Nidoking has the best moveset in Pokémon GO when trainers coordinate its attacks with its typing for maximum STAB damage.
Niantic Labs chose to feature male and female Nidoran on Saturday, Nov. 28, as part of a unique Limited Research event. From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., trainers will be able to find both Nidorans through research breakthroughs and completed tasks. These Kanto Pokémon are best known for heralding in the franchise’s gender differences function before the mechanic was truly available.
Nidoking Best Moveset Pokémon GO
Nidoking’s best moveset includes the quick move Poison Jab and the charged move Earthquake. It has a CP ceiling of 2567, attack stat of 204, defense of 156, and stamina of 191. When powered efficiently, it can have a hit point total of 162.
Nidoking has been available in Pokémon GO since the start. Alongside its counterpart, Nidoqueen, the Nidoking and the rest of the Nido-species are dual poison and ground-type Pokemon. As such, they are strongest against fairy, rock, bug, and fighting types. They are only half as effective against electric and other poison-types and are weak toward water, ice, psychic, and other ground-types.
Trainers used to find great success with Nidoking in PvP battles. However, it often finds itself outclassed by Nidoqueen in most settings. It currently does best in the Pokemon GO Battle Great League—though, not by much.