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Revision as of 16:16, 30 November 2012

Wigglytuff #040: Wigglytuff
Pokémon
#042: Golbat Golbat
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Zubat (disambiguation).
Zubat
ズバット Zubat
#041
130
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Poison Flying
Category
Bat Pokémon
Abilities
Inner Focus Infiltrator
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#041
Johto
#037
Hoenn
#063
Sinnoh
#028
Unova
#061
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-058
Almia
R-014
Oblivia
R-042 N-064
Height
2'07"
Imperial
0.8 m
Metric
Weight
16.5 lbs.
Imperial
7.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F041.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Flying group 16 cycles
(4080 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 54 Battle Exp.: 541*

Zubat (Japanese: ズバット Zubat) is a dual-type Poison/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves into Golbat starting at level 22, which evolves into Crobat when leveled up with high friendship.

Biology

Physiology

Zubat is a small, blue bat-like Pokémon. It has two long, skinny legs. Zubat's face lacks any eyes and a nose. The insides of Zubat's ears and undersides of its wings are purple. Zubat's wings are supported by elongated 'fingers', and four teeth can be discerned from inside its mouth, two on the lower jaw and two on the upper.

Gender differences

A female has smaller fangs.

Special abilities

Though blind, they get around well with echolocation. They can also confuse foes with their high-pitched squeals.

Behavior

Zubat is mostly nocturnal, forming colonies in perpetually dark places and hanging upside-down when asleep. When they awake, Zubat will constantly swarm around caves during the nighttime. Zubat avoids sunlight and bright places because prolonged exposure to the sun causes its body to become slightly burned, and otherwise causing it to become unhealthy.

Habitat

Since Zubat prefer the dark, their primary habitat is caves, although during the daytime Zubat may also stay under the eaves of old buildings or in forests. However, at night, they can be found roaming outside, usually for food. It has a very wide range which includes Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova and even Orre.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

At night it goes in search of other Pokémon and sometimes humans to suck blood from, although the information is not documented as clearly as that of its evolution, Golbat.

In the anime

Zubat in the anime

Major appearances

Brock's Zubat

Brock had a Zubat that he caught in Clefairy and the Moon Stone at Mt. Moon. It later evolved into a Golbat and then a Crobat during the Johto saga.

Other

One of Brock's love interests, Dr. Anna, used the Supersonic soundwaves made by her Zubat (nicknamed Mimi) to scan her patients in Hassle in the Castle.

Minor appearances

Like in the games, Zubat are commonly found in any random caves in the anime, and sometimes outdoors at night.

Multiple Zubat also appeared in The Power of One and Destiny Deoxys.

Another group of Zubat appeared in Leading a Stray! and A Rivalry to Gible On!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP006 Zubat Ash's Pokédex Zubat, blind Pokémon with supersonic powers. Zubat live in caves and hate to fly outside in daylight.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Zubat makes a few cameos, first in the Red, Green & Blue chapter in Raging Rhydon as a Mt. Moon wild Pokémon. Then a flock of Zubat and Golbat attacked Brock, Misty & Erika while in Tohjo Falls (Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter). Another flock attacked Ruby in Granite Cave (Ruby & Sapphire chapter).

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Green caught a Golbat after it evolved from a Zubat in Receive the Moon Stone!!.

In the Pokémon Get da ze! manga

Shū has a Zubat in the Pokémon Get da ze! manga.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

B-2 has a Zubat which appeared in Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!!.

Hareta catches a Zubat on Iron Island in Serious Training on Iron Island!!.

Mars also has a Zubat which had the ability of seeing in the dark after her Purugly turned off the power.

In the TCG

Main article: Zubat (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Forms colonies in perpetually dark places. Uses ultrasonic waves to identify and approach targets.
Blue
Yellow Emits ultrasonic cries while it flies. They act as a sonar used to check for objects in its way.
Stadium It has neither eyes nor a nose. It emits ultrasonic cries that bounce back to its large ears, enabling it to fly safely.
Generation II
Gold While flying, it constantly emits ultrasonic waves from its mouth to check its surroundings.
Silver Capable of flying safely in dark places, it emits ultrasonic cries to check for any obstacles.
Crystal During the day, it gathers with others and hangs from the ceilings of old buildings and caves.
Stadium 2 While flying, it constantly emits ultrasonic waves from its mouth to check its surroundings.
Generation III
Ruby Zubat remains quietly unmoving in a dark spot during the bright daylight hours. It does so because prolonged exposure to the sun causes its body to become slightly burned.
Sapphire Zubat avoids sunlight because exposure causes it to become unhealthy. During the daytime, it stays in caves or under the eaves of old houses, sleeping while hanging upside down.
Emerald While living in pitch-black caverns, their eyes gradually grew shut and deprived them of vision. They use ultrasonic waves to detect obstacles.
FireRed It has no eyes. Instead, it relies on its ultrasonic cries for echo location to flit about in darkness.
LeafGreen It forms colonies in perpetually dark places and uses ultrasonic waves to identify and approach targets.
Generation IV
Diamond Even though it has no eyes, it can sense obstacles using ultrasonic waves it emits from it mouth.
Pearl Disliking sunlight, it sleeps deep in forests and caves until sundown.
Platinum It checks its surroundings and location using reflections of the ultrasonic waves from its mouth.
HeartGold While flying, it constantly emits ultrasonic waves from its mouth to check its surroundings.
SoulSilver Capable of flying safely in dark places, it emits ultrasonic cries to check for any obstacles.
Generation V
Black It checks its surroundings and location using reflections of the ultrasonic waves from its mouth.
White
Black 2 It does not need eyes, because it emits ultrasonic waves to check its surroundings while it flies.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Common Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, and Victory Road
Blue (Japan)
Unknown Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, and Victory Road
Yellow
Common Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, and Victory Road
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Rock Tunnel, Whirl Islands, Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Mortar, Union Cave, Tohjo Falls, Burned Tower, and the Slowpoke Well (all times)
Routes 3, 4, 32, 33, and 42Night
Crystal
Common Rock Tunnel, Whirl Islands, Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Mortar, Union Cave, Tohjo Falls, Burned Tower, and the Slowpoke Well (all times)
Routes 3, 4, 9, 10, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 42Night
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, and Victory Road
Emerald
Common Altering Cave, Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, and Victory Road
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Icefall Cave and Lost Cave
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
Common Cave Poké Spot
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Iron Island, Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Oreburgh Mine, Wayward Cave, Mt. Coronet, Lost Tower (all times)
Routes 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 216, and 217, Acuity LakefrontNight
Platinum
Common Iron Island, Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Oreburgh Mine, Wayward Cave, Mt. Coronet, Lost Tower (all times)
Routes 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 214, and 216, Acuity LakefrontNight
HeartGold SoulSilver
Common Dark Cave, Union Cave, the Slowpoke Well, Ilex Forest, Burned Tower, Mt. Mortar, Ice Path, Whirl Islands (all times)
Cliff Cave, Routes 3, 32 and 33Night
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Dim Cave and Night Sky's Edge
Generation V
Black White
None Breed Golbat or Crobat
Black 2 White 2
Common Castelia Sewers
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Tunnel (2nd level)
Pokémon Channel Ruins of Truth
Pokémon Pinball Mt. Moon
Rock Mountain
Seafoam Islands
Indigo Plateau
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Hatch from egg
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Drill
Endless Level 19
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Lapis Cave (1F-3F)
Murky Cave (1F-5F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Aegis Cave
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Ranger School
Marine Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Rasp Cavern
Fire Temple
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave Normal Mode B
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Everspring Valley
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Cavern Zone
Pokémon Conquest Ignis, Cragspur, Viperia, Avia, Nixtorm, Dragnor

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Nintendo event Pokémon in 2002#Zubat Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! United States 2002 5 Never

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Defense: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Atk: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total: 245   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 40.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
1/4 ☆☆☆
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
12/20 ★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Leech Life Bug Physical 02020 100}}100% 15
0055 0044 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 055}}55% 20
0099 0088 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100}}100% 15
01313 01212 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
01717 01515 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 35
02121 01919 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
N/AN/A 02323 Swift Normal Special 06060 —}}—% 20
02525 02626 Air Cutter Flying Special 05555 095}}95% 25
03333 03030 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
02929 03434 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 5
03737 03737 Poison Fang Poison Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
04141 04141 Haze Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 30
04545 04545 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Zubat obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zubat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zubat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zubat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zubat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Farfetch'dStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwanna
RuffletBraviary
Brave Bird Flying Physical 120 100% 15
Farfetch'dAerodactylSkarmory Curse* Ghost Status —% 10
DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary Defog Flying Status —% 15
MurkrowHonchkrow Faint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
ZubatGolbatCrobatNatuXatu Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotPidoveTranquillUnfezant
WoobatSwoobatSigilyph
Gust Flying Special 40 100% 35
HoothootNoctowlSigilyph Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Honchkrow Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrow
WingullPelipper
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotDoduoDodrioTaillow
SwellowWingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
PidoveTranquillUnfezantArchenArcheops
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
Skarmory Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
SigilyphRuffletBraviary
Whirlwind Normal Status 100% 20
HoothootNoctowl Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zubat in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Zubat in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zubat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zubat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snatch Dark Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Zubat can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Zubat cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zubat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zubat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Windswept Sky Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Windswept Sky Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Zubat can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zubat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zubat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin041.png Pin041.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS041.png PinRS041.gif 
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani041.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP041.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 13.7%
Friend Area: Echo Cave
Phrases
51%-100% HP My ultrasonic radar makes me fearless!
26%-50% HP Uh-oh, bad news. Half HP...
1%-25% HP It's no good... I can't fly straight anymore...
Level up Oh, hey! I leveled up!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Oh, hey! I leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP041.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 5.5%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Poison  Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
( Poison )
Field move: None
Loops: 2 Min. exp.: 18 Max. exp.: 38
Browser entry  
Zubat prefers dark places like caves. It uses ultrasonic waves to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Flying  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry  
It flits around and releases supersonic waves to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Poison  Poison Assist.png
( Poison )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by scattering poison gas that makes Pokémon Tired.
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW041.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Zubat can always be found flying around the Cavern Zone. They enjoy playing Salamence's Air Ace more than any other Attraction.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP041.png HP: Move: Wing Attack
Attack: Ability 1: Melee
Defense: Ability 2: Inner Focus
Speed: ★★ Ability 3: Sponge
Evolves into Golbat when Speed reaches 55
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Sandayū, Yoshi

Evolution

Zubat
Unevolved
Zubat
 Poison  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 22


Golbat
First evolution
Golbat
 Poison  Flying 
Soothe Bell
Friendship


Crobat
Second evolution
Crobat
 Poison  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 041.png Spr 1y 041.png Spr 1g 041.png Spr b g1 041.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 041.png Spr 2s 041.png Spr 2c 041.gif Spr b 2g 041.png
Spr 2g 041 s.png Spr 2s 041 s.png Spr 2c 041 s.gif Spr b 2g 041 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 041.png Spr 3e 041.png Spr 3f 041.png Spr b 3r 041.png
Spr 3r 041 s.png Spr 3e 041 s.png Spr 3f 041 s.png Spr b 3r 041 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 041 m.png Spr 4p 041 m.png Spr 4h 041 m.png Spr b 4d 041 m.png
Spr 4d 041 f.png Spr 4p 041 f.png Spr 4h 041 f.png Spr b 4d 041 f.png
Spr 4d 041 m s.png Spr 4p 041 m s.png Spr 4h 041 m s.png Spr b 4d 041 m s.png
Spr 4d 041 f s.png Spr 4p 041 f s.png Spr 4h 041 f s.png Spr b 4d 041 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 041 m.png Spr 5b 041 m.png Spr b 5b 041 m.png
Spr 5b 041 f.png Spr 5b 041 f.png Spr b 5b 041 f.png
Spr 5b 041 m s.png Spr 5b 041 m s.png Spr b 5b 041 m s.png
Spr 5b 041 f s.png Spr 5b 041 f s.png Spr b 5b 041 f s.png
Zubat For other sprites and images, please see Zubat images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as the Zubat evolutionary family.
  • Until Generation V, Zubat was the last Pokémon in both the English and Japanese alphabetical listings. With the release of Black and White, Zweilous became last in English and Scrafty last in Japanese.
  • Zubat is capable of learning Brave Bird despite not actually being based on a bird.
  • Zubat shares its species name with its evolutions, Golbat and Crobat, and with Woobat, all known as the Bat Pokémon.
  • Although Zubat does not have eyes, it can still be affected by accuracy-reducing moves that would appear to require the target have eyesight to work.
  • Zubat, along with Golbat, has appeared in every regional Pokédex. This is due to the Unova Pokédex's expansion in Black 2 and White 2.

Origin

Naturally, Zubat's design is inspired by bats. Its lack of eyes may come from the misconception that bats are blind. Its wings resemble sound waves, which is probably because Zubat and real-life bats use echolocation to navigate and locate prey.

Name origin

Zubat may be a pun based on both bat and ずばっと zubatto, an onomatopoeia for when an edged tool forcefully pierces something (possibly referring to its fangs or the sound a bat makes).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ズバット Zubat From bat and ずばっと zubatto, an onomatopoeia for when an edged tool forcefully pierces something
France Flag.png French Nosferapti From Nosferatu, another word for vampire. The "rapti" part may come from the root "rapt" which relates to predatory characteristics. The "pti" may come from petit, to go with the alto in Golbat's French name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zubat Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Zubat Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Zubat Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 주뱃 Jubaet Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles

External links

Notes


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