Nidorina (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Nidoran♀ #029: Nidoran♀
Pokémon
#031: Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Nidorina
Poison Pin Pokémon
ニドリーナ
Nidorina
#030
Nidorina



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Poison Point or Rivalry Cacophony
Cacophony
Hustle
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
Nidorina
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Weight
44.1 lbs. 20.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
117
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
128
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Nidorina
2
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
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0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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Nidorina (Japanese: ニドリーナ Nidorina) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

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 quadrupedal, light-blue Pokémon with dark-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 whenever it is with a group, feeding its children, or while resting in its burrow. Its paws have three claws each, and it is able to stand on its hind legs. The hind legs are longer and thicker than its forelegs. It has a stubby tail. Nidorina is a female-only species.

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

In the anime

Main series

 
Nidorina in the anime

Major appearances

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

In A Goldenrod Opportunity, Whitney used a Nidorina during her Gym battle against Ash. However, Nidorina was easily defeated by Cyndaquil's two Flamethrower attacks.

In The Heartbreak of Brock, Temacu's Nidorina was drinking out of a fountain. She later took a stroll with Temacu's Nidorino.

A Nidorina under the ownership of Abel appeared in JN081.

Minor appearances

In The Flame Pokémon-athon!, multiple Nidorina were at the Laramie Ranch. One was later among the Pokémon participating in the Big P Pokémon Race.

A Nidorina appeared in the banned episode EP035.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Nidorina was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

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

In A Tent Situation, two Nidorina were at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

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

A Nidorina appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.

A Nidorina appeared in The Legend of Thunder!.

Multiple Nidorina appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

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

In Spontaneous Combusken!, a Coordinator's Nidorina participated in the Battle Stage of the Chrysanthemum Contest.

A Nidorina appeared in Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!.

A Nidorina appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

A Nidorina appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

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

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

A Trainer's Nidorina appeared in I Choose You!.

Six Nidorina appeared in The Power of Us, with five under the ownership of different Trainers.

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.

Pokémon Origins

In File 1: Red, a Nidorina was one of the Pokémon seen in Professor Oak's introduction.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Similar to her anime counterpart, Whitney owns a Nidorina. It appeared in The Beginning Of Good Luck?! Pokémon Fortune Telling.

Pokémon Adventures

Green had a Nidoran♀ that evolved into a Nidorina sometime between the Red, Green & Blue chapter and Valiant Venomoth!. She evolved into a Nidoqueen in the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter.

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

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

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Trainer's Nidorina appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Nidorina (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#030
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 Johto
#096
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#030
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#096
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Coastal #105
Hoenn
#—
X The female has a gentle temperament. It emits ultrasonic cries that have the power to befuddle foes.
Y When feeding its young, it first chews the food into a paste, then spits it out for the offspring.
Omega Ruby When Nidorina are with their friends or family, they keep their barbs tucked away to prevent hurting each other. This Pokémon appears to become nervous if separated from the others.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#030
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu When resting deep in its burrow, its barbs always retract. This is proof that it is relaxed.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #066
Sword The horn on its head has atrophied. It's thought that this happens so Nidorina's children won't get poked while their mother is feeding them.
Shield If the group is threatened, these Pokémon will band together to assault enemies with a chorus of ultrasonic waves.


Game locations

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


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Nidoran♀
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 58, Endless Level 64, Forever Level 8, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Lapis Cave (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 95
Rumble World
Ember Mountains: Shrine of Magic (All Areas), Starlight Islands: Surveillance Dunes (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Garchomp Sea, Butterfree Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Masters EX
Evolve Scottie/Bettie's Nidoran♀


Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
62
60 - 125 116 - 245
67
64 - 130 125 - 256
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
56
54 - 118 105 - 232
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
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★


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

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1515 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2222 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
2929 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
3636 Bite Dark Physical 06060 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 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
7171 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 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 level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM29  TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM37  TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM74  TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR54  TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR91  TR91 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidorina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidorina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
   
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
      
      
  
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
  Poison Fang Poison Physical 50 100% 15
    Poison Tail* Poison Physical 50 100% 25
      Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
      
  
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidorina 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Bite Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
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 Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100}}100% 30
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 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 080}}80% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Growl Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 40
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 Horn Drill Normal Physical 0000 030}}30% 5
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 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100}}100% 35
I II III IV V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
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 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 35
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 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
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 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
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
  • 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 Nidorina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidorina
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Tackle Nidorina (Skyridge 83)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
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 I'll bite with my pointed fangs!
26%-50% HP Half my HP's gone now...
1%-25% HP I'm sorry... I don't have the energy to even bite...
Level up I leveled up! My fangs and claws are in top form!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.32 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 72 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Poison
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#049
 

Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 117 Base Defense: 120
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   100
Fast Attacks: Bite, Poison Sting
Charged Attacks: Poison Fang, Dig, Sludge Bomb, Frustration, Return

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Nidoran♀
 Poison 
 
Level 16
 
First evolution
Nidorina
 Poison 
 
Moon Stone
 
Second evolution
Nidoqueen
 Poison  Ground 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Nidorina images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Nidorina and Nidoqueen's inability to lay Eggs was established by Japanese media before breeding became a game mechanic.[1][2]
  • Nidorina and Nidoqueen are the only two Pokémon that cannot breed even though their pre-evolved form can breed.
  • Nidorina's Shiny coloration is similar to Nidorino's regular coloration and vice versa.
  • Nidorina shares its category name with Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Poipole, and Naganadel. 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
  Japanese ニドリーナ Nidorina Possibly from "needle", plus feminine ending -a
  French Nidorina Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Nidorina Same as English/Japanese name
  German Nidorina Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Nidorina Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 니드리나 Nidorina Same as English/Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 尼美蘿 Nèihméihlòh Rough transliteration of Japanese name. 美 means beautiful
  Mandarin Chinese 尼多娜 Níduōnà Rough transliteration of Japanese name. 娜 is a word usually used in transliterating female names


References

  1. Pocket Monsters Encyclopedia: 「ニドラン♀の進化形だが、ニドリーナになると、卵を産む能力はなくなる。」 ("It is the evolved form of Nidoran♀, but upon becoming Nidorina, has lost the ability to lay Eggs.")
  2. ポケットモンスター公式ファンブック Official Fan Book of Pocket Monsters: 「ニドラン♀の進化形だが、卵は産めない。」 ("It is the evolved form of Nidoran♀, but it cannot lay Eggs.")

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