Nidorino Raid Guide

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Nidorino is a Tier 3 raid boss. It is a pure Poison type Pokémon and as such, is weak to only the Psychic and Ground types. It evolves into the popular Nidoking, a decent Pokémon in the lower PvP leagues.

Obtainable CP Values

Nidorino is obtainable with the following CP values:

  • 557 – 597 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 929 – 995 CP at Level 25 with [cloudy] weather boost

Nidorino is an easy solo raid for high-level trainers. 2-3 low-level players can beat Nidorino by using any of the counters stated in this article.

It is worth noting that Nidorino caught during the Pokémon Go New Year 2023 Event will be wearing a party hat, and can be shiny!

Nidorino Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Nidorino:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Alakazam (Mega) Psycho Cut Psychic Psychic Psychic 5.10s 0.00
2. Latios (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 7.00s 0.00
3. Latias (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 9.41s 0.00
4. Mewtwo Confusion Psychic Psystrike Psychic 9.64s 0.00
5. Hoopa (Unbound) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 10.09s 0.00
6. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Psychic Psychic 10.27s 0.00
7. Azelf Extrasensory Psychic Future Sight Psychic 10.57s 0.00
8. Deoxys (Attack) Zen Headbutt Psychic Zap Cannon Electric 10.72s 0.00
9. Swampert (Mega) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 10.82s 0.00
10. Latios Zen Headbutt Psychic Luster Purge Psychic 11.19s 0.00
11. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 11.17s 0.00
12. Tapu Lele Confusion Psychic Future Sight Psychic 11.30s 0.00
13. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 11.32s 0.00
14. Alakazam Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 11.45s 0.00
15. Regigigas Zen Headbutt Psychic Giga Impact Normal 11.62s 0.00
16. Charizard (Mega Y) Wing Attack Flying Blast Burn Fire 11.64s 0.00
17. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 11.66s 0.00
18.   Blaziken (Mega) Fire Spin Fire Brave Bird Flying 11.75s 0.00
19. Slowbro (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 11.72s 0.00
20. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 11.78s 0.00
21. Espeon Confusion Psychic Future Sight Psychic 11.83s 0.00
22. Articuno (Galarian) Confusion Psychic Future Sight Psychic 11.90s 0.00
23. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 11.87s 0.00
24. Mamoswine Mud-Slap Ground High Horsepower Ground 12.01s 0.00
25. Lunala Confusion Psychic Future Sight Psychic 12.10s 0.00
26. Hoopa (Confined) Astonish Ghost Psychic Psychic 12.16s 0.00
27. Exeggutor Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 12.23s 0.00
28. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 12.25s 0.00
29. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Dark Hydro Pump Water 12.41s 0.00
30. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug Drill Run Ground 12.62s 0.00
31. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 12.57s 0.00
32. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 12.66s 0.00
33. Celebi Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 12.80s 0.00

Nidorino Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Poison Sting Poison
  • Poison Jab Poison
  • Sludge Bomb Poison
  • Horn Attack Normal
  • Dig Ground
  • Ice Beam Ice

Nidorino Stats and Match-ups

Nidorino Poison
Max CP at lvl 40 1393 | at lvl 50 1575
ATK 137 DEF 111 HP 156
Weak to Strong against
Ground Psychic Grass Fairy


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My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.

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