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♀
#0029
Nidoran♀



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Poison Point or RivalryGen IV+ Cacophony
Cacophony
Hustle
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
235 (41.3%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Nidoran♀
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
15.4 lbs. 7.0 kg
Nidoran♀
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
59
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
55
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Nidoran♀
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F0029.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Nidoran♀ (Japanese: ニドラン♀ Nidoran♀) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

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

It is related to the Nidoran♂ line, and when bred with either one of them, it can produce Eggs that contain either Nidoran♀ or Nidoran♂. However, it is the only one of its line that can breed as its evolutions are in the No Eggs Discovered Egg Group.

Biology

Nidoran♀ is a small, quadrupedal, mammalian Pokémon. It has large, spiny ears; oversized front teeth; red eyes; and a pair of whiskers on each cheek. It is light blue with several darker blue spots. There are two white claws on each of its paws. Its back is covered with small toxic spines, and it has a small forehead horn.

The poisons secreted by the spines and horn are extremely potent, and even a scratch from its horn or a drop of poison from its barbs can be deadly. However, this docile Pokémon only uses its poison when it feels threatened. Nidoran♀ is more sensitive to smell than Nidoran♂. It can use its whiskers to check the wind while either searching for berries or to avoid predators. Nidoran♀ can use its incisor teeth for crushing the berries it forages for. Nidoran♀ lives in open spaces, such as savannas and plains. Nidoran♀ is a female-only species.

Evolution

Nidoran♀ evolves into Nidorina, which evolves into Nidoqueen.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

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Unevolved
Nidoran♀
 Poison 

0030Nidorina.png
First evolution
Nidorina
 Poison 

0031Nidoqueen.png
Second evolution
Nidoqueen
 Poison  Ground 

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#029
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) 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 Johto
#095
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#029
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
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#095
Diamond While it does not prefer to fight, even one drop of the poison it secretes from its barbs can be fatal.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The poison hidden in its small horn is extremely potent. Even a tiny scratch can have fatal results.
SoulSilver Although not very combative, it will torment its foes with poison spikes if it is threatened in any way.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black While it does not prefer to fight, even one drop of the poison it secretes from its barbs can be fatal.
White
Black 2 While it does not prefer to fight, even one drop of the poison it secretes from barbs can be fatal.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #104
Hoenn
#—
X Although small, its venomous barbs render this Pokémon dangerous. The female has smaller horns.
Y Small and very docile, it protects itself with its small, poisonous horn when attacked.
Omega 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#029
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu A mild-mannered Pokémon that does not like to fight. Beware–its small horn secretes venom.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #065
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword Females are more sensitive to smells than males. While foraging, they'll use their whiskers to check wind direction and stay downwind of predators.
Shield It uses its hard incisor teeth to crush and eat berries. The tip of a female Nidoran's horn is a bit more rounded than the tip of a male's horn.
Brilliant Diamond While this Pokémon does not prefer to fight, even one drop of the venom it secretes from its barbs can be fatal.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Route 22, Safari Zone
Trade Nidoran♂ in Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5–6) (Western languages only)
Blue (Japan)
Route 22, Safari Zone
Yellow
Routes 2, 9, 10, and 22, Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 35 and 36
Crystal
National ParkMorningDay
Route 35 (Swarm)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed
Route 3, Safari Zone
Trade Nidoran♂ in Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5–6)
LeafGreen
Route 3, Safari Zone
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 (Savannah, default)
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 (Horde Encounter)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Routes 9, 10, 22 and 23
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Giant's Bed, Old Cemetery
Frostpoint Field (Wanderer)
Giant's Bed, Frigid Sea, Ballimere Lake (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Route 201 (Poké Radar)
Grand Underground - Grassland Cave, Swampy Cave, Riverbank Cave, Dazzling Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Sunlit Cavern, Stargleam Cavern, Bogsunk Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Red Field: Pallet Town
Blue Field: Viridian City, Safari Zone
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 28, Forever Level 28, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Thunderwave Cave (B1F-B3F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode C)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Shimmering Lake
Rumble U
Model Train Room: All Aboard!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 3
Rumble World
Ember Mountains: Shrine of Magic (All Areas), Starlight Islands: Surveillance Dunes (All Areas)
Picross
Area 25: Stage 08
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Garchomp Sea, Butterfree Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Thunderwave Cave (1F-5F), Purity Forest (6F-8F), Oddity Cave (1F-2F), Remains Island (1F-2F), Marvelous Sea (1F-2F), Fantasy Strait (1F-2F)
Fainted Pokémon: Grand Sea
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Sandy Bazaar: Stage 16
Masters EX
Scottie/Bettie & Nidoran♀Egg


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! Moonlight Nidoran♀ English United States 5 August 9 to 29, 2002

Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
TM43 TM43 (Detect) (100%)
Yellow
FireRed LeafGreen

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
47
46 - 108 89 - 212
52
51 - 114 98 - 223
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
41
41 - 102 78 - 199
Total:
275
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 40.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/17 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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

Nidoran♀ is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.3.0+ and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
055 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
1010 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1515 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2020 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
2525 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
3030 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
3535 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
4545 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
5050 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5555 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
  • 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/TR

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM15
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM29
Bag TM Fairy SwSh Sprite.png
TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM37
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM65
Bag TM Ghost SwSh Sprite.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM74
Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png
TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05
Bag TR Ice Sprite.png
TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06
Bag TR Ice Sprite.png
TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08
Bag TR Electric Sprite.png
TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09
Bag TR Electric Sprite.png
TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR13
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22
Bag TR Poison Sprite.png
TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31
Bag TR Steel Sprite.png
TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32
Bag TR Dark Sprite.png
TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR54
Bag TR Poison Sprite.png
TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR57
Bag TR Poison Sprite.png
TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR67
Bag TR Ground Sprite.png
TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR91
Bag TR Poison Sprite.png
TR91 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 20
  • 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 TM moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM06
Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png
TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM11
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM13
Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14
Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM23
Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png
TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM24
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM28
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM32
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM36
Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM40
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM58
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM65
Bag TM Ghost SwSh Sprite.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM82
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM84
Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM87
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM96
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98
Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png
TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 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♀
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Zigzagoon
Linoone
Obstagoon
Lucario
Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Mudbray
Mudsdale
Scorbunny
Raboot
Cinderace
Skwovet
Greedent
Chewtle
Drednaw
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Vulpix
Vulpix
Ninetales
Ninetales
Psyduck
Golduck
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Slowbro
Slowbro
Slowking
Slowking
Lickitung
Lickilicky
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
Salandit
Poison Fang Poison Physical 50 100% 15
Druddigon
Silicobra
Sandaconda
Poison Tail* Poison Physical 50 100% 25
Squirtle
Wartortle
Blastoise
Avalugg
Sandaconda
Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
Lickitung
Lickilicky
Mudkip
Marshtomp
Swampert
Whismur
Loudred
Exploud
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
Bulbasaur
Ivysaur
Venusaur
Growlithe
Arcanine
Ponyta
Ponyta
Rapidash
Rapidash
Rhyhorn
Rhydon
Rhyperior
Tauros
Eevee
Vaporeon
Jolteon
Flareon
Espeon
Umbreon
Leafeon
Glaceon
Sylveon
Dunsparce
Swinub
Piloswine
Mamoswine
Mudkip
Marshtomp
Swampert
Zigzagoon
Zigzagoon
Linoone
Linoone
Obstagoon
Aron
Lairon
Aggron
Gible
Gabite
Garchomp
Hippopotas
Hippowdon
Lillipup
Herdier
Stoutland
Bunnelby
Diggersby
Bergmite
Avalugg
Stufful
Bewear
Passimian
Wooloo
Dubwool
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidoran♀ in Generation VIII
  • 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SneaselWeavileHoundourHoundoom
Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
PikachuRaichuEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSnubbullGranbullTeddiursaUrsaringPhanpyDonphanSkittyDelcattyPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonPachirisuBunearyLopunnyGlameowPurugly
Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
VulpixNinetalesPsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLickitungLickilickyKecleon
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankeyPrimeapeCuboneMarowakTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothSlakingNumelCameruptAbsolCranidosRampardosStunkySkuntank
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
Seviper
Poison Fang Poison Physical 50 100% 15
Seviper
Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseMankeyPrimeape
Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
LickitungLickilickyMudkipMarshtompSwampertWhismurLoudredExploud
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurRattataRaticateGrowlitheArcaninePonytaRapidashSeelDewgongRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonMareepFlaaffyAmpharosDunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyDonphanStantlerMudkipMarshtompSwampertPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneAronLaironAggronNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonGibleGabiteGarchompHippopotasHippowdon
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
SeviperStunkySkuntank
Venom Drench Poison Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidoran♀ in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Chip Away × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 35
I II III IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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♀
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin029.png Pinani029.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani029.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 13.3%
Friend Area: Safari
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm small but I'm tough!
26%-50% HP I only have half my HP...
1%-25% HP I'm close to fainting...
Level up I leveled up! I'm so happy!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 029.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
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Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Visit Nidoran♀'s secret base
Connected to: Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Nidoran♂, Unfezant (♀)
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal I'll fight, too! Although I don't particularly like fighting!
Low HP (< 50%) Someone…help…
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush029Body.png Walking Speed: 1.55 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 66 Base Defense: 47 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT029.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Poison
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 40 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 5

#48
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Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Mega Boost++


Pokémon GO
GO029.png Base HP: 146 Base Attack: 86 Base Defense: 89
Egg Distance: N/A* Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Nidoran♀ Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Bite, Poison Sting
Charged Attacks: Poison Fang, Body Slam, Sludge Bomb, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Evolution data

0029Nidoran.png
Unevolved
Nidoran♀
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16
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First evolution
Nidorina
 Poison 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
0031Nidoqueen.png
Second evolution
Nidoqueen
 Poison  Ground 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
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Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Spr 5b 029 s.png Spr b 5b 029 s.png Spr 5b2 029 s.png Spr b 5b2 029 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Spr 6o 029.png
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Spr 6x 029 s.png
Spr b 6x 029 s.png
Spr 6o 029 s.png
Spr b 6o 029 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Spr 7s 029.png
Spr b 7s 029.png
Spr 7s 029 s.png
Spr b 7s 029 s.png
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Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
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Spr 7p 029 s.png
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0029.png HOME0029 s.png
029MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Nidoran♀ images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Nidoran♀ in the anime

Major appearances

In Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?, a Nidoran couple was in love with one another, much to the dismay of their Trainers, who hated one another. After the battle with Team Rocket, upon which she kissed Ralph's Nidoran♂, Emily's Nidoran♀, nicknamed Maria, evolved into a Nidorina.

In Leading a Stray!, multiple Nidoran♀ assisted a Luxio in its efforts to help a Wailmer trapped in the sewers.

Minor appearances

Nidoran♀ debuted in Sparks Fly for Magnemite, where she was seen in Gringey City's Pokémon Center.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, multiple Nidoran♀ were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory. These Nidoran♀ were colored the same way as Shiny Nidoran♀, but they predated the introduction of Shiny Pokémon.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Nidoran♀ was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in Lights, Camera, Quack-tion.

A Valencia Island variant of Nidoran♀ appeared in Poké Ball Peril.

In The Power of One, a Nidoran♀ sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In In the Pink, a pink Nidoran♀ was a resident of Pinkan Island. Team Rocket attempted to capture her and her male counterpart, but they ended up being chased off by a pink Nidoking.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in The Chikorita Rescue alongside a Nidoran♂.

In Going Apricorn!, Tracey fed a Nidoran♀ at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in A Farfetch'd Tale alongside a Nidoran♂.

In The Fortune Hunters, a Nidoran♀ was stolen by Butch and Cassidy.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in Beauty and the Breeder.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.

In Fangs for Nothin', a Nidoran♀ was living at the Dragon Holy Land. Additional Nidoran♀ appeared with it in the following episode.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Nidoran♀ to the school's underage students for use in lessons. She was colored the same way as a Nidoran♂, but could be a Shiny Nidoran♀.

In Showdown at the Oak Corral, a Nidoran♀ was living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

Multiple Nidoran♀ appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in PK13.

In Beg, Burrow and Steal, a Nidoran♀ was living in an underground paradise.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, a Nidoran♀ was living in the Tree of Beginning.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in The Green Guardian.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in Off the Unbeaten Path.

In Odd Pokémon Out!, a Nidoran♀ was living at Camomile Island.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in a flashback in Gathering the Gang of Four!.

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's Nidoran♀ competed in the Terracotta Contest.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1). Four additional Nidoran♀ appeared in the follow-up episode.

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

A Nidoran♀ appeared in BWS02.

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

In Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad, a Nidoran♀ was living in a forest.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in a flashback in A Watershed Moment!.

A Trainer's Nidoran♀ appeared in a flashback in Alola to New Adventure!.

In I Choose You!, a Nidoran♀ was taking shelter from the rain in a cave alongside Entei.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in a flashback in Enter Pikachu!.

In Dreams Are Made of These!, Goh caught a Nidoran♀ during a Pokémon Orienteering competition. She has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in Healing the Healer!.

A Trainer's Nidoran♀ got stuck in Gulpin's giant ball in A Rollicking Roll….

A Trainer's Nidoran♀ appeared in Take My Thief! Please!.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in Distant Blue Sky!.

A Nidoran♀ appeared in For Sure! 'Cause Sprigatito's with Me!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP100 Nidoran♀ Ash's Pokédex Nidoran♀. Its poison pin is quite powerful for its size, but its horn is smaller than a male's.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN020 Nidoran♂ and Nidoran♀ Goh's Rotom Phone Nidoran, the Poison Pin Pokémon. A Poison type. The male Nidoran first evolves into Nidorino, then Nidoking. The less aggressive female Nidoran first evolves into Nidorina, then Nidoqueen.

Pokémon Origins

Nidoran♀ in Pokémon Origins

In File 1: Red, a Nidoran♀ was seen in Professor Oak's introduction, while another was under the ownership of a Youngster.

A Nidoran♀ was seen in File 3: Giovanni as one of the many Pokémon trapped at Silph Co..

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Green had a Nidoran♀ nicknamed Nido, which first appeared in Just a Spearow Carrier. She was never seen battling until she evolved into Nidorina and then Nidoqueen. At Indigo Plateau, Green's Nidoran♀ was used to attract a fisherman's Nidoran♂ and to help persuade the fisherman to trade his Butterfree for Green's Weedle, but she was stopped by Red.

A Trainer's Nidoran♀ appeared with him in Buzz Off, Butterfree!, where they were both injured from the earthquake in Ecruteak City.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Nidoran♀ appeared in Big Rampage at the Safari Zone!?.

In the TCG

Main article: Nidoran♀ (TCG)

Trivia

Baby Nidoran
  • Nidoran was the first Pokémon to feature gender differences, or even any indication of gender at all.
  • Despite the addition of genders to most 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.
    • An Egg laid by a Nidoran♀ does, however, have a chance of hatching into a Nidoran♂, while an Egg laid by a Nidoran♂ with a Ditto has a chance of hatching into a Nidoran♀.
  • Nidoran♀ is the only Pokémon that loses the ability to breed upon evolution.
  • Nidoran♀'s alternate coloration is similar to Nidoran♂'s normal coloration, and vice versa for Nidoran♂.
  • Nidoran♀ shares its category name with Nidorina, Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Poipole, and Naganadel. 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 gender unknown if it does not have a nickname. If its nickname is anything other than "Nidoran♀", its gender will appear as normal.

Origin

Nidoran♀ appears to draw inspiration from rabbits and porcupines, with aspects of venomous mammals. Anatomically, however, they resemble hyraxes – small, rodent-like mammals that are genetically more closely related to much larger mammals like elephants and manatees featuring thickset bodies with tough hides (similar to Nidorina and Nidoqueen). It may also reference the mythical Moon rabbit due to its rabbit like appearance and the fact that it reaches its final evolved form using a Moon Stone. The coloration of Nidoran and its evolutions may be a reference to the gendered associations of pink and blue in previous centuries.

Name origin

Nidoran♀ may be derived from needle with ♀ as an indication of its female gender. It may also involve 二度 nido (twice). It may be derived from nidor, a strong, unpleasant smell.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ニドラン♀ Nidoran♀ From needle, ♀, and possibly 二度 nido
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♀ Nidoran♀ Same as Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 尼多蘭 / 尼多兰 Níduōlán From the transcription of the Japanese name and 蘭 / 兰 lán
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 尼多蘭 Nèihdōlàahn*
尼美蘭 Nèihméihlàahn*
From the transcription of the Japanese name and làahn
From the transcription of the Japanese name, méih, and làahn


External links


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Pokémon
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