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#077: Nidorino Nidorino
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Nidoran♂
Poison Pin Pokémon
#076
Nidoran M.png
Type
Poison
Unknown
Unknown
Abilities
Poison Point or Rivalry
Hidden Ability
Hustle
Gender ratio
100% male
Catch rate
235 (30.7%)
Breeding
Egg groups
Monster and Field
Hatch time
5355 steps
Height
0.5 m 1'08"
m
m
m
Weight
9.0 kg 19.8 lbs
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Base experience yield
55
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Quadruped
Footprint
F076.png
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
Cry


Nidoran♂ is a Poison-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Nidorino at level 16 and then into Nidoking when exposed to Moon Stone

Pokédex entry

Pokédex entry
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.

Biology

(From Bulbapedia)Nidoran♂ is a small, quadruped rodent-like Pokémon. It is pinkish purple with darker spots, and has large, spiny ears with teal insides, oversized front teeth, and red eyes. Its back is covered with three lines of large spines that can release potent poisons if threatened. The center line of spines is taller than the other two. The size of the long, pointed horn on its forehead is indicative of the strength of its venom. Nidoran♂ is an exclusively male Pokémon, Nidoran♀ being its female counterpart. Nidoran♂ constantly listens for the sounds of approaching enemies with its large ears. Said ears have unique muscles that allow them to be moved in any direction, and even the slightest sound does not escape Nidoran♂'s notice. In order to listen to distant locations, it flaps its ears like wings. When angry, it extends its toxic spikes and charges, stabbing with its horn to inject poison. Nidoran♂ lives in open spaces, such as savannas and plains.

Game locations

Availability
None This Pokémon cannot be obtained.
Common Route 3
Uncommon
Fossil
Rare
One

Held items

Held item(s)
None This Pokémon cannot be found holding an item.
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Always

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 46
106 - 153 202 - 296
Attack: 57
55 - 119 107 - 234
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total: 273   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions, this Pokémon is:
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Doubly resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Damaged normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Doubly weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Moves

By leveling up

By leveling up
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
1 Peck Flying Physical 35 100% 35
1 Leer Normal Status 100% 30
7 Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
9 Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
13 Poison Sting Poison Physical 15 100% 35
19 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
21 Horn Attack Normal Physical 65 100% 25
25 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
31 Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
33 Flatter Dark Status 100% 15
37 Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100% 20
43 Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
45 Horn Drill Normal Physical —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Nidoran♂ obtained at level 1
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoran♂
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoran♂

By TM/HM

By TM/HM
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TMNormal.png Attract Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TMIce.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TMNormal.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal.png Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TMGround.png Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TMGround.png Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TMNormal.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMDark.png Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TMIce.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMSteel.png Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TMPoison.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMWater.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TMPsychic.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMFighting.png Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png Secret Power Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMGhost.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TMElectric.png Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMPoison.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMFire.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TMNormal.png Super Fang Normal Physical 0000Varies 090}}90% 10
TMNormal.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
TMDark.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TMElectric.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TMElectric.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TMPoison.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TMPoison.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TMWater.png Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoran♂
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoran♂

By breeding

By breeding
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 30
Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
Counter Fighting Status —% 20
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
Endure Normal Status —% 10
Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Nidoran♂
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Nidoran♂
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Nidoran♂

Evolution

Nidoran M.png
Unevolved
Nidoran♂
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16
Nidorino.png
First evolution
Nidorino
 Poison 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
Nidoking.png
Second evolution
Nidoking
 Poison  Ground 


Sprites

Front Back
GenderM.png 076.png 076b.png
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM.png 076s.png 076sb.png

Trivia

Design origin

(From Bulbapedia) Nidoran♂ appears to draw inspiration from hamsters, rabbits, or – given their aggressive nature towards one another – porcupines, with aspects of venomous mammals. However, anatomically they are arguably most like hyraxes – small, rodent-like mammals that are genetically more closely related to much larger mammals like elephants and manatees featuring thickset bodies with tough hides (similar to Nidorino and Nidoking).

Name origin

(From Bulbapedia)Nidoran♂ may be derived from needle. It may also come from cnidocyte, a type of venomous cell responsible for the stings delivered by stinging animals, most notably jellyfish. Alternatively, it may be based on 二 ni (two) or 二度 nido (two times/two degrees) referring to the two distinct evolutionary lines with similar names and traits. Also, the Japanese word ran is translated as orchid in English. Orchids are flowers that can be purple or blue, these being the same colors as the male and female evolutionary forms of Nidoran, respectively. The ♂ is an indication of its male gender.

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