Nidoqueen

Nidoqueen is a Poison/Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Drill Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 031
Type Poison Ground
Species Drill Pokémon
Height 1.3 m (4′03″)
Weight 60.0 kg (132.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Poison Point
2. Rivalry
Sheer Force (hidden ability)
Local № 031 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
097 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
031 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
097 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
106 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
031 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
067 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 3 HP
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 227
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 0% male, 100% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 90
290 384
Attack 92
170 311
Defense 87
161 300
Sp. Atk 75
139 273
Sp. Def 85
157 295
Speed 76
141 276
Total 505 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Nidoqueen.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (use Moon Stone)

Nidoqueen changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Its hard scales provide strong protection. It uses its hefty bulk to execute powerful moves.
Yellow Tough scales cover the sturdy body of this POKéMON. It appears that the scales grow in cycles.
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.
Ruby
Sapphire
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.
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.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Its entire body is armored with hard scales. It will protect the young in its burrow with its life.
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.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Its entire body is armored with hard scales. It will protect the young in its burrow with its life.
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, needlelike scales. If it becomes excited, the needles bristle outwards.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Tough scales cover the sturdy body of this Pokémon. It appears that the scales grow in cycles.
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.

Moves learned by Nidoqueen

Moves learnt by level up

Nidoqueen learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1CrunchDark 80 100
1Double KickFighting 30 100
1Earth PowerGround 90 100
1FlatterDark 100
1Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
1GrowlNormal 100
1Helping HandNormal
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1SuperpowerFighting 120 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1ToxicPoison 90
1Toxic SpikesPoison

Moves learnt on evolution

Nidoqueen learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SuperpowerFighting 120 100

Egg moves

Nidoqueen does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Nidoqueen can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Scorching SandsGround 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Nidoqueen is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Nidoqueen is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Nidoqueen learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Body SlamNormal 85 100
1CounterFighting 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1SupersonicNormal 55
1Tail WhipNormal 100
55SuperpowerFighting 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Nidoqueen learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormal 85 100

Moves learnt by TM

Nidoqueen is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Nidoqueen sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Nidoqueen  sprite from Red & Blue Nidoqueen  sprite from Silver Nidoqueen  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Nidoqueen  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Nidoqueen  sprite from Black & White Nidoqueen  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Nidoqueen Shiny sprite from Silver Nidoqueen Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Nidoqueen Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Nidoqueen Shiny sprite from Black & White Nidoqueen Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Nidoqueen

Red
Blue
Yellow
Evolve Nidoran♀/Nidorina
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Nidoran♀/Nidorina
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Nidoran♀/Nidorina
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Nidoran♀/Nidorina
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Nidoran♀/Nidorina
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Evolve Nidoran♀/Nidorina
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 23
Sword
Shield
Evolve Nidoran♀/Nidorina

Other languages

English Nidoqueen
Japanese ニドクイン (Nidoqueen)
German Nidoqueen
French Nidoqueen

Name origin

nidoru
Japanese for ‘needle’
queen
female royalty