Nidoran♂

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 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 19.8 lbs (9.0 kg)
Abilities Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle (hidden ability)
Local № 032 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
098 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
032 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
098 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
107 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 235 (30.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 55
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

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

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.
1LeerNormal 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
7Focus EnergyNormal
9Double KickFighting 30 100
13Poison StingPoison 15 100
19Fury AttackNormal 15 85
21Horn AttackNormal 65 100
25Helping HandNormal
31Toxic SpikesPoison
33FlatterDark 100
37Poison JabPoison 80 100
43CaptivateNormal 100
45Horn DrillNormal

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.
AmnesiaPsychic
Beat UpDark 100
Chip AwayNormal 70 100
ConfusionPsychic 50 100
CounterFighting 100
DisableNormal 100
EndureNormal
Head SmashRock 150 80
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Poison TailPoison 50 100
Sucker PunchDark 70 100
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.
Drill RunGround 80 95
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
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
67Smart StrikeSteel 70
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
Skull BashNormal 130 100 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.
1LeerNormal 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
7Focus EnergyNormal
9Double KickFighting 30 100
13Poison StingPoison 15 100
19Fury AttackNormal 15 85
21Horn AttackNormal 65 100
25Helping HandNormal
31Toxic SpikesPoison
33FlatterDark 100
37Poison JabPoison 80 100
43CaptivateNormal 100
45Horn DrillNormal

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.
AmnesiaPsychic
Beat UpDark 100
Chip AwayNormal 70 100
ConfusionPsychic 50 100
CounterFighting 100
DisableNormal 100
EndureNormal
Head SmashRock 150 80
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Poison TailPoison 50 100
Sucker PunchDark 70 100
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
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
67Smart StrikeSteel 70
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
Skull BashNormal 130 100 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 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

Other languages

English Nidoran♂
Japanese ニドラン♂ (Nidoran♂)
German Nidoran♂
French Nidoran♂

Name origin

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