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 4′03″ (1.3 m)
Weight 132.3 lbs (60.0 kg)
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)

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.

Moves learned by Nidoqueen

Moves learnt by level up

Nidoqueen learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Double KickFighting 30 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1SuperpowerFighting 120 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
23Chip AwayNormal 70 100
35Body SlamNormal 85 100
43Earth PowerGround 90 100
58SuperpowerFighting 120 100

Egg moves

Nidoqueen learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Nidoqueen egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Beat UpDark 100
CharmFairy 100
Chip AwayNormal 70 100
CounterFighting 100
DisableNormal 100
EndureNormal
Focus EnergyNormal
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Poison TailPoison 50 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Skull BashNormal 130 100
SupersonicNormal 55
Take DownNormal 90 85
Venom DrenchPoison 100

Move Tutor moves

Nidoqueen can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Nidoqueen. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BiteDark 60 100 Level up
CaptivateNormal 100 Level up
CrunchDark 80 100 Level up
FlatterDark 100 Level up
Fury SwipesNormal 18 80 Level up
GrowlNormal 100 Level up
Helping HandNormal Level up
Poison FangPoison 50 100 Level up
Toxic SpikesPoison Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Nidoqueen is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
34Sludge WavePoison 95 100
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
60QuashDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
82Dragon TailDragon 60 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Nidoqueen can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
TackleNormal 40 100 Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
FissureGround Generation 1 — TM
Horn DrillNormal Generation 1 — TM
Pay DayNormal 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFighting 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

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:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HeadbuttNormal 70 100
2TauntDark 100
3Helping HandNormal
5RestPsychic
7ProtectNormal
8SubstituteNormal
9ReflectPsychic
10DigGround 80 100
12FacadeNormal 70 100
13Brick BreakFighting 75 100
15Seismic TossFighting 100
17Dragon TailDragon 60 90
19Iron TailSteel 100 75
22Rock SlideRock 75 90
23Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
26Poison JabPoison 80 100
27ToxicPoison 90
31Fire PunchFire 75 100
34Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
35Ice PunchIce 75 100
36ThunderboltElectric 90 100
37FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38ThunderElectric 110 70
39OutrageDragon 120 100
41EarthquakeGround 100 100
43Shadow BallGhost 80 100
46Fire BlastFire 110 85
47SurfWater 90 100
48Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
49SuperpowerFighting 120 100
51BlizzardIce 110 70
52Sludge BombPoison 90 100
55Ice BeamIce 90 100
56Stealth RockRock
57Pay DayNormal 40 100
58Drill RunGround 80 95

Nidoqueen sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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

Other languages

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

Name origin

nidoru
Japanese for ‘needle’
queen
female royalty