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Dark Golbat (Team Rocket 7)

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Dark Golbat LV.25
わるいゴルバット Bad Golbat
Team Plasma
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
Evolution stage
041 Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Zubat
Card name Dark Golbat
Type Grass
Hit Points 50
retreat cost
English expansion Team Rocket
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 7/82
Japanese expansion Rocket Gang
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Expansion Team Rocket
Rarity Rare
English card no. 24/82
Card GB 2 set Team Rocket's Ambition
Card GB 2 ID H05
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Golbat.

Dark Golbat (Japanese: わるいゴルバット Bad Golbat) is a Grass-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It is part of the Team Rocket expansion.

Card text

English release

Pokémon Power:
Sneak Attack
When you play Dark Golbat from your hand, you may choose 1 of your opponent's Pokémon. If you do, Dark Golbat does 10 damage to that Pokémon.Apply Weakness and Resistance.
Choose 1 of your opponent's Pokémon. This attack does 20 damage to that Pokémon. Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for this attack. (Any other effects that would happen after applying Weakness and Resistance still happen.)

Japanese release

Pokémon Power:
Sneak Attack
Once during your turn, when you play this Pokémon from your hand, you may do 10 damage to 1 of your opponent's Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)
This attack does 20 damage to 1 of your opponent's Pokémon. This attack's damage isn't affected by Weakness or Resistance.

Pokédex data

Golbat - Bat Pokémon
No. Height Weight
042 5'3" (1.6 m) 121 lbs. (55 kg)
Pokédex entry
Sneaks up silently on its prey and attacks it from behind, sometimes killing it with one bite.

Release information

The English release of this card's Sneak Attack Pokémon Power changed meaning from its original Japanese effect. The English card applies Weakness and Resistance for the damage, while the Japanese card does not.


There is a space missing before the last sentence in the Pokémon Power, causing it to read "Pokémon.Apply".


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