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Nidoran♀
Poison Pin Pokémon
ニドラン♀
Nidoran♀
#029
Nidoran♀



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
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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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
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F029.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
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 Undiscovered Egg Group.

Contents

Biology

Nidoran♀ is a small, quadruped, 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♀ 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 JN033.

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
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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
Unobtainable

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
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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Nidoran♀'s learnsets from 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: ★★★★

BT029.png

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

#48
Shuffle029.png

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

029Nidoran.png
Unevolved
Nidoran♀
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16
030Nidorina.png
First evolution
Nidorina
 Poison 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
031Nidoqueen.png
Second evolution
Nidoqueen
 Poison  Ground 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 029.png Spr b g1 029.png Spr 1y 029.png Spr b g1 029.png Spr 1g 029.png Spr b g1 029.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 029.png Spr b 2g 029.png Spr 2s 029.png Spr b 2g 029.png Spr 2c 029.png Spr b 2c 029.png
Spr 2g 029 s.png Spr b 2g 029 s.png Spr 2s 029 s.png Spr b 2g 029 s.png Spr 2c 029 s.png Spr b 2g 029 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 029.png Spr b 3r 029.png Spr 3e 029.png Spr b 3r 029.png Spr 3f 029.png Spr b 3f 029.png
Spr 3r 029 s.png Spr b 3r 029 s.png Spr 3e 029 s.png Spr b 3r 029 s.png Spr 3f 029 s.png Spr b 3f 029 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 029.png Spr b 4d 029.png Spr 4p 029.png Spr b 4p 029.png Spr 4h 029.png Spr b 4p 029.png
Spr 4d 029 s.png Spr b 4d 029 s.png Spr 4p 029 s.png Spr b 4p 029 s.png Spr 4h 029 s.png Spr b 4p 029 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 029.png Spr b 5b 029.png Spr 5b 029.png Spr b 5b 029.png
Spr 5b 029 s.png Spr b 5b 029 s.png Spr 5b 029 s.png Spr b 5b 029 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 029.png Spr b 6x 029.png Spr 6x 029.png Spr b 6x 029.png
Spr 6x 029 s.png Spr b 6x 029 s.png Spr 6x 029 s.png Spr b 6x 029 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 029.png Spr b 7s 029.png Spr 7s 029.png Spr b 7s 029.png
Spr 7s 029 s.png Spr b 7s 029 s.png Spr 7s 029 s.png Spr b 7s 029 s.png
Front Back Front Back
029MSPE.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


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