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Ekans (エカンズ, Ekanzu) is a Poison-type Snake Pokémon that evolves into Arbok starting at level 22.


Voice actor: Eric Stuart (both English and Japanese)

This reptilian Pokémon is serpentine. It has a rattle at the tip of its tail, and is mostly purple while its underbelly, eyes, rattle, and the "bands" on it are yellow. An Ekans' height is 6'07" and weight is 15.2 lbs.

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Special abilitiesEdit

Ekans are able to detach their jaws to swallow large prey whole, although this makes their bodies heavy. It can also use its tongue to sense danger, and can move quietly through the grass. Ekans was also shown in the second movie to possess some swimming abilities.


Like actual snakes, Ekans will lash out with a bite when frightened by anything it sees as a threat. If one happens to be bitten by a young Ekans, they are lucky. As an Ekans, it does not possess the ability to add venom to its bite until after it evolves into an Arbok, though this last bit of information clashes with Ekans's dungeon phrase.


Ekans live in grassy savannas and plains. It also inhabits cemeteries. It is normally found in Kanto and Johto, but has been encountered in Sinnoh on rare occasions.


Main article: Pokémon food

Ekans' favorite food is Eggs.

Major appearancesEdit

Jessie's EkansEdit

Jessie had an Ekans, which for most of the Template:Series, was her only Pokémon. It was extremely loyal to her and eventually evolved into an Arbok just to make her happy.


A poacher had captured a bunch of Ekans in A Poached Ego!.

Ekans was part of "Team Meanies" in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate! Special. Gengar commanded the Poisonous Snake Pokémon to eat all the Berries Team Go-Getters collected.

Minor appearancesEdit

An Ekans appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

An Ekans was one of the sick Pokémon in a Pokémon Center in Carrying On!.

Ekans made a cameo appearance in Different Strokes for Different Blokes.

Multiple Ekans also appeared in The Power of One.

Pokédex entryEdit

Ekans, Snake Pokémon. It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.


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