Golbat (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
#0042
Golbat



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Type
Poison Flying
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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
15 cycles
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
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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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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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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.

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Evolution data for these details.)

Biology

Golbat is a large, blue, chiropteran 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 walk skillfully on the ground.

Golbat's fangs have hollow tubes (similar to straws) 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. Golbat feeds on the blood of both Pokémon and humans and is capable of drinking over 10 ounces (300 milliliters) of blood in one sitting. It is gluttonous, and drinks so much blood that its blood type will change to that of its victim following a feed. It occasionally gorges itself to the extent that it becomes too heavy to fly, leaving itself vulnerable in turn. However, it is also willing to share gathered blood with other members of its kind that are hungry. One particular Golbat could utilize Supersonic to produce a magic mirror in its mouth for scrying to see things from a distance, even if walls or land are in the way. Golbat is nocturnal and can be found quite easily in caves.

Evolution

Golbat evolves from Zubat and evolves into Crobat.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0041Zubat.png
Unevolved
Zubat
 Poison  Flying 

0042Golbat.png
First evolution
Golbat
 Poison  Flying 

0169Crobat.png
Second evolution
Crobat
 Poison  Flying 


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. Afterward, 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.

In Battling in the Freezing Raid!, Goh caught a Golbat whilst exploring the Seafoam Islands.

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.

A Golbat appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!.

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 The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition.

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(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) 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
Sinnoh
#029
Hisui
#035
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.
Brilliant Diamond It loves the blood of humans and Pokémon. It flies around at night in search of neck veins.
Shining Pearl Once it starts sucking blood, it does not stop until it is full. It flies at night in search of prey.
Legends: Arceus It sinks its sharp fangs into other creatures and slurps up their blood. A closer look at the fangs reveals that they are hollow and akin to straws.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Pokédex Image Golbat SM.png Pokédex Image Golbat USUM.png
Golbat in the Alola PokédexSM Golbat in the Alola PokédexUSUM

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 Cave, Victory Road, Tohjo Falls
Crystal
Dark Cave (Blackthorn City side), Union Cave, Slowpoke Well, Mt. Mortar, Whirl Islands, Ice Path, Mt. Silver Cave, Victory Road, Tohjo Falls (all times)
Routes 28 and 42, Rock Tunnel, Mt. SilverNight
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 Cave, Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Cerulean Cave, Seafoam Islands, Tohjo Falls, Whirl Islands, Victory Road
Safari ZoneNight (Mountain and Savannah, default)
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)
Brilliant Diamond Shining 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
Grand Underground - Grassland Cave, Spacious Cave, Swampy Cave, Sunlit Cavern, Bogsunk Cavern (After obtaining TM96 (Strength))
Legends: Arceus
Obsidian Fieldlands: Deertrack HeightsNight, Windswept RunNight, Nature's PantryNight, Tidewater DamNight, The HeartwoodNight, Oreburrow TunnelNight and nearby (additional Alpha icon.pngDayNight), near Obsidian FallsNight, massive mass outbreaks
Crimson Mirelands: Cloudpool RidgeNight, near Diamond SettlementNight, Diamond HeathNight, Bolderoll SlopeNight
Coronet Highlands: Heavenward LookoutNight, Wayward WoodNight, Wayward Cave, near Ancient QuarryNight
Alabaster Icelands: Snowpoint Temple
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


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
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
Generation VIII
MD DX
Lapis Cave (9F-14F), Buried Relic (50F-51F, 70F-76F), Wish Cave (46F-50F), Purity Forest (47F-50F)
Fainted Pokémon: Far-Off Sea
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Marron Trail: Stage 659
Event: Pokémon Safari (Fourth release)
Event: Pokémon Safari (12th release)
Masters EX
Variety sync pair scout: Proton & Golbat
Trainer Lodge Friendship Level 100: Gladion & Golbat
Evolution: Scottie/Bettie & ZubatEgg


Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Berry Berry (100%)
Yellow
Legends: Arceus
None.png Normal
Grit items by level
Alpha icon.png Alpha
Exp. Candy M Exp. Candy M (100%)
Grit items by level

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 IX, 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

Golbat is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.3.0+, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

SwShBDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 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

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
1 10 Gust Flying Special 40 50 30 100% 100% 25
6 15 Hypnosis Psychic Status 70% 90% 20
11 20 Bite Dark Physical 60 75 45 100% 100% 20
18 28 Air Cutter Flying Special 60 75 45 95% 100% 15
25 35 Cross Poison Poison Physical 70 85 55 100% 100% 15
34 45 Air Slash Flying Special 75 90 60 95% 100% 10
43 54 Leech Life Bug Physical 75 90 60 100% 100% 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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28
Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png
TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM30
Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png
TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM56
Bag TM Bug SwSh Sprite.png
TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM74
Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png
TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM95
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR12
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR18
Bag TR Bug Sprite.png
TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22
Bag TR Poison Sprite.png
TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR32
Bag TR Dark Sprite.png
TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR33
Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png
TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR36
Bag TR Fire Sprite.png
TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR37
Bag TR Dark Sprite.png
TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR66
Bag TR Flying Sprite.png
TR66 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR68
Bag TR Dark Sprite.png
TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR91
Bag 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM11
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM12
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM15
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM18
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM19
Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png
TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM30
Bag TM Ghost SwSh Sprite.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM36
Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM40
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM47
Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png
TM47 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM51
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM51 Roost Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM58
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM63
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM63 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM66
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM82
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM87
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM89
Bag TM Bug SwSh Sprite.png
TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM94
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM94 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM97
Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png
TM97 Defog Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • 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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Farfetch'd
Farfetch'd
Sirfetch'd
Curse* Ghost Status —% 10
Farfetch'd
Sirfetch'd
Rufflet
Braviary
Defog Flying Status —% 15
Pidove
Tranquill
Unfezant
Woobat
Swoobat
Sigilyph
Noibat
Noivern
Gust Flying Special 40 100% 35
Hoothoot
Noctowl
Sigilyph
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
Wingull
Pelipper
Pidove
Tranquill
Unfezant
Archen
Archeops
Fletchling
Fletchinder
Talonflame
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
Sigilyph
Rufflet
Braviary
Noibat
Noivern
Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
Aerodactyl
Skarmory
Wingull
Pelipper
Archen
Archeops
Rufflet
Braviary
Hawlucha
Noibat
Noivern
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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Farfetch'dSkarmoryTaillowSwellowStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
Brave Bird Flying Physical 120 100% 15
Farfetch'd
Curse* Ghost Status —% 10
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotMurkrowHonchkrow
Gust Flying Special 40 100% 35
HoothootNoctowl
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotDoduoDodrioTaillowSwellowWingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
ZubatGolbatCrobat
Venom Drench^ Poison Status 100% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowDoduoDodrioAerodactylMurkrowHonchkrowSkarmoryTaillowSwellowWingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
Wing Attack Flying Physical 60 100% 35
HoothootNoctowl
Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • 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

SwShBDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP 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

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP 
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
LA Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 75 45 —% —% 20
LA Giga Impact Normal Physical 120 150 100 90% 95% 5
LA Hyper Beam Normal Special 120 150 100 90% 95% 5
LA Leech Life Bug Physical 75 90 60 100% 100% 10
LA Ominous Wind Ghost Special 60 75 45 100% 100% 15
LA Rest Psychic Status —% —% 10
LA Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA Sludge Bomb Poison Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA Swift Normal Special 60 75 45 —% —% 20
LA Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 100 60 90% 100% 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 - IX
 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 - IX
 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
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • 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 Sword and Shield
  • 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 Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 042.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Introduced by Noivern
Connected to: Noivern
Connection Orb Set: 9

Phrases
Normal I feel like sinking my teeth into something… You know what I'm talking about?
Low HP (< 50%) I need to sink my teeth into something… Quick!
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 Shuffle.png
Poison
None Shuffle.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 HP: 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, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Evolution data

Golbat evolves from Zubat starting at level 22 and evolves into Crobat when leveled up with high friendship. Golbat cannot evolve into Crobat in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen until the player obtains the National Pokédex, as its evolution will be interrupted. Golbat also cannot evolve into Crobat in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, as Crobat is not present in those games.

0041Zubat.png
Unevolved
Zubat
 Poison  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 22
0042Golbat.png
First evolution
Golbat
 Poison  Flying 
Rare Candy + Soothe Bell
Level up with
high friendship
0169Crobat.png
Second evolution
Crobat
 Poison  Flying 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
Spr 1g 042.png Spr b g1 042.png Spr 1b 042.png Spr b g1 042.png Spr 1y 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 2s 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 2s 042 s.png Spr 2c 042 s.png Spr b 2c 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 3e 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 3e 042 s.png Spr 3f 042 s.png Spr b 3f 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
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 042 m.png
Spr 7p 042 m s.png
Spr 7p 042 f.png
Spr 7p 042 f s.png
Generation VIII
Legends: Arceus
Male
Shiny Male
Female
Shiny Female
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
042MS.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 line.
    • Gobat and Zubat are the only Pokémon introduced in Generation I to currently have a unique type combination.
    • Golbat and its evolutionary line are the only Poison-type Pokémon in the Flying Egg Group.
  • Golbat and its evolutionary line share their category with Woobat. They are all known as the Bat Pokémon.
  • 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 a combination of gore, ghoul, and bat.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴルバット Golbat From gore, ghoul, and bat
France Flag.png French Nosferalto 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 Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 大嘴蝠 Dàzuǐfú From 大嘴 dà zuǐ and
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 大嘴蝠 Daaihjéuifūk*
大口蝠 Daaihháufūk*
From 大嘴 daaih jéui and fūk
From 大口 daaihháu and fūk


Related articles

External links


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