Nidorina

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

Pokédex data

National № 030
Type Poison
Species Poison Pin Pokémon
Height 0.8 m (2′07″)
Weight 20.0 kg (44.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Poison Point
2. Rivalry
Hustle (hidden ability)
Local № 030 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
096 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
030 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
096 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
105 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
030 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
066 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 HP
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 128
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 0% male, 100% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 62
116 245
Defense 67
125 256
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 56
105 232
Total 365 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Nidorina.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (use Moon Stone)

Nidorina changes

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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
When resting deep in its burrow, its barbs always retract. This is proof that it is relaxed.
Sword The horn on its head has atrophied. It’s thought that this happens so Nidorina’s children won’t get poked while their mother is feeding them.
Shield If the group is threatened, these Pokémon will band together to assault enemies with a chorus of ultrasonic waves.

Moves learned by Nidorina

Moves learnt by level up

Nidorina learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
15Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
22Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
29Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
36BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
43Helping HandNormalStatus
50ToxicPoisonStatus 90
57FlatterDarkStatus 100
64CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
71Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100

Egg moves

Nidorina does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Moves learnt by TM

Nidorina is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
15DigGroundPhysical 80 100
21RestPsychicStatus
23ThiefDarkPhysical 60 100
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
29CharmFairyStatus 100
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
34Sunny DayFireStatus
37Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
41Helping HandNormalStatus
65Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
74VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
98Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100

Moves learnt by TR

Nidorina is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Nidorina learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
3Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
6Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
9Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
12BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
15Helping HandNormalStatus
23ToxicPoisonStatus 90
31Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
39CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
47Super FangNormalPhysical 90

Moves learnt by TM

Nidorina is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Nidorina sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Nidorina  sprite from Sword & Shield
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

Where to find Nidorina

Red Route 11, Celadon City, Safari Zone
Blue Route 11, Safari Zone
Yellow Route 9, 23, Safari Zone
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Route 13, 14, 15
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed Route 11, Safari Zone
LeafGreen Safari Zone
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
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 9, 10, 23
Sword
Shield
Evolve Nidoran♀

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Nidorina
Japanese ニドリーナ (Nidorina)
German Nidorina
French Nidorina

Name origin

nidoru
Japanese for ‘needle’
rhino
large African mammal
-a
female suffix