Zubat (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Zubat (disambiguation).
Zubat
Bat Pokémon
ズバット
Zubat
#041
Zubat



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Type
Poison Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Inner Focus Cacophony
Cacophony
Infiltrator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
Zubat
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
16.5 lbs. 7.5 kg
Zubat
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#041
Kanto
#037
Johto
#065
Hoenn
#028
Sinnoh
#061
Unova
Central
#145
Kalos
#068
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-058
Fiore
R-014
Almia
R-042/N-064
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
54
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
49
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Zubat
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F041.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
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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

Zubat is a blue, bat-like Pokémon. While it lacks eyes, it has pointed ears with purple insides and a mouth with four pointed teeth. There are two teeth on both the upper and lower jaws, and a male will have larger fangs than the female. It has purple wing membranes support by two, elongated fingers, and two long, thin, tails.

Zubat lives in abundance in caves. It has evolved to have neither eyes nor nostrils, instead navigating through dark environments with echolocation. As demonstrated in the anime, it will leave its abode at night with a mass of other Zubat in order to seek prey. During the daytime, Zubat sleeps hanging upside down in caves, forests, or under the eaves of old buildings, avoiding sunlight at all costs. Daylight causes Zubat to become unhealthy, and prolonged exposure can even burn its skin. However, captured and trained Zubat have been recorded as being much more tenacious in the daytime, even when directly exposed to sunbeams.

In the anime

In the main series

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 into a Crobat during the Johto saga.

Other

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

Three Zubat appeared in Alola to New Adventure! under the ownership of a Team Skull Grunt.

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!.

A Zubat appeared in Battles in the Sky!.

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 Pokémon Origins

A Zubat appeared in File 3: Giovanni in Silph Co.

In Pokémon Generations

A Zubat was shown under the ownership of a Team Rocket Grunt that invaded the Goldenrod Radio Tower in The Legacy.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Zubat makes a few cameos, first in the Red, Green & Blue chapter as a Mt. Moon wild Pokémon in Raging Rhydon.

A Zubat appeared as a silhouette when Green explains about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

A Zubat was seen hanging and then flying in Union Cave in Off Course with Corsola.

A flock of Zubat and Golbat attacked Brock, Misty, & Erika while in Tohjo Falls. Another flock attacked Ruby in Granite Cave in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter.

In the Diamond & Pearl chapter, a Zubat appears under Commander Mars' ownership. Another Zubat appears under Executive Proton's ownership in the HeartGold & SoulSilver 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 Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga, Shu captures a Zubat in the chapter Battle in the Smokescreen. Later in the same chapter, Shu uses Zubat in his battle against a Pokémon Trainer named Ken. Shu relies on Zubat's echolocation abilities to win the battle.

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)

In the TFG

One Zubat figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

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 Even though it has no eyes, it can sense obstacles using ultrasonic waves it emits from it mouth.
Y It has no eyes. Instead, it relies on its ultrasonic cries for echolocation to flit about in darkness.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII
Sun It sleeps in caves during the day. It has no eyes, so to check its surroundings while flying, it emits ultrasonic waves.
Moon When exposed to sunlight, they suffer burns. The frequency of their ultrasonic waves can differ slightly from colony to colony.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, and Victory Road
Blue (Japan)
Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, and Victory Road
Yellow
Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, and Victory Road
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rock Tunnel, Whirl Islands, Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Mortar, Union Cave, Tohjo Falls, Burned Tower, and Slowpoke Well (all times)
Routes 3, 4, 32, 33, and 42Night
Crystal
Rock Tunnel, Whirl Islands, Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Mortar, Union Cave, Tohjo Falls, Burned Tower, and Slowpoke Well (all times)
Routes 3, 4, 9, 10, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 42Night
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, and Victory Road (walking)
Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, and Shoal Cave (walking and surfing)
Emerald
Altering Cave, Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, and Victory Road (walking)
Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, and Shoal Cave (walking and surfing)
FireRed LeafGreen
Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Icefall Cave, and Lost Cave
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cave Poké Spot
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Iron Island, Oreburgh Mine, Wayward Cave, and Lost Tower (walking; all times)
Routes 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 216, and 217, Acuity Lakefront (tall grass)Night
Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, and Mt. Coronet (surfing and walking; all times)
Platinum
Iron Island, Oreburgh Mine, Wayward Cave, Lost Tower (walking; all times)
Routes 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 214, and 216, Acuity Lakefront (tall grass)Night
Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Mt. Coronet (surfing and walking; all times)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Dark Cave, Union Cave, the Slowpoke Well, Ilex Forest, Burned Tower, Mt. Mortar, Ice Path, and Whirl Islands (all times)
Routes 3, 32, and 33, Cliff Cave, Safari ZoneNight
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Dim Cave and Night Sky's Edge
Generation V
Black White
Breed Golbat or Crobat
Black 2 White 2
Castelia Sewers
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
Connecting Cave
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Granite Cave (walking)
Meteor Falls (walking or Surfing)
Sealed Chamber (Surfing)
Scorched Slab (Horde Encounter or Surfing)
Cave of Origin, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Victory Road (Horde Encounter)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Diglett's Tunnel, Hau'oli Cemetery, Lush Jungle, Memorial Hill, Seaward Cave, Ten Carat Hill, Verdant Cavern

In side games

Generation I
Snap
Tunnel
Pinball
Mt. Moon, Rock Mountain, Seafoam Islands, Indigo Plateau
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Ruins of Truth
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Phobos Drill, Endless Level 19, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Lapis Cave (1F-3F), Murky Cave (1F-5F)
Ranger
Krokka Tunnel
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Aegis Cave (Ice B1-B3, Rock B1-B3, Steel B1-B3, Pit B1-B3, B5)
MD Sky
Aegis Cave (Ice B1-B3, Rock B1-B3, Steel B1-B3, Pit B1-B3, B5)
Ranger: SoA
Ranger School, Marine Cave
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode B)
PokéPark Wii
Cavern Zone
Ranger: GS
Rasp Cavern, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Everspring Valley
Conquest
Ignis, Cragspur, Viperia, Avia, Nixtorm, Dragnor
Rumble U
Flower Garden: Festival on Mount Moon
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Dragon Hill: Stage 5
Shuffle
Event: A New Pokémon Safari!
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Bewildering Cave (All Areas, Entrance Boss)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Flail Zubat English United States 5 December 13 to 19, 2002

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 VI, 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
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
055 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
077 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
1111 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1313 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
1717 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
1919 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 09595% 25
2323 Swift Normal Special 06060 00——% 20
2525 Poison Fang Poison Physical 05050 100100% 15
2929 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
3131 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100100% 10
3535 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
3737 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
4141 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
4343 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 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 level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM09Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM19Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM28Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM28 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM36Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM51Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM62Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM76 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM89Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Farfetch'dTaillowSwellowStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviaryTalonflameRowlet
DartrixDecidueye
Brave Bird Flying Physical 120 100% 15
Farfetch'dAerodactylSkarmoryRowlet Curse* Ghost Status —% 10
DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary Defog Flying Status —% 15
Murkrow Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
ZubatGolbatCrobatNatuXatuWoobat
Swoobat
Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotPidoveTranquillUnfezant
WoobatSwoobatSigilyphNoibatNoivern
Gust Flying Special 40 100% 35
HoothootNoctowlSigilyph Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
HonchkrowRowletDartrixDecidueye Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrow
Wingull
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotDoduoDodrioTaillow
SwellowWingullStarlyStaraviaStaraptorPidove
TranquillUnfezantArchenArcheopsFletchlingFletchinder
Talonflame
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
SkarmoryFletchlingFletchinderTalonflame Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
Woobat Venom Drench* Poison Status 100% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
SigilyphRuffletBraviaryNoibatNoivern
Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
HoothootNoctowl Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zubat in Generation VI
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin041.png Pinani041.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS041.png PinRSani041.png
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani041.png
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!
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:
Poison
Poké Assist:
(present)
Poison Assist.png
Poison
Field move:
(present)
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Poison Assist.png
Poison
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry
It attacks by scattering poison gas that makes Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
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.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP041.png HP: Move: Wing Attack
Attack: Ability 1: Melee
Ability 2: Inner Focus
Ability 3: Sponge
Defense:
Speed: ★★
Evolves into Golbat when its Speed is 55 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Sandayū and Yoshi
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT041.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Poison
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 55 Raise Max Level.png 0

#317
Shuffle041.png

Paralyze
Leaves the foe paralyzed.


Pokémon GO
GO041.png Base Stamina: 80 Base Attack: 88 Base Defense: 90
Egg Distance: 2 km Evolution Requirement: GO Candy.png 50
Fast Attacks: Quick Attack, Bite
Special Attacks: Poison Fang, Air Cutter, Sludge Bomb

Evolution

041Zubat.png
Unevolved
Zubat
 Poison  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 22
042Golbat.png
First evolution
Golbat
 Poison  Flying 
Soothe Bell
Friendship
169Crobat.png
Second evolution
Crobat
 Poison  Flying 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 041.png Spr b g1 041.png Spr 1y 041.png Spr b g1 041.png Spr 1g 041.png Spr b g1 041.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 041.png Spr b 2g 041.png Spr 2s 041.png Spr b 2g 041.png Spr 2c 041.png Spr b 2c 041.png
Spr 2g 041 s.png Spr b 2g 041 s.png Spr 2s 041 s.png Spr b 2g 041 s.png Spr 2c 041 s.png Spr b 2g 041 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 041.png Spr b 3r 041.png Spr 3e 041.png Spr b 3r 041.png Spr 3f 041.png Spr b 3f 041.png
Spr 3r 041 s.png Spr b 3r 041 s.png Spr 3e 041 s.png Spr b 3r 041 s.png Spr 3f 041 s.png Spr b 3r 041 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
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Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as the Zubat evolutionary family.
  • Zubat's evolutionary line seems to have a connection with Woobat's family. All the members of both lines are Bat Pokémon species (excluding Swoobat), live in caves or other dark places, and have no visible eyes at their respective unevolved states; furthermore, members of both lines reach their respective fully-evolved forms by friendship, and both have similar Shiny forms (with green main bodies). Also, Zubat and Woobat have somewhat similar English names, both having rhyming prefixes and bat as a suffix.
  • Zubat and its evolutionary relatives share their category with Woobat. They are all known as the Bat Pokémon.
  • 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.
  • Zubat and Golbat are the only Pokémon to appear in the lineup of every villainous team in the main series games.
  • Zubat can be seen as a parallel to Noibat in several ways.
    • They can have Infiltrator as a possible ability.
    • They are Flying-type Pokémon.
    • They have exactly the same base stats with only their Attack and Special Attack swapped.

Origin

Zubat's design is inspired by bats. Its lack of eyes may come from the misconception that bats are blind.

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 Zubat Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 波音蝠 Bōyāmfūk Means "Mordent bat". May also be taken from 音波 yāmbō or 波音 Bōyām
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 超音蝠 Chāoyīnfú Literally "Supersonic bat"


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