Nidoqueen Raid Boss

Nidoqueen Raid Boss
Nidoqueen Raid Boss

Nidoqueen is a Tier 4 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with Boss CP of 25364 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 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.

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Nidoqueen Raid Counters

Nidoqueen
Weakness To: Boosted By:
Water Psychic Ice Ground Cloudy Sunny
Nidoqueen Counters
Kyogre
  • Waterfall Water
  • Hydro Pump Water
Mewtwo
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Psychic Psychic
Mamoswine
  • Powder Snow Ice
  • Avalanche Ice
Feraligatr
  • Waterfall Water
  • Hydro Cannon Water
Groudon
  • Mud Shot Ground
  • Earthquake Ground
Gyarados
  • Waterfall Water
  • Hydro Pump Water
Swampert
  • Water Gun Water
  • Surf Water
Palkia
  • Dragon Breath Dragon
  • Hydro Pump Water
Lugia
  • Extrasensory Psychic
  • Future Sight Psychic
Metagross
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Meteor Mash Steel
Latios
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Psychic Psychic
Espeon
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Future Sight Psychic
Alakazam
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Psychic Psychic
Weavile
  • Ice Shard Ice
  • Avalanche Ice
Empoleon
  • Watefall Water
  • Blizzard Ice
Vaporeon
  • Water Gun Water
  • Hydro Pump Water

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:

  • 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
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