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Type(s)
Type Poison  Type Flying
Species Bat Pokémon
Abilities Inner Focus
Infiltrator (DW)
Pokédex
Zubat ← 042 → Oddish
Kanto 042 Johto 038
Hoenn 064/066 Sinnoh 029
Unova 062 Central Kalos 146
Evolves From Zubat
Evolves Into Crobat
Golbat
042
ゴルバット Gorubatto
042Golbat
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
041042169
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
121.3 lbs. 55.0 kg 5'03" 1.6 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Purple Flying
Shape Footprint
F042
Cry

Golbat (Japanese: ゴルバット Gorubatto) is a Poison/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Golbat is a large blue bat with super long wings. Unlike its pre-evolved form, Golbat has eyes. A female Golbat has smaller teeth than those of a male. It also has two long skinny feet. The most distinct feature of Golbat is its large mouth with four teeth.

Special abilities

All Golbat have the ability Inner Focus. Inner Focus allows Golbat to never flinch. Golbat can easily suck blood with its sharp fangs. Blood seems to be Golbat's only food source.

Evolution

Golbat evolves from Zubat at level 22, and evolves into Crobat with max Happiness.

Game info

Game locations

Golbat Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Route 23, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Cerulean Cave Uncommon
Yellow Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, and Cerulean Cave Common
Gold/Silver Caves Common
Crystal Caves, Route 28, 42 Common
Ruby/Sapphire Cave of Origin (F1, B1-B3), Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Sky Pillar (F1, F3, F5), Victory Road (F1, B1-B2) Uncommon
Emerald Cave of Origin (F1, B1-B3), Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Sky Pillar (F1, F3, F5), Victory Road (F1, B1-B2) Uncommon
FireRed/LeafGreen Cerulean Cave (F1-2, B1), Icefall Cave (all floors and basement), Lost Cave, Seafoam Islands (F1, B1-B3), Victory Road (F1-F3) Uncommon
Diamond/Pearl Route 227 (night), Stark Mountain, Victory Road, Deserted Escape path, Oreburgh Gate, Mt. Coronet, Iron Island, Snowpoint Temple, Lost Tower, Turnback Cave (all day) Common
Platinum Route 227 (night), Oreburgh Gate, Lost Tower, Iron Island, Mt. Coronet, Victory Road, Stark Mountain, Snowpoint Temple, Sendoff Spring, Turnback Cave (all day) Common
HeartGold/SoulSilver Caves Uncommon
Black/White Route 13, Giant Chasm Rare
X/Y Evolve Zubat None


Side game locations

Golbat Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Channel Ruins of Truth
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Evolve Zubat
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 5, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Lapis Cave (11-14F), Buried Relic (1-4F), Wish Cave (46-50F), Murky Cave (6-10F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Aegis Cave, Labyrinth Cave (1-9BF)
Pokémon Ranger Panula Cave
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Crysta Cave
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Cavern Zone
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Old Mansion, Fire Temple


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Once it strikes, it will not stop draining energy from the victim even if it gets too heavy to fly.
Yellow
It attacks in a stealthy manner, without warning. Its sharp fangs are used to bite and suck blood.
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.
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.
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.
Black
Its sharp fangs puncture the toughest of hides and have small holes for greedily sucking blood.
White
Its sharp fangs puncture the toughest of hides and have small holes for greedily sucking blood.
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
Flitting around in the dead of night, it sinks its fangs into its prey and drains a nearly fatal amount of blood.
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.


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Smart 0
4 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Status Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
8 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
12 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥♥
15 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
19 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Smart ♥♥
23 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
26 Air Cutter 60 95% 25 Flying Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
30 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical Type Cool 0
34 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
37 Poison Fang 50 100% 15 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥♥♥ 0
41 Haze —% 30 Ice Status Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
45 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical
5 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Status
9 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
13 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
17 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical
21 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
27 Air Cutter 60 95% 25 Flying Special
33 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status
39 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
45 Poison Fang 50 100% 15 Poison Status
51 Haze —% 30 Ice Status
57 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Type Smart ♥♥
Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Smart
5 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Status Type Smart ♥♥
9 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Smart ♥♥♥
13 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
17 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
21 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Smart ♥♥
27 Air Cutter 60 95% 25 Flying Special Type Cool ♥♥♥
33 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
39 Poison Fang 50 100% 15 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
45 Haze —% 30 Ice Status Type Beauty ♥♥
51 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special Type Cool ♥♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Screech 85% 40 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥
Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug Type Smart ♥♥ ♥♥♥
6 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
11 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥ ♥♥♥
16 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Type Tough ♥♥♥
21 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Type Cool ♥♥ 0
28 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
35 Air Cutter 60 95% 25 Flying Type Cool ♥♥
42 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
49 Poison Fang 50 100% 15 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
56 Haze —% 30 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug
Screech 85% 40 Normal
Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost
30 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying
42 Scary Face 90% 10 Normal
55 Haze —% 30 Ice

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug
Screech 85% 40 Normal
Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost
32 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying
43 Haze —% 30 Ice

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Side game data

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
No. Pokémon Group Field Move Poké Assist
R-015 PR Golbat Sprite Golbat Flying SOA Crush 2 Crush 2 SOA Flying Flying
Capture Points* On Sight**
1240 Chases player.
Browser Entry
It lets loose supersonic waves and spits poison to attack.
* - This is the amount of points required to capture the Pokémon (excluding boss Pokémon).
** - This is the reaction of the Pokémon when players approach it.


Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 042 front Y 042 front GR 042 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 042 front S 042 front C 042 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 042 front E 042 front FRLG 042 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 042 front Pt 042 front HGSS 042 front
DP 042f front Pt 042f front HGSS 042f front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Golbat BW Golbat BW
Shiny Golbat BW Shiny Golbat BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Golbat XY Golbat XY

Appearances

Anime

Team Galactic Golbat Shadow Ball
Main article: Brock's Crobat

Golbat's first appearance in anime was under the appearance of Brock when his Zubat evolved into Golbat in Hassle in the Castle.

Gallery

Trivia

Origins

Golbat appears to be based off a bat whilst its name comes from ghoul and bat.

Sources


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