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

Biology

Physiology

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.

Natural abilities

Ekans, like real snakes, have the ability to unhinge their jaws. 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.

Behavior

Ekans often live in tall grassy areas where they slither with great stealth. Ekans is also known to prey on Pokémon such as Pidgey, Spearow, and their eggs. Though often associated as a land Pokémon, they are capable of swimming long distances. When threatened in the wild, it will rattle its tail, flick its tongue to get its surroundings, and might use the move Glare to scare the opponent and have a possible getaway.

Evolution

Ekans evolves into Arbok at level 22.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Routes 4, 11, and 23(Red)
Trade(Blue)
Common(Red)
None (Blue)
Yellow Trade None
Gold and 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 and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Routes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 22, 23(FireRed)
Trade(LeafGreen)
Common(FireRed)
None (LeafGreen)
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Route 212 Dongle(FireRed)
Platinum Route 212 Dongle(FireRed)
HeartGold and SoulSilver Game Corner for 700 Coins(HeartGold)
Routes 3, 4, 32, 33, 37(SoulSilver]])
Unlimited(HeartGold)
Uncommon(SoulSilver]])
Black and White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
X and Y Route 14 (Horde) Common
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Trade from Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Alola Route 2 Common
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Trade, Route 3 and 4 Common


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

  • Red and 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Omega 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.

  • Alpha 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.

  • Ultra Sun

    By dislocating its jaw, it can swallow prey larger than itself. After a meal, it curls up and rests.

  • Ultra Moon

    The eggs of bird Pokémon are its favorite food. It swallows eggs whole, so sometimes an egg gets stuck, and Ekans faints.

  • Let's Go, Pikachu!

    The older it gets, the longer it grows. At night, it wraps its long body around tree branches to rest.

  • Let's Go, Eevee!

    The older it gets, the longer it grows. At night, it wraps its long body around tree branches to rest.


Stats

Ekans's Stats
HP
35
Attack
60
Defense
44
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
54
Speed
55
Total
288

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
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 100% 30 Normal Status
17 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
20 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison Special
25 Stockpile —% 20 Normal Status
25 Swallow —% 10 Normal Status
25 Spit Up 100% 10 Normal Special
28 Acid Spray 40 100% 20 Poison Special
33 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special
36 Gastro Acid 100% 10 Poison Status
38 Belch 120 90% 10 Poison Special
41 Haze —% 30 Ice Status
44 Coil —% 20 Poison Status
49 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
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 ♥
25 Stockpile —% 20 Normal Status Tough 1 0 ♥
25 Swallow —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2 0 ♥
25 Spit Up 100% 10 Normal Special Tough 1 0 ♥
28 Acid Spray 40 100% 20 Poison Special Beautiful 2 1 ♥
33 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special Cute 2 3 ♥
36 Gastro Acid 100% 10 Poison Status Tough 3 0 ♥
38 Belch 120 90% 10 Poison Special Tough 1 0 ♥
41 Haze —% 30 Ice Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
44 Coil —% 20 Poison Status Tough 1 0 ♥
49 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
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
25 Stockpile —% 20 Normal Status
25 Swallow —% 10 Normal Status
25 Spit Up 100% 10 Normal Special
28 Acid Spray 40 100% 20 Poison Special
33 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special
36 Gastro Acid 100% 10 Poison Status
41 Haze —% 30 Ice Status
44 Coil —% 20 Poison Status
49 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
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
25 Stockpile —% 20 Normal Status Tough 0
25 Swallow —% 10 Normal Status Tough 0
25 Spit Up 100% 10 Normal Special Tough 2
28 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
33 Gastro Acid 100% 10 Poison Status Beauty 2
36 Haze —% 30 Ice Status Beauty 2
41 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 ♥
25 Screech 85% 40 Normal Smart 1 3 ♥
32 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison Smart 1 4 ♥
37 Stockpile —% 20 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
37 Swallow —% 10 Normal Tough 1 0 ♥
37 Spit Up 100% 10 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
44 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
9 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison
15 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
23 Glare 90% 30 Normal
29 Screech 85% 40 Normal
37 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison
43 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
10 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison
17 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
24 Glare 90% 30 Normal
31 Screech 85% 40 Normal
38 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
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
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock 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 ♥
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 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
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
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
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock 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
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
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 ♥
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
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
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

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Beat Up Sneasel, Weavile, Houndour, Houndoom, Passimian 100% 10 Dark Status
Disable Psyduck, Golduck 80% 20 Normal Status
Iron Tail* Nidoran♂, Rhyhorn, Mareep, Gible, Axew, Druddigon 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Poison Fang Seviper 50 100% 15 Poison Physical
Poison Tail Seviper, Skrelp, Dragalge 50 100% 25 Poison Physical
Pursuit Rattata, Raticate, Tauros, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Zangoose, Absol, Buizel, Floatzel, Purrloin, Liepard, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga, Bouffalant, Yungoos, Gumshoos 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
Scary Face Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Raticate, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Tauros, Flareon, Snubbull,Granbull, Ursaring, Donphan, Poochyena, Mightyena, Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Mamoswine, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Scraggy, Scrafty, Zorua, Zoroark, Axew, Haxorus, Fraxure, Druddigon, Bouffalant, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Yungoos, Gumshoos, Rockruff, Lycanroc, Passimian, Jangmo-o, Hakamo-o, Kommo-o 100% 10 Normal Status
Slam Pikachu, Raichu, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Sentret, Furret, Wooper, Quagsire, Phanpy, Donphan, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Snivy, Servine, Serperior, Patrat, Watchog, Minccino, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon, Komala 80 75% 20 Normal Physical
Snatch Purrloin, Liepard, Heatmor —% 10 Dark Status
Spite Dunsparce 100% 10 Ghost Status
Sucker Punch Rattata, Raticate, Diglett, Dugtrio, Sentret, Furret, Poochyena, Mightyena, Mawile, Spinda, Kecleon, Absol, Glameow, Purrloin, Liepard, Furfrou, Meowstic, Komala 80 100% 5 Dark Physical
Switcheroo Persian, Linoone, Delphox 100% 10 Dark 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Beat Up Sneasel, Weavile, Houndour, Houndoom 100% 10 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Disable Psyduck, Golduck 80% 20 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Iron Tail* Nidoran♂, Rhyhorn, Mareep, Gible, Axew, Druddigon 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Poison Fang Seviper 50 100% 15 Poison Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
Poison Tail Seviper, Skrelp, Dragalge 50 100% 25 Poison Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
Pursuit Rattata, Raticate, Tauros, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Zangoose, Absol, Buizel, Floatzel, Purrloin, Liepard, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga, Bouffalant 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 1 ♥
Scary Face Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Raticate, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Tauros, Flareon, Snubbull,Granbull, Ursaring, Donphan, Poochyena, Mightyena, Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Mamoswine, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Scraggy, Scrafty, Zorua, Zoroark, Axew, Haxorus, Fraxure, Druddigon, Bouffalant, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon 100% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Slam Pikachu, Raichu, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Sentret, Furret, Wooper, Quagsire, Phanpy, Donphan, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Snivy, Servine, Serperior, Patrat, Watchog, Minccino, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon 80 75% 20 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Snatch Purrloin, Liepard, Heatmor —% 10 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Spite Dunsparce 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2 1 ♥
Sucker Punch Rattata, Raticate, Diglett, Dugtrio, Sentret, Furret, Poochyena, Mightyena, Mawile, Spinda, Kecleon, Absol, Glameow, Purrloin, Liepard, Furfrou, Meowstic 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
Switcheroo Persian, Linoone, Delphox 100% 10 Dark Status Clever 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Beat Up Sneasel, Weavile, Houndour, Houndoom 100% 10 Dark Status
Disable Psyduck, Golduck 80% 20 Normal Status
Iron Tail* Nidoran♂, Rhyhorn, Mareep, Gible, Axew, Druddigon 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Poison Fang Seviper 50 100% 15 Poison Physical
Poison Tail Seviper 50 100% 25 Poison Physical
Pursuit Rattata, Raticate, Tauros, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Zangoose, Absol, Buizel, Floatzel, Purrloin, Liepard, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga, Bouffalant 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
Scary Face Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Raticate, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Tauros, Flareon, Snubbull,Granbull, Ursaring, Donphan, Poochyena, Mightyena, Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Mamoswine, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Scraggy, Scrafty, Zorua, Zoroark, Axew, Haxorus, Fraxure, Druddigon, Bouffalant, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon 100% 10 Normal Status
Slam Pikachu, Raichu, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Sentret, Furret, Wooper, Quagsire, Phanpy, Donphan, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Snivy, Servine, Serperior, Patrat, Watchog, Minccino, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon 80 75% 20 Normal Physical
Snatch Purrloin, Liepard, Heatmor —% 10 Dark Status
Spite Dunsparce 100% 10 Ghost Status
Sucker Punch Rattata, Raticate, Diglett, Dugtrio, Sentret, Furret, Poochyena, Mightyena, Mawile, Spinda, Kecleon, Absol, Glameow, Purrloin, Liepard 80 100% 5 Dark Physical
Switcheroo Persian, Linoone 100% 10 Dark 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Beat Up Sneasel, Weavile, Houndour, Houndoom 10 100% 10 Dark Status Smart 2
Disable Psyduck, Golduck 80% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
Poison Fang Seviper 50 100% 15 Poison Physical Smart 2
Poison Tail Seviper 50 100% 25 Poison Physical Smart 2
Pursuit Rattata, Raticate, Tauros, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Zangoose, Absol, Buizel, Floatzel 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 1
Scary Face Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Raticate, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Tauros, Flareon, Snubbull,Granbull, Ursaring, Donphan, Poochyena, Mightyena, Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Mamoswine 90% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
Slam Pikachu, Raichu, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Sentret, Furret, Wooper, Quagsire, Phanpy, Donphan, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile 80 75% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3
Spite Dunsparce 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2
SwitcherooHGSS Persian, Linoone 100% 10 Dark Status Cool 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Beat Up Sneasel 10 100% 10 Dark Smart 2 1 ♥
Poison Fang Seviper 50 100% 15 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
Pursuit Rattata, Raticate, Tauros, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Zangoose 40 100% 20 Dark Smart 3 0 ♥
Slam Pikachu, Raichu, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Sentret, Furret, Wooper, Quagsire, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile 80 75% 20 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
Spite Dunsparce 100% 10 Ghost Tough 1 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
Beat Up Sneasel 10 100% 10 Dark
CrunchC Girafarig, Steelix, Houndour, Houndoom 80 100% 15 Dark
Pursuit Rattata, Raticate, Tauros, Umbreon, Dunsparce 40 100% 20 Dark
Slam Pikachu, Raichu, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Sentret, Furret, Wooper, Quagsire 80 75% 20 Normal
Spite Dunsparce 100% 10 Ghost

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

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
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.

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Appearances

Anime

Main article: Jessie's Arbok

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!.

A group of wild Ekans, along with a group of wild Koffing, were captured by a poacher named Rico in A Poached Ego. Jessie's Arbok and James's Weezing saved them and then left with them in the wild.

An Ekans with Team Meanies.

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

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 changed.
  • It was shown in Pokémon The Power of One that Ekans can swim. However, Ekans can't learn Surf.

Names in other languages

Ekans appears to be based on a rattlesnake. It may also be based on an egg eater snake, due to its penchant for preying on Pidgey eggs.

Ekans' English name is the word "snake" spelled backwards.

Ekans' French name is an anagram of boa.

Ekans' German name backwards is asp in English; Asps are southern European vipers with an upturned snout.

  • French: Abo
  • German: Rettan

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See also

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