Nidoran♀ (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♀
#029
Nidoran♀



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Type
Poison Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Poison Point or Rivalry 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
5140 - 5396 steps
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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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 BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F029.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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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 can produce Eggs that contain either Nidoran♀ or Nidoran♂. However, it is the only one of its line that can breed, as Nidorina and Nidoqueen are part of the No Eggs Discovered Egg Group.

Biology

Nidoran♀ is a small, quadrupedal, rodent-like 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.

In the anime

In the 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 JN053.

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.

In 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.

In File 3: Giovanni, a Nidoran♀ was at Silph Co.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

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

In the TCG

Main article: Nidoran♀ (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#029
Red 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
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.

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
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, Giant's Bed (Wanderer)

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
Shuffle
Sandy Bazaar: Stage 16
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
Masters EX
Pokémon Egg (Scottie/Bettie's)
Generation VIII
MD DX
Thunderwave Cave (B1F-B3F)

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

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* TM Fighting TM43 (Detect) (100%)
Yellow*

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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM29Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM37Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM74Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR54Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR91Bag 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
By breeding
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ZigzagoonLinooneObstagoonLucarioLycanrocLycanroc
MudbrayMudsdaleScorbunnyRabootCinderaceSkwovet
GreedentChewtleDrednaw
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
VulpixVulpixNinetalesNinetalesPsyduckGolduck
SlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroSlowkingSlowking
LickitungLickilicky
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
Salandit Poison Fang Poison Physical 50 100% 15
DruddigonSilicobraSandaconda Poison Tail* Poison Physical 50 100% 25
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseAvaluggSandaconda Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
LickitungLickilickyMudkipMarshtompSwampertWhismur
LoudredExploud
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurGrowlitheArcaninePonyta
PonytaRapidashRapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
TaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeon
UmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonDunsparceSwinub
PiloswineMamoswineMudkipMarshtompSwampertZigzagoon
ZigzagoonLinooneLinooneObstagoonAronLairon
AggronGibleGabiteGarchompHippopotasHippowdon
LillipupHerdierStoutlandBunnelbyDiggersbyBergmite
AvaluggStuffulBewearPassimianWoolooDubwool
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

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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 
 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
  • 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 Generation VIII
  • 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 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: ★★★★

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

#48
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Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Mega Boost++
Pokémon GO
GO029.png Base Stamina: 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, Frustration, Return

Evolution

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

Sprites

Generation I
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Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Generation III
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Generation IV
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Generation V
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Generation VI
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Generation VII
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029MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Nidoran♀ images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • 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♂, as well as 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 genderless 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 hamsters, rabbits (perhaps an Amami rabbit, specifically), mice, or porcupines, with aspects of venomous mammals. Anatomically, however, they are arguably most like 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).

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 female 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 Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Nidoran♀ Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Nidoran♀ Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Nidoran♀ Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 니드런♀ Nidoran♀ Same as Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 尼美蘭 Nèihméihlàahn Transliteration of Japanese name. The character is usually used in female names. 美蘭 means "beautiful orchid"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 尼多蘭 / 尼多兰 Níduōlán Transliteration of Japanese name. The character is usually used in female names


External links


Sandslash #028: Sandslash
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#030: Nidorina Nidorina


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