Shadow Nidoqueen

Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow NidoqueenPoison Ground Shiny Pokémon icon

Shadow Nidoqueen has a Max CP of 2812 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Cloudy and Sunny weather, and it was originally found in the Kanto region. Shiny Shadow Nidoqueen is available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Nidoqueen is a Poison and Ground-type Pokémon. Shadow Nidoqueen is weak to Ground, Ice, Psychic, and Water-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Rock, Electric, and Poison-type moves.

Stats

Max CP2812 CP
Attack180 ATK
Defense173 DEF
Stamina207 STA
Weather Boost
  • cloudyCloudy
  • sunnySunny
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedShadow Nidoqueen can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#31
Height1.3 m
Weight60 kg
RegionKanto Generation 1
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate12.5%
Base Flee Rate5%
Catch rewards
10 Candy
500 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy

Shadow Nidoqueen type chart

Takes increased damage
GroundGround160.0%
IceIce160.0%
PsychicPsychic160.0%
WaterWater160.0%
Takes decreased damage
ElectricElectric39.1%
PoisonPoison39.1%
BugBug62.5%
FairyFairy62.5%
FightingFighting62.5%
RockRock62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Shadow Nidoqueen's best moves and move sets

Moves

Shadow Nidoqueen's best Pokémon GO moveset is Poison Jab and Earth Power, with 14.22 DPS (damage per second) and 343.1 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Cloudy and Sunny weather.

Best Shadow Nidoqueen moves
DPS14.22
TDO343.11
Score27.0
Weather Boost
  • cloudy
  • sunny
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Nidoqueen with its best moveset, we recommend to use Poison Jab/Earthquake. You will lose around 1.2% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Nidoqueen's strongest moveset (Poison Jab/Earth Power).

Shadow Nidoqueen moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Nidoqueen's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Nidoqueen's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.PoisonPoison Jab GroundEarth Power 14.22343.127.0
      2.PoisonPoison Jab GroundEarthquake 14.04339.026.7
      3.DarkBite GroundEarth Power 13.53326.525.7
      4.DarkBite GroundEarthquake 13.12316.725.0
      5.PoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Wave 13.02314.324.8
      6.PoisonPoison Jab RockStone Edge 12.57303.523.9
      7.DarkBite PoisonSludge Wave 12.12292.622.8
      8.PoisonPoison Jab PoisonPoison Fang 11.67281.821.5
      9.DarkBite RockStone Edge 11.64281.121.4
      10.DarkBite PoisonPoison Fang 10.99265.319.5
      11.PoisonPoison Jab NormalFrustration 7.06170.49.4
      12.DarkBite NormalFrustration 6.59159.28.8

      Fast Attacks

      • DarkBite6Damage4Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Bite
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage6
        Energy4
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration0.5s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage4
        Energy2

        Effects
        Bite has no special effects.
        See Bite details page ↗
      • PoisonPoison Jab10Damage7Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Poison Jab
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage10
        Energy7
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration0.8s
        Damage window0.2s - 0.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage7
        Energy7

        Effects
        Poison Jab has no special effects.
        See Poison Jab details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • GroundEarthquake140Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Earthquake
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • PoisonPoison
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • ElectricElectric
        • 62.5%
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 39.1%
          • FlyingFlying
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage140
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration3.6s
        Damage window2.7s - 3.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage110
        Energy65

        Effects
        Earthquake has no special effects.
        See Earthquake details page ↗
      • RockStone Edge100Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Stone Edge
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • BugBug
          • FireFire
          • IceIce
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • GroundGround
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage100
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.3s
        Damage window0.7s - 2.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage100
        Energy55

        Effects
        Stone Edge has no special effects.
        See Stone Edge details page ↗
      • PoisonPoison Fang35Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Poison Fang
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage35
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration1.7s
        Damage window0.9s - 1.4s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage45
        Energy40

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Poison Fang has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Poison Fang details page ↗
      • PoisonSludge Wave110Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Sludge Wave
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage110
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration3.2s
        Damage window2.0s - 3.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage110
        Energy65

        Effects
        Sludge Wave has no special effects.
        See Sludge Wave details page ↗
      • GroundEarth Power100Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Earth Power
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • PoisonPoison
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • ElectricElectric
        • 62.5%
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 39.1%
          • FlyingFlying
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage100
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration3.6s
        Damage window2.7s - 3.4s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage90
        Energy55

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Earth Power has a 10.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Earth Power details page ↗
      • NormalFrustration10Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Frustration
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage10
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.0s
        Damage window1.0s - 1.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage10
        Energy70

        Effects
        Frustration has no special effects.
        See Frustration details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Shadow Nidoqueen has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Nidoqueen Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Shadow Nidoqueen's Max CP is at Level 50. Shadow Nidoqueen Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP2812 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch1013 CP - 1066 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1351 CP - 1421 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids1296 CP - 1421 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • cloudyCloudy
      • sunnySunny
      1620 CP - 1777 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Shadow Nidoqueen Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Shadow Nidoqueen Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      135 CP2110 CP3185 CP
      4260 CP5335 CP6410 CP
      7485 CP8560 CP9636 CP
      10711 CP11782 CP12853 CP
      13924 CP14995 CP151066 CP
      161137 CP171208 CP181279 CP
      191350 CP201421 CP211492 CP
      221563 CP231635 CP241706 CP
      251777 CP261848 CP271919 CP
      281990 CP292061 CP302132 CP
      312168 CP322203 CP332239 CP
      342274 CP352310 CP362346 CP
      372381 CP382417 CP392452 CP
      402488 CP412519 CP422551 CP
      432583 CP442615 CP452648 CP
      462680 CP472713 CP482746 CP
      492779 CP502812 CP

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Nidoqueen

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      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Nidoqueen's Poison and Ground-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Shadow Nidoqueen.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega Venusaur
      GrassPoison
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega Beedrill
      BugPoison
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega Gengar
      GhostPoison
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega Steelix
      SteelGround
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega Swampert
      WaterGround
      Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
      GroundFire
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega Garchomp
      DragonGround
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Shadow Nidoqueen Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Nidoqueen in Pokémon GO is 15.28%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 34.47% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 46.96%.

      CogConfigure
                NormalNiceGreatExcellent
                No Berry
                -15.28%17.36%22.01%26.41%
                Curve24.56%27.68%34.47%40.63%
                Razz BerryRazz Berry
                -22.01%24.87%31.13%36.87%
                Curve34.47%38.50%46.96%54.25%
                Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
                - 25.80%29.05%36.08%42.42%
                Curve39.78%44.20%53.27%60.87%
                Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
                - 33.93%37.91%46.29%53.54%
                Curve50.56%55.52%65.24%72.84%
                InfoMore information

                Catch probability with multiple throws

                In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Shadow Nidoqueen, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

                To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

                Catch rate formula

                Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

                • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
                • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

                There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

                Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

                Catch rate multipliers

                The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

                MultiplierAmount
                Razz Berry1.5
                Silver Pinap Berry1.8
                Golden Razz Berry2.5
                Curveball1.7
                Nice Throw1.15
                Great Throw1.5
                Excellent Throw1.85
                PokéBall1.0
                Premier Ball1.0
                Great Ball1.5
                Ultra Ball2.0
                Bronze medal1.1
                Silver medal1.2
                Gold medal1.3

                List of Shadow Nidoqueen costumes

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                A list of Shadow Nidoqueen costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Shadow Nidoqueen high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

                A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Shadow Nidoqueen. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

                Shadow Nidoqueen Pokédex entries

                Kanto
                VersionsPokédex entry
                Red, BlueIts hard scales provide strong protection. It uses its hefty bulk to execute powerful moves.
                YellowTough scales cover the sturdy body of this POKéMON. It appears that the scales grow in cycles.
                GoldIts body is cover­ ed with needle- like scales. It never shows signs of shrinking from any attack.
                SilverIt uses its scaly, rugged body to seal the entrance of its nest and protect its young from predators.
                CrystalThe hard scales that cover its strong body serve as excellent protection from any attack.
                Ruby, SapphireNIDOQUEEN’s body is encased in extremely hard scales. It is adept at sending foes flying with harsh tackles. This POKéMON is at its strongest when it is defending its young.
                EmeraldIt is adept at sending foes flying with harsh tackles using its tough, scaly body. This POKéMON is at its strongest when it is defending its young.
                FireRedThe body is covered by stiff, needle- like scales. If it becomes excited, the needles bristle outwards.
                LeafGreenIts hard scales provide strong protection. It uses its hefty bulk to execute powerful moves.
                Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2Its entire body is armored with hard scales. It will protect the young in its burrow with its life.
                HeartGoldIts body is covered with needle-like scales. It never shows signs of shrinking from any attack.
                SoulSilverIt uses its scaly, rugged body to seal the entrance of its nest and protect its young from predators.
                XIt uses its scaly, rugged body to seal the entrance of its nest and protect its young from predators.
                YThe body is covered by stiff, needlelike scales. If it becomes excited, the needles bristle outwards.
                Omega RubyNidoqueen’s body is encased in extremely hard scales. It is adept at sending foes flying with harsh tackles. This Pokémon is at its strongest when it is defending its young.
                Alpha SapphireNidoqueen’s body is encased in extremely hard scales. It is adept at sending foes flying with harsh tackles. This Pokémon is at its strongest when it is defending its young.
                Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!Tough scales cover the sturdy body of this Pokémon. It appears that the scales grow in cycles.
                SwordNidoqueen is better at defense than offense. With scales like armor, this Pokémon will shield its children from any kind of attack.
                ShieldIt pacifies offspring by placing them in the gaps between the spines on its back. The spines will never secrete poison while young are present.