Nidorino # 033

Pokemon Nidorino – Pokemon of the first generation ranked 33rd in the Pokedex… It is found in the Kanto area and is of the toxic kind. Nidorino develops into Nesting after consuming 100 sweets.

The horn of the Poison Thorn Pokémon is tougher than diamond. If he detects an attacker, all the spikes on his back stand on point, and he defies the enemy with all his strength.

Parameters and characteristics of Pokemon Nidorino

Max PC 1575
Attack 137
Defense 111
Stamina 156

How to find and catch Pokémon Nidorino?

Nidorino may be found in parks and marshes. It is possible to capture him around overgrown lakes, industrial sites, and industries.

Nidorino comes on the map rather seldom. The most authentic method to get it is to develop male nidoran. Sometimes encountered during raids and field investigations.



Nidorino is a quadrupedal mammalian Pokémon that is light purple in color. Its body is covered with deeper purple spots. Large, spiny ears with turquoise insides, narrow black eyes, and a long snout with two pointed fangs jutting from the upper jaw distinguish it. Nidorino has a spine ridge on its back and a large, pointed horn on its forehead. The horn is tougher than a diamond and may secrete poison when struck. Nidorino’s poison becomes more powerful as its adrenaline levels rise. It has three claws on each of its small legs. Nidorino is a solitary species.

Nidorino is self-sufficient, tense, and furious, and it is often characterized as violent and readily enraged. It checks its surroundings using its ears. When it detects an aggressive presence, all of the barbs on its back bristle up at once, and it confronts the opponent with all of its power. Nidorino’s harder-than-diamond horn can shatter diamonds, and it uses it to shatter rocks when searching for Moon Stones. Nidorino are found in hot savannas and grasslands.

 Best moveset for Nidorino

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


  Poison Jab 15 dps
  Sludge Bomb 41.7 dps


  Poison Jab 15 dps
  Sludge Bomb 41.7 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Poison Jab 10 8.8 15
 Poison Sting 5 11.7 10
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Dig 100 -10.6 21.3
 Sludge Bomb 80 -21.7 41.7
 Horn Attack 40 -17.8 21.6
 Ice Beam 90 -15.2 27.3
 Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
 Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The moves highlighted in green benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus, and deal 20% more damage.

Evolution family

Nidorino is part of a three-member family.

Regular Version


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Shiny Version



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#032 Nidoran♂

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Event Pokémon forms

This Event Nidorino form cannot evolve.

Sprites Release
Nidorino party hat Nidorino # 033 Nidorino party hat shiny Nidorino # 033 Party hat Nidorino was released at the start of Special Raid Challenge on March 1st, 2020.

Shiny form of party hat Nidorino was released on the same day.

Available during Special Raid Challenge and New Year’s 2022.


  • Nidorino was released along with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
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    Shiny form of Nidorino was released at the start of Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Dortmund on July 4th, 2019.

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    Shadow form of Nidorino was released at the start of Team GO Rocket Event on July 10th, 2020.

Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 10,237Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Special Raid Challenge:
2020 Mar 1 (party hat)[1]
Research tasks
597 Field Research:
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts: 2022 Feb
Trade a Pokémon with a friend: Friend Fest



  • Nidorino was just promoted to Tier 3 Raid Boss. However, it was once a category 2.
  • Because to the COVID-19 epidemic, Nidorino and Gengar Raid Day was canceled in Japan, South Korea, and Italy.

What counters Nidorino?

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

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

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