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Nidoqueen (Pokémon)

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Nidorina #030: Nidorina
Pokémon
#032: Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
Nidoqueen
Drill Pokémon
ニドクイン
Nidoqueen
#031
Nidoqueen

Nidoqueen

Nidoqueen

Nidoqueen
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Ground
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Poison Point or Rivalry Cacophony
Cacophony
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Nidoqueen

Mega Nidoqueen Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
132.3 lbs. 60.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#031
Kanto
#097
Johto
#229
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#106
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
194
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
223
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
3
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F031.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Nidorina when exposed to a Moon Stone. It is the final form of Nidoran♀.

It is related to the Nidoran♂ line, but unlike Nidoran♀, Nidoqueen cannot breed.

Biology

Nidoqueen is a large, bipedal blue Pokémon with distinct reptilian features. Its lower jaw, chest plates and lower torso are cream-colored. It has a horn on its forehead, narrow black eyes, and large, spiny ears. There are toxic spikes running down the length of its back, and its body in encased in extremely hard scales that serves as excellent protection from any attack and stand up when Nidoqueen is excited or provoked. It has a thick, powerful tail. This is a female only species; the male counterpart is Nidoking.

Nidoqueen can be quite fierce and is very protective over its young. This Pokémon is at its strongest when it is defending its young, and will try to seal the entrance to its burrow to protect them. When in contact with foes, it can poison them with the spikes from its back or cause small tremors by slamming the ground. It is also adept at sending foes flying with harsh tackles and it uses its hefty bulk to execute powerful moves. Nidoqueen lives in hot savannas and plains.

In the anime

Nidoqueen in the anime

Major appearances

Nidoqueen's first appearance was in Mewtwo Strikes Back. A Nidoqueen owned by Fergus was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo. The Nidoqueen clone was seen again in Mewtwo Returns, along with what was apparently a Nidoqueen baby despite the fact that Nidoqueen cannot breed and her unevolved form is Nidoran♀.

Navel Island Gym Leader Danny owns a Nidoqueen. This Nidoqueen was shown competing against Ash's Lapras in Navel Maneuvers in which the challenge was freezing a super-heated geyser. Afterwards, this Nidoqueen helped Danny's Machoke and Scyther carve Danny's sled. She reappeared in a flashback in A Way Off Day Off and in another flashback in Hello, Pummelo!.

Gary Oak was shown to have a Nidoqueen after Ash's trip on the Orange Islands. 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.

Minor appearances

Nidoqueen also appeared in The Power of One.

Multiple Nidoqueen also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

In Extreme Pokémon!, a Nidoqueen appeared with her Trainer, participating in the Extreme Pokémon Race.

A Nidoqueen appeared with a blue jaw instead of a cream-colored one due to an error in Historical Mystery Tour! with a Nidoking.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG072 Nidoqueen May's Pokédex Nidoqueen, the Drill Pokémon. Nidoqueen has thick skin covering its entire body, protecting it from whatever techniques are used against it.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

Nidoqueen in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Red caught a Nidoqueen in Long Live the Nidoking! when he attempted at catching a Nidoking.

Giovanni has a Nidoqueen as well, as seen in his Gym battle against Red in Golly, Golem!, where it almost fainted Snor by throwing it through the wall, but was eventually beaten by Pika's Thunderbolt in Long Live the Nidoqueen!?. It was later seen very briefly again in the Sevii Islands when he used it and his Nidoking to manhandle a biker whom Deoxys had ambushed.

A Nidoqueen appeared in a flashback along with Nidoking while the Day-Care Couple was reminiscing about the times they had raising Pokémon in Gligar Glide.

A Nidoqueen was seen in a Poké Ball at Oak's Laboratory in Cherrygrove in Off Course with Corsola.

Green had a Nidoran♀ in Pokémon Adventures that later evolved into a Nidorina and then into Nidoqueen to provide support for Blasty's Hydro Cannon alongside her Granbull and Jiggly.

A Nidoqueen appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

While taking over the Silph Co., Giovanni used Nidoqueen to hold the Silph Co. boss hostage.

In the TCG

Main article: Nidoqueen (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

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 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
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
Platinum
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.
Generation V
Black Its entire body is armored with hard scales. It will protect the young in its burrow with its life.
White
Black 2 Its entire body is armored with hard scales. It will protect the young in its burrow with its life.
White 2
Generation 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.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Nidorina
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Nidorina
Yellow
Evolve Nidorina
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Nidorina
Crystal
Evolve Nidorina
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Nidorina
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Nidorina
Platinum
Evolve Nidorina
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Nidorina
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Nidorina
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Nidorina
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Nidorina

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Nidorina
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 9
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Nidorina
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Concealed Ruins (B1-B29)
World Abyss (B1-B29)
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower Normal Mode A & S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Shimmering Lake

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Generation I-V
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.


Generation VI
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 92
87 - 158 170 - 311
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: 505   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
16/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5 ???  ?  ?
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35 ???  ?  ?
00Start Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30 ???  ?  ?
00Start Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30 ???  ?  ?
00Start Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35 ???  ?  ?
2323 Chip Away Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20 ???  ?  ?
3535 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
4343 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10 ???  ?  ?
5858 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5 ???  ?  ?
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Nidoqueen obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoqueen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoqueen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoqueen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoqueen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
SneaselHoundourHoundoom Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
EeveeSnubbullGranbullTeddiursaPhanpySkitty
PachirisuBunearyLopunnyGlameowPuruglyMinccino
DeerlingSawsbuckCubchooFurfrouMeowsticTyrunt
TyrantrumDedenne
Charm Normal Status 100% 20
NidokingLickitungLickilickyRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
SnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitar
TyranitarSlakothVigorothSlakingCranidosRampardos
ScraggyScraftyDruddigon
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLickitung
Lickilicky
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyVigoroth
ShieldonBastiodonPachirisuBunearyLopunnyCubchoo
Beartic
Endure Normal Status —% 10
RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankey
PrimeapeCuboneMarowakTorchicCombuskenBlaziken
VigorothNumelCameruptCranidosRampardosStunky
SkuntankOshawottDewottSamurottBouffalant
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
AronLaironAggron Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Seviper Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceTreecko
GrovyleSceptileZangooseAbsolCranidosRampardos
BuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrika
ZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseAvalugg Skull Bash Normal Physical 100 100% 15
LickitungLickilickyWhismurLoudredExploud Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurGrowlithePonytaRapidash
SeelDewgongRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTauros
EeveeMareepFlaaffyAmpharosDunsparceSwinub
PiloswineMamoswinePhanpyStantlerMudkipMarshtomp
SwampertPoochyenaMightyenaAronLaironAggron
NumelCameruptBidoofBibarelCranidosRampardos
ShieldonBastiodonGibleGabiteGarchompHippopotas
HippowdonTepigPigniteEmboarLillipupHerdier
StoutlandDeerlingSawsbuckChespinQuilladinChesnaught
BunnelbyDiggersbyLitleoPyroarSkiddoGogoat
FurfrouAmauraAurorusBergmiteAvalugg
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
Seviper Venom Drench Poison Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidoqueen in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Nidoqueen in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoqueen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoqueen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 85 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Drill Run Ground Physical 80 95% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Nidoqueen can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Nidoqueen cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoqueen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoqueen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
029030 Growl Normal Status 100% 40
029030 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
029030 Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
029030 Helping HandBW Normal Status —% 20
029030 Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
029030 Flatter Dark Status 100% 15
029030 Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
029030 Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
029030 Poison Fang Poison Physical 50 100% 15
029 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
029 Super FangBW Normal Physical 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoqueen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoqueen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin031.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani031.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP031.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Safari
Phrases
51%-100% HP Don't you underestimate me because I'm female!
26%-50% HP My HP's down to half. Better be careful.
1%-25% HP I'm about done... I have no strength left...
Level up I've leveled up! It feels as if my scales hardened!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I've leveled up! It feels as if my scales hardened!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP031.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
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Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

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Unevolved
Nidoran♀
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16
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First evolution
Nidorina
 Poison 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
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Second evolution
Nidoqueen
 Poison  Ground 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
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Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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031MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Nidoqueen images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Baby Nidoqueen and Rhyhorn in the anime
  • Despite being a non-legendary, gendered species, Nidoqueen are unable to breed. However, its male counterpart, Nidoking, can.
    • Many of its Pokédex entries state that it protects its young.
    • Despite being in the Undiscovered Group, Nidoqueen was shown to be capable of breeding in the anime special Mewtwo Returns, when a cloned Nidoqueen and a cloned Rhyhorn produced Eggs containing both baby Rhyhorn and baby Nidoqueen (not baby Nidoran♀).
  • Nidoqueen is the only Nidoran evolutionary family member whose Shiny color is not the same as its opposite-gender counterpart's normal color.
  • Nidoqueen and its male counterpart Nidoking share their species name with Rhydon and Rhyperior. They are all known as the Drill Pokémon. All four are also Ground types.
  • Aside from Nidoking, no other Pokémon has the same type combination as Nidoqueen.

Origin

Nidoqueen shares traits of rhinoceroses, gorillas, rabbits and porcupines. The coverings on its chest and its lower abdomen collectively resemble a two-piece bikini worn by human females.

Name origin

Nidoqueen may be a combination of needle and queen (reflective of its gender and being the final evolution). Nido may also be based on cnidocyte, a type of venomous cell responsible for the stings delivered by stinging animals, most notably by jellyfish. 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.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ニドクイン Nidoqueen Possibly from "needle", plus "queen"
France Flag.png French Nidoqueen Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Nidoqueen Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Nidoqueen Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Nidoqueen Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 니드퀸 Nideukwin Transliteration of Japanese name



External links

Nidorina #030: Nidorina
Pokémon
#032: Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂


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