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.
Omega Ruby
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.

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

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

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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
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed Route 3
LeafGreen Route 3, 5
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
Trade/migrate from another game