Nidorino (Pokémon)

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0032MS.png #0032: Nidoran♂
Pokémon
#0034: Nidoking 0034MS.png
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
#0033
Nidorino



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Type
Poison Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Poison Point or RivalryGen IV+ Cacophony
Cacophony
Hustle
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
Nidorino
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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
Nidorino
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
118
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
128
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Nidorino
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
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Def
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Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
0
Atk
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Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
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Nidorino (Japanese: ニドリーノ Nidorino) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

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

It is related to the Nidoran♀ line, serving as Nidorina's male counterpart. Starting in Generation V, it can produce Eggs that contain either Nidoran♂ or Nidoran♀ when bred with Ditto.

Biology

Nidorino is a light-purple, quadrupedal mammalian Pokémon. It has several darker purple patches 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. Nidorino 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. The more adrenaline Nidorino has in its body, the more potent the poison is. Its short legs have three claws on each foot. Nidorino is a male-only species.

Nidorino is independent, nervous, and fierce, and it is 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's harder-than-diamond horn can destroy diamonds, and it uses that horn to destroy boulders in its search for Moon Stones. Nidorino live in hot savannas and plains.

Evolution

Nidorino evolves from Nidoran♂ and evolves into Nidoking.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0032Nidoran.png
Unevolved
Nidoran♂
 Poison 

0033Nidorino.png
First evolution
Nidorino
 Poison 

0034Nidoking.png
Second evolution
Nidoking
 Poison  Ground 

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#033
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) 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 Johto
#099
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#033
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#099
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Coastal #108
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#033
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu Its horn contains venom. If it stabs an enemy with the horn, the impact makes the poison leak out.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #069
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword With a horn that's harder than diamond, this Pokémon goes around shattering boulders as it searches for a moon stone.
Shield It's nervous and quick to act aggressively. The potency of its poison increases along with the level of adrenaline present in its body.
Brilliant Diamond It has a violent disposition and stabs foes with its horn, which oozes venom upon impact.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

Generation I
Red
Safari Zone
Blue
Safari Zone, Celadon Game Corner
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
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, Valor Lakefront (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 13, 14, and 15
Safari ZoneNight (Savannah, default)
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
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Routes 9, 10 and 23
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Giant's Bed (Wanderer)
Giant's Bed, Frigid Sea, Ballimere Lake (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Route 221, Valor Lakefront (Poké Radar)
Grand Underground - Grassland Cave, Swampy Cave, Riverbank Cave, Dazzling Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Sunlit Cavern, Stargleam Cavern, Bogsunk Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Nidoran♂
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 3, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Lapis Cave (B4F-B8F), Wish Cave (B47F-B50F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Bristle (4F-9F), Labyrinth Cave (B1F-B9F)
MD Sky
Mt. Bristle (4F-9F), Labyrinth Cave (B1F-B9F)
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
Rumble World
Dark Land: Forgotten Forest (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Garchomp Sea, Butterfree Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Lapis Cave (4F-8F), Wish Cave (47F-50F), Purity Forest (47F-50F)
Fainted Pokémon: Great Canyon
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Silbern Museum: Stage 96
Masters EX
Evolution: Scottie/Bettie & Nidoran♂Egg
Trainer Lodge Friendship Level 100: Giovanni & Nidorino


Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Berry Berry (100%)
Yellow

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
61
121 - 168 232 - 326
72
69 - 136 134 - 267
57
55 - 119 107 - 234
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
365
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • 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 IX, 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

Nidorino is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.3.0+ and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1515 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
2222 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
2929 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
3636 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
4343 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
5050 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
5757 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
6464 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
7171 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 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 level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM15
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM37
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM65
Bag TM Ghost SwSh Sprite.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM74
Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png
TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM96
Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png
TM96 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM98
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05
Bag TR Ice Sprite.png
TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06
Bag TR Ice Sprite.png
TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08
Bag TR Electric Sprite.png
TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09
Bag TR Electric Sprite.png
TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR13
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR17
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22
Bag TR Poison Sprite.png
TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31
Bag TR Steel Sprite.png
TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR54
Bag TR Poison Sprite.png
TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR57
Bag TR Poison Sprite.png
TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR67
Bag TR Ground Sprite.png
TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR87
Bag TR Ground Sprite.png
TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TR91
Bag TR Poison Sprite.png
TR91 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 20
  • 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 TM moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM06
Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png
TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM11
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM13
Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14
Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM23
Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png
TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM24
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM28
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM32
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM36
Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM42
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM58
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM65
Bag TM Ghost SwSh Sprite.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM82
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM84
Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM87
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM96
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98
Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png
TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Psyduck
Golduck
Ponyta
Rapidash
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Slowbro
Slowbro
Slowking
Slowking
Espeon
Woobat
Swoobat
Espurr
Meowstic
Oranguru
Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
Zigzagoon
Linoone
Obstagoon
Lucario
Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Mudbray
Mudsdale
Scorbunny
Raboot
Cinderace
Skwovet
Greedent
Chewtle
Drednaw
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Vulpix
Vulpix
Ninetales
Ninetales
Psyduck
Golduck
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Slowbro
Slowbro
Slowking
Slowking
Lickitung
Lickilicky
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
Scraggy
Scrafty
Tyrantrum
Drednaw
Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
Rhyhorn
Rhydon
Rhyperior
Excadrill
Tyrunt
Tyrantrum
Horn Drill Normal Physical 30% 5
Druddigon
Silicobra
Sandaconda
Poison Tail* Poison Physical 50 100% 25
Diglett
Diglett
Dugtrio
Dugtrio
Seedot
Nuzleaf
Shiftry
Mawile
Absol
Stunky
Skuntank
Purrloin
Liepard
Meowstic
Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Sobble
Drizzile
Inteleon
Nickit
Thievul
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
Lickitung
Lickilicky
Mudkip
Marshtomp
Swampert
Whismur
Loudred
Exploud
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
Bulbasaur
Ivysaur
Venusaur
Growlithe
Arcanine
Ponyta
Ponyta
Rapidash
Rapidash
Rhyhorn
Rhydon
Rhyperior
Tauros
Eevee
Vaporeon
Jolteon
Flareon
Espeon
Umbreon
Leafeon
Glaceon
Sylveon
Dunsparce
Swinub
Piloswine
Mamoswine
Mudkip
Marshtomp
Swampert
Zigzagoon
Zigzagoon
Linoone
Linoone
Obstagoon
Aron
Lairon
Aggron
Gible
Gabite
Garchomp
Hippopotas
Hippowdon
Lillipup
Herdier
Stoutland
Bunnelby
Diggersby
Bergmite
Avalugg
Stufful
Bewear
Passimian
Wooloo
Dubwool
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
Meowth
Perrserker
Cubone
Marowak
Marowak
Tauros
Piloswine
Mamoswine
Larvitar
Pupitar
Tyranitar
Sandile
Krokorok
Krookodile
Darumaka
Darumaka
Darmanitan
Darmanitan
Cubchoo
Beartic
Tyrunt
Tyrantrum
Litten
Torracat
Incineroar
Stufful
Bewear
Passimian
Morpeko
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidorino in Generation VIII
  • 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingSnorlaxSentretFurretWooperQuagsireSwinubPiloswineMamoswineMudkipMarshtompSwampertSlakothVigorothSlakingWailmerWailordNumelCameruptTorkoalBidoofBibarel
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SneaselWeavileHoundourHoundoom
Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingEspeonGirafarigSpoinkGrumpig
Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
VulpixNinetalesPsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLickitungLickilickyKecleon
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
CranidosRampardos
Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
RhyhornRhydonRhyperior
Horn Drill Normal Physical 30% 5
Seviper
Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaSeedotNuzleafShiftrySlakingMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPuruglyStunkySkuntank
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
LickitungLickilickyMudkipMarshtompSwampertWhismurLoudredExploud
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurRattataRaticateGrowlitheArcaninePonytaRapidashSeelDewgongRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonMareepFlaaffyAmpharosDunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyDonphanStantlerMudkipMarshtompSwampertPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneAronLaironAggronNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonGibleGabiteGarchompHippopotasHippowdon
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
MankeyPrimeapeCuboneMarowakTaurosTotodileCroconawFeraligatrTeddiursaUrsaringPiloswineMamoswineLarvitarPupitarTyranitarSpinda
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
SeviperStunkySkuntank
Venom Drench Poison Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidorino in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 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 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Chip Away × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 35
I II III IV V VI VII Water Gun Water Special 04040 100}}100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Lunge Nidorino (Triumphant 46)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin033.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani033.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 033.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 033.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Battle Nidoran♂
Connected to: Nidorina, Nidoran♂, Nidoking, Hippopotas (♀)
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal I may not look it, but I'm tough! You better stay away!
Low HP (< 50%) No, not yet! I can go on...
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush033Body.png Walking Speed: 1.32 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 72 Base Defense: 50 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT033.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Poison
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#052
Shuffle033.png

Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.


Pokémon GO
GO033.png Base HP: 156 Base Attack: 137 Base Defense: 111
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Nidoran♂ Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Poison Jab, Poison Sting
Charged Attacks: Horn Attack, Dig, Sludge Bomb, Frustration, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon, Ice Beam*


Costumes in Pokémon GO
GO033Jan2020.png
Party hat

Evolution data

0032Nidoran.png
Unevolved
Nidoran♂
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16
0033Nidorino.png
First evolution
Nidorino
 Poison 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
0034Nidoking.png
Second evolution
Nidoking
 Poison  Ground 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
Spr 1g 033.png Spr b g1 033.png Spr 1b 033.png Spr b g1 033.png Spr 1y 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 2s 033.png Spr 2c 033.png Spr b 2c 033.png
Spr 2g 033 s.png Spr b 2g 033 s.png Spr 2s 033 s.png Spr b 2s 033 s.png Spr 2c 033 s.png Spr b 2c 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.png Spr b 3e 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.png Spr b 3e 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 4p 033.png Spr b 4p 033.png Spr 4h 033.png Spr b 4h 033.png
Spr 4d 033 s.png Spr b 4d 033 s.png Spr 4p 033 s.png Spr b 4p 033 s.png Spr 4h 033 s.png Spr b 4h 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 5b2 033.png Spr b 5b2 033.png
Spr 5b 033 s.png Spr b 5b 033 s.png Spr 5b2 033 s.png Spr b 5b2 033 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 033.png
Spr b 6x 033.png
Spr 6o 033.png
Spr b 6o 033.png
Spr 6x 033 s.png
Spr b 6x 033 s.png
Spr 6o 033 s.png
Spr b 6o 033 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 033.png
Spr b 7s 033.png
Spr 7s 033.png
Spr b 7s 033.png
Spr 7s 033 s.png
Spr b 7s 033 s.png
Spr 7s 033 s.png
Spr b 7s 033 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 033.png
Spr 7p 033 s.png
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0033.png HOME0033 s.png
033MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Nidorino images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Nidorino in the anime

Major appearances

In Pokémon - I Choose You!, a Nidorino was going up against a Gengar in a battle that Ash was watching on TV. Thus, Nidorino and Gengar were the very first Pokémon to be seen in the anime, excluding the opening.

In Fire and Ice, Ash battled and defeated a Nidorino during the Indigo Plateau Conference. He reappeared in a flashback in Friends to the End.

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

In The Heartbreak of Brock, Temacu's Nidorino was taking a stroll with her Nidorina.

In Restore and Renew!, Jessie pulled a Nidorino from the Rocket Prize Master and used him in an unsuccessful attempt to capture a recently-revived Aerodactyl.

Minor appearances

In The Flame Pokémon-athon!, multiple Nidorino were at the Laramie Ranch.

Two Nidorino appeared in the banned episode EP035, with one appearing in a flashback.

In A Chansey Operation, an injured Nidorino was brought to the clinic.

A Nidorino appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

A Trainer's Nidorino appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back and Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution.

In The Power of One, a Nidorino sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

In A Tent Situation, a Nidorino was at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Tricks of the Trade, a Nidorino was at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

Two Nidorino appeared in The Legend of Thunder!.

Multiple Nidorino appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

A Nidorino appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 1 and Part 2.

A Nidorino appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

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

A Nidorino appeared in Mewtwo's flashback in Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

A Nidorino appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!.

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.

Pokémon Origins

Nidorino in Pokémon Origins

In File 1: Red, a Nidorino was seen in Professor Oak's introduction, while another was seen battling a Gengar.

Pokémon Generations

In the game intro-like opening sequence for The Adventure, a Nidorino was battling a Gengar.

POKÉTOON

Nidorino in POKÉTOON

A Nidorino appeared in Blossom's Dream, having evolved from Blossom's Nidoran♂.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Nidorino debuted in A Glimpse of the Glow, where Red caught him to show to the Pallet Town children how to catch a Pokémon. As well as another one appeared in Red's explanation fantasy about Pokémon to them.

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

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Professor Oak owns a Nidorino, which debuted in Save the Pokémon Zoo!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Nidorino (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Nidorino appears to be based on rabbits, rhinoceros and porcupines. It may also reference the mythical Moon rabbit due to its rabbit like appearance and the fact that it reaches its final evolved form using a Moon Stone.

Name origin

Nidorino may be a combination of needle, rhinoceros, and -ino (masculine diminutive suffix in Spanish and Italian). It may also involve 二度 nido (twice). It may be related to nidor, a strong, unpleasant smell.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ニドリーノ Nidorino From needle, rhinoceros, -ino, and possibly 二度 nido
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 Nidorino Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 尼多力諾 / 尼多力诺 Níduōlìnuò Transcription of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 尼多力諾 Nèihdōlihknohk*
尼多利 Nèihdōleih*
Transcription of Japanese name
Partial transcription of Japanese name


External links

0032MS.png #0032: Nidoran♂
Pokémon
#0034: Nidoking 0034MS.png


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