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Krabby #098: Krabby
Pokémon
#100: Voltorb Voltorb
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Kingler (disambiguation).
Kingler
Pincer Pokémon
キングラー
Kingler
#099
Kingler



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Hyper Cutter or Shell Armor Cacophony
Cacophony
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 3
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
Kingler
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
132.3 lbs. 60.0 kg
Kingler
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Base experience yield
206
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
166
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Kingler
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F099.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Kingler (Japanese: キングラー Kingler) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Krabby starting at level 28.

Contents

Biology

Kingler is a crustacean Pokémon resembling a crab. Its strong shell covers the outside of its body, featuring a red upper half and a light tan lower half. Its upper half is topped with six tall, thin spikes that resemble a crown. Its light tan arms are also connected to its upper body. Its lower half doubles as its jaw with six fangs overlapping its upper body. Its two outer fangs are much larger than the inner four and are roughly half as tall as Kingler's entire body. Its hips visibly protrude from its lower body and connect to its four long, thin legs. Each leg has a single, claw-like foot. Kingler's main feature is its red pincers. Its left claw is roughly twice as large as the other and hard as steel.

Kingler is often found on the edges of water, usually the ocean. It its powerful claws have 10,000 horsepower and are capable of prying open the shells of Shellder and Cloyster. While Kingler's large, left claw is its main tool for offensive maneuvers, it is so large and heavy that Kingler can barely lift it. It causes balancing problems and Kingler may quickly become fatigued from continuous use. However, it has been shown to communicate with other Kingler by waving its pincers around. In the past, Crabhammer was its signature move.

In the anime

Kingler in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Kingler

Ash's Krabby evolved into a Kingler in Round One - Begin!, during Ash's first-round battle in the Indigo Plateau Conference.

Other

A Kingler appeared in The Battle of the Badge, under the ownership of Giovanni. He used it in his Gym battle against Gary's Arcanine. Despite the type disadvantage, Kingler was defeated. He later loaned it to Jessie, James, and Meowth when he put them in charge of the Viridian Gym. Kingler managed to keep Ash's Bulbasaur at bay, but it was driven off by Pikachu. Another Kingler was seen being held in a cage.

A Kingler appeared in Expedition to Onix Island! as a resident of a deserted island. It got into trouble with Oshawott and Piplup.

Minor appearances

Kingler debuted in Showdown at Dark City as one of the Kaz Gym's Pokémon.

A Kingler appeared in Princess vs. Princess, where it was competing in the Queen of the Princess Festival.

A Trainer's Kingler appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back as one of the Pokémon Mewtwo defeated while serving for Giovanni.

A Kingler appeared in Pikachu's Vacation as one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Theme Park.

A Kingler appeared in Pikachu Re-Volts, where it was among the Pokémon controlled by Cassidy and Butch at Mandarin Island North.

A Kingler appeared in Marina's fantasy in Bye Bye Psyduck.

A Trainer's Kingler appeared in The Joy of Pokémon, where it was treated by the Nurse Joy of an unnamed island.

Multiple wild Kingler appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

A Kingler appeared in Beauty and the Breeder, where it participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

A Kingler appeared in The Heartbreak of Brock as one of the Pokémon living at Temacu's father's lab.

A Trainer's Kingler appeared in Octillery The Outcast as one of the Pokémon participating in the Whirl Cup.

Multiple Kingler appeared in The Power of One.

Multiple Kingler appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. They were among the Pokémon present during the final showdown with The Phantom and his crew.

A Kingler appeared in Up Close and Personable! as a resident of the lake near the Pokémon Summer Academy.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP063 Kingler Gary's Pokédex Kingler, the Pincer Pokémon. The evolved form of Krabby. Its crushing claws make it a powerful opponent.
EP075 Kingler Ash's Pokédex Kingler, the evolved form of Krabby. A Pincer Pokémon whose claws can pinch with the power of 10,000 horsepower.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW087 Kingler Dawn's Pokédex Kingler, the Pincer Pokémon and the evolved form of Krabby. Kingler's larger pincer has immensely powerful crushing strength, but because of its weight, it is difficult to aim.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Pokémon Adventures, Kingler is shown under the ownership of several Team Rocket Grunts. One is later shown in a flashback during Giovanni's speech regarding experimented Pokémon that were shipped on the S.S. Anne, under the ownership of Harry in Long Live the Nidoqueen!?.

A Kingler appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Much later, in My, My, My Mimic, a Kingler is shown being caught by Carr to try to ambush Red and Blue, but it is frozen and beaten by the newly arrived Lorelei.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Clefairy hooked a Kingler in Great Success in the Mountains or the Seas!?. Another Kingler appeared in the chapter under the ownership of Lt. Surge.

Red obtained a Kingler in Regain the Deserted Power Plant!.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Kingler

Ash has a Kingler that he caught off-screen. It was first seen defeating a Trainer in the Indigo League; it was later revealed that it evolved from a Krabby in doing so.

In the TCG

Main article: Kingler (TCG)

Other appearances

Detective Pikachu

Two Kingler appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#099
Red The large pincer has 10000 hp of crushing power. However, its huge size makes it unwieldy to use.
Blue
Yellow One claw grew massively and as hard as steel. It has 10,000-HP strength. However, it is too heavy.
Stadium Said to be capable of prying open Shellder and Cloyster shells using its 10,000-horsepower pincer.
Generation II Johto
#165
Gold It can hardly lift its massive, overgrown pincer. The pincer's size makes it difficult to aim properly.
Silver Its pincers grow peculiarly large. If it lifts the pincers too fast, it loses its balance and staggers.
Crystal Its over sized claw is very powerful, but when it's not in battle, the claw just gets in the way.
Stadium 2 It can hardly lift its massive, overgrown pincer. The pincers size makes it difficult to aim properly.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#099
Ruby Kingler has an enormous, over sized claw. It waves this huge claw in the air to communicate with others. However, because the claw is so heavy, the Pokémon quickly tires.
Sapphire
Emerald It waves its huge, over sized claw in the air to communicate with others. But since the claw is so heavy, this Pokémon quickly tires.
FireRed Its large and hard pincer has 10,000-horsepower strength. However, being so big, it is unwieldy to move.
LeafGreen The larger pincer has 10,000-horsepower crushing force. However, its huge size makes it unwieldy to use.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#167
Diamond The larger pincer has 10,000-horsepower strength. However, it is so heavy, it is difficult to aim.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It can hardly lift its massive, overgrown pincer. The pincers size makes it difficult to aim properly.
SoulSilver Its pincers grow peculiarly large. If it lifts the pincers too fast, it loses its balance and staggers.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black The larger pincer has 10,000-horsepower strength. However, it is so heavy, it is difficult to aim.
White
Black 2 The larger pincer has 10,000-horsepower strength. However, it is so heavy, it is difficult to aim.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X The large and hard pincer has 10,000-horsepower strength. However, being so big, it is unwieldy to move.
Y Its pincers grow particularly large. If it lifts the pincers too fast, it loses its balance and staggers.
Omega Ruby 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#099
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu One claw grew massively and is as hard as steel. It has 10,000-horsepower strength. However, it is too heavy.
Let's Go Eevee

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Route 23, Cerulean Cave (Super Rod)
Blue
Route 23, Cerulean Cave (Super Rod)
Seafoam Islands
Blue (Japan)
Route 23, Cerulean Cave (Super Rod)
Seafoam Islands
Yellow
Routes 10 and 25 (Super Rod)
Seafoam Islands
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 19, 34, and 40, Olivine City, Whirl Islands, Cianwood City, Cerulean City and Gym, Cherrygrove City, Union Cave (Super Rod)
Crystal
Routes 19, 34, and 40, Olivine City, Whirl Islands, Cianwood City, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City, Union Cave (Super Rod)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed
Evolve Krabby
LeafGreen
Routes 19, 20, and 21, Kindle Road, Treasure Beach, Bond Bridge, Resort Gorgeous, Water Labyrinth, Five Isle Meadow, Memorial Pillar, Green Path, Water Path, Outcast Island, Trainer Tower, Tanoby Ruins, One Island, Five Island, Icefall Cave, Pallet Town (Super Rod)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Krabby
Platinum
Evolve Krabby
HeartGold SoulSilver
Cherrygrove City, Olivine City, Cianwood City, Union Cave B2F, Whirl Islands 1F/B1F/B2F, Seafoam Islands B4F, Routes 34 and 40 (Super Rod)
Cliff Cave (walking and Rock Smash)
Route 19 (Super Rod and Rock Smash)
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Routes 4, 13, Driftveil City (fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Virbank City and Virbank Complex (fishing in rippling water)
Route 18 (Hidden Grotto)*
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Krabby
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Krabby
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Routes 12 and 13

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Krabby
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 7, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Krabby
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Brine Cave (B1F-B8F)
MD Sky
Brine Cave (B1F-B8F)
Rumble
Bright Beach (Normal Mode A)
Ranger: GS
Lapras Beach
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Shimmering Lake (post-ending)
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Go Big or Go Home!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 2
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (15th release)
Rumble World
Dewdrop Bay: Quiet Inlet (Center Boss, Back), Pearl Marsh: Pearl Lake (Special)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Silver Leaf Silver Leaf (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Total:
475
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 50.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

By leveling up
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Bubble Water Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Vice Grip Normal Physical 05555 100100% 30
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
055 Vice Grip Normal Physical 05555 100100% 30
099 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1414 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1818 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
2323 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
2727 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
3737 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
4141 Crabhammer Water Physical 100100 09090% 10
5656 Guillotine Normal Physical 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingler
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingler
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
By TM/HM
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM05Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM05 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM07Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM07 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM10Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM10 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM12Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM12 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM13Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM13 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM24 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM27Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM27 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM29Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM29 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM47Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM47 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM49Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM49 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TM51Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM51 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM55Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM55 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingler
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingler
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
By a prior evolution
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 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 Kingler
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingler
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

By leveling up
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 —% 10
011 Mud Sport Ground Status 0000 —% 15
011 Bubble Water Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Vice Grip Normal Physical 05555 100100% 30
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Vice Grip Normal Physical 05555 100100% 30
099 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1111 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
1515 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
1919 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
2121 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
2525 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
3232 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3737 Guillotine Normal Physical 0000 —% 5
4444 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
5151 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
5656 Crabhammer Water Physical 100100 09090% 10
6363 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingler
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingler
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
By TM/HM
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM07Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM54Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM60Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM75Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM81Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM94Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingler
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingler
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
By breeding
Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ArchenArcheops Agility Psychic Status —% 30
Archen Ally Switch* Psychic Status —% 15
LileepCradily Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaLileep
CradilyAnorithArmaldoTirtougaCarracostaArchen
ArcheopsBinacleBarbaracle
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
TirtougaCarracosta Bide Normal Physical —% 10
Corphish Chip Away* Normal Physical 70 100% 20
KabutoKabutopsCorsola Endure Normal Status —% 10
KrabbyKinglerCorsolaClauncherClawitzer Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
TentacoolOmanyte Haze* Ice Status —% 30
CorphishCrawdauntSkorupiDrapion Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
KrabbyKingler Slam Normal Physical 80 75% 20
OmanyteOmastar Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kingler in Generation VII
  • 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 Kingler in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingler
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingler
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
By tutoring
Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M US UM Ally Switch Psychic Status —% 15
S M US UM Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
S M US UM Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
S M US UM Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
S M US UM Liquidation Water Physical 85 100% 10
S M US UM Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
S M US UM Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 75 100% 10
S M US UM Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
S M US UM Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Kingler can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Kingler cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kingler
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingler
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
By a prior evolution
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 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 Kingler
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kingler
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin099.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani099.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP099.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Shallow Beach
Phrases
51%-100% HP These pincers pack 10,000 horsepower!
26%-50% HP I'm already down to half health... What gives?
1%-25% HP I'm weakened... I can't heft my pincers...
Level up Yes! Leveled up! There's new strength in my pincers!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP099.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-022
It shoots orbs of water to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT099.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#690
Shuffle099.png

Hyper Punch
Sometimes deals even more damage.


Pokémon GO
GO099.png Base Stamina: 110 Base Attack: 240 Base Defense: 214
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Mud Shot*, Bubble*
Charged Attacks: Vice Grip, X-Scissor, Water Pulse

Evolution

098Krabby.png
Unevolved
Krabby
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 28
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First evolution
Kingler
 Water 

Sprites

Generation I
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Generation III
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Generation IV
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Generation V
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Generation VI
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Generation VII
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099MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Kingler images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Kingler shares its category name with Scizor. They are both known as the Pincer Pokémon, though Scizor was originally called the Scissors Pokémon.

Origin

Kingler is very similar to a fiddler crab or a terrestrial crab of the genus Cardisoma, which usually have one claw larger than the other. Conceptually, it is likely based on a king crab.

Name origin

Kingler may be a combination of king and fiddler, both of which are species of crab. It may also be a combination of "king" and "angler".

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese キングラー Kingler From king and fiddler
France Flag.png French Krabboss From crabe and boss
Spain Flag.png Spanish Kingler Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Kingler Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Kingler Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 킹크랩 Kingkreb Transliteration of king crab
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 巨鉗蟹 Geuihkìhmháaih Means "Crab with giant pincers"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 巨鉗蟹 / 巨钳蟹 Jùqiánxiè Means "Crab with giant pincers"


Related articles

External links

Krabby #098: Krabby
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