Nidorino

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Poison
Nidorino
ニドリーノ Nidoriino
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Poison Pin Pokémon
Pokédex
National
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Johto
Hoenn
Sinnoh
Unova
Kalos
Alola
Ability Gender
Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle (Dream World)
100% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Purple Monster
Field
Weight Height
43.0 lbs 19.5kg 2'11" 0.9 m
Body style Footprint
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Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
61 72 57
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
55 55 65
Total
365

Nidorino (Japanese: ニドリーノ Nidoriino) is a Poison-type Pokémon and the evolved form of Nidoran♂. It is the male counterpart of a Nidorina.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Nidorino is a rabbit-like Pokémon, like its previous evolution, though it acquires a more rugged look. Sharp teeth protrude from its upper jaw and its spikes have grown larger. It is a red-purple color with slightly darker spots. It has very large ears.

Special abilities[edit | edit source]

The entire Nido family are known for their venomous spines. Nidorino's are no exception. They are more potent than his previous evolution.

Evolution[edit | edit source]

Nidorino evolves into Nidoking, by use of a Moon Stone. Nidorino is the evolved form of Nidoran♂ as of level 16.

In the anime[edit | edit source]

Game info[edit | edit source]

Game locations[edit | edit source]

Version(s) Location
Red/Blue Safari Zone (Red)
Safari Zone and the Celadon Game Corner for 1,200 coins (Blue)
Yellow Route 9, 23, and Safari Zone
Gold/Silver Route 13-15
Crystal Route 13-15
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade
Emerald Trade
FireRed/ LeafGreen Safari Zone Areas 1, 2, & 3 (FireRed)
Safari Zone Area 2 (LeafGreen)
Diamond/ Pearl Route 221, Lake Valor
Platinum Route 221 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 15
Black/White Evolve Nidoran♂ (White only)

Side game locations[edit | edit source]

Game(s) Location
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 3, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Lapis Cave (4-8F), Wish Cave (47-50F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mt. Bristle (4-9F), Labyrinth Cave (1-9BF)
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower


Pokédex entries[edit | edit source]

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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diamond
It has a violent disposition and stabs foes with its horn, which oozes poison upon impact.
Pearl
It has a violent disposition and stabs foes with its horn, which oozes poison upon impact.
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
It has a violent disposition and stabs foes with its horn, which oozes poison upon impact.
White
It has a violent disposition and stabs foes with its horn, which oozes poison upon impact.
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Learnset[edit | edit source]

Generation I[edit | edit source]

Main article: Nidorino/Learnset Generation I

Origins[edit | edit source]

Nidorino appears to be based on many types of rodents.

Nidorino's name is named after a small town in Northeastern Italy. Its name means strong willed in Italian.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Nidorino's shiny color is the same color as Nidorina's.
  • Nidorino, along with Gengar, are the first Pokémon to appear in the games and anime.

References[edit source]