Nidoking is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with Boss CP of 17182 and Max Capture CP of 1466 (Level 20, perfect IV score) or 1833 (Level 25, weather boosted perfect IV score). This page details best Nidoking Raid Counters and how to fight this angry fellow effectively.
Nidoking is soloable, but new trainers may require to a group of 2-3 Trainers in order to take it down. Nidoking is a poison ground type, with weaknesses to water, psychic, ice and ground moves. Nidoking has no double weaknesses.
Nidoking Raid Counters
Shadows won’t be listed as they are incredibly expensive to power up, but if you have any of the listed Pokémon as shadows without Frustration, you should use them instead.
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Blastoise (Mega)||Water Gun Water||Hydro Cannon Water||78.14s||2.10|
|2.||Gyarados (Mega)||Waterfall Water||Hydro Pump Water||84.39s||1.80|
|3.||Mewtwo||Confusion Psychic||Psystrike Psychic||90.15s||3.20|
|4.||Slowbro (Mega)||Confusion Psychic||Psychic Psychic||99.09s||2.20|
|5.||Abomasnow (Mega)||Powder Snow Ice||Weather Ball Ice||98.12s||2.90|
|6.||Gengar (Mega)||Shadow Claw Ghost||Psychic Psychic||96.19s||3.50|
|7.||Hoopa (Unbound)||Confusion Psychic||Psychic Psychic||96.22s||4.00|
|8.||Charizard (Mega Y)||Fire Spin Fire||Blast Burn Fire||106.10s||2.10|
|9.||Landorus (Therian)||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||113.32s||1.90|
|10.||Excadrill||Mud-Slap Ground||Drill Run Ground||118.19s||2.00|
|11.||Kyogre||Waterfall Water||Surf Water||115.45s||2.70|
|12.||Hoopa (Confined)||Confusion Psychic||Psychic Psychic||112.40s||3.70|
|13.||Darmanitan (Galarian Standard)||Ice Fang Ice||Avalanche Ice||110.42s||4.60|
|14.||Latios||Zen Headbutt Psychic||Psychic Psychic||114.57s||3.78|
|15.||Metagross||Zen Headbutt Psychic||Psychic Psychic||117.52s||3.22|
Nidoking (and Nidoqueen) counters are generally weird, centering around strong psychic and water attackers.
Nidoking can be countered with several weaker options and we believe this will often be the case. As Nidoking is not a lucrative addition to your battle team, we believe trainers will be inclined to use the mid-to-bottom portion of their Pokémon list, especially in larger groups (4+ Trainers).
For additional Nidoking counters, we’re focusing on type advantage and your laziness to revive these Pokémon. “Laziness to revive?” you ask. Yes, laziness to revive — most of these will die if you encounter a Nidoking with Iron Tail steel.
Without further ado:
- Vaporeon with Water Gun / Hydro Pump
- Articuno with Frost Breath / Ice Beam
- Latios with Zen Headbutt / Psychic
- Blastoise with Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
- Rayquaza with Dragon Tail / Outrage
- Jynx with Confusion / Avalanche
|Max CP at Level 40 2567 | Max CP at Level 50 2902|
|ATK 204||DEF 156||HP 191|
Nidoking Move Sets
Nidoking has access to this set of moves as a raid boss:
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
|Poison Jab Poison||Earthquake Ground|
|Fury Cutter Bug||Megahorn Bug|
|Iron Tail Steel||Earth Power Ground|
|Sludge Wave Poison|
|Sand Tomb Ground|
Nidoking can honestly be tricky to counter, especially with Megahorn, which can rip through most Psychic glass cannons in one hit. Dodge that like there’s no tomorrow.