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 Best moveset for Nidoqueen

The best moves for Nidoqueen are Poison Jab and Earthquake when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.


  Poison Jab 15 dps
  Earthquake 46.7 dps


  Poison Jab 15 dps
  Earth Power 33.3 dps

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 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Bite 6 8 12
 Poison Jab 10 8.8 15
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Earthquake 140 -27.8 46.7
 Stone Edge 100 -43.5 43.5
 Sludge Wave 110 -31.3 41.3
 Earth Power 100 -13.9 33.3
 Poison Fang 35 -19.4 24.7
 Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
 Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The moves highlighted in green benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus, and deal 20% more damage.


Nidoqueen is a large, bipedal blue mammalian 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.

Evolution family

Nidoqueen is part of a three-member family.

Regular Version


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Shiny Version



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  • Nidoqueen was released along with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.Shiny_Pokemon_icon
  • Shiny form of Nidoqueen was released at the start of Female Day on October 11th, 2018.Icon_Shadow_Pokemon
  •  Shadow form of Nidoqueen was released at the start of Team GO Rocket Event on July 10th, 2020.
    • Shiny form of Shadow Nidoqueen was released at the start of A Looming Shaodw Returns! on November 9th, 2021.
Method Maximum CP Details

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In wild since 2016 Jul 6Increased spawns in:
Pokémon Day 2020: Feb 25 – Mar 2
Female Day: 2018 Oct 11 – 12
Raid Battles

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Tier 3 CP 16,042Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
1,066 Field Research:
Make 3 new friends: Friend Fest


Pokemon Nidokwin – Pokemon 1st generation at number 31 in Pokedex… He lives in Kanto region and belongs to the poisonous and earthy type of Pokémon. This is the ultimate evolutionary stage of the female Pokémon Nidoran.

The drill Pokémon’s body is covered in extremely hard scales. This Pokémon scatters enemies with sharp jolts. She is at her strongest when she is protecting her cubs.

Parameters and characteristics of Pokemon Nidokwin

Max PC 2812
Attack 180
Defense 173
Stamina 207

How to find and catch Pokémon Nidokwin?

You can meet Pokémon Nidoqueen in parks and wetlands. There is a chance to catch him near overgrown lakes, in industrial areas and near factories.

Pokemon Nidoqueen very rarely appears on the map. The possible way to get it is Evolve Pokemon Nidorina or catch at the event. Can sometimes be found in raids and field research.


  • Normally, evolved stages of Pokémon cannot be shiny at the encounter screen, but Nidoqueen might be during Female Day.
  • Nidoqueen is now a Tier 3 Raid Boss. However, it was once a category 4.

 What counters Nidoqueen?

Nidoqueen is a Poison/Ground type Pokémon, which makes it weak against GroundWaterPsychic and Ice moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Nidoqueen are:

  • Calyrex (Shadow Rider),
  • Mewtwo,
  • Hoopa (Unbound),
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Zen),
  • Deoxys (Attack).