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

Biology

Concept artwork of Arbok.

Physiology

Arbok bears a resemblance to a cobra, with the majority of its body being purple. Arbok has 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 their hood that looks somewhat like an angry face to intimidate other Pokémon. It is known that there are six different patterns on Arbok, each one appearing in a different generation.

Behavior

This Pokémon is extremely territorial. Arbok are known to be vengeful and are absolutely ruthless in pursuing anyone or thing that angers them. They are also known to hunt smaller Pokémon like Woopers and are capable of slithering to higher places such as trees to do so.

Natural 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 ailments at the end of a turn with a 30% chance. Unnerve prevents the opponent from eating its berry. A powerful constrictor, Arbok can crush a steel barrel in its mighty coils.

Evolution

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

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Route 23, Cerulean Cave(Red)
Trade(Blue)
Uncommon
Yellow Trade None
Gold and Silver Trade(Gold)
Routes 3, 4, 22, 28(Silver)
Rare
Crystal Routes 3, 4, 26, 27, 28, 42, Mt. Silver Rare
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Route 23, Victory Road(FireRed)
Trade(LeafGreen)
Common
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Great Marsh Dongle (FireRed)
Platinum Great Marsh Dongle (FireRed)
HeartGold and SoulSilver Routes 3, 4, 22, 26, 27, 28 (SoulSilver Only) Rare
Black and White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
X and Y Route 19 Uncommon
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Trade None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Evolve Ekans, Trade Trumbeak on Route 8 None
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Trade, Evolve Ekans None

Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
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

  • Red and 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    The pattern on its belly appears to be a frightening face. Weak foes will flee just at the sight of the pattern.

  • Y

    To intimidate foes, it spreads its chest wide and makes eerie sounds by expelling air from its mouth.

  • Omega 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.

  • Alpha 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.

  • Ultra Sun

    The latest research has determined that there are over 20 possible arrangements of the patterns on its stomach.

  • Ultra Moon

    After stunning its opponents with the pattern on its stomach, it quickly wraps them up in its body and waits for them to stop moving.

  • Let's Go, Pikachu!

    The frightening patterns on its belly have been studied. Six variations have been confirmed.

  • Let's Go, Eevee!

    The frightening patterns on its belly have been studied. Six variations have been confirmed.


Stats

Arbok's Stats
HP
60
Attack
95
Defense
69
Sp. Atk
65
Sp. Def
79
Speed
80
Total
448

Arbok's Stats
HP
60
Attack
85
Defense
69
Sp. Atk
65
Sp. Def
79
Speed
80
Total
438

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Ice Fang 65 95% 15 Ice Physical
Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical
Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal Physical
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
4 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
9 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
12 Glare 100% 30 Normal Status
17 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
20 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison Special
27 Stockpile —% 20 Normal Status
27 Swallow —% 10 Normal Status
27 Spit Up 100% 10 Normal Special
32 Acid Spray 40 100% 20 Poison Special
39 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special
44 Gastro Acid 100% 10 Poison Status
48 Belch 120 90% 10 Poison Special
51 Haze —% 30 Ice Status
56 Coil —% 20 Poison Status
63 Gunk Shot 120 80% 5 Poison 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Ice Fang 65 95% 15 Ice Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
4 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
9 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
12 Glare 90% 30 Normal Status Tough 1 3 ♥
17 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
20 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison Special Clever 3 0 ♥
22 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 1 4 ♥
27 Stockpile —% 20 Normal Status Tough 1 0 ♥
27 Swallow —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2 0 ♥
27 Spit Up 100% 10 Normal Special Tough 1 0 ♥
32 Acid Spray 40 100% 20 Poison Special Beautiful 2 1 ♥
39 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special Cute 2 3 ♥
44 Gastro Acid 100% 10 Poison Status Tough 3 0 ♥
51 Haze —% 30 Ice Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
56 Coil —% 20 Poison Status Tough 1 0 ♥
63 Gunk Shot 120 70% 5 Poison Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ice Fang 65 95% 15 Ice Physical
Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical
Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal Physical
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
4 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
9 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
12 Glare 90% 30 Normal Status
17 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
20 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison Special
22 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
27 Stockpile —% 20 Normal Status
27 Swallow —% 10 Normal Status
27 Spit Up 100% 10 Normal Special
32 Acid Spray 40 100% 20 Poison Special
39 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special
44 Gastro Acid 100% 10 Poison Status
51 Haze —% 30 Ice Status
56 Coil —% 20 Poison Status
63 Gunk Shot 120 70% 5 Poison 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.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Ice Fang 65 95% 15 Ice Physical Cool 3
Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Smart 3
Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 3
Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal Physical Tough 0
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2
4 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Smart 2
9 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 3
12 Glare 90% 30 Normal Status Tough 2
17 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Smart 2
20 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison Special Smart 3
22 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 2
28 Stockpile —% 20 Normal Status Tough 0
28 Swallow —% 10 Normal Status Tough 0
28 Spit Up 100% 10 Normal Special Tough 2
34 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
42 Gastro Acid 100% 10 Poison Status Beauty 2
48 Haze —% 30 Ice Status Beauty 2
56 Gunk Shot 120 70% 5 Poison Physical Cool 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal Tough 3 0 ♥
Leer 100% 30 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
8 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Smart 2 3 ♥
13 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Tough 1 3 ♥
20 Glare 90% 30 Normal Tough 1 3 ♥
28 Screech 85% 40 Normal Smart 1 3 ♥
38 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison Smart 1 4 ♥
46 Stockpile —% 20 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
46 Swallow —% 10 Normal Tough 1 0 ♥
46 Spit Up 100% 10 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
56 Haze —% 30 Ice Beauty 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal
Leer 100% 30 Normal
Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison
Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
25 Glare 90% 30 Normal
33 Screech 85% 40 Normal
43 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison
51 Haze —% 30 Ice
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal
Leer 100% 30 Normal
Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison
17 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
27 Glare 90% 30 Normal
36 Screech 85% 40 Normal
47 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special Cute 3 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94ORAS Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Physical
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal 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.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Physical Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Special Smart 1
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Status Smart 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Smart 2 1 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Tough 1 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Tough 2 1 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Smart 2 1 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM21 Mega Drain 40 100% 10 Grass
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Fissure —% 5 Ground
TM28 Dig 100 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM48 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Egg Moves

To see the Egg Moves that Arbok can learn, refer to Ekans.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail USUM 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Bind USUM 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
Gastro Acid USUM 100% 10 Poison Status
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Gunk Shot USUM 120 80% 5 Poison Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Seed Bomb USUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Throat Chop USUM 80 100% 15 Dark 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Aqua Tail ORAS 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Bind ORAS 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Gastro Acid ORAS 100% 10 Poison Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Gunk Shot ORAS 120 80% 5 Poison Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Seed Bomb ORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail B2W2 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Bind B2W2 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Gastro Acid B2W2 100% 10 Poison Status
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Gunk Shot B2W2 120 70% 5 Poison Physical
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Seed Bomb B2W2 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snatch B2W2 —% 10 Dark Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite B2W2 100% 10 Ghost Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Aqua Tail HGSSPt 90 90% 10 Water Physical Cute 3
Gastro Acid HGSSPt 100% 10 Poison Status Beauty 2
Gunk Shot HGSSPt 120 70% 5 Poison Physical Cool 3
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Seed Bomb HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Smart 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Spite HGSSPt 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam  85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Double-Edge  120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Mimic  —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Rock Slide FRLGE 75 90% 10 Rock Tough 1 3 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute  —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Appearances

Anime

Jessie's Arbok.

Main article: Arbok (anime)
Main article: Exam instructor's Arbok
Main article: Red's Arbok
Main article: Mirage Arbok
Main article: Arbok (MS020)

Jessie from Team Rocket owned an Arbok that first appeared as an Ekans in Pokémon Emergency. It was extremely loyal to her, so much in fact that it evolved into Arbok in Dig Those Diglett. It was her main battling Pokémon and had a strong loving bond with her. Jessie released it in A Poached Ego, along with James' Weezing, to save a group of wild Ekans and Koffing from a poacher.

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon anime there is a misconception that Arbok evolves into Seviper.
  • Though it is named "Arbok", what it pronounces is "Char-bok".
  • Arbok's original beta name was Nagaasp.
  • Arbok's hood has changed designs throughout generations. In Generation I, it has its common hood with two white spots on a "W" shaped neck design. In Generation II, the fake eyes on its hood took an almost flaming look. In Generation III, its fake mouth had two black fangs and a red inside. In Generation IV to Generation V, it had two red dots on its "W" shaped neck design instead of white ones. In Generation VI, it was finally changed to its final design.
  • Arbok is one of the collectable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • Arbok is the last Pokémon to be featured on Kanto Pokérap.

Origin

Arbok appears to be based off a cobra. It might also partly be based on a boa constrictor and/or anaconda. However, the spots on its body resemble an Indian cobra. It may also be based on a basilisk, a legendary snake-like dragon that was venomous and could kill with its glare.

Etymology

Arbok comes from spelling the word cobra backwards, but with a 'k' instead of a 'c'.

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