Nidorina (Pokémon)

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Nidoran♀ #029: Nidoran♀
Pokémon
#031: Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Nidorina
Poison Pin Pokémon
ニドリーナ
Nidorina
#030
Nidorina



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Poison Point or Rivalry Cacophony
Cacophony
Hustle
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
5397 - 5653 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
Nidorina
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
44.1 lbs. 20.0 kg
Nidorina
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#030
Kanto
#096
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#105
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
117
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
128
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Nidorina
2
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F030.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Nidorina (Japanese: ニドリーナ Nidorina) is a Poison-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Nidoran♀ starting at level 16 and evolves into Nidoqueen when exposed to a Moon Stone.

It is related to the Nidoran♂ line, but unlike Nidoran♀, Nidorina cannot breed.

Biology

Nidorina is a quadruped, light-blue Pokémon with darker blue patches. It has red eyes, large, spiny ears, and has two pointed teeth protruding from its upper jaw. It possesses large poison spikes, which it retracts when with a group and while resting in its burrow. Its paws have three claws each, and it is able to stand on its hind legs. The hind legs are longer and thicker than its forelegs. It has a stubby tail. This is a female only species; the male counterpart is Nidorino.

Nidorina is a gentle Pokémon, known to be a caring mother that chews food for its young. It seems to display close family bonds with others of its kind, and becomes nervous when separated. Nidorina prefers not to fight since its horn grows slowly, but if forced or enraged, it prefers physical attacks such as clawing and biting. It also emits ultrasonic cries to befuddle foes. Nidorina lives in hot savannas and plains.

In the anime

Nidorina in the anime

Major appearances

Emily's Nidoran♀, nicknamed Maria evolved into Nidorina after battling Team Rocket and kissing Ralph's Nidoran♂, nicknamed Tony, in Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?.

Whitney has a Nidorina. She was easily defeated by Ash's Cyndaquil in their Gym Battle in A Goldenrod Opportunity.

Temacu has a Nidorina which was first seen drinking out of a fountain in The Heartbreak of Brock. She is later seen taking a stroll with Temacu's Nidorino.

Minor appearances

A herd of Nidorina were first seen in The Flame Pokémon-athon!.

Nidorina also appeared in the banned episode EP035.

Nidorina also appeared in The Power of One, Celebi: Voice of the Forest, Arceus and the Jewel of Life and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Two Nidorina were seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in A Tent Situation.

A Nidorina was one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Tricks of the Trade.

A Nidorina was seen in the wild in The Legend of Thunder!.

Multiple Nidorina appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

A Nidorina under the ownership of a Pokémon Coordinator appeared in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

A Coordinator's Nidorina appeared briefly in Spontaneous Combusken! participating in the Battle Stage of the Chrysanthemum Contest.

A Trainer's Nidorina appeared in Adventures in Running Errands!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP100 Nidorina Ash's Pokédex Nidorina, the Poison Pin Pokémon. The evolved form of the female Nidoran. It emits supersonic waves from its mouth to confuse its enemies.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Green had a Nidoran♀ in Pokémon Adventures that evolved into a Nidorina some time between the Red, Green & Blue chapter and the round Valiant Venomoth! in the Yellow chapter. It evolved into a Nidoqueen in the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter.

A Nidorina was seen in a Poké Ball at Elm's Laboratory in Off Course with Corsola.

A Nidorina appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the TCG

Main article: Nidorina (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red The female's horn develops slowly. Prefers physical attacks such as clawing and biting.
Blue
Yellow When resting deep in its burrow, its thorns always retract. This is proof that it is relaxed.
Stadium The female is usually docile. However, if it becomes enraged, it will attack wildly with bites and scratches.
Generation II
Gold When feeding its young, it first chews and tenderizes the food, then spits it out for the offspring.
Silver It has a calm and caring nature. Because its horn grows slowly it prefers not to fight.
Crystal It has a docile nature. If it is threatened with attack, it raises the barbs that are all over its body.
Stadium 2 When feeding its young, it first chews and tenderizes the food, then spits it out for the offspring.
Generation III
Ruby When Nidorina are with their friends or family, they keep their barbs tucked away to prevent hurting each other. This Pokémon appears to become nervous if separated from the others.
Sapphire
Emerald When it is with its friends or family, its barbs are tucked away to prevent injury. It appears to become nervous if separated from the others.
FireRed The female has a gentle temperament. It emits ultrasonic cries that have the power to befuddle foes.
LeafGreen The female's horns develop slowly. Prefers physical attacks such as clawing and biting.
Generation IV
Diamond When it senses danger, it raises all the barbs on its body. These barbs grow slower than Nidorino's.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold When feeding its young, it first chews and tenderizes the food, then spits it out for the offspring.
SoulSilver It has a calm and caring nature. Because its horn grows slowly, it prefers not to fight.
Generation V
Black When it senses danger, it raises all the barbs on its body. These barbs grow slower than Nidorino's.
White
Black 2 When it senses danger, it raises all the barbs on its body. These barbs grow slower than Nidorino's.
White 2
Generation VI
X The female has a gentle temperament. It emits ultrasonic cries that have the power to befuddle foes.
Y When feeding its young, it first chews the food into a paste, then spits it out for the offspring.
Omega Ruby When Nidorina are with their friends or family, they keep their barbs tucked away to prevent hurting each other. This Pokémon appears to become nervous if separated from the others.
Alpha Sapphire

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Safari Zone, Rocket Game Corner
Trade Nidorino on Route 11
Blue
Safari Zone
Trade Nidorino on Route 11
Blue (Japan)
Safari Zone
Yellow
Routes 9 and 23, Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 13, 14, and 15
Crystal
Routes 13, 14, and 15MorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed
Safari Zone
Trade Nidorino on Route 11
LeafGreen
Safari Zone
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 221, Valor Lakefront (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Route 221 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 13, 14, 15
Safari ZoneNight
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Nidoran♀
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Nidoran♀
Generation VI
X Y
Route 11
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Nidoran♀
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 58, Endless Level 64, Forever Level 8, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Lapis Cave (4F-8F), Wish Cave (47F-50F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Bristle (4F-9F), Labyrinth Cave (B1-B9)
MD Sky
Mt. Bristle (4F-9F), Labyrinth Cave (B1-B9)
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode C & A)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Shimmering Lake
Rumble U
Model Train Room: All Aboard!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 3
Shuffle
Silbern Museum: Stage 95
Rumble World
Ember Mountains: Shrine of Magic (All Areas), Starlight Islands: Surveillance Dunes (All Areas)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 62
60 - 125 116 - 245
Defense: 67
64 - 130 125 - 256
Sp.Atk: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 56
54 - 118 105 - 232
Total: 365   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 55.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
077 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
099 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
1313 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
2020 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2323 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2828 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3535 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —% 20
3838 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
4343 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5050 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
5858 Poison Fang Poison Physical 05050 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidorina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidorina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM09Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM24Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM36Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM84Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidorina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidorina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
Endure Normal Status —% 10
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
Venom Drench Poison Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidorina in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Nidorina in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidorina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidorina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Nidorina can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Nidorina cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidorina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidorina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidorina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidorina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Tackle Nidorina (Skyridge 83)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin030.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani030.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP030.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Safari
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll bite with my pointed fangs!
26%-50% HP Half my HP's gone now...
1%-25% HP I'm sorry... I don't have the energy to even bite...
Level up I leveled up! My fangs and claws are in top form!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP030.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT030.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Poison
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 70 Raise Max Level.png 0

#049
Shuffle030.png

Opportunist
Attacks can occasionally deal greater damage than usual.


Pokémon GO
GO030.png Base Stamina: 140 Base Attack: 132 Base Defense: 136
Egg Distance: N/A Evolution Requirement: GO Candy.png 100
Fast Attacks: Bite, Poison Sting
Special Attacks: Poison Fang, Dig, Sludge Bomb

Evolution

029Nidoran.png
Unevolved
Nidoran♀
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16
030Nidorina.png
First evolution
Nidorina
 Poison 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
031Nidoqueen.png
Second evolution
Nidoqueen
 Poison  Ground 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 030.png Spr b g1 030.png Spr 1y 030.png Spr b g1 030.png Spr 1g 030.png Spr b g1 030.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 030.png Spr b 2g 030.png Spr 2s 030.png Spr b 2g 030.png Spr 2c 030.png Spr b 2c 030.png
Spr 2g 030 s.png Spr b 2g 030 s.png Spr 2s 030 s.png Spr b 2g 030 s.png Spr 2c 030 s.png Spr b 2g 030 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 030.png Spr b 3r 030.png Spr 3e 030.png Spr b 3r 030.png Spr 3f 030.png Spr b 3r 030.png
Spr 3r 030 s.png Spr b 3r 030 s.png Spr 3e 030 s.png Spr b 3r 030 s.png Spr 3f 030 s.png Spr b 3f 030 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 030.png Spr b 4d 030.png Spr 4d 030.png Spr b 4p 030.png Spr 4h 030.png Spr b 4p 030.png
Spr 4d 030 s.png Spr b 4d 030 s.png Spr 4d 030 s.png Spr b 4p 030 s.png Spr 4h 030 s.png Spr b 4p 030 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 030.png Spr b 5b 030.png Spr 5b 030.png Spr b 5b 030.png
Spr 5b 030 s.png Spr b 5b 030 s.png Spr 5b 030 s.png Spr b 5b 030 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 030.png Spr b 6x 030.png Spr 6x 030.png Spr b 6x 030.png
Spr 6x 030 s.png Spr b 6x 030 s.png Spr 6x 030 s.png Spr b 6x 030 s.png
Front Back Front Back
030MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Nidorina images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Despite its pre-evolution Nidoran♀ and Nidorina's male counterpart Nidorino being able to breed, Nidorina and its evolution Nidoqueen are unable to breed.
    • This also makes Nidorina and Nidoqueen the only two Pokémon that cannot breed even though their pre-evolution can breed.
  • Nidorina's Shiny coloration is similar to Nidorino's regular coloration and vice versa.
  • Nidorina and its pre-evolution share their category with their male counterparts Nidoran♂ and Nidorino. They are all known as the Poison Pin Pokémon.

Origin

Nidorina appears to be based on a porcupine, rabbit, mouse or hamster.

Name origin

Nidorina may be a combination of needle and rhinoceros. Nido may also be based on cnidocyte, a type of venomous cell responsible for the stings delivered by stinging animals, most notably by jellyfish. Alternatively, it may be based on 二 ni (two) or 二度 nido (two times/two degrees), referring to the two distinct evolutionary lines using the name with similar names and traits. Rina likely alludes to its female gender; in some languages, such as Spanish and Italian, names and words ending in a are an indication to the female gender.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ニドリーナ Nidorina Possibly from "needle", plus feminine ending -a
France Flag.png French Nidorina Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Nidorina Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Nidorina Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Nidorina Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 니드리나 Nidorina Same as English/Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 尼美蘿 Nèihméihlòh Rough transliteration of Japanese name. 美 means beautiful
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 尼多娜 Níduōnà Rough transliteration of Japanese name. 娜 is a word usually used in transliterating female names


External links

Notes



Nidoran♀ #029: Nidoran♀
Pokémon
#031: Nidoqueen Nidoqueen


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