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 0.9 m (2′11″)
Weight 19.5 kg (43.0 lbs)
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)
033 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
069 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Its horn contains venom. If it stabs an enemy with the horn, the impact makes the poison leak out.
Sword With a horn that’s harder than diamond, this Pokémon goes around shattering boulders as it searches for a moon stone.
Shield It’s nervous and quick to act aggressively. The potency of its poison increases along with the level of adrenaline present in its body.

Moves learned by Nidorino

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Focus EnergyNormalStatus
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
15Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
22Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
29Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
36Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100
43Helping HandNormalStatus
50ToxicPoisonStatus 90
57FlatterDarkStatus 100
64Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
71Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100

Egg moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Focus EnergyNormalStatus
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
3Focus EnergyNormalStatus
6Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
9Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
12Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100
15Helping HandNormalStatus
23ToxicPoisonStatus 90
31Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
39Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
47Horn DrillNormalPhysical 30

Moves learnt by TM

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

Nidorino sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Nidorino  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 9, 10, 23
Sword
Shield
Evolve Nidoran♂

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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