This Arbok is a Poison-type Pokémon once owned by Jessie.


Arbok is loyal, strong and brave and always does anything Jessie asks without hesitation. But it is also sentimental about harming its kind when it saw a bunch of Ekans caught by a poacher. It felt great sorrow about leaving Jessie forever when she told it to protect its fellow Pokémon. It is shown to be very emotional and will often show extreme sadness when it is separated from its trainer.

While Arbok has a strong bond with Jessie and cares for her deeply, it never views itself or any other Pokémon as bad guys, as shown when it was an Ekans in Island of the Giant Pokémon when it and Koffing refused to battle under Meowth's orders and told the latter that Pokémon only do bad things out of orders from their trainers.


Jessie's Arbok was most likely Jessie's first Pokémon. She got it as a Ekans for her birthday.[1] Eventually it evolved into an Arbok because Jessie wished desperately for it to. It was later released to protect a group of Ekans from a Pokémon Poacher. When Jessie told it to stay behind and protect the Ekans while she, James and Meowth held off the Pokémon Poacher, it started crying as did James's Weezing.

Known moves

Move Episode/Chapter
Jessie Arbok Poison Sting
Dig Ash Catches a Pokémon
Bite Clefairy and the Moon Stone
Wrap + The Path to the Pokémon League
Acid + Pokémon Shipwreck
Glare The Flame Pokémon-athon!
Poison Sting + The Flame Pokémon-athon!
Toxic Make Room For Gloom
Double-Edge Bad To The Bone
Tackle - A Shipful of Shivers
Headbutt + Trouble's Brewing
Take Down You're a Star, Larvitar!
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.

Voice actors


  • In The Misty Mermaid, Arbok was shown to be able to swim without needing to breathe.
  • In The Island of the Giant Pokémon, Arbok (as an Ekans) said that it's not bad, but does bad things because of Jessie being bad.
  • Arbok says its name the same in English and Japanese versions.
  • In The Whistle Stop, Arbok is controlled by Arielle's whistle and Meowth uses it to stop Arielle's Ledyba from trying to fly off.



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