031 Nidoqueen

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    89.2
  • Main moves:
    Poison Jab, Poison Fang, Earth Power
  • Type
    POISON
    GROUND
  • Level:
    21-24.5
  • Rank:
    Lvl 23 0/15/12CP 1499
  • Buddy Distance:
    3km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    117.7
  • Defense:
    116.5
  • Stamina:
    139
  • Overall:
    1908

Sprites

Type Generation 1Generation 2Generation 3Generation 4Generation 5Generation 6Generation 7Generation 8Generation 9
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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Flexible
    Can hit a wide variety of types.
  • + Dynamic
    Performs well with energy and has fluid, dynamic matchups.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • + Defensive
    Resists attacks from a wide variety of types.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Poison Jab 3.5 4.2 2 General
2 Fast Bite 2 4 1 Heavy Damage
3 Charged Poison Fang 100% chance -1 Def opponent 35 48 1.37 5 - 5 - 5 Debuff Spam/Bait
4 Charged Earth Power 10% chance -1 Def opponent 55 108 1.96 8 - 8 - 8 High Energy Debuff
5 Charged Stone Edge 55 100 1.82 8 - 8 - 8 Coverage Nuke
6 Charged Sludge Wave 65 132 2.03 10 - 9 - 9 Nuke
7 Charged Earthquake 65 144 2.22 10 - 9 - 9 Nuke
Weaknesses
ground
x1.6
ice
x1.6
psychic
x1.6
water
x1.6
Resistances
poison
x0.39
electric
x0.39
rock
x0.625
fighting
x0.625
fairy
x0.625
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Nidoqueen is a Poison & Ground Pokémon which evolves from Nidorina. It is vulnerable to Ground, Water, Psychic and Ice moves. Nidoqueen's strongest moveset is Poison Jab & Earthquake and it has a Max CP of 2,488.

About

"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."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

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.

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