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Golbat (Pokémon)

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Zubat #041: Zubat
Pokémon
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Golbat
ゴルバット Golbat
#042
042Golbat.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Poison Flying
Category
Bat Pokémon
Ability
Inner Focus
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#042
Johto
#038
Hoenn
#064
Sinnoh
#029
Regional Browser numbers
Height
5'03"
Imperial
1.6 m
Metric
Weight
121.3 lbs.
Imperial
55.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F042.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Flying group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
2
Base Exp.: 171 Battle Exp.: 1711*

Golbat (Japanese: ゴルバット Golbat) is a dual-type Poison/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves from Zubat starting at level 22, and evolves into Crobat via happiness.

Biology

Physiology

Golbat has a large mouth with four fangs. It now has a small pair of white eyes. Golbat has short pair of legs and the same coloring as Zubat.

Gender differences

A female has smaller fangs.

Special abilities

They have a nasty bite. They can also confuse foes with high-pitched screeches.

Golbat basically have the same abilities as Zubat, only stronger. Even though Golbat isn't a fully evolved Pokémon, it can use Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.

Behavior

Golbat tend to be gluttonous and are prone to drinking blood until they get too heavy to fly straight.

Habitat

Golbat can be found quite easily in caves, particularly in caverns with limestone, which enhances their ultrasonic radar.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

It loves the blood and energy of humans and Pokémon and at night it flies around looking for victims. But when it absorbs blood its blood type changes to the same blood type as its victims.

In the anime

File:Golbat.jpg
Golbat in the anime

Major appearances

Brock's Golbat

Brock had a Golbat that he caught as a Zubat. It eventually evolved into a Crobat.

Other

Koga used a Golbat against Ash's Charmander in his rematch against Ash.

In Round One - Begin!, a Golbat was the third Pokémon that Mandi used against Ash Ketchum during the first round of the Indigo League. It was defeated by Ash's Kingler.

Minor appearances

In the series, Golbat and its relatives were frequently employed by criminal organizations, such as Team Magma (Fight for the Meteorite and The Ribbon Cup Caper (employed by Brodie to escape with Haze after stealing a golden Poké Ball)), Team Galactic (Enter Galactic!, Losing Its Lustrous, Double Team Turnover!, Steeling Peace of Mind! and Saving the World From Ruins!), and Pokémon Hunter J's evil cronies (Mutiny in the Bounty, Ill-Will Hunting!, and Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One).

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP032 Golbat Ash's Pokédex Golbat. Attacking with its sharp fangs, this Pokémon can drain three hundred cubic centimeters of blood per bite.
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP165 Golbat Ash's Pokédex Golbat, the Bat Pokémon. The evolved form of Zubat. It has four sharp fangs and emits supersonic waves more powerful than Zubat's.
This concludes the entries from the Original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP069 Golbat Dawn's Pokédex Golbat, the Bat Pokémon and the evolved form of Zubat. Being nocturnal, Golbat fly at night in search of prey.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Koga has a Golbat as one of his team members. This Golbat is special in that it is able to use Supersonic in order to project a clear visual of the locations of others, using its gaping mouth as a screen. Agatha also possesses a Golbat.

In the TCG

Main article: Golbat (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Stadium 2: Golbat stars in the mini-game "Gutsy Golbat." The object is to fly around and collect as many hearts as can be collected; the player with the most hearts at the end of the cave is the winner.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Once it strikes, it will not stop draining energy from the victim even if it gets too heavy to fly.
Blue
Yellow It attacks in a stealthy manner, without warning. Its sharp fangs are used to bite and suck blood.
Stadium Bites its prey and feeds on the victim's energy. Its own blood type changes to that of its victim.
Generation II
Gold However hard its victim's hide may be, it punctures with sharp fangs and gorges itself with blood.
Silver It can drink more than 10 ounces of blood at once. If it has too much, it gets heavy and flies clumsily.
Crystal When it plunges its fangs into its prey, it instantly draws and gulps down more than ten ounces of blood.
Stadium 2 However hard its victim's hide may be, it punctures with sharp fangs and gorges itself with blood.
Generation III
Ruby Golbat loves to drink the blood of living things. It is particularly active in the pitch black of night. This Pokémon flits around in the night skies, seeking fresh blood.
Sapphire Golbat bites down on prey with its four fangs and drinks the victim's blood. It becomes active on inky dark moonless nights, flying around to attack people and Pokémon.
Emerald Its fangs easily puncture even thick animal hide. It loves to feast on the blood of people and Pokémon. It flits about in darkness and strikes from behind.
FireRed It clamps down on its prey with needle-sharp fangs and drains over 10 ounces of blood in one gulp.
LeafGreen Once it strikes, it will not stop draining energy from the victim even if it gets too heavy to fly.
Generation IV
Diamond It loves the blood of humans and Pokémon. It flies around at night in search of neck veins.
Pearl Once it starts sucking blood, it does not stop until it is full. It flies at night in search of prey.
Platinum Its sharp fangs puncture the toughest of hides and have small holes for greedily sucking blood.
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Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
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Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Common Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Common Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Cerulean Cave
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Any cave
Crystal
Common Any cave, Routes 28, 42
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Uncommon Cave of Origin, Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Sky Pillar, and Victory Road
Emerald
Uncommon Cave of Origin, Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Sky Pillar, and Victory Road
FireRed LeafGreen
Uncommon Cerulean Cave, Icefall Cave, Lost Cave, Seafoam Islands, and Victory Road
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Zubat
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Stark Mountain, Victory Road, Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Mt. Coronet, Iron Island, Snowpoint Temple, Lost Tower, Turnback Cave (all times), Route 227 (night)
Platinum
Common Stark Mountain, Victory Road, Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Mt. Coronet, Iron Island, Snowpoint Temple, Lost Tower, Sendoff Spring, Turnback Cave (all times), Route 227 (night)
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Inside Ruins of Truth
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve Zubat
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 5
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Lapis Cave (11F-14F)
Buried Relic (1F-4F)
Wish Cave (46F-50F)
Murky Cave (6F-10F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Aegis Cave
Maze Cave (B1-B9)
Pokémon Ranger Panula Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Crysta Cave

Held items

Game Items
Gold, Silver, and Crystal Berry (trade from Generation I)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 455   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 75.


Type effectiveness

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Learnset

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By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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TCG-only moves

Side game data

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Evolution

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Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 042.png Spr 1y 042.png Spr 1g 042.png Spr b g1 042.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 042.png Spr 2s 042.png Spr 2c 042.gif Spr b 2g 042.png
Spr 2g 042 s.png Spr 2s 042 s.png Spr 2c 042 s.gif Spr b 2g 042 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 042.png Spr 3e 042.png Spr 3f 042.png Spr b 3r 042.png
Spr 3r 042 s.png Spr 3e 042 s.png Spr 3f 042 s.png Spr b 3r 042 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 042 m.png Spr 4p 042 m.png Spr 4h 042 m.png Spr b 4d 042 m.png
Spr 4d 042 f.png Spr 4p 042 f.png Spr 4h 042 f.png Spr b 4d 042 f.png
Spr 4d 042 m s.png Spr 4p 042 m s.png Spr 4h 042 m s.png Spr b 4d 042 m s.png
Spr 4d 042 f s.png Spr 4p 042 f s.png Spr 4h 042 f s.png Spr b 4d 042 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 042 m.png Spr 5b 042 m.png Spr b 5b 042 m.png
Spr 5b 042 f.png Spr 5b 042 f.png Spr b 5b 042 f.png
Spr 5b 042 m s.png Spr 5b 042 m s.png Spr b 5b 042 m s.png
Spr 5b 042 f s.png Spr 5b 042 f s.png Spr b 5b 042 f s.png
Golbat For other sprites and images, please see Golbat images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Golbat, its evolution, and its pre-evolution are the only Pokémon to have three x¼ resistances.
  • The only time Golbat's tongue is shown is in Red and Blue sprites. It also appears in its 3D form in games like Pokémon Stadium.
  • Golbat is the first Pokémon in the National Pokédex listing to gain a new evolution in a later generation.
  • To date, every villainous team in the main series of games have had at least one of their members use Golbat and/or one its evolutionary family.
  • Zubat and Golbat have been in all regional Pokédexes.
  • Golbat and Chansey are the only Pokémon that evolve by happiness that are already evolved. Before Generation IV, Golbat was the only one.
  • Until Generation IV, both Golbat and Zubat could not learn Fly.
  • Golbat is capable of learning Brave Bird despite not actually being based on a bird.
  • Pokémon Platinum is the only game in which both of Golbat's wings are pointing down in its sprite.
  • Unlike Zubat's wings, the outside of Golbat's wings looks almost the same as the inside. However, in its Pokémon Yellow sprite, they resemble Zubat's wings instead, even though the backsprite does not reflect this.

Origin

Golbat is likely based on a vampire bat.

Name origin

Golbat's name is derived from the words gold and bat. It might be a shortening of golden-capped fruit bat, the largest bat species in existence. However, it may also be derived from the words ghoul and bat.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

Notes



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