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Zubat #041: Zubat
Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Golbat (disambiguation).
Golbat
Bat Pokémon
ゴルバット
Golbat
#042
Golbat



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Type
Poison Flying
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Inner Focus Cacophony
Cacophony
Infiltrator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
Golbat
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Weight
121.3 lbs. 55.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
171
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
159
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Golbat
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
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0
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Atk
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Speed
Shape
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F042.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
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Golbat (Japanese: ゴルバット Golbat) is a dual-type Poison/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Zubat starting at level 22 and evolves into Crobat when leveled up with high friendship.

Biology

Golbat is a large, blue, bat-like Pokémon with purple wing membranes. It has small eyes with slit-like pupils, along with tiny triangular ears with purple insides, and a massive mouth with two fangs in each jaw. The fangs are smaller on a female Golbat. While its mouth seems to be otherwise empty, Golbat occasionally displays a long, purple tongue. It has short legs with long, tiny feet. Despite this, Golbat can also walk skillfully on the ground.

Golbat's fangs have hollow tubes specialized for sucking blood. While they are strong enough to pierce thick hide, they are also unexpectedly fragile. There are some Golbat that have missing fangs as a result of their hunger-fueled attempt to try drinking blood from Steel-type Pokémon. It feeds on the blood of both Pokémon and humans and is capable of drinking over 10 ounces (300 milliliters) of blood in one sitting. Golbat drinks so much blood that its blood type will change to that of its victim following a feed. It is also gluttonous, occasionally gorging itself to the extent that it becomes too heavy to fly, leaving itself vulnerable in turn. Golbat is also willing to share gathered blood with other members of its kind that are hungry. Golbat is nocturnal and can be found quite easily in caves.

In the anime

Main series

Golbat in the anime

Major appearances

Brock's Golbat

Brock's Golbat evolved from Zubat in Hassle in the Castle. It eventually evolved into a Crobat in Control Freak!.

Koga's Golbat

In The Ninja Poké-Showdown, Koga's Zubat went up against Charmander in his rematch against Ash, and it was eventually defeated. It later reappeared in a flashback during The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!.

Other

In Round One - Begin!, a Golbat was the third Pokémon that Mandi used against Ash during the first round of the Indigo Plateau Conference. It was defeated by Kingler. It reappeared in a flashback in Friends to the End.

A Golbat appeared in Fight for the Meteorite under the ownership of multiple Team Magma Grunts.

In The Ribbon Cup Caper, Brodie used a Golbat to escape with Haze after stealing a golden Poké Ball.

In The Scheme Team, Agatha used a Golbat to save Ash's Pikachu from the hands of Team Rocket. Afterwards, it worked together with Pikachu to send them blasting off.

Starting in Enter Galactic!, Team Galactic Grunts used multiple Golbat in several episodes of Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl.

A Golbat appeared in Mutiny in the Bounty and Ill-Will Hunting!, under the ownership of J's henchmen.

A Golbat appeared in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!, Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!, and Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!, under the ownership of Team Plasma Grunts.

A Golbat appeared in Turning Heads and Training Hard!, under the ownership of a Team Skull Grunt.

A Golbat appeared in PK15.

Minor appearances

In The Whistle Stop, Brock's Zubat accidentally lured multiple Golbat with supersonic waves.

In The Power of One, multiple Golbat sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A Golbat appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In The Fortune Hunters, a Golbat was stolen by Butch and Cassidy.

In Hokey Poké Balls!, a Golbat was stolen by Team Rocket.

In That's Just Swellow, a Golbat participated in the Crossgate PokéRinger competition.

In Who's Flying Now?, a Golbat was featured in the Fortree City Feather Festival.

Multiple Golbat appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

Multiple Golbat appeared in a cave in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate! and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness.

In A Stealthy Challenge!, multiple Golbat ended up separating Ash, his friends, and Sanpei.

In To Top a Totem!, multiple Golbat flying in the air just as a Psyduck fell from the sky.

Multiple Golbat appeared in A Seasoned Search!.

A Golbat appeared in a flashback in Lulled to La-La Land!.

In I Choose You!, a Golbat was under the control of Marshadow.

A Golbat appeared in The Power of Us.

Multiple Golbat appeared in Evolving Research!.

In The Battlefield of Truth and Love!, a Golbat was watching Bewear and Stufful put on a performance in their hot springs.

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.
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.
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.

Pokémon Generations

A Golbat appeared in The Lake of Rage, under the ownership of a Team Rocket Grunt. Along with Grimer, Magnemite, Raticate, and Houndoom, it was defeated by Lance's Dragonite during Lance and Ethan's infiltration of the Team Rocket HQ.

In The Vision, a Team Magma Grunt's Golbat was defeated by Brendan's Sceptile during the pair's intrusion of the Team Magma Hideout.

Multiple Golbat appeared in The New World.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Two Golbat appeared in Two Groups Attacking! Magma VS. Aqua, one under the ownership of Tabitha and the other under the ownership of a Team Magma Grunt.

Magical Pokémon Journey

In Adventuring the Stone, Pikachu defeated a flock of Golbat so that he and the others could reach the legendary Stone of Adventure found deep within a cave.

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

A Golbat appeared in JBA4, under the ownership of a Team Rocket Grunt.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Koga's Golbat

Koga has a Golbat as one of his team members, which first appeared in That Awful Arbok!. It 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, which fought Koga's Golbat in Muk Raking.

Multiple Golbat appeared in Chinchou in Charge, where they attacked Misty, Brock, and Erika in the Tohjo Falls alongside multiple Zubat and Crobat.

A Golbat appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Multiple Golbat made cameo appearances in Guile from Mawile and Mashing Makuhita.

Much later, in My, My, My Mimic, a Golbat was caught by Carr to try to ambush Red and Blue. However, it was frozen and beaten by the newly arrived Lorelei.

Multiple Golbat appeared in Lucky Lucario I.

A Golbat appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

Team Rocket General Petrel owns a Golbat as a means of aerial transportation. It first appeared in Fortunately for Feraligatr.

A Team Plasma Grunt's Golbat was seen in PS547.

A Golbat appeared in A Photoshoot and the Abandoned Thrifty Megamart, where it was seen inside the abandoned Thrifty Megamart.

Plumeria's Golbat first appeared in Play the Melody That Echoes in the Altar, where it was seen chasing after Faba.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Jupiter owns a Golbat that first appeared in Team Galactic's Conspiracy, Revealed!!.

Saturn also has a Golbat. It first appeared in Challenge! The Fortress Of Steel!!.

Golbat is commonly owned by Team Galactic Grunts. One first appeared in The Legendary Pokémon, Captured.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Black owns a Golbat in Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Golbat appeared in GDZ23.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

A Golbat appeared in The Blue Scroll: Mitsunari, Kiyomasa, and Masanori, under the ownership of Nene.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Green caught a Golbat in The Big Battle In The Viridian Forest!!.

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

A Golbat appeared in The Legendary Pokémon Appears!!.

A Golbat appeared in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!, where it was one of the Pokémon that took part in a baseball match.

A Golbat appeared in Panic on the Luxury Liner?!, under the ownership of Agatha.

Giovanni sent out a Golbat in Good-Bye, Pikachu?! to force Red into surrendering Dratini over.

A Golbat appeared in Demanding Tests at the Pokémon School!.

In the TCG

Main article: Golbat (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#042
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 Johto
#038
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 Hoenn
#064
Kanto
#042
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 Sinnoh
#029
Johto
#038
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.
HeartGold However hard its victim's hide may be, it punctures with sharp fangs and gorges itself with blood.
SoulSilver It can drink more than 10 ounces of blood at once. If it has too much, it gets heavy and flies clumsily.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #062
Black Its sharp fangs puncture the toughest of hides and have small holes for greedily sucking blood.
White
Black 2 Flitting around in the dead of night, it sinks its fangs into its prey and drains a nearly fatal amount of blood.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #146
Hoenn
#066
X Once it bites, it will not stop draining energy from the victim even if it gets too heavy to fly.
Y Once it starts sucking blood, it does not stop until it is full. It flies at night in search of prey.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #069
Alola
USUM: #081
Kanto
#042
Sun Its thick fangs are hollow like straws, making them unexpectedly fragile. These fangs are specialized for sucking blood.
Moon Sometimes they drink so much blood, they can't fly anymore. Then they fall to the ground and become food for other Pokémon.
Ultra Sun Every once in a while, you'll see a Golbat that's missing some fangs. This happens when hunger drives it to try biting a Steel-type Pokémon.
Ultra Moon They can suck down over 10 ounces of blood in one go. They have been known to drink so much blood that they can no longer fly.
Let's Go Pikachu It attacks in a stealthy manner, without warning. Its sharp fangs are used to bite and to suck blood.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #145
Sword It loves to drink other creatures' blood. It's said that if it finds others of its kind going hungry, it sometimes shares the blood it's gathered.
Shield Its feet are tiny, but this Pokémon walks skillfully. It sneaks up on sleeping prey before sinking in its fangs and slurping up blood.


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Cerulean Cave
Generation II
Gold Silver
Dark Cave (Blackthorn City side), Union Cave, Slowpoke Well, Mt. Mortar, Whirl Islands, Ice Path, Mt. Silver interior, Victory Road, Tohjo Falls
Crystal
Dark Cave (Blackthorn City side), Union Cave, Slowpoke Well, Mt. Mortar, Whirl Islands, Ice Path, Mt. Silver interior, Victory Road, , Tohjo Falls (all times)
Routes 28 and 42, Rock Tunnel, Mt. Silver entranceNight
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Cave of Origin, Shoal Cave, Sky Pillar
Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Victory Road (Surfing and walking)
Emerald
Cave of Origin, Shoal Cave, Sky Pillar
Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Victory Road (Surfing and walking)
FireRed LeafGreen
Cerulean Cave, Icefall Cave, Lost Cave, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Zubat
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Victory Road, Mt. Coronet (Surfing, all times)
Stark Mountain, Mt. Coronet, Victory Road, Iron Island, Snowpoint Temple, Lost Tower, Turnback Cave (all times)
Route 227Night
Platinum
Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Victory Road, Mt. Coronet (Surfing, all times)
Stark Mountain, Oreburgh Gate, Mt. Coronet, Victory Road, Iron Island, Snowpoint Temple, Lost Tower, Turnback Cave (all times)
Route 227, Sendoff SpringNight
HeartGold SoulSilver
Cliff Cave, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver interior/mountainside, Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Cerulean Cave, Seafoam Islands, Tohjo Falls, Whirl Islands, Victory Road
Safari ZoneNight
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Scary Cave, Quiet Cave
Generation V
Black White
Route 13, Giant Chasm
Black 2 White 2
Dreamyard, Celestial Tower, Strange House
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Zubat
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Meteor Falls, Cave of Origin, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Scorched Slab, Victory Road, Sky Pillar, Sealed Chamber
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site), Mount Lanakila, Vast Poni Canyon, Resolution Cave
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site), Mount Lanakila, Vast Poni Canyon, Resolution Cave
Lush Jungle (Cave), Diglett's Tunnel, Memorial Hill (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Rock Tunnel, Pokémon Tower, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Cerulean Cave
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Tunnel to the Top, Roaring-Sea Caves (Wanderer)
Frostpoint Field, Dyna Tree Hill, Giant's Bed, Frigid Sea, Ballimere Lake (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Zubat
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Inside Ruins of Truth
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Zubat
Trozei!
Secret Storage 5, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Lapis Cave (B11F-B14F), Buried Relic (B1F-B4F), Wish Cave (B46F-B50F), Murky Cave (B6F-B10F)
Ranger
Panula Cave
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Aegis Cave (Ice B1F-B3F, Rock B1F-B3F, Steel B1F-B3F, Pit B1F-B3F, B5F), Labyrinth Cave (B1F-B9F)
MD Sky
Aegis Cave (Ice B1F-B3F, Rock B1F-B3F, Steel B1F-B3F, Pit B1F-B3F, B5F), Labyrinth Cave (B1F-B9F)
Ranger: SoA
Crysta Cave
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode B & S)
PokéPark Wii
Cavern Zone
Ranger: GS
Old Mansion, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Everspring Valley
Conquest
Viperia, Avia
Rumble U
Flower Garden: Festival on Mount Moon, Toy Collection: Guided by Pichu
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Dragon Hill: Stage 5
Shuffle
Marron Trail: Stage 659
Event: Pokémon Safari (Fourth release)
Event: Pokémon Safari (12th release)
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Bewildering Cave (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Dragonite Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Rowlet Sea, Lugia Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal
Masters EX
Evolve Scottie/Bettie's Zubat


Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

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


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
1/3 ☆☆
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
15/20 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
1515 Poison Fang Poison Physical 05050 100100% 15
2020 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
2727 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 09595% 25
3434 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
4141 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
4848 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
5555 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
6262 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
6969 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golbat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golbat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM56Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM74Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR18Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR66Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR66 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR91Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR91 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golbat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golbat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Farfetch'dFarfetch'dSirfetch'd Curse* Ghost Status —% 10
Farfetch'dSirfetch'dRuffletBraviary Defog Flying Status —% 15
PidoveTranquillUnfezantWoobatSwoobatSigilyph
NoibatNoivern
Gust Flying Special 40 100% 35
HoothootNoctowlSigilyph Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
WingullPelipperPidoveTranquillUnfezantArchen
ArcheopsFletchlingFletchinderTalonflame
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
SigilyphRuffletBraviaryNoibatNoivern Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
AerodactylSkarmoryWingullPelipperArchenArcheops
RuffletBraviaryHawluchaNoibatNoivern
Wing Attack Flying Physical 60 100% 35
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Golbat in Generation VIII
  • 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 Golbat in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golbat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golbat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golbat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golbat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golbat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golbat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Feint Attack × Dark Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 06060 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Razor Wind × Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Roost Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Snatch × Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Twister Dragon Special 04040 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golbat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golbat
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin042.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS042.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani042.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Echo Cave
Phrases
51%-100% HP I don't let go when I chomp down!
26%-50% HP Bad trouble! My health is down to half.
1%-25% HP No... I feel faint... I need a transfusion...
Level up I have leveled up! I demand more blood!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 042.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
Poison
Field move: Gust fm.pngGust fm.png
(Gust ×2)
Loops: 7 Min. exp.: 32 Max. exp.: 49
Browser entry R-059
With large wings that can cloak its body, Golbat can whip up gusting winds.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Flying
Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
Flying
Field move: Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry R-015
It lets loose supersonic waves and spits poison to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist:
(present)
Poison Assist.png
Poison
Field move:
(present)
Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Poison Assist.png
Poison
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-043/N-065
It attacks by scattering poison gas that makes Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush042 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.05 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW042.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Golbat love the Cavern Zone. They agree that their favorite Attraction is Salamence's Air Ace.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP042.png HP: ★★★ Move: Poison Fang
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Interference
Ability 2: Inner Focus
Ability 3: Sponge
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Zubat when its Speed is 55 or higher
Evolves into Crobat when it has a link of 65% or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Nene, Sandayū, and Yoshi
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT042.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Poison
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#318
Shuffle042.png

Power of 4
Increases damage when you make a match of four.


Pokémon GO
GO042.png Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 161 Base Defense: 150
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Zubat Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Wing Attack, Bite
Charged Attacks: Shadow Ball*, Air Cutter, Poison Fang, Ominous Wind, Frustration, Return

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 042.png Spr b g1 042.png Spr 1y 042.png Spr b g1 042.png Spr 1g 042.png Spr b g1 042.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 042.png Spr b 2g 042.png Spr 2s 042.png Spr b 2g 042.png Spr 2c 042.png Spr b 2c 042.png
Spr 2g 042 s.png Spr b 2g 042 s.png Spr 2s 042 s.png Spr b 2g 042 s.png Spr 2c 042 s.png Spr b 2g 042 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 042.png Spr b 3r 042.png Spr 3e 042.png Spr b 3r 042.png Spr 3f 042.png Spr b 3f 042.png
Spr 3r 042 s.png Spr b 3r 042 s.png Spr 3e 042 s.png Spr b 3r 042 s.png Spr 3f 042 s.png Spr b 3r 042 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
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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
042MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Golbat images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Golbat and its evolutionary relatives.
  • Golbat and its evolutionary relatives share their category with Woobat. They are all known as the Bat Pokémon.
  • Golbat and its other evolutionary forms are the only Pokémon (other than Mew) that are capable of learning Brave Bird whose designs aren't at least partially inspired by birds.
  • The depiction of Golbat's large tongue has been sporadic, having not appeared in any game in over a decade:

Origin

Golbat seems to be based on a bat, particularly vampire bats, which bite other animals to feed on their blood. Its Poison-type may be inspired by either the anticoagulant properties of vampire bat saliva or the fact that bats are infamous for spreading deadly diseases such as rabies. Its gaping maw could be a caricature of mythological vampires.

Name origin

Golbat may be derived from gollop, a variation of gulp (to eat or drink quickly or greedily; referring to its appetite for blood) and bat. It could also be a shortening of golden-capped fruit bat.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴルバット Golbat Possibly derived from gollop and bat.
France Flag.png French Nosferalto Comes from Nosferatu and alto
Spain Flag.png Spanish Golbat Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Golbat Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Golbat Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 골뱃 Golbat Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 大口蝠 Daaihháufūk Literally "Big-mouthed bat"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 大嘴蝠 Dàzuǐfú Literally "Big-mouthed bat"


Related articles

External links


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