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Nidoran♀ (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Sandslash
Pokémon
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Nidoran♀
ニドラン♀ Nidoran♀
#029
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Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Poison '
Category
Poison Pin Pokémon
Abilities
Poison Point or Rivalry
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
Genderless
Breeding
Monster and
Ground groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
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 Template:Type2 Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Nidoran♀ is a small, rabbit-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. Nidoran♀ doesn't seem to possess any fur, similar to reptiles. Nidoran♀ have a smaller forehead horn than their male counterparts, Nidoran♂.

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.

Compare with Nidoran♂. Note how the male Nidoran has a longer horn and more spines, as well as a different color.

Special abilities

Nidoran♀ usually attacks by Template:M2 and Template:M2 her foes. She also has the aforementioned ability to Template:A2. Nidoran♀ can also wield a couple of 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 its toxic spines. These are thought to have developed to counteract its small size.

All members of the Nido 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.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

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Nidoran♀ with its counterpart, Nidoran♂.

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

A romance between male and 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.

In the manga

Blue had a Nidoran♀ in Pokémon Special. It later evolved into Nidorina and then Nidoqueen. She used it in Indigo Plateau to attract Fisher Wliton's Nidoran♂ and to persuade him to trade his Butterfree for her Weedle; she was stopped by Red

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 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.
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 While it does not prefer to fight, even one drop of the poison it secretes from its barbs can be fatal.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Few (Red)
Common (Blue)
Route 22, Safari Zone
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Common 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 (FireRed)
Common (LeafGreen)
Route 3, Safari Zone
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 201 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
? Route 201 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 28
Forever Level 28
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Thunderwave Cave (1F-3F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13)
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)

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.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

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.gif Spr b 2g 029.png
Spr 2g 029 s.png Spr 2s 029 s.png Spr 2c 029 s.gif 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 seperate species, rather than a singular species that splits down different evolution paths based on gender.
  • Nidoran♀'s alternate coloration is based on Nidoran♂'s normal coloration.
  • A Nidoran♀ egg has a chance of hatching into a Nidoran♂.
  • Nidoran♀ and Nidorina share the same species name with their male counterparts Nidoran♂ and Nidorino.They are all known as Poison Pin Pokémon.

Origin

Nidoran♀ appears to be based on a rabbit.

Name origin

Nidoran♀'s name may be based on the word needle. Alternatively, it may be based on 二 ni, two, or 二度 nido, two times/two degrees, referring to there being two distinct evolutionary lines with similar names and traits. The in its name is an indication of its female gender.

In other languages

  • German: Nidoran♀
  • French: Nidoran♀
  • Korean: 니드런♀ Nideuran♀
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 尼多蘭 Ní Duo Lán - Transliteration of its original name. The character 蘭 in Chinese is a character usually used in female names as opposed to male names as it means orchid, a type of flower
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 尼美蘭 Ní Mìi Lán - Probably similar to the taiwanese translation

External links

Notes



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