Koga's Golbat

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Koga's Golbat
キョウのゴルバット Kyou's Golbat
Bag Poké Ball SV Sprite.png
Koga Golbat Adventures.png
Koga's Golbat
Debuts in That Awful Arbok!
Caught at Kanto
Gender Male*
Ability Inner Focus*
Current location With Koga
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Golbat Shin-ichiro Miki Eric Stuart (EP032)
Shin-ichiro Miki (BW116)

Koga's Golbat (Japanese: キョウのゴルバット Kyou's Golbat) is Koga's main Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga as well as in the Pokémon anime.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Golbat with Blue
Red, Green & Blue arc

Koga's Golbat first made a cameo appearance in That Awful Arbok!, alongside his Trainer. Golbat is later seen in Go for the Golbat, where it battled against Blue and his Scyther. Koga used Golbat's magic mirror to taunt Blue, showing him Red being defeated. After Scyther attempts to slash Koga, Golbat retaliates with a Razor Wind. After Blue defeated Koga at Silph Co., he stole Golbat to locate Professor Oak.

Yellow arc

In Allied by Alakazam!, Blue returned Golbat to his rightful owner on Cerise Island. At the island, however, Koga and Blue were attacked by Agatha, and both are separated. Golbat ended up with Blue to battle Agatha's Golbat and later her Arbok. After Koga received Golbat again, Koga battled Agatha's Arbok by making use of his Leech Life to suck blood from his body. Koga then told Golbat to spit the blood at Arbok's body, thereby disabling Arbok's ability to change patterns. After knocking out Agatha's Gengar, Blue commanded Golbat to use Confuse Ray to prevent Agatha from escaping into the shadows again.

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

Golbat later makes a cameo appearance in a flashback in The Last Battle X, where it was seen trying to save Koga from the collapsing Cerise Island.

Personality and characteristics

Golbat is a strong and resourceful Pokémon, being Koga's main choice for most situations. Golbat is much smaller than the average Golbat. Koga mainly uses Golbat for his Supersonic, which can be used to create a magic mirror for scrying to see things from a distance, even if walls or land are in the way. This is shown when Koga uses it to see what is going on in the Pokémon Tower without actually being inside.

Moves used

Koga Golbat Confuse Ray Adventures.png
Using Confuse Ray
Move First Used In
Supersonic That Awful Arbok!
Razor Wind Go for the Golbat
Haze  Muk Raking
Leech Life  Weezing Winks Out
Confuse Ray  Gimme Shellder
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the anime

Golbat in the original series

Koga's Golbat appeared in The Ninja Poké-Showdown. During Koga's and Ash's rematch, Koga sent out Golbat to battle Ash's Charmander. Golbat started with a Wing Attack, moving too fast for Charmander to handle. Though initially unable to keep up with Golbat's speed, Charmander was able to fend it off with an Ember attack. Golbat then used a Screech attack, which, while effective, didn't stop Charmander from retaliating with Flamethrower. After initially evading the flames, Golbat was struck by the attack, after which it succumbed to Charmander's Fire Spin, winning Ash the Soul Badge.

It reappeared in a flashback in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!.

Personality and characteristics

Very little is known about Golbat's personality, as it was only used in the second part of Ash's Gym battle with Koga. However, it was a tough opponent, as Charmander was unable to keep up with its speed when it used Wing Attack, as well as how badly its Screech affected not only Charmander, but everyone in the vicinity (except for Koga). Koga was the only one subjected to Golbat's Screech who seemed completely unfazed by the noise, which suggests that the two have a lot of experience battling together.

Moves used

Koga Golbat Screech.png
Using Screech
Move First Used In
Wing Attack The Ninja Poké-Showdown
Screech The Ninja Poké-Showdown
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Koga's Golbat is featured in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! and Pokémon Stadium 2. In the Generation II games and their remakes, he uses a Crobat instead, which is always his highest levelled Pokémon in these games.

In the core series

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Gym battle Rematch
Poison Flying
Golbat Lv.43
Poison Status
Normal Status
Flying Physical
Leech Life
Bug Physical
Poison Flying
Golbat Lv.56
Dark Physical
Bug Physical
Flying Physical
Leech Life
Bug Physical

Pokémon Stadium series

Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 2
Poison Flying
Held item:
Golbat Lv.50
Double Team
Wing Attack

In the side series

Pokémon Puzzle League

Golbat is one of Koga's three Pokémon in Pokémon Puzzle League.

In the TCG

Koga's Golbat is featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards named Koga's Golbat.

Koga's Golbat
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Koga's Golbat Grass Gym Challenge Uncommon 46/132 Challenge from the Darkness Uncommon  

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Golbat.

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