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Nidorino (Pokémon)

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Nidoran♂ #032: Nidoran♂
Pokémon
#034: Nidoking Nidoking
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Nidorino (disambiguation).
Nidorino
Poison Pin Pokémon
ニドリーノ
Nidorino
#033
Nidorino

Nidorino

Nidorino

Nidorino
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 Nidorino

Mega Nidorino Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 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
43.0 lbs. 19.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#033
Kanto
#099
Johto
#231
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#108
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
118
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
128
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
2
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
F033.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Nidorino (Japanese: ニドリーノ Nidorino) is a Poison-type Pokémon.

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

It is related to Nidoran♀ and, through Ditto, can lay Eggs that contain either Nidoran♂ or Nidoran♀.


Biology

Nidorino is a light purple, quadruped Pokémon. It has several darker purple spots across its body. It has large, spiny ears with teal insides, narrow black eyes, and a long snout with two pointed teeth protruding from the upper jaw. It has a ridge of toxic spines on its back, and a long, pointed horn on its forehead. The horn is harder than a diamond and capable of secreting poison on impact. Its short legs have three claws on each foot. This is a male only species; the female counterpart is Nidorina.

Nidorino is independent and fierce, often described as violent and easily angered. It uses its ears to check its surroundings. If it senses a hostile presence, all the barbs on its back bristle up at once, and it challenges the foe with all its might. Nidorino live in hot savannas and plains.

In the anime

Nidorino in the anime

Major appearances

A Nidorino appeared in the first episode, battling a Gengar in a battle Ash was watching on TV. Nidorino along with Gengar were the very first Pokémon to be seen in the anime.

Ash battled a Nidorino in Fire and Ice during the Pokémon League. The same Nidorino reappeared in a flashback in Friends to the End.

Ralph's Nidorino appeared in Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?, having evolved from a Nidoran♂ after the battle with Team Rocket and after kissing Emily's Nidoran♀.

Temacu has a Nidorino which was first seen taking a stroll with her Nidorina in The Heartbreak of Brock.

Minor appearances

Several Nidorino were in the race shown in The Flame Pokémon-athon!.

A Nidorino also appeared in the banned episode EP035.

A Nidorino appeared in A Chansey Operation, where he was one of the injured Pokémon brought to the clinic.

A Nidorino made an appearance in The Breeding Center Secret.

A Nidorino appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

A Nidorino was seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in A Tent Situation.

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

Two Nidorino were seen in the wild in The Legend of Thunder!.

Multiple Nidorino appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

One also appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One.

Nidorino also appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

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

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP100 Nidorino Ash's Pokédex Nidorino, the Poison Pin Pokémon. The evolved form of the male Nidoran. Its highly developed horn is extremely powerful.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Nidorino in Pokémon Adventures

Nidorino debuted in the first round of the Red, Green & Blue chapter, A Glimpse of the Glow, where Red caught it to show to the Pallet Town children how to catch a Pokémon.

Much later, at the beginning of the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter, another Nidorino appears in the wild, against whom Red urges a child to take the Gengar on his belt and fight it to weaken it. This again references the opening sequence of the Generation I remakes Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

In the TCG

Main article: Nidorino (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red An aggressive Pokémon that is quick to attack. The horn on its head secretes a powerful venom.
Blue
Yellow Its horns contain venom. If they are stabbed into an enemy, the impact makes the poison leak out.
Stadium Its horn is harder than diamond. If it punctures an enemy,it pumps powerful venom into the wound.
Generation II
Gold It raises its big ears to check its surroundings. If it senses anything, it attacks immediately.
Silver Quick to anger, it stabs enemies with its horn to inject a powerful poison when it becomes agitated.
Crystal It is easily agitated and uses its horn for offense as soon as it notices an attacker.
Stadium 2 It raises its big ears to check its surroundings. If it senses anything, it attacks immediately.
Generation III
Ruby Nidorino has a horn that is harder than a diamond. If it senses a hostile presence, all the barbs on its back bristle up at once, and it challenges the foe with all its might.
Sapphire
Emerald Its horn is harder than a diamond. If it senses a hostile presence, all the barbs on its back bristle up at once, and it challenges the foe with all its might.
FireRed It is easily angered. By swinging its well-developed horn wildly, it can even punch through diamond.
LeafGreen An aggressive Pokémon that is quick to attack. The horn on its head secretes a powerful venom.
Generation IV
Diamond It has a violent disposition and stabs foes with its horn, which oozes poison upon impact.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It raises its big ears to check its surroundings. If it senses anything, it attacks immediately.
SoulSilver Quick to anger, it stabs enemies with its horn to inject a powerful poison when it becomes agitated.
Generation V
Black It has a violent disposition and stabs foes with its horn, which oozes poison upon impact.
White
Black 2 It has a violent disposition and stabs foes with its horn, which oozes poison upon impact.
White 2
Generation VI
X It raises its big ears to check its surroundings. If it senses anything, it attacks immediately.
Y An aggressive Pokémon that is quick to attack. The horn on its head secretes a powerful venom.

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Safari Zone
Blue
Safari Zone, Celadon Game Corner
Blue (Japan)
Safari Zone
Yellow
Routes 9, 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
LeafGreen
Safari Zone
Trade Nidorina on Route 11
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! Secret Storage 3
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: 61
121 - 168 232 - 326
Attack: 72
69 - 136 134 - 267
Defense: 57
55 - 119 107 - 234
Sp.Atk: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
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
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/17 ★★

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 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
077 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
099 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
1313 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
2020 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
2323 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
2828 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3535 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —% 20
3838 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
4343 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
5050 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
5858 Horn Drill Normal Physical 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Nidorino obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidorino
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidorino
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

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 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% 10
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 Nidorino
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidorino

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSnorlaxSentret
FurretWooperQuagsireSwinubPiloswineSlakoth
SlakingWailmerWailordNumelCameruptTorkoal
BidoofBibarelPansearWoobatSwoobatHeatmor
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SneaselHoundourHoundoom Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
NidokingLickitungLickilickyRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
SnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitar
TyranitarSlakothVigorothSlakingCranidosRampardos
ScraggyScraftyDruddigon
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingEspeon
GirafarigWoobatSwoobatEspurrMeowstic
Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLickitung
Lickilicky
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyVigoroth
ShieldonBastiodonPachirisuBunearyLopunnyCubchoo
Beartic
Endure Normal Status —% 10
CranidosRampardosTepigPigniteEmboarScraggy
ScraftyTyrantrum
Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
AronLaironAggron Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Seviper Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurret
PoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsol
GlameowPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowstic
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
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 Nidorino 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 Nidorino in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidorino
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidorino
  • 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 Nidorino can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Nidorino cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidorino
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidorino
  • 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 
032 Super FangBW Normal Physical 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidorino
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidorino
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin033.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani033.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP033.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Safari
Phrases
51%-100% HP One jab of my poison spikes will do it!
26%-50% HP My health is down by half.
1%-25% HP I'm nearly done for... No strength left to thrust my horn...
Level up Leveled up! My horn's turning seriously sharp!
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 Leveled up! My horn's turning seriously sharp!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP033.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

032Nidoran.png
Unevolved
Nidoran
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16
033Nidorino.png
First evolution
Nidorino
 Poison 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
034Nidoking.png
Second evolution
Nidoking
 Poison  Ground 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 033.png Spr b g1 033.png Spr 1y 033.png Spr b g1 033.png Spr 1g 033.png Spr b g1 033.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 033.png Spr b 2g 033.png Spr 2s 033.png Spr b 2g 033.png Spr 2c 033.gif Spr b 2c 033.png
Spr 2g 033 s.png Spr b 2g 033 s.png Spr 2s 033 s.png Spr b 2g 033 s.png Spr 2c 033 s.gif Spr b 2g 033 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 033.png Spr b 3r 033.png Spr 3e 033.gif Spr b 3r 033.png Spr 3f 033.png Spr b 3f 033.png
Spr 3r 033 s.png Spr b 3r 033 s.png Spr 3e 033 s.gif Spr b 3r 033 s.png Spr 3f 033 s.png Spr b 3f 033 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 033.png Spr b 4d 033.png Spr 4d 033.png Spr b 4d 033.png Spr 4h 033.png Spr b 4d 033.png
Spr 4d 033 s.png Spr b 4d 033 s.png Spr 4d 033 s.png Spr b 4p 033 s.png Spr 4h 033 s.png Spr b 4p 033 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 033.png Spr b 5b 033.png Spr 5b 033.png Spr b 5b 033.png
Spr 5b 033 s.png Spr b 5b 033 s.png Spr 5b 033 s.png Spr b 5b 033 s.png
Front Back Front Back
033MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Nidorino images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Nidorino appears to be based on a rhinoceros, porcupine, rabbit, mouse, or even a hamster, as seen by their aggressive and independent nature.

Name origin

Nidorino 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. Rino likely alludes to its male gender; in some languages, such as Spanish, names and words ending in o are an indication to the male gender.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ニドリーノ Nidorino Possibly from "needle", plus masculine ending -o
France Flag.png French Nidorino Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Nidorino Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Nidorino Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Nidorino Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 니드리노 Nideurino Transliteration of Japanese name



External links

Nidoran♂ #032: Nidoran♂
Pokémon
#034: Nidoking Nidoking


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