Nidorino (Pokémon)

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032Nidoran.png #032: Nidoran♂
Pokémon
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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



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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% male
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
Nidorino
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Weight
43.0 lbs. 19.5 kg
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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
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HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
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0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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HP
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
F033.png None.png
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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 Nidoran♀ and, starting in Generation V, 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.

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 intro.

In Fire and Ice, Ash battled 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.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Trainer's Nidorino was defeated by Mewtwo while it was serving Giovanni.

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.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a Trainer's Nidorino was at Old Shore Wharf.

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.
Nidorino in Pokémon Origins

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)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#033
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 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


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


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
Shuffle
Silbern Museum: Stage 96
Rumble World
Dark Land: Forgotten Forest (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Garchomp Sea, Butterfree Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* 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 VIII, 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
 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
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM15Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM37Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM65Bag TM Ghost SwSh Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM74Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM96Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png TM96 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM98Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR54Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR87Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TR91Bag 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
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM11Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM13Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM23Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM24Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM28Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM32Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM36Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM42Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM58Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost SwSh Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM82Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM84Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM96Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98Bag 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
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckPonytaRapidashSlowpokeSlowpoke
SlowbroSlowbroSlowkingSlowkingEspeonWoobat
SwoobatEspurrMeowsticOranguru
Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
ZigzagoonLinooneObstagoonLucarioLycanrocLycanroc
MudbrayMudsdaleScorbunnyRabootCinderaceSkwovet
GreedentChewtleDrednaw
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
VulpixVulpixNinetalesNinetalesPsyduckGolduck
SlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroSlowkingSlowking
LickitungLickilicky
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
ScraggyScraftyTyrantrumDrednaw Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
RhyhornRhydonRhyperiorExcadrillTyruntTyrantrum Horn Drill Normal Physical 30% 5
DruddigonSilicobraSandaconda Poison Tail* Poison Physical 50 100% 25
DiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrioSeedotNuzleaf
ShiftryMawileAbsolStunkySkuntankPurrloin
LiepardMeowsticLycanrocLycanrocSobbleDrizzile
InteleonNickitThievul
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
LickitungLickilickyMudkipMarshtompSwampertWhismur
LoudredExploud
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurGrowlitheArcaninePonyta
PonytaRapidashRapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
TaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeon
UmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonDunsparceSwinub
PiloswineMamoswineMudkipMarshtompSwampertZigzagoon
ZigzagoonLinooneLinooneObstagoonAronLairon
AggronGibleGabiteGarchompHippopotasHippowdon
LillipupHerdierStoutlandBunnelbyDiggersbyBergmite
AvaluggStuffulBewearPassimianWoolooDubwool
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
MeowthPerrserkerCuboneMarowakMarowakTauros
PiloswineMamoswineLarvitarPupitarTyranitarSandile
KrokorokKrookodileDarumakaDarumakaDarmanitanDarmanitan
CubchooBearticTyruntTyrantrumLittenTorracat
IncineroarStuffulBewearPassimianMorpeko
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:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingSnorlax
SentretFurretWooperQuagsireSwinubPiloswine
MamoswineMudkipMarshtompSwampertSlakothVigoroth
SlakingWailmerWailordNumelCameruptTorkoal
BidoofBibarel
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SneaselWeavileHoundourHoundoom Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingEspeon
GirafarigSpoinkGrumpig
Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
VulpixNinetalesPsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbro
SlowkingLickitungLickilickyKecleon
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
RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurret
PoochyenaMightyenaSeedotNuzleafShiftrySlaking
MawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurugly
StunkySkuntank
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
LickitungLickilickyMudkipMarshtompSwampertWhismur
LoudredExploud
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurRattataRaticateGrowlithe
ArcaninePonytaRapidashSeelDewgongRhyhorn
RhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteon
FlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonMareep
FlaaffyAmpharosDunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswine
PhanpyDonphanStantlerMudkipMarshtompSwampert
PoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneAronLairon
AggronNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelCranidos
RampardosShieldonBastiodonGibleGabiteGarchomp
HippopotasHippowdon
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
MankeyPrimeapeCuboneMarowakTaurosTotodile
CroconawFeraligatrTeddiursaUrsaringPiloswineMamoswine
LarvitarPupitarTyranitarSpinda
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
 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
 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 
 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 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.png
Poison
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#052
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Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.


Pokémon GO
GO033.png Base Stamina: 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
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Party hat

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.png 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.png 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.png 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.png 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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 033.png Spr b 6x 033.png Spr 6x 033.png Spr b 6x 033.png
Spr 6x 033 s.png Spr b 6x 033 s.png Spr 6x 033 s.png Spr b 6x 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
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
HOME
HOME033.png HOME033 s.png
033MS8.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. Anatomically, however, they resebmble hyraxesrodent-like mammals that are genetically more closely related to much larger mammals like elephants and manatees featuring thickset bodies with tough hides (similar to Nidoking).

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).

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

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


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