Nidorino was one of the first two Pokémon seen in the anime. It battled a Gengar and began the battle with a Horn Attack. However, Gengar bounced back and put Nidorino to sleep with a Hypnosis. It's trainer then recalled it and unleashed an Onix on Gengar.
|Horn Attack||Pokémon - I Choose You!|
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An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon.
Several Nidorino were in the race shown in The Flame Pokémon-athon!. Nidorino also appeared in the banned episode The Legend of Dratini. A Nidorino appeared in A Chansey Operation, where it was one of the injured Pokémon brought to the clinic. A Nidorino made an appearance in The Breeding Center Secret. A Nidorino appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back. Ash battled a Nidorino in Fire and Ice during the Pokémon League. The same Nidorino reappeared in a flashback in Friends to the End. A Nidorino was seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in A Tent Situation. Two Nidorino were seen in the wild in The Legend of Thunder!. Multiple Nidorino appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys. It also appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One. Nidorino also appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life. A Nidorino appeared in the opening scenes of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.