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Old March 26th, 2014 (1:00 PM).
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Welcome everyone to the 7th edition of the Poké-Poll of the Week here in Pokémon Voting Polls! I know I say this every week, but make sure that when posting, you're following all section and PC global rules, especially:
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Which Pokémon do you prefer: Nidoqueen or Nidoking?

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Old March 26th, 2014 (1:54 PM).
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I personally prefer Nidoking, as its design looks much more vicious and serious. Competitively, I would say Nidoqueen. It's got higher defensive stats, making it a good support Pokémon. d:
Old March 26th, 2014 (2:48 PM).
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There isn't much in it for me but I'd most likely pick Nidoking out of the two.
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Old March 26th, 2014 (3:15 PM).
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Long live the King!! I prefer Nidoking, for all possible reasons. I love his purple color scheme, he looks more dangerous than his Queen, His stat are more offensive, and his movepool is awesome.

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Old March 26th, 2014 (3:52 PM).
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I voted Nidoking, because he just looks more dangerous/deadly than Nidoqueen looks. I also like the purple colour more than the blue.
Old March 26th, 2014 (4:20 PM).
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Awesome!! I'm glad you liked my ideas.

I voted Nidoking because I prefer his more offensive presence over her defensive presence. Both are useful but I find myself putting Nidoking on more teams.

Both Pokémon have a special place in my heart due to the fact Nidoran(F) was my first Pokémon ever. It was my first card, before I got my first game. From that point I set out to collect the evolutions and obviously the Male line as well. Luckily in Pokémon Red (my first game) both are available really early!!

Unlike the other responses, I prefer Nidoking's Shiny form to his non Shiny. I used to prefer Nidoqueens non Shiny to her Shiny but I haven't bred a Shiny Nidoran(F) yet in XY. I suppose I should see what her Shiny form looks like in 3D.
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Old March 26th, 2014 (6:23 PM).
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I myself am a fan of my offense-oriented strategies, especially with Nidoking because of Sheer Force. It let's you use random moves like Fire Blast that would just other wise seem strange. Nidoqueen I believe also has the same ability, but with the lower stats, Sheer Force isn't as viable.
Old March 26th, 2014 (6:41 PM).
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Nidoking of course. He's stronger, has a cooler design, and I have so much history with him.
I like Nidoqueen as well, though!

Old March 27th, 2014 (5:53 AM).
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Nidoking ftw!

Nidoking is just flat out better than Nidoqueen. better offensive stats, better move pool, better looks... not much more to say.
Old March 27th, 2014 (12:49 PM).
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I actually prefer Nidoqueen and think she's better than her male counterpart.

Nidoqueen's better defenses are much more helpful in the OU/UU metagame and allows her to use a Modest nature. With 252 SpA EVs, she is actually stronger than a Timid Nidoking. Nidoqueen can also use her bulk to set up Stealth Rock or Toxic Spikes, or use a bulky Life Orb set to tank many hits and still be a large threat to the opponent.

Both got better in XY with the addition of Fairy-types, though. I suppose Nidoking's better on hyperoffensive teams. Nidoking also looks slightly better than 'Queen.
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Old March 28th, 2014 (3:46 AM).
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Nidoking fits my strategies better as I tend to prefer more offensive strategies anyway but quite frankly, Nidoqueen looks kind of derpy I think. Nidorina has an great design but 'Queen's is much worse. Design-wise the male Nidos are superior and they are more effective offensively.
Old March 28th, 2014 (4:51 AM).
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Wow, barely any votes have gone to Nidoqueen I see! :o

I actually prefer her, I'm not even quite sure why. Maybe it's the design, and I always pick her over the king. Nidoking may be more on the offensive side and have a better movepool, but 'Queen still wins my vote. :3
Old March 28th, 2014 (8:48 AM).
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Going with the majority here and choosing Nidoking. I always thought his design was cooler, and makes better use of stats than Nidoqueen does.

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I always kind of preferred Nidoking, and all in that family actually. The purple nidos. I think they are the best looking of the group of pokémon that have a similar build as they have. Nidoking, Rhydon, Aggron, Tyranitar etc... Nidoking is just enough elaborately/simply designed and it's poison/ground type is interesting. I still don't completely know what they based those families on. First I thought rabbits but, uh, poisonous ones who can control earth?
Old March 28th, 2014 (11:07 AM).
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I personally like nidoqueen's design more. I've always been one to choose a more gentle design over a more powerful looking one. Nidorina was also the first shiny pokemon I ever obtained so I'm probably a bit biased xD.
Old March 28th, 2014 (7:32 PM).
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I really thought female Nidoran was awesome because of the cute design (and as a partner in mystery dungeon) and so I voted for Nidoqueen because of the nostalgia. Maybe I was tempted by the competitive answers above as well.
Old March 29th, 2014 (3:37 AM).
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I guess I slightly prefer Nidoking. I like its design a bit more than that of Nidoqueen's. I can't comment much on their battling prowess though as I haven't used either of them extensively (or much at all really).
Old March 29th, 2014 (6:08 AM). Edited March 29th, 2014 by Homura Akemi.
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Nidoking looks awesome, and hits hard with Sheer Force <3 It looks so strong and raring to fight~!

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Old March 29th, 2014 (6:14 AM).
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I switched to team King when XY buffed him just enough to rock with the big 'mons again!
Old March 29th, 2014 (7:11 AM).
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I've always liked Nidoking more than Niddoqueen. Maybe it's just the sheer badassery of Sheer Force and the better design. Although, I have to admit Nidoqueen is pretty cool.
Old March 29th, 2014 (5:57 PM).
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All hail the king!
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Old March 29th, 2014 (7:26 PM).
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Nidoking is beating Nidoqueen soundly at the moment... whoa. Guess people like going for offense more than defense?

Anyway, going to go with Nidoking myself. I love both of the poisonous reptile/rabbit hybrids, and both of their respective lines (some of my favourite Poison-types actually) but I prefer Nidoking to Nidoqueen. It's probably that aforementioned offensive to defensive thing, mostly, although Nidoking does look a good deal more intimidating, too.
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Old March 30th, 2014 (3:37 AM).
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Nidoking all the way! His movepool is far more superior.
Old March 30th, 2014 (4:25 AM).
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I like Nidoqueen better of the two, mainly because I love the blue color better than purple. But hey, both are still very awesome in their own right.

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I remember in blue I tried to raise both, but when it came to picking just one, I picked Nidoking. I'm grateful I did, because he was my powerhouse over the span of Blue, Silver, and Fire Red and later Soul Silver. Such a tank all around!
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