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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Ekans

Ekans
Snake Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Ekans is a Poison Type Snake Pokémon, with a 33.3% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Ekans can be found with Intimidate, Shed Skin and Unnerve as an Ability and has a Medium Fast growth rate with a 1 Attack EV Yield. We recommend the Adamant Nature, based on 288 combined Base Stats.

Brilliant Diamond Exclusive
National Dex Pokemon

Ekans Stats and Abilities

Based on Ekans Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Ekans Highest IV Stat is Attack 60 and the Lowest being Special Attack 40.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP35180274
E
Attack60112240
F
Defense4483205
F
Special Attack4076196
F
Special Defense54101227
F
Speed55103229
F
Total288
Ekans Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Adamant
+10% Attack
-10% Special Attack
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Dry
EV Yield1 Attack
Growth RateMedium Fast
Catch Rate255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsDragon, Field
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Intimidate
Ability 1
Intimidate lower's the Attack of all opponents by one stage when the ability-bearer switches in (including the start of a battle).
Shed Skin
Ability 2
The Pokémon may heal its own status problems.
Unnerve
Hidden Ability
Makes the foe nervous and unable to eat Berries.

How To Evolve Ekans in BDSP

Ekans requires (Level 22) to evolve into Arbok.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Ekans
Level 22
Arbok

Where To Find Ekans in BDSP

Ekans has 6 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Ekans, within the Bogsunk Cavern location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Swampy Cave
National
Ekans
Lv. 16-63
Sunlit Cavern
National
Ekans
Lv. 16-63
Still-Water Cavern
National
Ekans
Lv. 16-63
Riverbank Cave
National
Ekans
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
National
Ekans
Lv. 16-63
Bogsunk Cavern
National
Ekans
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Ekans Weakness

Ekans is a Poison Type pokemon. This will cause Ekans to take More Damage from Ground, Psychic Type Moves, and Less Damage from Fighting, Poison, Bug, Grass, Fairy Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Ground
Psychic
0.5x
Less Damage
Fighting
Poison
Bug
Grass
Fairy
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Ekans Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Mewtwo
S
Lugia
S
Groudon
S
Celebi
S
Metagross

What pokemon is Ekans Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Celebi
A
Togekiss
A
Tangrowth
A
Crobat
A
Infernape
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Best Moves Ekans in BDSP

Best Moveset for Ekans Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
38
Belch
Special
180
90 10 User must have consumed a Berry.
49
Gunk Shot
Physical
180
80 5 May poison opponent.
33
Sludge Bomb
Special
135
100 10 May poison opponent.
9
Bite
Physical
60
100 25 May cause flinching.

Best Moveset for Ekans TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM26
Earthquake
Physical
100
100 10 Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM23
Iron Tail
Physical
100
75 15 May lower opponent's Defense.
TM36
Sludge Bomb
Special
135
100 10 May poison opponent.
TM79
Dark Pulse
Special
80
100 15 May cause flinching.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Ekans Level Up Moves

List of Moves Ekans can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Wrap
Power: 15
Acc: 90
PP: 20
Physical

Traps opponent, damaging them for 4-5 turns.
1
Leer
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Lowers opponent's Defense.
4
Poison Sting
Power:
22.5
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

May poison the opponent.
9
Bite
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

May cause flinching.
12
Glare
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Paralyzes opponent.
17
Screech
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 40
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Defense.
20
Acid
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
25
Stockpile
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Stores energy for use with Spit Up and Swallow.
25
Swallow
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

The more times the user has performed Stockpile, the more HP is recovered.
25
Spit Up
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Power depends on how many times the user performed Stockpile.
28
Acid Spray
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

Sharply lowers opponent's Special Defense.
33
Sludge Bomb
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May poison opponent.
36
Gastro Acid
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Status

Cancels out the effect of the opponent's Ability.
38
Belch
Power:
180
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Special

User must have consumed a Berry.
41
Haze
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Resets all stat changes.
44
Coil
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Attack, Defense and Accuracy.
49
Gunk Shot
Power:
180
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

May poison opponent.
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Ekans TM Moves

List of Moves Ekans can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM19
Giga Drain
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
TM23
Iron Tail
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM26
Earthquake
Power: 100
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM28
Dig
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM36
Sludge Bomb
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May poison opponent.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power: 60
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM41
Torment
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

Opponent cannot use the same move in a row.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM46
Thief
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Also steals opponent's held item.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM66
Payback
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if the user was attacked first.
TM79
Dark Pulse
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May cause flinching.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power: 75
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM84
Poison Jab
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May poison the opponent.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

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Ekans Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Ekans can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Slam
Power: 80
Acc: 75
PP: 20
Physical

Spite
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Status

The opponent's last move loses 2-5 PP.
Beat Up
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

Each Pokémon in your party attacks.
Poison Fang
Power:
75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May badly poison opponent.
Scary Face
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Speed.
Poison Tail
Power:
75
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

High critical hit ratio. May poison opponent.
Disable
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Opponent can't use its last attack for a few turns.
Switcheroo
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

Swaps held items with the opponent.
Sucker Punch
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

User attacks first, but only works if opponent is readying an attack.
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