Competitive Information for Nidorina [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Nidorina? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Nidorina is popular Poison-typed Pokemon. Nidorina is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Nidorina's only type-related weaknesses are Ground and Psychic.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Double Kick / Rock Smash
- Poison Sting
Physical Sweeper Nidorina (Retro)
Nidorina is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Double Kick is a physical 30-base power Fighting-type move (hits 2 times in one turn).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Poison Sting is a physical STAB-boosted 15-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
♦ Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Item: Gold Berry
- Ice Beam
- Bubble Beam / Water Gun
- Bite / Thief
Special Sweeper Nidorina (Retro)
Nidorina is pretty popular Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the dark days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Bubble Beam is a special 65-base power Water-type move (10% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
♦ Water Gun is a special 40-base power Water-type move that deals damage.
♦ Bite is a special 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Nidorina has no item, it steals the target's).
Wondering what moves can Nidorina learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Nidorina can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Nidorina
- Moves: Rain dance + Thunder
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Thunderbolt + Ice beam
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Optimize Nidorina's EVs for Gold/Silver
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