If you’re using genymotion.
It’s npm ionic run android.
Not npm ionic emulate Android.
FYI for anyone else having a similar problem.
I think what was messing me up was The fact that I already had android studio and eclipse preinstalled peace meal.
If you can, I would suggest uninstalling android studio, sdk, eclipse.
And doing a clean reinstall as a bundle before attempting to initiate ionic.
Installing ionic can be a nightmare on windows.
If anyone’s listening from ionic.
It Would make people’s lives a lot easier if you guys put together a package with all dependencies which could be installed by npm?