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#033: Nidorino Nidorino
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♂
#032
Nidoran♂



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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% male
Catch rate
235 (30.7%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
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
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#032
Kanto
#098
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#107
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
60
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
55
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Nidoran♂
0
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
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F032.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
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♀ and, starting in Generation V, can produce Eggs that contain either Nidoran♂ or Nidoran♀ when bred with Ditto.

Contents

Biology

Nidoran♂ is a small, quadruped rodent-like Pokémon. It is pinkish purple with darker spots, and 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 an exclusively male Pokémon, Nidoran♀ being its female counterpart.

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♂ lives in open spaces, such as savannas and plains.

In the anime

In the main series

Nidoran♂ in the anime

Major appearances

A Nidoran couple appeared Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?, where they were 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 Emily's Nidoran♀, Ralph's Nidoran♂, nicknamed Tony, evolved into a Nidorino.

Multiple Nidoran♂ appeared in Leading a Stray!, where they were among the Pokémon assisting 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.

A group of Shiny (due to a coloring error) Nidoran♂ were seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in Pikachu's Vacation as one of the Pokémon seen 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.

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

A Nidoran♂ appeared in The Power of One.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

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

A Nidoran♂ briefly appeared along with a Nidoran♀ in Going Apricorn! at Professor Oak's Laboratory, where they were being fed by Tracey.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in A Farfetch'd Tale alongside a Nidoran♀.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in The Fortune Hunters as one of the Pokémon stolen by Butch and Cassidy.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in Fangs for Nothin' as an inhabitant of the Dragon Holy Land.

A Nidoran♂ was one of the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Oak Corral.

Multiple Nidoran♂ appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in Beg, Burrow and Steal.

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

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

A Nidoran♂ appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as one of the Pokémon 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.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in Odd Pokémon Out! as 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.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad. He was among the Pokémon residing in a forest.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in A Watershed Moment! in a flashback.

A Trainer's Nidoran♂ appeared in Alola to New Adventure! during a flashback.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in Loading the Dex! as a silhouette that Rotom brought up.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in I Choose You!. He was among the Pokémon taking shelter from the rain in a cave alongside Entei.

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.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In Pokémon Origins

Nidoran♂ in Pokémon Origins

Red used Nidoran♂ during his Gym battle with Brock in File 1: Red.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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 female Nidoran. Red was able to stop her from carrying out this plan, however.

A Nidoran♂ appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shu has a Nidoran♂ in the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Satoshi catches a Nidoran♂ in Vermilion City. However, Nidoran♂ turns out to be Bill in the end.

In the TCG

Main article: Nidoran♂ (TCG)

In the TFG

One Nidoran♂ figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red 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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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 Park, 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
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

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Pallet Town, Viridian City, Cerulean City, Safari Zone
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 (33F-37F), Oddity Cave (B1-B4)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13), Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13), Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
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 17
Rumble World
Dark Land: Forgotten Forest (All Areas)

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

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* TM Fighting TM43 (Detect) (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 46
106 - 153 202 - 296
Attack: 57
55 - 119 107 - 234
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total: 273   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • 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 VII, 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

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

By leveling up
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
033 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
066 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
099 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
1212 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
1515 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —% 20
1818 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
2121 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
2424 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
2727 Horn Drill Normal Physical 0000 —% 5
  • 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/HM
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM03Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM03 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM05Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM05 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM07Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM07 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM09Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM09 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM10Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM10 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM12Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM12 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM19Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM19 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM26Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM26 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM27Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM27 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM36Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM36 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM38Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM38 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM51Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM51 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM52Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM52 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM55Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM55 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM58 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 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 TM moves from other generations

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

By leveling up
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
077 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
099 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
1313 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
1919 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
2121 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
2525 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3131 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —% 20
3333 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
3737 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
4343 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
4545 Horn Drill Normal Physical 0000 —% 5
  • 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/HM
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM09Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM24Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM36Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM67Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM67 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 —}}—% 10
TM84Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 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
By breeding
Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSnorlaxSentret
FurretWooperQuagsireSwinubPiloswineSlakoth
SlakingWailmerWailordNumelCameruptTorkoal
BidoofBibarelPansearWoobatSwoobatHeatmor
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SneaselHoundourHoundoomPassimian Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
NidokingLickitungLickilickyRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
SnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitar
TyranitarSlakothVigorothSlakingCranidosRampardos
ScraggyScraftyDruddigon
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingEspeon
GirafarigWoobatSwoobatEspurrMeowsticOranguru
Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucarioLycanrocLycanroc
MudbrayMudsdale
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLickitung
Lickilicky
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyVigoroth
ShieldonBastiodonPachirisuBunearyLopunnyCubchoo
BearticTurtonator
Endure Normal Status —% 10
CranidosRampardosTepigPigniteEmboarScraggy
ScraftyTyrantrum
Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
AronLaironAggron Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Seviper Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateDiglettDiglett
DugtrioDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyena
MawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowStunky
SkuntankPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowsticKomala
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
LickitungLickilickyWhismurLoudredExploud Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurGrowlithePonytaRapidash
SeelDewgongRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTauros
EeveeMareepFlaaffyAmpharosDunsparceSwinub
PiloswineMamoswinePhanpyStantlerMudkipMarshtomp
SwampertPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonAronLairon
AggronNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelCranidos
RampardosShieldonBastiodonGibleGabiteGarchomp
HippopotasHippowdonTepigPigniteEmboarLillipup
HerdierStoutlandDeerlingSawsbuckChespinQuilladin
ChesnaughtBunnelbyDiggersbyLitleoPyroarSkiddo
GogoatFurfrouAmauraAurorusBergmiteAvalugg
YungoosGumshoosStuffulBewearPassimian
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
SeviperStunkySkuntankSalandit Venom Drench Poison Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidoran♂ in Generation VII
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M US UM Drill Run Ground Physical 80 95% 10
S M US UM Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
S M US UM Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
S M US UM Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20
S M US UM Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
S M US UM Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
S M US UM Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Nidoran♂ can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Nidoran♂ cannot be tutored the move 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 Move Tutor moves from 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
MDP032.png 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
MDP032.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★

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

#051
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Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Mega Boost++
Pokémon GO
GO032.png Base Stamina: 92 Base Attack: 105 Base Defense: 76
Egg Distance: 2 km* Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: GO Candy.png 25
Fast Attacks: Peck, Poison Sting
Special Attacks: Horn Attack, Body Slam, Sludge Bomb

Evolution

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Unevolved
Nidoran♂
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16
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First evolution
Nidorino
 Poison 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
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Second evolution
Nidoking
 Poison  Ground 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
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Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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032MS.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 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 alternate coloration 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 genderless 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 hamsters, rabbits, or – given their aggressive nature towards one another – porcupines, with aspects of venomous mammals. However, anatomically 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 Nidorino and Nidoking).

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 male 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♂ Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 尼多郎 Nèihdōlòhng Transliteration of its original name. The character 郎 lòhng refers to young males
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 尼多朗 Níduōláng Transliteration of its Japanese name. 朗 Láng is a word usually used in transliterating male names


External links

Nidoqueen #031: Nidoqueen
Pokémon
#033: Nidorino Nidorino


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