Ekans, along with Gengar and Medicham, is a part of Team Meanies. When the Whiscash Elder sent the teams to find Pichu's brother, Pikachu, Team Meanies went to Kecleon Brothers' store and bought everything. Soon after, the team snatched Team Go-Getters' berries and Ekans ate most of the berries, then went off with his companions. However, Ekans, as well as the rest of the team, got attacked by the rampaging Skarmory and lost the battle. Team Go-Getters came and Ekans was offered a berry, which he ate.