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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 2 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 3.5 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 3.5 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

60.00 kg Weight
1.30 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 2,812
Level 40: 2,488
Level 25: 1,777 (Raid + Weather)
Level 20: 1,421 (Raid)
Level 15: 1,066 (Research Tasks)
ATK 180
DEF 173
STA 207

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Poison Jab and Bite are similar in a vacuum, but Poison Jab has type synergy with Sludge Wave.

  • Sludge Wave is Nidoqueen’s best charge move. It has limited but unique Poison-type coverage with STAB.

  • Poison Fang doesn't deal enough damage to be useful for PvE offense. 

  • Earth Power performs better than Earthquake, but doesn’t pair well with Nidoqueen’s fast moves even STAB.

  • Without STAB, Stone Edge is poor on offense.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Poison Jab has double the power of Bite when factoring in STAB.

  • Poison Fang can be used frequently as a 3-bar move, but isn't particularly strong. 

  • Stone Edge is superior for its early damage window.

  • Earth Power is decent as a 2-bar option, but it has a late damage window. 

  • Sludge Wave and Earthquake, though both have STAB, are easily resisted or reacted to.

PVE Overview

Nidoqueen is the defensive half of the Nido-royalty. Unfortunately, Nidoqueen’s stats aren’t very defensive, and weaknesses to the common Psychic and Water types only hurt. There’s little point to using Nidoqueen on offense when Nidoking has the same optimal movesets and 24 more points of Atk.

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
B

PvP Moveset Explanation

Poison Jab + Earth Power and Poison Fang

Poison Jab is the fast move of choice due to STAB and much higher energy gains. Bite deals strong Dark-type damage, but lacks STAB and energy gains. 

Poison Fang is all but mandatory on Nidoqueen, functioning as both a strong bait move and a powerful spammy option in its own right. Earth Power helps Nidoqueen access a Ground-type charge move sooner, while Stone Edge provides wide coverage. Since both Earth Power and Stone Edge cost the same energy, Nidoqueen doesn't need to shield bait. Sludge Wave or Earthquake could be chosen as harder-hitting options, but the cost of 10 more energy risks Nidoqueen fainting before being able to use them.

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 3.5 / 5

Poison Fang completely changed Nidoqueen, taking it from a meme-y spice pick to an incredibly relevant one. It has a number of relevant wins with only Poison Jab + Poison Fang, and it has Earth Power to take on some of the format's powerful Steel-types. The Shadow version is preferred over the normal version due to an improved matchup against Azumarill and Galarian Stunfisk, among other things. However, if you don't have a Shadow ready, the normal is a perfectly serviceable option.

Ultra League: 3.5 / 5

Normal Nidoqueen outperforms its Shadow sister in Ultra League. While you won't see it much in Open Ultra due to the overwhelming prevalence of Giratina and Cresselia, it has a fair bit of play in the Premier format! Not only is it a fantastic anti-Charm option, it also has a lot of play against some Fighting- and Grass-types running around the format!

Master League: 1 / 5

For what it's worth, Nidoqueen does have a niche of being one of the best counters to Zacian in the game thanks to its rare combination of resistances to Play Rough, Close Combat, and Wild Charge. It can also taken on Togekiss, and access to Stone Edge and Earth Power lets it threaten Ho-Oh and Dialga. These are all awesome qualities, but Nidoqueen's stats are too low for it to be more than a spice pick.

Fast Moves

6
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Dark

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
8.00
12.00
15.00
10
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Poison

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.80
0.60
8.75
12.50
15.63

Charge Moves

140
More Info

Ground

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.80
0.00
1.40
38.89
48.61
54.44
110
More Info

Poison

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.20
1.00
0.00
1.10
34.38
42.97
37.81
100
More Info

Rock

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.30
1.40
0.00
1.00
43.48
54.35
43.48
100
More Info

Ground

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.70
0.00
2.00
27.78
34.72
55.56
35
More Info

Poison

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.70
0.50
0.00
1.06
20.59
25.74
21.84

Purified Charge Moves

35
More Info

Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
0.70
0.25
0.00
1.06
50.00
62.50
53.03

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 50
Stardust 50,000

Purification Cost

Candy 3
Stardust 3000

Other

Female Ratio 100.0 %
Male Ratio 0.0 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate12.5 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Ground Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Poison Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013035
2001.56272
200294110
2002.5126147
4003158185
4003.5190222
4004222260
4004.5254298
6005286335
6005.5319373
6006351410
6006.5383448
8007415485
8007.5447523
8008479560
8008.5511598
10009543636
10009.5575673
100010608711
100010.5638746
130011668782
130011.5699817
130012729853
130012.5759888
160013790924
160013.5820959
160014851995
160014.58811030
1900159111066
190015.59421101
1900169721137
190016.510021173
22001710331208
220017.510631244
22001810941279
220018.511241315
25001911541350
250019.511851386
25002012151421
250020.512461457
30002112761492
300021.513061528
30002213371563
300022.513671599
35002313981635
350023.514281670
35002414581706
350024.514891741
40002515191777
400025.515501812
40002615801848
400026.516101883
45002716411919
450027.516711955
45002817021990
450028.517322026
50002917622061
500029.517932097
50003018232132
500030.518382150
60003118542168
600031.518692186
60003218842203
600032.518992221
70003319142239
700033.519302257
70003419452274
700034.519602292
80003519752310
800035.519902328
80003620052346
800036.520212363
90003720362381
900037.520512399
90003820662417
900038.520812434
100003920972452
1000039.521122470
100004021272488
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