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[[File:Blanche Meowstic.png|thumb|right|230px|Two {{p|Meowstic}} present different appearances depending on their gender, as seen in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
[[File:Pyroar gender difference anime.png|thumb|right|230px|{{p|Pyroar}}'s gender difference in the anime, with the male and Femalefemale respectively]]
Some species of Pokémon have '''differences in appearance due to [[gender]]''' in the [[Pokémon world]], with noticeable differences between the males and Femalesfemales. With the exception of the differences between {{p|Nidoran♂|male}} and {{p|Nidoran♀|Femalefemale}} Nidoran (which are considered distinct species), gender differences were introduced in [[Generation IV]].
 
These differences are a reference to {{wp|sexual dimorphism}}, which is commonly seen in many real lifeforms and may offer some clues to their biology and behavior.
In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, in the [[gate]] to [[Canalave City]], [[Professor Rowan]]'s assistant upgrades the player's Pokédex to be able to display [[List of Pokémon with form differences|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, {{p|Meowstic}} and {{p|Indeedee}}, even have different {{DL|Ability|Abilities}} and learn different [[move]]s through [[level]]ing, [[TM]]s and [[breeding]] depending on their gender. Male and Femalefemale Indeedee even have different [[stats]]. However, most Pokémon look identical despite their gender.
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! style="background:#{{normal color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color2|000|List of Pokémon by National Pokédex number|#}}
! style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | Name
! rowspan="2" style="background:#0070f8"; width=100px: 96px" | Male
! rowspan="2" style="background:#e82010; width: 96px; {{roundytr|5px}}" width=100px| Female
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! colspan="2" style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | Difference
{{gendif|064|Kadabra|Female has smaller whiskers|HOME}}
{{gendif|065|Alakazam|Female has smaller whiskers|HOME}}
{{gendif|084|Doduo|Male has black necks and Femalefemale has beige necks|HOME}}
{{gendif|085|Dodrio|Male has black necks and Femalefemale has beige necks|HOME}}
{{gendif|097|Hypno|Female has more collar fur|HOME}}
{{gendif|111|Rhyhorn|Male's horn is larger|HOME}}
{{gendif|123|Scyther|Female's abdomen is larger|HOME}}
{{gendif|129|Magikarp|Male has yellow whiskers and Female has white whiskers|HOME}}
{{gendif|130|Gyarados|Male has blue whiskers and Femalefemale has white whiskers|HOME}}
{{gendif|133|Eevee|Unlike other {{p|Eevee}}, in [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]], the {{ga|partner Pokémon|partner}} Eevee has gender differences. Male partner Eevee look the same as all other Eevee, but Femalefemale partner Eevee have a unique heart-shaped tail pattern. In [[Generation VIII]], this gender difference was applied to all Femalefemale Eevee.|HOME}}
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! style="background:#{{normal color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color2|000|List of Pokémon by National Pokédex number|#}}
! style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | Name
! rowspan="2" style="background:#0070f8"; width=100px: 96px" | Male
! rowspan="2" style="background:#e82010; width: 96px; {{roundytr|5px}}" width=100px| Female
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! colspan="2" style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | Difference
! style="background:#{{normal color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color2|000|List of Pokémon by National Pokédex number|#}}
! style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | Name
! rowspan="2" style="background:#0070f8"; width=100px: 96px" | Male
! rowspan="2" style="background:#e82010; width: 96px; {{roundytr|5px}}" width=100px| Female
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! colspan="2" style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | Difference
{{gendif|274|Nuzleaf|Female has smaller leaf|HOME}}
{{gendif|275|Shiftry|Female has smaller leaves|HOME}}
{{gendif|307|Meditite|Male's ears are higher than the Femalefemale's|HOME}}
{{gendif|308|Medicham|Male has a larger bulb on his head|HOME}}
{{gendif|315|Roselia|Female's body leaf is longer|HOME}}
! style="background:#{{normal color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color2|000|List of Pokémon by National Pokédex number|#}}
! style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | Name
! rowspan="2" style="background:#0070f8"; width=100px: 96px" | Male
! rowspan="2" style="background:#e82010; width: 96px; {{roundytr|5px}}" width=100px| Female
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! colspan="2" style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | Difference
{{gendif|417|Pachirisu|Female's head stripe is shorter|HOME}}
{{gendif|418|Buizel|Male has two white spots on his back while Female has one|HOME|_b}}
{{gendif|419|Floatzel|Male has two white bumps on his back while Femalefemale has one|HOME|_b}}
{{gendif|424|Ambipom|Male has shorter hair on his head|HOME}}
{{gendif|443|Gible|Male has grooved fin|HOME}}
{{gendif|444|Gabite|Male has grooved fin|HOME}}
{{gendif|445|Garchomp|Male has grooved fin|HOME}}
{{gendif|449|Hippopotas|Male and Femalefemale's color patterns are inverted|HOME}}
{{gendif|450|Hippowdon|Male's body is light brown while Femalefemale's is dark gray|HOME}}
{{gendif|453|Croagunk|Female has higher "bandages"|HOME}}
{{gendif|454|Toxicroak|Female's throat sac is smaller|HOME}}
! style="background:#{{normal color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color2|000|List of Pokémon by National Pokédex number|#}}
! style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | Name
! rowspan="2" style="background:#0070f8; width: 96px" | Male
! rowspan="2" style="background:#e82010; width: 96px; {{roundytr|5px}}" | Female
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! colspan="2" style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | Difference
{{gendif|521|Unfezant|Male has a pink mask with long extensions while the Femalefemale has a curved feather on the back of her head. Male has a green underside and Femalefemale has a brown underside.|HOME}}
{{gendif|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 Femalesfemales have a flower-shaped pattern and a limp crown.|HOME}}
{{gendif|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."|HOME}}
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! style="background:#{{normal color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color2|000|List of Pokémon by National Pokédex number|#}}
! style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | Name
! rowspan="2" style="background:#0070f8"; width=100px: 96px" | Male
! rowspan="2" style="background:#e82010; width: 96px; {{roundytr|5px}}" width=100px | Female
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! colspan="2" style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | Difference
! style="background:#{{normal color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color2|000|List of Pokémon by National Pokédex number|#}}
! style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | Name
! rowspan="2" style="background:#0070f8"; width=100px: 96px" | Male
! rowspan="2" style="background:#e82010; width: 96px; {{roundytr|5px}}" width=100px | Female
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! colspan="2" style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | Difference
{{gendif|876|Indeedee|Males have lowered eyes, a triangular mouth pountingpointing upwards like a frown, and more black on its torso, made to resemble a {{wp|suit}}. Females have wider eyes, a triangular mouth pountingpointing downwards like a smile, and more white on its torso, made to resemble an {{wp|apron}}.
 
Male Indeedee have more {{stat|Attack}}, {{stat|Special Attack}}, and {{stat|Speed}}, while Femalefemale Indeedee have more {{stat|Defense}}, {{stat|Special Defense}}, and {{stat|HP}}. The two genders also have different moves.|HOME}}
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| colspan="4" style="background:#{{normal color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" |
** It was also the first [[generation]] to introduce [[:Category:Pokémon that evolve based on gender|gender-based evolution]].
* Conversely, [[Generation VIII]] introduced the fewest Pokémon with gender differences of generations that introduce Pokémon with gender differences, with 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 Femalefemale {{p|Salandit}} can evolve into {{p|Salazzle}}) and a new gender difference for {{p|Eevee}} that was exclusive to the player's {{ga|partner Pokémon|partner}} Eevee.
* No [[Mega Evolution]]s, [[Gigantamax]] forms, or [[regional form]]s have gender differences, even if other forms of the same species do.
* Despite having very prominent gender differences, {{p|Hippopotas}} and {{p|Hippowdon}} only have artwork and a menu sprite for the male version.
* Despite not having any gender differences, the [[Rotom Pokédex]] will display separate models for male and Femalefemale {{p|Spinda}}.
 
==See also==