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Nidorina is a Pokémon with the type Poison and has existed since the first generation of games. It is the first development of Nidoran♀ and can develop into Nidoqueen itself. Furthermore, it forms the female counterpart to Nidorino.


Appearance and build

Nidorina is a medium-sized, two-legged Pokémon that is colored light and dark blue. Except for the belly, which tends to almost white, and a few dark blue spots on the thighs, most of the body is light blue. The inside of the ears turns dark blue. The poison Pokémon has a compact, but strongly built body. It has triangular eyes made up of white dermis, red irides, and white pupils. There is a prominent forehead between the two large ears, each equipped with three spines. The mouth is quite pointed above and the lower jaw protrudes a little back. Two small canines can be seen. The nostrils are located above the tip of the mouth. The arms are rather thin compared to the legs, but armed with three claws. It stands on two strong legs, which also have three slightly thicker claws. There are four spiky protrusions on the back of the Pokémon. The pair, which is almost on the shoulders, measures a little more in size than the lower pair. Finally, Nidorina has a thick, short tail.

In the shimmering form, Nidorina is colored like its counterpart, namely dark purple.

Attacks and abilities

Nidorina, like his predecessor Nidoran (female), is not able to learn special attacks in a natural way. To do this, it mostly learns poison attacks, such as poison sting or poison tooth, or normal attacks such as scratch fury. In addition, it can bite the opponent with its teeth, or perform a double kick with its strong legs.

Due to its poisonous skin, it can poison the opponent with just touch. In addition, due to its rivalry with other females, it becomes stronger, but also weaker when a male is around. In addition, this Pokémon is sometimes very overzealous, which makes it stronger, but its attacks become less coordinated and it misses more often.

Behavior and habitat

By nature, Nidorina is rather peaceful and, like his previous development, very calm and caring. However, if it or its young are attacked, it goes into a frenzy and bites wildly. Since its horn grows relatively slowly, it avoids the fight. Instead, it emits screams in the ultrasonic wave range in an emergency, which can confuse the opponent. In the event of danger, it also extends the spines on the body. While this Pokémon sleeps, the spikes on its back move with every breath. But they generally grow more slowly than those of his male counterpart Nidorino. The female is also generally more balanced in nature. However, if Nidorina attacks, it prefers powerful attacks to the use of its relatively small poison horn. When Nidorina is with his friends or family, it retracts its barbs so that it doesn't hurt anyone. It generally does this even when it is in its construction. It gets nervous when you separate it from its conspecifics. It feeds its young by chewing the food and then giving it to them to eat.

Wild Nidorina can be observed particularly frequently in the meadows and fields of the Kanto and Johto regions, but also in some cases in Kalos.


Nidorina is a Level 1 Pokémon and the further development of Nidoran♀. It can continue to evolve into Nidoqueen. In the games, the developments are triggered by reaching level 16 or by the gift of a moonstone. During breeding, an egg is created from which both a Nidoran♂ and a Nidoran♀ can hatch. Only one Nidoran♀ can be used for the transmission of breeding attacks, as Nidorina and Nidoqueen lose their gender and are generally incapable of breeding. Breeding with Ditto and the evolutionary line of Nidoran♂ is still possible.

Origin and meaning of the name

Nidorina's appearance cannot be directly assigned to any animal species. It has the greatest external similarities with different rodents. However, Nidorina's reptile-like head has no visible incisor teeth, but rather elongated canine teeth that are noticeably far back. Probably the closest resemblance is to a porcupine to have. This is indicated by its back spines and its relatively short, conical tail. Its large ears are probably from rabbits been inspired. Since it cannot be clearly determined whether Nidorina has fur, it could be one, the naked mole rat have similar, skin.

Its name is the same in all languages ​​and is derived from the English word for "needle", a reference to its poison thorns, and the scientific name of the rhinoceros here.

language Surname Possible origin of the name
German Nidorina Taken from Japanese.
English Nidorina Taken from Japanese.
Japanese ニ ド リ ー ナ Nidorinaneedle + Rhinoceros + a as a feminine ending
French Nidorina Taken from Japanese.
Korean 니드 리나 NideurinaTaken from Japanese.
Chinese 尼多娜Níduōnà尼 多 níduō + 娜 n / A

In the main games



game Location
R.Route 11 (exchange for Nidorino), Rocket arcade, safari zone
B.Route 11 (exchange for Nidorino), safari zone
GRoute 9, 23, Safari Zone
GSKRoute 13, 14, 15
FRRoute 11 (exchange for Nidorino), safari zone
BGSafari zone
DPPTRoute 221, Bold Shore (Pokéradar)
HGSSRoute 13, 14, 15, Safari Zone
PdFIn the grass
XYRoute 11
SMUSUMPokémon Bank
LGPLGERoute 9, 10, 23
SWEXSHEXGiant's bed
Dyna raids(Ballsee-Ufer: nest 261, nest 266, bed of the giant: nest 204, nest 212, sea of ​​clods: nest 249)


Status values

Type weaknesses

If Nidorina is attacked by attacks of these types, the damage is multiplied by the specified factor.

Items worn

A wild Nidorina can wear the following items: