Zubat (Pokémon)

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Zubat
Bat Pokémon
ズバット
Zubat
#041
Zubat



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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
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
Zubat
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Weight
16.5 lbs. 7.5 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
54
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
49
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Zubat
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
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0
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Atk
0
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Speed
Shape
Body09.png
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 introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Golbat starting at level 22, which evolves into Crobat when leveled up with high friendship.

Biology

Zubat is a blue, chiropteran Pokémon. While it lacks eyes, it has pointed ears with purple insides and a mouth with two sharp teeth on each jaw. A male will have larger fangs than a female. It has purple wing membranes supported by two, elongated fingers, and two long, thin tails.

Zubat lives in abundance in dark caves, although it has also been known to dwell in forests and under the eaves of old buildings. Due to its habitat, Zubat has evolved to have neither eyes nor nostrils. It instead navigates through dark environments and tight caves with echolocation, emitting ultrasonic cries to detect targets and obstacles. The frequency of these cries can vary slightly between Zubat colonies. As demonstrated in the anime, it will leave its abode at night with a mass of other Zubat in order to seek prey. Zubat is nocturnal, and sleeps hanging upside down during the daytime, 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. While sleeping, or in colder conditions, Zubat gathers with others of its kind for warmth.

In the anime

Main series

Zubat in the anime

Major appearances

Brock's Zubat

Zubat debuted in Clefairy and the Moon Stone, where it was seen attacking a Scientist named Seymour at Mt. Moon, alongside many others of its kind. Brock was later revealed to have caught this Zubat. It later evolved into a Golbat and then into a Crobat during the Johto saga.

Other

In Hassle in the Castle, Dr. Anna uses a Zubat nicknamed Mimi for its Supersonic sound-waves, meant to scan her patients.

In Leading a Stray!, multiple Zubat assisted a Luxio in its efforts to help a Wailmer trapped in the sewers.

Three Zubat appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, under the ownership of Rapp. One of them made further appearances in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.

Minor appearances

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

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

In Wired for Battle!, a Trainer's Zubat came up as an image in Shingo's laptop.

A Zubat appeared in Take the Lombre Home.

Multiple Zubat appeared in A Six Pack Attack!.

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

Multiple Zubat appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

A Zubat appeared in The Ole' Berate and Switch!, under the ownership of a Team Rocket Grunt.

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's Zubat competed in the Terracotta Contest.

In A Rivalry to Gible On!, multiple Zubat were residents of Mt. Shady.

A Zubat appeared in Battles in the Sky!, under the ownership of a Sky Trainer.

In Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, a Zubat was playing in Lillie's garden. It reappeared in The Ol' Raise and Switch!.

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

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

In Securing the Future!, a Trainer's Zubat joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.

A Trainer's Zubat appeared in To Train, or Not to Train!. It reappeared in Breaking the Ice!.

In JN133, multiple Zubat were seen on Faraway Island.

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.

Pokémon Origins

In File 3: Giovanni, a Zubat was in Silph Co.

Pokémon Generations

In a flashback in The Legacy, a Team Rocket Grunt used a Zubat to help Team Rocket invade the Goldenrod Radio Tower.

Pokémon Evolutions

Multiple swarms of Zubat appeared in The Discovery, disrupting Green and Trace's attempts to explore Cerulean Cave.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Similar to her anime counterpart, Anna owns a Zubat nicknamed Mimi. It appeared in Treasure Hunting?! Try The Maze!.

Magical Pokémon Journey

A Zubat appeared in How Do You Do, Pikachu?.

Pocket Monsters DP

A Zubat appeared in PMDP60, under the ownership of Charon.

Pokémon Adventures

Zubat makes a few cameos, first as a resident of Mt. Moon in Raging Rhydon.

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

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

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

A flock of Zubat attacked Ruby in Granite Cave in Guile from Mawile.

Multiple Zubat appeared in Mashing Makuhita.

In Belligerent Bronzor, a Zubat appears under Commander Mars' ownership.

A Zubat appeared in Passing by Probopass and Maneuvering around Magnezone and Perturbed by Pachirisu.

Multiple Zubat appeared in Lucky Lucario I.

A Zubat appeared in the Fortunately for Feraligatr, under the ownership of Executive Proton.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

B-2 has a Zubat, which appeared in Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!!.

Mars also has a Zubat, which had the ability to see in the dark after her Purugly turned off the power in The Mystery Boy, Jun!!. A Team Galactic Grunt also had one in the same chapter.

A Zubat appeared in Beauty Contest: The Pokémon Super Contest!!.

Hareta caught a Zubat on Iron Island in Serious Training on Iron Island!!.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Zubat appeared in Falkner The Bird Keeper's Challenge!!.

A Zubat appeared in Extreme Power!! The Friday Pokémon.

A Zubat appeared in The New Pokémon Is Hatched!!.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

Shu caught a Zubat in Battle in the Smokescreen.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team

A Zubat appeared in BET1.

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

Multiple Zubat appeared in The Yellow Scroll: Hanbei vs Kanbei.

A Zubat appeared in The Scarlet Scroll: Kunoichi's Situation, under the ownership of Kunoichi.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

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

Pokémon Zensho

A Zubat appeared in a fantasy in PZ03, under the ownership of a Team Rocket Grunt.

In the TCG

Main article: Zubat (TCG)

In the TFG

One Zubat figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#041
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 Johto
#037
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 Hoenn
#063
Kanto
#041
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 Sinnoh
#028
Johto
#037
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 Unova
B2W2: #061
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 Kalos
Central #145
Hoenn
#065
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 Alola
SM: #068
Alola
USUM: #080
Kanto
#041
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.
Ultra Sun It has no eyeballs, so it can't see. It checks its surroundings via the ultrasonic waves it emits from its mouth.
Ultra Moon Their skin is so thin that they'll be burned if sunlight hits them. When it gets cold out, they gather together to warm one another's bodies.
Let's Go Pikachu Emits ultrasonic cries while it flies. They act as a sonar used to check for objects in its way.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #144
Sinnoh
#028
Hisui
#034
Sword It emits ultrasonic waves from its mouth to check its surroundings. Even in tight caves, Zubat flies around with skill.
Shield Zubat live in caves, down where the sun's light won't reach. In the morning, they gather together to keep each other warm as they sleep.
Brilliant Diamond Even though it has no eyes, it can sense obstacles using ultrasonic waves it emits from its mouth.
Shining Pearl Disliking sunlight, it sleeps deep in forests and caves until sundown.
Legends: Arceus Makes its home in gloomy caves. Atrophied eyes have left this Pokémon blind, so it scans its surroundings via sound waves that it emits from its mouth as it flies.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road
Blue (Japan)
Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road
Yellow
Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, 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, Slowpoke Well (all times)
Routes 3, 4, 32, 33, and 42Night
Crystal
Rock Tunnel, Whirl Islands, Mt. Moon, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Mortar, Union Cave, Tohjo Falls, Burned Tower, Slowpoke Well (all times)
Routes 3, 4, 9, 10, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 42Night
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Victory Road (walking)
Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave (Surfing and walking)
Emerald
Altering Cave, Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Victory Road (walking)
Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave (Surfing and walking)
FireRed LeafGreen
Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Icefall Cave, Lost Cave, Altering Cave
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cave Poké Spot
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Iron Island, Oreburgh Mine, Wayward Cave, 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, 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, 216 (tall grass)Night
Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Mt. Coronet (Surfing and walking; all times)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Dark Cave, Union Cave, Slowpoke Well, Ilex Forest, Burned Tower, Mt. Mortar, Ice Path, Whirl Islands, Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Tohjo Falls (all times)
Routes 3, 4, 32, and 33, 42, Cliff CaveNight
Safari ZoneNight (Mountain and Savannah, default; tall grass in Rocky Beach, default)
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 (Surfing and walking)
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 (Cave), Memorial Hill, Verdant Cavern, Poké Pelago
Ten Carat Hill, Seaward Cave (Surfing and walking)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Diglett's Tunnel, Hau'oli Cemetery, Memorial Hill, Verdant Cavern, Poké Pelago
Ten Carat Hill, Seaward Cave, Sandy Cave (Surfing and walking)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Mt. Moon, Diglett's Cave, 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, Lakeside Cave
Frostpoint Field, Dyna Tree Hill, Giant's Bed, Frigid Sea, Ballimere Lake (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Iron Island, Oreburgh Mine, Wayward Cave, 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, Mt. Coronet (Surfing and walking; all times)
Grand Underground - Spacious Cave, Grassland Cave, Swampy Cave, Sunlit Cavern, Bogsunk Cavern
Legends: Arceus
Deertrack Path, Nature's Pantry, The Heartwood, Oreburrow Tunnel, Bolderoll Slope, Diamond Heath, Cloudpool Ridge, Heavenward Lookout, Wayward Cave, Snowpoint Temple
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Tunnel
Pinball
Red Field: Seafoam Islands
Blue Field: Mt. Moon
Both Fields: Rock Mountain, 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 (B1F-B3F), Murky Cave (B1F-B5F)
Ranger
Krokka Tunnel
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Aegis Cave (Ice B1F-B3F, Rock B1F-B3F, Steel B1F-B3F, Pit B1F-B3F, B5F)
MD Sky
Aegis Cave (Ice B1F-B3F, Rock B1F-B3F, Steel B1F-B3F, Pit B1F-B3F, B5F)
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
Marron Trail: Stage 651
Event: Pokémon Safari (Fourth release)
Event: Pokémon Safari (12th release)
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Bewildering Cave (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Dragonite Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Rowlet Sea, Lugia Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Pokémon Egg (Scottie/Bettie's)


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
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total:
245
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 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 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

Zubat 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
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
055 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
1010 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
1515 Poison Fang Poison Physical 05050 100100% 15
2020 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
2525 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 09595% 25
3030 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
3535 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
4040 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
4545 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
5050 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
5555 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100100% 10
  • 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

LA

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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM21Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM56Bag TM Bug SwSh Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM74Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM95Bag TM Flying SwSh 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 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM11Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM17Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM19Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Ghost SwSh Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM36Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM40Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM47Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png TM47 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM51Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM51 Roost Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM58Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM63Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM63 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM66Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM82Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM87Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM89Bag TM Bug SwSh Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM94Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM94 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM97Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM97 Defog Flying 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

SwSh

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 Zubat 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 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Farfetch'dSkarmoryTaillowSwellowStarlyStaravia
Staraptor
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
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotDoduoDodrioTaillow
SwellowWingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
ZubatGolbatCrobat Venom Drench^ Poison Status 100% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotStarlyStaraviaStaraptor Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowDoduo
DodrioAerodactylMurkrowHonchkrowSkarmoryTaillow
SwellowWingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
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 Zubat 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 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

SwShBDSP

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

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP 
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
LA Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 75 45 —% —% 20
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 Zubat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zubat
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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
  • 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 Zubat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zubat
  • × 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
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
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
MDP E 041.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 R-058
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 R-014
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 R-042/N-064
It attacks by scattering poison gas that makes Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush041 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.17 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 64 Base Defense: 44 Base Speed: 60
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 - 85 Raise Max Level.png 5

#317
Shuffle041.png

Paralyze
Leaves the foe paralyzed.


Pokémon GO
GO041.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 83 Base Defense: 73
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Zubat Candy 25*
Fast Attacks: Quick Attack, Bite
Charged Attacks: Poison Fang, Air Cutter, Swift*, Sludge Bomb, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Evolution

041Zubat.png
Unevolved
Zubat
 Poison  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 22
042Golbat.png
First evolution
Golbat
 Poison  Flying 
Rare Candy + Soothe Bell
Level up with
high 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
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 041 m.png Spr 7p 041 m s.png
Spr 7p 041 f.png Spr 7p 041 f s.png
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
Legends: Arceus
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
HOME
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
041MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Zubat images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Zubat and its evolved forms.
  • Zubat and its evolved forms share their category with Woobat. They are all known as the Bat Pokémon.
  • Zubat's evolutionary family has several similarities with Woobat's. All of the members of both lines are called the Bat Pokémon (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, Woobat and Zubat have somewhat similar English names, both having rhyming prefixes and bat as a suffix.
  • Zubat can also be seen as a parallel to Noibat, as they are both Flying-type Pokémon based on bats and can have Infiltrator as a possible Ability. They also share the same base stats, with their Attack and Special Attack switched around.
  • Despite its lack of eyes, Zubat is still capable of learning Mean Look.
  • Due to its lack of eyes, Zubat is the only Pokémon whose Alpha form in Legends: Arceus does not bear glowing red eyes.

Origin

Zubat 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 lack of eyes could be a reference to troglomorphism and may additionally be influenced by the misconception that bats are blind due to their use of echolocation to navigate. The claim that Zubat will suffer burns when exposed to sunlight may be inspired by mythological vampires.

Name origin

Zubat may be a combination of bat and ずばっと zubatto (piercingly).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ズバット Zubat From bat and ずばっと zubatto
France Flag.png French Nosferapti From Nosferatu and petit
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 Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 超音蝠 Chāoyīnfú From 超音波 chāoyīnbō and
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 超音蝠 Chīuyāmfūk*
波音蝠 Bōyāmfūk*
From 超音波 chīuyāmbō and fūk
From 音波 yāmbō and fūk


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