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|jname=アーボ Aabo
 
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|species=Snake Pokémon
 
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|height=<span class="explain" title="2.0 m">6'07"</span>
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|egg1=Field
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|egg2=Dragon
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|type=Poison
|color=<span style="color:purple;">'''Purple'''</span>
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'''Ekans''' (Japanese: '''アーボ''' ''Aabo'') is a {{Type|Poison}}-[[Types|type]] [[Pokémon (creature)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation I]].
   
'''Ekans''' is a {{Type|Poison}}-[[Types|type]] Snake [[Pokémon (species)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation I]].
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==Biology==
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===Physiology===
== Appearance ==
 
 
Ekans is a snake-like Pokémon with purple and yellow coloring. Its underside leading to its tail is yellow, and it has a yellow rattle at the tip of its tail. Ekans have large yellow eyes with slit reptilian pupils. Across its neck is a large yellow band.
 
Ekans is a snake-like Pokémon with purple and yellow coloring. Its underside leading to its tail is yellow, and it has a yellow rattle at the tip of its tail. Ekans have large yellow eyes with slit reptilian pupils. Across its neck is a large yellow band.
   
== Special abilities ==
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===Special abilities===
Ekans, like real snakes, have the ability to unhinge their jaws, giving them the ability to swallow prey whole such as [[Pidgey]], [[Spearow]] or their eggs. Ekans also share other characteristics with snakes, such as using its tongue to test the air for the presence of prey and shedding its skin. An ekans will lose its rattle once it evolves into [[Arbok]].
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Ekans, like real snakes, have the ability to unhinge their jaws, giving them the ability to swallow prey whole such as [[Pidgey]], [[Spearow]] or their eggs. Ekans also share other characteristics with snakes, such as using its tongue to test the air for the presence of prey and shedding its skin. An Ekans will lose its rattle once it evolves into [[Arbok]].
 
== In the anime==
 
[[File:Ekans-Jes.jpg|thumb|left|Jessie's Ekans.]]
 
Ekans first appearance in the anime was in the episode ''Pokémon Emergency!'', where it was revealed to be [[Jessie]]'s Pokémon.
 
 
Ekans was widely known for being under the ownership of Jessie, a member of [[Team Rocket]], who had received it on her birthday. It later evolved into an Arbok in the episode ''Dig Those Diglett!'', and was released in the episode ''A Poached Ego''. It was seen in 12 episodes as an Ekans. Those would be; ''Pokemon Emergency'', ''Ash Catches a Pokémon'', ''Challenge of the Samauri'', ''Clefairy and the Moon Stone'', ''The Path to the Pokémon League'', ''Pokemon Shipwreck'', ''The Island of Giant Pokémon'', ''Beauty and the Beach'', ''The Ghost of Maiden's Peak'', ''Primeape Goes Bananas'', ''Pokemon Fashion Flash'', and ''Dig Those Diglett''.
 
 
Ekans also made a cameo in ''"Pokemon The Power of One'' where it was seen swimming with {{Type|Water}}-type Pokémon.
 
 
[[File:Team meanies.jpg|thumb|An Ekans with Team Meanies]]An Ekans also appeared in ''"[[Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!]]"'' as a member of Team Meanies.
 
 
Ekans later evolved for Jessie just to make her happy.
 
 
== Evolution ==
 
'''Ekans''' evolves into [[Arbok]] at level 22.
 
   
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===Evolution===
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Ekans evolves into [[Arbok]] at level 22.
   
 
== Game info ==
 
== Game info ==
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{{Game Locations
 
{{Game Locations
 
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|backcolor={{Poison}}
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|redblue=[[Route]]s [[Kanto Route 4|4]], [[Kanto Route 11|11]], and [[Kanto Route 23|23]]<small>([[Pokémon Red and Blue|<span style="color:red;">Red</span>]])</small><br />[[Trade]]<small>([[Pokémon Red and Blue|<span class="male">Blue</span>]])</small>
 
|redblue=[[Route]]s [[Kanto Route 4|4]], [[Kanto Route 11|11]], and [[Kanto Route 23|23]]<small>([[Pokémon Red and Blue|<span style="color:red;">Red</span>]])</small><br />[[Trade]]<small>([[Pokémon Red and Blue|<span class="male">Blue</span>]])</small>
 
|rbrarity=Common<small>([[Pokémon Red and Blue|<span style="color:red;">Red</span>]])</small><br />None <small>([[Pokémon Red and Blue|<span class="male">Blue</span>]])</small>
 
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|blackwhite=[[Poké Transfer]], [[Dream World]]
 
|blackwhite=[[Poké Transfer]], [[Dream World]]
 
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==== Pokédex entries ====
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====Pokédex entries====
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|redblue=Moves silently and stealthily. Eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.
 
|redblue=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.
 
|yellow=The older it gets, the longer it grows. At night, it wraps its long body around tree branches to rest.
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|black=It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
 
|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.
 
|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.
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|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.
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|white 2=It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
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|x=The older it gets, the longer it grows. At night, it wraps its long body around tree branches to rest.
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|y=Moving silently and stealthily, it eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.}}
   
 
=== Learnset ===
 
=== Learnset ===
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== Known trainers with an Ekans ==
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==Appearances==
*[[Jessie]] (formerly, evolved)
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===In the anime===
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[[File:Ekans-Jes.jpg|thumb|left|Jessie's Ekans.]]
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{{main|Jessie's Ekans}}
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Ekans first appearance in the anime was in the episode ''[[IL002: Pokémon Emergency!|Pokémon Emergency!]]'', where it was revealed to be [[Jessie]]'s Pokémon.
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Ekans was widely known for being under the ownership of Jessie, a member of [[Team Rocket]], who had received it on her birthday. It later evolved into an Arbok in the episode ''[[IL031: Dig Those Diglett!|Dig Those Diglett!]]''.
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[[File:Team meanies.jpg|thumb|An Ekans with Team Meanies]]
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An Ekans also appeared in ''"[[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!|Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!]]"'' as a member of Team Meanies.
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==Trivia==
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*Ekans is the first pure [[Poison Pokémon]] in the [[National Pokédex]].
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*Ekans's and Arbok were originally planned to be called their Japanese names "Arbo" and "Ekan" (which was planned to be a used word but never released) in the English versions, but their names changed.
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*It was shown in "[[MS002|Pokémon The Power of One]]" that Ekans can swim.
   
== Origins ==
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===Names in other languages===
 
Ekans appears to be based on a [[:wikipedia:snake|snake]].
 
Ekans appears to be based on a [[:wikipedia:snake|snake]].
   
 
Ekans' English name is the word "snake" spelled backwards. Its Japanese name, "Arbok", is either the backwards spelling of "cobra" without the "c", or it is a mistake made on the word "boa" when spelled backwards.
 
Ekans' English name is the word "snake" spelled backwards. Its Japanese name, "Arbok", is either the backwards spelling of "cobra" without the "c", or it is a mistake made on the word "boa" when spelled backwards.
 
 
*'''French:''' Abo
 
*'''French:''' Abo
 
*'''German:''' Rettan
 
*'''German:''' Rettan
   
== Trivia ==
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{{References|ekans|023}}
*Ekans is the first pure [[Poison Pokémon]] in the [[National Pokédex]].
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{{GenInav}}{{Family|[[File:023.png]][[File:024.png|link=Arbok]]}}{{PokémonPrevNext|prev=Fearow|next=Arbok}}
*Ekans's and Arbok were originally planned to be called their Japanese names "Arbo" and "Ekan" (which was planned to be a used word but never released), in the English versions, but their names have changed.
 
*It was shown in "[[MS002|Pokemon The Power of One]]" that Ekans can swim .
 
 
*Ekans is "Snake" spelled backwards, just like Arbok, Ekans evolved form, is "Kobra" spelled backwards, but with a k instead of c.
 
 
{{Family|[[File:023.gif|Is not evolved.]][[File:024.gif|Evolves from Ekans. Level 22.]]}}
 
{{PokémonPrevNext | prev=Fearow | next=Arbok}}
 
   
 
[[ja:アーボ]]
 
[[ja:アーボ]]
[[Category:Body style 02 Pokémon]]
 
[[Category:Dragon group Pokémon]]
 
[[Category:Ground group Pokémon]]
 
 
[[Category:Pokémon that are part of a two-stage evolutionary line]]
 
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[[Category:Medium-Sized Pokémon]]
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[[Category:Light Pokémon]]

Latest revision as of 20:50, July 21, 2014

Type
Poison  
Species Snake Pokémon
Abilities Intimidate
Shed Skin
Unnerve (DW)
Pokédex
Fearow ← 023 → Arbok
Kanto 023 Johto 050
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 037
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Arbok
Ekans
023
アーボ Aabo
023Ekans
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
023024
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
6.9 kg 15.2 lbs. 2.0 m 6'07"
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Purple Field
Dragon
Body Style Footprint
Body02
F023
Cry

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

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

Ekans is a snake-like Pokémon with purple and yellow coloring. Its underside leading to its tail is yellow, and it has a yellow rattle at the tip of its tail. Ekans have large yellow eyes with slit reptilian pupils. Across its neck is a large yellow band.

Special abilitiesEdit

Ekans, like real snakes, have the ability to unhinge their jaws, giving them the ability to swallow prey whole such as Pidgey, Spearow or their eggs. Ekans also share other characteristics with snakes, such as using its tongue to test the air for the presence of prey and shedding its skin. An Ekans will lose its rattle once it evolves into Arbok.

EvolutionEdit

Ekans evolves into Arbok at level 22.

Game info Edit

Game locations Edit

Ekans Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Routes 4, 11, and 23(Red)
Trade(Blue)
Common(Red)
None (Blue)
Yellow Trade None
Gold/Silver Goldenrod Game Corner for 700 coins(Gold)
Routes 3, 4, 32, 33(Silver)
Unlimited(Gold)
Uncommon(Silver)
Crystal Routes 3, 4, 32, 33, 42 Uncommon
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Routes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 22, 23(FireRed)
Trade(LeafGreen)
Common(FireRed)
None (LeafGreen)
Diamond/ Pearl Route 212 Dongle(FireRed)
Platinum Route 212 Dongle(FireRed)
HeartGold/SoulSilver Game Corner for 700 Coins(HeartGold)
Routes 3, 4, 32, 33, 37(SoulSilver]])
Unlimited(HeartGold)
Uncommon(SoulSilver]])
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
X/Y Route 14 (Horde) Common


Side game locations Edit

Ekans Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 51, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Western Cave (3-5F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Shimmer Desert (1-9F)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave


Pokédex entriesEdit

Pokédex Entries
Red
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Learnset Edit

Generation I Edit

Main article: Ekans/Learnset Generation I


Generation II Edit

Main article: Ekans/Learnset Generation II


Generation III Edit

Main article: Ekans/Learnset Generation III


Generation IV Edit

Main article: Ekans/Learnset Generation IV


Generation V Edit

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

1 Leer - 100% 30 Normal [[Move#Status Status

]]

4 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

9 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

12 Glare - 90% 30 Normal [[Move#Status Status

]]

17 Screech - 85% 40 Normal [[Move#Status Status

]]

20 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison [[Move#Special Special

]]

25 Stockpile - -% 20 Normal [[Move#Status Status

]]

25 Swallow - -% 10 Normal [[Move#Status Status

]]

25 Spit Up - 100% 10 Normal [[Move#Special Special

]]

28 Acid Spray 40 100% 20 Poison [[Move#Special Special

]]

33 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground [[Move#Special Special

]]

36 Gastro Acid - 100% 10 Poison [[Move#Status Status

]]

41 Haze - -% 30 Ice [[Move#Status Status

]]

44 Coil - -% 20 Poison [[Move#Status Status

]]

49 Gunk Shot 120 70% 5 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.

AppearancesEdit

In the animeEdit

Ekans-Jes

Jessie's Ekans.

Main article: Jessie's Ekans

Ekans first appearance in the anime was in the episode Pokémon Emergency!, where it was revealed to be Jessie's Pokémon.

Ekans was widely known for being under the ownership of Jessie, a member of Team Rocket, who had received it on her birthday. It later evolved into an Arbok in the episode Dig Those Diglett!.

Team meanies

An Ekans with Team Meanies

An Ekans also appeared in "Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!" as a member of Team Meanies.

TriviaEdit

  • Ekans is the first pure Poison Pokémon in the National Pokédex.
  • Ekans's and Arbok were originally planned to be called their Japanese names "Arbo" and "Ekan" (which was planned to be a used word but never released) in the English versions, but their names changed.
  • It was shown in "Pokémon The Power of One" that Ekans can swim.

Names in other languagesEdit

Ekans appears to be based on a snake.

Ekans' English name is the word "snake" spelled backwards. Its Japanese name, "Arbok", is either the backwards spelling of "cobra" without the "c", or it is a mistake made on the word "boa" when spelled backwards.

  • French: Abo
  • German: Rettan

ReferencesEdit


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