Nidorina is a Poison type Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Nidoran starting at level 16 and evolves into Nidoqueen when exposed to a Moon Stone. It is related to the Nidoran line. Take a look below for 25 awesome and interesting facts about Nidorina.
1. Nidorina is a quadruped, light blue Pokemon with darker blue patches.
2. It has red eyes, large, spiny ears, and has two pointed teeth protruding from its upper jaw.
3. It possesses large poison spikes, which it retracts whenever it is with a group or while resting in its burrow.
4. Its paws have three claws each, and it is able to stand on its hind legs.
5. The hind legs are longer and thicker than its forelegs.
6. It has a stubby tail.
7. This is a female only species; the male counterpart is Nidorino.
8. Nidorina is a gentle Pokémon, known to be a caring mother that chews food for its young.
9. It seems to display close family bonds with others of its kind, and becomes nervous when separated.
10. Nidorina prefers not to fight since its horn grows slowly, but if forced or enraged, it prefers physical attacks such as clawing and biting.
11. It also emits ultrasonic cries to befuddle foes.
12. Nidorina live in burrows at hot savannas and plains.
13. Despite its pre-evolution Nidoran♀ and Nidorina’s male counterpart Nidorino being able to breed, Nidorina and its evolution Nidoqueen are unable to breed.
14. This also makes Nidorina and Nidoqueen the only two Pokémon that cannot breed even though their pre-evolution can breed.
15. Nidorina’s Shiny coloration is similar to Nidorino’s regular coloration and vice versa.
16. Nidorina shares its category name with Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Poipole, and Naganadel. They are all known as the Poison Pin Pokémon.
17. Nidorina appears to be based on a porcupine, rabbit, mouse, or hamster.
18. Nidorina may be a combination of needle and rhinoceros.
19. Nido may also be based on cnidocyte, a type of venomous cell responsible for the stings delivered by stinging animals, most notably by jellyfish.
20. A Nidorina appeared in Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?, under the ownership of Emily. Nicknamed Maria, she evolved from Nidoran♀ after battling Team Rocket and kissing Ralph’s Nidoran♂, nicknamed Tony.
21. Whitney used a Nidorina for her Gym battle against Ash in A Goldenrod Opportunity. She was easily defeated by Cyndaquil’s two Flamethrower attacks.
22. Temacu has a Nidorina, which was first seen drinking out of a fountain in The Heartbreak of Brock. She was later seen taking a stroll with Temacu’s Nidorino.
23. Multiple Nidorina debuted in The Flame Pokémon-athon!, where they were seen at the Laramie Ranch. One was later seen among the Pokémon participating in the Big P Pokémon Race.
24. A Nidorina appeared in Pikachu’s Vacation as one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Theme Park.
25. Two Nidorina appeared in A Tent Situation, where they were seen at Professor Oak’s Laboratory.