Nidorina

Nidorina is a Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Poison Pin Pokémon.

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
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.
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.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
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 the food into a paste, 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
White
Black 2
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
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.

Evolution chart

Nidoran♀
#029
Nidoran♀
Poison

(Level 16)
Nidorina
#030
Nidorina
Poison

(use Moon Stone)
Nidoqueen
#031
Nidoqueen
Poison · Ground

Name origin

nido
Japanese for ‘two’ (referring to its counterpart)
rhino
large African mammal

Moves learned by Nidorina

Nidorina sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Nidorina  sprite from Red & Blue Nidorina  sprite from Silver Nidorina  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Nidorina  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Nidorina  sprite from Black & White Nidorina  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Nidorina Shiny sprite from Silver Nidorina Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Nidorina Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Nidorina Shiny sprite from Black & White Nidorina Shiny sprite from X & Y

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Where to find Nidorina

Red Route 11, Celadon City
Blue Route 11
Yellow Route 9, 23
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Route 13, 14, 15
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed Route 11
LeafGreen Evolve Nidoran♀
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 221, Valor Lakefront
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 13, 14, 15
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Nidoran♀
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 11
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game