Nidoran♀

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

Nidoran♀ artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 029
Type Poison
Species Poison Pin Pokémon
Height 1′04″ (0.4 m)
Weight 15.4 lbs (7.0 kg)
Abilities Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle (hidden ability)
Local № 029 (Red/Blue)
095 (Gold/Silver)
029 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
095 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
104 (X/Y)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 235 (30.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 59
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Monster
Gender 0% male, 100% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 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♀.

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.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (use Moon Stone)

Name origin

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

Moves learned by Nidoran♀

Moves learnt by level up

Nidoran♀ learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
7Tail WhipNormal 100
9Double KickFighting 30 100
13Poison StingPoison 15 100
19Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
21BiteDark 60 100
25Helping HandNormal
31Toxic SpikesPoison
33FlatterDark 100
37CrunchDark 80 100
43CaptivateNormal 100
45Poison FangPoison 50 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Beat UpDark 100
CharmFairy 100
Chip AwayNormal 70 100
CounterFighting 100
DisableNormal 100
EndureNormal
Focus EnergyNormal
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Poison TailPoison 50 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Skull BashNormal 130 100
SupersonicNormal 55
Take DownNormal 90 85
Venom DrenchPoison 100

Move Tutor moves

Nidoran♀ can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Helping HandNormal
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Shock WaveElectric 60
SnoreNormal 50 100
Super FangNormal 90
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Nidoran♀ is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Nidoran♀ can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
TackleNormal 40 100 Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Nidoran♀ learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
7Tail WhipNormal 100
9Double KickFighting 30 100
13Poison StingPoison 15 100
19Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
21BiteDark 60 100
25Helping HandNormal
31Toxic SpikesPoison
33FlatterDark 100
37CrunchDark 80 100
43CaptivateNormal 100
45Poison FangPoison 50 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Beat UpDark 100
CharmFairy 100
Chip AwayNormal 70 100
CounterFighting 100
DisableNormal 100
EndureNormal
Focus EnergyNormal
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Poison TailPoison 50 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Skull BashNormal 130 100
SupersonicNormal 55
Take DownNormal 90 85
Venom DrenchPoison 100

Moves learnt by TM

Nidoran♀ is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Nidoran♀ can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
TackleNormal 40 100 Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Nidoran♀ sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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