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Ekans is a Poison-type Pokémon from Kanto region. It can evolve into Arbok when fed with 50 candies.

Pokédex description

Ekans - Snake Pokémon
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.

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Poison 9 (11)
Icon Poison 5 (8)

Charged attacks

Icon Poison
35 (21)
Icon Poison
80 (35)
Icon Normal
60 (21)
Icon Poison
130 (42) (Legacy move)

Evolution family

Ekans is the part of a two-member family.

9. Ekans
#023 Ekans
50 Ekans candy
#024 Arbok



  • Ekans was released with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • In the wild, maximum capture CP of Ekans is 795, however it can reach 861, if encountered Pokémon is boosted by current weather.
    • Between February 4th and February 13th, 2019, Ekans's spawn rate in the wild was significantly higher during the Lunar New Year.
  • From July 6th, 2016 to February 9th, 2017, Ekans used to be a possible hatchling from 5-km Eggs.
  • From February 9th, 2017 to July 7th, 2017, Ekans used to be a possible hatchling from 2-km Eggs.
  • Ekans was available in field research: "Catch 3 Pidgey or Murkrow." during April to June, 2018 with a maximum capture CP of 397.
  • Ekans name comes from word Snake spelled backwards.

External links

  • Ekans page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Ekans article, on the Pokémon Wiki
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