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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha 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.
Ultra Sun By dislocating its jaw, it can swallow prey larger than itself. After a meal, it curls up and rests.
Ultra Moon The eggs of bird Pokémon are its favorite food. It swallows eggs whole, so sometimes an egg gets stuck, and Ekans faints.

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

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

See all Ekans sprites

Where to find Ekans

Red Route 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 23
Blue
Yellow
Trade/migrate from another game
Gold Goldenrod City
Silver Route 3, 4, 32, 33
Crystal Route 3, 4, 26, 27, 32, 33, 42, 44
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed Route 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 23
LeafGreen
Emerald
Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 212
HeartGold Goldenrod City
SoulSilver Route 3, 4, 32, 33
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 14
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 2