Nidoran is a male poison type Pokemon that was introduced in Gen 1 and is the male counterpart to  female one. It is more of saught by the new comers in the game. Are the one? Or preferring the Nidoran Evolution for some other reason? Well, whatever the reason what’s important about the Pokemon will be found here.

About Nidoran

  • National No,: 032
  • Type: Poison Pin pokemon
  • Height: 0.5m
  • Weight: 9.0kg
  • Japanese name: Nidoran
  • Abilities: poison point, rivalry, hustle(hidden ability)
  • Local no: 032(Red/Blue/Yellow)
    • 098(Gold/Silver/Crystal)
    • 032(FireRed/LeafGreen)
    • 098(HeartGold/Soulsilver)
    • 107(X/Y-Coastal Kalos)
    • 032(Lets Go Pikachu, Lets Go eevee)
  • Catch rate: 235
  • Base friendship: 70
  • Base Exp: 55
  • Growth rate: medium slow
  • Egg groups: field, monster
  • Gender:100% male
  • Egg cycles: 20(4884-5140 steps)


  • HP: 46
  • Attack:57
  • Defense: 40
  • Attack:40
  • Def:40
  • Speed:50
  • Total:273

Nidoran Changes In Different Gen:

  • In Gen 3: Nidoran does not have the Rivalry ability
  • Gen 1: Nidoran has a base special stat of 40
  • In Gen 1-4: it has a base experience yield of 60

Moves Learned By Nidoran

Moves Learned By Levelling Up:

Lv Move Type Cat. Power Acc.
1 Leer Normal Status 100
1 Peck Flying Physical 35 100
3 Focus Energy Normal Status
6 Poison Sting Poison Physical 15 100
9 Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100
12 Horn Attk Normal Physical 65 100
15 Helping Hand Normal Status
18 Toxic Poison Status 90
21 Fury Attk Normal Physical 15 85
24 Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100
27 Horn Drill Normal Physical 30

 Moves Learned By TM:

TM Move Type Cat. Power Acc.
01 Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100
03 Helping Hand Normal Status
05 Rest Psychic Status
07 Protect Normal Status
08 Substitute Normal Status
09 Reflect Psychic Status
10 Dig Ground Physical 80 100
12 Facade Normal Physical 70 100
19 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75
26 Poison Jab poison Physical 80 100
27 Toxic Poison Status 90
36 Thunderbolt electric special 90 100
38 Thunder Electric Special 110 70
51 Blizzard ice Special 110 70
52 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 90 100
55 Ice Beam Ice Special 90 100
58 Drill Run ground physical 80 95

 How 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 Migrate From Another Game
Firered Route 3, Safari Zone
Leafgreen Route 3, 5, Underground Path 5-6, Safari Zone
Emerald Trade From Another Game
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Route201
Heartgold/Soulsilver Route35,36
Black Migrate From Another Game
White White Forest
Black 2/White 2 Migrate From Another Game
X,Y Route 11
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Trade From Another Game
Sun/Moon/U.Sun/Umoon Migrate From Another Game
Lets Go Pikachu Route 9, 10, 22, 23
Sword/Shield Location Not Revealed

How To Evolve?

Nidoran evolves into Nidorino starting at the 16th level. It evolves into Nidoking when it is exposed to a Moon Stone. It is related to Nidoran female and, when it is bred with Ditto in Gen V or later, can produce eggs that contain either Nidoran male or female.


How Much Useful is Nidoran?

Some Tips: this common Pokemon is a great early choice for budding Pokemon trainers, as well as a powerful high-level dual type once it evolves into Nidoking. Well, Nidoran is a great choice against the grass Pokemon, and it can hold against Fighting and Buf types as well. So, overall it is a great Pokemon.

For more details visit the official Pokemon page for Nidoran Evolution.

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