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#023 Ekans

official Ekans artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Ekans
Type Poison
Species Snake Pokémon
Height 2 m (6' 7")
Weight 6.9 kg (15.2 lbs)
Catch rate 255

Ekans's description

Ekans is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 1 and has the National Dex number #023. The Pokédex classifies it as the Snake Pokémon.

Ekans's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
阿柏蛇 / 阿柏蛇 (Ābóshé) Abo Rettan アーボ (Arbo) 아보 (Abo)

Ekans's resistances & weaknesses

Ekans's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 1 Attack

Breeding

Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Dragon, Field
Egg Cycles 20 (approx. 5120 steps)

Ekans's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Intimidate Shed Skin Unnerve

Ekans's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 35
95 180 142 274
Attack 60
58 112 123 240
Defense 44
44 83 105 205
Sp. Atk 40
40 76 101 196
Sp. Def 54
53 101 116 227
Speed 55
54 103 117 229
Total 288

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Ekans's evolutions

Level 22

Ekans's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
1Red, BlueMoves silently and stealthily. Eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.
1YellowThe older it gets, the longer it grows. At night, it wraps its long body around tree branches to rest.
1StadiumSlithers silently through grass, searching for its favorite food—Pidgey and Spearow eggs.
2GoldIt can freely detach its jaw to swallow large prey whole. It can become too heavy to move, however.
2SilverIt always hides in grass. When first born, it has no poison, so its bite is painful, but harmless.
2CrystalIt flutters the tip of its tongue to seek out the scent of prey, then swallows the prey whole.
2Stadium 2It can freely detach its jaw to swallow large prey whole. It can become too heavy to move, however.
3Ruby, SapphireEkans 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.
3EmeraldAn 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.
3FireRedA very common sight in grassland, etc. It flicks its tongue in and out to sense danger in its surroundings.
3LeafGreenMoving silently and stealthily, it eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.
4Diamond, Pearl, PlatinumIt sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
4HeartGoldIt can freely detach its jaw to swallow large prey whole. It can become too heavy to move, however.
4SoulSilverIt always hides in grass. When first born, it has no poison, so its bite is painful, but harmless.
5Black, White, Black 2, White 2It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
6XThe older it gets, the longer it grows. At night, it wraps its long body around tree branches to rest.
6YMoving silently and stealthily, it eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.
6Omega Ruby, Alpha SapphireEkans 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.
7Ultra SunBy dislocating its jaw, it can swallow prey larger than itself. After a meal, it curls up and rests.
7Ultra MoonThe eggs of bird Pokémon are its favorite food. It swallows eggs whole, so sometimes an egg gets stuck, and Ekans faints.
7Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!The older it gets, the longer it grows. At night, it wraps its long body around tree branches to rest.