Pokémon Cheats: All About Nidoran (Pokémon #32 and #29)

Stats, appearances, locations, and more about the Nidoran pokémon

Nidoran AR from Pokemon Go

There are two variations of the Nidoran pokemon: male (#32 in the National Pokédex) and female (#29). Each gender has its own abilities and evolutionary path.

Information in this article applies broadly to a species in the Pokémon franchise. Nidoran's appearance, features, and abilities may vary from game to game.

Nidoran's Alternate Names and Pokédex Numbers

Unlike some other pokemon, Nidoran has the same name in every region. Here are the numbers that Nidoran is represented by in the various Pokédexes:

  • National: 32 (M) and 29 (F)
  • Hoenn: 230 (M) and 104 (F)
  • Johto: 98 (M) and 95 (F)

Locations: Where to Find the Nidoran Pokémon

Male and female Nidorians can be captured in the following locations in each game. To use Nidoran in other versions, you must first capture one in another Pokémon game and transfer it over to your save file.

Game Locations
Pokémon Red and Blue Route 22, Safari Zone
Pokémon Yellow Routes 2, 9, 10, 22, Safari Zone
Pokémon Gold and Silver Routes 35, 36
Pokémon Crystal Route 35, National Park
Pokémon Fire Red Route 3, Safari Zone
Pokémon Leaf Green Routes 3, 5, Underground Path 5-6, Safari Zone
Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum Route 201
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Routes 35, 36
Pokémon White White Forest
Pokémon X and Y Route 11
Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee Routes 9, 10, 22, 23

Nidoran Base Stats

Here are the starting stats for Nidoran in most Pokémon games:

Male Nidorans

  • HP: 46
  • Attack: 57
  • Defense: 40
  • Special Attack: 40
  • Special Defense: 40
  • Speed: 50
  • Total Base Stats: 273

Female Nidorans

  • HP: 55
  • Attack: 47
  • Defense: 52
  • Special Attack: 40
  • Special Defense: 40
  • Speed: 41
  • Total Base Stats: 275

Nidoran Pokemon Type, Egg Group

Male and female Nidorans share many of the same characteristics:

  • Pokemon Type: Poison
  • Egg Type: Monster / Ground
  • Species: Poison Pin Pokemon
  • Steps to hatch: 5,120
  • Color: Purple
  • Catch Rate: 235
  • Base Tameness: 70
  • Growth Group: Medium Slow
  • 1,059,860 exp. points to Lv100

Nidoran's Evolutionary Path

Female Nidorans evolve into Nidorinas at level 16. Use the Moon Stone to evolve your Nidorina to its ultimate form, Nidoqueen.

Male Nidorans evolve into Nidorinos at level 16. Use the Moon Stone to evolve your Nidorino into a Nidoking

Nidoran Poison Point Ability

Both male and female Nidorans have a passive ability called poison point. Opponents have a 30 percent chance of being poisoned when they use short range attacks against Nidoran in battle.

Nidoran Strengths and Weaknesses

Male and female Nidorans have the same strengths and weaknesses:

Skill Type Damage Taken
Fighting, Poison, Bug, Grass, Fairy 50%
Ground, Psychic 200%

Nidoran Pal Park Location

The Pal Park is a special area in the fourth generation of Pokémon titles (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver) where you can encounter species from the different games. You can always find Nidorans in the Field region of Pal Park.

Nidoran (male) in the Pokémon Games

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Leaf Green

Stiffens its ears to sense danger. The larger its horns, the more powerful its secreted venom.

Pokémon Yellow

Its large ears are always kept upright. If it senses danger, it will attack with a poisonous sting.

Pokémon Gold

It is small, but its horn is filled with poison. It charges then stabs with the horn to inject poison.

Pokémon Silver

It raises its big ears to check its surroundings. It will strike first if it senses any danger.

Pokémon Crystal

It constantly moves its large ears in many directions in order to detect danger right away.
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.

Pokémon Fire Red

Its large ears are flapped like wings when it is listening to distant sounds. It extends toxic barbs when angered.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

It scans its surroundings by raising its ears out of the grass. Its toxic horn is for protection.

Nidoran (female) in the Pokémon Games

Pokémon Red and Blue

Although small, its venomous barbs render this pokémon dangerous. The female has smaller horns.

Pokémon Yellow

A mild-mannered pokémon that does not like to fight. Beware, its small horns secrete venom.

Pokémon Gold

The poison hidden in its small horn is extremely potent. Even a tiny scratch can have fatal results.

Pokémon Silver

Although not very combative, it will torment its foes with poison spikes if it is threatened in any way.

Pokémon Crystal

Small and very docile, it protects itself with its small, poisonous horn when attacked.

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Nidoran has barbs that secrete a powerful poison. They are thought to have developed as protection for this small-bodied pokémon. When enraged, it releases a horrible toxin from its horn.

Pokémon FireRed

Though small, it must be treated with caution because of its powerfully toxic barbs. The female has smaller horns.

Pokémon LeafGreen

Although small, its venomous barbs render this pokémon dangerous. The female has smaller horns.

Pokémon Emerald

Its highly toxic barbs are thought to have developed as protection for this small-bodied pokémon. When enraged, it releases a horrible toxin from its horn.

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

While it does not prefer to fight, even one drop of the poison it secretes from barbs can be fatal.