Nidoqueen (Pokémon)

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



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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 (11.9%)
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
[[|]] [[|]]
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
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Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
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Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
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0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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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, 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

Main series

 
Nidoqueen in the anime

Major appearances

Nidoqueen debuted in Mewtwo Strikes Back, under the ownership of Fergus. She was captured and cloned by Mewtwo. She also appeared in the remake Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, where the exact same thing happened to her. The Nidoqueen clone was seen again in Mewtwo Returns, along with what appeared to be Nidoqueen babies, despite the fact that Nidoqueen cannot breed and her unevolved form is Nidoran♀.

Nidoqueen made her main series debut in Navel Maneuvers, under the ownership of Danny. She 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.

Pokémon Origins

 
Nidoqueen in Pokémon Origins

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

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

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.

  Spoilers end here.  


In the manga

 
Nidoqueen in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

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.

Pokémon Zensho

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)
Giant's Bed, Frigid Sea, Ballimere Lake (Max Raid Battle)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Nidorina


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 (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

Nidoqueen is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.3.0+ and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

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 Sludge WaveBDSP Poison Special 09595 100100% 10
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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM02  TM02 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM03  TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM04  TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM29  TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM37  TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49  TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM54  TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM64  TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM74  TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77  TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR54  TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR78  TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TR87  TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TR91  TR91 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR94  TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TR95  TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR99  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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01  TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM03  TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM05  TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM06  TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12  TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM13  TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM23  TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM24  TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM26  TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM28  TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM31  TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM35  TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM36  TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM37  TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM38  TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40  TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM41  TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46  TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM52  TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM56  TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM59  TM59 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM71  TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM72  TM72 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM80  TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83  TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM84  TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93  TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM95  TM95 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
XTM100  TM100 Rock Climb Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
   
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
      
      
  
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
  Poison Fang Poison Physical 50 100% 15
    Poison Tail* Poison Physical 50 100% 25
      Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
      
  
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
     Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
      
      
      
      
  
Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
     Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
      
    
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
      
      
      
   
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
  Poison Fang Poison Physical 50 100% 15
  Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
      Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
      
  
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
  
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
    Venom Drench Poison Status 100% 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
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 57
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

True Strength
Increases damage dealt when energy levels are half or less.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Poison
  Attack Power: 70 - 110   5

#050
 

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


Pokémon GO
  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*, Poison Fang*, Frustration, Return

Evolution

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


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Nidoqueen images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
Baby Nidoqueen and Rhyhorn in the anime
  • Nidorina and Nidoqueen's inability to lay Eggs was established by Japanese media before breeding became a game mechanic.[1][2]
  • Nidorina and Nidoqueen are the only two Pokémon that cannot breed even though their pre-evolved form can breed.
  • 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
  Japanese ニドクイン Nidoqueen Possibly from "needle", plus "queen"
  French Nidoqueen Same as Japanese name
  Spanish Nidoqueen Same as Japanese name
  German Nidoqueen Same as Japanese name
  Italian Nidoqueen Same as Japanese name
  Korean 니드퀸 Nidoqueen Transliteration of Japanese name
  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
  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


References

  1. Pocket Monsters Encyclopedia: 「ニドラン♀の進化形だが、ニドリーナになると、卵を産む能力はなくなる。」 ("It is the evolved form of Nidoran♀, but upon becoming Nidorina, has lost the ability to lay Eggs.")
  2. ポケットモンスター公式ファンブック Official Fan Book of Pocket Monsters: 「ニドラン♀の進化形だが、卵は産めない。」 ("It is the evolved form of Nidoran♀, but it cannot lay Eggs.")

External links

  #030: Nidorina
Pokémon
#032: Nidoran♂  


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