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Basic Info

Introduced Generation 1
Species Snake Pokémon
Type Poison
Height 2m
Weight 6.9kg
Catch Rate 255
Base Happiness 70
Gender Ratio 50% Female / 50% Male
Pokédex 3D AR AR Marker
Generation 6 Cry

Names

Language Name
Chinese (Cantonese Hong Kong) 阿柏蛇
Chinese (Mandarin Taiwan) 阿柏蛇
English Ekans
French Abo
German Rettan
Italian Ekans
Japanese アーボ
Japanese (Romanized) Arbo
Japanese (Trademark) Arbo
Korean 아보
Spanish Ekans

Dex Numbers

Dex #
National Dex #23
Kanto #23
Johto (G/S) #50
Johto (HG/SS) #50
Kalos (Mountain) #37

Abilities

  • Intimidate: The Pokémon intimidates opposing Pokémon upon entering battle, lowering their Attack stat.
  • Shed Skin: The Pokémon may heal its own status conditions by shedding its skin.
  • Unnerve: Unnerves opposing Pokémon and makes them unable to eat Berries. [Hidden Ability]

Evolutionary Chain

Pokemon
Level 22
Pokemon

Breeding

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Damage Taken

Bug 0.5x
Fairy 0.5x
Fighting 0.5x
Grass 0.5x
Ground 2x
Poison 0.5x
Psychic 2x

Base Stats

Gen Type(s) HP ATK DEF SP. ATK SP. DEF SPEED TOTAL
8 Poison 35
60
44
40
54
55
288
7 Poison 35
60
44
40
54
55
288
6 Poison 35
60
44
40
54
55
288

Dex Flavor Text

Game Dex Flavor Text
United States Pokémon Stadium2 It can freely detach its jaw to swallow large prey whole. It can become too heavy to move, however.
United States Pokémon Red Moves silently and stealthily. Eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.
United States Pokémon Blue Moves silently and stealthily. Eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.
Japan Pokémon Stadium くさちを おともなく いどうしながら こうぶつの ポッポや オニスズメの たまごを さがしまわる という。
United States Pokémon Stadium Slithers silently through grass, searching for its favorite food--Pidgey and Spearow eggs.
United States Pokémon Yellow The older it gets the longer it grows. At night, it wraps its long body around tree branches to rest.
United States Pokémon Gold It can freely detach its jaw to swallow large prey whole. It can become too heavy to move, however.
United States Pokémon Silver It always hides in grass. When first born, it has no poison, so its bite is painful, but harmless.
United States Pokémon Crystal It flutters the tip of its tongue to seek out the scent of its prey, the swallows the prey whole.
United States Pokémon 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.
United States Pokémon 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.
United States Pokémon 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.
United States Pokémon FireRed A very common sight in grassland, etc. It flicks its tongue in and out to sense danger in its surroundings.
United States Pokémon LeafGreen Moving silently and stealthily, it eats the eggs of birds, such as PIDGEY and SPEAROW, whole.
United States Pokémon Pearl It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
United States Pokémon Diamond It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
United States Pokémon Platinum It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
United States Pokémon HeartGold It can freely detach its jaw to swallow large prey whole. It can become too heavy to move, however.
United States Pokémon SoulSilver It always hides in grass. When first born, it has no poison, so its bite is painful, but harmless.
United States Pokémon White It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
Japan Pokémon White おとを まったく たてずに くさちの なかを すすむ。ゆだんしている えものに はいごから おそいかかる。
United States Pokémon Black It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
Japan Pokémon Black おとを まったく たてずに くさちの なかを すすむ。ゆだんしている えものに はいごから おそいかかる。
United States Pokémon Black 2 It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
Japan Pokémon Black 2 おとを まったく たてずに くさちの なかを すすむ。ゆだんしている えものに はいごから おそいかかる。
United States Pokémon White 2 It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
Japan Pokémon White 2 おとを まったく たてずに くさちの なかを すすむ。ゆだんしている えものに はいごから おそいかかる。
South Korea Pokémon Y 전혀 기척을 느끼지 못하게 이동한다. 구구와 깨비참의 알을 통째로 삼켜버린다.
Japan Pokémon X そだつほどに どんどん ながくなる。 そして よなかは きのえだに グルグルと からまって やすむ。
Italy Pokémon Y Si muove in modo silenzioso e furtivo. Si nutre di uova di uccelli come Pidgey e Spearow, che ingoia intere.
Spain Pokémon Y Es muy silencioso y cauteloso. Come huevos de pájaros como los de Pidgey y Spearow.
France Pokémon Y Il se déplace en silence pour dévorer des œufs de Roucool ou de Piafabec.
Germany Pokémon Y Dieses Pokémon kann sich lautlos bewegen. Seine Nahrung sind die Eier von Vogel-Pokémon.
Japan Pokémon Y まったく けはいを かんじさせずに いどうする。ポッポや オニスズメの たまごを まるのみ してしまう。
South Korea Pokémon X 성장할수록 점점 길어진다. 밤에는 나뭇가지에 몸을 돌돌 말고 쉰다.
Italy Pokémon X Con il tempo si fa sempre più lungo. La notte avvolge il suo corpo attorno a qualche ramo per dormire.
Spain Pokémon X Cuanto más viejo, más crece este Pokémon. Por la noche, descansa en las ramas de los árboles.
France Pokémon X Plus il est âgé, plus son corps est long. Il se love autour des arbres pour se reposer.
Germany Pokémon X Mit dem Alter wird der Körper dieses Pokémon immer länger. Es schläft um Äste gewickelt.
United States Pokémon X The older it gets, the longer it grows. At night, it wraps its long body around tree branches to rest.
United States Pokémon Y Moving silently and stealthily, it eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.
Spain Pokémon Omega Ruby Ekans se enrosca para descansar. Adoptando esta posición puede responder rápidamente a cualquier amenaza que le aceche desde cualquier lugar, levantando la cabeza con una feroz mirada.
South Korea Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 빙빙 몸을 말고 쉬고 있는 것은 어떤 방향에서 적이 습격해 와도 빠르게 머리를 틀어 위협할 수 있기 때문이다.
Italy Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Ekans si attorciglia a spirale per riposarsi. In questa posizione riesce a reagire alle insidie provenienti da ogni parte grazie alla testa sollevata e allo sguardo fulminante.
Spain Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Ekans se enrosca para descansar. Adoptando esta posición puede responder rápidamente a cualquier amenaza que le aceche desde cualquier lugar, levantando la cabeza con una feroz mirada.
France Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Abo s’enroule en spirale pour dormir. Sa tête reste relevée de telle sorte que cette position lui permette de réagir rapidement si une menace survenait.
Germany Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Rettan rollt sich zu einer Spirale zusammen, wenn es sich ausruht. Aus dieser Haltung kann es blitzschnell auf Bedrohungen aus allen Richtungen reagieren, indem es seinen Kopf hebt.
Japan Pokémon Alpha Sapphire ぐるぐる からだを まいて やすんでいるのは どの ほうこうから てきが おそってきても とっさに あたまを むけて いかくできるからだ。
United States Pokémon 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.
South Korea Pokémon Omega Ruby 빙빙 몸을 말고 쉬고 있는 것은 어떤 방향에서 적이 습격해 와도 빠르게 머리를 틀어 위협할 수 있기 때문이다.
Italy Pokémon Omega Ruby Ekans si attorciglia a spirale per riposarsi. In questa posizione riesce a reagire alle insidie provenienti da ogni parte grazie alla testa sollevata e allo sguardo fulminante.
France Pokémon Omega Ruby Abo s’enroule en spirale pour dormir. Sa tête reste relevée de telle sorte que cette position lui permette de réagir rapidement si une menace survenait.
Germany Pokémon Omega Ruby Rettan rollt sich zu einer Spirale zusammen, wenn es sich ausruht. Aus dieser Haltung kann es blitzschnell auf Bedrohungen aus allen Richtungen reagieren, indem es seinen Kopf hebt.
Japan Pokémon Omega Ruby ぐるぐる からだを まいて やすんでいるのは どの ほうこうから てきが おそってきても とっさに あたまを むけて いかくできるからだ。
United States Pokémon 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.
United States Pokémon Sword
United States Pokémon Shield

Sprite List

Gen/Game Normal Shiny
First Generation
Red and Green (Japan) Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Red and Blue (US) Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Yellow Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Second Generation
Gold Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Silver Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Crystal Back Picture Front Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture Front Picture
Third Generation
Ruby/Sapphire Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Emerald Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture
Fire Red / Leaf Green Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Fourth Generation
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Fifth Generation
Black/White anim anim
Sixth & Seventh Generation
XY
Sun/Moon

anim anim

anim anim
Eighth Generation
Sword/Shield shiny

Character Appearances

Character Thumbnail
  • United States Jessie's Ekans
  • Japan ムサシのアーボ
  • Japan Musashi no Arbo
  • Japan Musashi's Arbo
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Goh's Ekans
  • Japan ゴウのアーボ
  • Japan Go no Arbo
  • Japan Go's Arbo
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Team Skull Grunt's Ekans
  • Japan スカル団員のアーボ
  • Japan Skull-danin no Arbo
  • Japan Skull Gang Grunts' Arbo
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Ekans (Team Meanies)
  • Japan アーボ (チームイジワルズ)
  • Japan Arbo (Team Ijiwaruzu)
  • Japan Arbo (Team Ijiwaruzu)

Episode Appearances

Ep # Title
SL 2
SL 3
SL 4
SL 6
SL 8
SL 16
SL 17
PM 18
SL 20
SL 25
SL 28
SL 31
GS 48
GS 53
AG 6
DP 6
Movie 1
Movie 2
PSFC 1
Movie 15
XYZ 8
SM 65
Movie 22
SM 128
SM 129
SM 130
SM 138
PM2019 1
PM2019 20
PM2019 23
PM2019 31
PM2019 33
PM2019 35
PM2019 46
PM2019 47
PM2019 58
PM2019 59
PM2019 62
PM2019 70
PM2019 78
OG 1
PM2019 94

TCG Cards

#46: Ekans
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
40
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy
#56: Ekans
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
50
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy
#77: Koga's Ekans
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
50
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy
#108: Ekans
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
50
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy
#64: Ekans
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
50
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy
#55: Ekans
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
60
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy
#47: Ekans (Delta Species)
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
50
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy
#66: Ekans
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
60
Weakness
Type
+10
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#47: Ekans
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
70
Weakness
Type
x2
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#36: Ekans
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
70
Weakness
Type
x2
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy

Event Pokemon

Title
Pokémon Center: Catch 'Em All Event #3 - Arbo
Country: Japan
Pokémon: Thumbanil Ekans
Started: 2006-01-14
Ended: 2006-01-29
Pokémon Trade and Battle Day - Ekans
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Ekans
Started: 2004-09-25
Ended: 0000-00-00

Images

Note: Move names that have a colored checkmark beside the name receive a Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB) when used by this Pokémon

Level Up Moves

Wrap Type Icon Physical 20 15 90 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Leer Type Icon Status 30 100 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Poison Sting
Type Icon Physical 35 15 100 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 8 8 8 9 9 10 10
Bite Type Icon Physical 25 60 100 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 13 13 13 15 15 17 17
Glare Type Icon Status 30 100 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 20 20 20 23 23 24 24
Screech Type Icon Status 40 85 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 25 25 25 29 29 31 31
Acid
Type Icon Special 30 40 100 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 32 32 32 37 37 38 38
Stockpile Type Icon Status 20 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 37 37 37
Swallow Type Icon Status 10 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 37 37 37
Spit Up Type Icon Special 10 100 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 37 37 37
Acid Spray
Type Icon Special 20 40 100 28 28 28 28 28 28
Mud Bomb Type Icon Special 10 65 85 33 33 33 33 33 33 28 28 28
Gastro Acid
Type Icon Status 10 100 36 36 36 36 36 36 33 33 33
Haze Type Icon Status 30 41 41 41 41 41 41 36 36 36 44 44 44 43 43
Belch
Type Icon Special 10 120 90 38 38 38 38
Gunk Shot
Type Icon Physical 5 120 80 49 49 49 49 49 49 41 41 41
Coil
Type Icon Status 20 44 44 44 44 44 44

TM/HM Moves

Confide Type Icon Status 20
Torment Type Icon Status 15 100
Sunny Day Type Icon Status 5
Rain Dance Type Icon Status 5
Sleep Talk Type Icon Status 10
Attract Type Icon Status 15 100
Swagger Type Icon Status 15 85
Protect Type Icon Status 10
Substitute Type Icon Status 10
Rest Type Icon Status 10
Double Team Type Icon Status 15
Toxic
Type Icon Status 10 90
Captivate Type Icon Status 20 100
Snatch Type Icon Status 10
Endure Type Icon Status 10
Curse Type Icon Status 10
Mimic Type Icon Status 10
Brutal Swing Type Icon Physical 20 60 100
Bulldoze Type Icon Physical 20 60 100
Poison Jab
Type Icon Physical 20 80 100
Payback Type Icon Physical 10 50 100
Rock Tomb Type Icon Physical 15 60 95
Facade Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Frustration Type Icon Physical 20 100
Return Type Icon Physical 20 100
Thief Type Icon Physical 25 60 100
Rock Slide Type Icon Physical 10 75 90
Earthquake Type Icon Physical 10 100 100
Secret Power Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Dig Type Icon Physical 10 80 100
Strength Type Icon Physical 15 80 100
Natural Gift Type Icon Physical 15 100
Iron Tail Type Icon Physical 15 100 75
Headbutt Type Icon Physical 15 70 100
Skull Bash Type Icon Physical 10 130 100
Bide Type Icon Physical 10
Rage Type Icon Physical 20 20 100
Fissure Type Icon Physical 5 30
Double-Edge Type Icon Physical 15 120 100
Take Down Type Icon Physical 20 90 85
Body Slam Type Icon Physical 15 85 100
Infestation Type Icon Special 20 20 100
Round Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Sludge Wave
Type Icon Special 10 95 100
Venoshock
Type Icon Special 10 65 100
Dark Pulse Type Icon Special 15 80 100
Hidden Power Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Sludge Bomb
Type Icon Special 10 90 100
Giga Drain Type Icon Special 10 75 100
Snore Type Icon Special 15 50 100
Mega Drain Type Icon Special 15 40 100

Egg Moves

Switcheroo Type Icon Status 10 100
Snatch Type Icon Status 10
Scary Face Type Icon Status 10 100
Spite Type Icon Status 10 100
Disable Type Icon Status 20 100
Sucker Punch Type Icon Physical 5 70 100
Poison Tail
Type Icon Physical 25 50 100
Poison Fang
Type Icon Physical 15 50 100
Beat Up Type Icon Physical 10 100
Iron Tail Type Icon Physical 15 100 75
Pursuit Type Icon Physical 20 40 100
Slam Type Icon Physical 20 80 75
Crunch Type Icon Physical 15 80 100

Move Tutors

Gastro Acid
Type Icon Status 10 100
Snatch Type Icon Status 10
Spite Type Icon Status 10 100
Sleep Talk Type Icon Status 10
Substitute Type Icon Status 10
Mimic Type Icon Status 10
Swagger Type Icon Status 15 85
Endure Type Icon Status 10
Gunk Shot
Type Icon Physical 5 120 80
Seed Bomb Type Icon Physical 15 80 100
Aqua Tail Type Icon Physical 10 90 90
Iron Tail Type Icon Physical 15 100 75
Bind Type Icon Physical 20 15 85
Headbutt Type Icon Physical 15 70 100
Rock Slide Type Icon Physical 10 75 90
Double-Edge Type Icon Physical 15 120 100
Body Slam Type Icon Physical 15 85 100
Giga Drain Type Icon Special 10 75 100
Snore Type Icon Special 15 50 100
Dark Pulse Type Icon Special 15 80 100