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Every Pokemon That Has Only One Gender

Every Pokemon That Has Only One Gender

They might be cool, adorable, sometimes otherworldly, or alien-like, but at the end of the day, Pokemon do operate similarly to animals in the real world. And that means they produce offspring through breeding.

But breeding implies the idea of male and female Pokemon. So do Pokemon have genders?

Yes, they do! Pokemon have the genders female, male, and even unknown.

Interestingly, while most Pokemon are a mix of males and females, some only have one gender for their species, meaning certain Pokemon will either always be male or female.

Here’s a comprehensive list of female-only and male-only Pokemon!

Female Only Pokemon

Female Only Pokemon
A selection of female only Pokemon

As of Gen 9, there are 32 Pokemon that are always female.

These feminine Pokemon have characteristics or lore that make them always female-only, such as being a queen bee or having madam in their name. Here’s a list of them in alphabetical order:

  • Alcremie
  • Blissey
  • Bounsweet
  • Chansey
  • Cresselia
  • Enamorus
  • Flabebe
  • Floette
  • Florges
  • Happiny
  • Hatenna
  • Hatterene
  • Hattrem
  • Illumise
  • Jynx
  • Kangaskhan
  • Latias
  • Lilligant
  • Mandibuzz
  • Milcery
  • Miltank
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidoran♀
  • Nidorina
  • Petilil
  • Smoochum
  • Steenee
  • Tinkatink
  • Tinkaton
  • Tinkatuff
  • Tsareena
  • Vullaby

Male Only Pokemon

Male Only Pokemon
A selection of male only Pokemon

As of Gen 9, there are 19 Pokemon that are always male. Here’s a list of them in alphabetical order:

  • Braviary
  • Grimmsnarl
  • Hitmonchan
  • Hitmonlee
  • Hitmontop
  • Impidimp
  • Landorus
  • Latios
  • Morgrem
  • Nidoking
  • Nidoran♂
  • Nidorino
  • Rufflet
  • Sawk
  • Tauros
  • Throh
  • Tornadus
  • Tyrogue
  • Volbeat

What Pokemon Have to Be Female to Evolve?

Some evolutions require the Pokemon to be of a certain gender.

Here’s a list of Pokemon that need to be female to evolve, what their evolutions are, and what they would evolve into otherwise.

PokemonFemale EvolutionMale Evolution
BurmyWormadamMothim
CombeeVespiqueenDoesn’t evolve
SalanditSalazzleDoesn’t evolve
SnoruntFroslass (Dawn Stone)Glalie

In the case of Kirlia, it is sometimes a misconception that only female Kirlia will evolve into Gardevoir.

Both male and female Kirlia can actually evolve into Gardevoir. However, a male Kirlia with a Dawn Stone will evolve into a Gallade.