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Nidoqueen (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Nidorina
Pokémon
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Nidoqueen
ニドクイン Nidoqueen
#031
130
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Poison Ground
Category
Drill Pokémon
Abilities
Poison Point or Rivalry
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#031
Johto
#097
Hoenn
#229
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4′03″
Imperial
1.3 m
Metric
Weight
132.3 lbs.
Imperial
60.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F031.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 1 cycles*
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 194 Battle Exp.: 1941*

Nidoqueen (Japanese: ニドクイン Nidoqueen) is a Poison/Ground-type Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Gender differences

Nidoqueen is the female of the species. For the male equivalent, see Nidoking.

Special abilities

Behavior

Habitat

Nidoqueen live in expansive hot savannas and plains.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

The Nidoqueen's first appearance was in Mewtwo Strikes Back. Nidoqueen was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo.

Navel Island Gym Leader Danny owns a Nidoqueen. This Nidoqueen was shown competing against Ash's Lapras into freezing a super-heated geyser. Afterwards, this Nidoqueen helped Danny's Machoke and Scyther carve Danny's sled.

Gary Oak has a Nidoqueen that he may or may not have obtained as a Nidoran♀ or Nidorina. Gary first used his Nidoqueen to defend his grandfather's lab from Team Rocket agents Jessie, James and Meowth in A Tents Situation. Gary later used Nidoqueen in Can't Beat the Heat in the Johto League. Gary's Nidoqueen defeated Ash's Tauros and was defeated by Ash's Snorlax.

A Nidoqueen appeared under the ownership of Andi in The Bicker the Better. Her boyfriend, Oscar, had a Nidoking.

In the manga

Blue had a Nidoran♀ Pokémon Special that later evolved into a Nidorina and then into Nidoqueen.

Giovanni had a Nidoqueen. Red also caught a Nidoqueen in the Safari Zone.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Its hard scales provide strong protection. It uses its hefty bulk to execute powerful moves.
Blue
Yellow Tough scales cover the sturdy body of this Pokémon. It appears that the scales grow in cycles.
Stadium Its super-hard, needle-like scales stand up when excited. It uses its hefty bulk for performing powerful moves.
Generation 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.
Stadium 2 Its body is covered with needle-like scales. It never shows signs of shrinking from any attack.
Generation 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.
Generation 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 {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve from Nidorina
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Evolve from Nidorina
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve from Nidorina
Crystal
None Evolve from Nidorina
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve from Nidorina
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve from Nidorina
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei Secret Storage 9
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Evolve from Nidorina

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 82
78 - 147 152 - 289
Defense: 87
82 - 152 161 - 300
Sp.Atk: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Def: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Speed: 76
72 - 140 141 - 276
Total: 495   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 75.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

In Generation I, the effectiveness of Bug-type moves is 200.

Learnset

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By leveling up

Level Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
22 Body Slam
23 Body Slam Body Slam Body Slam
43 Superpower Earth Power
58 Superpower

By TM/HM

# Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM01 Mega Punch DynamicPunch Focus Punch Focus Punch
TM02 Headbutt
TM03 Curse Water Pulse Water Pulse
TM04 Rollout
TM05 Mega Kick Roar Roar Roar
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM07 Horn Drill
TM08 Body Slam Rock Smash
TM09 Take Down
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Bubblebeam Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM12 Water Gun Taunt
TM13 Ice Beam Snore Ice Beam Ice Beam
TM14 Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard
TM15 Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
TM16 Pay Day Icy Wind
TM17 Submission Protect Protect Protect
TM18 Counter Rain Dance Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM19 Seismic Toss
TM20 Rage Endure
TM21 Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM23 Iron Tail Iron Tail Iron Tail
TM24 Thunderbolt Thunderbolt Thunderbolt
TM25 Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder
TM26 Earthquake Earthquake Earthquake Earthquake
TM27 Fissure Return Return Return
TM28 Dig Dig
TM30 Shadow Ball Shadow Ball Shadow Ball
TM31 Mimic Mud Slap Brick Break Brick Break
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM33 Reflect Ice Punch
TM34 Bide Swagger Shock Wave Shock Wave
TM35 Sleep Talk Flamethrower Flamethrower
TM36 Sludge Bomb Sludge Bomb
TM37 Sandstorm Sandstorm Sandstorm
TM38 Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Tomb
TM40 Skull Bash Defense Curl Aerial Ace Aerial Ace
TM41 ThunderPunch Torment Torment
TM42 Facade Facade
TM43 Detect Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45 Attract Attract Attract
TM46 Thief Thief Thief
TM48 Rock Slide Fire Punch
TM49 Fury Cutter
TM50 Substitute
TM52 Focus Blast
TM56 Fling
TM58 Endure
TM59 Dragon Pulse
TM65 Shadow Claw
TM68 Giga Impact
TM71 Stone Edge
TM72 Avalanche
TM76 Stealth Rock
TM78 Captivate
TM80 Rock Slide
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Natural Gift
TM84 Poison Jab
TM87 Swagger
TM90 Substitute
HM01 Cut Cut
HM03 Surf Surf Surf Surf
HM04 Strength Strength Strength
HM06 Rock Smash Rock Smash
HM08 Rock Climb

Side game data

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Evolution

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Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 031.png Spr 1y 031.png Spr 1g 031.png Spr b g1 031.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 031.png Spr 2s 031.png Spr 2c 031.gif Spr b 2g 031.png
Spr 2g 031 s.png Spr 2s 031 s.png Spr 2c 031 s.gif Spr b 2g 031 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 031.png Spr 3e 031.png Spr 3f 031.png Spr b 3r 031.png
Spr 3r 031 s.png Spr 3e 031 s.png Spr 3f 031 s.png Spr b 3r 031 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 031.png Spr 4d 031.png Spr 4h 031.png Spr b 4d 031.png
Spr 4d 031 s.png Spr 4d 031 s.png Spr 4h 031 s.png Spr b 4d 031 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 031.png Spr 5b2 031.png Spr b 5b 031.png
Spr 5b 031 s.png Spr 5b2 031 s.png Spr b 5b 031 s.png
Nidoqueen For other sprites and images, please see Nidoqueen images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • One piece of information of note is that Nidoqueen cannot breed, although it is not a genderless species, and its male counterpart, Nidoking, can breed. The same is true for Nidorina and Nidorino, respectively.
  • Nidoqueen's shiny form is not the same color as her male counterpart's normal color.

Origin

Name origin

Nidoqueen's name may be based on the word needle. Alternatively, it may be based on 二 ni, two, or 二度 nido, two times/two degrees, referring to there being two distinct evolutionary lines using the name with similar names and traits. The second part of its name is simply queen, referring to its feminine gender.

In other languages

  • German: Nidoqueen
  • French: Nidoqueen
  • Korean: 니드퀸 Nideukwin
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 尼多后 (Ni Duo Hou) - A portmanteau of 尼多, the common prefix of the names of this Pokémon evolutionary line, and 王后, meaning Queen.
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 尼美后 (Ni Mii Hou) - A portmanteau of 尼美, the common prefix of the names of this Pokémon evolutionary line, and 王后, meaning Queen.

External links

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