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Date Reviewed: 05.26.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary: 2.5

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.

Reeve Nidoking.
# 034.
Type: Poison/Ground.
Ability: Poison Point.
Locations: Evolve Nidorino (FireRed, LeafGreen).

Hi everyone. This Pokémon of the week is not a favorite of mine at all. Anyway, let’s move on… Nidoking, ladies and gentlemen.

Nidoking and Nidoqueen have the same type combination. Almost the same move pool and almost the same stats. BUT Nidoking is an attacking Pokémon, and his female is kinda more defensive. Nidoking learns Megahorn, which is good.

Unfortunately, it is not a very good type combination. Water and psychic types are almost in every team. And both can defeat Nidoking. Its ability is not so fabulous either, Nidoking might poison the opponent, but it is not very important if he/she is going to beat you first.

Let’s try to build a decent move combination for this one, shall we? As Nidoking´s made to be an attacker. Let’s give it some of the strongest and effective attacks…

Nature: Jolly (+ Speed, -Special Attack).
Equip: Choice band.
EV´s: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 HP.
- Sludge Bomb
- Earthquake
- Brick Break
- Shadow ball

The first choice bander I have reviewed here. Simple; sweep and call out when necessary. You could change any attack for Megahorn. It is effective and strong as well, but these four make a good, well balanced and simple combination, I think.

When should I use this Pokémon?
Use it as any other sweeper. But be careful, as it is a Choice bander. DO NOT send Nidoking out in late game, because it could be your doom. Great for early game. Remember; sweep and switch with this one.

What should I use against this Pokémon?
Water, Psychic, even Ground. If you have a Skarmory (reviewed 2 weeks ago), it will take care of Nidoking perfectly.

Bottom line:
Not one of my favorites. But good anyway. It is a Sweeper, but there are many better than this one. Sorry…


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