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Ekans

National Pokédex
Fearow - Ekans (#023) - Arbok

Johto Pokédex
Sandslash - Ekans (#050) - Arbok
Japanese name Arbo
Evolves from None
Evolves into Arbok
Generation First
Species Snake Pokémon
Type Poison
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.0 m)
Weight 15.2 lb (6.9 kg)
Ability Intimidate / Shed Skin

Ekans (アーボ Ābo?, Arbo in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon in the Pokémon franchise. It is a snake-like Pokémon that swallows whole the eggs of small bird Pokémon such as Pidgey or Spearow. Its highly poisonous fangs make it a hazard in the wild. It uses its tongue to test the air for the presence of prey (small Pokémon that it feeds on). Image File history File links Ekans. ... This is a complete list of Pokémon which appear in the National Pokédex as of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. ... Fearow , Onidrill in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon in the Pokémon franchise. ... Arbok (アーボック Ä€bokku in Japanese) is a fictional character from the Pokémon franchise. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Sandslash , Sandpan in original Japanese language versions) are one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise—a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards, and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Arbok (アーボック Ä€bokku in Japanese) is a fictional character from the Pokémon franchise. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Pokémon game mechanics. ... Arbok (アーボック Ä€bokku in Japanese) is a fictional character from the Pokémon franchise. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... blue: sea snakes, black: land snakes Superfamilies and Families Henophidia Aniliidae Anomochilidae Boidae Bolyeriidae Cylindrophiidae Loxocemidae Pythonidae Tropidophiidae Uropeltidae Xenopeltidae Typhlopoidea Anomalepididae Leptotyphlopidae Typhlopidae Xenophidia Acrochordidae Atractaspididae Colubridae Elapidae Hydrophiidae Viperidae A snake is a scaly, limbless, elongate reptile from the order Squamata. ... // Pokémon types are special attributes, based partly on, and expanded from, the Classical elements, which determine the strengths and weaknesses of different Pokémon species. ... // Pokémon types are special attributes, based partly on, and expanded from, the Classical elements, which determine the strengths and weaknesses of different Pokémon species. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... The Pokémon series of role-playing video games features many different concepts and items. ... Japanese  ) is a language spoken by over 130 million people, in Japan and Japanese emigrant communities around the world. ... This is a complete list of Pokémon which appear in the National Pokédex as of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... A media franchise is an intellectual property involving the characters, setting, and trademarks of an original work of media (usually a work of fiction), such as a film, a work of literature, a television program, or a video game. ... blue: sea snakes, black: land snakes Superfamilies and Families Henophidia Aniliidae Anomochilidae Boidae Bolyeriidae Cylindrophiidae Loxocemidae Pythonidae Tropidophiidae Uropeltidae Xenopeltidae Typhlopoidea Anomalepididae Leptotyphlopidae Typhlopidae Xenophidia Acrochordidae Atractaspididae Colubridae Elapidae Hydrophiidae Viperidae A snake is a scaly, limbless, elongate reptile from the order Squamata. ... Pidgey Poppo in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon in the Pokémon franchise (a series of video games, anime, manga, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri). ... Spearow Onisuzume in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon in the Pokémon franchise. ...


The name Ekans is the word snake spelled backwards. Ekans' Japanese name, Arbo, is a reversal by morae of the word boa. Ekans' name in the English beta version was also Arbo. blue: sea snakes, black: land snakes Superfamilies and Families Henophidia Aniliidae Anomochilidae Boidae Bolyeriidae Cylindrophiidae Loxocemidae Pythonidae Tropidophiidae Uropeltidae Xenopeltidae Typhlopoidea Anomalepididae Leptotyphlopidae Typhlopidae Xenophidia Acrochordidae Atractaspididae Colubridae Elapidae Hydrophiidae Viperidae A snake is a scaly, limbless, elongate reptile from the order Squamata. ... Mora (plural moras or morae) is a unit of sound used in phonology that determines syllable weight (which in turn determines stress or timing) in some languages. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A software release is the distribution, whether public or private, of an initial or new and upgraded version of a computer software product. ...

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Biological Characteristics

Ekans is an omnivore who hunts stealthily in the grasslands. It can be diurnal or nocturnal. It curls up onto tree branches to sleep. This lets it glare at any predators who wake it up so they will go away. Ekans' appearance is similar to that of a normal rattlesnake, except that it is purple with yellow eyes with a matching ring around its neck. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... An Inner Mongolia Grassland. ... A diurnal animal (dī-ŭrnəl) is an animal that is active during the daytime and sleeps during the night. ... A nocturnal animal is one that sleeps during the day and is active at night - the opposite of the human (diurnal) schedule. ...


Like normal snakes, its tongue can be used to 'taste' the air, sensing danger and nearby presences. Unlike normal snakes, which are born with the most potent poison, Ekans have no poison at all when just hatched. Additionally they often shed their skins, much like real snakes - the remains are often found curled around trees.


Its natural prey are the eggs of Pidgey and Spearow. However, it will eat larger prey if it can catch it, distending its jaw to swallow it. Pidgey Poppo in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon in the Pokémon franchise (a series of video games, anime, manga, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri). ... Spearow Onisuzume in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon in the Pokémon franchise. ...


In the video games

Ekans began as an exclusive to Pokémon Red, and could not be caught in Pokémon Blue or Pokémon Yellow, but it could be found in Pokémon Gold, where it can be bought at the Goldenrod Game Corner. It can also be caught in the wild in Pokémon Silver, Pokémon Crystal, and Pokémon FireRed. Team Rocket Grunts commonly use them. It is also the third antagonist member of Team Meanies in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, but does not contribute to the plot. Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue are the first two installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996 and they are two of the best-selling video games of all time. ... Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue are the first two installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996 and they are two of the best-selling video games of all time. ... Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition is the fourth game in the Pokémon video game series in Japan, and the third in North America and Europe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ‹ The template below (Poke-cleanup) has been proposed for deletion. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team ) and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team ) are a matched pair of Pokémon games for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS, respectively. ...


Ekans can possess one of two abilities: Intimidate or Shed Skin. Intimidate lowers the Attack of any Pokémon it starts a fight with (similar to the Growl move, except it reduces the Attack stat more heavily than Growl), and Shed Skin gives Ekans a 1 in 3 chance of recovering from a status ailment every turn. In computer and video games, a status ailment is a reduction of ability in the player-character normally incurred during combat. ...


Its moves are primarily Normal-type moves that lower an opponent's capabilities, although it also learns two Poison-type moves (Poison Sting and Acid) and (beginning with Pokémon Gold and Silver) the Ice-type move Haze. Its Hit Points, Defense, Special (in Pokémon Red and Blue and Pokémon Yellow) and Special Attack (starting in Pokémon Gold and Silver) are in the bottom 20% of all pokémon. Starting in Pokémon FireRed, Ekans can learn Poison Fang as an Egg Move if its father was a Seviper (the Seviper must have learned Poison Fang by leveling up for this to work), Poison Fang is a great move for the Poison-type Ekans to learn as it can both damage and badly Poison opponents. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue are the first two installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996 and they are two of the best-selling video games of all time. ... Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition is the fourth game in the Pokémon video game series in Japan, and the third in North America and Europe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen are games in the world famous Pokémon video game series. ... Seviper , Habunake in original Japanese language versions) is a fictional character in the franchise of Pokémon. ...


In the anime

In the anime, the most notable Ekans was owned by Jessie, who had received it before Episode 1 on her birthday. In a sentimental scene in episode 31 (Dig Those Diglett), Jessie's Ekans evolved into an Arbok after Jessie cried over it. As an un-evolved Ekans, one of the things that Jessie used it for is its wrapping technique, similar to that of a boa constrictor's. Later on, Jessie would release Arbok to protect a group of Ekans. Team Rocket ) is a fictional syndicate in the metaseries Pokémon. ... Arbok (アーボック Ābokku in Japanese) is a fictional character from the Pokémon franchise. ... Species Boa Constrictor Acrantophis dumerili Acrantophis madagascariensis Sanzinia madagascariensis Boa is a genus of snakes in the family Boidae. ...


An Ekans is a member of "Team Meanies" in the half-hour animated special "Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out Of The Gate!". This Ekans is gluttonous and mean-spirited, but sometimes regrets his cruelty to others. In the English version of the special, this Ekans was referred to as "Arbok" (even by the closed captions), which is actually the name of its evolved form. However, this was changed in re-airings. Closed captioning allows deaf, hard of hearing / hearing_impaired, and other people to read, through captions, a transcript of the audio portion of a video that they cannot hear. ...


In the Trading Card Game

Ekans in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

In the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Ekans appears six times as a common grass card. In Fossil, Ekans is weak (only 40 HP), but can cause poison with just one energy and paralysis and damage with only two. In Team Rocket, it is of standard health (50 HP), cannot cause paralysis, but can attack without Grass energy. In Gym Challenge, Koga's Ekans could cause both Confusion and Poison with only one grass energy, but the move worked only 25% of the time. In Expedition, it has standard health, can attack with one energy, and damages and poisons with the same attack. In EX Sandstorm, Ekans is of standard health, and does 10 damage and paralyzes 50% of the time with one colorless. In EX Team Rocket Returns, Ekans is a variant reprint of EX Sandstorm, with more HP (60) but without the ability to do damage. Thus, it cannot knock anything out, only stall pokémon. Image File history File links Ekans_tcg. ... Image File history File links Ekans_tcg. ... This article is about the card game. ...


References

Publications
  • Barbo, Maria. The Official Pokémon Handbook. Scholastic Publishing, 1999. ISBN 0-439-15404-9.
  • Loe, Casey, ed. Pokémon Special Pikachu Edition Official Perfect Guide. Sunnydale, CA: Empire 21 Publishing, 1999. ISBN 1-930206-15-1.
  • Nintendo Power. Official Nintendo Pokémon FireRed Version & Pokémon LeafGreen Version Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America Inc., August 2004. ISBN 1-930206-50-X
  • Mylonas, Eric. Pokémon Pokédex Collector’s Edition: Prima’s Official Pokémon Guide. Prima Games, September 21 2004. ISBN 0-7615-4761-4
  • Nintendo Power. Official Nintendo Pokémon Emerald Version Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America Inc., April 2005. ISBN 1-930206-58-5

Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue are the first two installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996 and they are two of the best-selling video games of all time. ... Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition is the fourth game in the Pokémon video game series in Japan, and the third in North America and Europe. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ‹ The template below (Poke-cleanup) has been proposed for deletion. ... Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, released in Japan as Pocket Monsters Ruby and Pocket Monsters Sapphire ), released on March 17, 2003 in North America for the Game Boy Advance, mark the beginning of the third generation in the Pokémon series of RPGs. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Pokémon Colosseum is the first GameCube incarnation of the Pokémon video game franchise. ...

External links

  • Official Pokémon website
  • Ekans at Bulbapedia, a Pokémon-centric wiki
  • Ekans’s fourth-generation Pokédex entry at Serebii.net
  • Pokémon Dungeon Pokédex entry, full of statistics analysis
  • PsyPoke Pokédex entry
  • WikiKnowledge.net’s entry for Ekans Previously hosted by Wikibooks

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Ekans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (855 words)
Ekans' appearance is similar to that of a normal rattlesnake, except that it is purple with yellow eyes with a matching ring around its neck.
Ekans began as an exclusive to Pokémon Red, and could not be caught in Pokémon Blue or Pokémon Yellow, but it could be found in Pokémon Gold, where it can be bought at the Goldenrod Game Corner.
As an un-evolved Ekans, one of the things that Jessie used it for is its wrapping technique, similar to that of a boa constrictor's.
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