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Type(s)
Type Poison  
Species Poison Pin Pokémon
Abilities Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle (DW)
Pokédex
Nidoqueen ← 032 → Nidorino
Kanto 032 Johto 098
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 107
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Nidorino
Nidoran♂
032
ニドラン♂ Nidoran♂
032Nidoran♂
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
032033034
Gender
100% ♂ / 0 % ♀
Weight Height
19.8 lbs. 9.0 kg 1'07" 0.5 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Purple Field
Monster
Body Style Footprint
Body08
F032
Cry

Nidoran♂ (Japanese: ニドラン♂ Nidoran♂) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I and is the male counterpart to Nidoran♀.

Biology

Physiology

Nidoran♂ is a small, rabbit-based Pokémon with large ears, whiskers and front teeth. They are covered with spines, primarily on their back, which can release potent poisons if Nidoran♂ is threatened. Nidoran♂ have a larger forehead horn than their female counterparts, Nidoran♀. It has darker spots all over its body.

Special abilities

Its large horns can secrete a powerful venom, unlike its female counterpart, the size of the horns is indicative of the strength of the venom. It also has unique muscles around its ears, which permit them to be moved in any direction.

Evolution

Nidoran♂ evolves into a Nidorino at level 16. Nidorino evolves into Nidoking, by use of a Moon Stone.

Game info

Game locations

Nidoran♂ Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Route 22, Safari Zone Common (Red)
Rare (Blue)
Yellow Route 2, 9, 10, 22, Safari Zone Common
Gold/Silver Route 35, 36 Common
Crystal Route 35, National Park Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Route 3, Safari Zone areas 1, 2, and 3 (FireRed)
Route 3, Safari Zone areas 1 and 3 (LeafGreen)
Common (FireRed)
Rare (LeafGreen)
Diamond/Pearl Route 201 (Poké Radar) Rare
Platinum Route 201 (Poké Radar) Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 35, 36 Uncommon
Black/White White Forest (White only) Uncommon
X/Y Route 11 Uncommon
OR/AS Trade None


Side game locations

Nidoran♂ Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 4, Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 5, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Mt. Thunder (1-4F), Wish Cave (33-37F), Oddity Cave (1-4BF)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mystifying Forest (1-13BF), Mystery Jungle (1-29BF)
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Stiffens its ears to sense danger. The larger its horns, the more powerful its secreted venom.
Yellow
Its large ears are always kept upright. If it senses danger, it will attack with a poisonous sting.
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.
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
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.
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.
Diamond
It scans its surroundings by raising its ears out of the grass. Its toxic horn is for protection.
Pearl
It scans its surroundings by raising its ears out of the grass. Its toxic horn is for protection.
Platinum
It scans its surroundings by raising its ears out of the grass. Its toxic horn is for protection.
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.
Black
It scans its surroundings by raising its ears out of the grass. Its toxic horn is for protection.
White
It scans its surroundings by raising its ears out of the grass. Its toxic horn is for protection.
Black 2
It scans its surroundings by raising its ears out of the grass. Its toxic horn is for protection.
White 2
It scans its surroundings by raising its ears out of the grass. Its toxic horn is for protection.
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
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.


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status


Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical


7 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status


9 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical


13 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical


19 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical


21 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Dark Physical


25 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status


31 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status


33 Flatter —% 15 Dark Status


37 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical


43 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status


45 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal Physical


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status


Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical


7 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status


9 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical


13 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical


19 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical


21 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Dark Physical


25 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status


31 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status


33 Flatter —% 15 Dark Status


37 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical


43 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status


45 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal Physical


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Cat. Appeal
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status


Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical


7 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status


9 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical


13 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical


19 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical


21 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Dark Physical


25 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status


31 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status


33 Flatter —% 15 Dark Status


37 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical


43 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status


45 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal Physical


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Leer 100% 30 Normal


Peck 35 100% 35 Flying


8 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal


12 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting


17 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison


20 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Dark


23 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal


30 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal


38 Flatter —% 15 Dark


47 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Leer 100% 30 Normal


Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal


8 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Dark


12 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting


17 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison


23 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal


30 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal


38 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Game Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Leer 100% 30 Normal


Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal


8 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Dark


14 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison


21 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal


29 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal


36 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal


43 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back

Appearances

Anime

Nidoran Male

Nidoran♂ with its counterpart, Nidoran♀, were featured in the episode Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon? . A young boy named Ralph owned a Nidoran♂ which evolved into a Nidorino after kissing his friend Emily's Nidoran♀.

Trivia

Origins

Nidoran♂'s name may be based on the word needle. It may also be based from the word cnidarian which are stinging animals. Alternatively, it may be based on 二 ni, two, or 二度 nido, two times/two degrees, referring to there being two distinct evolutionary lines using the name with similar names and traits. The ♂ in its name is an indication of its male gender.

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