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*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.
 
*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.
 
*Nidoran♂'s [[alternate coloration]] is based on {{p|Nidoran♀}}'s normal coloration.
 
*Nidoran♂'s [[alternate coloration]] is based on {{p|Nidoran♀}}'s normal coloration.
*Nidoran and {{p|Nidorino}} share the same [[species]] name with their female counterparts {{p|Nidoran♀}} and {{p|Nidorina}}.
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*Nidoran and {{p|Nidorino}} share the same [[species]] name with their female counterparts {{p|Nidoran♀}} and {{p|Nidorina}}.They are all known as Poison Pin Pokémon.
   
 
==Origin==
 
==Origin==

Revision as of 21:08, 8 November 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Nidoqueen
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Nidorino 000
Nidoran♂
ニドラン♂ Nidoran♂
#032
200px
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
#032
Johto
#098
Hoenn
#230
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1′08″
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
19.8 lbs.
Imperial
9.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
235 (30.7%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F032.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.: 60 Battle Exp.: 601*

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 spines primarily on their back which can release potent poisons if Nidoran♂ is threatened. Nidoran♂ have a larger forehead horn than their female counterparts, Nidoran♀.

Gender differences

Nidoran♂ is the male of the species, and is noted to be one of 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 female Nidoran has a smaller horn and fewer spines, as well as a different color.

Special abilities

Its large horns can Template:A2, unlike its female counterpart, the size of the horns is indicative of the strength of the venom. It also has unique muscles around its ears, which permit them to be moved in any direction.

Behavior

Nidoran♂ are fairly docile Pokémon, although they tend to be more alert and nervous than their female counterparts, constantly listening for the sounds of approaching enemies with their large ears. Their potent venom is used primarily as a defense, and most likely evolved to counteract their small body size.

Habitat

Nidoran♂ live in expansive hot savannas and plains.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:EP100.jpg
Nidoran♂ with its counterpart, Nidoran♀.

Ralph owned a Nidoran♂ which evolved into a Nidorino after kissing Emily's Nidoran♀ in Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?

In the manga

Shū caught a Nidoran♂ in Pokémon Get da ze!.

A battle between a Nidoran♂ and Clefairy was how Isamu Akai met his Clefairy in Pocket Monsters.

In the TCG

Main article: Nidoran♂ (TCG)

In the TFG

One Nidoran♂ figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Stiffens its ears to sense danger. The larger its horns, the more powerful its secreted venom.
Blue
Yellow Its large ears are always kept upright. If it senses danger, it will attack with a poisonous sting.
Stadium Its large ears sense danger. It extends its toxic spikes when angry. The size of its body thorns indicates its toxicity.
Generation II
Gold It is small, but its horn is filled with poison. It charges then stabs with the horn to inject poison.
Silver It raises its big ears to check its surroundings. It will strike first if it senses any danger.
Crystal It constantly moves its large ears in many directions in order to detect danger right away.
Stadium 2 It is small, but its horn is filled with poison. It charges then stabs with the horn to inject poison.
Generation III
Ruby The male Nidoran has developed muscles for moving its ears. Thanks to them, the ears can be freely moved in any direction. Even the slightest sound does not escape this Pokémon's notice.
Sapphire The male Nidoran has developed muscles for moving its ears. Thanks to them, the ears can be freely moved in any direction. Even the slightest sound does not escape this Pokémon's notice.
Emerald The male Nidoran has developed muscles that freely move its ears in any direction. Even the slightest sound does not escape this Pokémon's notice.
FireRed Its large ears are flapped like wings when it is listening to distant sounds. It extends toxic barbs when angered.
LeafGreen It stiffens its ears to sense danger. The larger its horns, the more powerful its secreted venom.
Generation IV
Diamond It scans its surroundings by raising its ears out of the grass. Its toxic horn is for protection
Pearl It scans its surroundings by raising its ears out of the grass. Its toxic horn is for protection.
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
Common (Red)
Few (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
Common (FireRed)
Rare (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! Secret Storage 4
Huge Storage 4
Endless Level 5
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Mt. Thunder (1F-4F)
Wish Cave (33F-37F)
Oddity Cave (B1-B4)
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: 46
106 - 153 202 - 296
Attack: 57
55 - 119 107 - 234
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total: 273   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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|- style="background:#9DC1B7" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
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 032.png Spr 1y 032.png Spr 1g 032.png Spr b g1 032.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 032.png Spr 2s 032.png Spr 2c 032.gif Spr b 2g 032.png
Spr 2g 032 s.png Spr 2s 032 s.png Spr 2c 032 s.gif Spr b 2g 032 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 032.png Spr 3e 032.png Spr 3f 032.png Spr b 3r 032.png
Spr 3r 032 s.png Spr 3e 032 s.png Spr 3f 032 s.png Spr b 3r 032 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 032.png Spr 4d 032.png Spr 4h 032.png Spr b 4d 032.png
Spr 4d 032 s.png Spr 4d 032 s.png Spr 4h 032 s.png Spr b 4d 032 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 032.png Spr 5b 032.png Spr b 5b 032.png
Spr 5b 032 s.png Spr 5b 032 s.png Spr b 5b 032 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.
  • Nidoran♂'s alternate coloration is based on Nidoran♀'s normal coloration.
  • Nidoran and Nidorino share the same species name with their female counterparts Nidoran♀ and Nidorina.They are all known as Poison Pin Pokémon.

Origin

Nidoran♂ appears to be based on a rabbit or mouse.

Name origin

Nidoran♂'s name may be based on the word needle. It may also be based from the word cnidarian which are stinging animals. 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 using the name with similar names and traits. The in its name is an indication of its male gender.

In other languages

External links

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