Nidoqueen

Nidoqueen
ニドクイン
Nidoqueen.png
Nidorina < Nidoqueen > Nidoran (M)
Species
Type
Drill Pokémon
Poison.gif Ground.gif
Number
Ability
#31
Height
Weight
4'3" (1.3 m)
132.3 lbs (60kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 0%
Female: 100%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Nidoqueen (ニドクイン) is the 31st Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Poison/Ground Type, and is known as the Drill Pokémon.

Nidoqueen can use one of two Abilities: Poison Point, which has a 30% chance of afflicting an opponent with Poison Status Condition when an opponent uses a move that requires physical contact against it; or Rivalry, which increases its Offensive Statistics by 25% if the opposing Pokémon is female, but those same Statistics drop by 25% if the opponent is of the opposite gender. Its Hidden Ability is Sheer Force, which increases the attack power of moves that have a secondary effect by 33%, but those secondary effects are lost as well.

Nidoran F can evolve into Nidorina at Level 16 and can evolve into Nidoqueen when a Moon Stone is used on it.

Nidoqueen is in the Undiscovered Egg Group and cannot breed. It takes Nidoqueen 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Nidoqueen's design idea is based of rhinoceroses and some reptiles. It stands on its back legs. It is a somewhat bulky Pokémon, with the main body coloration blue. It has claws on all four of its limbs, and a strong, thick tail. It has a horn on its forehead and poisonous spikes down along its back. It has large ears, the inner coloration being brownish. Nidoqueen's torso and chest is cream colored, as well as its lower jaw.

Gender Differences

Nidoqueen is only a female Pokémon, though Nidoking would be its Corresponding male counterpart.

Game Information

Original Games

The only way to obtain a Nidoqueen is to evolve a Nidorina, which is consistent throughout all of its game appearances.

Spin-Off Games

Nidoqueen makes appearances at Secret Storage 9, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

The only way to obtain a Nidoqueen in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve a Nidorina. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Nidorina can be found at Concealed Ruins B1-B29 and World Abyss B1-B29. Nidoqueen is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Valley B1-B9.

Nidoqueen has yet to make an appearance in the Pokémon Ranger series as of writing.

Nidoqueen can be found at Shimmering Lake Cave 2-4 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Nidoqueen is listed in eight different sets. She is listed as a Rare Card in the Jungle (2; 1 Holo), Gym Challenge, Skyridge, EX FireRed and LeafGreen, EX Dragon Frontiers (Delta Species Card), Mysterious Treasures, Rising Rivals and Triumphant sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Orange League Gym Leader Danny would use a Nidoqueen in the episode Navel Maneuvers. She would be used in a competition to see which Pokémon could freeze a geyser the fastest. Nidoqueen would prevail over Ash's Lapras by a slim margin, which was one part of a three-part challenge.

Gary would use a Nidoqueen in the episodes A Tents Situation, The Ties That Bind and Can't Beat the Heat!, the last two episodes featuring Gary's 6-on-6 battle against Ash. Nidoqueen would defeat Ash's Tauros before being substituted. It would return to the battle after the five-minute intermission, but would be defeated by Ash's Snorlax.

Movies

Another trainer would use a Nidoqueen in Mewtwo Strikes Back, which would get cloned by Mewtwo and would make a subsequent appearance in Mewtwo Returns. Wild Nidoqueen also make appearances in The Power of One, Celebi: Voice of the Forest and Arceus and the Jewel of Life, along with the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Vacation."

Manga

Red would capture a Nidoqueen at Kanto's Safari Zone in Chapter 21, but he did so with a normal Poké Ball, which was against the rules of the Safari Zone, and this managed to anger some wild Nidoking. Giovanni would use a Nidoqueen of his own in Chapters 37, 38, 88 and 275.

Green's Nidorina, nicknamed Nidory, would evolve into a Nidoqueen in Chapter 288. She would make subsequent appearances in Chapters 289 and 334.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Nidoqueen is a part of the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With Sheer Force, a Life Orb, and great coverage, Nidoqueen can act as a strong wallbreaker. Its good overall bulk and typing allows for it to check many Pokémon in the tier, such as Heracross, Mienshao, and Florges. While Nidoking may seemingly be better for an offensive role due to higher Speed and attacking stats, Nidoqueen's better bulk sets it apart greatly in terms of checking Pokémon, and its ability to go with a Modest nature while Nidoking is inclined to go with a speed boosting nature means that Nidoqueen technically hits harder. Nidoqueen can also support a team well with moves like Stealth Rock, Toxic Spikes, and Roar. If one wants, Nidoqueen can perform a defensive role decently well thanks to the previously mentioned support options while having the ability to check certain Fighting and Bug-types better with the improved bulk. However, Nidoqueen is a bit slow and has no access to reliable recovery, which can lead to it getting worn down rather easily.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow None Evolve Nidorina
Gold/Silver/Crystal None Evolve Nidorina
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
Fire Red/Leaf Green None Evolve Nidorina
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Nidorina
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Evolve Nidorina
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
White None Evolve Nidorina
Black 2/White 2 None Evolve Nidorina
X/Y None Evolve Nidorina
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun/Moon None Transfer or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Its hard scales provide strong protection. It uses its hefty bulk to execute powerful moves.
Blue Its hard scales provide strong protection. It uses its hefty bulk to execute powerful moves.
Yellow Tough scales cover the sturdy body of this Pokémon. It appears that the scales grow in cycles.
II Gold Its body is covered with needle-like scales. It never shows signs of shrinking from any attack.
Silver It uses its scaly rugged body to seal the entrance of its nest and protect its young from predators.
Crystal The hard scales that cover its strong body serve as excellent protection from any any attack.
III Ruby Nidoqueen's body is encased in extremely hard scales. It is adept at sending foes flying with harsh tackles. This Pokémon is at its strongest when it is defending its young.
Sapphire Nidoqueen's body is encased in extremely hard scales. It is adept at sending foes flying with harsh tackles. This Pokémon is at its strongest when it is defending its young.
Emerald It is adept at sending foes flying with harsh tackles using its tough, scaly body. This Pokémon is at its strongest when it is defending its young.
FireRed The body is covered by stiff, needle-like scales. If it becomes excited, the needles bristle outwards.
LeafGreen Its hard scales provide strong protection. It uses its hefty bulk to execute powerful moves.
IV Diamond Its entire body is armored with hard scales. It will protect the young in its burrow with its life.
Pearl Its entire body is armored with hard scales. It will protect the young in its burrow with its life.
Platinum Its entire body is armored with hard scales. It will protect the young in its burrow with its life.
HeartGold Its body is covered with needle-like scales. It never shows signs of shrinking from any attack.
SoulSilver It uses its scaly rugged body to seal the entrance of its nest and protect its young from predators.
V Black Its entire body is armored with hard scales. It will protect the young in its burrow with its life.
White Its entire body is armored with hard scales. It will protect the young in its burrow with its life.
Black 2 Its entire body is armored with hard scales. It will protect the young in its burrow with its life.
White 2 Its entire body is armored with hard scales. It will protect the young in its burrow with its life.
VI X It uses its scaly, rugged body to seal the entrance of its nest and protect its young from predators.
Y The body is covered by stiff, needle-like scales. If it becomes excited, the needles bristle outwards.
Omega Ruby Nidoqueen's body is encased in extremely hard scales. It is adept at sending foes flying with harsh tackles. This Pokémon is at its strongest when it is defending its young.
Alpha Sapphire Nidoqueen's body is encased in extremely hard scales. It is adept at sending foes flying with harsh tackles. This Pokémon is at its strongest when it is defending its young.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.png


Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
90
. 290 384 .
Atk
92
170 189 283 311
Def
87
161 179 273 300
Sp. Atk
75
139 155 249 273
Sp. Def
85
157 175 269 295
Speed
76
141 157 251 276

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Tail Whip Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Double Kick Fighting.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Start Poison Sting Poison.gif 15 100 Physical.png
23 Chip Away Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
35 Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
43 Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
58 Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM09 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM34 Sludge Wave Poison.gif 95 100 Special.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM60 Quash Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Beat Up Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Charm Fairy.gif -- 100 Other.png
Chip Away Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Disable Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Focus Energy Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Poison Tail Poison.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Skull Bash Normal.gif 130 100 Physical.png
Supersonic Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
Venom Drench Poison.gif -- 100 Other.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 190*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 160*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 140*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 185 -- Special.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175 -- Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 185 -- Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 185 -- Special.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 160 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 200 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175 -- Physical.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 190*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 16
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Nidoqueen

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Fire.gif
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Rock.gif
Steel.gif
Bug.gif
Flying.gif
Ghost.gif
Ground.gif
Bug.gif
Electric.gif
Fairy.gif
Fighting.gif
Poison.gif
Rock.gif
Ground.gif
Ice.gif
Psychic.gif
Water.gif

Trivia

  • Nidoqueen is one of two Pokémon that is neither a Baby Pokémon nor a Legendary Pokémon that cannot breed. Her base form Nidoran F is still capable of breeding, however.

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