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Nidoran♂ (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Nidoran (disambiguation).
Nidoran♂
Poison Pin Pokémon
ニドラン♂
Nidoran♂
#032
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Nidoran♂

Nidoran♂

Nidoran♂
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Poison Point or Rivalry Cacophony
Cacophony
Hustle
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Nidoran♂

Mega Nidoran♂ Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
235 (30.7%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
19.8 lbs. 9.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#032
Kanto
#098
Johto
#230
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#107
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
60
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
55
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F032.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
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Nidoran♂ (Japanese: ニドラン♂ Nidoran♂) is a Poison-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Nidorino starting at level 16, which evolves into Nidoking when exposed to a Moon Stone.

It is related to Nidoran♀ and, through Ditto, can lay Eggs that contain either Nidoran♂ or Nidoran♀.

Biology

Nidoran♂ is a small, quadruped rodent-like Pokémon. It is pinkish purple with darker spots, and has large, spiny ears, oversized front teeth, and red eyes. Its back is covered with many large spines that can release potent poisons if threatened. There is a long, pointed horn on its forehead. The size of this horn is indicative of the strength of its venom. Nidoran♂ is an exclusively male Pokémon, Nidoran♀ being its female counterpart.

Nidoran♂ constantly listens for the sounds of approaching enemies with its large ears. Said ears have unique muscles that allow them to be moved in any direction, and even the slightest sound does not escape Nidoran♂'s notice. In order to listen to distant locations, it flaps its ears like wings. When angry, it extends its toxic spikes and charges, stabbing with its horn to inject poison. Nidoran♂ lives in open spaces, such as savannas and plains.

In the anime

Nidoran♂ in the anime

Major appearances

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

In Leading a Stray!, one was part of a Luxio's group.

Minor appearances

Nidoran♂ first appeared in Pokémon Fashion Flash.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

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

A Nidoran♂ under the ownership of an unnamed Trainer appeared in Bad to the Bone.

A differently patterned Nidoran♂ appeared in Poké Ball Peril.

A pink Nidoran♂ appeared in In the Pink. Team Rocket tried to capture him along with his female counterpart until a pink Nidoking chased them off.

Nidoran♂ also appeared in The Power of One.

A Nidoran♂ and a Nidoran♀ were cuddling behind a bush 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'.

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.

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

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

A Nidoran♂ appeared in Cilan's demonstration in Mystery on a Deserted Island!.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in Grooming Furfrou!.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in a flashback/fantasy in The Forest Champion!.

Multiple Nidoran♂ appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP100 Nidoran♂ Ash's Pokédex Nidoran♂. Its horn is larger than the female's and its Horn Attack is quite powerful.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Nidoran♂ in Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, first it appeared in Just a Spearow Carrier belonging to Wilton. Green attempted to trick the man into trading his Butterfree for her weak Weedle because his Pokémon was infatuated with her female Nidoran. Red was able to stop her from carrying out this plan, however.

Another Nidoran♂ appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shu has a Nidoran♂ in the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Satoshi catches a Nidoran♂ in Vermilion City. However, Nidoran♂ turns out to be Bill in the end.

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
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
Platinum
HeartGold It is small, but its horn is filled with poison. It charges then stabs with the horn to inject poison.
SoulSilver It raises its big ears to check its surroundings. It will strike first if it senses any danger.
Generation V
Black It scans its surroundings by raising its ears out of the grass. Its toxic horn is for protection.
White
Black 2 It scans its surroundings by raising its ears out of the grass. Its toxic horn is for protection.
White 2
Generation VI
X It scans its surroundings by raising its ears out of the grass. Its toxic horn is for protection.
Y Its large ears are flapped like wings when it is listening to distant sounds. It extends toxic barbs when angered.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Route 22, Safari Zone
Blue (Japan)
Route 22, Safari Zone
Yellow
Routes 2, 9, 10, and 22, Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 35 and 36
Crystal
Route 35, National Park
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed
Route 3, Safari Zone
LeafGreen
Route 3, Safari Zone
Trade Nidoran♀ on Route 5
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 201 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Route 201 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 35 and 36
Safari ZoneMorningDay
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Refreshing Field
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
White Forest
Black 2 White 2
Route 2 (Hidden Grotto)
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Route 11


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Pallet Town
Viridian City
Cerulean City
Safari Zone
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 4
Huge Storage 4
Endless Level 5
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Mt. Thunder (1F-4F)
Wish Cave (33F-37F)
Oddity Cave (B1-B4)
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! Sweet Kiss Nidoran♂ English United States 5 February 1 to 14, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Morning Sun Nidoran♂ English United States 5 August 9 to 29, 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: 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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
1/2
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
11/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
077 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
099 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
1313 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
1919 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
2121 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
2525 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3131 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —% 20
3333 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
3737 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
4343 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
4545 Horn Drill Normal Physical 0000 03030% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Nidoran♂ obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 06060 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 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 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 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 06060 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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♂

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSnorlaxSentret
FurretWooperQuagsireSwinubPiloswineSlakoth
SlakingWailmerWailordNumelCameruptTorkoal
BidoofBibarelPansearWoobatSwoobatHeatmor
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SneaselHoundourHoundoom Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
NidokingLickitungLickilickyRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
SnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitar
TyranitarSlakothVigorothSlakingCranidosRampardos
ScraggyScraftyDruddigon
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingEspeon
GirafarigWoobatSwoobatEspurrMeowstic
Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLickitung
Lickilicky
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyVigoroth
ShieldonBastiodonPachirisuBunearyLopunnyCubchoo
Beartic
Endure Normal Status —% 10
CranidosRampardosTepigPigniteEmboarScraggy
ScraftyTyrantrum
Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
AronLaironAggron Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Seviper Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurret
PoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsol
GlameowPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowstic
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
LickitungLickilickyWhismurLoudredExploud Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurGrowlithePonytaRapidash
SeelDewgongRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTauros
EeveeMareepFlaaffyAmpharosDunsparceSwinub
PiloswineMamoswinePhanpyStantlerMudkipMarshtomp
SwampertPoochyenaMightyenaAronLaironAggron
NumelCameruptBidoofBibarelCranidosRampardos
ShieldonBastiodonGibleGabiteGarchompHippopotas
HippowdonTepigPigniteEmboarLillipupHerdier
StoutlandDeerlingSawsbuckChespinQuilladinChesnaught
BunnelbyDiggersbyLitleoPyroarSkiddoGogoat
FurfrouAmauraAurorusBergmiteAvalugg
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
Seviper Venom Drench Poison Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidoran♂ in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin032.png Pin032.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani032.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP032.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12.6%
Friend Area: Safari
Phrases
51%-100% HP Don't laugh at my poisonous spikes!
26%-50% HP I'm down to half HP...
1%-25% HP I'm close to dropping...
Level up Leveled up! Yes, I'm pleased!
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 Leveled up! Yes, I'm pleased!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP032.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

032Nidoran.png
Unevolved
Nidoran♂
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16
033Nidorino.png
First evolution
Nidorino
 Poison 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
034Nidoking.png
Second evolution
Nidoking
 Poison  Ground 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 032.png Spr b g1 032.png Spr 1y 032.png Spr b g1 032.png Spr 1g 032.png Spr b g1 032.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 032.png Spr b 2g 032.png Spr 2s 032.png Spr b 2g 032.png Spr 2c 032.gif Spr b 2c 032.png
Spr 2g 032 s.png Spr b 2g 032 s.png Spr 2s 032 s.png Spr b 2g 032 s.png Spr 2c 032 s.gif Spr b 2g 032 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 032.png Spr b 3r 032.png Spr 3e 032.gif Spr b 3r 032.png Spr 3f 032.png Spr b 3f 032.png
Spr 3r 032 s.png Spr b 3r 032 s.png Spr 3e 032 s.gif Spr b 3r 032 s.png Spr 3f 032 s.png Spr b 3f 032 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 032.png Spr b 4d 032.png Spr 4d 032.png Spr b 4p 032.png Spr 4h 032.png Spr b 4p 032.png
Spr 4d 032 s.png Spr b 4d 032 s.png Spr 4d 032 s.png Spr b 4p 032 s.png Spr 4h 032 s.png Spr b 4p 032 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 032.png Spr b 5b 032.png Spr 5b 032.png Spr b 5b 032.png
Spr 5b 032 s.png Spr b 5b 032 s.png Spr 5b 032 s.png Spr b 5b 032 s.png
Front Back Front Back
032MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Nidoran♂ images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Nidoran was the first Pokémon to feature gender differences, and even gender; 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.
    • A Nidoran♀ Egg does, however, have a chance of hatching into a Nidoran♂ when bred with a non-Nidoran♂ compatible father, while Nidoran♂ can lay Eggs that hatch into either of them via breeding with Ditto.
  • Nidoran♂'s alternate coloration is similar to Nidoran♀'s normal coloration. The same goes for Nidoran♀ .
  • Nidoran♂ and its evolution share their species name with their female counterparts Nidoran♀ and Nidorina. They are all known as the 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.
  • Nidoran♂ is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 273.

Origin

Nidoran♂ appears to be based on a porcupine, rabbit, mouse, or a hamster, as seen by their aggressive nature towards one another.

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 male 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



Related articles

External links

Nidoqueen #031: Nidoqueen
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#033: Nidorino Nidorino


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