List of Pokémon with gender differences

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

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

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

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

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

List of Pokémon

Generation I

# Name Artwork Male Female
003 Venusaur      
Female's flower has a seed in it
012 Butterfree      
Female has black (purple in Generation V) spots on her lower wings
019 Rattata      
Female has shorter whiskers
020 Raticate      
Female has shorter whiskers
025 Pikachu      
Female's tail ends in the upper half of a heart
026 Raichu      
Female's tail lacks a point and is smaller

Female is light blue and male is purple
Separate evolutionary lines

041 Zubat      
Female has smaller fangs
042 Golbat      
Female has smaller fangs
044 Gloom      
Female has one large spot per bud
045 Vileplume      
Female's petals have larger spots
064 Kadabra      
Female has smaller whiskers
065 Alakazam      
Female has smaller whiskers
084 Doduo      
Male has black necks and female has beige necks
085 Dodrio      
Male has black necks and female has beige necks
097 Hypno      
Female has more collar fur
111 Rhyhorn      
Female's horn is smaller
112 Rhydon      
Female's horn is smaller
118 Goldeen      
Female's horn is smaller
119 Seaking      
Female's horn is smaller
123 Scyther      
Female's abdomen is larger
129 Magikarp      
Male has yellow whiskers and female has white whiskers
130 Gyarados      
Male has blue whiskers and female has white whiskers
133 Eevee      
Unlike other Eevee, in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the partner Eevee has gender differences. Male partner Eevee look the same as all other Eevee, but female partner Eevee have a unique flower-shaped tail pattern. Starting in Generation VIII, this gender difference was applied to all Eevee.

Generation II

# Name Artwork Male Female
154 Meganium      
Male has longer antennae
165 Ledyba      
Female has smaller antennae
166 Ledian      
Female has smaller antennae
178 Xatu      
Male has three body stripes
185 Sudowoodo      
Female's head "branch" is smaller
186 Politoed      
Female has smaller cheeks
190 Aipom      
Male has shorter head fur
194 Wooper      
Female has one set of gill branches
195 Quagsire      
Female has smaller dorsal fins
198 Murkrow      
Female's hat-like plumage is smaller
202 Wobbuffet      
Female's mouth has lipstick-like marking
203 Girafarig      
Female's body has a larger yellow section
207 Gligar      
Female has smaller stinger
208 Steelix      
Female lacks an outer tooth on each side
212 Scizor      
Female's abdomen is larger
214 Heracross      
Female's horn is heart-shaped
215 Sneasel      
Female's left ear is shorter
215 Hisuian Sneasel      
Female's left ear is shorter
217 Ursaring      
Female has longer shoulder fur
221 Piloswine      
Female has shorter tusks
224 Octillery      
Female has smaller suction cups
229 Houndoom      
Female has shorter horns
232 Donphan      
Female has shorter tusks

Generation III

# Name Artwork Male Female
255 Torchic      
Male has a black speck on his rear
256 Combusken      
Female has smaller head feathers
257 Blaziken      
Female's head crest is smaller
267 Beautifly      
Male's red spots are larger
269 Dustox      
Female has smaller antennae
272 Ludicolo      
Male has thicker stripes
274 Nuzleaf      
Female has smaller leaf
275 Shiftry      
Female has smaller leaves
307 Meditite      
Male's ears are higher than the female's
308 Medicham      
Male has a larger bulb on his head
315 Roselia      
Female's body leaf is longer
316 Gulpin      
Female's feather is shorter
317 Swalot      
Female has shorter whiskers
322 Numel      
Female has larger hump
323 Camerupt      
Female has larger humps
332 Cacturne      
Female has a large diamond on her chest where male has two small ones
350 Milotic      
Male's hair-like fins are shorter
369 Relicanth      
Male has longer jaw guard

Generation IV

# Name Artwork Male Female
396 Starly      
Female's head has less white
397 Staravia      
Female's forehead spot is smaller
398 Staraptor      
Female's forehead spot is smaller
399 Bidoof      
Male has more tail curls
400 Bibarel      
Male's face have two additional curls on beige mask
401 Kricketot      
Female has larger collar
402 Kricketune      
Female has smaller mustache
403 Shinx      
Female has blue hind feet and a shorter mane
404 Luxio      
Female has exposed rear ankles and a shorter mane
405 Luxray      
Female's mane is smaller
407 Roserade      
Female has longer cape
415 Combee      
Male's lower face has no red mark
Only Female Combee can evolve into Vespiquen
417 Pachirisu      
Female's head stripe is shorter
418 Buizel      
Male has two light-colored spots on his back while female has one
419 Floatzel      
Male has two light-colored bumps on his back while female has one
424 Ambipom      
Male has shorter hair on his head
443 Gible      
Male has notched fin
444 Gabite      
Male has notched fin
445 Garchomp      
Male has notched fin
449 Hippopotas      
Male and female's color patterns are inverted
450 Hippowdon      
Male's body is light brown while female's is dark gray
453 Croagunk      
Female has higher "bandages"
454 Toxicroak      
Female's throat sac is smaller
456 Finneon      
Female has larger tail fins
457 Lumineon      
Female has larger fins
459 Snover      
Female's midsection is white
460 Abomasnow      
Female has longer chest fur
461 Weavile      
Female has shorter ears
464 Rhyperior      
Female has smaller upper horn
465 Tangrowth      
Female's fingers are more magenta than blue
473 Mamoswine      
Female has smaller tusks

Generation V

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

Generation VI

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

Generation VIII

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

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

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

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

Generation IX

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

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


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

See also

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by in-game stats base stats (Gen IGen II-VGen VIGen VIIGen VIIIfully evolvedunique base stat totalsGO)
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miscellaneous alphabetically • field moves (Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI)
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