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Type(s)
Type Poison  Type Flying
Species Bat Pokémon
Abilities Inner Focus
Infiltrator (DW)
Pokédex
Wigglytuff ← 041 → Golbat
Kanto 041 Johto 037
Hoenn 063/065 Sinnoh 028
Unova 061 Central Kalos 145
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Golbat
Zubat
041
ズバット Zubatto
041Zubat
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
041042169
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
16.5 lbs. 7.5 kg 2'07" 0.6 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Purple Flying
Body Style Footprint
Body09
F041
Cry

Zubat (Japanese: ズバット Zubatto) is a Poison/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Zubat resembles a blue bat. It has a short, round body, purple wings, and slim legs missing feet. Zubat has no eyes, so it uses sound waves to navigate, like a real bat does. A female Zubat has smaller teeth than those of a male's. Strangely, it can use the move Mean Look, despite not having any eyes.

Special abilities

Zubat has the ability Inner Focus and the hidden ability Infiltrator. Inner Focus prevents Zubat from flinching. Infiltrator prevents the effects of Reflect, Magic Coat, and Light Screen to work.

Evolution

Zubat evolves into Golbat at level 22, which evolves into Crobat via max Happiness.

Game info

Game locations

Zubat Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, and Victory Road Common
Yellow Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, and Victory Road Common
Gold/Silver Routes 3, 4, 10, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 42, Rock Tunnel, Whirl Islands, Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Mortar, Union Cave, Tohjo Falls, Burned Tower, Slowpoke Well Common
Crystal Routes 3, 4, 9, 10, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 42, Rock Tunnel, Whirl Islands, Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Mortar, Union Cave, Tohjo Falls, Burned Tower, Slowpoke Well Common
Ruby/Sapphire Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Victory Road Common
Emerald Altering Cave, Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Victory Road Common
FireRed/LeafGreen Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Icefall Cave, Lost Cave Common
Diamond/Pearl Iron Island, Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Oreburgh Mine, Wayward Cave, Mt. Coronet, Lost Tower (all times), Routes 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 216, 217, and Acuity Lakefront (night) Common
Platinum Iron Island, Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Oreburgh Mine, Wayward Cave, Mt. Coronet, Lost Tower (all times), Routes 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 214, 216, and Acuity Lakefront (night) Common
HeartGold/SoulSilver Dark Cave, Union Cave, Slowpoke Well, Ilex Forest, Burned Tower, Mt. Mortar, Ice Path, Whirl Islands (all times), Routes 32 and 33 (night) Common
Black/White Trade None
X/Y Connecting Cave Common


Side game locations

Zubat Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Snap Tunnel
Pokémon Channel Ruins of Truth
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Hatch an egg
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Drill, Endless Level 19, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Lapis Cave (1-3F), Murky Cave (1-5F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Aegis Cave
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Ranger School, Marine Cave
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Cavern Zone
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Rasp Cavern, Fire Temple


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Forms colonies in perpetually dark places. Uses ultrasonic waves to identify and approach targets.
Yellow
Emits ultrasonic cries while it flies. They act as a sonar used to check for objects in its way.
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.
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.
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.
Black
It checks its surroundings and location using reflections of the ultrasonic waves from its mouth.
White
It checks its surroundings and location using reflections of the ultrasonic waves from its mouth.
Black 2
It does not need eyes, because it emits ultrasonic waves to check its surroundings while it flies.
White 2
It does not need eyes, because it emits ultrasonic waves to check its surroundings while it flies.
X
Even though it has no eyes, it can sense obstacles using ultrasonic waves it emits from its 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.


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
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 ♥♥ 0
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 Accuracy PP Type Category
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
25 Air Cutter 60 95% 25 Flying Special
29 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status
33 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
37 Poison Fang 50 100% 15 Poison Status
41 Haze —% 30 Ice Status
45 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 Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Cat. Appeal
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 ♥♥
25 Air Cutter 60 95% 25 Flying Special Type Cool ♥♥♥
29 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
33 Poison Fang 50 100% 15 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
37 Haze —% 30 Ice Status Type Beauty ♥♥
41 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 Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
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
26 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
31 Air Cutter 60 95% 25 Flying Type Cool ♥♥
36 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
41 Poison Fang 50 100% 15 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
46 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 Accuracy PP Type
Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug
6 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal
12 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
19 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost
27 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying
36 Scary Face 90% 10 Normal
46 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 Accuracy PP Type
Leech Life 20 100% 15 Bug
10 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal
15 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
21 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost
28 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying
36 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-014 PR Zubat Sprite Zubat Flying SOA Cut 1 Cut 1 SOA Flying Flying
Capture Points* On Sight**
84 Chases player.
Browser Entry
It flits around and releases supersonic waves 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 041 front Y 041 front GR 041 front Zubat Back I
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 041 front S 041 front C 041 front
Zubat Shiny G Zubat Shiny S
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 041 front E 041 front FRLG 041 front
Zubat Shiny RS Zubat Shiny E
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 041 front Pt 041 front HGSS 041 front
DP 041f front Pt 041f front HGSS 041f front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Zubat BW
Shiny Zubat BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Zubat XY

Appearances

Anime

IL006- Clefairy and the Moon Stone 11

Brock's Zubat

Main article: Brock's Zubat

Zubat first appeared in Clefairy and the Moon Stone under the ownership of Brock. Brock captured a Zubat when he spotted it on his way inside the cave but its capture was not seen on screen. He later sent out the Zubat to battle Team Rocket. He rarely used Zubat for direct combat, instead focusing on confusing opponents with Supersonic.

Zubats are commonly used by criminal organizations.

Trivia

  • Despite not being based on a bird, it can learn Brave Bird.
  • Zubat and its family, along with Woobat, are all known as the Bat Pokémon.
  • No other Pokémon have the same type combination as the Zubat family.
  • Zubat was the final name in the alphabetical listing of Pokémon until the introduction of Zweilous in Generation V.

Origins

Zubat appears to be based on a bat, whilst its name is a parody on the Japanese name for bat.

Gallery

Sources


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