Nidoqueen (Pokémon)

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



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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 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
Nidoqueen
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Weight
132.3 lbs. 60.0 kg
Nidoqueen
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#031
Kanto
#097
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#106
Kalos
#000
Alola
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
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
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
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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, and single spine on each ear, and there is 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 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

In the main series

Nidoqueen in the anime

Major appearances

Nidoqueen debuted in Mewtwo Strikes Back, under the ownership of Fergus. She 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♀.

Nidoqueen made its main series debut in Navel Maneuvers, under the ownership of Navel Island Gym Leader Danny. It 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!.

Gary's Nidoqueen debuted in A Tent Situation, where it was used to defend his grandfather's laboratory from Team Rocket. Gary later used Nidoqueen in Can't Beat the Heat! in the Johto League during his match against Ash. She defeated Tauros and was defeated by Snorlax.

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

Four Nidoqueen appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, under the ownership of Damos. In the original timeline set up by the movie, they were used by Damos, who was under Hypnosis, 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

A Nidoqueen appeared in Pikachu's Vacation as one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Theme Park.

A Nidoqueen appeared in The Power of One.

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.

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

A Nidoqueen appeared in A Performance Pop Quiz!, under the ownership of a Pokémon Performer participating in the Anistar City Pokémon Showcase. She reappeared in Master Class is in Session!, where she was used in the Master Class Pokémon Showcase in Gloire City.

A Nidoqueen appeared in Loading the Dex! as a silhouette that Rotom brought up.

A Nidoqueen appeared in I Choose You!, where she was among the Pokémon that were 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.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In Pokémon Origins

Nidoqueen in Pokémon Origins
201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201

In File 3: Giovanni, Giovanni sent out his 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 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 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.
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
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

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

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 (B1-B29), World Abyss (B1-B29)
MD Sky
Concealed Ruins (B1-B29), World Abyss (B1-B29)
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)

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

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 onward
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 VII, 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

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

By leveling up
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
Evo.Evo. Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
011 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
011 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
011 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
5555 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/HM
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM02Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM02 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM03Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM03 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM05Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM05 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM07Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM07 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM09Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM09 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM10Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM10 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM12Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM12 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM13Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM13 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM15Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM15 Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM17Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM17 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM19Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM19 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM23 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM26Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM26 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM27Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM27 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM31Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM31 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM34Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM34 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM36Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM36 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM37Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM37 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM38Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM38 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM39Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM39 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM41Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM41 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM43Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM43 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM46 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM47Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM47 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM49Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM49 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TM51Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM51 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM52Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM52 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM55Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM55 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM56Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM56 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM57Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM57 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM58Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM58 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 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 a prior evolution
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
029030 Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
029030 Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
029030 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
029030 Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
029030 Super Fang 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

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

By leveling up
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
011 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
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM09Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM23Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM24Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM36Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM37Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM52Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM60Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM71Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM84Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM94Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SneaselHoundourHoundoomPassimian Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
EeveeSnubbullGranbullTeddiursaPhanpySkitty
PachirisuBunearyLopunnyGlameowPuruglyMinccino
DeerlingSawsbuckCubchooFurfrouMeowsticTyrunt
TyrantrumDedenne
Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
NidokingLickitungLickilickyRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
SnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitar
TyranitarSlakothVigorothSlakingCranidosRampardos
ScraggyScraftyDruddigon
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucarioLycanrocLycanroc
MudbrayMudsdale
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLickitung
Lickilicky
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyVigoroth
ShieldonBastiodonPachirisuBunearyLopunnyCubchoo
BearticTurtonator
Endure Normal Status —% 10
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateNidoran♂Nidorino
NidokingMankeyPrimeapeCuboneMarowakTorchic
CombuskenBlazikenVigorothNumelCameruptCranidos
RampardosStunkySkuntankOshawottDewottSamurott
PatratWatchogBouffalantPassimian
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
AronLaironAggron Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Seviper Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateMankeyPrimeape
TaurosUmbreonDunsparceTreeckoGrovyleSceptile
ZangooseAbsolCranidosRampardosBuizelFloatzel
PurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroark
EmolgaBouffalantYungoosGumshoos
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseAvalugg Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
LickitungLickilickyWhismurLoudredExploud Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurGrowlithePonytaRapidash
SeelDewgongRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTauros
EeveeMareepFlaaffyAmpharosDunsparceSwinub
PiloswineMamoswinePhanpyStantlerMudkipMarshtomp
SwampertPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonAronLairon
AggronNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelCranidos
RampardosShieldonBastiodonGibleGabiteGarchomp
HippopotasHippowdonTepigPigniteEmboarLillipup
HerdierStoutlandDeerlingSawsbuckChespinQuilladin
ChesnaughtBunnelbyDiggersbyLitleoPyroarSkiddo
GogoatFurfrouAmauraAurorusBergmiteAvalugg
YungoosGumshoosStuffulBewearPassimian
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
SeviperStunkySkuntankSalandit Venom Drench Poison Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidoqueen in Generation VII
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M US UM Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
S M US UM Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 85 100% 10
S M US UM Drill Run Ground Physical 80 95% 10
S M US UM Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
S M US UM Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
S M US UM Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
S M US UM Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
S M US UM Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
S M US UM Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
S M US UM Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
S M US UM Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
S M US UM Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20
S M US UM Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
S M US UM Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
S M US UM Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 75 100% 10
S M US UM Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
S M US UM Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
S M US UM Throat Chop Dark Physical 80 100% 15
S M US UM Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
S M US UM Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
S M US UM Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - 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 HandSM 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
  • 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 Trozei!
Trozeiani031.png
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!
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 Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT031.png

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

#050
Shuffle031.png

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


Pokémon GO
GO031.png Base Stamina: 180 Base Attack: 180 Base Defense: 174
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Poison Jab, Bite
Special Attacks: Earthquake, Sludge Wave, Stone Edge

Evolution

029Nidoran.png
Unevolved
Nidoran♀
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16
030Nidorina.png
First evolution
Nidorina
 Poison 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
031Nidoqueen.png
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
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Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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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
Spr 7s 031.png Spr b 7s 031.png Spr 7s 031.png Spr b 7s 031.png
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Front Back Front Back
031MS.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-evolution Nidoran♀ and Nidoqueen's male counterpart Nidoking being able to breed, Nidoqueen and its pre-evolution 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.
  • Prior to Generation IV, Nidoqueen was depicted in the games and official artwork as having fangs. Why her fangs were removed in later generations is unknown.

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.

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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