Nidoran ♂

Nidoran ♂
ニドラン♂
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Nidoqueen < Nidoran (M) > Nidorino
Species
Type
Poison Pin Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#32
Height
Weight
1'8" (0.5m)
19.8 lbs. (9kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 100%
Female: 0%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
235
Tier
EV Yield
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Nidoran ♂ (ニドラン♂) is the 32nd Pokémon in the Kanto Pokédex. It is a Poison-Type, and is known as the Poison Pin Pokémon.

Nidoran ♂ can have one of two Abilities: Poison Point, which has a 30% chance of Poisoning an opponent that uses a move against Nidoran ♂ requiring physical contact; or Rivalry, which increases its Attack and Special Attack by 25% against opposing male Pokémon but reduces those same Statistics by 25% against opponents of the opposite gender. Its Hidden Ability is Hustle, which increases the power of physical moves by 50%, but the Accuracy of these moves falls to 80%.

Nidoran ♂ gain the opportunity to evolve into Nidorino starting at Level 16, and can evolve a second time into Nidoking when a Moon Stone is used on it.

Nidoran ♂ is in the Egg Groups Monster and Field, and his Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Nidoran ♂ 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Nidoran ♂ is a small purple Pokémon that is rodent-like. It stands on all four of its legs. It has some small dark purple patches on some parts of its body. Nidoran ♂ has large ears that has the inner coloration teal. It has large spikes on its back that are poisonous. It has a horn on its forehead that is also poisonous.

Gender Differences

The Corresponding female Pokémon to Nidoran ♂ is Nidoran ♀️.

Game Information

Original Games

Nidoran ♂ can be found at Route 22 and the Safari Zone in Red, Blue and Yellow, and can also appear at Routes 2, 9 and 10 in Yellow. In Gold and Silver, Nidoran ♂ can be found at Routes 35 and 36, while Nidoran ♂ appears at the National Park in Crystal.

Nidoran ♂ can be found at Route 3 and the Safari Zone in Fire Red and Leaf Green. A Nidoran ♀️ can be traded for a Nidoran ♂ in Leaf Green as well.

Nidoran ♂ can be found at Route 201 in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum by using the Poké Radar. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Nidoran ♂ can be found at Routes 35 and 36, along with the Safari Zone's Savannah zone during the Morning and Day.

Nidoran ♂ can be found at White Forest in Pokémon White. In Black 2 and White 2, Nidoran ♂ can be found in a Hidden Grotto on Route 2.

In Pokémon X and Y, Nidoran ♂ can be caught in the wild at Route 11 in a Horde battle.

Spin-Off Games

Nidoran M make appearances at Secret Storage 4, Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 5 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Nidoran M can be found at Mt. Thunder 1F-4F, Wish Cave 33F-37F and Oddity Cave B1-B4 in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Nidoran M can be found at Mystery Jungle B1-B29 and Mystifying Forest B1-B13, which is known as Mystic Forest in Explorers of Sky with the same floor range. Nidoran M is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Dubious Valley 5F-6F and Final Cave 1F-2F.

Nidoran M has yet to appear in any of the Pokémon Ranger games as of writing.

Nidoran M can be found at Shimmering Lake Cave 2-4 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Nidoran M is listed in eight sets. He is listed as a Common Card in the Base, Gym Challenge, Aquapolis, EX FireRed and LeafGreen, EX Dragon Frontiers (Delta Species Card), Secret Wonders, Rising Rivals and Triumphant sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

A young trainer named Ralph would use a Nidoran M in the episode Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?. After settling a long-running feud with his neighbor Emily and defeating Team Rocket with the assistance of her Nidoran F, his Nidoran M would evolve into a Nidorino.

Movies

Wild Nidoran M make appearances in The Power of One, Celebi: Voice of the Forest, Destiny Deoxys, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and Arceus and the Jewel of Life, along with the Pikachu Short Pikachu's Vacation.

Manga

Fisherman Wilton would appear with a Nidoran M in Chapter 39, in which Green would attempt to use the charm of her Nidoran F as a means to trade her Weedle for his Butterfree. Red caught onto her scheme and stopper her before the plan could be carried out.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Nidoran ♂ is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red 25% Safari Zone: Entrance, Areas 1-3
Red 35% Route 22
Blue 5% Route 22, Safari Zone: Areas 1 & 3
Yellow 10% Route 10
Yellow 15% Route 2
Yellow 25% Safari Zone: Entrance, Areas 1-3
Yellow 35% Route 9, Route 22
Gold/Silver 30% Route 35, Route 36
Crystal 30% National Park (Morning & Day)
Gold/Silver/Crystal 30% Route 35 (Swarm)
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
Fire Red 14% Route 3
Fire Red 20% Safari Zone: Entrance, Areas 1-3
Leaf Green Only One Route 5 (Trade for Nidoran ♀️)
Leaf Green 1% Route 3
Leaf Green 5% Safari Zone: Areas 1 & 3
Diamond 2% Route 201 (Use Poké Radar)
Pearl 10% Route 201 (Use Poké Radar)
Platinum 6% Route 201 (Use Poké Radar)
HeartGold/SoulSilver Unknown% Safari Zone: Savannah (Morning & Day)
HeartGold/SoulSilver 30% Route 35, Route 36
Pokéwalker Unknown% Refreshing Field (>500 Steps)
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
White Unknown% White Forest
Black 2/White 2 Uncommon Route 2 (Hidden Grotto)
X/Y -- Route 11 (Horde)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun/Moon None Transfer or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Stiffens its ears to sense danger. The larger its horns, the more powerful its secreted venom.
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.
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.
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 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.
IV 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.
V 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.
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 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.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
46
. 202 296 .
Atk
57
107 119 213 234
Def
40
76 85 179 196
Sp. Atk
40
76 85 179 196
Sp. Def
40
76 85 179 196
Speed
50
94 105 199 218

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Leer Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Peck Flying.gif 35 100 Physical.png
7 Focus Energy Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
9 Double Kick Fighting.gif 30 100 Physical.png
13 Poison Sting Poison.gif 15 100 Physical.png
19 Fury Attack Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
21 Horn Attack Normal.gif 65 100 Physical.png
25 Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
31 Toxic Spikes Poison.gif -- -- Other.png
33 Flatter Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
37 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
43 Captivate Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
45 Horn Drill Normal.gif ?? 30 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM09 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM67 Smart Strike Steel.gif 70 -- Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Amnesia Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Beat Up Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Chip Away Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Confusion Psychic.gif 50 100 Special.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Disable Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Head Smash Rock.gif 150 80 Physical.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Poison Tail Poison.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Sucker Punch Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Supersonic Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
Venom Drench Poison.gif -- 100 Other.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 180*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 160*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 200 -- Physical.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 185 -- Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 100 -- Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 185 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 140 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 195 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 160*/100* -- Physical.png Special.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 120 -- Special.png

Evolution Line

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Level 16

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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