Nidoqueen

Type Tier
Poison / Ground UU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
90
383
Atk
82
262
Def
87
272
SpA
75
248
SpD
85
268
Spe
76
250
  • Overused

Overview

Nidoqueen is whatever you want it to be. Really, Nidoqueen is used to fill in gaps in a team, and to be played defensively. Nidoqueen is a great Pokémon with a nice typing, which makes it immune to Electric, 4x resistant to Poison, and 2x resistant to Fighting, Bug, and Rock. Sure, a few of its weaknesses are pretty common, but every Pokemon has weaknesses. Nidoqueen could work in OU, given its immunity to Thunder Wave and Toxic, and its all-around usefulness. You could mix and match the moves above to make it a useful Curse counter. Really, Nidoqueen can fill in almost any role you may need on a team. Nidoqueen's versatility is what makes it so useful and fun to use. Facing one can be annoying though, since it has a large movepool at its disposal and its standard set has excellent type coverage, and several other movesets are possible.

Name Item

Standard

Leftovers
Moveset
~ Earthquake
~ Lovely Kiss
~ Thunder / Thunderbolt
~ Ice Beam / Fire Blast

The two moves are standard, the other slots are just picking what you need on your team and would like to use. Earthquake gives a nice powerful STAB attack. Lovely Kiss lets you sleep those annoying Water-types and what-not. Thunder and Thunderbolt help annoy Starmie and Suicune, and the last move is just a filler for your team.

Other Options

You can pass Reflect to the team. Nidoqueen can utilize Charm for countering Curse users. Counter could be interesting for sending back non-STAB Earthquakes.

Checks and Counters

The most reliable counters can take attacks from both attacking stats without instantly being KOed, such as Suicune and Porygon2. Hypno and Snorlax (to an extent) also work well. While Alakazam isn't particularly defensive, its extremely powerful Psychic can nearly OHKO Nidoqueen. Depending on the moves present in the set, a variety of Pokémon with super effective moves against Nidoqueen or good defensive capabilities might be viable.