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Type(s)
Type Poison  
Species Poison Pin Pokémon
Abilities Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle (DW)
Pokédex
Nidoran♀ ← 030 → Nidoqueen
Kanto 030 Johto 096
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 105
Evolves From Nidoran♀
Evolves Into Nidoqueen
Nidorina
030
ニドリーナ Nidoriina
030Nidorina
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
029030031
Gender
0% ♂ / 100 % ♀
Weight Height
44.1 lbs. 20.0 kg 2'07" 0.8 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Blue
Body Style Footprint
Body08
F030
Cry

Nidorina is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I that is the female counterpart to Nidorino.

Biology

Physiology

Nidorina is a rodent-like Pokémon with big ears, reminiscent of a rabbit. It has blue skin, with darker spots around the body. Its male counterpart is Nidorino. It has horns on its back.

Special abilities

Nidorina has the abilities Poison Point and Rivalry along with the hidden ability Hustle. Poison Point has a 30% chance of poisoning the opponent's Pokémon when it hits Nidorina with a Physical move while Rivalry deals more damage to the opponent when it is an opposite gender. Hustle lowers Nidorina's accuracy, but raises attack.

Evolution

Nidorina is the evolved form of a Nidoran♀ as of level 17. Nidorina evolves into Nidoqueen by use of a Moon Stone.

Game info

Game locations

Nidorina Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Celadon Game Corner for 1200 Coins(Red only)
Safari Zone
Uncommon
Yellow Route 9, 23, Safari Zone Uncommon
Gold/Silver Kanto Route 13, 14, 15 Common
Crystal Route 13, 14, 15 Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Safari Zone Rare (FireRed)
Uncommon (LeafGreen)
Diamond/Pearl Route 221, Lake Valor Rare
Platinum Route 221 Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 15 Common
Black/White Evolve Nidoran♀ (White only) None
X/Y Route 11 Common
OR/AS Trade None


Side game locations

Nidorina Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 58, 64, Forever Level 8, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Lapis Cave (4-8F), Wish Cave (47-50F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mt. Bristle (4-9F), Labyrinth Cave (1-9BF)
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
The female's horn develops slowly. Prefers physical attacks such as clawing and biting.
Yellow
When resting deep in its burrow, its thorns always retract. This is proof that it is relaxed.
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.
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
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.
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.
Diamond
When it senses danger, it raises all the barbs on its body. These barbs grow slower than Nidorino's.
Pearl
When it senses danger, it raises all the barbs on its body. These barbs grow slower than Nidorino's.
Platinum
When it senses danger, it raises all the barbs on its body. These barbs grow slower than Nidorino's.
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.
Black
When it senses danger, it raises all the barbs on its body. These barbs grow slower than Nidorino's.
White
When it senses danger, it raises all the barbs on its body. These barbs grow slower than Nidorino's.
Black 2
When it senses danger, it raises all the barbs on its body. These barbs grow slower than Nidorino's.
White 2
When it senses danger, it raises all the barbs on its body. These barbs grow slower than Nidorino's.
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
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.


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
7 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
9 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥
13 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Type Smart ♥♥ ♥♥♥
20 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 0
23 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥♥
28 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart ♥♥♥♥ 0
35 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥ 0
38 Flatter —% 15 Dark Status Type Smart ♥♥ 0
43 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥
50 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
58 Poison Fang 50 100% 15 Poison Physical Type Smart ♥♥♥♥ 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
7 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
9 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
13 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
20 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
23 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
28 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
35 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status
38 Flatter —% 15 Dark Status
43 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
50 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status
58 Poison Fang 50 100% 15 Poison Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Cat. Appeal
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
7 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
9 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥
13 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Type Smart ♥♥
20 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥
23 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
28 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart
35 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status Type Smart 0
38 Flatter —% 15 Dark Status Type Smart ♥♥
43 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥
50 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
58 Poison Fang 50 100% 15 Poison Physical Type Smart ♥♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Growl 100% 40 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
8 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
12 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Type Cool ♥♥ 0
18 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Type Smart ♥♥ ♥♥♥
22 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Type Tough ♥♥♥
26 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Type Smart ♥♥ 0
34 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥
43 Flatter —% 15 Dark Type Smart ♥♥ 0
53 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Type Tough ♥♥♥♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Growl 100% 40 Normal
Tackle 35 100% 35 Normal
Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
19 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison
27 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal
32 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
46 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Growl 100% 40 Normal
Tackle 35 100% 35 Normal
Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
14 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison
23 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal
36 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
41 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal
50 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 030 front Y 030 front GR 030 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 030 front S 030 front C 030 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 030 front E 030 front FRLG 030 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 030 front DP 030 front HGSS 030 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Nidorina BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Nidorina XY Nidorina XY

Appearances

Anime

Whitney Nidorina Tackle

Emily had a Nidoran♀ that evolved into a Nidorina in Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?. A ton of Nidorina were found in IL033: The Flame Pokémon-athon!. Whitney used a Nidorina to battle Ash's Cyndaquil. Two different Nidorina made an appearance in AG121: Hi Ho Silver Wind! and the opening of the MS013: Pokémon - Zoroark: Master of Illusions respectively.

Trivia

  • Despite being a gender-exclusive Pokémon, Nidorina, nor Nidoqueen can breed, but Nidorina's pre-evolution, Nidoran♀, can.
  • Nidorina's shiny sprite resembles the coloration of Nidorino.

Origins

Nidorina's appearance is based off a Rabbit, Hamster, Dinosaur, or even a Mouse. Its name comes from needle and rhino and an a to reference female sayings in Spanish.

Gallery

Sources


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