List of Pokémon with gender differences

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Pyroar's gender difference in the anime, with the male and female respectively

Some species of Pokémon have differences in appearance due to gender in the Pokémon world, with noticeable differences between the males and females. With the exception of the differences between male and female Nidoran (which are considered distinct species), gender differences were introduced in Generation IV.

These differences are a reference to sexual dimorphism, which is commonly seen in many real lifeforms and may offer some clues to their biology and behavior.

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, at the gate to Canalave City, Professor Rowan's assistant upgrades the player's Pokédex to be able to display form differences, including gender differences. In subsequent games, they are displayed from the start.

Later generations would introduce far fewer Pokémon with gender differences, but those that were introduced varied much more drastically in appearance. Some Pokémon even have different Abilities and stats, and learn different moves through leveling, TMs and breeding depending on their gender. However, most Pokémon look identical despite their gender.

List of Pokémon

Generation I

# Name Artwork Male Female
003 Venusaur 0003Venusaur.png HOME0003.png HOME0003 f.png
Female's flower has a seed in it
012 Butterfree 0012Butterfree.png HOME0012.png HOME0012 f.png
Female has black (purple in Generation V) spots on her lower wings
019 Rattata 0019Rattata.png HOME0019.png HOME0019 f.png
Female has shorter whiskers
020 Raticate 0020Raticate.png HOME0020.png HOME0020 f.png
Female has shorter whiskers
025 Pikachu 0025Pikachu.png HOME0025.png HOME0025 f.png
Female's tail ends in the upper half of a heart
026 Raichu 0026Raichu.png HOME0026.png HOME0026 f.png
Female's tail lacks a point and is smaller
Nidoran 0032Nidoran.png 0029Nidoran.png HOME0032.png HOME0029.png

Female is light blue and male is purple
Separate evolutionary lines

041 Zubat 0041Zubat.png HOME0041.png HOME0041 f.png
Female has smaller fangs
042 Golbat 0042Golbat.png HOME0042.png HOME0042 f.png
Female has smaller fangs
044 Gloom 0044Gloom.png HOME0044.png HOME0044 f.png
Female has one large spot per bud
045 Vileplume 0045Vileplume.png HOME0045.png HOME0045 f.png
Female's petals have larger spots
064 Kadabra 0064Kadabra.png HOME0064.png HOME0064 f.png
Female has smaller whiskers
065 Alakazam 0065Alakazam.png HOME0065.png HOME0065 f.png
Female has smaller whiskers
084 Doduo 0084Doduo.png HOME0084.png HOME0084 f.png
Male has black necks and female has beige necks
085 Dodrio 0085Dodrio.png HOME0085.png HOME0085 f.png
Male has black necks and female has beige necks
097 Hypno 0097Hypno.png HOME0097.png HOME0097 f.png
Female has more collar fur
111 Rhyhorn 0111Rhyhorn.png HOME0111.png HOME0111 f.png
Female's horn is smaller
112 Rhydon 0112Rhydon.png HOME0112.png HOME0112 f.png
Female's horn is smaller
118 Goldeen 0118Goldeen.png HOME0118.png HOME0118 f.png
Female's horn is smaller
119 Seaking 0119Seaking.png HOME0119.png HOME0119 f.png
Female's horn is smaller
123 Scyther 0123Scyther.png HOME0123.png HOME0123 f.png
Female's abdomen is larger
129 Magikarp 0129Magikarp.png HOME0129.png HOME0129 f.png
Male has yellow whiskers and female has white whiskers
130 Gyarados 0130Gyarados.png HOME0130.png HOME0130 f.png
Male has blue whiskers and female has white whiskers
133 Eevee 0133Eevee.png HOME0133.png HOME0133 f.png
Unlike other Eevee, in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the partner Eevee has gender differences. Male partner Eevee look the same as all other Eevee, but female partner Eevee have a unique flower-shaped tail pattern. In Generation VIII, this gender difference was applied to all female Eevee.

Generation II

# Name Artwork Male Female
154 Meganium 0154Meganium.png HOME0154.png HOME0154 f.png
Male has longer antennae
165 Ledyba 0165Ledyba.png HOME0165.png HOME0165 f.png
Female has smaller antennae
166 Ledian 0166Ledian.png HOME0166.png HOME0166 f.png
Female has smaller antennae
178 Xatu 0178Xatu.png HOME0178.png HOME0178 f.png
Male has three body stripes
185 Sudowoodo 0185Sudowoodo.png HOME0185.png HOME0185 f.png
Female's head "branch" is smaller
186 Politoed 0186Politoed.png HOME0186.png HOME0186 f.png
Female has smaller cheeks
190 Aipom 0190Aipom.png HOME0190.png HOME0190 f.png
Male has shorter head fur
194 Wooper 0194Wooper.png HOME0194.png HOME0194 f.png
Female has one set of gill branches
195 Quagsire 0195Quagsire.png HOME0195 b.png HOME0195 f b.png
Female has smaller dorsal fins
198 Murkrow 0198Murkrow.png HOME0198.png HOME0198 f.png
Female's hat-like plumage is smaller
202 Wobbuffet 0202Wobbuffet.png HOME0202.png HOME0202 f.png
Female's mouth has lipstick-like marking
203 Girafarig 0203Girafarig.png HOME0203.png HOME0203 f.png
Female's body has a larger yellow section
207 Gligar 0207Gligar.png HOME0207.png HOME0207 f.png
Female has smaller stinger
208 Steelix 0208Steelix.png HOME0208.png HOME0208 f.png
Female lacks an outer tooth on each side
212 Scizor 0212Scizor.png HOME0212.png HOME0212 f.png
Female's abdomen is larger
214 Heracross 0214Heracross.png HOME0214.png HOME0214 f.png
Female's horn is heart-shaped
215 Sneasel 0215Sneasel.png HOME0215.png HOME0215 f.png
Female's left ear is shorter
215 Hisuian Sneasel 0215Sneasel-Hisui.png HOME0215H.png HOME0215H f.png
Female's left ear is shorter
217 Ursaring 0217Ursaring.png HOME0217.png HOME0217 f.png
Female has longer shoulder fur
221 Piloswine 0221Piloswine.png HOME0221.png HOME0221 f.png
Female has shorter tusks
224 Octillery 0224Octillery.png HOME0224.png HOME0224 f.png
Female has smaller suction cups
229 Houndoom 0229Houndoom.png HOME0229.png HOME0229 f.png
Female has shorter horns
232 Donphan 0232Donphan.png HOME0232.png HOME0232 f.png
Female has shorter tusks

Generation III

# Name Artwork Male Female
255 Torchic 0255Torchic.png HOME0255 b.png HOME0255 f b.png
Male has a black speck on his rear
256 Combusken 0256Combusken.png HOME0256.png HOME0256 f.png
Female has smaller head feathers
257 Blaziken 0257Blaziken.png HOME0257.png HOME0257 f.png
Female's head crest is smaller
267 Beautifly 0267Beautifly.png HOME0267.png HOME0267 f.png
Male's red spots are larger
269 Dustox 0269Dustox.png HOME0269.png HOME0269 f.png
Female has smaller antennae
272 Ludicolo 0272Ludicolo.png HOME0272.png HOME0272 f.png
Male has thicker stripes
274 Nuzleaf 0274Nuzleaf.png HOME0274.png HOME0274 f.png
Female has smaller leaf
275 Shiftry 0275Shiftry.png HOME0275.png HOME0275 f.png
Female has smaller leaves
307 Meditite 0307Meditite.png HOME0307.png HOME0307 f.png
Male's ears are higher than the female's
308 Medicham 0308Medicham.png HOME0308.png HOME0308 f.png
Male has a larger bulb on his head
315 Roselia 0315Roselia.png HOME0315.png HOME0315 f.png
Female's body leaf is longer
316 Gulpin 0316Gulpin.png HOME0316.png HOME0316 f.png
Female's feather is shorter
317 Swalot 0317Swalot.png HOME0317.png HOME0317 f.png
Female has shorter whiskers
322 Numel 0322Numel.png HOME0322.png HOME0322 f.png
Female has larger hump
323 Camerupt 0323Camerupt.png HOME0323.png HOME0323 f.png
Female has larger humps
332 Cacturne 0332Cacturne.png HOME0332.png HOME0332 f.png
Female has a large diamond on her chest where male has two small ones
350 Milotic 0350Milotic.png HOME0350.png HOME0350 f.png
Male's hair-like fins are shorter
369 Relicanth 0369Relicanth.png HOME0369.png HOME0369 f.png
Male has longer jaw guard

Generation IV

# Name Artwork Male Female
396 Starly 0396Starly.png HOME0396.png HOME0396 f.png
Female's head has less white
397 Staravia 0397Staravia.png HOME0397.png HOME0397 f.png
Female's forehead spot is smaller
398 Staraptor 0398Staraptor.png HOME0398.png HOME0398 f.png
Female's forehead spot is smaller
399 Bidoof 0399Bidoof.png HOME0399 b.png HOME0399 f b.png
Male has more tail curls
400 Bibarel 0400Bibarel.png HOME0400.png HOME0400 f.png
Male's face have two additional curls on beige mask
401 Kricketot 0401Kricketot.png HOME0401.png HOME0401 f.png
Female has larger collar
402 Kricketune 0402Kricketune.png HOME0402.png HOME0402 f.png
Female has smaller mustache
403 Shinx 0403Shinx.png HOME0403.png HOME0403 f.png
Female has blue hind feet and a shorter mane
404 Luxio 0404Luxio.png HOME0404.png HOME0404 f.png
Female has exposed rear ankles and a shorter mane
405 Luxray 0405Luxray.png HOME0405.png HOME0405 f.png
Female's mane is smaller
407 Roserade 0407Roserade.png HOME0407.png HOME0407 f.png
Female has longer cape
415 Combee 0415Combee.png HOME0415.png HOME0415 f.png
Male's lower face has no red mark
Only Female Combee can evolve into Vespiquen
417 Pachirisu 0417Pachirisu.png HOME0417.png HOME0417 f.png
Female's head stripe is shorter
418 Buizel 0418Buizel.png HOME0418 b.png HOME0418 f b.png
Male has two light-colored spots on his back while female has one
419 Floatzel 0419Floatzel.png HOME0419 b.png HOME0419 f b.png
Male has two light-colored bumps on his back while female has one
424 Ambipom 0424Ambipom.png HOME0424.png HOME0424 f.png
Male has shorter hair on his head
443 Gible 0443Gible.png HOME0443.png HOME0443 f.png
Male has notched fin
444 Gabite 0444Gabite.png HOME0444.png HOME0444 f.png
Male has notched fin
445 Garchomp 0445Garchomp.png HOME0445.png HOME0445 f.png
Male has notched fin
449 Hippopotas 0449Hippopotas.png HOME0449.png HOME0449 f.png
Male and female's color patterns are inverted
450 Hippowdon 0450Hippowdon.png HOME0450.png HOME0450 f.png
Male's body is light brown while female's is dark gray
453 Croagunk 0453Croagunk.png HOME0453.png HOME0453 f.png
Female has higher "bandages"
454 Toxicroak 0454Toxicroak.png HOME0454.png HOME0454 f.png
Female's throat sac is smaller
456 Finneon 0456Finneon.png HOME0456.png HOME0456 f.png
Female has larger tail fins
457 Lumineon 0457Lumineon.png HOME0457.png HOME0457 f.png
Female has larger fins
459 Snover 0459Snover.png HOME0459.png HOME0459 f.png
Female's midsection is white
460 Abomasnow 0460Abomasnow.png HOME0460.png HOME0460 f.png
Female has longer chest fur
461 Weavile 0461Weavile.png HOME0461.png HOME0461 f.png
Female has shorter ears
464 Rhyperior 0464Rhyperior.png HOME0464.png HOME0464 f.png
Female has smaller upper horn
465 Tangrowth 0465Tangrowth.png HOME0465.png HOME0465 f.png
Female's fingers are more magenta than blue
473 Mamoswine 0473Mamoswine.png HOME0473.png HOME0473 f.png
Female has smaller tusks

Generation V

# Name Artwork Male Female
521 Unfezant 0521Unfezant-Male.png 0521Unfezant-Female.png HOME0521.png HOME0521 f.png
Male has a pink mask with long extensions while the female has a curved feather on the back of her head. Male has a green underside and female has a brown underside.
592 Frillish 0592Frillish-Male.png 0592Frillish-Female.png HOME0592.png HOME0592 f.png
Male is blue, frowns, and has a ruffled collar, smooth, diamond-patterned tentacles, and one upper eyelash per eye. Female is pink, smiles, and has a bulbous collar, frilled tentacles, and one lower eyelash per eye. Males have a star-shaped head pattern and a stiff crown while females have a flower-shaped pattern and a limp crown.
593 Jellicent 0593Jellicent-Male.png 0593Jellicent-Female.png HOME0593.png HOME0593 f.png
Body color, eyes, head pattern, and tentacle differences are much the same as with Frillish, but the female's eyes are now larger and have two eyelashes each. Males have a facial covering resembling a large moustache while females have one resembling a fluffy collar. Female has a heart-shaped mouth and the male's is hidden inside the "moustache." Males have a more overall "kingly" appearance, while females have a more overall "queenly" appearance.

Generation VI

# Name Artwork Male Female
668 Pyroar 0668Pyroar-Male.png 0668Pyroar-Female.png HOME0668.png HOME0668 f.png
Male has a large mane shaped like the kanji character 大 ō (big or great) or 火 hi (fire), a stockier body, and half-brown front legs. Female has long, flowing hair similar to a ponytail and mostly-brown legs.
678 Meowstic 0678Meowstic-Male.png 0678Meowstic-Female.png HOME0678.png HOME0678 f.png
Males are mostly blue with white highlights, the inverse of females. Male's eyes are green with light blue sclerae, while female's are red and yellow.
Unlike most Pokémon, the moves Meowstic can learn vary by gender, with males learning more status moves and females learning more attack moves.
Male Meowstic have the Hidden Ability Prankster, while female Meowstic have the Hidden Ability Competitive.

Generation VIII

# Name Artwork Male Female
876 Indeedee 0876Indeedee-Male.png 0876Indeedee-Female.png HOME0876.png HOME0876 f.png
Males have lowered eyes, a triangular mouth pointing upwards like a frown, and more black on their torso, made to resemble a suit. Females have wider eyes, a triangular mouth pointing downwards like a smile, and more white on their torso, made to resemble an apron.

Male Indeedee have higher Attack, Special Attack, and Speed, while female Indeedee have higher Defense, Special Defense, and HP. The two genders also have different moves and Abilities.

902 Basculegion 0902Basculegion-Male.png 0902Basculegion-Female.png HOME0902.png HOME0902 f.png
Males have red accents, fierce-looking eyes, longer barbels, and two additional growths on their chin resembling a stubble. Females have pale-blue accents, sad-looking eyes, shorter barbels, and additional accents around their lips and eyes.

Male Basculegion have higher Attack, while female Basculegion have higher Special Attack.

Generation IX

# Name Artwork Male Female
916 Oinkologne 0916Oinkologne-Male.png 0916Oinkologne-Female.png 100px 100px
Females have more brown bodies while males have a darker gray complexion. Male Oinkologne have a larger left ear which often covers their left eye, and have a more magenta shade of pink for their hooves and snout. Male Oinkologne are also slightly plumper than the females, and have a differently shaped tail bobble.

Male Oinkologne may have the Ability Lingering Aroma, while female Oinkologne may have the Ability Aroma Veil. They also have slightly different stats and level-up learnsets.


  • Some Pokémon with gender differences have unique distinctions:
  • Fairy is the only type that lacks a Pokémon with gender differences.
  • Generation IV introduced the most Pokémon with gender differences, with a total of 31.
  • Conversely, Generation IX introduced the fewest Pokémon with gender differences of generations that introduce Pokémon with gender differences, introducing only one.
  • Generation VII is the only generation that did not introduce any Pokémon that have gender differences. However, it did introduce a Pokémon that can only evolve if it is a specific gender (only female Salandit can evolve into Salazzle) and a new gender difference for Eevee that was exclusive to the player's partner Eevee.
  • No Mega Evolutions or Gigantamax forms have gender differences, even if other forms of the same species do.
  • Despite having very prominent gender differences, Hippopotas and Hippowdon only have artwork and a menu sprite for the male of the species.
  • Despite not having any gender differences, the Rotom Pokédex will display separate models for male and female Spinda.
  • Some Pokémon with gender differences may evolve into Pokémon that don't have gender differences. Examples include Gloom evolving into Bellossom, Gligar evolving into Gliscor and Girafarig evolving into Farigiraf.

See also

by National Pokédex no. EnglishJapaneseGermanFrenchSpanishItalianKoreanChineseRussianThai
by regional Pokédex no. KantoNewJohto • Hoenn (Gen IIIGen VI) • Sinnoh • Unova (BWB2W2)
Kalos • Alola (SMUSUM) • Galar (Isle of ArmorCrown Tundra) • HisuiPaldea
Unown Modein every regional Pokédex
by regional Browser no. FioreAlmiaObliviain no regional Browserin every regional Browser
by index number Generation IGeneration IIGeneration IIIGeneration IVGeneration V
Generation VIGeneration VIIGeneration VIIIGeneration IX
PinballPinball RS
by other numbering systems DPBPPokéPark PadRansei GalleryShuffle listPicross listMasters EX Sync Pairs
Lental PhotodexDuel LibraryGoogle Maps: Pokémon Challenge
by attributes AbilityEgg Groupcategory (abundanceother languages) • habitatIQ groupheightweight
form differences (GO) • gender differencesshapeicon (Gen I–II)
colorcolor palette (Gen I)unique type combinationsmutually exclusive
by evolution evolution family (GO) • no evolution familybranchedcross-generationlevels
by in-game stats base stats (Gen IGen II-VGen VIGen VIIGen VIIIfully evolvedunique base stat totalsGO)
performance statscatch rate (GO) • EVs given in battle (Gen IIIGen IVGen V-VIGen VII) • gender ratio
steps to hatchavailability (GO) • wild held item (Gen II) • experience typebase friendshipcall rate
miscellaneous alphabetically • field moves (Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI)
Shadow Pokémonunobtainable Shiny PokémonPal Park areaPokéwalkerdebut episodeglitch
released with a Hidden Ability (Gen VGen VIGen VIIGen VIII) • ST Energy Shotpetting