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Kingdra
Dragon Pokémon
キングドラ
Kingdra
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Kingdra



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Type
Water Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim or Sniper Cacophony
Cacophony
Damp
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Dragon
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
5'11″ 1.8 m
Kingdra
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Weight
335.1 lbs. 152.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
207
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
243
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
Kingdra
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
1
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Speed
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Atk
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Sp.Def
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Shape
Body05.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F230.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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Kingdra (Japanese: キングドラ Kingdra) is a dual-type Water/Dragon Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Seadra when traded holding a Dragon Scale. It is the final form of Horsea.

Contents

Biology

Kingdra is a large, seahorse-like Pokémon with a tightly curled tail. It is covered in blue scales except for its yellow, compact belly scales. There are thin spines with a single branch atop its head and thin, white fins under its cheeks. Its thin snout is powerful, allowing squirts of water jets with devastating power to be fired. Two-pronged fins extend slightly past its cheeks. On its back is a white fin supported by thin, blue spines similar to the ones on its head.

The yawn of a sleeping Kingdra is powerful enough to create undercurrents capable of destroying small ships. Should it decide to emerge from the depths of the ocean, Kingdra's strength can create large whirlpools and sea-born tornadoes on the surface. Because of its immense power, Kingdra often hibernates deep in uninhabited areas of the sea to rest and build up its energy. When a storm arrives, Kingdra is said to awaken and wander about in search of prey. Kingdra is known to have fierce battles with Dragonite whenever they meet. The scales shed by Kingdra are given to royals as gifts due to the gleam it emits.

In the anime

Kingdra in the anime

Major appearances

In Spell of the Unown: Entei, a Kingdra was one of the illusory Pokémon Molly Hale created in her dream world through the Unown. It was Molly's first Pokémon during her battle against Misty, where it quickly defeated Goldeen.

In Dueling Heroes, Christopher's Kingdra competed in the Whirl Cup. It lost to Totodile in the first match, after it plugged up Kingdra's snout, causing excess water to build up inside, thus sending it flying across the stadium.

In Fangs for Nothin', Clair used a Kingdra in her Gym battle against Ash. It faced off against Pikachu and Noctowl, defeating the latter. In Better Eight Than Never, Kingdra was later used in the rematch, going up against Snorlax and eventually being defeated.

Minor appearances

A Kingdra appeared in Snorlax Snowman.

In The Legend of Thunder!, a Kingdra was at the Pokémon Center.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, a Manaphy Egg bounced off a Kingdra's head while adrift in the ocean.

Multiple Kingdra appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures begin!.

A Kingdra appeared in An Undersea Place to Call Home!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP216 Kingdra Ash's Pokédex Kingdra, the Dragon Pokémon. Normally rest on the ocean floor, but in periods of high activity, even a simple yawn has enough power to create whirlpools.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Ampharos Amore, Silver's Seadra evolved into a Kingdra when he traded her to Gold for Poliwhirl, which also evolved, but it was not seen until Tyranitar War. The two then traded back, so that each would have his original, though evolved, Pokémon. She was then used in his battle with Gold in the ruins of Ecruteak City, where she defeated Sudobo after being switched in. Silver also used her to climb waterfalls.

In Debonaire Dragonair, Clair owns a Kingdra, which followed her as they approached the Dragon's Den.

Juan has a Kingdra, which he used to assist Ruby and Sapphire in their training. It first appeared in With a Spoink in Your Step I.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Trainer's Kingdra appeared in GDZ68.

In the TCG

Main article: Kingdra (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#188
Gold It is said that it usually hides in underwater caves. It can create whirlpools by yawning.
Silver It sleeps deep on the ocean floor to build its energy. It is said to cause tornadoes as it wakes.
Crystal It stores energy by sleeping at underwater depths at which no other life forms can survive.
Stadium 2 It is said that it usually hides in underwater caves. It can create whirlpools by yawning.
Generation III Hoenn
#186
Kanto
#—
Ruby Kingdra lives at extreme ocean depths that are otherwise uninhabited. It has long been believed that the yawning of this Pokémon creates spiraling ocean currents.
Sapphire Kingdra sleeps on the seafloor where it is otherwise devoid of life. When a storm arrives, the Pokémon is said to awaken and wander about in search of prey.
Emerald It sleeps quietly, deep on the seafloor. When it comes up to the surface, it creates a huge whirlpool that can swallow even ships.
FireRed It sleeps deep on the ocean floor to build its energy. It is said to cause tornadoes as it wakes.
LeafGreen It is said that it usually hides in underwater caves. It can create whirlpools by yawning.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#192
Diamond It lives in caves on the seafloor and creates giant whirlpools every time it moves.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is said that it usually hides in underwater caves. It can create whirlpools by yawning.
SoulSilver It sleeps deep on the ocean floor to build its energy. It is said to cause tornadoes as it wakes.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It lives in caves on the seafloor and creates giant whirlpools every time it moves.
White
Black 2 It lives in caves on the seafloor and creates giant whirlpools every time it moves.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #041
Hoenn
#195
X It is said that it usually hides in underwater caves. It can create whirlpools by yawning.
Y It stores energy by sleeping at underwater depths at which no other life forms can survive.
Omega Ruby Kingdra lives at extreme ocean depths that are otherwise uninhabited. It has long been believed that the yawning of this Pokémon creates spiraling ocean currents.
Alpha Sapphire Kingdra sleeps on the seafloor where it is otherwise devoid of life. When a storm arrives, the Pokémon is said to awaken and wander about in search of prey.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #200
Sword With the arrival of a storm at sea, this Pokémon will show itself on the surface. When a Kingdra and a Dragonite meet, a fierce battle ensues.
Shield Scales shed by this Pokémon have such a splendorous gleam to them that they've been given to royalty as gifts.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Seadra
Crystal
Evolve Seadra
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Seadra
Emerald
Evolve Seadra
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Seadra
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Seadra
Platinum
Evolve Seadra
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Seadra
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Routes 17 and 18, P2 Laboratory (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Routes 17 and 18, P2 Laboratory (Fishing in rippling water)
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Seadra
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Seadra
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Seadra
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Seadra
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Seadra
Trozei!
Secret Storage 13, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Seadra
Ranger
Safra Sea
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B19F), Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B3F), Bottomless Sea (B1F-B49F)
MD Sky
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B19F), Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B3F), Bottomless Sea (B1F-B49F)
Ranger: SoA
Sea of Wailord
Ranger: GS
Coral Sea, Eastern Sea
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Sunny Seashore (Post-ending)
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: Spike Ball Alert!, Entranceway: Battle Royale - Cage Match
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Dragon Hill: Stage 2
Shuffle
Event: Kingdra Appears
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Windy Sea (Back Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Jirachi Sea, Mewtwo Sea
Masters
Chapter 13: Cold Confidence (Clair's)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS Pokémon Center New York Campaign 4 Kingdra English United States 35 August 7 to 13, 2004
BWB2W2 Yamamoto's Tournament Kingdra Japanese Japan 50 September 29 to October 6, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Emerald* Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Black White Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Events* Life Orb Life Orb (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
540
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water ¼×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 08585% 15
011 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Smokescreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
1515 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
2020 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
2525 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
3030 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3737 Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 —% 30
4444 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
5151 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
5858 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 —% 20
6565 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingdra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingdra
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
By TM/HM
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM52Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM99Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR45Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR51Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR70Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR89Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR98Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingdra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingdra
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
By breeding
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
RemoraidOctillery Aurora Beam Ice Special 65 100% 20
Psyduck Clear Smog* Poison Special 50 —% 15
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbro
SlowbroSlowkingCorsolaCursola
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
MagikarpGyaradosCorsolaLotadLombreLudicolo
FeebasMiloticTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
StunfiskClauncherClawitzerGoomySliggoo
GoodraTurtonator
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
OctilleryGrapploct Octazooka Water Special 65 85% 10
MagikarpGyaradosFeebasMiloticClauncherClawitzer Splash Normal Status —% 40
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroLapras
SlowkingRemoraidOctilleryMantineWingullPelipper
MiloticShellosGastrodonSkrelpDragalgeClauncher
ClawitzerGoomySliggooGoodraSobble
DrizzileInteleon
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kingdra in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Kingdra in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingdra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingdra
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
By tutoring
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
Sw Sh IoA Flip Turn Water Physical 60 100% 20
Sw Sh IoA Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingdra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingdra
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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 Kingdra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingdra
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS230.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani230.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Treasure Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP When I awaken, tornadoes form!
26%-50% HP Watch out. My HP is down by half already.
1%-25% HP I'm ruined... Conjuring up a tornado is a dream within a dream...
Level up Leveled up! My tornadoes gained in power as well!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 230.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: Soak fm.pngSoak fm.pngSoak fm.png
(Soak ×3)
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry R-109
Kingdra will attack with strong jets of water when it appears above the surface.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Dragon PA.png
Dragon
Field move: Crush 4 field move.png
(Crush ×4)
Browser entry R-231
It blows bubbles from its mouth and lets loose widening rings of water to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Crush 4 field move.png
(Crush ×4)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-070
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT230.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#549
Shuffle230.png

Whirlpool
Delays your opponent's disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Cross Attack+
Pokémon GO
GO230.png Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 194 Base Defense: 194
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Waterfall*, Dragon Breath, Water Gun
Charged Attacks: Hydro Pump, Blizzard, Outrage, Octazooka*

Evolution

116Horsea.png
Unevolved
Horsea
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 32
117Seadra.png
First evolution
Seadra
 Water 
Link Trade icon SwSh.png + Dragon Scale
Trade
holding Dragon Scale
230Kingdra.png
Second evolution
Kingdra
 Water  Dragon 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 230.png Spr b 2g 230.png Spr 2s 230.png Spr b 2g 230.png Spr 2c 230.png Spr b 2c 230.png
Spr 2g 230 s.png Spr b 2g 230 s.png Spr 2s 230 s.png Spr b 2g 230 s.png Spr 2c 230 s.png Spr b 2g 230 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 230.png Spr b 3r 230.png Spr 3e 230.png Spr b 3r 230.png Spr 3r 230.png Spr b 3r 230.png
Spr 3r 230 s.png Spr b 3r 230 s.png Spr 3e 230 s.png Spr b 3r 230 s.png Spr 3r 230 s.png Spr b 3r 230 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 230.png Spr b 4d 230.png Spr 4d 230.png Spr b 4p 230.png Spr 4h 230.png Spr b 4h 230.png
Spr 4d 230 s.png Spr b 4d 230 s.png Spr 4d 230 s.png Spr b 4p 230 s.png Spr 4h 230 s.png Spr b 4h 230 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 230.png Spr b 5b 230.png Spr 5b 230.png Spr b 5b 230.png
Spr 5b 230 s.png Spr b 5b 230 s.png Spr 5b 230 s.png Spr b 5b 230 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 230.png Spr b 6x 230.png Spr 6x 230.png Spr b 6x 230.png
Spr 6x 230 s.png Spr b 6x 230 s.png Spr 6x 230 s.png Spr b 6x 230 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 230.png Spr b 7s 230.png Spr 7s 230.png Spr b 7s 230.png
Spr 7s 230 s.png Spr b 7s 230 s.png Spr 7s 230 s.png Spr b 7s 230 s.png
Front Back Front Back
230MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Kingdra images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Like its pre-evolved forms, Kingdra is based on a seahorse. It also shares appearance traits with the common seadragon. The fact that it dwells on the sea floor while creating whirlpools may be based on the mythical monster Charybdis. Its secondary Dragon type may be a reference to a Japanese name for seahorses, 竜の落し子 tatsu-no-otoshigo, which means "dragon's child", and to the legends of Ryūjin and East Asian dragons, where they are said to bear power over the seas of the world, live on the floors of deep bodies of water, and are also known for their weather like ascensions into the heavens.

Name origin

Kingdra may be a combination of king and dragon or hydra (a mythological sea creature).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese キングドラ Kingdra From king, dragon, and hydra
France Flag.png French Hyporoi From hippocampe and roi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Kingdra Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Seedraking From Seepferd, Drache, and king
Italy Flag.png Italian Kingdra Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 킹드라 Kingdra Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 刺龍王 / 刺龙王 Cìlóngwáng Literally "Sting dragon king"


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