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What is a good moveset for Crobat?

7 votes

He knows sludge bomb, fly, mean look, and heat wave.

Crobat Learnset

asked Jun 13, 2010 by Speed freak
edited Jun 30, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Golbat (M) @ Evolution Stone
Trait: Inner Focus
EVs: 96 HP / 100 Def / 60 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Nasty Plot
- Air Slash
- Sludge Bomb
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
Crobat (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Brave Bird
- Cross Poison
- Taunt
- Bite
what's an evolution stone?
crobat
jolly nature
white herb

curse
acrobatics
roost
cross poison

this set is great!

hope this helped
Why would you teach crobat curse he's not a set up unless you use nasty plot. For a physical crobat give him brave bird and steel wing with choice band
that set is awsome try it :D
Which one?
the one razing suggested
i think
maybe
Eww Curse Crobat ;-;
oh... obviously its bad isnt it ;-;

27 Answers

8 votes

Ditch Mean Look. Overall, it's much more practical to have an attack instead. As Crobat's base Attack is higher than it's base special attack by 20, you might want to concider X-Scissor (Bug, power 80, ac. 100). If the type doesn't appeal to you, you probably would have to resort to a special attack move like dark pulse or giga drain

Here's the advantages of your move types (plus suggested types)

Fire grass, ice, bug, and steel.
Flying grass, fighing, and bug.
Poison grass.
Bug grass, dark, and psycic.
Dark Psychic, Ghost
Grass Water, Ground, Rock
As you noticed, you have a ridiculous super effective coverage against grass, and not that much else.

Disadvantages of your move Types
Fire Fire, Water, Rock, Dragon
Flying Electric, Rock, Steel
Poison Poson, Ground, Rock, Ghost, Steel
Bug Fire, Fight, Poison, Ghost, Fly, Steel
Dark Dark, Steel, Fight
Grass Fire, Poison, Steel, Grass, Flying, Bug, Dragon
You're pretty well rounded whatever you choose. Although weakness to steel may seem alarming, it's alright as fire is super effective. You're a little limited when fighting fire Pokemon, but the only one you'd really be in bad shape against is Heatran, and we don't fight Heatrans everyday ;).

For your moves, if you don't take a fancy to how bug coordinates with your other moves, you probably should go for dark pulse as it can combat psycic, which is super effective against you. If you're into regaining health, giga drain would work even though it's only power 60 and is not very effective against a lot of types as it helps you combat rock, which also is super effective against you.

Overall, I like your Crobat, just replace Mean Look.

answered Jun 13, 2010 by Fritjof
5 votes

I'll give you a Physical and a special moveset.

Physical

Brave Bird: High power, high accuracy, STAB

Hypnosis: Puts the foe to Sleep.

U-Turn: Decent power, high accuracy, hit-and-run tactic.

Cross Poison/Taunt/Pursuit: Cross Poison gives STAB, Taunt stops Stat moves, and Pursuit kills switching foes, which works well because most people switch out a sleeping Pokemon.

Special

Shadow Ball: Good power, high accuracy, decent chance to lower Sp. Def, deals with Psychic types.

Sludge Bomb: Good power, high accuracy, good chance to poison, STAB.

Hypnosis: Puts the foe to sleep.

Nasty Plot: Greatly increases Sp. Attack.

answered Sep 3, 2010 by trachy
Instead of shadow ball for special, why not air slash for STAB?
Flying doesn't have the best type coverage. Shadow Ball can also deal wth Psychic types. Remeber, there shudn't be any problem facing Grass, Bug, or Fighting types with Crobat. Psychic type, however, are a big problem.
No offense Trachy, but have you thought that most people wouldn't switch out a psychic or ghost type when against crobat?
Well, first things first, this was answered 9 months ago. Second, what do you mean bythat? You mean Pursuit? Sure they'd switch out if they were asleep.
He cannot learn both Brave Bird and Hypnosis I thought…
he can. they are egg moves for crobat!!
4 votes


Item: Evolite
Ability: Inner-focus
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 Defense, 252 S.Defense, 6 Hp


Roost
Toxic
Heat-wave
Haze


Roost is for healing. Toxic is for stalling. Heat-wave gets rid of Steel types. Haze gets rid of annoying stat boosting Pokemon. This guy is surprisingly bulky.

answered Oct 25, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Apr 24, 2012 by Josh
this is for crobat not gol bat
3 votes


Crobat @ Life Orb

Trait: Inner Focus

EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

Timid Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Sludge Bomb/Air Slash
  • Giga Drain
  • Heat Wave
  • Nasty Plot

Sludge Bomb is STAB, and has a nice base power and accuracy.
Starting off with Air Slash for STAB right off the bat. Air Slash also has better coverage than Sludge Bomb, but Giga Drain and Heat Wave is usually enough.
Giga Drain provides a little healing as well as some coverage.
Heat Wave can hit steel type pokemon for some reasonable damage. Ice weakness.
Nasty Plot doubles Sp.atk, Useful for Crobat mediocre Sp.atk stat.
Dark Pulse/Shadow Ball might also be worth taking a look at.

answered Sep 10, 2011 by Hex
edited May 27, 2012 by Hex
sorry but, is there any way this guy can learn nasty plot + giga drain? (which is will be very nice if he could, but i think he couldn't, isn't it?)
Yeah there is a way Crobat legitimately can learn Nasty Plot and Giga Drain.
Breed Nasty Plot to it in fourth Gen, then just teach it Giga Drain by TM and optionally transfer it to Black and White.
2 votes

Here's one I made for a mono poison team.

Venoshock-If you get a team member with the Toxic spikes, this can pack quite a punch

hidden power [ground]-deals with rock and electric weakness while also taking out steel types that are immune to poison and more importantly, poison types that absorb toxic spikes.

heat wave- deals with steel types and covers ice weakness.

nasty plot/whirlwind- good for extra power or spreading the spikes.

answered Jun 30, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
1 vote

Gen V

Crobat (M) @ Lum Berry

Trait: Inner Focus

EVs: 8 HP / 252 SAtk / 248 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Sludge Bomb
  • Whirlwind
  • Nasty Plot
  • Giga Drain
answered Jun 18, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

Crobat of FLINCH DEATH

Evs: 252 S.attack, 252 Speed, 4 hp

Ability: Inner Focus

Nature: Timid

Item: Kings rock


Air Slash(STAB Flinch!)

Nasty Plot(POWER)

Heat wave(Coverage)

Dark Pulse(Flinch+Coverage)

answered Jul 15, 2011 by Speed freak
reshown Aug 8, 2012 by &Psychic x
1 vote

Status/Support-Bat

Item: Leftovers
Ability: Inner-focus
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Speed, 252 HP, 6 Defense


Confuse-ray
Hypnosis
Super-fang
Tailwind


Confuse-ray is self explanatory, it confuses the opponent. Hypnosis makes them go to sleep. Super-fang cuts there HP down to half in one hit, which is a great help to the rest of the team as it makes it easier to finish off. Tailwind is great for team support.

answered Nov 21, 2011 by Speed freak
edited May 27, 2012 by Speed freak
1 vote

Here's a really bulky golbat:

Golbat @ Eviolite
Trait: Infiltrator
Impish Nature(+Def, -SpA)
EVs: 252 HP, 252 SpD, 4 Def
Moves:
Toxic
Super Fang
Roost
Defog

answered 3 days ago by !-<~Quagmire~>-!
Generally Brave Bird > Super Fang, but SF is still an option too
0 votes

Crobat d'aCrobat

Ability, Nature, Item : Inner Focus, Adamant, Flight Jewel


move-set:

  • Acrobatics (of Course!!) and with that acrobatics effect its power become 110 + STAB + flight jewel effect, it become 110 x 1.5 x 1.5 = 247.5!!!! <=== isn't that great!!!!
  • U-Turn for safe hit n run when meet ice or electric or rock pokemon with full health or whatever pokemon u hate
  • Steel Wings (2 type coverage for Ice and Rock)
  • Bite (another type coverage, decent power, flinch 30 % and with that speed, it can outrun almost all pokemon and make use for that flinch)
answered Sep 8, 2011 by Dark"jo"ray
0 votes

good moves for crobat is

  • cross pioson
  • air slash
  • toxic
  • confuse ray
answered Dec 13, 2011 by viswanth chilukuri
0 votes

Double/Triple Battle

Crobat (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Tailwind
- Brave Bird
- Cross Poison
- X-Scissor

Tailwind provides team support. Brave Bird is STAB that can hit any foe. Cross Poison is STAB. X-Scissor is coverage.

answered Jan 22, 2012 by trachy
0 votes

Crobat@Life Orb
Ability: Inner focus
EVs: 252 Attk 152 Def 100 Sp Def
Nature: Adamant ( + Attk - Sp Attk )
-Brave Bird ( High Damage, STAB. )
-U-Turn ( For switching, obviously. )
-Taunt ( For bulky walls that want to set up on you. )
-Super Fang ( Also for bulky walls, making life easier by halfing their HP. )

This croabat's moveset doesnt cover weaknesses, instead it's meant to be a wall breaking support pokemon. This is mostly for irritating walls that want to set up right infront of you. With it's defense EVs and quite decent defences, it can turn into a very irritating pokemon.

answered Apr 5, 2012 by PokemonGenius4458
edited Apr 5, 2012 by PokemonGenius4458
0 votes

BATMAN!

Item: Flight Gem
Ability: Inner-focus
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 Hp


Acrobatics

U-turn

Super-fang

Steel-wing or Confuse-ray or Taunt


This is the Crobat set I use in OU quite frequently, he is extremely effective, I once even turned a 2-6 loss into a 6-5 win for me just with this guy!. Acrobatics is EXTREMELY powerful STAB it makes Crobat the ultimate counter to Fighting and Grass combined with that 4x resistance, this guy even can take out Conkeldurr! U-turn is for escaping foes I can not defeat with Crobat. Super-fang is great for breaking through bulky Pokemon. Steel-wing can be used for coverage and if you are fortunate Defense boost, while Confuse-ray is for status and is very useful in my experience, Taunt is if you want to destroy stallers and leads.


Good uses for Crobat:

Taunt lead: Makes them not able to set up with Taunt, then uses Super-fang on the bulky ones then U-turns out of there.

Sweeper: Takes out Volcarona and Fighting types with Acrobatics and breaks through Bulky Pokemon with Super-fang then switches out with U-turn.

Annoying wall destroyer: Uses Confuse-ray to make them well confused XD then uses Super-fang to take away half there health, then use U-turn.

This bat is awesome!


answered May 28, 2012 by Speed freak
0 votes

Gen.III set (Which means it is geared towards in-game use in Gen.III)

Crobat/Leftovers

EVs (Optional since there really was no metagame in Gen.III): 252 atk, 252 spd, 4 HP
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
Moves:
Fly
Shadow Ball
Sludge Bomb
Confuse Ray/Mean Look

Fly is STAB and gets you where you wanna go as well as hitting hard, Shadow Ball helps with the ghost member of the E-4 and is physical in Gen.III, while Sludge Bomb is STAB and also Physical due to it being in a past Gen. Confuse Ray can be used effectively but Mean Look helps with catching Latias/Latios.

answered Sep 27, 2012 by |SentByRavens|
Thats the EXACT same set i used too!
0 votes

My Mean Looker, Crobat that no one can escape from:
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Crobat @ Leftovers

Ability: Infiltrator

Nature:

-Mean Look (Oh no! Can't escape!)

-Giga Drain (Bye, bye Rock type)

-Dark Pulse (DUN, DUN DUN FOR PSYCHIC TYPES)

-Toxic (All I can say is Stall)

answered Mar 13, 2013 by VladyAndSamurott
0 votes

I always love to mess up everyone's day with a crobat! Lol :)

Item - Poison Barb.

Toxic - Guaranteed poisoning, and since poison increases damage each turn, this will take out an opponent very quickly.
OR:
Poison Fang - Power is 50%, and accuracy is 100%. Also has the potential to poison opponents.

Fly - Power is 90%, accuracy is 95%. A 2 turn move, and avoids most attacks except for Seismic Toss and a few others. This does a fair amount of damage in most battles.
OR:
Steel Wing - Power is 70%, and accuracy is 90%. Technically, Fly wins if you are looking for good power and accuracy, but Steel Wing has an steel type advantage. It's always good to have different types of moves.

Roost - For healing. Combined with the other moves, this makes Crobat VERY hard to deal with.
Confuse Ray - Confusion with poison effects can be a wonderful combo. Using Fly along with it means that the opponent can't hit Crobat much, and when they do, it can heal with Roost.

answered Aug 23, 2013 by theartbook35
0 votes

This is my personal crobat. Sp Atk sucks, but its only needed for heat wave on steel types
Crobat
Ability: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 SAtk
Hasty Nature
- Heat Wave
- Cross Poison
- Steel Wing
- Acrobatics

exact stats are:
HP: 311
Atk: 279
Def: 176
S. Atk:177
S. Def: 196
Spd: 394

answered Oct 24, 2013 by Zaren1113
0 votes

Nature:+spd -Satk
EVs: max attack and speed
Ability: inner focus
Recommended item: flying gem

Moves: acrobatics,
Taunt
Cross poison/zen head-but
U-Turn

answered Oct 27, 2013 by Phantomshark
0 votes

I'm not sure it's a great moveset but, this is the one I use
Evs 252 Attack 252 Speed4Defense

Cross Poison: Power, 70
Fly: Power 90
Confuse Ray
Acrobatics: 55 + No item strength

Cross Poison can poison an enemy and has a high critical hit ratio.
Fly is the secondary power move in dire situations.
Confuse Ray has 100 Accuracy while Hypnosis only has 55 Accuracy.
Acrobatics is boasted by him having no item.

And to help my argument I beat an aggron with this moveset. (But that was probably luck)

answered Nov 30, 2013 by TrueDarkblood