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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

Nidorina

Nidorina

Nidorina
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Poison Point or Rivalry Cacophony
Cacophony
Hustle
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Nidorina

Mega Nidorina Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
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0'0" 0 m
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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
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#030
Kanto
#096
Johto
#228
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#105
Kalos
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
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
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F030.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
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 that 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. When Nidorina is in a group, it keeps its barbs tucked away to prevent injury, and even does so when it rests. 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.

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.

Nidorina also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

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

Multiple Nidorina appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

A Nidorina appeared under the possession of a Coordinator in Hi Ho Silver Wind!

Nidorina also appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

A Nidorina appeared in the opening scenes of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

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

Nidorina in Pokémon Adventures

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 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

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
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.

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 15
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
Route 15
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Nidoran♀
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Nidoran♀
Generation VI
X Y
Route 11

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Nidoran♀
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 58
Endless Level 64
Forever Level 8
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Lapis Cave (4F-8F)
Wish Cave (47F-50F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mt. Bristle (4F-9F)
Labyrinth Cave (B1-B9)
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower Normal Mode C & A
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Shimmering Lake

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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start 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
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Nidorina obtained at level 1 in Generation I
  • 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

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SneaselHoundourHoundoom Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
EeveeSnubbullGranbullTeddiursaPhanpySkitty
PachirisuBunearyLopunnyGlameowPuruglyMinccino
DeerlingSawsbuckCubchooFurfrouMeowsticTyrunt
TyrantrumDedenne
Charm Normal Status 100% 20
NidokingLickitungLickilickyRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
SnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitar
TyranitarSlakothVigorothSlakingCranidosRampardos
ScraggyScraftyDruddigon
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLickitung
Lickilicky
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyVigoroth
ShieldonBastiodonPachirisuBunearyLopunnyCubchoo
Beartic
Endure Normal Status —% 10
RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankey
PrimeapeCuboneMarowakTorchicCombuskenBlaziken
VigorothNumelCameruptCranidosRampardosStunky
SkuntankOshawottDewottSamurottBouffalant
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
AronLaironAggron Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Seviper Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceTreecko
GrovyleSceptileZangooseAbsolCranidosRampardos
BuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrika
ZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseAvalugg Skull Bash Normal Physical 100 100% 15
LickitungLickilickyWhismurLoudredExploud Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurGrowlithePonytaRapidash
SeelDewgongRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTauros
EeveeMareepFlaaffyAmpharosDunsparceSwinub
PiloswineMamoswinePhanpyStantlerMudkipMarshtomp
SwampertPoochyenaMightyenaAronLaironAggron
NumelCameruptBidoofBibarelCranidosRampardos
ShieldonBastiodonGibleGabiteGarchompHippopotas
HippowdonTepigPigniteEmboarLillipupHerdier
StoutlandDeerlingSawsbuckChespinQuilladinChesnaught
BunnelbyDiggersbyLitleoPyroarSkiddoGogoat
FurfrouAmauraAurorusBergmiteAvalugg
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
Seviper 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
029 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
029 Super FangBW Normal Physical 90% 10
  • 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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin030.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani030.gif 
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!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
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 Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

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.gif 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.gif 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.gif 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.gif 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
030MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Nidorina images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Despite being a non-legendary, gendered species, and Pokédex entries attesting to its care and protection of offspring, Nidorina and its evolution Nidoqueen are unable to breed; only its pre-evolution, Nidoran♀, can 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 species name 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 Nideurina Same as English/Japanese name



Related articles

External links

Notes



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


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