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Let's Talk Pokemon: Nidorino

The Let's Talk Pokemon series is a source for more in depth information about the Nidos that you can find in the games.

Fast Facts

Overview

Nidorino
Nidorino is a lagomorphic or rodent like Pokemon that has also developed the anatomy of a rhinoceros. Nidorino loses the incisor teeth in favor of fangs, and the size of Nidorino's horn and barbs increase (although the number of barbs decrease). He still has the trademark floppy ears that the Nido family has, although he can stiffen them to check the surroundings. Nidorino has three claws on his hands, but only two on his feet. Nidorino is known to be irritable, and will choose to fight when faced against an adversary. It will charge the enemy at full force, secreting venom from its horn if it succeeds in stabbing the enemy. Nidorino can also shatter a diamond with his horn.
Nidorino
Original Name: ニドリーノ (Nidorino)


Generation
I
National Dex #
033
Species
Poison Pin
Type
Poison
Height
2'11" / 0.9m
Weight
43.0 lbs / 19.5kg
Pokedex Color
Purple
Gender Ratio
100% Male
Abilities
Poison Point
Rivalry
Hidden Ability
Hustle
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Monster/
Ground
Effort Value
2 Atk

Nidorino Base Stats

Base
Maximum Range
(at lv. 100)
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
800 - 1536

 

Nidorino Moveset (fifth Generation)

 Level   Move   Type   PP 
---
Leer
Normal
30
---
Peck
Flying
35
7
Focus Energy
Normal
30
9
Double Kick
Fighting
30
13
Poison Sting
Poison
35
20
Fury Attack
Normal
20
23
Horn Attack
Normal
25
28
Helping Hand
Normal
20
35
Toxic Spikes
Poison
20
38
Flatter
Dark
15
43
Poison Jab
Poison
20
50
Captivate
Normal
20
58
Horn Drill
Normal
5

 

Nidorino Evolution

             
  Nidoran evolution

Level 16
Nidorino evolution

via Moonstone
Nidoking evolution  
 
Nidoran ♂
Nidorino
Nidoking
 

 


In Other Media:

The Pokemon Anime

Nidorino and Gengar appear in to have a battle in the first episode, based on the opening of the original Red and Blue (Green) games. This makes the both of them the first Pokemon that you see not only in the games, but also in the anime, if you don't include the title sequence.

Emily's Nidoran ♀, Maria, along with Ralph's Nidoran ♂, Tony, have both had a major role in the episode "Wherefore Art Thou, Pokemon?". The episode itself is reminiscent of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, with the names of the Nidoran being a reference to Arthur Laurents's West Side Story. At the end of the episode, Tony and Maria kiss, which causes them to evolve into Nidorino and Nidorina, respectively. Throughout the episode, both the male and female Nidoran, as well as their evolutions, lack model consistancy, with artistic errors appearing here and there. Sometimes this is as often as the next scene right after the last.

Nidorino is also seen as a companion for Temacu's Nidorina in "The Heartbreak of Brock". However, his role is laughably small and single note.

Pokemon Adventures (Pokemon Special) Manga

A couple of Nidorino's appearances are used as capture fodder when Red teaches children how to capute Pokemon. In one instance during the Fire Red and Leaf Green arc, Red insists on having a child use a Gengar to battle it, creating yet another reference to the opening sequence of the Red and Blue (Green) games. It is strange that Red would use Nidorino as an example Pokemon for children to capture, as realistically Nidorino seems to be the kind of Pokemon that requires an experienced trainer, what with having a diamond piercing horn and being poisonous all over.

Yamashita 4 Koma Manga

When Nidorino is featured in the domestic comedy type strips, he appears to blend into the background much like Nidoran Female, but visually appears to have the same traits as Nidoran Male. In his solo appearance, he verifies the Pokedex flavor text in smasing a diamond, which Nidorina... physically disapproves of.

 

Name Origin

Information comes from the Japanese Wikipedia:

Nido, written in katakana as ニド, comes from the english word needle (in Japanese, ニードル ). The suffix -ino is an Italian masculine diminutive.

 

Nidorino in Different Languages

English
Nidorino
Japanese
ニドリーノ
Spanish
Nidorino
French
Nidorino
German
Nidorino
Italian
Nidorino
Greek
Nidorino
Finnish
Nidorino
Russian
Nidorino
Hebrew
Nidorino
Thai
Nidorino
or ニドリーノ
Chinese (Traditional)
尼多力諾
Chinese (Hong Kong)
尼多利
Korean
니드리노

 

Miscellany

Did you know that Nidorino was one of the first Pokemon conceived? For more facts like these, along with biological information, speculations and trivia, check out the links to other related articles for the Pokemon, Nidorino:

Nido Family Pokedex - for biological details, among other unnoted extras.
Nidoran Classification - this article isn't just useful for Nidoran, but provides anatomy for Nidorino as well.
Design Through Time - shows the evolution of Nidorino's design from 1996 to present.
Quick Facts and Speculations - little known things about Nidorino, factual and possible.

Sources Used


Pokemon.com
Wikipedia Japan
The Pokemon Wiki
Bulbapedia

 

 

 

 
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