Nidorino (Japanese: ニドリーノ Nidoriino) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. He is the male counterpart of Nidorina.

Biology

Physiology

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

Natural abilities

The entire Nido family are known for their venomous spines. Nidorino's are no exception. His poison is more potent than his previous evolution, and the horn it is secreted from (which explains its Poison Point ability ) is harder than a diamond. His ears are used to checks its surroundings.

Behavior

Nidorino are extremely aggresive pokemon that are quick to Anger like Mankey. One he detects an enemy, all his spikes will bristle up at once and will go all out to challenge the foe(which may explain its other abilities).

Evolution

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

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Safari Zone (Red)
Safari Zone and the Celadon Game Corner for 1,200 coins (Blue)
Uncommon
Yellow Route 9, 23, and Safari Zone Common
Gold and Silver Route 13-15 Common
Crystal Route 13-15 Common
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Safari Zone Areas 1, 2, & 3 (FireRed)
Safari Zone Area 2 (LeafGreen)
Uncommon (FireRed)
Rare (LeafGreen)
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Route 221, Lake Valor Rare
Platinum Route 221 (Poké Radar) Rare
HeartGold and SoulSilver Route 15 Common
Black and White Evolve Nidoran♂ (White only) None
X and Y Route 11 Common
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Transfer None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Transfer None
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Route 9, Route 10, Route 23 Common
Sword and Shield Trade None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
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

  • Red and 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • Black 2

    It has a violent disposition and stabs foes with its horn, which oozes poison upon impact.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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!

    Its horn contains venom. If it stabs an enemy with the horn, the impact makes the poison leak out.

  • 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.


Stats

Nidorino's Stats
HP
61
Attack
72
Defense
57
Sp. Atk
55
Sp. Def
55
Speed
65
Total
365

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
7 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
9 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
13 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
20 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
23 Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal Physical
28 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
35 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status
38 Flatter 100% 15 Dark Status
43 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
50 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status
58 Horn Drill —% 5 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
7 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
9 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
13 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Smart 2 3 ♥
20 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
23 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
28 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status Smart 4 0 ♥
35 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status Smart 2 0 ♥
38 Flatter —% 15 Dark Status Smart 2 0 ♥
43 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
50 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 4 0 ♥
58 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
7 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
9 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
13 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
20 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
23 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
28 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
35 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status
38 Flatter —% 15 Dark Status
43 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
50 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status
58 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 3
7 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Cool 0
9 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Cool 2
13 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Smart 2
20 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
23 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cool 3
28 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status Smart 1
35 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status Smart 0
38 Flatter —% 15 Dark Status Smart 2
43 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
50 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
58 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal Physical Cool 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Leer 100% 30 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Cool 4 0 ♥
8 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Cool 1 3 ♥
12 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Cool 2 0 ♥
18 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Smart 2 3 ♥
22 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Normal Cool 4 0 ♥
26 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
34 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
43 Flatter —% 15 Dark Smart 1 0 ♥
53 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Leer 100% 30 Normal
Tackle 35 100% 35 Normal
Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Normal
Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting
19 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison
27 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal
36 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal
46 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Leer 100% 30 Normal
Tackle 35 100% 35 Normal
Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Normal
Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting
19 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison
27 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal
36 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal
46 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Leer 100% 30 Normal
Tackle 35 100% 35 Normal
Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Normal
Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison
23 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal
32 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal
41 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal
50 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM67 Smart Strike 70 —% 10 Steel Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 2 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 100 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94XY Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94ORAS Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06ORAS Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cute 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM65 Shadow Claw 75 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Beauty 2 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 85% 10 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Cool 2 2 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Cool 2 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Tough 2 1 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 3 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water
TM12 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice
TM14 Blizzard 120 90% 5 Ice
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Egg Moves

To see the Egg Moves that Nidorino can learn, refer to Nidoran♂.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Drill Run ORAS 80 95% 10 Ground Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Super Fang ORAS 90% 10 Normal Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Drill Run B2W2 80 95% 10 Ground Physical
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Super Fang B2W2 90% 10 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Helping Hand HGSSPt —% 20 Normal Status Smart 1
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Sucker Punch HGSSPt 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 2
Super Fang HGSS 90% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam  85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Defense Curl E —% 40 Normal Cute 2 2 ♥
Double-Edge  120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Mimic  —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute  —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Ice Beam C 95 100% 15 Ice
Thunderbolt C 95 100% 15 Electric
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Appearances

Anime

Nidorino.jpg

Trivia

  • Nidorino's shiny color is the same color as Nidorina's normal colours. The inverse is also true.
  • Nidorino, along with Gengar and Jigglypuff, are the first Pokémon to appear in the games and anime, though this is not true for the latter.
    • There is also an old Capsule Monsters artwork featuring a less polished version of the two, though he appears to also have traits of Gyarados and Feraligatr.
  • In Generation I, when Nidorino appeared in Professor Oak’s intro, his female counterpart’s cry is heard.
  • It shares its category with the rest of its line as well as the Poipole line.

Origin

Nidorano is mostly based on small mammalian animals, mainly mice, rabbits, or porcupines. It may also be based on some venomous mammals, mainly the insectivore types.

Etymology

Nidorano may come from cnidocyte (a type of cell responsible for the venom in stinging animals), rhino, and the -o suffix, which is usually used at the end of male-denoting names in some languages. It may also derive from needle.

Gallery

See also

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