Nidoqueen and Nidoking Families from SM9!

The Nidoqueen and Nidoking families have been revealed from SM9 Tag Bolt. Thanks goes to tunu for their translations!

Nidoran F – Psychic – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Call for Family: Search your deck for a Basic Pokémon and put it onto your Bench. Then, shuffle your deck.

[C][C] Scratch: 20 damage.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Nidorina – Psychic – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Nidoran F

[C] Family Rescue: Shuffle 5 [P] Pokemon from your discard pile into your deck.

[C][C] Bite: 30 damage.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Nidoqueen – Psychic – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Nidorina

Ability: Mother Call
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may search your deck for a Pokemon (except Pokemon-GX and Pokemon-EX), reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

[C][C][C] Power Lariat: 10+ damage. This attack does 50 more damage for each Evolution Pokemon on your Bench.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Nidoran M – Psychic – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Peck 10 damage.

[P][C] Horn Attack: 20 damage.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Nidorino – Psychic – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Nidoran M

[C] Peck: 20 damage.

[P][C][C] Horn Drill: 60 damage.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Nidoking – Psychic – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Nidorino

[C][C] Drag Off: Switch 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon with their Active Pokemon. This attack does 50 damage to the new Active Pokemon.

[P][C][C] King Drums: 100+ damage. If Nidoqueen is on your Bench, this attack does 100 more damage.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

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  1. CraYon Aspiring Trainer
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    Tag team GX will make Electrode-GX a feasible option :p
     
  2. Ninetales and nido sounds stronger and more consistent than granbull
     
  3. NeedleKingSR Night March is overrated
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    It is my destiny to make these work.
     
  4. WillyCharizard Aspiring Trainer
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    Nidoqueen + Malamar is enough, you dont need to play Nidoking, 3 malamar and Nidorinas/Nidoqueens on the bench can reach the 200 easily
     
  5. Mcsonic00 Aspiring Trainer
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    Yep, Nidoking is outclassed by Nidoqueen. :[
     
  6. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer
    RiverShock

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    Holy crap. It's been SIX YEARS since we've had both a Nidoking and Nidoqueen in the same set. And 14 since we've had both in the same set share the same type. (Which has only ever happened one other time, two if you count Legendary Collection.)

    Also, I feel old now that I realize Plasma Freeze is more than half a decade old.
     
  7. Kent Freeze Aspiring Trainer
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    Nidoqueen + naganadel + quagsire would be a really fun deck.
     
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  8. Kashvinder Mann Aspiring Trainer
    Kashvinder Mann

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    Holy crap that Nidoqueen is actually really good. Maybe that and Malamar?
     
  9. thembert 121/550
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    More tools for psychic Malamar :)
     
  10. Cybno Aspiring Trainer
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    Ultra Necrozma is better.
     
  11. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
    SquirtleRules

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    Nidoqueen + Mysterious treasure + rare candy = consistent set up and deck thinning. She's treecko plus ...

    She can easily hit for 210 or 260 with Malamars on the bench. For a one prize attacker. Add a CB and she OHKOs 95% of the meta. Whoah.

    Malamar/Nidoqueen ... here it comes.

    Nidoqueen's only downsides are that retreat cost of 3 and she's stage 2.
     
  12. OnGaard Aspiring Trainer
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    I see a potential Team Up starter deck. But honestly Nidoqueen on it's own is good, but both King and Queen could work too. When Nidoqueen doesn't have enough evolutions on the bench to smash, nidoking could come in and do a consistent 200 (230 with choice band)
     
  13. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    L&L GX: The attack does a heckin’ ton of damage, and with 3 Malamar, can keep going forever without fail. The GX attack is stellar, and that’s all there is to it. It’s probably not gonna see play, but I like it anyway.
     
  14. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    Nidoking: King Drums seems good, but can we get Nidoqueen up in time? The answer is no.
    Nidoqueen: On this hand, it’s pretty good. It sets itself up and does reliable damage with only a little effort. I like it.

    And it looks like Nidorina is bustin’ out the extended family, too, huh?
     
  15. Heviin Aspiring Trainer
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    Where's the Nidoran H? They're out there too!
     
  16. KentGardner Aspiring Trainer
    KentGardner

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    What I’ve wondered, since gen 2, when genders were introduced. If you can have a male and female Pikachu then can’t there also be the option to have a male and female Nidorino or nidoqueen? Why is this the only Pokémon to have separate genders each get their own Pokédex number?
     
  17. Gwen Aspiring Trainer
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    Sorry, but I can't stand that artwork, Latios looks just awful :(
     
  18. Heviin Aspiring Trainer
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    I assume they're classified differently because of their sex, kinda like cows and bulls. They look very different from each other and learn different move sets too.
     
  19. elFacho Aspiring Trainer
    elFacho

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    Nope. Tag Team cards are still GX Pokémon.
     
  20. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
    ronangorski

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    Oh yes! I'll update my list then.
    Thanks for this. :3