Nidoking Raid Guide

Nidoking Raid guide

Ground  /  Poison

Nidoking is an easy Tier 3 raid boss to defeat, with a CP value of 17182. 2 trainers should be more than enough to defeat Nidoking in the raid. Nidoking is vulnerable to Water, Grass, Ice type moves and mainly weaker to Pokémon such as Kyogre, Palkia, Keldeo, Avalugg, Mamoswine.

Nidoking can obtain below CP values when defeated.

  • 1743 - 1833 CP during Cloudy and Sunny / clear weather conditions.
  • 1395 - 1466 CP during other weather conditions.

Nidoking is not available at the moment in raids and the last recently available date was February 15, 2022.

Weather boost

Nidoking raids will be boosted during Cloudy and Sunny / clear weather conditions.

Ground type Damage Relations

Double damage from: Water
Double damage to: Poison
Half damage from: Poison
Half damage to: Bug
No damage from: Electric
No damage to: Flying

Nidoking Raid Counters

  • Kyogre

    Kyogre is a Water type Pokémon with charged moves: Blizzard   Hydro Pump   Surf   and fast moves: Waterfall   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Palkia

    Palkia is a Water, Dragon type Pokémon with charged moves: Aqua Tail   Hydro Pump   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Keldeo

    Keldeo is a Water, Fighting type Pokémon with charged moves: Aqua Jet   Hydro Pump   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Avalugg

    Avalugg is a Ice type Pokémon with charged moves: Avalanche   and fast moves: Ice Fang   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Mamoswine

    Mamoswine is a Ice, Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Avalanche   and fast moves: Powder Snow   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Gyarados

    Gyarados is a Water, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Hydro Pump   and fast moves: Waterfall   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Vaporeon

    Vaporeon is a Water type Pokémon with charged moves: Aqua Tail   Hydro Pump   Water Pulse   and fast moves: Water Gun   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Tangrowth

    Tangrowth is a Grass type Pokémon with charged moves: Power Whip   Solar Beam   and fast moves: Vine Whip   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Manaphy

    Manaphy is a Water type Pokémon with charged moves: Bubble Beam   Surf   and fast moves: Bubble   Waterfall   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Shaymin

    Shaymin is a Grass type Pokémon with charged moves: Energy Ball   Grass Knot   Solar Beam   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Regice

    Regice is a Ice type Pokémon with charged moves: Blizzard   and fast moves: Frost Breath   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Virizion

    Virizion is a Grass, Fighting type Pokémon with charged moves: Leaf Blade   which is effective against Nidoking.

  • Lapras

    Lapras is a Water, Ice type Pokémon with charged moves: Blizzard   Hydro Pump   Surf   and fast moves: Frost Breath   Water Gun   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Milotic

    Milotic is a Water type Pokémon with charged moves: Blizzard   Surf   and fast moves: Waterfall   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Articuno

    Articuno is a Ice, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Blizzard   Ice Beam   Icy Wind   and fast moves: Frost Breath   Ice Shard   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Exeggutor

    Exeggutor is a Grass, Psychic type Pokémon with charged moves: Seed Bomb   Solar Beam   and fast moves: Bullet Seed   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Chesnaught

    Chesnaught is a Grass, Fighting type Pokémon with charged moves: Energy Ball   Solar Beam   and fast moves: Vine Whip   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Glaceon

    Glaceon is a Ice type Pokémon with charged moves: Avalanche   Ice Beam   Icy Wind   and fast moves: Frost Breath   Ice Shard   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Beartic

    Beartic is a Ice type Pokémon with charged moves: Ice Punch   Surf   and fast moves: Powder Snow   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Leafeon

    Leafeon is a Grass type Pokémon with charged moves: Energy Ball   Leaf Blade   Solar Beam   and fast moves: Razor Leaf   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Torterra

    Torterra is a Grass, Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Solar Beam   and fast moves: Razor Leaf   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Suicune

    Suicune is a Water type Pokémon with charged moves: Bubble Beam   Hydro Pump   Ice Beam   Water Pulse   and fast moves: Ice Fang   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Cryogonal

    Cryogonal is a Ice type Pokémon with charged moves: Aurora Beam   Solar Beam   Water Pulse   and fast moves: Frost Breath   Ice Shard   which are effective against Nidoking.

  • Swampert

    Swampert is a Water, Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Muddy Water   Surf   and fast moves: Water Gun   which are effective against Nidoking.

Nidoking Mega counters

Mega Abomasnow, Mega Blastoise, Mega Venusaur are best Mega counters to battle with Nidoking if you have Mega evolved Pokemon or Mega candy.

Nidoking shadow counters

Shadow Abomasnow, Shadow Alolan Sandshrew, Shadow Alolan Sandslash, Shadow Bayleef, Shadow Bellossom, Shadow Bellsprout, Shadow Blastoise, Shadow Bulbasaur, Shadow Cacnea, Shadow Chikorita, Shadow Cloyster, Shadow Cradily, Shadow Croconaw, Shadow Exeggcute, Shadow Exeggutor, Shadow Feraligatr, Shadow Gloom, Shadow Golduck, Shadow Grotle, Shadow Horsea, Shadow Ivysaur, Shadow Lapras, Shadow Lileep, Shadow Meganium, Shadow Mudkip, Shadow Oddish, Shadow Politoed, Shadow Poliwag, Shadow Poliwhirl, Shadow Psyduck, Shadow Seadra, Shadow Sealeo, Shadow Seedot, Shadow Shellder, Shadow Snover, Shadow Spheal, Shadow Squirtle, Shadow Suicune, Shadow Tangela, Shadow Tangrowth, Shadow Torterra, Shadow Totodile, Shadow Turtwig, Shadow Venusaur, Shadow Victreebel, Shadow Vileplume, Shadow Walrein, Shadow Wartortle, Shadow Weepinbell are best Shadow counters to battle with Nidoking.

Nidoking moves set

Nidoking will use below moves during the battle.

Earth Power Charged Ground
Earthquake Charged Ground 33.3
Iron Tail Fast Steel 13.6
Megahorn Charged Bug 40.9
Poison Jab Fast Poison 12.5
Sludge Wave Charged Poison 34.4

Nidoking raids weather impact

Here is how each weather condition boosts Nidoking moves and impacts your Pokemon during the battle with Nidoking.

Cloudy Boosts Poison Jab
Boosts Sludge Wave
Great for battle
Fog Great for battle
Partly cloudy Great for battle
Rainy Boosts Megahorn Great for battle
Snow Boosts Iron Tail Great for battle
Sunny / clear Boosts Earth Power
Boosts Earthquake
Earth Power is bad for Water type Pokemon, Earth Power is bad for Ice type Pokemon, Earth Power is bad for Grass type Pokemon
Earthquake is bad for Water type Pokemon, Earthquake is bad for Ice type Pokemon, Earthquake is bad for Grass type Pokemon
Windy Great for battle

Nidoking stats

Stamina: 162
Attack: 204
Defence: 157
Max CP (level 50): 2763
Max HP (level 50): 151

Shiny Nidoking

Shiny Nidoking is not obtainable from raids.

Raid events