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Ekans

Class: Common
Type:
Poison
Catch Rate: 255
Level Gain Rate: Medium Fast
Base Reward EXP: 62
Reward EV Point: Attack: 1
Ekans in game: 3,566 Who?
AVG Level: 20
Gender Ratios:
50% Male
50% Female
Pokemon Id: 23

Base Stats

HP: 35
Attack: 60
Defense: 44
SpAttack: 40
SpDefense: 54
Speed: 55
Total: 288
Default Ability 1: Attack Decreaser
Default Ability 2: Perfect Body
Default Ability 3: Venomous
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: tzblacktd

Ekans's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

: 50% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 50% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 50%
: 200% : 100% : 50% : 100% : 50% : 200% : 100% : 100% : 100%

Ekans's Transformation Line

#23 Ekans
Poison (Type 1)
Level 43
#24 Arbok
Poison (Type 1)
Level 53
Use item Mega Gem
Holding Flying Orb item
#8021 Mega Arbok Winged
Poison (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)
#23 Ekans
Poison (Type 1)
Level 43
#24 Arbok
Poison (Type 1)
Level 53
Use item Mega Gem
Holding Dark Orb item
#8023 Mega Arbok Black
Poison (Type 1) Dark (Type 2)
#23 Ekans
Poison (Type 1)
Level 43
#24 Arbok
Poison (Type 1)
Level 53
Use item Mega Gem
Holding Poison Orb item
#8024 Mega Arbok
Poison (Type 1)

Ekans's Other Forms

#2023 Shiny-Ekans
Poison (Type 1)

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Ekans Can Learn

ID: 601 Strength HM04 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100

Ekans's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 336 Leer Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 701 Wrap Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 15 PP: 20 Accuracy: 90
ID: 433 Poison Sting Level: 4 Category: Physical Base Power: 15 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 48 Bite Level: 9 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 242 Glare Level: 12 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 515 Screech Level: 17 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 100
ID: 3 Acid Level: 20 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 583 Spit Up Level: 25 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 594 Stockpile Level: 25 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 618 Swallow Level: 25 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 6 Acid Spray Level: 28 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 388 Mud Bomb Level: 33 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 10 Accuracy: 85
ID: 233 Gastro Acid Level: 36 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 43 Belch Level: 38 Category: Special Base Power: 120 PP: 10 Accuracy: 85
ID: 262 Haze Level: 41 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 92 Coil Level: 44 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 255 Gunk Shot Level: 49 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Ekans Can Learn

ID: 653 Toxic TM006 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 673 Venoshock TM009 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 278 Hidden Power TM010 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 611 Sunny Day TM011 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 449 Protect TM017 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 471 Rain Dance TM018 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 226 Frustration TM021 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 159 Earthquake TM026 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 485 Return TM027 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 139 Double Team TM032 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 559 Sludge Wave TM034 Category: Special Base Power: 95 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 558 Sludge Bomb TM036 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 497 Rock Tomb TM039 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 652 Torment TM041 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 179 Facade TM042 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 482 Rest TM044 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 30 Attract TM045 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 639 Thief TM046 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 504 Round TM048 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 67 Brutal Swing TM059 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 419 Payback TM066 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 73 Bulldoze TM078 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 494 Rock Slide TM080 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 313 Infestation TM083 Category: Special Base Power: 20 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 431 Poison Jab TM084 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 617 Swagger TM087 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 90
ID: 556 Sleep Talk TM088 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 608 Substitute TM090 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 118 Dark Pulse TM097 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 94 Confide TM100 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 140 Double-Edge TM103 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 396 Natural Gift TM108 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 519 Seed Bomb TM109 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 238 Giga Drain TM114 Category: Special Base Power: 75 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 319 Iron Tail TM117 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 15 Accuracy: 75
ID: 567 Snore TM120 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 79 Captivate TM124 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 265 Headbutt TM126 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 517 Secret Power TM129 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 566 Snatch TM149 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 56 Body Slam TM153 Category: Physical Base Power: 85 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 374 Mimic TM159 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 610 Sucker Punch TM173 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 584 Spite TM175 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 464 Pursuit TM185 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 233 Gastro Acid TM188 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 22 Aqua Tail TM207 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 129 Dig TM228 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 42 Beat Up TM231 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 553 Slam TM237 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 75
ID: 622 Switcheroo TM238 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 255 Gunk Shot TM239 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80
ID: 130 Disable TM270 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 429 Poison Fang TM271 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 434 Poison Tail TM272 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 513 Scary Face TM273 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 47 Bind TM274 Category: Physical Base Power: 15 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
Pokémon: Ekans - Level Gain Rate: Medium Fast - Class: Common
This level gain rate Pokémon required total EXP amounts for each level
L 1: 0 EXP
L 2: 48 EXP
L 3: 162 EXP
L 4: 384 EXP
L 5: 750 EXP
L 6: 1,296 EXP
L 7: 2,058 EXP
L 8: 3,072 EXP
L 9: 4,374 EXP
L 10: 6,000 EXP
L 11: 7,986 EXP
L 12: 10,368 EXP
L 13: 13,182 EXP
L 14: 16,464 EXP
L 15: 20,250 EXP
L 16: 24,576 EXP
L 17: 29,478 EXP
L 18: 34,992 EXP
L 19: 41,154 EXP
L 20: 48,000 EXP
L 21: 55,566 EXP
L 22: 63,888 EXP
L 23: 73,002 EXP
L 24: 82,944 EXP
L 25: 93,750 EXP
L 26: 105,456 EXP
L 27: 118,098 EXP
L 28: 131,712 EXP
L 29: 146,334 EXP
L 30: 162,000 EXP
L 31: 178,746 EXP
L 32: 196,608 EXP
L 33: 215,622 EXP
L 34: 235,824 EXP
L 35: 257,250 EXP
L 36: 279,936 EXP
L 37: 303,918 EXP
L 38: 329,232 EXP
L 39: 355,914 EXP
L 40: 384,000 EXP
L 41: 413,526 EXP
L 42: 444,528 EXP
L 43: 477,042 EXP
L 44: 511,104 EXP
L 45: 546,750 EXP
L 46: 584,016 EXP
L 47: 622,938 EXP
L 48: 663,552 EXP
L 49: 705,894 EXP
L 50: 750,000 EXP
L 51: 795,906 EXP
L 52: 843,648 EXP
L 53: 893,262 EXP
L 54: 944,784 EXP
L 55: 998,250 EXP
L 56: 1,053,696 EXP
L 57: 1,111,158 EXP
L 58: 1,170,672 EXP
L 59: 1,232,274 EXP
L 60: 1,296,000 EXP
L 61: 1,361,886 EXP
L 62: 1,429,968 EXP
L 63: 1,500,282 EXP
L 64: 1,572,864 EXP
L 65: 1,647,750 EXP
L 66: 1,724,976 EXP
L 67: 1,804,578 EXP
L 68: 1,886,592 EXP
L 69: 1,971,054 EXP
L 70: 2,058,000 EXP
L 71: 2,147,466 EXP
L 72: 2,239,488 EXP
L 73: 2,334,102 EXP
L 74: 2,431,344 EXP
L 75: 2,531,250 EXP
L 76: 2,633,856 EXP
L 77: 2,739,198 EXP
L 78: 2,847,312 EXP
L 79: 2,958,234 EXP
L 80: 3,072,000 EXP
L 81: 3,188,646 EXP
L 82: 3,308,208 EXP
L 83: 3,430,722 EXP
L 84: 3,556,224 EXP
L 85: 3,684,750 EXP
L 86: 3,816,336 EXP
L 87: 3,951,018 EXP
L 88: 4,088,832 EXP
L 89: 4,229,814 EXP
L 90: 4,374,000 EXP
L 91: 4,521,426 EXP
L 92: 4,672,128 EXP
L 93: 4,826,142 EXP
L 94: 4,983,504 EXP
L 95: 5,144,250 EXP
L 96: 5,308,416 EXP
L 97: 5,476,038 EXP
L 98: 5,647,152 EXP
L 99: 5,821,794 EXP
L 100: 6,000,000 EXP
L 101: 6,300,000 EXP
L 102: 6,615,000 EXP
L 103: 6,945,000 EXP
L 104: 7,292,000 EXP
L 105: 7,656,000 EXP
L 106: 8,038,000 EXP
L 107: 8,439,000 EXP
L 108: 8,860,000 EXP
L 109: 9,303,000 EXP
L 110: 9,768,000 EXP
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Ekans
Snake Pokémon
アーボ
Arbo
#023
Ekans
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison
Abilities
Intimidate or Shed Skin Unnerve
Hidden Ability
Gender ratio
 
 
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Dragon
Hatch time
5397 - 5653 steps
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
Weight
15.2 lbs. 6.9 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#023
Kanto
#050
Johto
Mountain
#037
Kalos
Browser
R-151
Fiore
Base experience yield
62
Gen. I-IV
58
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body02.png
Footprint
F023.png
Pokédex color
 Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Ekans (Japaneseアーボ Arbo) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Arbok starting at level 22.

Biology

Ekans is a purple, serpentine Pokémon. Its eyes, underbelly, the thick stripe around its neck, and rattle are yellow. Ekans has three pairs of black lines encircling its body, as well as another line that connects each slitted eye and curves toward its nose. Its large mouth has a round, pink tongue and no visible teeth. While painful, a newborn Ekans's bite is not venomous. This Pokémon grows longer with age.

Ekans lives in grassy savannas and plains, where moves stealthily through grass. It preys on Eggs from Pidgey and Spearow nests, but can strike other prey from behind. By flicking its tongue out, it is able to detect danger and the scent of prey. Its jaw can detach to swallow large prey, but such a meal can make Ekans too heavy to move. It wraps itself around tree branches at night to rest. If not in a tree, it will coil itself up—a position in which it can defend itself from all directions. It was also shown in the second movie to possess some swimming abilities. Its former signature move is Glare.

In the anime

In the main series

 
Ekans in the anime

Major appearances

Jessie's Ekans

Jessie had an Ekans, which for most of the original series, was her only Pokémon. It was extremely loyal to her and eventually evolved into an Arbok just to make her happy.

Team Meanies

Ekans was part of Team Meanies in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!Gengar commanded the Poisonous Snake Pokémon to eat all the Berries Team Go-Getters collected. At one point, Ekans was incorrectly referred to as Arbok by Gengar. While this was an intentional error that Ekans rebuked in the original version (due to the similarities in the Japanese names), this came across as a general mistake in the dub and was corrected in reairings of the episode.

Other

A poacher had captured a bunch of Ekans in A Poached Ego!.

Minor appearances

An Ekans appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

Multiple Ekans also appeared in The Power of One.

An Ekans was one of the sick Pokémon in a Pokémon Center in Carrying On!.

Ekans made a cameo appearance in Different Strokes for Different Blokes.

An Ekans appeared in a fantasy in A Dancing Debut!.

An Ekans appeared in SM003, as a silhouette.

 
Ekans in Pokémon Origins

In Pokémon Origins

An Ekans appeared in File 3: Giovanni

In the manga

 
Ekans in Pokémon Adventures

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Jessie's Ekans

Jessie's Arbok first appeared as an Ekans in the seventh chapter of the manga, Pikachu's Excellent Adventure.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

Main article: Ekans Brothers

A pair of Ekans known as the Ekans Brothers are part of the supporting cast in the manga Magical Pokémon Journey. Led by Arbok, they are originally antagonists, but later befriend the main characters when Arbok gets a crush on Wigglytuff.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Ekans first appeared under the ownership of Koga appearing on his arm in Go for the Golbat.

An Ekans appeared in a flashback in Growing Out of Gengar where it was driven away from its home after the Power Plant had been abandoned.

Harry of the Team Rocket Elite Trio also has one which first appeared in The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually).

A Team Rocket Grunt in Johto owns an Ekans in Sneasel Sneak Attack.

An Ekans was also one of the Pokémon pitted against Gold when he offered to help out at the Day Care near Goldenrod City in Quilava Quandary.

When Emerald was young, an Ekans helped him with his disabilities, shown in The Final Battle IV.

In the TCG

Main article: Ekans (TCG)

In the TFG

One Ekans figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I  
Red Moves silently and stealthily. Eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.
Blue
Yellow The older it gets, the longer it grows. At night, it wraps its long body around tree branches to rest.
Stadium Slithers silently through grass, searching for its favorite food—Pidgey and Spearow eggs.
Generation II  
Gold It can freely detach its jaw to swallow large prey whole. It can become too heavy to move, however.
Silver It always hides in grass. When first born, it has no poison, so its bite is painful, but harmless.
Crystal It flutters the tip of its tongue to seek out the scent of prey, then swallows the prey whole.
Stadium 2 It can freely detach its jaw to swallow large prey whole. It can become too heavy to move, however.
Generation III  
Ruby Ekans curls itself up in a spiral while it rests. Assuming this position allows it to quickly respond to a threat from any direction with a glare from its upraised head.
Sapphire
Emerald An Ekans curls itself up in a spiral while it rests. This position allows it to quickly respond to an enemy from any direction with a threat from its upraised head.
FireRed A very common sight in grassland, etc. It flicks its tongue in and out to sense danger in its surroundings.
LeafGreen Moving silently and stealthily, it eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.
Generation IV  
Diamond It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It can freely detach its jaw to swallow large prey whole. It can become too heavy to move, however.
SoulSilver It always hides in grass. When first born, it has no poison, so its bite is painful, but harmless.
Generation V  
Black It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
White
Black 2 It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
White 2
Generation VI  
X The older it gets, the longer it grows. At night, it wraps its long body around tree branches to rest.
Y Moving silently and stealthily, it eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.
Omega Ruby Ekans curls itself up in a spiral while it rests. Assuming this position allows it to quickly respond to a threat from any direction with a glare from its upraised head.
Alpha Sapphire

Game locations

Generation I  
Red
Routes 4891011, and 23
Blue
Trade
Blue (Japan)
Trade
Yellow
Trade
Generation II  
Gold
Goldenrod Game Corner
Silver
Routes 3432, and 33
Crystal
Routes 343233, and 42MorningDay
Azalea TownRoutes 2627323342 (Headbutt trees)
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire
TradeEvent
Emerald
TradeEvent
FireRed
Routes 4891011, and 23
LeafGreen
TradeEvent
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Route 212 (FireRed)
Platinum
Route 212 (FireRed)
HeartGold
Goldenrod Game Corner
Safari ZoneMorningDay
SoulSilver
Routes 3432, and 33
Safari ZoneMorningDay
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V  
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI  
X Y
Route 14 (Horde Encounter)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

 

In side games

Generation I  
Pinball
Pewter CityMt. MoonVermilion City SeasideRock MountainLavender TownSaffron CityIndigo Plateau
Generation II  
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III  
Trozei!
Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 51, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Western Cave (3F-5F)
Ranger
Olive Jungle
Generation IV  
MD Time MD Darkness
Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
MD Sky
Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode C)
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Cave: Rugged Flats
Conquest
CragspurViperiaValoraDragnor
Rumble U
Chill Battle: The Forest of Memories
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 1
Rumble World
Black Realm: Obsidian Shrine (All Areas)

 

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Ekans English United States 14 September 25, 2004
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Third Campaign Ekans Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 35  
95 - 142 180 - 274
Attack: 60  
58 - 123 112 - 240
Defense: 44  
44 - 105 83 - 205
Sp.Atk: 40  
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 54  
53 - 116 101 - 227
Speed: 55  
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total: 288   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 40.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Flying
Rock
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Electric
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Weak to:
Ground
Psychic
Immune to:
None
Resistant to:
Fighting ½×
Poison ½×
Bug ½×
Grass ½×
Fairy ½×
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Wrap Normal Physical 15 90% 20
1 Leer Normal Status 100% 30
4 Poison Sting Poison Physical 15 100% 35
9 Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
12 Glare Normal Status 100% 30
17 Screech Normal Status 85% 40
20 Acid Poison Special 40 100% 30
25 Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
25 Swallow Normal Status —% 10
25 Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
28 Acid Spray Poison Special 40 100% 20
33 Mud Bomb Ground Special 65 85% 10
36 Gastro Acid Poison Status 100% 10
38 Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
41 Haze Ice Status —% 30
44 Coil Poison Status —% 20
49 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120 80% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ekans
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ekans
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

 
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 65 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 95 100% 10
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 60 95% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 20 100% 20
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ekans
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ekans
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SneaselHoundourHoundoomPassimian Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
PsyduckGolduck Disable Normal Status 100% 20
Nidoran♂RhyhornMareepGibleAxewDruddigon Iron Tail* Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Seviper Poison Fang Poison Physical 50 100% 15
SeviperSkrelpDragalge Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateMankeyPrimeape
TaurosUmbreonDunsparceTreeckoGrovyleSceptile
ZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepard
BlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
YungoosGumshoos
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardRaticateRaticateRhyhorn
RhydonRhyperiorTaurosGyaradosFlareonSnubbull
GranbullUrsaringDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaBagon
ShelgonSalamenceShinxLuxioLuxrayMamoswine
SandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyZorua
ZoroarkAxewFraxureHaxorusDruddigonBouffalant
DeinoZweilousHydreigonLittenTorracatIncineroar
YungoosGumshoosRockruffLycanrocLycanrocPassimian
Jangmo-oHakamo-oKommo-o
Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
PikachuDratiniDragonairDragoniteSentretFurret
WooperQuagsirePhanpyDonphanTreeckoGrovyle
SceptileSnivyServineSerperiorPatratWatchog
MinccinoDeinoZweilousHydreigonKomala
Slam Normal Physical 80 75% 20
SneaselWeavilePurrloinLiepardHeatmor Snatch Dark Status —% 10
Dunsparce Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateDiglettDiglett
DugtrioDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyena
MawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowStunky
SkuntankPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowsticKomala
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
PersianPersianLinooneDelphox Switcheroo Dark Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ekans in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Ekans in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ekans
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ekans
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Ekans can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Ekans cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ekans
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ekans
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin023.png Pinani023.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani023.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP023.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12.4%
Friend AreaWild Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP The poison in my fangs is wicked!
26%-50% HP My HP's gone down to half.
1%-25% HP Help... I'm running out of poison...
Level up Yesss! I leveled up! I'll do my best!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP023.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
Poison
Field move: None
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 28 Max. exp.: 42
Browser entry
If it spots a Capture Disc, Ekans will slither straight toward it.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Conquest
PCP023.png HP: Move: Poison Sting
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Intimidate
Ability 2: Shed Skin
Ability 3: Frighten
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves into Arbok when its Attack is 59 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Dōsan and Yazaemon
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT023.png

 
 
Pokémon GO
GO023.png Base Stamina: 70 Base Attack: 110 Base Defense: 102
Egg Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: GO Candy.png 50
Fast Attacks: Poison StingAcid
Special Attacks: WrapSludge BombGunk Shot

Evolution

023Ekans.png
Unevolved
Ekans
 Poison 
Rare Candy 
Level 22
024Arbok.png
First evolution
Arbok
 Poison 

 

Sprites

Generation I  
Red Blue   Yellow   Red Green
Spr 1b 023.png Spr b g1 023.png   Spr 1y 023.png Spr b g1 023.png   Spr 1g 023.png Spr b g1 023.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
Spr 2g 023.png Spr b 2g 023.png   Spr 2s 023.png Spr b 2g 023.png   Spr 2c 023.png Spr b 2c 023.png
Spr 2g 023 s.png Spr b 2g 023 s.png   Spr 2s 023 s.png Spr b 2g 023 s.png   Spr 2c 023 s.png Spr b 2g 023 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 023.png Spr b 3r 023.png   Spr 3e 023.png Spr b 3r 023.png   Spr 3f 023.png Spr b 3r 023.png
Spr 3r 023 s.png Spr b 3r 023 s.png   Spr 3e 023 s.png Spr b 3r 023 s.png   Spr 3f 023 s.png Spr b 3r 023 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 023.png Spr b 4d 023.png   Spr 4d 023.png Spr b 4d 023.png   Spr 4h 023.png Spr b 4d 023.png
Spr 4d 023 s.png Spr b 4d 023 s.png   Spr 4d 023 s.png Spr b 4d 023 s.png   Spr 4h 023 s.png Spr b 4d 023 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 023.png Spr b 5b 023.png   Spr 5b 023.png Spr b 5b 023.png
Spr 5b 023 s.png Spr b 5b 023 s.png   Spr 5b 023 s.png Spr b 5b 023 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 023.png Spr b 6x 023.png   Spr 6x 023.png Spr b 6x 023.png
Spr 6x 023 s.png Spr b 6x 023 s.png   Spr 6x 023 s.png Spr b 6x 023 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
023MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Ekans images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

 
Ken Sugimori artwork of Ekans from Pokémon Red and Blue
  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Ekans was originally known as "Arbo". This is, of course, its romanized Japanese name.
  • In early official art of Ekans, all of the bands on its body were yellow instead of just the one on its "neck". This was changed in later art.
  • An Ekans was originally going to be featured in Pokémon Snap, shown in an early test shot of an environment that was never featured in the final product. This is also true of its evolution, Arbok.
  • Ekans is one of fourteen Pokémon that one can collect foreign Pokédex entries for in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

Origin

Ekans appears to be based on a boa and rattlesnake, and its facial markings resemble an Indian cobra's hood. However, its lack of teeth, ability to swallow large prey, preying on Pokémon eggs, and reaction to threats are more akin to an egg-eating snake. The yellow band around its neck may refer to the ring-necked snake. Ekans and Arbok may also be inspired by the legendary basilisk since they were originally the only Pokémon to learn Glare. The basilisk was said to be a poisonous, serpentine dragon that would kill people with its stare, which may explain Ekans's place in the Dragon Egg Group.

Name origin

Ekans is snake spelled backwards.

Arbo is an anagram of ボア boa.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アーボ Arbo Anagram of ボア boa
France Flag.png French Abo Anagram of boa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ekans Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Rettan Natter spelled backwards
Italy Flag.png Italian Ekans Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아보 Abo Anagram of 보아 boa
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 阿柏蛇 Ábaaksèh Transliteration of the Japanese name, with the character for "snake" added at the end
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 阿柏蛇 Ābóshé Transliteration of the Japanese name, with the character for "snake" added at the end
 
 

 

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