Competitive Information for Nidoqueen [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Nidoqueen nidoqueen
Base Stats for Nidoqueen

Poison / Ground

Abilities:
Poison PointPoison Point: 30% chance a Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon will be poisoned.
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RivalryRivalry: This Pokemon's attacks do 1.25x on same gender targets; 0.75x on opposite gender.
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Sheer ForceSheer Force: This Pokemon's attacks with secondary effects have 1.3x power; nullifies the effects.


Evolutions / Family:
Nidoran-F
Nidorina
Nidoqueen

Weakness Chart for Poison/Ground-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
0x
0.5x
  
  
  
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
2x
  
0.25x
2x
0.5x
  
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Nidoqueen? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Nidoqueen in Pokemon Black/White:

HeatranVictiniNinetalesCresseliaStarmieSeismitoadHippowdonShuckleJolteonHonchkrow


Nidoqueen is pretty popular Poison and Ground-typed Pokemon. It's a not-uncommon sight to see Nidoqueen out in the 5th generation battlefield. Nidoqueen is weak to Ground, Ice, Psychic, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Nidoqueen
Item: Black Sludge
Ability: Sheer Force
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Fire Blast
- Dragon Tail
- Taunt
- Toxic Spikes

Physical Wall Nidoqueen (Popular/Trending)

Nidoqueen is pretty popular Physical Wall. It's primary goal is to take a hefty amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. With Sheer Force, Nidoqueen's attacks with secondary effects have 1.3x power; nullifies the effects.

Fire Blast is a special 120-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Dragon Tail is a physical 60-base power Dragon-type move (forces the target to switch to a random ally).
Taunt is a status move (target can't use status moves its next 3 turns).
Toxic Spikes is a status move (poisons grounded foes on switch-in. max 2 layers).




Species: Nidoqueen
Item: Black Sludge
Ability: Sheer Force
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 152 Def / 12 SpA / 92 SpD
Moveset:
- Fire Blast
- Thunder
- Earth Power
- Toxic Spikes

Double Wall Nidoqueen (Popular/Trending)

Nidoqueen is an extraordinary Double Wall. It is meant to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. With Sheer Force, Nidoqueen's attacks with secondary effects have 1.3x power; nullifies the effects.

Fire Blast is a special 120-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Thunder is a special 120-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze. can't miss in rain).
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Toxic Spikes is a status move (poisons grounded foes on switch-in. max 2 layers).




Species: Nidoqueen
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Poison Point
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Double-Edge
- Outrage
- Poison Jab

Physical Sweeper Nidoqueen (Poison Point)

Nidoqueen is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Nidoqueen's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Poison Point, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Nidoqueen will be poisoned.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Nidoqueen afterwards).
Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).




Species: Nidoqueen
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Poison Point
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Earth Power
- Flamethrower
- Ice Beam

Special Sweeper Nidoqueen (Poison Point)

Nidoqueen is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Nidoqueen's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Poison Point, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Nidoqueen will be poisoned.

Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Flamethrower is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).




Species: Nidoqueen
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk
Moveset:
- Dragon Tail
- Brick Break
- Crunch
- Fire Punch

Nidoqueen Physical Tank (Queen Of Nido)

Nidoqueen is an awesome Physical Tank. It's primary goal is to take a substantial amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Life Orb boosts the power of Nidoqueen's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sheer Force, Nidoqueen's attacks with secondary effects have 1.3x power; nullifies the effects.

Dragon Tail is a physical 60-base power Dragon-type move (forces the target to switch to a random ally).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).




Species: Nidoqueen
Item: Black Sludge
Ability: Sheer Force
Nature: Naughty (+Atk, -SpD)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dragon Tail / Rock Slide
- Aqua Tail
- Crunch
- Earthquake / Beat Up

Nidoqueen Physical Sweeper (Queen Of Hearts)

Nidoqueen is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Sheer Force, Nidoqueen's attacks with secondary effects have 1.3x power; nullifies the effects.

Dragon Tail is a physical 60-base power Dragon-type move (forces the target to switch to a random ally).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Aqua Tail is a physical 90-base power Water-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Beat Up is a physical 0-base power Dark-type move (all healthy allies aid in damaging the target).




Species: Nidoqueen
Item: Black Sludge
Ability: Poison Point
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 140 Hp / 164 Def / 204 SpA
Moveset:
- Stealth Rock
- Ice Beam
- Flamethrower
- Roar

Nidoqueen Special Tank (Everyday I)

Nidoqueen is a fabulous Special Tank. It is meant to take a considerable amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. With Poison Point, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Nidoqueen will be poisoned.

Stealth Rock is a status move (hurts foes on switch-in. factors rock weakness).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Flamethrower is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Roar is a status move (forces the target to switch to a random ally).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Nidoqueen? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Nidoqueen in Pokemon Black/White:

HeatranVictiniNinetalesCresseliaStarmieSeismitoadHippowdonShuckleJolteonHonchkrow


Species: Nidoqueen
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Poison Point
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Rock Slide
- Double-Edge
- Poison Jab

Doubles Physical Sweeper Nidoqueen (Poison Point)

Nidoqueen is a decent Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Nidoqueen's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Poison Point, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Nidoqueen will be poisoned.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Bulldoze is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).




Species: Nidoqueen
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Poison Point
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Surf
- Earth Power
- Icy Wind

Doubles Special Sweeper Nidoqueen (Poison Point)

Nidoqueen is a decent Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Nidoqueen's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Poison Point, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Nidoqueen will be poisoned.

Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Surf is a special 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Nidoqueen learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Dragon Pulse
90
100%
10
No additional effect.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Incinerate
30
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Beat Up
--
100%
10
All healthy allies aid in damaging the target.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Chip Away
70
100%
20
Ignores the target's stat stage changes.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double Kick
30
100%
30
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Dragon Tail
60
90%
10
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
20
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Poison Fang
50
100%
15
30% chance to badly poison the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Poison Tail
50
100%
25
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Smack Down
50
100%
15
Removes the target's Ground immunity.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Sucker Punch
80
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Super Fang
--
90%
10
Does damage equal to 1/2 target's current HP.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Disable
--
100%
20
For 4 turns, disables the target's last move used.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flatter
--
100%
15
Raises the target's Sp. Atk by 1 and confuses it.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quash
--
100%
15
Forces the target to move last this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Toxic Spikes
--
--
20
Poisons grounded foes on switch-in. Max 2 layers.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Nidoqueen can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Nidoqueen

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