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*Ekans was originally going to use its Japanese name as its English name, "Arbo".
 
*Ekans was originally going to use its Japanese name as its English name, "Arbo".
 
*In ''[[The Power of One]]'', it is shown that Ekans can swim, though to date it has never been able to learn {{m|Surf}}.
 
*In ''[[The Power of One]]'', it is shown that Ekans can swim, though to date it has never been able to learn {{m|Surf}}.
*An Ekans was originally going to be featured in [[Pokémon Snap]], shown in an early test shot of an environment that was never featured in the final product. This is also true of its evolution, Arbok.
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**Stragely, even though Ekans was shown swiming, it's evolution was seen with all the other Pokémon that were "stuck on land and unable to do a thing."
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*An Ekans was originally going to be featured in [[Pokémon Snap]], shown in an early test shot of an environment that was never featured in the final product. This is also true of its evolution, Arbok.
 
*Ekans is the only Pokémon that can learn {{m|Poison Tail}} through breeding.
 
*Ekans is the only Pokémon that can learn {{m|Poison Tail}} through breeding.
 
*Only the band around Ekans's neck is clearly visible, being a bright yellow color. Its other bands are the same color as the rest of its body, making them harder to see.
 
*Only the band around Ekans's neck is clearly visible, being a bright yellow color. Its other bands are the same color as the rest of its body, making them harder to see.

Revision as of 03:51, 27 July 2009

Fearow #022: Fearow
Pokémon
#024: Arbok Arbok
Ekans
アーボ Arbo
#023
130
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Poison '
Category
Snake Pokémon
Abilities
Intimidate or Shed Skin
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#023
Johto
#050
Hoenn
#225
Regional Browser numbers
Height
6'07"
Imperial
2.0 m
Metric
Weight
15.2 lbs.
Imperial
6.9 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body02.png
Footprint
 F023.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Ground and
Dragon groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 62 Battle Exp.: 621*

Ekans (Japanese: アーボ Arbo) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Arbok starting at level 22.

Biology

Physiology

This reptilian Pokémon resembles a snake (its English name even being an anagram of the word "snake" spelled backward while other languages use an anagram of the word "boa"). It has a rattle at the tip of its tail, and is mostly purple while its underbelly, eyes, rattle, and the "bands" on it are yellow.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Ekans are able to detach their jaws to swallow large prey whole, although this makes their bodies heavy. It can also use its tongue to sense danger, and can move quietly through the grass.

Behavior

Like actual snakes, Ekans will lash out with a bite when frightened by anything it sees as a threat. If one happens to be bitten by a young Ekans, they are lucky. As an Ekans doesn't possess the ability to add poison to its bite until after it evolves into an Arbok, though this last bit of information clashes with Ekans's dungeon phrase.

Habitat

Ekans live in grassy savannas and plains.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Ekans' favorite food is eggs from Pidgey and Spearow nests.

In the anime

Major appearances

Ekans was part of "Team Meanies" in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate! Special. Gengar commanded the Poisonous Snake Pokémon to eat all the berries Team Go-Getters collected. At one point, Ekans was incorrectly referred to as Arbok by Gengar. While this was an intentional error that Ekans rebuked in the original version (due to the similarities in the Japanese names), this came across as a general mistake in the dub and was corrected in reairings of the episode.

Jessie's Ekans

Jessie had an Ekans, which for most of the original series, was her only Pokémon. It was extremely loyal to her and eventually evolved into an Arbok just to make her happy.

Other

A poacher had captured a bunch of Ekans in AG006.

Ekans made a cameo appearance in DP006.

Major appearances

In the manga

Koga has an Ekans in Pokémon Special.

A twin pair of Ekans are antagonists in Pokémon PiPiPi Adventure.

In the TCG

Main article: Ekans (TCG)

In the TFG

One Ekans figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Moves silently and stealthily. Eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.
Blue
Yellow The older it gets, the longer it grows. At night, it wraps its long body around tree branches to rest.
Stadium Slithers silently through grass, searching for its favorite food--Pidgey and Spearow eggs.
Generation II
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.
Stadium 2 It can freely detach its jaw to swallow large prey whole. It can become too heavy to move, however.
Generation III
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.
Generation IV
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 {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Few Routes 4, 11, and 23 (Red only)
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Unlimited (Gold)
Few (Silver)
Goldenrod Game Corner (Gold)
Routes 3, 4, 32, and 33 (Silver)
Crystal
Few Routes 3, 4, 32, 33, and 42, Headbutting trees
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Routes 4, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 23 (FireRed only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Dongle Route 212 (FireRed)
Platinum
Dongle Route 212 (FireRed)
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

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

Held items

Game Items
Gold, Silver, and Crystal Berry (trade from Generation I)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 35
95 - 142 180 - 274
Attack: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Defense: 44
44 - 105 83 - 205
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 54
53 - 116 101 - 227
Speed: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total: 288   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 40.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#C183C1" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

TCG-only moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 023.png Spr 1y 023.png Spr 1g 023.png Spr b g1 023.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 023.png Spr 2s 023.png Spr 2c 023.png Spr b 2g 023.png
Spr 2g 023 s.png Spr 2s 023 s.png Spr 2c 023 s.png Spr b 2g 023 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 023.png Spr 3e 023.png Spr 3f 023.png Spr b 3r 023.png
Spr 3r 023 s.png Spr 3e 023 s.png Spr 3f 023 s.png Spr b 3r 023 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 023.png Spr 4d 023.png Spr 4h 023.png Spr b 4d 023.png
Spr 4d 023 s.png Spr 4d 023 s.png Spr 4h 023 s.png Spr b 4d 023 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 023.png Spr 5b 023.png Spr b 5b 023.png
Spr 5b 023 s.png Spr 5b 023 s.png Spr b 5b 023 s.png
Ekans For other sprites and images, please see Ekans images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Ekans was originally going to use its Japanese name as its English name, "Arbo".
  • In The Power of One, it is shown that Ekans can swim, though to date it has never been able to learn Surf.
    • Stragely, even though Ekans was shown swiming, it's evolution was seen with all the other Pokémon that were "stuck on land and unable to do a thing."
  • An Ekans was originally going to be featured in Pokémon Snap, shown in an early test shot of an environment that was never featured in the final product. This is also true of its evolution, Arbok.
  • Ekans is the only Pokémon that can learn Poison Tail through breeding.
  • Only the band around Ekans's neck is clearly visible, being a bright yellow color. Its other bands are the same color as the rest of its body, making them harder to see.
  • Ekans is one of fourteen Pokémon that one could collect foreign Pokédex entries for in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
  • The line in front of Ekans's eyes, which curve to meet the other eye, when seen from above, looks like the pattern of the Spectacled Cobra.
  • Ekans is the first pure Poison Pokémon in the National Dex order, though Bulbasaur's and Weedle's evolutionary lines, which are secondarily Poison, come before it.
  • Despite what is said Ekans's Pokémon Silver and Crystal Pokédex entries, it is possible for an Ekans to hatch knowing Poison moves.

Origin

It appears to be based upon a boa and rattlesnake.

Name origin

Ekans's name is snake spelled backwards. Arbo is either cobra spelled backwards with the c removed, or a corruption of boa spelled backwards.

In other languages

  • German: Rettan - Natter (viper) backwards.
  • French: Abo - Most likely an anagram of boa.
  • Korean: 아보 Abo
  • Chinese (Taiwan and Hong Kong): 阿柏蛇 Á Bó Shí - Transliteration of Ekans's Japanese name, Arbo. The last character, 蛇, means snake.

Related articles

External links

Notes



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