|#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 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. Ekans Hidden Ability is 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.
Ekans doesn't have any visible characteristics to differentiate between male and female.
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.
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.
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.
Ekans is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as a result of being a first stage Pokémon.
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
Ekans backwards is Snake.
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