Nidoqueen Raid Boss

Nidoqueen Raid Boss

Nidoqueen is a Tier 4 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with Boss CP of 23216 and Max Capture CP of 1336 (Level 20, perfect IV score). This page details best Nidoqueen Raid Counters and guides you between her angry Bites.

Nidoqueen is not soloable and it requires at least 2-3 Trainers in order to take it down. Nidoqueen is a poison ground type, with weaknesses to water, psychic, ice and ground moves. Nidoqueen has no double weaknesses.

Nidoqueen Raid Counters

Pokémon Counters
Nidoqueen
Mewtwo Confusion psychic Psychic psychic
Espeon Confusion psychic Future Sight psychic
Lugia Extrasensory psychic Future Sight psychic
Exeggutor Confusion psychic Psychic psychic
Alakazam Confusion psychic Future Sight psychic
Gyarados Dragon Breath dragon Hydro Pump water
Vaporeon Water Gun water Hydro Pump water
Weakness  ground water psychic ice

Nidoqueen (and Nidoking) counters are generally same, centering around strong psychic and water attackers. Although Nidoqueen has access to Bite dark quick move (SE over Psychic), it doesn’t present enough threat to change any of the counters.

Alakazam will still be a “glass cannon“, but it will get the job done, especially in larger groups. If your group is smaller, be sure to stick with the bulkier options, especially Lugia and Vaporeon.

Unlike Nidoking, Nidoqueen doesn’t have access to Megahorn. In other words, the Queen doesn’t have any moves that can be SE over her counters, making her super easy to raid and defeat.

Nidoqueen has access to following moves:

  • Poison Jab poison (quick)
  • Bite dark (quick)
  • Sludge Wave poison (charged, one bar)
  • Stone Edge rock (charged, one bar)
  • Earthquake ground (charged, one bar)

Additional Nidoqueen Counters

Again, similar to Nidoking, Nidoqueen can be countered with several weaker options and we believe this will often be the case. Without further ado:

  • Jynx with Confusion / Avalanche
  • Omastar with Water Gun / Hydro Pump
  • Starmie (!) with Water Gun / Hydro Pump
  • Piloswine with Ice Shard / Availance
  • Cloyster with Frost Breath / Availance
  • Lapras with Water Gun / Blizzard