Ekans

Ekans is a Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Snake Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Moves silently and stealthily. Eats the eggs of birds, such as PIDGEY and SPEAROW, whole.
Yellow The older it gets, the longer it grows. At night, it wraps its long body around tree branches to rest.
Gold It can freely detach its jaw to swallow large prey whole. It can become too heavy to move, however.
Silver It always hides in grass. When first born, it has no poison, so its bite is painful, but harmless.
Crystal It flutters the tip of its tongue to seek out the scent of prey, then swallows the prey whole.
Ruby
Sapphire
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.
FireRed A very common sight in grassland, etc. It flicks its tongue in and out to sense danger in its surroundings.
LeafGreen Moving silently and stealthily, it eats the eggs of birds, such as PIDGEY and SPEAROW, whole.
Emerald An 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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
HeartGold It can freely detach its jaw to swallow large prey whole. It can become too heavy to move, however.
SoulSilver It always hides in grass. When first born, it has no poison, so its bite is painful, but harmless.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It sneaks through grass without making a sound and strikes unsuspecting prey from behind.
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.

Evolution chart

Ekans
#023
Ekans
Poison

(Level 22)
Arbok
#024
Arbok
Poison

Name origin

snake
a species of reptile; ‘ekans’ spelled backwards is ‘snake’

Moves learned by Ekans

Ekans sprites

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
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Where to find Ekans

Red
Blue
Route 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 23
Gold
Silver
Route 3, 4, 32, 33
Crystal Route 3, 4, 26, 27, 32, 33, 42, 44
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 23
Diamond
Pearl
Route 212
Platinum Route 212
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 3, 4, 32, 33, 46
X
Y
Route 14 (Laverre Nature Trail)