Ekans (EX Sandstorm 64)

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アーボ Arbo
Illus. Midori Harada
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Ekans
Type Grass
HP 50
retreat cost
English expansion EX Sandstorm
Rarity Common
English card no. 64/100
Japanese expansion Magma VS Aqua: Two Ambitions
Japanese rarity Common
Japanese card no. 001/080
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Ekans.

Ekans (Japanese: アーボ Arbo) is a Grass-type Basic Pokémon card. It is part of the EX Sandstorm expansion.

Card text

Colorless Bind
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.

e-Reader data

This card's ID is I-01-#. The Dot Code strip contains Pokédex information, a TCG glossary snippet, and a brief area summary for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

Pokédex data

Ekans - Snake Pokémon
No. Height Weight
??? 6'07" (2.0 m) 15.0 lbs. (6.9 kg)
Pokédex entry
It can freely detach its jaw to swallow large prey whole. It can become too heavy to move, however.

Release information

This card is one of the 46 cards first released in September 2003 in the English EX Sandstorm expansion before the release of their Japanese prints. The Japanese print was later released on October 24 in the Magma VS Aqua: Two Ambitions expansion.



Bind is a move in the Pokémon games that Ekans can learn via Move Tutor in Black 2 and White 2. This card's e-Reader Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Gold.

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