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Sandslash #028: Sandslash
Pokémon
#030: Nidorina Nidorina
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Nidoran (disambiguation).
Nidoran♀
ニドラン♀ Nidoran♀
#029
029Nidoran.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Poison Unknown
Category
Poison Pin Pokémon
Abilities
Poison Point or Rivalry Hustle
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#029
Johto
#095
Hoenn
#227
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
15.4 lbs.
Imperial
7.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
235 (30.7%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F029.png 
Gender ratio
100% female
Breeding
Monster and
Field groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 59 Battle Exp.: 591*

Nidoran♀ (Japanese: ニドラン♀ Nidoran♀) is a Poison-type Pokémon.

She evolves into Nidorina starting at level 16, which evolves into Nidoqueen when exposed to a Moon Stone.

Biology

Physiology

Nidoran♀ is a small, quadruped, porcupine or rodent-based Pokémon with large ears, whiskers and front teeth. They are covered with small spines primarily on their back, which can release potent poisons if Nidoran♀ is threatened.

Gender differences

Nidoran♀ is the female of the species, and is noted to be the first Pokémon to denote gender differences. In the later generations, however, Pokémon with genders are marked with a ♀ or ♂ symbol, rather than being actual different Pokémon.

Nidoran♀ have a smaller forehead horn than their male counterparts, Nidoran♂. They also have lesser spines, and are of a different color.

Special abilities

Nidoran♀ usually attacks by clawing and biting her foes. She also has the aforementioned Ability to secrete poison from her small spikes. Nidoran♀ can also wield a few Ice and Electric attacks.

Behavior

Nidoran♀ are known to be rather docile and reserved. However, angering one can result in being poisoned by one of her toxic spines. These are thought to have developed to counteract her small size.

All members of the Nidoran family can sometimes put a stronger effort in battle when faced with a foe of the same gender.

Habitat

Nidoran♀ live in expansive savannas and plains, or any open space. They share their range with Nidoran♂ and both species are most common in Kanto and Johto. Reports exist of them being found in Sinnoh and Unova as well.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food


In the anime

Nidoran♀ in the anime

Major appearances

A romance between a male and a female Nidoran was the focus in Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?. After the battle with Team Rocket, and after kissing Ralph's Nidoran♂, Emily's Nidoran♀ evolved into a Nidorina.

Minor appearances

Nidoran♀'s debut was in Sparks Fly for Magnemite as a sick Pokémon at a Pokémon Center.

A group of Shiny (due to a coloring error) Nidoran♀ were seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Poké-Corral.

A Nidoran♀ briefly appeared in Lights, Camera, Quack-tion.

A differently patterned Nidoran♀ appeared in Poké Ball Peril.

Nidoran♀ also appeared in The Power of One.

Team Rocket attempted to capture a pink Nidoran♀ and her male counterpart during the events of In the Pink, but ended up getting chased off by a pink Nidoking.

A Nidoran couple briefly appeared in The Chikorita Rescue.

A Nidoran♀ along with a Nidoran♂ briefly appeared in Going Apricorn! at Professor Oak's Laboratory where they were being fed by Tracey.

A Nidoran♀ was one of the Pokémon stolen by Butch and Cassidy in The Fortune Hunters.

Nidoran♀ also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

A Nidoran couple were among the inhabitants of the Dragon Holy Land in Fangs for Nothin'. Several Nidoran♀ appeared in the following episode in the same location.

A Nidoran♀ was one of the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Oak Corral.

Multiple Nidoran♀ appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

Nidoran♀ appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew living in the Tree of Beginning.

Nidoran♀ also appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One.

A group of Nidoran♀ appeared in Leading a Stray!.

Multiple Nidoran♀ made a cameo in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP100 Nidoran♀ Ash's Pokédex Nidoran♀. Its poison pin is quite powerful for its size, but its horn is smaller than a male's.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

A wild Nidoran♀ from Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Green had a Nidoran♀ nicknamed Nido in Pokémon Adventures, which was never seen battling until it evolved into Nidorina and then Nidoqueen. In Indigo Plateau, Green's Nidoran♀ was used to attract a fisherman's Nidoran♂ and to help persuade the fisherman to trade his Butterfree for Green's Weedle; she was stopped by Red.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Bill had a Nidoran♀ in Pokémon Zensho that he accidentally merged with in a transporter experiment.

In the TCG

Main article: Nidoran♀ (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Although small, its venomous barbs render this Pokémon dangerous. The female has smaller horns.
Blue
Yellow A mild-mannered Pokémon that does not like to fight. Beware, its small horns secrete venom.
Stadium Although small, it should be treated with caution because of its highly toxic thorns. The female has a small horn.
Generation II
Gold The poison hidden in its small horn is extremely potent. Even a tiny scratch can have fatal results.
Silver Although not very combative, it will torment its foes with poison spikes if it is threatened in any way.
Crystal Small and very docile, it protects itself with its small, poisonous horn when attacked.
Stadium 2 The poison hidden in its small horn is extremely potent. Even a tiny scratch can have fatal results.
Generation III
Ruby Nidoran has barbs that secrete a powerful poison. They are thought to have developed as protection for this small-bodied Pokémon. When enraged, it releases a horrible toxin from its horn.
Sapphire
Emerald Its highly toxic barbs are thought to have developed as protection for this small-bodied Pokémon. When enraged, it releases a horrible toxin from its horn.
FireRed Though small, it must be treated with caution because of its powerfully toxic barbs. The female has smaller horns.
LeafGreen Although small, its venomous barbs render this Pokémon dangerous. The female has smaller horns.
Generation IV
Diamond While it does not prefer to fight, even one drop of the poison it secretes from its barbs can be fatal.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The poison hidden in its small horn is extremely potent. Even a tiny scratch can have fatal results.
SoulSilver Although not very combative, it will torment its foes with poison spikes if it is threatened in any way.
Generation V
Black While it does not prefer to fight, even one drop of the poison it secretes from its barbs can be fatal.
White
Black 2 While it does not prefer to fight, even one drop of the poison it secretes from barbs can be fatal.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
RareR
Common B
Route 22, Safari Zone, Trade Nidoran♂ on Route 5
Blue (Japan)
Unknown Route 22, Safari Zone
Yellow
Uncommon Routes 2, 9, 10, and 22, Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Routes 35 and 36
Crystal
Common Route 35, National Park
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare FR
Common LG
Route 3, Safari Zone, Trade Nidoran♂ on Route 5FR
Route 3, Safari ZoneLG
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
UncommonD
RareP
Route 201 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Rare Route 201 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Common Routes 35 and 36
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Refreshing Field
Generation V
Black White
Unknown White Forest (White only)
Black 2 White 2
Uncommon Route 2 (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Viridian City
Safari Zone
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 28
Forever Level 28
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Thunderwave Cave (1F-3F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13)
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower Normal Mode C
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Shimmering Lake

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Lovely Kiss Nidoran♀ English United States 5 February 1 to 14, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Moonlight Nidoran♀ English United States 5 August 9 to 29, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Sweet Kiss Nidoran♀ English United States 5 February 1 to 14, 2002

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* TM Fighting TM43 (Detect) (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 55
115 - 162 220 - 314
Attack: 47
46 - 108 89 - 212
Defense: 52
51 - 114 98 - 223
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 41
41 - 102 78 - 199
Total: 275   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 40.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
077 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
099 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
1313 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
1919 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2121 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2525 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3131 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —% 20
3333 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
3737 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4343 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
4545 Poison Fang Poison Physical 05050 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Nidoran♀ obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoran♀
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoran♀
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoran♀
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoran♀
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SneaselWeavileHoundourHoundoom Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
PikachuRaichuSnubbullGranbullTeddiursaUrsaring
PhanpyDonphanSkittyDelcattyPachirisuBuneary
LopunnyGlameowPuruglyMinccinoCinccinoDeerling
SawsbuckCubchooBeartic
Charm Normal Status 100% 20
NidokingLickitungLickilickyRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
SnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitar
TyranitarSlakothVigorothSlakingCranidosRampardos
ScraggyScraftyDruddigon
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLickitung
Lickilicky
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
SwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyDonphanVigoroth
SlakingShieldonBastiodonPachirisuBunearyLopunny
LucarioCubchooBeartic
Endure Normal Status —% 10
RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankey
PrimeapeCuboneMarowakTorchicCombuskenBlaziken
VigorothSlakingNumelCameruptCranidosRampardos
StunkySkuntankOshawottDewottSamurottBouffalant
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
AronLaironAggron Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Seviper Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceTreecko
GrovyleSceptileZangooseAbsolCranidosRampardos
BuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrika
ZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoise Skull Bash Normal Physical 100 100% 15
LickitungLickilickyWhismurLoudredExploud Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurGrowlitheArcaninePonyta
RapidashSeelDewgongRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
TaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeon
UmbreonLeafeonGlaceonDunsparceSnubbullGranbull
SwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyDonphanStantler
MudkipMarshtompSwampertPoochyenaMightyenaAron
LaironAggronNumelCameruptBidoofBibarel
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonGibleGabite
GarchompHippopotasHippowdonTepigPigniteEmboar
LillipupHerdierStoutlandDeerlingSawsbuck
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidoran♀ in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Nidoran♀ in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoran♀
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoran♀
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Nidoran♀ can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Nidoran♀ cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoran♀
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoran♀
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Pleasant Forest Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
Pleasant Forest Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Nidoran♀ can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoran♀
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoran♀
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin029.png Pin029.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani029.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP029.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 13.3%
Friend Area: Safari
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm small but I'm tough!
26%-50% HP I only have half my HP...
1%-25% HP I'm close to fainting...
Level up I leveled up! I'm so happy!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up! I'm so happy!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP029.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Nidoran♀
Unevolved
Nidoran♀
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16


Nidorina
First evolution
Nidorina
 Poison 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone


Nidoqueen
Second evolution
Nidoqueen
 Poison  Ground 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 029.png Spr 1y 029.png Spr 1g 029.png Spr b g1 029.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 029.png Spr 2s 029.png Spr 2c 029.png Spr b 2g 029.png
Spr 2g 029 s.png Spr 2s 029 s.png Spr 2c 029 s.png Spr b 2g 029 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 029.png Spr 3e 029.png Spr 3f 029.png Spr b 3r 029.png
Spr 3r 029 s.png Spr 3e 029 s.png Spr 3f 029 s.png Spr b 3r 029 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 029.png Spr 4p 029.png Spr 4h 029.png Spr b 4d 029.png
Spr 4d 029 s.png Spr 4p 029 s.png Spr 4h 029 s.png Spr b 4d 029 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 029.png Spr 5b 029.png Spr b 5b 029.png
Spr 5b 029 s.png Spr 5b 029 s.png Spr b 5b 029 s.png
Nidoran♀ For other sprites and images, please see Nidoran♀ images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Nidoran was the first Pokémon to feature gender, and even gender differences; however, their difference is much greater than later Pokémon.
  • Despite the addition of genders in all Pokémon starting in Generation II, the two variations of Nidoran remained separate species, rather than a singular species that splits down different evolution paths based on gender.
    • An Egg laid by a Nidoran♀ does, however, have a chance of hatching into a Nidoran♂.
  • Nidoran♀ is the only Pokémon that loses the Ability to breed upon evolution.
  • Nidoran♀'s alternate coloration is similar to Nidoran♂'s normal coloration. The same is present on Nidoran♂.
  • Nidoran♀ and Nidorina share the same species name with their male counterparts Nidoran♂ and Nidorino. They are all known as Poison Pin Pokémon.
  • Due to the fact that its gender, ♀, is included in its name, checking Nidoran♀'s summary from Generation II onward will display as if it were genderless if it does not have a nickname. If its nickname is anything other than "Nidoran♀", its gender will appear as normal.
  • Every one of Nidoran♀'s Pokédex entries mentions its horns and their poisonous nature.
  • Nidoran♀ is one of eight Pokémon whose name has a non-alphabetic character in it, the others being Nidoran♂, Farfetch'd, Mr. Mime, Porygon2, Ho-Oh, Mime Jr. and Porygon-Z.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, Nidoran♀ is one of the few Pokémon not in the Sinnoh Pokédex, and not introduced in Generation IV, to have a new sprite. Muk, Oddish, Hitmonlee, Ninetales, Primeape, and Registeel are the others.

Origin

Nidoran♀ appears to be based on a porcupine or possibly a rabbit, mouse, or even a hamster.

Name origin

Nidoran♀ may be derived from needle. It may also come from cnidocyte, a type of venomous cell responsible for the stings delivered by stinging animals, most notably jellyfish. Alternatively, it may be based on 二 ni (two) or 二度 nido (two times/two degrees) referring to the two distinct evolutionary lines with similar names and traits. Also, the Japanese word ran is translated as orchid in English. Orchids are flowers that can be purple or blue, these being the same colors as the male and female evolutionary forms of Nidoran, respectively. The is an indication of its female gender.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ニドラン♀ Nidoran♀ Possibly from "needle"
France Flag.png French Nidoran♀ Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Nidoran♀ Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Nidoran♀ Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Nidoran♀ Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 니드런♀ Nideuran♀ Transliteration of Japanese name



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