Ekans

Ekans
アーボ
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Fearow < Ekans > Arbok
Species
Type
Snake Pokémon
Poison.gif
Number
Ability
#23
Height
Weight
6'7" (1.8m)
15.2 lbs. (6.9kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
255
Tier
EV Yield
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Ekans (アーボ) is the 23rd Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Poison Type, and is known as the Snake Pokémon.

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 each turn. Its Hidden Ability is Unnerve, which prevents the opposing Pokémon from using their held Berry while it is in battle.

Ekans gains the opportunity to evolve into Arbok starting at Level 22.

Ekans is in the Egg groups Field and Dragon, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Ekans One Million Experience Points to reach level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

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.

In Pokémon X and Y, Ekans can be caught in the wild at Route 14 in a Horde battle.

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 9 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), Great Encounters and XY sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Jessie used an Ekans for a few episodes starting with Pokémon Emergency until it evolved into an Arbok during the episode Dig Those Diglett. Its other Anime appearances were in the wild.

Movies

Wild Ekans make an appearance in the first Pikachu short Pikachu's Vacation, and in The Power of One.

Manga

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

Game Rarity Location
Red Few Routes 4, 11, and 23
Blue/Yellow None Trade
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
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed Common Routes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 22 and 23
LeafGreen None Trade
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 8% Route 212-South (FireRed inserted into DS)
HeartGold/SoulSilver Unknown% Safari Zone (Marshland, Morning and Day)
SoulSilver 20% Route 3, Route 4
SoulSilver 30% Route 32, Route 33
SoulSilver 30% Route 37 (Day)
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y Rare Route 14 (Horde)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun/Moon None Transfer or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Moves silently and stealthily. Eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.
Blue Moves silently and stealthily. Eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.
Yellow The older it gets, the longer it grows. At night, it wraps its long body around tree branches to rest.
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.
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 form its upraised head.
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.
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.
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 eggos of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.
IV Diamond It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
Pearl It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
Platinum It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
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.
V Black It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
White It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
Black 2 It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
White 2 It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
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 with its upraised head.
Alpha 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 with its upraised head.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png


Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
35
. 180 274 .
Atk
60
112 125 219 240
Def
44
83 93 187 205
Sp. Atk
40
76 85 179 196
Sp. Def
54
101 113 207 227
Speed
55
103 115 209 229

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Wrap Normal.gif 15 90 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
4 Poison Sting Poison.gif 15 100 Physical.png
9 Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
12 Glare Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
17 Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
20 Acid Poison.gif 40 100 Special.png
25 Stockpile Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
25 Swallow Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
25 Spit Up Normal.gif ?? 100 Special.png
28 Acid Spray Poison.gif 40 100 Special.png
33 Mud Bomb Ground.gif 65 85 Special.png
36 Gastro Acid Poison.gif -- 100 Other.png
38 Belch Poison.gif 120 90 Special.png
41 Haze Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
44 Coil Poison.gif -- -- Other.png
49 Gunk Shot Poison.gif 120 80 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM09 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM34 Sludge Wave Poison.gif 95 100 Special.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM59 Brutal Swing Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Other.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM97 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Beat Up Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Disable Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Poison Fang Poison.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Poison Tail Poison.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Scary Face Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Slam Normal.gif 80 75 Physical.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Sucker Punch Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Switcheroo Dark.gif -- 100 Special.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 160*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 190*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 100 -- Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 140*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175 -- Physical.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 160*/140* -- Physical.png Special.png

Evolution Line

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Ekans
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 22

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Trivia

  • Ekans backwards is Snake.

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