Nidalee was the first of eight champions to have more than 4 abilities (the others being , , , , , , and ).
Nidalee, , , , and are the only champions to be both and ranged .
melee Nidalee is one of a few champions to have multiple textures in per skin (one for human form and another matching one for cougar).
Nidalee was the first champion to feature a transformation ability (the others being , , and )
Nidalee has four running animations (human run, human brush sprint, cougar run, cougar brush sprint).
was the first ability to feature a static cooldown (was removed in V22.214.171.124).
Nidalee used to have a passive where nearby allied champions gain 5 bonus experience every 5 seconds if Nidalee is .
higher-leveled A maximum-range has the second-highest damage of any single-targeted basic ability in-game (only surpassed by a fully-channeled ) and higher damage than many ultimate abilities.
Nidalee was deemed overpowered/obnoxious in the game mode (2014 edition) and was ultimately disabled in non-custom games.
Ultra Rapid Fire After her visual rework, her feline forms received morphological features from cougars' , like mane, higher shoulders than haunches, long skull & jaws, & occasionally long fangs of bigger relatives and other sabre-toothed cats cat-like .
Peculiarly, her & even & cat forms can roar, like : tigers, lions, jaguars, & leopards.
four biggest cats The game client's shop filters Nidalee as a Support despite her no longer having that tag as a secondary one.
Nidalee is one of the first champions to have one skin for each of the three big anual events of the year - Lunar Revel, Harrowing and Snowdown Showdown. She and received their Warring Kingdoms as their last skin in 2015.
The other one is with her in 2017.
Annie finishes her last skin ( ) in 2013. But her skin were not released during the Snowdown Showdown event.
Given that she's a , it is unknown how Nidalee could've learnt to speak languages fluently; since in real life, feral humans who learn their first language wild child never master such linguistic aspects like phonology, morphology, and syntax.
late in life
Nidalee was released a day later than announced.
Nidalee was rumored to have a special stackable damage over time that could be applied by all her damaging abilities as well as granting her stealth for 2 seconds when leaving brush in cougar form (both effects actually existed and were removed prior to her release)
Nidalee used to have a bug where applied damage (meaning she could kill her teammates if they were low enough).
She might have been inspired by Navee from .
Nidalee's friendship with might stem from both being in tune with the (spirits of the) wild.
Nidalee's rivalry with might stem from territorial hunting disputes.
Nidalee has spent some time with Neeko and they formed a friendship. It's confirmed that Neeko had feelings for Nidalee, but they were unrequited.