37
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM38
Fire Blast
Power: 110
Acc: 85
PP: 5
Special

May burn opponent.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power: 60
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM41
Torment
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

Opponent cannot use the same move in a row.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM46
Thief
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Also steals opponent's held item.
TM52
Focus Blast
Power: 120
Acc: 70
PP: 5
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM56
Fling
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power depends on held item.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM59
Dragon Pulse
Power: 85
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user’s gaping mouth. This attack never misses.
TM65
Shadow Claw
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
TM68
Giga Impact
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
TM71
Stone Edge
Power: 100
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
TM72
Avalanche
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if user took damage first.
TM76
Stealth Rock
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Damages opponent switching into battle.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power: 75
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM84
Poison Jab
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May poison the opponent.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM93
Cut
Power: 50
Acc: 95
PP: 30
Physical

TM95
Surf
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
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