Competitive Information for Nidorina [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Nidorina nidorina
Base Stats for Nidorina

Poison


Evolutions / Family:
Nidoran-F
Nidorina
Nidoqueen

Weakness Chart for Poison-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
2x
  
  
0.5x
  
  
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
2x
  
  
0.5x
2x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Nidorina? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue 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 or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Nidorina is weak to Bug, Ground, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Nidorina
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Double Kick
- Poison Sting
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Nidorina (Retro)

Nidorina is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In gen one, Nidorina played quite differently. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Double Kick is a physical 30-base power Fighting-type move (hits 2 times in one turn).
Poison Sting is a physical STAB-boosted 15-base power Poison-type move (20% chance to poison the target).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).




Species: Nidorina
Moveset:
- Blizzard / Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Bubble Beam / Water Gun
- Toxic

Special Sweeper Nidorina (Retro)

Nidorina is a decent Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. The original Red/Blue Pokemon had alot to deal with on the battle field. Keep in mind back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Blizzard is a special 120-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
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 (33% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Water Gun is a special 40-base power Water-type move that deals damage.
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
90%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
33% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Thunder
120
70%
10
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Bite
60
100%
25
10% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Double Kick
30
100%
30
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Horn Drill
--
30%
5
Deals 65535 damage. Fails if target is faster.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
20% chance to poison the target.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Reflect
--
--
20
While active, the user's Defense is doubled.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Nidorina can perform in Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Nidorina

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