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Best moveset for Nidorina

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Nidorina’s greatest attacks are Poison Sting and Sludge Bomb. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Poison Sting 10 dps
  Sludge Bomb 41.7 dps


  Poison Sting 10 dps
  Sludge Bomb 41.7 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Bite 6 8 12
 Poison Sting 5 11.7 10
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Dig 100 -10.6 21.3
 Poison Fang 35 -19.4 24.7
 Sludge Bomb 80 -21.7 41.7
 Thunderbolt 80 -20 32
 Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
 Return Purified 35 -47.1 50


The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

Nidorina, a first-generation Pokemon ranked 30th in the Pokedex… He is a Pokémon of the poisonous type that dwells in the territory Canto. Nidorina transforms into nidoqueen after consuming 100 sweets.

When Poison Thorn Pokémon are among their friends or relatives, they keep their spines back so they don’t damage each other. When away from its companions, this Pokémon becomes anxious.

Parameters and characteristics of Pokémon Nidorin

Max PC 1480
Attack 117
Defense 120
Stamina 172

How to find and catch Pokémon Nidorin?

Nidorina may be found in parks and marshes. This Pokémon may be found around overgrown lakes, in industrial regions, and near factories.

Nidorina comes on the map rather seldom. The most authentic method to get it is to develop a female Nidoran. Sometimes encountered during raids and field investigations.


Nidorina is a quadrupedal mammalian Pokémon with sky-blue patches. It features huge, spiny ears, crimson eyes, and two pointed teeth jutting from its upper jaw. It has huge poison spikes that it retracts while in a group, nursing its offspring, or resting in its burrow. It can stand on its hind legs and has three claws on each of its paws. The forelegs are longer and thicker than the hindlegs. It has a short tail. Nidorina is exclusively found in females.

Nidorina is a gentle Pokémon noted for being a kind mother who chews food for her young. It seems to have tight familial ties with others of its species and gets anxious when separated. Because its horn develops slowly, Nidorina prefers not to fight, but if pushed or furious, it favors physical assaults like as clawing and biting. Nidorina likes to masticate its meal before spitting it out and offering it to its offspring. It also makes ultrasonic calls to confuse enemies. Nidorina are burrow dwellers in hot savannas and plains.

Evolution family

Nidorina is part of a three-member family.

Regular Version


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Shiny Version


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  • Nidorina was released along with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.Shiny_Pokemon_icon
  • Shiny form of Nidorina was released at the start of Female Day on October 11th, 2018.Icon_Shadow_Pokemon
  • Shadow form of Nidorina was released at the start of Team GO Rocket Event on July 10th, 2020.
    • Shiny form of Shadow Nidorina was released at the start of A Looming Shadow Returns on November 9th, 2021.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6Increased spawns in:
Pokémon Day 2020: Feb 25 – Mar 2
Female Day: 2018 Oct 11 – 12
Research tasks
561 Field Research:
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts: 2022 Feb
Trade a Pokémon with a friend: Friend Fest
GO Battle League
748 Obtainable starting from rank:1 (Season 9)


 What counters Nidorina?

Nidorina is a Poison type Pokémon, which makes it weak against Ground and Psychic moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Nidorina are:

  • Calyrex (Shadow Rider),
  • Mewtwo,
  • Hoopa (Unbound),
  • Deoxys (Attack),
  • Alakazam.


  • Normally, evolved stages of Pokémon cannot be shiny at the encounter screen, but Nidorina might be during Female Day.