Nidoran ♂ #032

Pokemon Nidoran ♂- Pokemon 1 generations are ranked 32nd in the Pokedex… It is found in the Kanto area and is of the toxic kind. The Nidoran male transforms into Nidorino after consuming 25 sweets.

Poison Spike has acquired muscles that let it to move its ears. The ears of this Pokémon may move freely in any direction. Even the smallest sound catches his attention.

Parameters and characteristics of Pokémon Nidoran

Max PC 973
Attack 105
Defense 76
Stamina 130

How to find and catch Pokémon Nidoran?

Nidoran may be found in parks and marshes. This Pokémon may be found around overgrown lakes, in industrial regions, and near factories.

Nidoran occurs on the map pretty often, thus getting him is not difficult. Raids and field research have also been seen.


Evolution family

Nidoran♂ is part of a three-member family.

Regular Version


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#032 Nidoran♂

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Shiny Version



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#032 Nidoran♂

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#033 Nidorino
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#034 Nidoking


  • Nidoran♂ was released along with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.Shiny_Pokemon_icon
  • Shiny form of Nidoran♂ was released at the start of Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Dortmund on July 4th, 2019.Icon_Shadow_Pokemon
  • Shadow form of Nidoran♂ was released at the start of Team GO Rocket Event on July 10th, 2020.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6Increased spawns in:
Pokémon Spotlight Hour: 2022 Aug 23
Spring into Spring 2022: Apr 12 – 18
Rivals’ Week: 2021 Apr 13 – 18
Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto: 2021 Feb 20
Valentine’s Day 2021: Feb 14 – 18
Team GO Rocket Event: 2020 Jul 10 – 15
Limited Research: 2020 Feb 2
Friend Fest: 2019 Nov 27 – Dec 2
Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Dortmund: 2019 Jul 4 – 7
491 Increased chance/Previously in:
2-km – 2021 Sep 1 – Dec 1
5-km – Pokémon HOME Event: 2020 Nov 17 – 23
5-km – Team GO Rocket Event: 2020 Jul 10 – 15
2-km – 2018 Dec 18 – 2019 Feb 13
2-km – 2017 Feb 9 – Dec 21
5-km – 2016 Jul 6 – 2017 Feb 9
Raid Battles

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Tier 1 CP 2,803Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
369 Field Research:
Catch 5 Pokémon: 2021 Apr
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts: Team GO Rocket Celebration & Kanto Celebration Event
Catch a Poison-type Pokémon: Nidoran♀ and Nidoran♂ Limited Research
Catch 2 different species of Pokémon: Pokémon HOME Event
Catch a Nidoran♀: Friend Fest
Make 2 Great Curveball Throws in a row;
Win 3 Gym battles;
Win a raid;
Hatch an Egg;
Evolve 3 Pokémon: Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Dortmund
Special Research/Timed Research:
Nidoran♀ and Nidoran♂ Limited Research (26 encounters)
Pokémon HOME Event – 2nd part: Use 15 Berries to help catch Pokémon
GO Snapshot
737 Obtainable during:
The Seasons Change: Part 2: 2020 Oct 12 – 19 (up to 2 per day)



Nidoran is a mammalian Pokémon that is tiny and quadrupedal. It’s pinkish purple in color with darker areas. It features huge, spiny ears with turquoise interiors, massive front teeth, and red eyes. If attacked, its back is coated with three lines of huge spines that may emit deadly toxins. The spines’ central line is higher than the other two. The length of the large, pointed horn on its forehead indicates the potency of its venom. Nidoran is an exclusively male species.

Nidoran’s enormous ears are continuously listening for the noises of incoming adversaries. Nidoran’s ears have unusual muscles that let them to travel in any direction, and even the smallest sound escapes his attention. It spreads its ears like wings to listen to faraway regions. When it becomes enraged, it stretches its deadly spikes and charges, stabbing with its horn to inject poison. Nidoran is courageous and will put its own life in danger to defend Nidoran. Nidoran like open areas such as savannas and grasslands.


Best moveset for Nidoran♂

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Nidoran’s greatest techniques are Poison Sting and Sludge Bomb. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Poison Sting 10 dps
  Sludge Bomb 41.7 dps


  Peck 10 dps
  Sludge Bomb 41.7 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Peck 10 10 10
  Poison Sting 5 11.7 10
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Sludge Bomb 80 -21.7 41.7
  Horn Attack 40 -17.8 21.6
  Body Slam 50 -17.4 26.3
  Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
  Return Purified 35 -47.1 50


The moves highlighted in green benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus, and deal 20% more damage.

 What counters Nidoran♂?

Nidoran♂ is a Poison type Pokémon, which makes it weak against Ground and Psychic moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Nidoran♂ are:

  • Calyrex (Shadow Rider),
  • Mewtwo,
  • Hoopa (Unbound),
  • Deoxys (Attack),
  • Alakazam.