Competitive Information for Nidoking [Red/Blue]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Nidoking? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Red/Blue generation metagame.
Nidoking is a wonderful Poison and Ground-typed Pokemon. Nidoking is a super common Pokemon to see in Generation 1. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Nidoking is weak to Bug, Ground, Ice, Psychic, and Water-typed attacks.
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Rock Slide
- Seismic Toss / Double Kick
Physical Sweeper Nidoking (Retro)
Nidoking is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Things definately worked differently in the first generation. In the dark days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Hyper Beam is a physical 150-base power Normal-type move (can't move next turn if target or sub is not koed).
♦ Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
♦ Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move that deals damage.
♦ Seismic Toss is a physical 1-base power Fighting-type move (damage = Nidoking's level. can hit ghost types).
♦ Double Kick is a physical 30-base power Fighting-type move (hits 2 times in one turn).
- Blizzard / Ice Beam
- Surf / Bubble Beam
Special Sweeper Nidoking (Retro)
Nidoking is a notable Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Gen1 meta was a totally different monster. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
♦ Surf is a special 95-base power Water-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
♦ Bubble Beam is a special 65-base power Water-type move (33% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
♦ Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Wondering what moves can Nidoking learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Nidoking can perform in Red/Blue. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive RB Move and Ability Combos for Nidoking
- Moves: Thunderbolt + Ice beam
Optimize Nidoking's EVs for Red/Blue
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