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Nidoqueen (Pokémon)

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Minor appearances
 
==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, anda 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 overof 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. 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 [[evolutionary stone]], Nidoqueen livesis rarely found in hotthe wild, though they can be found in {{dl|List of Pokémon by habitat|Grassland Pokémon|savannas and plains}}.
 
==In the anime==
Nidoqueen debuted in ''[[M01|Mewtwo Strikes Back]]'', under the ownership of [[Fergus]]. She was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by {{OBP|Mewtwo|original series}}. The Nidoqueen clone was seen again in ''[[Mewtwo Returns]]'', along with what was apparently a Nidoqueen baby, despite the fact that Nidoqueen cannot [[Pokémon breeding|breed]] and her unevolved form is Nidoran♀.
 
Nidoqueen made itsher main series debut in ''[[EP093|Navel Maneuvers]]'', under the ownership of [[Navel Island]] [[Gym Leader]] [[Danny]]. ItShe competed against [[Ash's Lapras]] in a challenge to freeze a super-heated geyser. Afterwards, Nidoqueen helped Danny's {{p|Machoke}} and {{p|Scyther}} carve Danny's sled. She reappeared in flashbacks in ''[[EP098|A Way Off Day Off]]'' and ''[[EP111|Hello, Pummelo!]]''.
 
{{Gary}}'sA Nidoqueen debuted in ''[[EP115|A Tent Situation]]'', whereunder itthe ownership of [[Gary Oak]]. She was used to defend {{an|Professor Oak|his grandfather}}'s [[Professor Oak's Laboratory|laboratory]] from {{TRT}}. GaryNidoqueen later used Nidoqueenreappeared in ''[[EP270|Can't Beat the Heat!]]'', inwhere theGary [[Johtoused League]]her during his match against Ash in the [[Silver Conference]]. She defeated {{AP|Tauros}} and was defeated by {{AP|Snorlax}}.
 
A Nidoqueen appeared in ''[[AG072|The Bicker the Better]]'', under the ownership of [[Oscar and Andi|Andi]]. Her boyfriend Oscar had a Nidoking. They had a [[Double Battle]] with {{Ash}} and {{an|May}}, and due to Oscar and Andi's communication with each other, they were able to defeat Ash and May with relative ease.
A Nidoqueen appeared in ''[[DP140|Historical Mystery Tour!]]'' with a {{p|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 [[DP140#Errors|an error]].
 
A Nidoqueen appeared in ''[[XY091|A Performance Pop Quiz!]]'', under the ownership of a [[Pokémon PerformerQueenko]]. She was participatingused induring the [[Anistar City]] [[Pokémon Showcase]]. She reappeared in ''[[XY112|Master Class is in Session!]]'', where she was used in the Master Class Pokémon Showcase in [[Gloire City]].
 
A Nidoqueen appeared in ''[[SM003|Loading the Dex!]]'' as a silhouette that {{Rotom}} brought up.
 
A Nidoqueen appeared in ''[[M20|I Choose You!]]'', where she was among the Pokémon that were under the control of {{OBP|Marshadow|M20}}.
[[File:Giovanni Nidoqueen PO.png|thumb|250px|Nidoqueen in [[Pokémon Origins]]]]
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InA Nidoqueen appeared in ''[[PO03|File 3: Giovanni]]'', under the ownership of [[Giovanni]]. He sent outit his Nidoqueenout to battle {{OBP|[[Red|Origins}}'s {{TP|Red|Charizard}}]] during a confrontation in [[Silph Co.]] She was able to defeat Charizard, thus allowing Giovanni to successfully retreat.
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===Pokédex entries===
{{Dex/Header|type=poison|type2=ground}}
{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=I|reg1=Kanto|num1=031}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Red|v2=Blue|t2=FFF|entry=Its hard scales provide strong protection. It uses its hefty bulk to execute powerful moves.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Yellow|entry=Tough scales cover the sturdy body of this Pokémon. It appears that the scales grow in cycles.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=II|reg1=Johto|num1=097}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Gold|entry=Its body is covered with needle-like scales. It never shows signs of shrinking from any attack.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Silver|entry=It uses its scaly rugged body to seal the entrance of its nest and protect its young from predators.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=III|reg1=Hoenn|reg2=Kanto|num2=031}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Ruby|v2=Sapphire|t=FFF|t2=FFF|entry=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.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Emerald|t=FFF|entry=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.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=IV|reg1=Sinnoh|reg2=Johto|num2=097}}
{{Dex/Entry3|v=Diamond|v2=Pearl|v3=Platinum|entry=Its entire body is armored with hard scales. It will protect the young in its burrow with its life.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=HeartGold|entry=Its body is covered with needle-like scales. It never shows signs of shrinking from any attack.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=V|reg1=Unova}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black|v2=White|t=FFF|entry=Its entire body is armored with hard scales. It will protect the young in its burrow with its life.}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black 2|v2=White 2|t=FFF|entry=Its entire body is armored with hard scales. It will protect the young in its burrow with its life.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=VI|reg1=Kalos|num1=106|label1=Coastal|reg2=Hoenn}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=X|t=FFF|entry=It uses its scaly, rugged body to seal the entrance of its nest and protect its young from predators.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Y|entry=The body is covered by stiff, needle-like scales. If it becomes excited, the needles bristle outwards.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=VII|reg1=Alola|reg2=Kanto|num2=031}}
{{Template:Dex/NE|[[Pokémon Sun and Moon|Sun, Moon]], [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon]]}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Let's Go Pikachu|v2=Let's Go Eevee|entry=Tough scales cover the sturdy body of this Pokémon. It appears that the scales grow in cycles.}}
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{{Availability/Entry2/None|v=Sun|v2=Moon|area=[[Pokémon Bank]]}}
{{Availability/Entry2/None|v=Ultra Sun|v2=Ultra Moon|area=[[Pokémon Bank]]}}
{{Availability/Entry2|v=Let's Go Pikachu|v2=Let's Go Eevee|area=[[Route]]s {{rtn|23|Kanto}}}}
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====In events====
{{eventAvail/h|Region|type=Poison|type2=Ground}}
{{eventAvail|{{gameabbrev6|ORAS}}|Pokémon Center Occupation Plan Giovanni's Nidoqueen|Allall|Japan|41|October 1 to November 11, 2016|link=List of local event Pokémon distributions in Generation VI#Giovanni's Nidoqueen}}
{{eventAvail|{{gameabbrev7|SMUSUM}}|Hirofumi Kimura's Nidoqueen|all|Japan|50|June 8 to 9, 2019|link=List of local event Pokémon distributions in Generation VI#Hirofumi Kimura's Nidoqueen}}
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===Held items===
{{HeldItems|type=poisonPoison|type2=groundGround
|rby1=Bitter Berry|rby1type=None|rby1rar=100|rby1image=no
|event1=Life Orb|event1type=None|event1rar=100|rby1image=no
}}
 
|Speed= 76
|type=Poison
|type2=Ground }}
 
=====Generation VI onward=====
|Speed= 76
|type=Poison
|type2=Ground }}
 
====Pokéathlon stats====
|defense=174
|fast={{m|Poison Jab}}, {{m|Bite}}
|special={{m|Earthquake}}, {{m|Sludge Wave}}, {{m|Stone Edge}}, {{m|Earth Power}}
}}
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==Trivia==
[[File:Baby Nidoqueen and Baby Rhyhorn.png|thumb|right|Baby Nidoqueen and Rhyhorn in the anime]]
* Despite its pre-evolutionevolved form {{p|Nidoran♀}} and Nidoqueen's male counterpart {{p|Nidoking}} being able to breed, Nidoqueen and its pre-evolutionevolved form {{p|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 {{egg2|Undiscovered}}, Nidoqueen was shown to be capable of breeding in the anime special ''[[Mewtwo Returns]]'', when a [[Cloning|cloned]] Nidoqueen and a cloned {{p|Rhyhorn}} produced Eggs containing both baby Rhyhorn and ''baby Nidoqueen'' (not baby {{p|Nidoran♀}}).
|zh_yue=尼美后 ''Nèihméihhauh''|zh_yuemeaning=A portmanteau of 尼美, the common prefix of the names of this Pokémon's evolutionary line, and {{tt|后 ''hauh''|queen}}
|zh_cmn=尼多后 ''Níduōhòu''|zh_cmnmeaning= A portmanteau of 尼多, the common prefix of the names of this Pokémon's evolutionary line, and {{tt|后 ''hòu''|queen}}
|he=נידוקווין ''Nidoqueen''|hemeaning=Transcription of Japanese name
|hi=नीदोक़ुईन ''Nidoqueen''|himeaning=Transcription of Japanese name
|lt=Nidokvyna|ltmeaning=From English name
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