Most Pokémon have genders with variable characteristics, but not all of them exhibit gender-specific variations. The following is a list of Pokémon with gender differences.

Pokémon Difference Male Female
Venusaur Female's flower has a seed in it Venusaur Venusaur female
Butterfree Female has black spots on her lower wings Butterfree Butterfree female
Rattata Female has shorter whiskers Rattata Rattata female
Raticate Female has shorter whiskers Raticate Raticate female
Pikachu Female's tail ends in the upper half of a heart Pikachu Pikachu female
Raichu Female's tail lacks a point Raichu Raichu female
Zubat Female has smaller fangs Zubat Zubat female
Golbat Female has smaller fangs Golbat Golbat female
Gloom Female has one large spot per bud Gloom Gloom female
Vileplume Female's petals have larger spots Vileplume Vileplume female
Kadabra Female has smaller whiskers Kadabra Kadabra female
Alakazam Female has smaller whiskers Alakazam Alakazam female
Doduo Male has black necks and female has beige necks Doduo Doduo female
Dodrio Male has black necks and female has beige necks Dodrio Dodrio female
Hypno Female has more collar fur Hypno Hypno female
Rhyhorn Male's horn is larger Rhyhorn Rhyhorn female
Rhydon Male's horn is larger Rhydon Rhydon female
Goldeen Male's horn is larger Goldeen Goldeen female
Seaking Male's horn is larger Seaking Seaking female
Scyther Female's abdomen is larger Scyther Scyther female
Magikarp Male has yellow whiskers and female has white whiskers Magikarp Magikarp female
Gyarados Male has blue whiskers and female has white whiskers Gyarados Gyarados female

Pokémon Difference Male Female
Meganium Male has longer antennae Meganium Meganium female
Ledyba Female has smaller antennae Ledyba Ledyba female
Ledian Female has smaller antennae Ledian Ledian female
Xatu Male has three body stripes, female has two Xatu Xatu female
Sudowoodo Female's head branch is smaller Sudowoodo Sudowoodo female
Politoed Female has smaller cheeks Politoed Politoed female
Aipom Male has shorter head fur Aipom Aipom female
Wooper Female has one set of gill branches Wooper Wooper female
Quagsire Female has smaller dorsal fins Quagsire male Quagsire female
Murkrow Male's "hat" is larger Murkrow Murkrow female
Wobbuffet Female's mouth has lipstick-like marking Wobbuffet Wobbuffet female
Girafarig Female's body is more yellow Girafarig Girafarig female
Gligar Female has smaller stinger Gligar Gligar female
Steelix Female lacks an outer tooth on each side Steelix Steelix female
Scizor Female's abdomen is larger Scizor Scizor female
Heracross Female's horn is heart-shaped Heracross Heracross female
Sneasel Female's feather is shorter Sneasel Sneasel female
Ursaring Female has longer shoulder fur Ursaring Ursaring female
Piloswine Female has shorter tusks Piloswine Piloswine female
Octillery Female has smaller suction cups Octillery Octillery female
Houndoom Female has shorter horns Houndoom Houndoom female
Donphan Female has shorter tusks Donphan Donphan female

Pokémon Difference Male Female
Torchic Male has a black speck on his rear Torchic rear Torchic female rear
Combusken Female has smaller head feathers Combusken Combusken female
Blaziken Female's head crest is smaller Blaziken Blaziken female
Beautifly Male's red spots are larger Beautifly Beautifly female
Dustox Female has smaller antennae Dustox Dustox female
Ludicolo Female has thinner stripes Ludicolo Ludicolo female
Nuzleaf Female has smaller leaf Nuzleaf Nuzleaf female
Shiftry Female has smaller leaves Shiftry Shiftry female
Meditite Male's ears are higher than the female's Meditite Meditite female
Medicham Male has a larger bulb on his head Medicham Medicham female
Roselia Female's body leaf is longer Roselia Roselia female
Gulpin Female's feather is shorter Gulpin Gulpin female
Swalot Female has shorter whiskers Swalot Swalot female
Numel Female has a larger hump Numel Numel female
Camerupt Female has larger humps Camerupt Camerupt female
Cacturne Female has a larger spike on her chest Cacturne Cacturne female
Milotic Male's hair-like fins are shorter Milotic Milotic female
Relicanth Female has a smaller jaw Relicanth Relicanth female

Pokémon Difference Male Female
Starly Female's head is less white Starly Starly female
Staravia Female's forehead spot is smaller Staravia Staravia female
Staraptor Female's forehead spot is smaller Staraptor Staraptor female
Bidoof Male has more tail curls Bidoof Bidoof female
Bibarel Male's face have two additional curls on beige mask Bibarel Bibarel female
Kricketot Female has larger collar Kricketot Kricketot female
Kricketune Female has smaller mustache Kricketune Kricketune female
Shinx Male has black hind feet and a longer mane Shinx Shinx female
Luxio Female has exposed ankles and a shorter mane Luxio Luxio female
Luxray Female's mane is smaller Luxray Luxray female
Roserade Female has longer cape Roserade Roserade female
Combee Male's lower face has no red mark Combee Combee female
Pachirisu Female's head stripe is shorter Pachirisu Pachirisu female
Buizel Male Buizel have two stripes on its back Buizel Buizel female
Ambipom Male has shorter hair on his head Ambipom Ambipom female
Gible Male has grooved fin Gible Gible female
Gabite Male has grooved fin Gabite Gabite female
Garchomp Male has grooved fin Garchomp Garchomp female
Hippopotas Male and female's color patterns are inverted Hippopotas Hippopotas female
Hippowdon Male's body is light brown while female's is dark gray Hippowdon Hippowdon female
Croagunk Female's has higher bandages Croagunk Croagunk female
Toxicroak Female's throat sac is smaller Toxicroak Toxicroak female
Finneon Female has larger tail fins Finneon Finneon female
Lumineon Female has longer lower wings Lumineon Lumineon female
Snover Female trunks are covered with more snow Snover Snover female
Abomasnow Female has longer chest fur Abomasnow Abomasnow female
Weavile Female has shorter ear feathers Weavile Weavile female
Rhyperior Female has smaller upper horn Rhyperior Rhyperior female
Tangrowth Female's fingers are more pink Tangrowth Tangrowth female
Mamoswine Female has smaller tusks Mamoswine Mamoswine female


  • Same appearance differences because of their gender, apply to all Pikachu and Raichu in event costumes.
  • Same differences apply to Shiny Pokémon but with respective color schemes.
  • No Alolan forms have gender differences, even if other forms of the same species do.
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