Oh man it's so cool to find someone else who loves Nidorina- I couldn't bear to evolve my girl Juliet in SoulSilver and since then she's become an OC and Nidorina's become one of my top favorite Pokémon! There's not enough of the middle evolutions.
Hah, that’s almost the story of Nidorina “Nini” Schneider, except it was the original Silver that spawned this supportive cheeky clown. Well, you know what they say, once you give something/one a name and a personality, the attachment soon follows. Sometimes, for years. :V
Anyway I’m with you, Nidorina is and has been my favorite Pokemon for so long that she’s tenured in that spot and can’t be replaced. You can be certain that I’ll be supporting the middle evos just as much as the rest of the family, being one of the site’s mission statements. Nidorin@ are rather appealing monsters in that like Bulbasaur, they really capture that Pocket Monster essence that you wouldn’t get looking at Pidgey/Spearow/Fletchling/Taillow/etc or even Charmander and Squirtle.
Hmm, Schneider’s design sure has changed over the years…