Kingambit (Pokémon)

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Kingambit
Big Blade Pokémon
ドドゲザン
Dodogezan
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Kingambit



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Type
Dark Steel
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Defiant or Supreme Overlord Cacophony
Cacophony
Pressure
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
25 (7.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
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264.6 lbs. 120.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
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Gen. IV
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IV
275
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
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Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
50
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Kingambit (Japanese: ドドゲザン Dodogezan) is a dual-type Dark/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It evolves from Bisharp upon leveling up after defeating three Bisharp that hold a Leader's Crest. It is the final form of Pawniard.

Biology

Kingambit is a humanoid Pokémon whose appearance resembles a samurai. Its body is mostly red and black, with gold accents on its torso and helmet-like head. The blade on its head has grown tremendously from its time as a Bisharp, extending upward into a large machete shape with a sword-shaped indentation on it. It also has a large mustache composed of two black, red-lined blades, and two bright red circles on either side of its front torso. From its waist protrude two pairs of curved blades, somewhat resembling the omega (Ω) symbol. These curved blades surround Kingambit's body and its golden, ridged forearms. Additionally, Kingambit has long, curved, black hair that completely shields its back, and is sturdy enough for it to sit on as well as ride upon. Kingambit can form its prehensile hair into spikes to strike its foes with.

Commanding many colonies of Pawniard and Bisharp as its personal army, Kingambit is a powerful force in battle. It has a battle-hungry disposition, and will not stop until it gets what it desires.[1] However, it is not strategically adept, so it typically seeks to win its battles through brute force with sheer numbers. It is said that only the strongest Bisharp can evolve into Kingambit.

Kingambit is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Kowtow Cleave. It is also the only known Pokémon that can have Supreme Overlord as an Ability.

Evolution

Kingambit evolves from Bisharp and is the final form of Pawniard.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Pawniard
 Dark  Steel 

 
First evolution
Bisharp
 Dark  Steel 

 
Second evolution
Kingambit
 Dark  Steel 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#369
Kitakami
#188
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet Only a Bisharp that stands above all others in its vast army can evolve into Kingambit.
Violet Though it commands a massive army in battle, it's not skilled at devising complex strategies. It just uses brute strength to keep pushing.


   
Kingambit in the Paldea Pokédex Kingambit in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Timeless Woods

In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
550
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Metal Burst Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
011 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
Evo.Evo. Kowtow Cleave Dark Physical 08585 00——% 10
1515 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
2020 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2525 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
3030 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
3535 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4040 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
4545 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
5050 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
5757 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
6464 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
7171 Guillotine Normal Physical 0000 03030% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingambit
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingambit

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM031  TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM039  TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM057  TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM065  TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM083  TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM093  TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM099  TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104  TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM105  TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM134  TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM150  TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM170  TM170 Steel Beam Steel Special 140140 095}}95% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM223  TM223 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 085}}85% 40
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingambit
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Kingambit

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
Quick Guard Fighting Status —% 15
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kingambit
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingambit
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingambit

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingambit
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingambit

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO0983.png Base HP: 225 Base Attack: 238 Base Defense: 203
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Snarl, Metal Claw
Charged Attacks: Dark Pulse, Iron Head, X-Scissor, Focus Blast

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Pawniard
 Dark  Steel 
 
Level 52
 
First evolution
Bisharp
 Dark  Steel 
  +  
Level up
after defeating three Bisharp
that hold a Leader's Crest
 
Second evolution
Kingambit
 Dark  Steel 


  • Wild Bisharp holding a Leader's Crest can be found in Paldea leading a pack of Pawniard.
  • Damage done to the Bisharp holding the Leader's Crest can be inflicted from any source, as long as the player's Bisharp lands the finishing blow, in order to count towards the evolution requirement.
  • Stealing or removing the Leader's Crest from a Bisharp holding it before defeating it does not count towards the requirement, but giving the Leader's Crest to a Bisharp (via Switcheroo or other moves) before defeating it does.

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
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  For other sprites and images, please see Kingambit images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Kingambit (TCG)

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Kingambit and its pre-evolved forms.
    • Furthermore, the types they have are the two types that were introduced in Generation II.
    • They are also the only dual-type Steel-type Pokémon without any double resistances.
  • The official Trainer's Guide for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on the Pokémon website mentions that in order for a player's Bisharp to evolve into Kingambit, the Bisharp "must hold a Leader's Crest and defeat three wild Bisharp that are also holding a Leader's Crest".[1] This is despite the fact that the Leader's Crest is not required to be held by the player's Bisharp at any point for it to evolve.

Origin

Kingambit may be based on a shogun or daimyo commanding an army of samurai-themed subordinates. To be more specific, its red coloring and moustache-like blades above its mouth are reminiscent of Takeda Shingen's armor. It gives an appearance as if it is seated on a stool on the battlefield.

Given the insect-like motifs in its pre-evolutions Pawniard and Bisharp, Kingambit also vaguely resembles a rhinoceros beetle: its hair, the blade on its head, and the curved blades on its waist resemble the beetle's carapace, horn, and legs, respectively; and its prostrating stance before attacking opponents with its blade is similar to how rhinoceros beetles fight each other. This inspiration might have come from the fact that Japanese rhinoceros beetles are called 甲虫 kabutomushi in Japanese, literally "Kabuto insect", where Kabuto is a type of samurai helmet.

Like the rest of its evolutionary line, Kingambit may draw inspiration from chess pieces (a king, in this case). Its Speed stat being lower than Bisharp may allude to the king's more limited range of movement. The large blade on its head and the curved shape of its hair make its body resemble a giant broadsword.

Name origin

Kingambit may be a combination of king and gambit; both words are applicable terms used in chess (including in the opening known as the King's Gambit, described by Spanish chess player Luis Ramírez de Lucena in Repetición de Amores y Arte de Ajedrez, one of the earliest chess books). It may also be derived from the word karambit.

Dodogezan may be a combination of ど do (very much), 土下座 dogeza (kneeling down on the ground), and 斬 zan (to cut or slay). ドゲザン Dogezan is also the Japanese name for its signature move, Kowtow Cleave.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ドドゲザン Dodogezan From do, 土下座 dogeza, and zan
  French Scalpereur From scalper or scalpel and empereur
  Spanish Kingambit Same as English name
  German Gladimperio From Gladiator and imperio
  Italian Kingambit Same as English name
  Korean 대도각참 Daedogakcham From 대 (太) dae, 대도 (太刀) daedo, 각 (刻) gak, and 참 (斬) cham
  Mandarin Chinese 仆斬將軍 Pūzhǎnjiāngjūn*
仆刀将军 Pūdāojiāngjūn*
From , zhǎn, and 將軍 jiāngjūn
From , dāo, and 将军 jiāngjūn
  Cantonese Chinese 仆斬將軍 Pūkjáamjēunggwān From pūk, jáam, and 將軍 jēunggwān


Related articles

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Complete Your Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Pokédex." Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Trainer's Guide.

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