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, in 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 Male Female

0003 Venusaur    
Female's flower has a visible gynoecium

0012 Butterfree    
Female has black (purple in Generation V) spots on her lower wings

0019 Rattata    
Female has smaller whiskers

0020 Raticate    
Female has smaller whiskers

0025 Pikachu    
Female's tail ends in the upper half of a heart

0026 Raichu    
Female's tail lacks a point and is smaller

Males are purple with more spines and pointed ears, plus a larger horn. Females are light blue with whiskers and squared ears. The two are separate evolutionary lines, but can produce Eggs of one another by breeding.

0041 Zubat    
Female has smaller fangs

0042 Golbat    
Female has smaller fangs

0044 Gloom    
Female has one large spot per petal

0045 Vileplume    
Female's petals have larger spots

0064 Kadabra    
Female has a smaller mustache

0065 Alakazam    
Female has a smaller mustache

0084 Doduo    
Male has black necks and female has beige necks

0085 Dodrio    
Male has black necks and female has beige necks

0097 Hypno    
Female has longer collar fur

0111 Rhyhorn    
Female's horn is shorter

0112 Rhydon    
Female's horn is shorter

0118 Goldeen    
Female's horn is smaller

0119 Seaking    
Female's horn is smaller

0123 Scyther    
Female's abdomen is larger

0129 Magikarp    
Male has yellow whiskers and female has white whiskers

0130 Gyarados    
Male has blue whiskers and female has white whiskers

0133 Eevee    
Unlike other Eevee, in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the partner Eevee has a gender difference. Male partner Eevee look the same as all other Eevee, but female partner Eevee have a flower-shaped tail pattern. Starting in Generation VIII, this gender difference was applied to all Eevee.

Generation II

# Name Male Female

0154 Meganium    
Male has longer antennae

0165 Ledyba    
Female has smaller antennae

0166 Ledian    
Female has smaller antennae

0178 Xatu    
Male has three body stripes

0185 Sudowoodo    
Female's head "branch" is smaller

0186 Politoed    
Female has smaller cheeks

0190 Aipom    
Male has shorter head fur

0194 Wooper    
Female has one set of gill branches

0195 Quagsire    
Female has a smaller dorsal ridge

0198 Murkrow    
Female's hat-like plumage is smaller

0202 Wobbuffet    
Female's mouth has lipstick-like markings

0203 Girafarig    
Female's body has a larger yellow section

0207 Gligar    
Female has a smaller stinger

0208 Steelix    
Female lacks an outer tooth on each side

0212 Scizor    
Female's abdomen is larger

0214 Heracross    
Female's horn is heart-shaped

0215 Sneasel    
Female's left ear is shorter

0215 Hisuian Sneasel    
Female's left ear is shorter

0217 Ursaring    
Female has longer shoulder fur

0221 Piloswine    
Female has smaller tusks

0224 Octillery    
Female has smaller suction cups

0229 Houndoom    
Female has smaller horns

0232 Donphan    
Female has shorter tusks

Generation III

# Name Male Female

0255 Torchic    
Male has a black speck on his rear

0256 Combusken    
Female has smaller head feathers

0257 Blaziken    
Female's head crest is smaller

0267 Beautifly    
Male has longer red markings on his upper wings

0269 Dustox    
Female has smaller antennae

0272 Ludicolo    
Male has thicker stripes

0274 Nuzleaf    
Female has a smaller leaf

0275 Shiftry    
Female has smaller leaves

0307 Meditite    
Male's ears are higher

0308 Medicham    
Male has a larger bulb on his head

0315 Roselia    
Female's body leaf is longer

0316 Gulpin    
Female's feather is shorter

0317 Swalot    
Female has shorter whiskers

0322 Numel    
Female has larger hump

0323 Camerupt    
Female has larger humps

0332 Cacturne    
Female has a large diamond on her chest where male has two small ones

0350 Milotic    
Male's hair-like fins are shorter

0369 Relicanth    
Female has a shorter jaw guard

Generation IV

# Name Male Female

0396 Starly    
Female's forehead marking is smaller

0397 Staravia    
Female's forehead spot is smaller

0398 Staraptor    
Female's forehead spot is smaller

0399 Bidoof    
Male's tail has two additional curls

0400 Bibarel    
Male's mask has two additional curls

0401 Kricketot    
Female has a larger collar

0402 Kricketune    
Female has a smaller mustache

0403 Shinx    
Female has blue hind feet and a shorter mane

0404 Luxio    
Female has exposed rear ankles and a shorter mane

0405 Luxray    
Female's mane is smaller

0407 Roserade    
Female has longer cape

0415 Combee    
Male's lower face has no red mark
Only Female Combee can evolve into Vespiquen

0417 Pachirisu    
Female's head stripe is shorter

0418 Buizel    
Female has one less light-colored spot on her back

0419 Floatzel    
Female has one less light-colored bump on her back

0424 Ambipom    
Male has shorter head fur

0443 Gible    
Male has a notched dorsal fin

0444 Gabite    
Male has a notched dorsal fin

0445 Garchomp    
Male has a notched dorsal fin

0449 Hippopotas    
Female's color pattern is inverted

0450 Hippowdon    
Male's body is light brown and female's is bluish-gray

0453 Croagunk    
Female has higher "bandages"

0454 Toxicroak    
Female's vocal sac is smaller

0456 Finneon    
Female has larger bottom tail fins

0457 Lumineon    
Female has longer fins

0459 Snover    
Female's midsection is white

0460 Abomasnow    
Female has longer chest fur

0461 Weavile    
Female's ears are shorter

0464 Rhyperior    
Female has smaller upper horn

0465 Tangrowth    
Female's finger markings are longer

0473 Mamoswine    
Female has smaller tusks

Generation V

# Name Male Female

0521 Unfezant    
Male has a reddish-pink wattle 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.

0592 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.

0593 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 mustache while females have one resembling a fluffy collar. Female has a heart-shaped mouth and the male's is hidden inside the "mustache." Males have a more overall "kingly" appearance, while females have a more overall "queenly" appearance.

Generation VI

# Name Male Female

0668 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.

0678 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

0876 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.

0902 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 Male Female

0916 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.


  • Nidoran is the only Pokémon introduced with gender differences before the introduction of gender as a mechanic in Generation II. This makes Nidoran unique in several ways:
    • It is listed as two separate species in the Pokédex, one for each gender.
      • The two species share identical names besides non-alphanumeric characters, being the only two species with this distinction.
      • Prior to Generation VIII, it was the only Pokémon with unique Pokédex entries for each gender.
      • Prior to Generation IV, it was the only Pokémon that could produce an egg outside its own evolutionary line when bred as the female/alongside Ditto, as Nidoran♀ can produce Nidoran♂ eggs and vice-versa. As of Generation XI, Manaphy, as well as Regional forms in certain conditions, now share this distinction.
    • It has its gender listed as part of its species name.
      • Because of this, it is the only gender-known Pokémon that does not have its gender listed in the usual place during battle, unless nicknamed.
    • In games without a gender mechanic such as the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, it often remains as the only Pokémon with gender differences.
  • 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.
    • It was also the first generation to introduce gender-based evolution, and the first to introduce new gender differences to Pokémon established in previous generations.
  • 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, Murkrow evolving into Honchkrow, and Girafarig evolving into Farigiraf.
  • Politoed is the only Pokémon with gender differences from a branched evolution line that evolves from a Pokémon without gender differences.

See also

Pokémon forms and variants
Permanent: Shiny Pokémon (GO) • Alternately colored Pokémon (anime)
Gender differences‎Form differences (GO)
Brilliant PokémonAlpha Pokémon
Paradox PokémonEcologically similar Pokémon
Transformations: Mega EvolutionPrimal ReversionBond PhenomenonUltra Burst
Dynamax (Gigantamax) • EternamaxTerastal phenomenon
Groups: Totem PokémonNoble PokémonTitan Pokémon
Regional forms: AlolanGalarianHisuianPaldean
Pikachu variants: Surfing PikachuFlying PikachuCosplay PikachuPikachu in a cap
Miscellaneous: Giant PokémonSpiky-eared Pichu
Spin-off original: Shadow Pokémon (GO) • Shadow Lugia
Primal DialgaToy Pokémon (Rusty Pokémon) • Shadow Mewtwo
PokéxelIllumina phenomenon
Anime original: Pink ButterfreeClone PokémonCrystal Onix
Mirage PokémonMeta GroudonGreen-crystal Deoxys
Manga original: Thu-Fi-ZerBlack FogBlack Tyranitar

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