Competitive Information for Nidoqueen [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Nidoqueen nidoqueen
Base Stats for Nidoqueen

Poison / Ground


Evolutions / Family:
Nidoran-F
Nidorina
Nidoqueen

Weakness Chart for Poison/Ground-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
2x
  
0x
0.5x
  
  
  
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
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 Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue generation metagame.


Common team mates for Nidoqueen in Pokemon Red/Blue:

TaurosSnorlaxClefableJolteonStarmieKadabraHypnoScytherGyaradosPorygonVenusaurPidgeot


Nidoqueen is pretty popular Poison and Ground-typed Pokemon. It's frequent to see Nidoqueen show up as a Red/Blue opponent. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Nidoqueen is weak to Bug, Ground, Ice, Psychic, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Nidoqueen
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Rock Slide
- Seismic Toss

Physical Sweeper Nidoqueen (Retro)

Nidoqueen is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. From the original 151, few Pokemon could compare to Nidoqueen at the start of the Pokemon metagame. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move that deals a serious amount of damage.
Hyper Beam is a physical 150-base power Normal-type move (can't move next turn if target or sub is not koed).
Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move that deals damage.
Seismic Toss is a physical 1-base power Fighting-type move (damage = Nidoqueen's level. can hit ghost types).




Species: Nidoqueen
Moveset:
- Blizzard / Ice Beam
- Surf / Bubble Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Toxic

Special Sweeper Nidoqueen (Retro)

Nidoqueen is an interesting Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. First generation Pokemon had alot of struggles to deal with. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Blizzard is a special 120-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Surf is a special 95-base power Water-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Bubble Beam is a special 65-base power Water-type move (33% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



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
90%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
33% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
30% chance to burn the target.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Surf
95
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thunder
120
70%
10
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Bite
60
100%
25
10% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Double Kick
30
100%
30
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
No additional effect.
Fissure
--
30%
5
Deals 65535 damage. Fails if target is faster.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Horn Drill
--
30%
5
Deals 65535 damage. Fails if target is faster.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
Can't move next turn if target or sub is not KOed.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Pay Day
40
100%
20
Scatters coins.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
20% chance to poison the target.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
No additional effect.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Seismic Toss
??
100%
20
Damage = user's level. Can hit Ghost types.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Submission
80
80%
25
Has 1/4 recoil.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Reflect
--
--
20
While active, the user's Defense is doubled.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Nidoqueen can perform in Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Nidoqueen

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