Arbok (Pokémon)

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0023MS.png #0023: Ekans
Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Arbok (disambiguation).
Arbok
Cobra Pokémon
アーボック
Arbok
#0024
Arbok



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate or Shed Skin Cacophony
Cacophony
Unnerve
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Dragon
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
11'06" 3.5 m
Arbok
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
143.3 lbs. 65.0 kg
Arbok
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
147
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
157
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Arbok
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HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Sp.Def
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HP
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
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Arbok (Japanese: アーボック Arbok) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Ekans starting at level 22.

Biology

Internal anatomy of Arbok, as seen in That Awful Arbok

Arbok is a serpentine Pokémon that resembles a cobra. It has narrow eyes and several sharp teeth. Just below its head is a large hood with a face-like pattern. This pattern has over 20 possible variations. The pattern typically has two red and yellow eyespots outlined in black, a wide black streak resembling an upturned mouth, and a black V-shaped stripe above the eyespots.

Arbok is capable of crushing opponents by coiling its body around them and squeezing them tightly. It can even flatten steel oil drums. If it encounters an enemy, it raises its head, mimics, and stuns the opponent using the frightening pattern on its body. It can also make eerie sounds by expelling air from its mouth. It has been stated that if any part of Arbok's body except for the head is cut off, it can regrow the rest of its body again in a matter of a few weeks. It also has the ability to detect vibrations as shown in the anime. Arbok has been known to be capable of spending long periods underwater and surviving in aquatic environments. One particular Arbok could change its pattern at any time to increase power to different stats and get invulnerability to status conditions, if the pattern is uncovered.

Arbok is territorial. It lashes out at intruders with long fangs tipped with deadly venom. Vengeful in nature, it will not give up a chase once it targets its prey or an opponent, no matter how far. It makes its home in grassy savannas and plains, but it can also be found in forests and desolate wastelands alongside its pre-evolved form Ekans. In the wild, it hunts smaller Pokémon such as Wooper, and also preys on Pidgey and Spearow Eggs. When hunting, it uses the pattern on its hood to immobilize prey, then it begins constricting them, and it finally poisons the target to finish them off and eat them. As shown in Pokémon Sleep, Arbok is known to display its belly while sleeping. It is theorized that Arbok does this to scare other Pokémon away by showcasing its fearsome markings[1].

Prior to Generation II, Arbok and its pre-evolved form, Ekans, were the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Glare.

Evolution

Arbok evolves from Ekans.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0023Ekans.png
Unevolved
Ekans
 Poison 

0024Arbok.png
First evolution
Arbok
 Poison 

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#024
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) It is rumored that the ferocious warning markings on its belly differ from area to area.
Blue
Yellow The frightening patterns on its belly have been studied. Six variations have been confirmed.
Stadium If it encounters an enemy, it raises its head, intimidating the opponent with the frightening pattern on its body.
Generation II Johto
#051
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.
Stadium 2 Transfixing prey with the face like pattern on its belly, it binds and poisons the poisoned victim.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#024
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
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.
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.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#051
Diamond The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. It constricts foes when they are frozen in fear.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. It constricts foes when they are frozen in fear.
White
Black 2 The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. It constricts foes when they are frozen in fear.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #038
Hoenn
#—
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
Generation VII Alola
 US  UM : #062
Kanto
#024
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun and Moon.
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
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. It constricts foes while they are frozen in fear.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#19
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet The pattern on its belly appears to be a frightening face. Weak foes will flee just at the sight of the pattern.
Violet This Pokémon is very tenacious. Once it targets its prey, it won't give up the chase, no matter how far the prey goes.


Pokédex Image Arbok USUM.png Pokédex Image Arbok SV Kitakami.png
Arbok in the Alola PokédexUSUM Arbok in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Route 23 and Cerulean Cave
Blue
Trade
Blue (Japan)
Trade
Yellow
Trade
Generation II
Gold
Evolve Ekans
Silver
Routes 3, 4, 26, and 27
Crystal
Routes 3, 4, 26, 27, 28, 42 and Mt. SilverMorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed
Route 23 and Victory Road
LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Great Marsh (FireRed)
Platinum
Great Marsh (FireRed)
HeartGold
Safari ZoneMorningDay (tall grass in Marshland, default)
SoulSilver
Routes 3, 4, 26, and 27
Safari ZoneMorningDay (tall grass in Marshland, default)
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Route 19 (Horde Encounter)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Ekans
Trade Trumbeak on Route 8
Let's Go Pikachu
Trade
Let's Go Eevee
Evolve Ekans
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond
Evolve Ekans
Shining Pearl
Trade
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Mossfell Confluence, Fellhorn Gorge, Oni's Maw


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Ekans
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 18, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Ekans
Ranger
Sekra Range
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
MD Sky
Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode C & S)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Rugged Flats
Conquest
Viperia
Rumble U
Chill Battle: The Forest of Memories
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 1
Rumble World
Black Realm: Obsidian Shrine (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Picross
Area 11: Stage 07
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Magma Cavern (8F-13F), Buried Relic (50F-51F, 82F-88F), Wish Cave (60F-64F), Joyous Tower (61F-64F), Purity Forest (59F-63F)
Fainted Pokémon: Stormy Sea
New Snap
Founja Jungle, Mightywide RiverDay
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Prasino Woods: Stage 560
Masters EX
Special event (Double Trouble): Jessie & Arbok
Evolution: Scottie/Bettie & EkansEgg
Variety sync pair scout: Ariana & Arbok


Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Berry Berry (100%)
Yellow
FireRed LeafGreen
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon

Stats

Base stats

Generations I-VI
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
69
66 - 133 128 - 260
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
79
75 - 144 146 - 282
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
438
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 65.
Generation VII onward
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
69
66 - 133 128 - 260
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
79
75 - 144 146 - 282
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
448
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
2/4 ★★☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/19 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

Arbok is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 2.0.1+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15
Evo.Evo. Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
1212 Glare Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1717 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2020 Acid Poison Special 04040 100100% 30
2727 Stockpile Normal Status 0000 —% 20
2727 Swallow Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2727 Spit Up Normal Special 0000 100100% 10
3232 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100100% 20
3939 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100100% 10
4444 Gastro Acid Poison Status 0000 100100% 10
4848 Belch Poison Special 120120 09090% 10
5151 Haze Ice Status 0000 —% 30
5656 Coil Poison Status 0000 —% 20
6363 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Arbok
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Arbok
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM009Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM010Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM010 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM013Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM026Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM026 Poison Tail Poison Physical 05050 100}}100% 25
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM030Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM044Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM044 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM045Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM063Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM063 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM083Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM084Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM091Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM091 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM095Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM095 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM102Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM111Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM148Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM174Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM175Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM175 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM177Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM181Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM199Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM200Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM200 Scale Shot Dragon Physical 02525 090}}90% 20
TM202Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM202* Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204* Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM214Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM214* Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TM219Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM219* Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
TM221Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM221* Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM222Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM222* Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ekans
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Ekans
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SeviperSalanditShroodleGrafaiai
Poison Fang Poison Physical 50 100% 15
WooperClodsireSeviperSkrelpDragalgeGoodra
Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosTaurosTaurosTaurosGyaradosFlareonSnubbullGranbullUrsaringUrsalunaDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaBagonShelgonSalamenceShinxLuxioLuxraySandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyZoruaAxewFraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigonLittenTorracatIncineroarYungoosGumshoosRockruffLycanrocLycanrocLycanrocPassimianJangmo-oHakamo-oKommo-oSkeledirgeMaschiffMabosstiff
Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
VulpixVulpixNinetalesNinetalesZoruaZoroark*
Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
DiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaSeedotNuzleafShiftrySlakingStunkySkuntankSamurottEspurrMeowsticLycanrocLycanrocKomalaSobbleDrizzileInteleon
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
PersianPersianZangooseDelphoxShroodleGrafaiai
Switcheroo Dark Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Arbok
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Arbok
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Arbok
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Arbok
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Arbok
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Special moves

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Wild Tera Pokémon Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
  • A superscript level indicates that Arbok can learn this move normally in Generation IX
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Arbok
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Arbok
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Tackle  Normal  A Shipful of Shivers

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin024.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani024.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Wild Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP Don't mistake this pattern as my real face!
26%-50% HP This isn't good. My HP's down to half.
1%-25% HP I'm in pain... I'm ready to fall...
Level up Leveled up! Watch me intimidate foes!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 024.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 024.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Battle Weavile
Connected to: Drapion, Weavile
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal I'm a member of Team AWD, a band of thieves! I'm incredibly vindictive!
Low HP (< 50%) It's getting difficult to cope with…
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
Poison
Field move: None
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: 64 Max. exp.: 84
Browser entry R-152
Arbok will try to avoid capture by spitting devastating blobs of poison.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush024Body.png Walking Speed: 2.1 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
PCP024.png HP: ★★ Move: Venoshock
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Intimidate
Ability 2: Shed Skin
Ability 3: Frighten
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★★
Evolves from Ekans when its Attack is 59 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Dōsan and Yazaemon
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT024.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Poison
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#694
Shuffle024.png

Poison
Leaves the foe poisoned.


Pokémon GO
GO024.png Base HP: 155 Base Attack: 167 Base Defense: 153
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bite, Acid, Dragon Tail*
Charged Attacks: Dark Pulse, Sludge Wave, Gunk Shot, Acid Spray*, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon
New Pokémon Snap
NPS024.png
Photodex entry #045
It must take some serious skill to sleep so securely on tree branches in the jungle! Arbok also displays the face-like pattern on its hood when it wants to intimidate foes.

Evolution data

0023Ekans.png
Unevolved
Ekans
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 22
0024Arbok.png
First evolution
Arbok
 Poison 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
Spr 1g 024.png Spr b g1 024.png Spr 1b 024.png Spr b g1 024.png Spr 1y 024.png Spr b g1 024.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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In the anime

Main series

Arbok in the anime

Major appearances

Jessie's Arbok

Jessie had an Arbok that she obtained as an Ekans. It evolved from Ekans in Dig Those Diglett!, thus marking the species' debut. It was extremely loyal to her and was her primary battling Pokémon until A Poached Ego!, when she set it free along with James's Weezing so it could protect a wild group of Ekans and Koffing.

Other

In The Ultimate Test, Ash used an Arbok in the Pokémon League Admissions Exam. It went up against the instructor's Jolteon and ultimately lost.

Minor appearances

An Arbok appeared as an image in the dubbed version of The Ultimate Test.

In Pikachu's Vacation, an Arbok was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In The Power of One, multiple Arbok sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A wild Arbok appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Ring Masters, an Arbok competed in Rikishii Town's Sumo Conference.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent an Arbok to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

An Arbok appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In What I Did for Love!, a Coordinator's Arbok participated in the Performance Stage of the Gardenia Contest.

An Arbok appeared in a flashback in Pace - The Final Frontier!.

An Arbok appeared in a fantasy in The Keystone Pops!.

In One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, the Pokémon Summer Academy lent an Arbok to one of the students for the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.

An Arbok appeared in a fantasy in A Keeper for Keeps?.

In I Choose You!, an Arbok fell under the control of Marshadow.

An Arbok appeared in a flashback in A Timeless Encounter!, where it was seen in a picture.

In Chasing Memories, Creating Dreams!, a Trainer's Arbok watched as Professor Kukui announced the completion of Manalo Stadium.

A Trainer's Arbok appeared in Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered!.

An Arbok appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!.

Pokémon Origins

In File 1: Red, an Arbok was one of the Pokémon seen in Professor Oak's introduction.

In File 4: Charizard, Red caught an Arbok.

Pokémon Generations

Agatha briefly used an Arbok against Blue's Rhydon in The Challenger, but it lost.

In a flashback in The Legacy, a Team Rocket Grunt used an Arbok to help Team Rocket invade the Goldenrod Radio Tower.

POKÉTOON

An Arbok that Blossom attempted to catch appeared in Blossom's Dream.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Main article: Jessie's Arbok

In Ash & Pikachu, which is based on the anime, Arbok appears with Jessie in her travels.

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Main article: Jessie's Arbok

Jessie's Arbok appears in The Electric Tale of Pikachu. Like in the anime, it is her primary Pokémon that she uses in battle.

Magical Pokémon Journey

Main article: Arbok (MPJ)

Arbok is one of the supporting characters in Magical Pokémon Journey. Originally an enemy of the main cast, he along with the Ekans Brothers befriend Hazel and her Pokémon.

In Even an Arbok Falls in Love!, he gets a crush on Wigglytuff and goes to Jynx as well as Hazel and friends for advice. At the end of the chapter, he confesses his love to Wigglytuff and gives her one of his molted skins.

Pokémon Adventures

Arbok debuted in That Awful Arbok!, under the ownership of Koga.

Koga and Agatha both have Arbok as important parts of their teams in Pokémon Adventures. Agatha's first appeared in Muk Raking. In Pokémon Adventures, the pattern on an Arbok's belly may give an Arbok special abilities. With the help of Agatha's smoke, Agatha's Arbok had the ability to switch between several different patterns: a standard pattern, a speed-boosting pattern, an attack-boosting pattern, and an invulnerability pattern that repels poisons. Koga's Arbok instead has only one pattern, which is a regenerative pattern that allows it to regenerate any part of its body as long as the head remains intact.

Crystal caught an Arbok on her way to Professor Elm's Lab in Three Cheers for Chikorita.

An Arbok appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Team Rocket General Ariana has an Arbok that appeared in Dealing With A Koffing Fit. She was able to overcome Bonee's Bone Club with ease.

In Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down, an Arbok appeared at the Safari Zone, which Silver attempted to capture.

An Arbok belonging to an Aether Foundation Employee first appeared in Play the Melody That Echoes in the Altar.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS071 It is rumored that the ferocious warning markings on its belly differ from area to area.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

An Arbok appeared in A Match For Pokémon.

An Arbok appeared in The Challenge at Celadon University!.

An Arbok appeared in The Terrible Twins, Rin & Ran, under the ownership of Ran. It reappeared in GDZ44.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Professor Oak owns an Arbok, which debuted in Save the Pokémon Zoo!!.

An Arbok belonging to Giovanni made a cameo in Good-Bye, Pikachu?!.

In the TCG

Main article: Arbok (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Arbok appears as a Spirit.

Trivia

Face-like pattern variations

Main article: Variant Pokémon → Arbok
Arbok with a face pattern, as seen in the Game Boy: Entire Pokémon Sounds Collection CD

The face-like pattern on Arbok's chest differs between games. Its appearance in Generation I, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, and from Generation IV onward differs from the variants shown in Generation II and in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. This supports Pokédex text which notes differences between Arbok in different areas; however, its markings in Johto- and Hoenn-based remakes differ from those in the original games set in those regions.

Other media have featured additional variations. In Pokémon Adventures, Arbok can change their own patterns, as done by Agatha's Arbok. The Dark Arbok card from the TCG depicts another pattern.

Origin

Arbok seems to be based on the Indian cobra due to its venomous bite and hood markings. It may also be based on the king cobra, which is the world's largest venomous snake. Its powerful constriction is reminiscent of boas, anacondas, and pythons. Its frightening face-like belly patterns may be inspired by masks or face paint. The fact that it is in the Dragon Egg Group and its ability to learn Glare may be a reference to the legendary basilisk, a venomous, serpentine dragon said to be able to kill people with its stare.

Name origin

Arbok is cobra spelled backwards, but with the c replaced with a k.[2]

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アーボック Arbok From cobra spelled backwards
France Flag.png French Arbok Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Arbok Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Arbok Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Arbok Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아보크 Arbok Same as English/Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 阿柏怪 Ābóguài From the transcription of Japanese name and guài
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 阿柏怪 Ábaakgwaai From the transcription of Japanese name and gwaai


Related articles

References

External links


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