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For other uses of Arbok name, see Arbok (Disambiguation).
Type
Poison  
Species Cobra Pokémon
Abilities Intimidate
Shed Skin
Unnerve (DW)
Pokédex
Ekans ← 024 → Pikachu
Kanto 024 Johto 051
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 038
Evolves From Ekans
Evolves Into None
Arbok
024
アーボック Aabokku
024Arbok
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
023024
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
65.0kg 143.3 lbs 3.5 m 11'06"
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Purple Dragon
Ground
Body Style Footprint
Body02
F024
Cry

Arbok (Japanese: アーボック Aabokku) is a Poison-type Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Arbok bears a resemblance to a cobra, with the majority of its body being purple. Arbok have a "hood" much like a cobra, though it has never been shown to be able to retract it. There is a red, black and yellow pattern on this hood that looks somewhat like an angry face to intimidate other Pokémon. It is known that they are six different patterns on Arbok, each one appearing in a different generation.

Special abilities

Arbok has the abilities Intimidate and Shed Skin along with the hidden ability Unnerve. Intimidate lowers the opponent's attack stat when the player enters battle while Shed Skin cures Arbok from status aliments at the end of a turn with a 30% chance. Unnerve prevents the opponent from eating its berry.

Evolution

Arbok is the evolved form of Ekans, as of level 22.

Game info

Game locations

Arbok Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Route 23, Cerulean Cave(Red)
Trade(Blue)
Uncommon
Yellow Trade None
Gold/Silver Trade(Gold)
Routes 3, 4, 22, 28(Silver)
Rare
Crystal Routes 3, 4, 26, 27, 28, 42, Mt. Silver Rare
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Route 23, Victory Road(FireRed)
Trade(LeafGreen)
Common
Diamond/ Pearl Great Marsh Dongle (FireRed)
Platinum Great Marsh Dongle (FireRed)
HeartGold/SoulSilver Routes 3, 4, 22, 26, 27, 28 (SoulSilver Only) Rare
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
X/Y Route 19 Uncommon


Side game locations

Arbok Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Evolve Ekans
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 18, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Ekans
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Shimmer Desert (1-9F)
Pokémon Ranger Sekra Range
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave Normal Mode C & S


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
It is rumored that the ferocious warning markings on its belly differ from area to area.
Yellow
The frightening patterns on its belly have been studied. Six variations have been confirmed.
Gold
Transfixing prey with the face-like pattern on its belly, it binds and poisons the frightened victim.
Silver
With a very vengeful nature, it won't give up the chase, no matter how far, once it targets its prey.
Crystal
To intimidate foes, it spreads its chest wide and makes eerie sounds by expelling air from its mouth.
Ruby
This Pokémon is terrifically strong in order to constrict things with its body. It can even flatten steel oil drums. Once Arbok wraps its body around its foe, escaping its crunching embrace is impossible.
Sapphire
This Pokémon is terrifically strong in order to constrict things with its body. It can even flatten steel oil drums. Once Arbok wraps its body around its foe, escaping its crunching embrace is impossible.
Emerald
This Pokémon has a terrifically strong constricting power. It can even flatten steel oil drums. Once it wraps its body around its foe, escaping is impossible.
FireRed
The pattern on its belly appears to be a frightening face. Weak foes will flee just at the sight of the pattern.
LeafGreen
It is rumored that the ferocious warning markings on its belly differ from area to area.
Diamond
The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. It constricts foes when they are frozen in fear.
Pearl
The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. It constricts foes when they are frozen in fear.
Platinum
The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. It constricts foes when they are frozen in fear.
HeartGold
Transfixing prey with the face-like pattern on its belly, it binds and poisons the frightened victim.
SoulSilver
With a very vengeful nature, it won't give up the chase, no matter how far, once it targets its prey.
Black
The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. It constricts foes when they are frozen in fear.
White
The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. It constricts foes when they are frozen in fear.
Black 2
The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. It constricts foes while they are frozen in fear.
White 2
The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. It constricts foes while they are frozen in fear.
X
Y
To intimidate foes, it spreads its chest wide and makes eerie sounds by expelling air from its mouth.

Learnset

Generation I

Main article: Arbok/Learnset Generation I


Generation II

Main article: Arbok/Learnset Generation II


Generation III

Main article: Arbok/Learnset Generation III


Generation IV

Main article: Arbok/Learnset Generation IV


Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Ice Fang 65 95% 15 [[Ice type|Ice]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

1 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

1 Wrap 15 90% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

1 Leer - 100% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

1 Bite 60 100% 25 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

4 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

9 Bite 60 100% 25 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

12 Glare - 90% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

17 Screech - 85% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

20 Acid 40 100% 30 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

22 Crunch 80 100% 15 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

27 Stockpile - -% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

27 Swallow - -% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

27 Spit Up - 100% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

32 Acid Spray 40 100% 20 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

39 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 [[Ground type|Ground]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

44 Gastro Acid - 100% 10 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

51 Haze - -% 30 [[Ice type|Ice]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

56 Coil - -% 20 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

63 Gunk Shot 120 70% 5 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Gallery

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon anime there is a misconception that Arbok evolves into Seviper.
  • Arbok is the last Pokémon said in the Pokerap.

Etymology

Arbok appears to be based off a cobra.

Arbok's English name is taken from the word "cobra", except spelled with a "k" making it "kobra", and spelling it backwards.

References


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