Kinip is a Pokémon based on a sea urchin. It has two indigo "arms" with an indigo spike each, and its purple head has five long poisonous spikes at the top, and its face has a black "mask" with two white eyes and black pupils.
Kinip is gender-less, therefore it has no differences.
Kinip shifts itself so that attackers bite on their venomous spikes. Even with all of its spikes ripped out, Kinip can grow back in a few hours.
Kinip defend themselves by shifting so that attackers bite on their venomous spikes. Kinip's spikes grow back in a few hours, even if all of them are ripped out.
Wild Kinip are found by Fishing with the Good Rod in Rainbow Reef, Fishing with the Super Rod in Rainbow Reef and on Route 21, by Diving in Rainbow Reef, and by using Rock Smash in Sailport Town, at the Victory Isle and on Route 13.
Shiny Coloration Differences
For Shiny Kinip, the purple turns pink, while the indigo turns green.
Kinip shifts itself so that attackers bite on their venomous spikes. Even with all of its spikes ripped out, Kinip can grow them back in a few hours.
Prior to Version 1.0.1, Kinip uses Alomomola's cry.
Kinip was originally Rock/Poison (which is what Nihilego's Type is) and was originally a sea anemone. Its body also looked like a purple and indigo version of the mascot for Scrubbing Bubbles.
If you remove the first "i" in its name, then put the remaining letters in reverse order with the "p" being capitalized instead of the "k", Kinip will end up as the word "Pink", which may be a reference to its Shiny Coloration.
Kinip is likely based on a sea urchin.
The name Kinip is based of of Kin and nip, a common word used for a few of the Poison-type Pokémon in Rikoto.