Kingler is one of the Pokémon from the first generation of Pokémon. It evolves from Krabby at level 28.
Ash's Kingler first appears as a Krabby stumbled upon by Ash, who caught it in the episode "Mystery at the Lighthouse" to compare it to Gary's Krabby, but left it with Oak for a while after realizing it was tiny compared to Gary's. Ash did not use Krabby until "Round One - Begin!", where Krabby was able to defeat Mandi's Exeggutor before evolving into Kingler, where it defeated Mandi's Seadra and Golbat, allowing Ash to continue the Pokémon League Tournament. Kingler was used in the next episode "Fire and Ice" to defeat Pete's Cloyster, but was knocked out by his Arcanine, which Pikachu soon defeated. Kingler has since been in Professor Oak's lab. Kingler stayed at Prof. Oak's lab during Ash's journey through the Orange Islands and Johto. Kingler was planned to be used in the Silver Conference, but was injured before the match and so Ash used his Squirtle instead. Kingler was shown informing the other Pokémon of Butch and Cassidy in Showdown at the Oak Corral. It was also seen making friends with Ash's Corphish in The Right Place and the Right Mime.
- Water Gun
- Hyper Beam
- Vice Grip