Nidoran♂ (male)

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

Pokédex data

National № 032
Type Poison
Species Poison Pin Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 9.0 kg (19.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Poison Point
2. Rivalry
Hustle (hidden ability)
Local № 032 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
098 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
032 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
098 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
107 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
032 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
068 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
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 100% male, 0% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 46
202 296
Attack 57
107 234
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 50
94 218
Total 273 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
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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Its large ears are always kept upright. If it senses danger, it will attack with a poisonous sting.
Sword The horn on a male Nidoran’s forehead contains a powerful poison. This is a very cautious Pokémon, always straining its large ears.
Shield Small but brave, this Pokémon will hold its ground and even risk its life in battle to protect the female it’s friendly with.

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.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
5PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
10Focus EnergyNormalStatus
15Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
20Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
25Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
30Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100
35Helping HandNormalStatus
40ToxicPoisonStatus 90
45FlatterDarkStatus 100
50Poison JabPoisonPhysical 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.
ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
DisableNormalStatus 100
Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80
Horn DrillNormalPhysical 30
Poison TailPoisonPhysical 50 100
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100

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
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
34Sunny DayFireStatus
37Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
41Helping HandNormalStatus
65Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
74VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
96Smart StrikeSteelPhysical 70

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.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
3Focus EnergyNormalStatus
6Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
9Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
12Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100
15Helping HandNormalStatus
18ToxicPoisonStatus 90
21Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
24Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
27Horn DrillNormalPhysical 30

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 22, 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, Safari Zone
LeafGreen Route 3, 5, Underground Path 5-6, 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
male symbol