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Talk:List of Pokémon with gender differences

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The list

For the list, should we do it in NDex order, or in evo family order? I'm personally leaning towards evo family order, because many of those with gender differences keep them across their entire evolutionary line. --TTEchidna 20:10, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

I agree. Evo family order wouldlook much better --ElectAbuzzzz 20:24, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

I think we should show both the male and female sprites. ~ Shippinator Mandy 02:57, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

That's a pretty good idea. I was actually uploading female sprites myself. But I haven't gotten them all up yet. --ケンジガール 02:59, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Am I the only one who is very disturbed that the Abra evolutions have "mustaches" Bobtherandomguy 17:42, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Has anyone but me noticed that Pachirisu is not on this list when it really should be? Bolmedias14 15:35, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Then add it. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 15:40, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Don't rush me dude, I'm new here, and still learning the ropes. I've added it now, anyway. Bolmedias14 15:45, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

The anime

And now can we finally agree that inarguably gender differences are in the anime and that they do apply to Pokémon caught and evolved in a different region (remember that May's Venusaur didn't come from Sinnoh, she came from Hoenn, and then was brought to Johto, then to Sinnoh?). Therefooooore... Pikachu's a guy. The end? TTEchidna 17:39, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Probably not. Revert wars would happen if gender-difference evidence were put onto Ash's Pikachu or Dawn's Pachirisu. There are just some people that can't be convinced that Pikachu is male, even if the creators took over the airwaves, went on every channel (as some cartoon villans do), and flat-out says Pikachu is male. As for Pachirisu, the gender differences conflict with what some fans believe of Pachirisu (the stripe points to male, yet some people believe the cheerleading outfit is proof it's female). --Shiningpikablu252 20:23, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Eerie... I said the exact same thing almost word for word here: Talk: May's Blaziken
Bulbasaur got its game-origin gender difference through evolution. That's far from the apparently expected scenario of Pikachu's tail suddenly splitting in DP001. So I will continue to insist that the tail is the weakest argument even though I accept that Pikachu is most likely male. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 20:37, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Through evolution, in JOHTO. Not in Sinnoh. In Johto. Which we last visited in-game in Generation II. TTEchidna 03:35, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
...That is the most ridiculous comeback I have ever seen. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 22:38, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Speaking of all this, should there be a page for "Gender differences in the anime"? - Cassius335 10:52, 2 June 2008 (UTC)


Torchic isn't on the list. The male has a small black speck on its rear. ~$aturn¥oshi THE VOICES 02:48, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

might that just be a sprite error? --Ben7229 12:30, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

If it was, it would apply to both genders, wouldn't it?--AndyPKMN 13:13, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
Not necessarily, no. Alternate-coloration Milotic in Platinum had a sprite error visible only on the female variant (the again, Milotic's differences are more pronounced than Torchic's). The error was fixed for HeartGold and SoulSilver, but all of the other Milotic sprites remained the same in transition.
My : Could a sprite expert look over the backsprites in all three sets? --Shiningpikablu252 15:44, 15 November 2009 (UTC)


Seems like it was... never done for the _f sprites. Anyone wanna handle that? TTEchidna 06:25, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

I might do it later. Though, should we wait for the HGSS sprites? We're just going to have to change them again. --ケンジガール 06:46, 11 July 2009 (UTC)
For many we don't. TTEchidna 19:10, 23 August 2009 (UTC)


In D/P, one whisker (its left one), is blue and white (for female), whereas in Pt, it's both white. ht14 17:19, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Nah, the left one is just darker. Shadows. TTEchidna 10:20, 4 October 2009 (UTC)


Why is it that only the male sprites are updated to their HG/SS sprites and not the females? Kingofun 09:21, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Because no one can rip and change all the sprites immediately. Just wait. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 09:42, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

New gender differences in HGSS

According to a blog entry made by one of Game Freak's graphic designers, new gender differences have been added to some of the new HGSS sprites; they are not very noticeable and might be limited to a few pixels. She might be referring to previous gender differences being applied to the new overworld sprites, but the wording suggests something more substantial. --Unown Lord 09:15, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Generation 5?

I sure bet ppl are getting tired of hearing Generation 5 speculation but I found this insteresting...

On the newest "On the Origin of Pokémon" George Hutcheon explains why the gender differences in Generation 4 are so subtle!!

So, this makes me wonder, could Generation 5 feature more drastic gender differences? --Landfish7 18:29, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

go to the forums for this stuff. There is a whole GV forum. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 18:31, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
You called it, Landfish. --LaprasBoi 10:34, 6 January 2011 (UTC)


For gen 1-3 Pokémon, should we include what they looked like before gender differences were added? For example, Venusaur previously always looked like the male, and Torchic previously always looked like the female. --SnorlaxMonster 09:05, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

I like that idea. --LaprasBoi 10:34, 6 January 2011 (UTC)


For this article of these I think we need to use different sprites, such as backsprites or older sprites, instead of the current Gen V ones in a few cases. At present, the Gen V sprites do not display the differences between male and female Xatu, nor Medicham( although they should, is this a mistake by the sprite ripper?). Also, there is a problem with the Pikachu sprites, the ear nearest the tail is different; and the Kricketune are in completely different poses. --LaprasBoi 10:34, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Xatu's sprites are different, but it is very subtle (try opening the two in different tabs, then changing between them). However, Medicham's female sprite was incorrect, so I have now fixed it. --SnorlaxMonster 10:52, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
Ow. Yeah, I finally saw it. But, um, that required a ridiculous effort. Can we just use the back sprites? I mean, since the point of having sprites is to illustrate gender differences, maybe we should use the sprites that best show it in each case, even if they are back sprites or Gen IV ones. --LaprasBoi 10:26, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not sure which way to lean on this one. They do show it, but it is incredibly subtle. I would rather use backsprites than Generation IV sprites, but since the front sprites do show it, I kinda want to use them. I'm conflicted. --SnorlaxMonster 10:37, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
I can understand a desire for uniformity, but, the main purpose of these articles is to be informative. That should trump most other things. And sprites where it is difficult to see the differences are not very helpful for informational purposes. --LaprasBoi 12:17, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
I think I have a solution. We show both front and backsprites for all of them, unless the difference is only visible on one of the sides. --SnorlaxMonster 12:20, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
That... seems a bit excessive, but sure, I guess it works, and it will certainly serve to illustrate the differences more clearly... with one exception. Torchic. It’s still virtually impossible to see in the Gen V sprite. Honestly, it was hard in Gen IV too, but at least back then you didn’t need a magnifying glass. --LaprasBoi 04:30, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Torchic was always hard to see. It is only a few pixels that are a different color. The Gen V sprite doesn't really make it any harder than it already was. I think the advantage of showing both front and back would be that it shows which ones are affected. --SnorlaxMonster 11:30, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Female Kricketune

Shouldn't the female Kricketune's sprite be updated to its Gen V version?--Starman125 22:42, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Clear your cache. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 22:49, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Trivia is wrong

The trivia states that a Pokemon of every type has a gender difference, however, the is no ghost type with a gender difference. Sorry if I over looked one. Khimerami 01:29, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Frillish and Jellicent. |) u |( e ® 01:30, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I just noticed that...Khimerami 01:32, 27 May 2012 (UTC)


I think we should include both front and backsprites, if they apply. Pokémon often have changes only visible on one or the other, or at least much more visible on one than the other. --SnorlaxMonster 13:30, 16 June 2012 (UTC)