Nidoqueen Raid Counters Guide

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Nidoqueen is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with Boss CP of 16042 and Max Capture CP of 1421 (Level 20, perfect IV score) or 1777 (Level 25, weather boosted perfect IV score). This page details best Nidoqueen Raid Counters and guides you between her angry Bites.

Nidoqueen is soloable for the prepared trained, but for newer players she may require at least 2-3 Trainers in order to take her down. Nidoqueen is a Poison Ground type, with weaknesses to Water, Psychic, Ice and Ground moves. Nidoqueen has no double weaknesses.

Nidoqueen Raid Counters

Shadows won’t be listed as they are incredibly expensive to power up, but if you have any of the listed Pokémon as shadows without Frustration, you should use them instead.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 83.10s 2.00
2. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 92.14s 1.90
3. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Psystrike Psychic 97.65s 2.40
4. Slowbro (Mega) Water Gun Water Psychic Psychic 108.53s 2.00
5. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Psychic Psychic 103.69s 3.10
6. Hoopa (Unbound) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 105.34s 3.20
7. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice 107.89s 3.10
8. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 124.20s 1.80
9. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 119.25s 2.90
10. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 133.51s 0.83
11. Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 125.35s 2.80
12. Hoopa (Confined) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 122.13s 3.30
13. Metagross Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 129.04s 2.56
14. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 130.89s 2.00
15. Latios Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 125.21s 3.20

For more budget counters, similarly to Nidoking, Nidoqueen can be countered with several weaker options and we believe this will often be the case. Without further ado:

  • Blastoise with Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
  • Rhyperior with Mud Slap / Surf
  • Gallade with Confusion / Psychic
  • Salamence with Dragon Tail / Hydro Pump
  • Jynx with Frost Breath / Avalanche
  • Omastar with Water Gun / Hydro Pump

Nidoqueen Overview

Nidoqueen PoisonGround
Max CP at Level 40 2488 | Max CP at Level 50 2812
ATK 180 DEF 173 HP 207
Weak To: Strong Against:
Ice Ground Psychic Water Electric Poison Bug Fairy Fighting Rock

Nidoqueen Move Sets

Nidoqueen has access to this set of moves as a raid boss:

Fast Moves Charge Moves
Poison Jab Poison Earthquake Ground
Bite Dark Sludge Wave Poison
Earth Power Ground
Poison Fang Poison
Stone Edge Rock

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.

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