Competitive Information for Female Nidoran [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Nidoran-f nidoran-f
Base Stats for Nidoran-F

Poison

Abilities:
Poison PointPoison Point: 30% chance a Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon will be poisoned.
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RivalryRivalry: This Pokemon's attacks do 1.25x on same gender targets; 0.75x on opposite gender.


Evolutions / Family:
Nidoran

Weakness Chart for Poison-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
  
0.5x
  
  
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
  
  
0.5x
2x
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Nidoran-f? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Nidoran is a spectacular Poison-typed Pokemon. Nidoran is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Nidoran's only type-related weaknesses are Ground and Psychic.


Species: Nidoran-F
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Poison Point
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Poison Jab / Poison Fang
- Double-Edge / Return
- Crunch
- Shadow Claw

Physical Sweeper Nidoran-F (Poison Point)

Nidoran is a decent Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Nidoran is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Nidoran from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Nidoran's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Poison Point, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Nidoran will be poisoned.

Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Poison Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to badly poison the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Nidoran-F
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Poison Point
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Water Pulse

Special Sweeper Nidoran-F (Poison Point)

Nidoran is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Nidoran is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was attached to it. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Nidoran from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Nidoran's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Poison Point, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Nidoran will be poisoned.

Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Nidoran-f? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Nidoran-F
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Poison Point
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Poison Jab / Poison Fang
- Double-Edge / Return
- Crunch
- Shadow Claw

Doubles Physical Sweeper Nidoran-F (Poison Point)

Nidoran is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Nidoran is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Nidoran from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Nidoran's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Poison Point, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Nidoran will be poisoned.

Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Poison Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to badly poison the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).




Species: Nidoran-F
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Poison Point
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Water Pulse

Doubles Special Sweeper Nidoran-F (Poison Point)

Nidoran is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Nidoran is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until it was realized Eviolite would make it quite viable. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Nidoran from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Nidoran's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Poison Point, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Nidoran will be poisoned.

Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Nidoran-f learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Beat Up
10
100%
10
All healthy allies aid in damaging the target.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double Kick
30
100%
30
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Poison Fang
50
100%
15
30% chance to badly poison the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Super Fang
--
90%
10
Does damage equal to 1/2 target's current HP.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Disable
--
80%
20
For 4-7 turns, disables the target's last move.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flatter
--
100%
15
Raises the target's Sp. Atk by 1 and confuses it.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Toxic Spikes
--
--
20
Poisons grounded foes on switch-in. Max 2 layers.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Nidoran-f can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Nidoran-f

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