Kingler

Official artwork of Kingler
Water Shiny Pokémon icon

Kingler is a Water-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO, with a maximum Combat Power of 3198 CP. Kingler best moveset in Pokémon GO is Bubble and Crabhammer.

Kingler is weak to Electric and Grass moves. It is strong against Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water moves. Shiny Kingler is available in Pokémon GO. Kingler is boosted by Rain weather.

Stats

Max CP3198 CP
Attack240 ATK
Defense181 DEF
Stamina146 STA
Weather Boost
  • rainRain
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedKingler can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#99
Height1.3 m
Weight60 kg
RegionKanto Generation 1
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
5 Candy
300 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy

Kingler weaknesses and resistances

Weaknesses

  • ElectricElectric160.0%
  • GrassGrass160.0%

Resistances

  • FireFire62.5%
  • IceIce62.5%
  • SteelSteel62.5%
  • WaterWater62.5%
  • Kingler takes increased damage from Electric and Grass type moves.
  • Kingler takes reduced damage from Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water type moves.
  • Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Kingler's best moveset

Moves

Kingler's best moveset is Bubble and Crabhammer, with 17.00 DPS (damage per second) and 372.3 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Rain weather.

Best Kingler moves
DPS17.00
TDO372.26
Score31.7
Weather Boost
  • rain

Kingler moves comparison

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.WaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 17.00372.331.7
      2.SteelMetal Claw WaterCrabhammer 16.48361.030.7
      3.GroundMud Shot *WaterCrabhammer 16.14353.530.1
      4.WaterBubble WaterRazor Shell 14.84324.927.7
      5.SteelMetal Claw WaterRazor Shell 14.51317.827.1
      6.GroundMud Shot *WaterRazor Shell 13.98306.126.1
      7.WaterBubble BugX-Scissor 12.32269.821.7
      8.WaterBubble WaterWater Pulse 12.24268.121.5
      9.SteelMetal Claw BugX-Scissor 12.20267.121.3
      10.SteelMetal Claw WaterWater Pulse 12.13265.721.2
      11.GroundMud Shot *WaterWater Pulse 11.53252.419.5
      12.GroundMud Shot *BugX-Scissor 11.52252.219.4
      1 of 2

      Fast Attacks

      • GroundMud Shot *Damage5Energy7Duration0.6s
        Toggle more information for move: Mud Shot
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • PoisonPoison
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • ElectricElectric
        • 62.5%
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 39.1%
          • FlyingFlying
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage5
        Energy7
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration0.6s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage3
        Energy9

        Effects
        Mud Shot has no special effects.
        See Mud Shot details page ↗
      • SteelMetal ClawDamage8Energy7Duration0.7s
        Toggle more information for move: Metal Claw
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage8
        Energy7
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration0.7s
        Damage window0.4s - 0.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage5
        Energy6

        Effects
        Metal Claw has no special effects.
        See Metal Claw details page ↗
      • WaterBubbleDamage12Energy14Duration1.2s
        Toggle more information for move: Bubble
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage12
        Energy14
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration1.2s
        Damage window0.8s - 1.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage8
        Energy11

        Effects
        Bubble has no special effects.
        See Bubble details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • NormalVise GripDamage35Energy33Duration1.9s
        Toggle more information for move: Vise Grip
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage35
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration1.9s
        Damage window1.1s - 1.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage40
        Energy40

        Effects
        Vise Grip has no special effects.
        See Vise Grip details page ↗
      • BugX-ScissorDamage45Energy33Duration1.6s
        Toggle more information for move: X-Scissor
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • PsychicPsychic
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • GhostGhost
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage45
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration1.6s
        Damage window1.2s - 1.4s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage65
        Energy40

        Effects
        X-Scissor has no special effects.
        See X-Scissor details page ↗
      • WaterWater PulseDamage70Energy50Duration3.2s
        Toggle more information for move: Water Pulse
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration3.2s
        Damage window2.2s - 2.9s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage80
        Energy55

        Effects
        Water Pulse has no special effects.
        See Water Pulse details page ↗
      • WaterCrabhammerDamage85Energy50Duration1.9s
        Toggle more information for move: Crabhammer
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage85
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration1.9s
        Damage window1.5s - 1.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage85
        Energy50

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Crabhammer has a 12.5% chance to:

        • Increase User's Attack by 50.0%
        See Crabhammer details page ↗
      • WaterRazor ShellDamage45Energy33Duration1.3s
        Toggle more information for move: Razor Shell
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage45
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration1.3s
        Damage window0.7s - 1.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage35
        Energy35

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Razor Shell has a 50.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Razor Shell details page ↗
      Pokédex informationMore information

      The following chart shows Kingler's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Kingler's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      If you are unable to get Kingler with its best moveset, we recommend to use Metal Claw/Crabhammer. You will lose around 3.0% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Kingler's strongest moveset (Bubble/Crabhammer).

      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Kingler has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Kingler in Trainer Battles

      Kingler in Trainer Battles

      Little Cup

      Little Cup icon

      The best moves for Kingler in the Little Cup are Mud Shot, Crabhammer, and X-Scissor.

      Great League

      Great League League icon

      The best moves for Kingler in the Great League are Bubble, Crabhammer, and X-Scissor.

      Ultra League

      Ultra League icon

      The best moves for Kingler in the Ultra League are Mud Shot, Crabhammer, and X-Scissor.

      Master League

      Master League icon

      The best moves for Kingler in the Master League are Bubble, Crabhammer, and X-Scissor.

      Kingler Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Kingler's has 3198 max CP (at Level 50). A Kingler obtained from Raids can be encountered from 1540 CP to 1616 CP, or if weather boosted, in the 1925 CP to 2020 CP range. In Field and Special Research, Kingler can be found in the 1155 CP to 1212 CP range.

      Max CPMax CP3198 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch1155 CP - 1212 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1540 CP - 1616 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids1540 CP - 1616 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • rainRain
      1925 CP - 2020 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Kingler Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Kingler Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      140 CP2125 CP3210 CP
      4296 CP5381 CP6467 CP
      7552 CP8637 CP9723 CP
      10808 CP11889 CP12970 CP
      131051 CP141131 CP151212 CP
      161293 CP171374 CP181455 CP
      191535 CP201616 CP211697 CP
      221778 CP231859 CP241940 CP
      252020 CP262101 CP272182 CP
      282263 CP292344 CP302425 CP
      312465 CP322506 CP332546 CP
      342586 CP352627 CP362667 CP
      372708 CP382748 CP392788 CP
      402829 CP412865 CP422901 CP
      432937 CP442974 CP453011 CP
      463048 CP473085 CP483122 CP
      493160 CP503198 CP

      Kingler evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Thumbnail image of KrabbyKrabby
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      Thumbnail image of KinglerKingler
      • Krabby evolves into Kingler which costs 50 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Kingler

      Photobomb

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Kingler's Water-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Kingler.

      Water
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre, Primal Groudon, and Mega Rayquaza
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Mega Rayquaza boosts Flying-, Dragon- and Psychic-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Kingler Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Kingler in Pokémon GO is 24.03%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 50.38% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 65.04%.

      CogConfigure
              NormalNiceGreatExcellent
              No Berry
              -24.03%27.09%33.78%39.85%
              Curve37.32%41.56%50.38%57.86%
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              -33.78%37.75%46.11%53.35%
              Curve50.38%55.33%65.04%72.65%
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
              Curve56.87%61.98%71.67%78.89%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
              Curve68.90%73.89%82.65%88.47%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

              In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Kingler, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

              To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

              Catch rate formula

              Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

              • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
              • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

              There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

              Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

              Catch rate multipliers

              The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

              MultiplierAmount
              Razz Berry1.5
              Silver Pinap Berry1.8
              Golden Razz Berry2.5
              Curveball1.7
              Nice Throw1.15
              Great Throw1.5
              Excellent Throw1.85
              PokéBall1.0
              Premier Ball1.0
              Great Ball1.5
              Ultra Ball2.0
              Bronze medal1.1
              Silver medal1.2
              Gold medal1.3

              List of Kingler costumes

              Photobomb

              A list of Kingler costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Kingler high resolution sprites

              Photobomb

              A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Kingler. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

              Wallpaper

              KinglerKingler

              Kingler Pokédex entries

              Kanto
              VersionsPokédex entry
              Red, BlueThe large pincer has 10000 hp of crushing power. However, its huge size makes it unwieldy to use.
              YellowOne claw grew massively and as hard as steel. It has 10,000-HP strength. However, it is too heavy.
              GoldIt can hardly lift its massive, overgrown pincer. The pincer's size makes it difficult to aim properly.
              SilverIts pincers grow peculiarly large. If it lifts the pincers too fast, it loses its bal­ ance and staggers.
              CrystalIts oversized claw is very powerful, but when it's not in battle, the claw just gets in the way.
              Ruby, SapphireKINGLER 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.
              EmeraldIt waves its huge, oversized claw in the air to communicate with others. But since the claw is so heavy, this POKéMON quickly tires.
              FireRedIts large and hard pincer has 10,000- horsepower strength. However, being so big, it is unwieldy to move.
              LeafGreenThe large pincer has 10,000-horsepower crushing force. However, its huge size makes it unwieldy to use.
              Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2The larger pincer has 10,000- horsepower strength. However, it is so heavy, it is difficult to aim.
              HeartGoldIt can hardly lift its massive, overgrown pincer. The pincer’s size makes it difficult to aim properly.
              SoulSilverIts pincers grow peculiarly large. If it lifts the pincers too fast, it loses its balance and staggers.
              X, SwordIts large and hard pincer has 10,000-horsepower strength. However, being so big, it is unwieldy to move.
              YIts pincers grow peculiarly large. If it lifts the pincers too fast, it loses its balance and staggers.
              Omega Ruby, Alpha SapphireKingler 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.
              Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!One claw grew massively and is as hard as steel. It has 10,000-horsepower strength. However, it is too heavy.
              ShieldIts oversized claw is very powerful, but when it’s not in battle, the claw just gets in the way.