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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



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% 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
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
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HP
0
Atk
0
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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 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.

Contents

Biology

Nidorino is a light purple, quadruped 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. 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. Nidorino is a male-only species.

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

In the 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 JN038, Team Rocket pulled a Nidorino from the Rocket Prize Master.

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.

In 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.

In Pokémon Generations

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

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

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
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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
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
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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Nidorino's learnsets from other generations.


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
Shuffle033.png

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, Return


Costumes in Pokémon GO
GO033P20.png
Party hat (2020)

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
033MSPE.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 Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Nidorino Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Nidorino Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Nidorino Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 니드리노 Nidorino Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 尼多利 Nèihdōleih Partial transliteration of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 尼多力諾 / 尼多力诺 Níduōlìnuò Transliteration of Japanese name. 力 means power, strength


External links

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


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