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♀. He has darker spots all over his body.

Natural abilities

His large horns can secrete a powerful venom, unlike his female counterpart, the size of the horns is indicative of the strength of the venom. He 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 and Blue Route 22, Safari Zone Common (Red)
Rare (Blue)
Yellow Route 2, 9, 10, 22, Safari Zone Common
Gold and Silver Route 35, 36 Common
Crystal Route 35, National Park Common
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Route 3, Safari Zone areas 1, 2, and 3 (FireRed)
Route 3, Safari Zone areas 1 and 3 (LeafGreen)
Common (FireRed)
Rare (LeafGreen)
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Route 201 (Poké Radar) Rare
Platinum Route 201 (Poké Radar) Rare
HeartGold and SoulSilver Route 35, 36 Uncommon
Black and White White Forest (White only) Uncommon
X and Y Route 11 Uncommon
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Transfer None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Transfer None
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Route 9, Route 10, Route 22, Route 23 Common


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

  • Red and 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Let's Go, Pikachu!

    Its large ears are always kept upright. If it senses danger, it will attack with a poisonous sting.

  • Let's Go, Eevee!

    Its large ears are always kept upright. If it senses danger, it will attack with a poisonous sting.


Stats

Nidoran♂'s Stats
HP
46
Attack
57
Defense
40
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
40
Speed
50
Total
273

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
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 65 100% 25 Normal Physical
25 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
31 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status
33 Flatter 100% 15 Dark Status
37 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
43 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status
45 Horn Drill —% 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
7 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
9 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
13 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Smart 2 3 ♥
19 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
21 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
25 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status Smart 4 0 ♥
31 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status Smart 2 0 ♥
33 Flatter —% 15 Dark Status Smart 2 0 ♥
37 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
43 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Tough 4 0 ♥
45 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration 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 Normal 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.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 3
7 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Cool 0
9 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Cool 2
13 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Smart 2
19 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 2
21 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cool 3
25 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status Smart 1
31 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status Smart 0
33 Flatter —% 15 Dark Status Smart 2
37 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
43 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
45 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal Physical Cool 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Leer 100% 30 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Cool 4 0 ♥
8 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Cool 1 3 ♥
12 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Cool 2 0 ♥
17 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Smart 2 3 ♥
20 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Normal Cool 4 0 ♥
23 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
30 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
38 Flatter —% 15 Dark Smart 2 0 ♥
47 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Leer 100% 30 Normal
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal
8 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Normal
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.

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Leer 100% 30 Normal
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal
8 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Normal
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.

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Leer 100% 30 Normal
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal
8 Horn Attack 60 100% 25 Normal
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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM67 Smart Strike 70 —% 10 Steel Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 2 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 100 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94XY Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94ORAS Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06ORAS Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 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.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cute 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM65 Shadow Claw 75 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Beauty 2 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 85% 10 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Cool 2 2 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Cool 2 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Tough 2 1 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 3 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 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.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Horn Drill 30% 5 Normal
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal
TM14 Blizzard 120 90% 5 Ice
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 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.

Egg Moves

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Amnesia Psyduck, Golduck, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Snorlax, Sentret, Furret, Wooper, Quagsire, Swinub, Piloswine, Slakoth, Slaking, Piloswine, Wailmer, Wailord, Numel, Camerupt, Torkoal, Bidoof, Bibarel, Pansear, Woobat, Swoobat, Heatmor —% 20 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Beat Up Sneasel, Houndour, Houndoom 100% 10 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Chip Away Nidoking, Lickitung, Lickilicky, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Snorlax, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Cranidos, Rampardos, Scraggy, Scrafty, Druddigon 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Confusion Psyduck, Golduck, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Espeon, Girafarig, Woobat, Swoobat, Espurr, Meowstic 50 100% 25 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
Counter Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Lucario 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Disable Psyduck, Golduck, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Lickitung, Lickilicky 100% 20 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Endure Dunsparce, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Donphan, Vigoroth, Shieldon, Bastiodon, Pachirisu, Buneary, Lopunny, Lucario, Cubchoo, Beartic —% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Head Smash Cranidos, Rampardos, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Scraggy, Scrafty, Tyrantrum 150 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Iron Tail Aron, Lairon, Aggron 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Poison Tail Seviper 50 100% 25 Poison Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
Sucker Punch Rattata, Raticate, Diglett, Dugtrio, Sentret, Furret, Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Mawile, Spinda, Kecleon, Absol, Glameow, Purrloin, Liepard, Furfrou, Meowstic 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
Supersonic Lickitung, Lickilicky, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud 55% 20 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Take Down Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Seel, Dewgong, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Tauros, Eevee, Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos, Dunsparce, Snubbull, Granbull, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Donphan, Stantler, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Poochyena, Mightyena, ZigzagoonORAS, Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Numel, Camerupt, Bidoof, Bibarel, Cranidos, Rampardos, Shieldon, Bastiodon, Gible, Gabite, Garchomp, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Chespin, Quilladin, Chesnaught, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Litleo, Pyroar, Skiddo, Gogoat, Furfrou, Amaura, Aurorus, Bergmite, Avalugg 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Venom Drench Seviper 100% 20 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Amnesia Psyduck, Golduck, Slowpoke, Snorlax, Sentret, Furret, Wooper, Quagsire, Swinub, Piloswine, Slakoth, Slaking, Piloswine, Wailmer, Wailord, Numel, Camerupt, Torkoal, Bidoof, Bibarel, Pansear, Woobat, Swoobat, Heatmor —% 20 Psychic Status
Beat Up Sneasel, Houndour, Houndoom 10 100% 10 Dark Physical
Chip Away Nidoking, Lickitung, Lickilicky, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Snorlax, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Cranidos, Rampardos, Scraggy, Scrafty, Druddigon 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
Confusion Psyduck, Golduck, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Espeon, Girafarig, Woobat, Swoobat 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
Counter Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Lucario 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Disable Psyduck, Golduck, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Lickitung, Lickilicky 100% 20 Normal Status
Endure DunsparceB2W2, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Donphan, Vigoroth, Shieldon, Bastiodon, Pachirisu, Buneary, Lopunny, Lucario, Cubchoo, Beartic —% 10 Normal Status
Head Smash Cranidos, Rampardos, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Scraggy, Scrafty 150 80% 5 Rock Physical
Iron Tail Aron, Lairon, Aggron 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Poison Tail Seviper 50 100% 25 Poison Physical
Sucker Punch Rattata, Raticate, Diglett, Dugtrio, Sentret, Furret, Poochyena, Mightyena, Mawile, Spinda, Kecleon, Absol, Glameow, Purrloin, Liepard 80 100% 5 Dark Physical
Supersonic Lickitung, Lickilicky, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud 55% 20 Normal Status
Take Down Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Seel, Dewgong, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Tauros, Eevee, MareepB2W2, FlaaffyB2W2, AmpharosB2W2, Dunsparce, Snubbull, Granbull, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Donphan, Stantler, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Poochyena, Mightyena, Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Numel, Camerupt, Bidoof, Bibarel, Cranidos, Rampardos, Shieldon, Bastiodon, Gible, Gabite, Garchomp, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Deerling, Sawsbuck 90 85% 20 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Amnesia Psyduck, Golduck, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Snorlax, Sentret, Furret, Wooper, Quagsire, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Wailmer, Wailord, Numel, Camerupt, Torkoal, Bidoof, Bibarel —% 20 Psychic Status Cute 0
Beat Up Sneasel, Weavile, Houndour, Houndoom 10 100% 10 Dark Physical Smart 2
Confusion Psyduck, Golduck, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Espeon, Girafarig 50 100% 25 Psychic Special Smart 3
Counter Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Lucario 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Disable Psyduck, Golduck, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Lickitung, Lickilicky 80% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
Head Smash HGSS Cranidos, Rampardos 150 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 2
Sucker Punch Rattata, Raticate, Diglett, Dugtrio, Sentret, Furret, Poochyena, Mightyena, Mawile, Spinda, Kecleon, Absol, Glameow, Purugly 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 2
Supersonic Lickitung, Lickilicky, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud 55% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
Take Down Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Seel, Dewgong, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Tauros, Eevee, Dunsparce, Snubbull, Granbull, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Donphan, Stantler, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Poochyena, Mightyena, Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Numel, Camerupt, Bidoof, Bibarel, Cranidos, Rampardos, Shieldon, Bastiodon, Gible, Gabite, Garchomp, Hippopotas, Hippowdon 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Amnesia Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Snorlax, Sentret, Furret, Wooper, Quagsire, Swinub, Piloswine, Wailmer, Wailord, Numel, Camerupt, Torkoal —% 20 Psychic Cute 1 0 ♥
Beat Up Sneasel 10 100% 10 Dark Smart 2 1 ♥
Confusion Psyduck, Golduck, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Espeon, Girafarig 50 100% 25 Psychic Smart 2 3 ♥
Counter Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Disable Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Lickitung 55% 20 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Supersonic Lickitung, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud 55% 20 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
Take Down Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Seel, Dewgong, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Tauros, Eevee, Dunsparce, Snubbull, Granbull, Swinub, Piloswine, Phanpy, Donphan, Stantler, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Poochyena, Mightyena, Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Numel, Camerupt 90 85% 20 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
Amnesia Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Snorlax, Sentret, Furret, Wooper, Quagsire, Swinub, Piloswine —% 20 Psychic
Beat Up Sneasel 10 100% 10 Dark
Confusion Psyduck, Golduck, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Espeon, Girafarig 50 100% 25 Psychic
Counter Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Nidoking, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Slowbro, Cubone, Marowak, Lickitung, Rhydon, Snorlax 100% 20 Fighting
Disable Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Lickitung 55% 20 Normal
Supersonic Lickitung 55% 20 Normal
Take Down Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Seel, Dewgong, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Tauros, Eevee, Dunsparce, Snubbull, Granbull, Swinub, Piloswine, Phanpy, Donphan, Stantler 90 85% 20 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Drill Run ORAS 80 95% 10 Ground Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Super Fang ORAS 90% 10 Normal Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Drill Run B2W2 80 95% 10 Ground Physical
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Super Fang B2W2 90% 10 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.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Helping Hand HGSSPt —% 20 Normal Status Smart 1
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Sucker Punch HGSSPt 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 2
Super Fang HGSS 90% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam  85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Defense Curl E —% 40 Normal Cute 2 2 ♥
Double-Edge  120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Mimic  —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute  —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Thunderbolt C 95 100% 15 Electric
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


Appearances

Anime

Goh's Nidoran♂.

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. He may also be based from the word cnidarian which are stinging animals. Alternatively, he 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 his name is an indication of his male gender.

Gallery

See also

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