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 2′07″ (0.8 m)
Weight 44.1 lbs (20.0 kg)
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)

Training

EV yield 2 HP
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (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.

Moves learned by Nidorina

Moves learnt by level up

Nidorina learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
7Tail WhipNormal 100
9Double KickFighting 30 100
13Poison StingPoison 15 100
20Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
23BiteDark 60 100
28Helping HandNormal
35Toxic SpikesPoison
38FlatterDark 100
43CrunchDark 80 100
50CaptivateNormal 100
58Poison FangPoison 50 100

Egg moves

Nidorina learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Nidorina egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Beat UpDark 100
CharmFairy 100
Chip AwayNormal 70 100
CounterFighting 100
DisableNormal 100
EndureNormal
Focus EnergyNormal
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Poison TailPoison 50 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Skull BashNormal 130 100
SupersonicNormal 55
Take DownNormal 90 85
Venom DrenchPoison 100

Move Tutor moves

Nidorina can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Helping HandNormal
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Shock WaveElectric 60
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stomping TantrumGround 75 100
Super FangNormal 90
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Nidorina is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Nidorina can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
TackleNormal 40 100 Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
Horn DrillNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

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.
1GrowlNormal 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
3Tail WhipNormal 100
6Poison StingPoison 15 100
9Double KickFighting 30 100
12BiteDark 60 100
15Helping HandNormal
23ToxicPoison 90
31Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
39CrunchDark 80 100
47Super FangNormal 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HeadbuttNormal 70 100
3Helping HandNormal
5RestPsychic
7ProtectNormal
8SubstituteNormal
9ReflectPsychic
10DigGround 80 100
12FacadeNormal 70 100
19Iron TailSteel 100 75
26Poison JabPoison 80 100
27ToxicPoison 90
36ThunderboltElectric 90 100
38ThunderElectric 110 70
51BlizzardIce 110 70
52Sludge BombPoison 90 100
55Ice BeamIce 90 100

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

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

Other languages

English 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