|#23|| Shed Skin/Intimidate|
|6'7" (1.8m)||15.2 lbs. (6.9kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NFE||1 Attack Point|
Ekans (Pokédex. It is a Poison Type, and is known as the Snake Pokémon.) is the 23rd Pokémon in the
Ekans can have one of two abilities: Intimidate, which lowers the opponent's Attack Statistic by one stage; or Shed Skin, which gives this Pokémon a 1 in 3 chance of recovering from a status condition [Burn, Paralyze, Sleep, Freeze, or Poison, the last of which Ekans is immune to] each turn. A third Ability is available to Ekans from the Dream World, the Unnerve Ability, which prevents the opposing Pokémon from using their held Berry while the Pokémon with the Unnerve ability is in battle.
Ekans gains the opportunity to evolve into Arbok starting at Level 22.
Ekans takes the appearance of a purple rattlesnake with a yellow underside. The collar-like loop around its neck is also yellow, and the tail is purplish-yellow.
 Gender Differences
Ekans doesn't have any visible characteristics to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
In the Generation I games, Ekans was only available at Routes 4, 11, and 23. Ekans would not be exclusive to any particular title in Generation II. Ekans could only be obtained via the Goldenrod Game Corner in Gold, at Routes 3, 4, 32, and 33 in Silver; and Routes 3, 4, 32, 33 and 42, and at random from a Headbutt Tree in Crystal.
In Generation III, Ekans was only available in FireRed on Routes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 22 and 23. With a copy of FireRed Inserted into the second slot of your Nintendo DS in the Generation IV games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Ekans can be obtained at the Southern end of Route 212. This will only work once the National Pokédex has been obtained.
Ekans is available in the Marshland section of the Safari Zone during the Morning and Day in both HeartGold and SoulSilver. In addition, Ekans can also be obtained at Routes 3, 4, 32, 33 and 37 in SoulSilver.
 Spin-off Games
Ekans makes appearances at Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 51, Pair Trozei and Mr. Who's Dungeon in Pokémon Trozei!.
Ekans can be found at Western Cave 3F-5F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Ekans can be found at Shimmer Desert 1F-9F, which is known as Shimmering Desert in Explorers of Sky but the floor range is the same. Ekans is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Sunset Rockland B6-B15 and Final Mountain 8F-12F.
Ekans appears at Olive Jungle in Pokémon Ranger by jumping out from the bushes.
Ekans can be found at Desolated Ruins Cave 3-1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Ekans inhabit Cragspur, Viperia, Valora and Dragnor in Pokémon Conquest.
 Trading Card Game
Ekans is listed in 8 sets, and is listed as a Common Card in the Fossil, Team Rocket, Gym Challenge, Expedition, EX Sandstorm, EX Team Rocket Returns, EX Dragon Frontiers (Delta Species Card), and Great Encounters sets.
 Anime/Manga Information
Wild Ekans make an appearance in the first Pikachu short Pikachu's Vacation, and in The Power of One.
Koga makes use of an Ekans in Chapters 29-31, 72 and 444. A member of the Team Rocket Elite Trio named Harry would use his own Ekans to attack the S.S. Anne in Chapter 67; this Ekans makes a subsequent appearance in Chapter 93.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Ekans is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as a result of being a first stage Pokémon.
 Area Location
|Red||Few||Routes 4, 11, and 23|
|Gold||Rare||Goldenrod Game Corner (700 Coins)|
|Silver||Few||Routes 3, 4, 32, and 33|
|Crystal||Few||Routes 3, 4, 32, 33, 42, and Headbutt Trees|
|FireRed||Common||Routes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 22 and 23|
|Diamond/Pearl/Platinum||8%||Route 212-South (FireRed inserted into DS)|
|HeartGold/Soul Silver||Unknown%||Safari Zone (Marshland, Morning and Day)|
|Soul Silver||20%||Route 3|
|Soul Silver||30%||Route 32|
|Soul Silver||30%||Route 37 (Day)|
|Black/White||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade|
|Black 2/White 2||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade|
|I||Pokémon Red||Moves silently and stealthily. Eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.|
|I||Pokémon Blue||Moves silently and stealthily. Eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.|
|I||Pokémon Yellow||The older it gets, the longer it grows. At night, it wraps its long body around tree branches to rest.|
|II||Pokémon Gold||It can freely detach its jaw to swallow large prey whole. It can become too heavy to move, however.|
|II||Pokémon Silver||It always hides in grass. When first born, it has no poison, so its bite is painful but harmless.|
|II||Pokémon Crystal||It flutters the tip of its tongue to seek out the scent of prey, then swallows the prey whole.|
|III||Pokémon 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 form its upraised head.|
|III||Pokémon Sapphire||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 form its upraised head.|
|III||Pokémon Emerald||An 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 form its upraised head.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||A very common sight in grassland, etc. It flicks its tongue in and out to sense danger in its surroundings.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||Moving silently and stealthily, it eats the eggos of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||It can freely detach its jaw to swallow large prey whole. It can become too heavy to move, however.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||It always hides in grass. When first born, it has no poison, so its bite is painful, but harmless.|
|V||Pokémon Black||It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.|
|V||Pokémon White||It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.|
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
|Type||Attack Advantages||Attack Disadvantages||Defense Advantages||Defense Disadvantages|