Pokemon 099 KinglerSource: The Pokémon Company

Name: Kingler (Japanese: キングラー Kingler)

Classification: Pincer Pokémon

Type: Water

Generation: Gen I Kanto Region

Gender Ratio: 50% Male to 50% Female

Height:

  • 4' 3" (Kingler)
  • 62' 4" (Gigantamax Kingler)

Weight:

  • 132.3 lbs (Kingler)
  • ??? lbs (Gigantamax Kingler)

Evolution:

  • Evolves from Krabby at level 28.
  • Evolves from Krabby with 50 Candies in Pokémon Go.

Alternate Formes:

  • Gigantamax Kingler

How to catch in Sword/Shield:

  • Evolve from Krabby
  • Route 9
  • Axew's Eye

How to catch in Go:

Description: A large crab Pokémon, Kingler is colored the same as its previous stage, Krabby. It has additional spikes atop its head that form a crown, and it is considerably larger. Its claws have grown as well, with the left claw disproportionately larger than the right. Found often on the shoreline of oceans, Kingler use their incredibly strong claws to pry open the shells of Cloyster and Shellder. Although it mostly relies on its larger, left claw to attack opponents and to communicate with other Kingler, this claw is almost too heavy for it to lift and will tire Kingler out.

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Capable of Gigantamaxing, Gigantamax Kingler is darker and has more spikes atop its head and along its limbs. Alkaline foam spills from its mouth in the shape of a long beard. This foam is capable of dissolving Kingler's opponents and its left pincer is capable of crushing nearly anything.

Core Games

Kingler in the core games

  • Sword Pokédex: Its large and hard pincer has 10,000-horsepower strength. However, being so big, it is unwieldy to move.
  • Shield Pokédex: Its oversized claw is very powerful, but when it's not in battle, the claw just gets in the way.

Pokemon 099 KinglerSource: The Pokémon Company

Base Stats

  • 55 HP
  • 130 Attack
  • 115 Defense
  • 50 Sp. Attack
  • 50 Sp. Defense
  • 75 Speed
  • 475 Total

Moves by Level

  • Wide Guard (lv 1)
  • Hammer Arm (lv 1)
  • Water Gun (lv 1)
  • Leer (lv 1)
  • Harden (lv 1)
  • Metal Claw (lv 1)
  • Mud Shot (lv 12)
  • Protect (lv 16)
  • Bubble Beam (lv 20)
  • Stomp (lv 24)
  • Flail (lv 31)
  • Razor Shell (lv 36)
  • Slam (lv 42)
  • Swords Dance (lv 48)
  • Crabhammer (lv 54)
  • Guillotine (lv 60)

Moves by TM/TR

  • TM08 Hyper Beam
  • TM09 Giga Impact
  • TM15 Dig
  • TM21 Rest
  • TM22 Rock Slide
  • TM23 Thief
  • TM24 Snore
  • TM25 Protect
  • TM27 Icy Wind
  • TM31 Attract
  • TM33 Rain Dance
  • TM35 Hail
  • TM36 Whirlpool
  • TM39 Facade
  • TM43 Brick Break
  • TM45 Dive
  • TM48 Rock Tomb
  • TM53 Mud Shot
  • TM55 Brine
  • TM59 Fling
  • TM76 Round
  • TM83 Razor Shell
  • TM94 False Swipe
  • TM97 Brutal Swing
  • TM98 Stomping Tantrum
  • TR00 Swords Dance
  • TR01 Body Slam
  • TR03 Hydro Pump
  • TR04 Surf
  • TR05 Ice Beam
  • TR06 Blizzard
  • TR12 Agility
  • TR17 Amnesia
  • TR20 Substitute
  • TR26 Endure
  • TR27 Sleep Talk
  • TR39 Superpower
  • TR46 Iron Defense
  • TR60 X-Scissor
  • TR83 Ally Switch
  • TR84 Scald
  • TR94 High Horsepower
  • TR98 Liquidation

Moves by Breeding

  • Ancient Power
  • Hammer Arm
  • Knock Off
  • Night Slash
  • Slash

Damaged normally by

  • Normal 1×
  • Fighting 1×
  • Flying 1×
  • Poison 1×
  • Ground 1×
  • Rock 1×
  • Bug 1×
  • Ghost 1×
  • Psychic 1×
  • Dragon 1×
  • Dark 1×
  • Fairy 1×

Weak to

  • Grass 2×
  • Electric 2×

Immune to

  • None

Resistant to

  • Steel ½×
  • Fire ½×
  • Water ½×
  • Ice ½×

Pokemon 099 Kingler GigantamaxSource: The Pokémon Company

Gigantamax

  • Sword Pokédex: The flow of Gigantamax energy has spurred this Pokémon's left pincer to grow to an enormous size. That claw can pulverize anything.
  • Shield Pokédex: The bubbles it spews out are strongly alkaline. Any opponents hit by them will have their bodies quickly melted away.

Pokémon Go

Kingler in Pokémon Go

Pokédex: Kingler has an enormous, oversized claw. It waves this huge claw in the air to communicate with others. However, because the claw is so heavy, the Pokémon quickly tires.

Egg Distance: N/A

Buddy Distance: 3 KM

Pokemon Go 099 KinglerSource: Niantic

Base Stats

  • 110 Stamina
  • 240 Attack
  • 214 Defense

Moves

  • Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Mud Shot*, Bubble
  • Charged Attacks: Vice Grip, X-Scissor, Water Pulse, Crabhammer

Shiny: Yes

Pokemon Go 099 Kingler ShinySource: Niantic

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