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Type(s)
Type Poison  
Species Poison Pin Pokémon
Abilities Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle (DW)
Pokédex
Nidoran♂ ← 033 → Nidoking
Kanto 033 Johto 099
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 108
Evolves From Nidoran♂
Evolves Into Nidoking
Nidorino
033
ニドリーノ Nidoriino
033Nidorino
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
032033034
Gender
100% ♂ / 0 % ♀
Weight Height
43.0 lbs 19.5kg 2'11" 0.9 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Purple Field
Monster
Body Style Footprint
Body08
F033
Cry

Nidorino (Japanese: ニドリーノ Nidoriino) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It is the male counterpart of a Nidorina.

Biology

Physiology

Nidorino is a rabbit-like Pokémon, like its previous evolution, though it acquires a more rugged look. Sharp teeth protrude from its upper jaw and its spikes have grown larger. It is a red-purple color with slightly darker spots. It has very large ears.

Special abilities

The entire Nido family are known for their venomous spines. Nidorino's are no exception. They are more potent than his previous evolution.

Evolution

Nidorino evolves into Nidoking, by use of a Moon Stone. Nidorino is the evolved form of Nidoran♂ as of level 16.

Game info

Game locations

Nidorino Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Safari Zone (Red)
Safari Zone and the Celadon Game Corner for 1,200 coins (Blue)
Uncommon
Yellow Route 9, 23, and Safari Zone Common
Gold/Silver Route 13-15 Common
Crystal Route 13-15 Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Safari Zone Areas 1, 2, & 3 (FireRed)
Safari Zone Area 2 (LeafGreen)
Uncommon (FireRed)
Rare (LeafGreen)
Diamond/Pearl Route 221, Lake Valor Rare
Platinum Route 221 (Poké Radar) 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

Nidorino Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 3, 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
An aggressive Pokémon that is quick to attack. The horn on its head secretes a powerful venom.
Yellow
Its horns contain venom. If they are stabbed into an enemy, the impact makes the poison leak out.
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.
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
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.
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.
Diamond
It has a violent disposition and stabs foes with its horn, which oozes poison upon impact.
Pearl
It has a violent disposition and stabs foes with its horn, which oozes poison upon impact.
Platinum
It has a violent disposition and stabs foes with its horn, which oozes poison upon impact.
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.
Black
It has a violent disposition and stabs foes with its horn, which oozes poison upon impact.
White
It has a violent disposition and stabs foes with its horn, which oozes poison upon impact.
Black 2
It has a violent disposition and stabs foes with its horn, which oozes poison upon impact.
White 2
It has a violent disposition and stabs foes with its horn, which oozes poison upon impact.
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
Alpha Sapphire


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status


Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical


7 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status


9 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical


13 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical


20 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical


23 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Dark Physical


28 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status


35 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status


38 Flatter —% 15 Dark Status


43 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical


50 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status


58 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal 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 V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status


Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical


7 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status


9 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical


13 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical


20 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical


23 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Dark Physical


28 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status


35 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status


38 Flatter —% 15 Dark Status


43 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical


50 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status


58 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal 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
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status


Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical


7 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status


9 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical


13 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical


20 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical


23 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Dark Physical


28 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status


35 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status


38 Flatter —% 15 Dark Status


43 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical


50 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status


58 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal 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 III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Leer 100% 30 Normal


Peck 35 100% 35 Flying


8 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal


12 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting


18 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison


22 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Dark


26 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal


34 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal


43 Flatter —% 15 Dark


53 Horn Drill 30% 5 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 II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Leer 100% 30 Normal


Tackle 35 100% 35 Normal


Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Dark


Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting


19 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison


27 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal


36 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal


46 Horn Drill 30% 5 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
Game Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Leer 100% 30 Normal


Tackle 35 100% 35 Normal


Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Dark


Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison


23 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal


32 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal


41 Horn Drill 30% 5 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
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Nidorino XY

Appearances

Anime

Nidorino

Trivia

  • Nidorino's shiny color is the same color as Nidorina's.
  • Nidorino, along with Gengar and Jigglypuff, are the first Pokémon to appear in the games and anime.

Origins

Nidorino appears to be based on many types of rodents.

Nidorino's name is named after a small town in Northeastern Italy. Its name means strong willed in Italian.

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