List of Pokémon with gender differences

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. Two Pokémon, Meowstic and Indeedee, even have different Abilities and learn different moves through leveling, TMs and breeding depending on their gender. Male and female Indeedee and Basculegion even have different stats. However, most Pokémon look identical despite their gender.

List of Pokémon

Generation I

# Name 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    
Male's horn is larger
112 Rhydon    
Male's horn is larger
118 Goldeen    
Male's horn is larger
119 Seaking    
Male's horn is larger
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. In Generation VIII, this gender difference was applied to all female Eevee.

Generation II

# Name 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 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 spike on her chest where male has two normal ones
350 Milotic    
Male's hair-like fins are shorter
369 Relicanth    
Male has longer jaw guard

Generation IV

# Name 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 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 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."

Generation VI

# Name 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 Male Female
876 Indeedee    
Males have lowered eyes, a triangular mouth pointing upwards like a frown, and more black on its torso, made to resemble a suit. Females have wider eyes, a triangular mouth pointing downwards like a smile, and more white on its 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 its chin resembling a stubble. Females have pale blue accents, sad looking eyes, shorter barbels, and additional accents around its lips and eyes.

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


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

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