Nidoran♀ (female)

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

Pokédex data

National № 029
Type Poison
Species Poison Pin Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 7.0 kg (15.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Poison Point
2. Rivalry
Hustle (hidden ability)
Local № 029 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
095 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
029 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
095 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
104 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
029 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
065 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 235 (30.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 55
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Monster
Gender 0% male, 100% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 55
220 314
Attack 47
89 212
Defense 52
98 223
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 41
78 199
Total 275 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Nidoran♀.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (use Moon Stone)

Nidoran♀ changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Although small, its venomous barbs render this POKéMON dangerous. The female has smaller horns.
Yellow A mild-mannered POKéMON that does not like to fight. Beware, its small horns secrete venom.
Gold The poison hidden in its small horn is extremely potent. Even a tiny scratch can have fatal results.
Silver Although not very combative, it will torment its foes with poison spikes if it is threatened in any way.
Crystal Small and very docile, it protects itself with its small, poisonous horn when attacked.
Ruby
Sapphire
NIDORAN has barbs that secrete a powerful poison. They are thought to have developed as protection for this small-bodied POKéMON. When enraged, it releases a horrible toxin from its horn.
FireRed Though small, it must be treated with caution because of its powerfully toxic barbs. The female has smaller horns.
LeafGreen Although small, its venomous barbs render this POKéMON dangerous. The female has smaller horns.
Emerald Its highly toxic barbs are thought to have developed as protection for this small-bodied POKéMON. When enraged, it releases a horrible toxin from its horn.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
While it does not prefer to fight, even one drop of the poison it secretes from barbs can be fatal.
HeartGold The poison hidden in its small horn is extremely potent. Even a tiny scratch can have fatal results.
SoulSilver Although not very combative, it will torment its foes with poison spikes if it is threatened in any way.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
While it does not prefer to fight, even one drop of the poison it secretes from barbs can be fatal.
X Although small, its venomous barbs render this Pokémon dangerous. The female has smaller horns.
Y Small and very docile, it protects itself with its small, poisonous horn when attacked.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Nidoran♀ has barbs that secrete a powerful poison. They are thought to have developed as protection for this small-bodied Pokémon. When enraged, it releases a horrible toxin from its horn.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
A mild-mannered Pokémon that does not like to fight. Beware—its small horn secretes venom.
Sword Females are more sensitive to smells than males. While foraging, they’ll use their whiskers to check wind direction and stay downwind of predators.
Shield It uses its hard incisor teeth to crush and eat berries. The tip of a female Nidoran’s horn is a bit more rounded than the tip of a male’s horn.

Moves learned by Nidoran♀

Moves learnt by level up

Nidoran♀ learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
5ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
10Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
15Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
20Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
25Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
30BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
35Helping HandNormalStatus
40ToxicPoisonStatus 90
45FlatterDarkStatus 100
50CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
55Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100

Egg moves

Nidoran♀ learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Nidoran♀ egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFightingPhysical 100
DisableNormalStatus 100
Poison FangPoisonPhysical 50 100
Poison TailPoisonPhysical 50 100
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85

Moves learnt by TM

Nidoran♀ is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
15DigGroundPhysical 80 100
21RestPsychicStatus
23ThiefDarkPhysical 60 100
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
29CharmFairyStatus 100
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
34Sunny DayFireStatus
37Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
41Helping HandNormalStatus
65Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
74VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

Nidoran♀ is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Nidoran♀ learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
3Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
6Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
9Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
12BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
15Helping HandNormalStatus
18ToxicPoisonStatus 90
21Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
24CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
27Super FangNormalPhysical 90

Moves learnt by TM

Nidoran♀ is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Nidoran♀ sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Nidoran♀  sprite from Red & Blue Nidoran♀  sprite from Silver Nidoran♀  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Nidoran♀  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Nidoran♀  sprite from Black & White Nidoran♀  sprite from X & Y Nidoran♀  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Nidoran♀ Shiny sprite from Silver Nidoran♀ Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Nidoran♀ Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Nidoran♀ Shiny sprite from Black & White Nidoran♀ Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Nidoran♀

Red
Blue
Route 5, 22, Underground Path 5-6, Safari Zone
Yellow Route 2, 9, 10, 22, Safari Zone
Gold
Silver
Route 35, 36
Crystal Route 35, National Park
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed Route 3, 5, Underground Path 5-6, Safari Zone
LeafGreen Route 3, Safari Zone
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 201
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 35, 36
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White White Forest
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 11
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 9, 10, 22, 23
Sword
Shield
Giant's Bed, Old Cemetery

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Nidoran♀
Japanese ニドラン♀ (Nidoran♀)
German Nidoran♀
French Nidoran♀

Name origin

nidoru
Japanese for ‘needle’
rhino
large African mammal
female symbol