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For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Nidorina #030: Nidorina
Pokémon
#032: Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
Nidoqueen
Drill Pokémon
ニドクイン
Nidoqueen
#031
Nidoqueen



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Ground
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Poison Point or Rivalry Cacophony
Cacophony
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
Nidoqueen
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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
Nidoqueen
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
194
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
227
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Nidoqueen
3
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Sp.Def
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Atk
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Sp.Def
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Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F031.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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 body is encased with extremely hard scales that serve as excellent protection from any attack and stand up when Nidoqueen is excited or provoked. It has a blunt snout, narrow brown eyes, and large ears with brown insides. There is a small horn on its forehead, a single spine on each ear, and a line of toxic spikes running down the length of its back. Each hand has three short claws and each foot was two claws. Its lower jaw, the front of its abdomen, and two plates on its chest are cream-colored. It has a thick, powerful tail. Nidoqueen is a female-only species.

Nidoqueen can be quite fierce and is very protective of its young. This Pokémon is at its strongest when it is defending its young, and it will try to seal the entrance to its burrow to protect them. It also places it young on its gaps between its gap spikes which never relate poison when the children are placed on it. Nidoqueen is more adaptive at being defensive than offensive. Nidoqueen's scales like armor allow it to defend its children from any attack. 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. Being the result of an evolution via Evolution stone, Nidoqueen is rarely found in the wild, though they can be found in savannas and plains.

In the anime

In the main series

Nidoqueen in the anime

Major appearances

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, Fergus's Nidoqueen was 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♀. Fergus's Nidoqueen reappeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a remake of Mewtwo Strikes Back, where she played the same role.

In Navel Maneuvers, Danny's Nidoqueen competed against Ash's Lapras in a challenge to freeze a super-heated geyser. Afterwards, Nidoqueen helped Danny's Machoke and Scyther carve Danny's sled. She reappeared in flashbacks in A Way Off Day Off and Hello, Pummelo!.

In A Tent Situation, Gary Oak used a Nidoqueen to defend his grandfather's laboratory from Team Rocket. In Can't Beat the Heat!, Gary used Nidoqueen during his match against Ash in the Silver Conference. She defeated Tauros and was defeated by Snorlax.

In The Bicker the Better, Andi has a Nidoqueen, while her boyfriend Oscar has a Nidoking. They had a Double Battle with Ash and May, and due to Oscar and Andi's communication with each other, they were able to defeat Ash and May with relative ease.

In the original timeline of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, a hypnotized Damos commanded his four Nidoqueen to attack Arceus with Shock Wave. When Ash and his friends traveled to the past to prevent this, Marcus, the one responsible for hypnotizing Damos, managed to use the Nidoqueen again to attack Arceus.

Minor appearances

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Nidoqueen was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In The Power of One, a Nidoqueen sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

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

A Nidoqueen appeared in Extreme Pokémon!, under the ownership of a participant in the Extreme Pokémon Race.

In Historical Mystery Tour!, Ash encountered a Nidoqueen in Xatu's Forest. In this episode, Nidoqueen was depicted with a blue jaw instead of a cream-colored one due to an error.

In A Performance Pop Quiz!, Queenko's Nidoqueen competed in the Anistar City Pokémon Showcase. In Master Class is in Session!, she competed in the Master Class Pokémon Showcase in Gloire City.

In I Choose You!, a Nidoqueen fell under the control of Marshadow.

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.

In Pokémon Origins

Nidoqueen in Pokémon Origins

In File 1: Red, a Nidoqueen was one of the Pokémon seen in Professor Oak's introduction.

201
Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
201

In File 3: Giovanni, Giovanni sent out a Nidoqueen to battle Red's Charizard during a confrontation in Silph Co. She was able to defeat Charizard, thus allowing Giovanni to successfully retreat.

201 Spoilers end here. 201


In the manga

Nidoqueen in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Red accidentally caught a Nidoqueen in Long Live the Nidoking! while attempting to catch a Nidoking.

Giovanni has a Nidoqueen, as seen in his Gym battle against Red in Golly, Golem!. She almost defeated Snor by throwing him through the wall, but was eventually beaten by Pika's Thunderbolt in Long Live the Nidoqueen!?. She was later seen very briefly again in the Sevii Islands, when Giovanni used her 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 Professor Oak's Laboratory in Cherrygrove City in Off Course with Corsola.

Green had a Nidoran♀ that later evolved into a Nidorina. In Give It Your Best, Blastoise, she evolved 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 participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Nidoqueen belonging to the Battle Factory appeared in Interesting Interactions Involving Illumise.

The Battle Factory rented a Nidoqueen, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Skirting Around Surskit I.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

While taking over Silph Co. in PZ07, Giovanni used a Nidoqueen to hold the Silph Co. boss hostage.

In the TCG

Main article: Nidoqueen (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#031
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 Johto
#097
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#031
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#097
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Coastal #106
Hoenn
#—
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
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#031
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu Tough scales cover the sturdy body of this Pokémon. It appears that the scales grow in cycles.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #067
Sword Nidoqueen is better at defense than offense. With scales like armor, this Pokémon will shield its children from any kind of attack.
Shield It pacifies offspring by placing them in the gaps between the spines on its back. The spines will never secrete poison while young are present.

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
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Route 23
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Giant's Bed (Wanderer)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Nidorina
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 9, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Nidorina
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Concealed Ruins (B1F-B29F), World Abyss (B1F-B29F)
MD Sky
Concealed Ruins (B1F-B29F), World Abyss (B1F-B29F)
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode A & S)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Shimmering Lake
Rumble U
Verdant Plaza: Battle Royale, Variety Battle: It's Drill Time!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Fr
Shuffle
Jungle Verde: Stage 140
Rumble World
Ember Mountains: Shrine of Magic (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Garchomp Sea, Butterfree Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Masters EX
Evolve Scottie/Bettie's Nidorina

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
ORAS Pokémon Center Occupation Plan Giovanni's Nidoqueen all Japan 41 October 1 to November 11, 2016
SMUSUM Hirofumi Kimura's Nidoqueen all Japan 50 June 8 to 9, 2019

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

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

Generation VI onward
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
92
87 - 158 170 - 311
87
82 - 152 161 - 300
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
76
72 - 140 141 - 276
Total:
505
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
011 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
011 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
011 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
011 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
Evo.Evo. Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
  • 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM02Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM02 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM03Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM04Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM29Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM37Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM54Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM64Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM74Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR39Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR54Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR78Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TR87Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TR91Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR91 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR94Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TR95Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR99Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ZigzagoonLinooneObstagoonLucarioLycanrocLycanroc
MudbrayMudsdaleScorbunnyRabootCinderaceSkwovet
GreedentChewtleDrednaw
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
VulpixVulpixNinetalesNinetalesPsyduckGolduck
SlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroSlowkingSlowking
LickitungLickilicky
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
Salandit Poison Fang Poison Physical 50 100% 15
DruddigonSilicobraSandaconda Poison Tail* Poison Physical 50 100% 25
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseAvaluggSandaconda Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
LickitungLickilickyMudkipMarshtompSwampertWhismur
LoudredExploud
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurGrowlitheArcaninePonyta
PonytaRapidashRapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
TaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeon
UmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonDunsparceSwinub
PiloswineMamoswineMudkipMarshtompSwampertZigzagoon
ZigzagoonLinooneLinooneObstagoonAronLairon
AggronGibleGabiteGarchompHippopotasHippowdon
LillipupHerdierStoutlandBunnelbyDiggersbyBergmite
AvaluggStuffulBewearPassimianWoolooDubwool
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidoqueen in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Chip Away × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 050}}50% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Fissure Ground Physical 0000 030}}30% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Horn Drill Normal Physical 0000 030}}30% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Submission Fighting Physical 08080 080}}80% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 35
I II III IV V VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Water Gun Water Special 04040 100}}100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
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Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
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Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 031.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush031Body.png Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 57
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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True Strength
Increases damage dealt when energy levels are half or less.
Pokémon Shuffle
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Poison
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#050
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Power of 4
Increases damage when you make a match of four.


Pokémon GO
GO031.png Base Stamina: 207 Base Attack: 180 Base Defense: 173
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Poison Jab, Bite
Charged Attacks: Earthquake, Sludge Wave, Stone Edge, Earth Power*, Frustration, Return

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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Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 031.png Spr b 2g 031.png Spr 2s 031.png Spr b 2g 031.png Spr 2c 031.png Spr b 2c 031.png
Spr 2g 031 s.png Spr b 2g 031 s.png Spr 2s 031 s.png Spr b 2g 031 s.png Spr 2c 031 s.png Spr b 2g 031 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 031.png Spr b 3r 031.png Spr 3e 031.png Spr b 3r 031.png Spr 3f 031.png Spr b 3f 031.png
Spr 3r 031 s.png Spr b 3r 031 s.png Spr 3e 031 s.png Spr b 3r 031 s.png Spr 3f 031 s.png Spr b 3f 031 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Spr 4d 031 s.png Spr b 4d 031 s.png Spr 4d 031 s.png Spr b 4d 031 s.png Spr 4h 031 s.png Spr b 4d 031 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Spr 5b 031 s.png Spr b 5b 031 s.png Spr 5b2 031 s.png Spr b 5b2 031 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 031.png Spr b 6x 031.png Spr 6x 031.png Spr b 6x 031.png
Spr 6x 031 s.png Spr b 6x 031 s.png Spr 6x 031 s.png Spr b 6x 031 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Front Back Front Back
031MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Nidoqueen images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Baby Nidoqueen and Rhyhorn in the anime
  • Despite its pre-evolved form Nidoran♀ and Nidoqueen's male counterpart Nidoking being able to breed, Nidoqueen and its pre-evolved form Nidorina are unable to breed.
    • This also makes Nidorina and Nidoqueen the only two Pokémon that cannot breed even though their pre-evolution can breed.
    • 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 category 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.
  • In the Japanese games Pokémon Red and Green, Nidoqueen weighs 6.0 kg instead of 60.0 kg (as it does in all other games). This has no mechanical significance, as no game mechanics use weight in the handheld Generation I games.

Origin

Nidoqueen appears to share traits of rhinoceroses, gorillas, rabbits, mice, and porcupines. The coverings on its chest and its lower abdomen collectively resemble a two-piece bikini.

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 Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Nidoqueen Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Nidoqueen Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Nidoqueen Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 니드퀸 Nidoqueen Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 尼美后 Nèihméihhauh A portmanteau of 尼美, the common prefix of the names of this Pokémon's evolutionary line, and hauh
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 尼多后 Níduōhòu A portmanteau of 尼多, the common prefix of the names of this Pokémon's evolutionary line, and hòu


External links

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


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