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Nidoqueen (Pokémon)

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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 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. 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 made her main series debut in ''[[EP093|Navel Maneuvers]]'', under the ownership of [[Navel Island]] [[Gym Leader]] [[Danny]]. She 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 shethe 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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===Held items===
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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♀}}).
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