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Nidoran♀ (Pokémon)

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Name origin
====Name origin====
Nidoran♀ may be derived from ''needle''. It may also come from ''{{wp|cnidocyte}}'', a type of venomous cell responsible for the stings delivered by stinging animals, most notably {{wp|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. {{wp|Orchid}}s 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==