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.
The entire Nido family are known for their venomous spines. Nidorino's are no exception. They are more potent than his previous evolution.
In the anime
- Nidorino first appeared in Pokémon - I Choose You!, it appeared on Ash's TV battling against another trainer's Gengar. This battle mirrored the opening sequence for Red and Blue.
- In the episode Where Art Through, Little Pokémon? a young boy named Ralph had a Nidoran♂ that evolved into a Nidorino after kissing a Nidoran♀.
|Red/Blue|| Safari Zone (Red)|
Safari Zone and the Celadon Game Corner for 1,200 coins (Blue)
|Yellow||Route 9, 23, and Safari Zone||Common|
|FireRed/LeafGreen|| Safari Zone Areas 1, 2, & 3 (FireRed)|
Safari Zone Area 2 (LeafGreen)
| Uncommon (FireRed)|
|Diamond/Pearl||Route 221, Lake Valor||Rare|
|Platinum||Route 221 (Poké Radar)||Rare|
|Black/White||Evolve Nidoran♂ (White only)||None|
Side game locations
|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|
- Main article: Nidorino/Learnset Generation I
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.
- Nidorino's shiny color is the same color as Nidorina's.
- Nidorino, along with Gengar, are the first Pokémon to appear in the games and anime.
- Pokémon.com Pokédex
- Serebii.net Pokédex data
- Legendary Pokémon data
- The Pokémon Database
- Pokémon Dream Pokédex data
- Psypokes Psydex data