Essentials

Ekans

Ekans

Poison

Abilities

Intimidate

Lowers opponents' Attack one stage upon entering battle.

Shed Skin

Has a 33% chance of curing any major status ailment after each turn.

Hidden Ability

Unnerve

Prevents opposing Pokémon from eating held Berries.

Damage Taken

  • Bug ½
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy ½
  • Fighting ½
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass ½
  • Ground 2
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic 2
  • Rock 1
  • Steel 1
  • Water 1

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 1
National
23
Kanto
23 Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen
Original Johto
50 Gold, Silver, Crystal
Updated Johto
50 HeartGold, SoulSilver
Mountain Kalos
37 X, Y

Names

Chinese
阿柏蛇
German
Rettan
French
Abo
Korean
아보
Italian
Ekans
Spanish
Ekans
Japanese
アーボ (aabo)
Official roomaji
Arbo

Breeding

Gender
½ male, ½ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Field
  • Dragon
Search:
Hatch counter
20 Search:
Steps to hatch
5355 / 2805

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
58 Search:
Effort points
  • 1 Attack
Capture rate
255 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium Search:

Wild held items

Generation 3 nothing
Generation 4 nothing
Generation 5 nothing
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Ekans Arbok Level up, starting at level 22

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
35
4.2 243 274
Attack
60
31.2 188 219
Defense
44
14.5 156 187
Special Attack
40
15.3 148 179
Special Defense
54
28.0 176 207
Speed
55
36.1 178 209
Total
288
10.4

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★★✯☆☆
Power
★✯✯☆
Skill
★✯✯
Stamina
★✯☆
Jump
★★☆
Total
7/13/18

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.

Generation 6
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.

Sprites

Ekans Ekans Ekans Ekans

Miscellany

Species
Snake Search:
Color
Purple Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
grassland Search:
Footprint
Ekans
Shape
Caudal Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Ekans
20

6'6.7"
2.0 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Ekans
69

15.2 lb
6.9 kg

Locations

Red Red
FireRed FireRed
Diamond Diamond
Pearl Pearl
Platinum Platinum
SoulSilver SoulSilver

Pal Park

Area
Forest
Score
30
Rate
50

Moves

Poison moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Physical moves better suit Ekans's higher Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Generation 1 Gold, Silver Crystal Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Wrap Normal physical 20 15 90%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

Leer Normal status 30 100%

Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.

10 9 9 8 4 4 4 4 Poison Sting Poison physical 35 15 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

17 15 15 13 9 9 9 9 Bite Dark physical 25 60 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

24 23 23 20 12 12 12 12 Glare Normal status 30 100%

Paralyzes the target.

31 29 29 25 17 17 17 17 Screech Normal status 40 85%

Lowers the target's Defense by two stages.

38 37 37 32 20 20 20 20 Acid Poison special 30 40 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

37 25 25 25 25 Stockpile Normal status 20

Stores energy up to three times for use with Spit Up and Swallow.

37 25 25 25 25 Swallow Normal status 10

Recovers 1/4 HP after one Stockpile, 1/2 HP after two Stockpiles, or full HP after three Stockpiles.

37 25 25 25 25 Spit Up Normal special 10 * 100%

Power is 100 times the amount of energy Stockpiled.

28 28 Acid Spray Poison special 20 40 100%

Lowers the target's Special Defense by two stages.

28 28 33 33 Mud Bomb Ground special 10 65 85%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

33 33 36 36 Gastro Acid Poison status 10 100%

Nullifies target's ability until it leaves battle.

38 Belch Poison special 10 120 90%

Can only be used after the user has eaten a berry.

43 43 44 36 36 41 41 Haze Ice status 30

Resets all Pokémon's stats, accuracy, and evasion.

44 44 Coil Poison status 20

Raises the user's Attack, Defense, and accuracy by one stage each.

41 41 49 49 Gunk Shot Poison physical 5 120 80%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Generation 1 Gold, Silver Crystal Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • • Beat Up Dark physical 10 * 100%

Hits once for every conscious Pokémon the trainer has.

• Crunch Dark physical 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

• • • • Disable Normal status 20 100%

Disables the target's last used move for 1-8 turns.

• • Iron Tail Steel physical 15 100 75%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

• • • • • Poison Fang Poison physical 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to badly poison the target.

• • • • Poison Tail Poison physical 25 50 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit and a 10% chance to poison the target.

• • • • • • • Pursuit Dark physical 20 40 100%

Has double power against, and can hit, Pokémon attempting to switch out.

• • • • Scary Face Normal status 10 100%

Lowers the target's Speed by two stages.

• • • • • • • Slam Normal physical 20 80 75%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

• • Snatch Dark status 10 4

Steals the target's move, if it's self-targeted.

• • • • • • • Spite Ghost status 10 100%

Lowers the PP of the target's last used move by 4.

• • Sucker Punch Dark physical 5 80 100% 1

Only works if the target is about to use a damaging move.

• • • Switcheroo Dark status 10 100%

User and target swap items.

Generation 1 Gold, Silver Crystal Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Aqua Tail Water physical 10 90 90%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Bind Normal physical 20 15 85%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Dark Pulse Dark special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Gastro Acid Poison status 10 100%

Nullifies target's ability until it leaves battle.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Gunk Shot Poison physical 5 120 80%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Iron Tail Steel physical 15 100 75%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Rock Slide Rock physical 10 75 90%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Seed Bomb Grass physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snatch Dark status 10 4

Steals the target's move, if it's self-targeted.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Spite Ghost status 10 100%

Lowers the PP of the target's last used move by 4.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

Generation 1 Gold, Silver Crystal Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
02 02 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

03 03 Curse Ghost status 10

Ghosts pay half their max HP to hurt the target every turn. Others decrease Speed but raise Attack and Defense.

06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

09 09 Venoshock Poison special 10 65 100%

Inflicts double damage if the target is Poisoned.

08 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

13 13 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

17 17 17 17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

18 18 18 18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

09 Take Down Normal physical 20 90 85%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

19 19 19 19 19 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

20 20 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

21 21 21 21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

23 23 23 Iron Tail Steel physical 15 100 75%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

10 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

20 Rage Normal physical 20 20 100%

If the user is hit after using this move, its Attack rises by one stage.

21 Mega Drain Grass special 15 40 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 Earthquake Ground physical 10 100 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Dig users.

27 27 27 27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

27 Fissure Ground physical 5 * 30%

Causes a one-hit KO.

28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 Dig Ground physical 10 80 100%

User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

31 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

34 34 Sludge Wave Poison special 10 95 100%

Has a 10% chance to poison the target.

34 34 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

35 35 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

36 36 36 36 36 36 36 Sludge Bomb Poison special 10 90 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

39 39 39 39 Rock Tomb Rock physical 15 60 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

34 Bide Normal physical 10 * 1

User waits for two turns, then hits back for twice the damage it took.

41 41 41 41 41 Torment Dark status 15 100%

Prevents the target from using the same move twice in a row.

42 42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

40 Skull Bash Normal physical 10 130 100%

Raises the user's Defense by one stage. User charges for one turn before attacking.

44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

48 Rock Slide Rock physical 10 75 90%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

46 46 46 46 46 46 46 Thief Dark physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

49 49 49 Snatch Dark status 10 4

Steals the target's move, if it's self-targeted.

58 58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

66 66 66 66 Payback Dark physical 10 50 100%

Power is doubled if the target has already moved this turn.

78 78 Bulldoze Ground physical 20 60 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

78 78 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

79 79 Dark Pulse Dark special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

80 80 80 80 Rock Slide Rock physical 10 75 90%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

83 Infestation Bug special 20 20 100%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

82 82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

84 84 84 84 Poison Jab Poison physical 20 80 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

50 90 90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

97 Dark Pulse Dark special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 Strength Normal physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

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