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♂
#0032
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% male
Catch rate
235 (41.3%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
1'08" 0.5 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
19.8 lbs. 9.0 kg
Nidoran♂
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
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
60
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
55
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Nidoran♂
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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
Shape
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Footprint
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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 introduced in Generation I.

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

It is related to Nidoran♀, serving as its male counterpart. When bred with Ditto as of Generation V, it can produce Eggs that contain either Nidoran♂ or Nidoran♀.

Biology

Nidoran♂ is a small, quadrupedal, mammalian Pokémon. It is pinkish purple with darker patches. It has large, spiny ears with teal insides, oversized front teeth, and red eyes. Its back is covered with three lines of large spines that can release potent poisons if threatened. The center line of spines is taller than the other two. The size of the long, pointed horn on its forehead is indicative of the strength of its venom. Nidoran♂ is a male-only species.

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♂ is brave, and will risk its own life to protect Nidoran♀. Nidoran♂ lives in open spaces, such as savannas and plains.

Evolution

Nidoran♂ evolves into Nidorino, which evolves into Nidoking.

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

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Unevolved
Nidoran♂
 Poison 

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First evolution
Nidorino
 Poison 

0034Nidoking.png
Second evolution
Nidoking
 Poison  Ground 

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#032
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) 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 Johto
#098
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#032
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#098
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Coastal #107
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#032
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu Its large ears are always kept upright. If it senses danger, it will attack with a poisonous sting.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #068
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword The horn on a male Nidoran's forehead contains a powerful poison. This is a very cautious Pokémon, always straining its large ears.
Shield Small but brave, this Pokémon will hold its ground and even risk its life in battle to protect the female it's friendly with.
Brilliant Diamond It scans its surroundings by raising its ears out of the grass. Its toxic horn is for protection.
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) (Japanese Pokémon Red and Green 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
LeafGreen
Route 3, Safari Zone
Trade Nidoran♀ in Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5–6)
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, Safari Zone
Blue Field: Viridian City
Both Fields: Cerulean City
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 4, Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 5, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Thunder (1F-4F), Wish Cave (B33F-B37F), Oddity Cave (B1F-B4F)
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
Dark Land: Forgotten Forest (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Garchomp Sea, Butterfree Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Mt. Thunder (1F-5F), Wish Cave (33F-37F), Purity Forest (31F-35F), Oddity Cave (1F-2F), Remains Island (1F-2F), Marvelous Sea (1F-2F), Fantasy Strait (1F-2F)
Fainted Pokémon: Waterfall Pond
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Sandy Bazaar: Stage 17
Masters EX
Egg event (Poison-, Dragon-, and Flying-Type Egg Event): 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! Morning Sun 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
46
106 - 153 202 - 296
57
55 - 119 107 - 234
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
273
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
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
1/2
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
11/17 ★★


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 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
055 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
1010 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1515 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
2020 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
2525 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
3030 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 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 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
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
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
TM96
Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png
TM96 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
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
TR17
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
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
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
TR87
Bag TR Ground Sprite.png
TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 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
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 
Psyduck
Golduck
Ponyta
Rapidash
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Slowbro
Slowbro
Slowking
Slowking
Espeon
Woobat
Swoobat
Espurr
Meowstic
Oranguru
Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
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
Scraggy
Scrafty
Tyrantrum
Drednaw
Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
Rhyhorn
Rhydon
Rhyperior
Excadrill
Tyrunt
Tyrantrum
Horn Drill Normal Physical 30% 5
Druddigon
Silicobra
Sandaconda
Poison Tail* Poison Physical 50 100% 25
Diglett
Diglett
Dugtrio
Dugtrio
Seedot
Nuzleaf
Shiftry
Mawile
Absol
Stunky
Skuntank
Purrloin
Liepard
Meowstic
Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Sobble
Drizzile
Inteleon
Nickit
Thievul
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
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
Meowth
Perrserker
Cubone
Marowak
Marowak
Tauros
Piloswine
Mamoswine
Larvitar
Pupitar
Tyranitar
Sandile
Krokorok
Krookodile
Darumaka
Darumaka
Darmanitan
Darmanitan
Cubchoo
Beartic
Tyrunt
Tyrantrum
Litten
Torracat
Incineroar
Stufful
Bewear
Passimian
Morpeko
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • 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 
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingSnorlaxSentretFurretWooperQuagsireSwinubPiloswineMamoswineMudkipMarshtompSwampertSlakothVigorothSlakingWailmerWailordNumelCameruptTorkoalBidoofBibarel
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SneaselWeavileHoundourHoundoom
Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingEspeonGirafarigSpoinkGrumpig
Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
VulpixNinetalesPsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLickitungLickilickyKecleon
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
CranidosRampardos
Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
RhyhornRhydonRhyperior
Horn Drill Normal Physical 30% 5
Seviper
Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaSeedotNuzleafShiftrySlakingMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPuruglyStunkySkuntank
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
LickitungLickilickyMudkipMarshtompSwampertWhismurLoudredExploud
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurRattataRaticateGrowlitheArcaninePonytaRapidashSeelDewgongRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonMareepFlaaffyAmpharosDunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyDonphanStantlerMudkipMarshtompSwampertPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneAronLaironAggronNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonGibleGabiteGarchompHippopotasHippowdon
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
MankeyPrimeapeCuboneMarowakTaurosTotodileCroconawFeraligatrTeddiursaUrsaringPiloswineMamoswineLarvitarPupitarTyranitarSpinda
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
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 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 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 Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
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

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Scratch Nidoran♂ (Aquapolis 96)

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Fury Swipes  Normal  Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?
Bite  Dark  Leading a Stray!

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin032.png Pinani032.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani032.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 032.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 032.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Battle
Connected to: Nidoran♀, Nidorino, Nidoking, Unfezant (♂)
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal I have good ears! I can hear everything!
Low HP (< 50%) Waaah…
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush032Body.png Walking Speed: 1.55 seconds Base HP: 47
Base Attack: 66 Base Defense: 45 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT032.png

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

#051
Shuffle032.png

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


Pokémon GO
GO032.png Base HP: 130 Base Attack: 105 Base Defense: 76
Egg Distance: N/A* Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Nidoran♂ Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Peck, Poison Sting
Charged Attacks: Horn Attack, Body Slam, Sludge Bomb, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Evolution data

0032Nidoran.png
Unevolved
Nidoran♂
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16
0033Nidorino.png
First evolution
Nidorino
 Poison 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
0034Nidoking.png
Second evolution
Nidoking
 Poison  Ground 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
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Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Spr 2g 032 s.png Spr b 2g 032 s.png Spr 2s 032 s.png Spr b 2s 032 s.png Spr 2c 032 s.png Spr b 2c 032 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Spr 3r 032 s.png Spr b 3r 032 s.png Spr 3e 032 s.png Spr b 3e 032 s.png Spr 3f 032 s.png Spr b 3f 032 s.png
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Spr 4d 032 s.png Spr b 4d 032 s.png Spr 4p 032 s.png Spr b 4p 032 s.png Spr 4h 032 s.png Spr b 4h 032 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Spr 5b 032 s.png Spr b 5b 032 s.png Spr 5b2 032 s.png Spr b 5b2 032 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Spr 6o 032.png
Spr b 6o 032.png
Spr 6x 032 s.png
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Spr 6o 032 s.png
Spr b 6o 032 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 032.png
Spr b 7s 032.png
Spr 7s 032.png
Spr b 7s 032.png
Spr 7s 032 s.png
Spr b 7s 032 s.png
Spr 7s 032 s.png
Spr b 7s 032 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 032.png
Spr 7p 032 s.png
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0032.png HOME0032 s.png
032MS.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 he kissed Emily's Nidoran♀, Ralph's Nidoran♂, nicknamed Tony, evolved into a Nidorino.

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

Minor appearances

Two Nidoran♂ debuted in Pokémon Fashion Flash as some of the Pokémon seen on Scissor Street.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

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 Trainer's Nidoran♂ appeared in Bad to the Bone.

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

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

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.

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

In Going Apricorn!, a Nidoran♂ was fed by Tracey 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 Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.

In Fangs for Nothin', a Nidoran♂ was an inhabitant of the Dragon Holy Land.

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.

In Beg, Burrow and Steal, a Nidoran♂ was a resident of an underground paradise.

A Coordinator's Nidoran♂ appeared in Mean With Envy.

A Coordinator's Nidoran♂ appeared in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, multiple Nidoran♂ were living in the Tree of Beginning.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in The Green Guardian.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in Off the Unbeaten Path.

A Coordinator's Nidoran♂ appeared in Harley Rides Again.

In Odd Pokémon Out!, a Nidoran♂ was a resident of Camomile Island.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!.

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

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!, where he evolved into a Nidoking.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in Grooming Furfrou!.

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

Multiple Nidoran♂ appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction as residents of Allearth Forest.

In Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad, a Nidoran♂ residing 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. He has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

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!.

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.
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 Red. Red used his Nidoran♂ during his Gym battle with Brock.

POKÉTOON

Nidoran♂ in POKÉTOON

A Nidoran♂ appeared in Blossom's Dream, helping Blossom and later becoming her first partner Pokémon. At the end of the episode, he was revealed to have evolved into Nidorino.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Nidoran♂ debuted in Just a Spearow Carrier, under the ownership of Wilton. Green attempted to trick the man into trading his Butterfree for her weak Weedle because his Pokémon was infatuated with her Nidoran♀. Red was able to stop her from carrying out this plan, however.

In The Last Battle XIII, a Nidoran♂ was sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Trainer's Nidoran♂ appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

Shu caught a Nidoran♂ in A Match For Pokémon.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in GDZ23.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

A Nidoran♂ appeared in I Want to be Human Again!.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Nidoran♂ appeared in Introducing the Pokémon Clefairy!!.

Pokémon Zensho

Bill had a Nidoran♂ in Pokémon Zensho that he accidentally merged with in a transporter experiment.

In the TCG

Main article: Nidoran♂ (TCG)

In the TFG

One Nidoran♂ figure has been released.

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 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.
    • When an Egg is produced from Nidoran and Ditto parents, the gender ratio of the Egg favors the gender of the non-Ditto parent by an unknown margin.
    • A Nidoran♀ Egg has a chance of hatching into a Nidoran♂ when bred with a non-Nidoran♂ compatible father.
  • Nidoran♂'s Shiny color scheme is similar to Nidoran♀'s normal coloration. The same goes for Nidoran♀ .
  • Nidoran♂ shares its category name with Nidorino, Nidoran♀, Nidorina, 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.
  • Nidoran♂ is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 273.

Origin

Nidoran♂ appears to draw inspiration from rabbits and porcupines, with aspects of venomous mammals. However, anatomically 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 Nidorino and Nidoking). 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 male gender. It may also involve 二度 nido (twice). It may be derived from nidor, a pungent and unpleasant odor.

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♂ Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 尼多朗 Níduōláng Transcription of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 尼多朗 Nèihdōlóhng*
尼多郎 Nèihdōlòhng*
Transcription of Japanese name
From the transcription of the Japanese name and lòhng


External links

0031MS.png #0031: Nidoqueen
Pokémon
#0033: Nidorino 0033MS.png


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