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Nidorina
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ニドリーナ Nidoriina
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Generation I
Evolutionary line
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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
Alola N/A
Evolves from Nidoran♀
Evolves into Nidoqueen
Gender
0% ♂ / 100 % ♀
Weight Height
44.1 lbs. 20.0 kg 2'07" 0.8 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Blue
Shape Footprint
Shape08
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.

Natural 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 16. Nidorina evolves into Nidoqueen by use of a Moon Stone.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) 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

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
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.
Sun
Moon


Stats

Base Stats
HP
70
Attack
62
Defense
67
Sp. Atk
55
Sp. Def
55
Speed
56
Total
365

Learnset

Leveling

TM/HM

Egg Moves

To see the Egg Moves that Nidorina can learn, refer to Nidoran♀.


Tutoring

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 Nidorina BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Nidorina XY Nidorina XY
GO Back
Nidorina-GO
Nidorina-GO
Sun Moon Back

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 AG122: 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 on 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

See also

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