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Nidoran♂
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ニドラン♂ Nidoran♂
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Generation I
Evolutionary line
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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
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into Nidorino
Gender
100% ♂ / 0 % ♀
Weight Height
19.8 lbs. 9.0 kg 1'07" 0.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Purple Field
Monster
Shape Footprint
Shape08
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.

Natural 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

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) 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

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 4, Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 5, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Mt. Travail (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.
Sun
Moon


Stats

Base Stats
HP
46
Attack
57
Defense
40
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
40
Speed
50
Total
273

Learnset

Leveling

TM/HM

Egg Moves

Tutoring

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 032 front Y 032 front GR 032 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 032 front S 032 front C 032 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 032 front E 032 front FRLG 032 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 032 front DP 032 front HGSS 032 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Nidoran♂ BW Nidoran♂ BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Nidoran♂ XY Nidoran♂ XY
GO Back
Sun Moon 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.

Gallery

See also

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