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Type(s)
[[File:Type Poison.gif|link=Poison type]]  
Species Snake Pokémon
Abilities Intimidate
Shed Skin
Unnerve (Dream World)
Pokédex
None ← 023 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Arbok]]
Ekans
023
(アーボ Aabo)
023Ekans
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Purple>Purple</font>
Shape Footprint
F023
Cry

Ekans is a Poison-type Snake Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

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.

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.

Evolution

Ekans evolves into Arbok at level 22.

In the anime

File:Ekans-Jes.jpg

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

Main article: Jessie's Ekans

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.


Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) 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


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
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 entries

Template:GenIPokédex

Learnset

Generation I

Main article: Ekans/Learnset Generation I


Generation II

Main article: Ekans/Learnset Generation II


Generation III

Main article: Ekans/Learnset Generation III


Generation IV

Main article: Ekans/Learnset Generation IV


Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Wrap 15 90% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

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

]]

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

]]

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

]]

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

]]

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

]]

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

]]

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

]]

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

]]

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

]]

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

]]

49 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.

Known trainers with an Ekans

Ethmology

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

Trivia

  • 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 have changed.
  • It was shown in "Pokémon 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.


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