Arbok

Arbok is a Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Cobra Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 024
Type Poison
Species Cobra Pokémon
Height 11′06″ (3.5 m)
Weight 143.3 lbs (65.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Intimidate
2. Shed Skin
Unnerve (hidden ability)
Local № 024 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
051 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
024 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
051 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
038 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
062 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 90 (11.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 157
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 95
175 317
Defense 69
128 260
Sp. Atk 65
121 251
Sp. Def 79
146 282
Speed 80
148 284
Total 448 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Arbok.

Evolution chart

(Level 22)

Arbok changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
It is rumored that the ferocious warning markings on its belly differ from area to area.
Yellow The frightening patterns on its belly have been studied. Six variations have been confirmed.
Gold Transfixing prey with the face-like pattern on its belly, it binds and poisons the frightened victim.
Silver With a very vengeful nature, it won't give up the chase, no matter how far, once it targets its prey.
Crystal To intimidate foes, it spreads its chest wide and makes eerie sounds by expelling air from its mouth.
Ruby
Sapphire
This POKéMON is terrifically strong in order to constrict things with its body. It can even flatten steel oil drums. Once ARBOK wraps its body around its foe, escaping its crunching embrace is impossible.
FireRed The pattern on its belly appears to be a frightening face. Weak foes will flee just at the sight of the pattern.
LeafGreen It is rumored that the ferocious warning markings on its belly differ from area to area.
Emerald This POKéMON has a terrifically strong constricting power. It can even flatten steel oil drums. Once it wraps its body around its foe, escaping is impossible.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. It constricts foes while they are frozen in fear.
HeartGold Transfixing prey with the face-like pattern on its belly, it binds and poisons the frightened victim.
SoulSilver With a very vengeful nature, it won’t give up the chase, no matter how far, once it targets its prey.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. It constricts foes while they are frozen in fear.
X The pattern on its belly appears to be a frightening face. Weak foes will flee just at the sight of the pattern.
Y To intimidate foes, it spreads its chest wide and makes eerie sounds by expelling air from its mouth.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
This Pokémon is terrifically strong in order to constrict things with its body. It can even flatten steel oil drums. Once Arbok wraps its body around its foe, escaping its crunching embrace is impossible.
Ultra Sun The latest research has determined that there are over 20 possible arrangements of the patterns on its stomach.
Ultra Moon After stunning its opponents with the pattern on its stomach, it quickly wraps them up in its body and waits for them to stop moving.

Moves learned by Arbok

Moves learnt by level up

Arbok learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1CrunchDark 80 100
1Fire FangFire 65 95
1Ice FangIce 65 95
1LeerNormal 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1Thunder FangElectric 65 95
1WrapNormal 15 90
4Poison StingPoison 15 100
9BiteDark 60 100
12GlareNormal 100
17ScreechNormal 85
20AcidPoison 40 100
27Spit UpNormal 100
27StockpileNormal
27SwallowNormal
32Acid SprayPoison 40 100
39Mud BombGround 65 85
44Gastro AcidPoison 100
48BelchPoison 120 90
51HazeIce
56CoilPoison
63Gunk ShotPoison 120 80

Moves learnt on evolution

Arbok learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CrunchDark 80 100

Egg moves

Arbok learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Arbok egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Beat UpDark 100
DisableNormal 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Poison FangPoison 50 100
Poison TailPoison 50 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Scary FaceNormal 100
SlamNormal 80 75
SnatchDark
SpiteGhost 100
Sucker PunchDark 70 100
SwitcherooDark 100

Move Tutor moves

Arbok can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
BindNormal 15 85
Gastro AcidPoison 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Gunk ShotPoison 120 80
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Seed BombGrass 80 100
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Stomping TantrumGround 75 100
Throat ChopDark 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Arbok is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
34Sludge WavePoison 95 100
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
82Dragon TailDragon 60 90
83InfestationBug 20 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Arbok can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
FissureGround Generation 1 — TM
Mega DrainGrass 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Arbok learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1CrunchDark 80 100
1Fire FangFire 65 95
1Ice FangIce 65 95
1LeerNormal 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1Thunder FangElectric 65 95
1WrapNormal 15 90
4Poison StingPoison 15 100
9BiteDark 60 100
12GlareNormal 100
17ScreechNormal 85
20AcidPoison 40 100
27Spit UpNormal 100
27StockpileNormal
27SwallowNormal
32Acid SprayPoison 40 100
39Mud BombGround 65 85
44Gastro AcidPoison 100
48BelchPoison 120 90
51HazeIce
56CoilPoison
63Gunk ShotPoison 120 80

Moves learnt on evolution

Arbok learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sun & Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CrunchDark 80 100

Egg moves

Arbok learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Arbok egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Beat UpDark 100
DisableNormal 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Poison FangPoison 50 100
Poison TailPoison 50 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Scary FaceNormal 100
SlamNormal 80 75
SnatchDark
SpiteGhost 100
Sucker PunchDark 70 100
SwitcherooDark 100

Moves learnt by TM

Arbok is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
34Sludge WavePoison 95 100
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
82Dragon TailDragon 60 90
83InfestationBug 20 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Arbok can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
FissureGround Generation 1 — TM
Mega DrainGrass 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Arbok sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Arbok  sprite from Red & Blue Arbok  sprite from Silver Arbok  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Arbok  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Arbok  sprite from Black & White Arbok  sprite from X & Y Arbok  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Arbok Shiny sprite from Silver Arbok Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Arbok Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Arbok Shiny sprite from Black & White Arbok Shiny sprite from X & Y Arbok Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Arbok

Red Route 23, Cerulean Cave
Blue
Yellow
Trade/migrate from another game
Gold Evolve Ekans
Silver Route 3, 4, 26, 27
Crystal Route 3, 4, 26, 27, 28, 42, Mt. Silver
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed Route 23, Victory Road
LeafGreen
Emerald
Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Great Marsh
HeartGold Evolve Ekans
SoulSilver Route 3, 4, 26, 27
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 19
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 8

Other languages

English Arbok
Japanese アーボック (Arbok)
German Arbok
French Arbok

Name origin

cobra
a type of snake; ‘arbok’ spelled backwards is ‘kobra’