Nidorino

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

Pokédex data

National № 033
Type Poison
Species Poison Pin Pokémon
Height 2′11″ (0.9 m)
Weight 43.0 lbs (19.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Poison Point
2. Rivalry
Hustle (hidden ability)
Local № 033 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
099 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
033 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
099 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
108 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 128
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 61
232 326
Attack 72
134 267
Defense 57
107 234
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 65
121 251
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 Nidorino.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (use Moon Stone)

Nidorino changes

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
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.
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.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
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
White
Black 2
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
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.

Moves learned by Nidorino

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
7Focus EnergyNormal
9Double KickFighting 30 100
13Poison StingPoison 15 100
20Fury AttackNormal 15 85
23Horn AttackNormal 65 100
28Helping HandNormal
35Toxic SpikesPoison
38FlatterDark 100
43Poison JabPoison 80 100
50CaptivateNormal 100
58Horn DrillNormal

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
Beat UpDark 100
Chip AwayNormal 70 100
ConfusionPsychic 50 100
CounterFighting 100
DisableNormal 100
EndureNormal
Head SmashRock 150 80
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Poison TailPoison 50 100
Sucker PunchDark 70 100
SupersonicNormal 55
Take DownNormal 90 85
Venom DrenchPoison 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Drill RunGround 80 95
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

Nidorino 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
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
67Smart StrikeSteel 70
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Nidorino 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
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 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

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
7Focus EnergyNormal
9Double KickFighting 30 100
13Poison StingPoison 15 100
20Fury AttackNormal 15 85
23Horn AttackNormal 65 100
28Helping HandNormal
35Toxic SpikesPoison
38FlatterDark 100
43Poison JabPoison 80 100
50CaptivateNormal 100
58Horn DrillNormal

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
Beat UpDark 100
Chip AwayNormal 70 100
ConfusionPsychic 50 100
CounterFighting 100
DisableNormal 100
EndureNormal
Head SmashRock 150 80
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Poison TailPoison 50 100
Sucker PunchDark 70 100
SupersonicNormal 55
Take DownNormal 90 85
Venom DrenchPoison 100

Moves learnt by TM

Nidorino is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & 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
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
67Smart StrikeSteel 70
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Nidorino can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & 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
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 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

Nidorino sprites

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

Where to find Nidorino

Red Safari Zone
Blue Celadon City, Safari Zone
Yellow Route 9, 23, Safari Zone
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Route 13, 14, 15
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed Safari Zone
LeafGreen Route 11, 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

Other languages

English Nidorino
Japanese ニドリーノ (Nidorino)
German Nidorino
French Nidorino

Name origin

nidoru
Japanese for ‘needle’
rhino
large African mammal
-o
male suffix