Nidoran♂

Nidoran♂ is a Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Poison Pin Pokémon.

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
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
Pearl
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
White
Black 2
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.

Evolution chart

Nidoran♂
#032
Nidoran♂
Poison

(Level 16)
Nidorino
#033
Nidorino
Poison

(use Moon Stone)
Nidoking
#034
Nidoking
Poison · Ground

Name origin

nido
Japanese for ‘two’ (referring to its counterpart)
rhino
large African mammal (corruption)
male symbol

Moves learned by Nidoran♂

Nidoran♂ sprites

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
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Where to find Nidoran♂

Red
Blue
Route 22
Yellow Route 2, 9, 10, 22
Gold
Silver
Route 35, 36
Crystal Route 35
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 3
Diamond
Pearl
Route 201
Platinum Route 201
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 35, 36
Black
White
White Forest
X
Y
Route 11 (Miroir Way)