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Gender

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Gender is a new feature released in Generation II, first for the Pokémon themselves, and then, in Pokémon Crystal, for the Pokémon trainers. This feature allowed for Pokémon breeding, as well as introduced the concept of a Pokémon egg to the series.

Pokémon

Gender also allowed for many Pokémon to have unofficial male and female counterparts, as demonstrated below.

Male Female
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Nidoran♂
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Nidoran♀
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Nidorino
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Nidorina
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Nidoking
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Nidoqueen
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Tauros
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Miltank
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Volbeat
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Illumise
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Latios
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Latias
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Erlade
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Gardevoir*
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Glalie*
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Yukimenoko
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Garmeil
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Minomadam


Generation IV also premiered minimal differences in sprite between two Pokémon of the same species. For example, a male Pikachu will have the full tail seen in previous games, while the female is missing the very tip of it.

Trainers

In Pokémon Crystal, players were given the option of choosing their trainer's gender at the start of the game. Since then, every game in the main series has had that choice.

Game Male Female
FireRed File:Red.png
Red
Spr FRLG Leaf.png
Leaf
LeafGreen
Crystal File:Gold.gif
Gold
File:Kris.gif
Kris
Ruby File:Brendan.png
Brendan
Spr RS May.png
May
Sapphire
Emerald*
Diamond File:Koki.png
Kōki
Spr DP Dawn.png
Hikari
Pearl
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