Nidoqueen Weakness Pokemon GO: Best Counter Choices

Nidoqueen's weakness in Pokemon GO mirrors that of its male counterpart, Nidoking.
Nidoqueen's weakness in Pokemon GO mirrors that of its male counterpart, Nidoking. | Niantic Labs

Nidoqueen's weakness in Pokemon GO mirrors that of its male counterpart, Nidoking.

Nidoqueen and Nidoking are among the most interesting Pokemon available in the Kanto region. They are essentially the heralds of the sexual dimorphism feature implemented within the main series games in Generation IV. Nidoqueen and Nidoking both evolve from Nidoran, marked male or female in their title card. Female Nidoran is blue with softer spikes while male Nidoran is purple. It may not surprise veteran trainers that their evolve weaknesses often overlap.

Nidoqueen Weakness Pokemon GO

Nidoqueen is a compound poison and ground-type with a CP ceiling of 2488. Its attack stat is 180, defense is 173, and stamina is 207. When powered up appropriately, it can have a hit point total of 175. Originally, Nidoqueen was one of the better choices for gym defense. Its best moveset includes the quick move Poison Jab and the charged move Earthquake.

Nidoqueen is strongest against fighting, bug, rock, and fairy-types—though it still packs a punch against electric and other poison-types. It's weakest against water, ground, ice, and psychic-types. Therefore, trainers should choose a counter within any of those types in battle.

The best counter choices against Nidoqueen are Mewtwo with Confusion and Return and Gyardos with Waterfall and Aqua Tail. If trainers are lacking either of these, Galarian Rapidash with Psycho Cut and Psychic, Zen Darmanitan with Incinerate and Psychic, and the ghastly standby, Gengar, do fine. Trainers should be aware that Gengar needs to have the charged move Psychic to reach its full potential here.

Nidoqueen hails from the Kanto region with a PokeDex number of 31. It is best known for its pale blue coloring and extremely durable scales. "It is adept at sending foes flying with harsh tackles," according to its description, and fights more aggressively when defending its young.