Essentials

Nidorino

The Poison Pin Pokémon

Nidorino

Poison

Abilities

Poison Point

Has a 30% chance of poisoning attacking Pokémon on contact.

Rivalry

Increases damage inflicted to 1.25× against Pokémon of the same gender, but decreases damage to 0.75× against the opposite gender.

Hidden Ability

Hustle

Strengthens physical moves to inflict 1.5× damage, but decreases their accuracy to 0.8×.

Damage Taken

  • Bug ½
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy ½
  • Fighting ½
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass ½
  • Ground 2
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic 2
  • Rock 1
  • Steel 1
  • Water 1

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 1
National
33
Kanto
33 Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen
Original Johto
99 Gold, Silver, Crystal
Updated Johto
99 HeartGold, SoulSilver
Coastal Kalos
108 X, Y

Names

Japanese
ニドリーノ (nidoriino)
Official roomaji
Nidorino
Korean
니드리노
Chinese
尼多力諾
French
Nidorino
German
Nidorino
Spanish
Nidorino
Italian
Nidorino

Breeding

Gender
always male Search:
Egg groups
  • Monster
  • Field
Search:
Hatch counter
20 Search:
Steps to hatch
5355 / 2805

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
128 Search:
Effort points
  • 2 Attack
Capture rate
120 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium slow Search:

Wild held items

Generation 3 nothing
Generation 4 nothing
Generation 5 nothing
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Nidoran♂ Nidorino Level up, starting at level 16 Nidoking Use a Moon Stone

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
61
43.2 295 326
Attack
72
47.3 212 243
Defense
57
32.9 182 213
Special Attack
55
33.5 178 209
Special Defense
55
31.1 178 209
Speed
65
49.4 198 229
Total
365
34.1

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★✯✯☆
Power
★★✯☆
Skill
★✯☆
Stamina
★✯☆
Jump
★★☆
Total
7/12/17

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

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

Generation 6
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.

Sprites

Nidorino Nidorino Nidorino Nidorino

Miscellany

Species
Poison Pin Search:
Color
Purple Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
grassland Search:
Footprint
Nidorino
Shape
Mensal Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Nidorino
9

2'11.4"
0.9 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Nidorino
195

43.0 lb
19.5 kg

Locations

Red Red
Blue Blue
Yellow Yellow
FireRed FireRed
LeafGreen LeafGreen
Diamond Diamond
Pearl Pearl
Platinum Platinum
HeartGold HeartGold
SoulSilver SoulSilver

Pal Park

Area
Field
Score
50
Rate
30

Moves

Poison moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Physical moves better suit Nidorino's higher Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Leer Normal status 30 100%

Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.

Peck Flying physical 35 35 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

8 7 7 7 7 Focus Energy Normal status 30

Increases the user's chance to score a critical hit.

Tackle Normal physical 35 50 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

8 Horn Attack Normal physical 25 65 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

8 8 Horn Attack Normal physical 25 65 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

12 12 12 9 9 9 9 Double Kick Fighting physical 30 30 100%

Hits twice in one turn.

14 19 19 18 13 13 13 13 Poison Sting Poison physical 35 15 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

23 27 27 Focus Energy Normal status 30

Increases the user's chance to score a critical hit.

32 36 36 20 20 20 20 Fury Attack Normal physical 20 15 85%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

41 46 46 Horn Drill Normal physical 5 * 30%

Causes a one-hit KO.

50 Double Kick Fighting physical 30 30 100%

Hits twice in one turn.

22 23 23 23 23 Horn Attack Normal physical 25 65 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

26 28 28 28 28 Helping Hand Normal status 20 5

Ally's next move inflicts half more damage.

35 35 35 35 Toxic Spikes Poison status 20

Scatters poisoned spikes, poisoning opposing Pokémon that switch in.

38 38 38 38 Flatter Dark status 15 100%

Raises the target's Special Attack by one stage and confuses the target.

43 43 43 43 Poison Jab Poison physical 20 80 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

50 50 50 50 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

34 Fury Attack Normal physical 20 15 85%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

43 Flatter Dark status 15 100%

Raises the target's Special Attack by one stage and confuses the target.

53 58 58 58 58 Horn Drill Normal physical 5 * 30%

Causes a one-hit KO.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
Egg, learned by Nidoran♂ but not Nidorino
• • • • • • Amnesia Psychic status 20

Raises the user's Special Defense by two stages.

• • • • • • Beat Up Dark physical 10 * 100%

Hits once for every conscious Pokémon the trainer has.

• • Chip Away Normal physical 20 70 100%

Ignores the target's stat modifiers.

• • • • • • Confusion Psychic special 25 50 100%

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

• • • • • • Counter Fighting physical 20 * 100% -5

Inflicts twice the damage the user received from the last physical hit it took.

• • • • • • Disable Normal status 20 100%

Disables the target's last used move for 1-8 turns.

• • Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

• • • Head Smash Rock physical 5 150 80%

User receives 1/2 the damage inflicted in recoil.

• • Iron Tail Steel physical 15 100 75%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

• • Poison Tail Poison physical 25 50 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit and a 10% chance to poison the target.

• • • • Sucker Punch Dark physical 5 80 100% 1

Only works if the target is about to use a damaging move.

• • • • • • Supersonic Normal status 20 55%

Confuses the target.

• • • • • • Take Down Normal physical 20 90 85%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

• Venom Drench Poison status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Attack, Special Attack, and Speed by one stage if it is poisoned.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Counter Fighting physical 20 * 100% -5

Inflicts twice the damage the user received from the last physical hit it took.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Defense Curl Normal status 40

Raises user's Defense by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Drill Run Ground physical 10 80 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Helping Hand Normal status 20 5

Ally's next move inflicts half more damage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ice Beam Ice special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Iron Tail Steel physical 15 100 75%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sucker Punch Dark physical 5 80 100% 1

Only works if the target is about to use a damaging move.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Super Fang Normal physical 10 * 90%

Inflicts damage equal to half the target's HP.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Thunderbolt Electric special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
03 03 03 Water Pulse Water special 20 60 100%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

02 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

03 Curse Ghost status 10

Ghosts pay half their max HP to hurt the target every turn. Others decrease Speed but raise Attack and Defense.

01 01 Hone Claws Dark status 15

Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by one stage.

06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

09 09 Venoshock Poison special 10 65 100%

Inflicts double damage if the target is Poisoned.

08 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

10 10 10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

11 11 11 11 11 11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

13 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

07 07 Horn Drill Normal physical 5 * 30%

Causes a one-hit KO.

08 08 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

09 09 Take Down Normal physical 20 90 85%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

10 10 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

11 11 Bubble Beam Water special 20 65 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

12 12 Water Gun Water special 25 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

13 13 13 13 13 13 13 Ice Beam Ice special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 Blizzard Ice special 5 110 70%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

20 20 Rage Normal physical 20 20 100%

If the user is hit after using this move, its Attack rises by one stage.

17 17 17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

18 18 18 18 18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

20 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

21 21 21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

23 23 23 23 Iron Tail Steel physical 15 100 75%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

24 24 24 24 24 24 24 Thunderbolt Electric special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 Thunder Electric special 10 110 70%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

31 31 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

27 27 27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

31 Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

28 28 28 28 28 Dig Ground physical 10 80 100%

User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

34 34 34 Shock Wave Electric special 20 60

Never misses.

36 36 36 36 36 Sludge Bomb Poison special 10 90 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

42 42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

34 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

35 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

40 Defense Curl Normal status 40

Raises user's Defense by one stage.

43 Detect Fighting status 5 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

33 33 Reflect Psychic status 20

Reduces damage from physical attacks by half.

34 34 Bide Normal physical 10 * 1

User waits for two turns, then hits back for twice the damage it took.

40 40 Skull Bash Normal physical 10 130 100%

Raises the user's Defense by one stage. User charges for one turn before attacking.

44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 45 45 45 45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

46 46 46 46 46 46 Thief Dark physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

58 58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

49 49 Echoed Voice Normal special 15 40 100%

Power increases by 100% for each consecutive use by any friendly Pokémon, to a maximum of 200.

65 65 65 65 Shadow Claw Ghost physical 15 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

78 78 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

82 82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

84 84 84 84 Poison Jab Poison physical 20 80 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

50 50 90 90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

94 94 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 Cut Normal physical 30 50 95%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 Strength Normal physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H6 H6 H6 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

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