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The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. It constricts foes when they are frozen in fear.
~ Pokédex


Arbok is a serpentine Pokémon that resembles a cobra. It has narrow eyes and several sharp teeth. Just below its head is a large hood with a face-like pattern. This pattern has over 20 possible variations. The pattern typically has two red and yellow eyespots outlined in black, a wide black streak resembling an upturned mouth, and a black V-shaped stripe above the eyespots.

Arbok is capable of crushing opponents by coiling its body around them and squeezing them tightly. It can even flatten steel oil drums. If it encounters an enemy, it raises its head, mimics, and stuns the opponent using the frightening pattern on its body. It can also make eerie sounds by expelling air from its mouth. It has been stated that if any part of Arbok's body except for the head is cut off, it can regrow the rest of its body again in a matter of a few weeks. It also has the ability to detect vibrations as shown in the anime. Arbok has been known to be capable of spending long periods underwater and surviving in aquatic environments. One particular Arbok could change its pattern at any time to increase power to different stats and get invulnerability to status conditions, if the pattern is uncovered.

Arbok is territorial. It lashes out at intruders with long fangs tipped with deadly venom. Vengeful in nature, it will not give up a chase once it targets its prey or an opponent, no matter how far. It makes its home in grassy savannas and plains. In the wild, it hunts smaller Pokémon. First it uses the pattern on its hood to immobilize prey, then it begins constricting them, and finally poisons the target to finish them off and eat them. It is also capable of paralyzing opponents with its former signature move, Glare.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 8-A | High 7-A

Name: Ekans | Arbok

Origin: Pokémon

Gender: Male or Female (1 female to 1 male)

Age: Varies

Classification: Snake Pokémon | Cobra Pokémon

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical CharacteristicsPoison ManipulationDarkness ManipulationStatistics ReductionStatistics AmplificationStatus Effect Inducement, Limited Smoke ManipulationSound ManipulationAcid ManipulationEarth ManipulationPower NullificationHealingMetal ManipulationFear Manipulation, Non-Physical InteractionResistance to Poison ManipulationPlant ManipulationMagic, Bug-type and Fighting-type moves | All of the previous abilities, plus Fire ManipulationIce ManipulationElectricity ManipulationRegeneration (Low-Mid; Arbok can regenerate as long as its head is intact), Enhanced Senses (Can sense vibrations in the ground to locate others)

Attack Potency: Large Mountain level+ (Comparable to Weezing)

Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ (Can dodge lighting from Magnemite) | FTL combat speed and reactions (Comparable to other Fully-Evolved Pokémon, such as Golem)

Lifting Strength: Class 25 (Scaling above Mantyke, who lifts a large boulder)

Striking Strength: Multi-City Block Class+ | Large Mountain Class+

Durability: Multi-City Block level+ (Should be at least as durable as Pidgey) | Large Mountain level+

Stamina: High

Range: Standard melee range, hundreds of meters with most attacks | Standard melee range, tens of kilometers with most attacks

Standard Equipment: Berry (Recovers 10 HP) | Berry and Poison Barb (Poison-type moves deal 20% more damage)

Intelligence: Average

Weaknesses: Some forms of Earth Manipulation and Telekinesis

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Intimidate: Arbok intimidates opposing Pokémon upon entering battle, lowering their Attack stat.
  • Shed Skin: Arbok may heal its own status conditions by shedding its skin.
  • Unnerve: Unnerves opposing Pokémon and makes them unable to eat Berries.
  • Frighten: It intimidates the target, lowering its speed and range.


  • Wrap: Ekans wraps its body around the opponent.
  • Leer: Ekans gives opposing Pokémon an intimidating leer that lowers the Defense stat.
  • Poison Sting: Ekans fires multiple purple needles from its mouth at the opponent, having a high chance to poison the target.
  • Bite: Ekans bites down with its mouth.
  • Glare: Ekans glares at the opponent and its eyes flash different colors, making the opponent paralyzed,
  • Screech: Ekans opens its mouth and shrieks loudly, causing white shockwaves to come out from its mouth, lowering the target's defense.
  • Acid: Ekans spits a black or purple acid from its mouth at the opponent and it may lower the target's Special defense.
  • Stockpile: Ekans charges up power and raises both its Defense and Sp. Def. stats. The move can be used only three times.
  • Swallow: The power stored using the move Stockpile is absorbed by the user to heal its HP. Storing more power heals more HP, it resets Stockpile.
  • Spit Up: The power stored using the move Stockpile is released at once in an attack. The more power is stored, the greater the move's power, it resets Stockpile.
  • Acid Spray: Ekans spits fluid that works to melt the target. This harshly lowers the target's Special Defense stat.
  • Mud Bomb: Ekans opens its mouth and fires a ball of brown mud at the opponent, having a chance of lowering the target's accuracy.
  • Gastro Acid: Ekans hurls up its stomach acids on the target. The fluid eliminates the effect of the target's Ability.
  • Belch: Ekans lets out a damaging belch at the target. Ekans must eat a held Berry to use this move.
  • Haze: Ekans creates a haze that eliminates every stat change (such as speed amplifications) among all the opponents engaged in battle.
  • Coil: Ekans coils up and concentrates. This raises its Attack and Defense stats as well as its accuracy.
  • Gunk Shot: Ekans shoots filthy garbage at the target to attack. This may also poison the target.
  • Toxic: A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn, it cannot miss when it is used by Ekans.
  • Slam: Ekans uses its tail to hit the opponent.
  • Poison Jab: Ekans' tail glows purple than it uses to hit the target, it may poison the target.


All of the previous moves

  • Crunch: Arbok crunches down on the opponent with dark energy. It has a chance to lower the defense of the opponent.
  • Ice Fang: Arbok bites with cold-infused fangs. This may also make the target flinch or leave it frozen.
  • Thunder Fang: Arbok bites with electrified fangs. This may also make the target flinch or leave it with paralysis.
  • Fire Fang: Arbok bites with flame-cloaked fangs. This may also make the target flinch or leave it with a burn.

  • Beat Up: Arbok gets all party Pokémon to attack the target. The more party Pokémon, the greater the number of attacks.
  • Disable: Arbok makes the last move used by the enemy to not be usable for some time.
  • Iron Tail: Arbok's tail glows white and hits the opponent with it, it may lower the target's defense.
  • Poison Fang: Arbok's fangs glow purple, then it bites the opponent, having a high chance of badly poisoning the target.
  • Poison Tail: The tip of Arbok's tail glows purple, then it hits the opponent with it, it may poison the target and it has a high Critical hit ratio.
  • Pursuit: Arbok chases after a fleeing target and strikes them from behind with a physical blow, giving double the damage if the target is fleeing.
  • Scary Face: Arbok frightens the target with a scary face to harshly lower its Speed stat.
  • Snatch: Arbok steals the effects of any attempts to use a healing or stat-changing move.
  • Spite: Arbok unleashes its grudge on the move last used by the target, lowering its stamina.
  • Sucker Punch: Arbok rushes up before its opponent can attack and hits them with a surprise attack. This move will fail if the opponent isn't attacking, however.
  • Switcheroo: Arbok trades held items with the target faster than the eye can follow.

  • Sludge Bomb: Ekans fires waves or globs of brown sludge at the opponent from its mouth, having a chance to poison the target.
  • Dragon Tail: Arbok-only. Arbok's tail glows light blue and it hits the opponent with it, it normally goes after the opponent and it launch the opponent kilometers away.
  • Dark Pulse: Arbok-only. Arbok launches a beam of dark energy filled with bad thoughts, dealing damage when it hits, it may flinch the opponent.
  • Sludge Wave: Arbok-only. A big wave of dark purple sludge forms around Arbok. The sludge is then hurled at the opponent, damaging it, having a chance to poison the target.

  • Course Checker: A skill all partners must know, regardless of IQ Group or amount of IQ Points, and exclusive to them. If targeting an enemy, Arbok will instinctively check for things that will get in the way, and will stop if such an obstacle exists in an effort to conserve stamina.
  • Status Checker: Arbok knows to not beat a dead horse and use a status move that'll cause a status effect that the opponent already has.
  • Non-Traitor: Arbok, if confused or cowering, will not damage allies with out-of-control attacks.
  • Brick-Tough: Arbok's body becomes tougher, increasing its health. This one can't be turned off.
  • Type-Advantage Master: Arbok's critical hit rate skyrockets if attacking one with a type disadvantage.
  • Power Pitcher: Arbok has increased throwing strength, boosting the strength of thrown items..
  • Nonsleeper: Arbok resists being put to sleep.
  • Concentrator: Arbok becomes more focused on hitting the enemy, increasing its accuracy by one stage, proportionally decreasing its evasion.
  • Practice Swinger: If Arbok misses an attack, the power of its next attack is boosted due to a temporary boost in physical and special attack.
  • Aggressor: Arbok becomes very aggressive, which raises its attack and special attack, but lowers its defense and special defense.
  • Counter Basher: Arbok takes on the Counter status, in which at the cost of -1 stage of defense, it can auto-reflects a portion of physical damage done to Arbok. As an effect of the Counter status, Arbok's own attacks can't be reflected.
  • Erratic Player: Arbok's style becomes erratic, so the effects of types gets boosted when Arbok is involved. This is a two-way street, however.
  • Clutch Performer: At dangerously low health, Arbok receives a sharp boost in evasiveness.
  • Extra Striker: Due to an increased attack rate, Arbok may execute two moves at once rather than just one.
  • Intimidator: Arbok can potentially induce fear into the opponent to the point of non-action, and they lose their chance to attack.
  • No-Charger: Arbok can unleash moves that need to charge up right away, though it takes twice the energy to perform said move.
  • Pierce Hurler: Throwing items hurled by Arbok pierces through walls and other Pokémon, without showing signs of stopping.

  • Key: Ekans | Arbok


    Notable Victories:

    Notable Losses:

    Inconclusive Matches: