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.
Nidoqueen is in the Undiscovered Egg Group and cannot breed. It takes Nidoqueen 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
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.
Nidoqueen is only a female Pokémon, though Nidoking would be its Corresponding male counterpart.
The only way to obtain a Nidoqueen is to evolve a Nidorina, which is consistent throughout all of its game appearances.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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