Golbat

Golbat is a Poison/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Bat Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 042
Type Poison Flying
Species Bat Pokémon
Height 5′03″ (1.6 m)
Weight 121.3 lbs (55.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Inner Focus
Infiltrator (hidden ability)
Local № 042 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
038 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
064 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
042 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
029 (Diamond/Pearl)
029 (Platinum)
038 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
062 (Black 2/White 2)
146 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
066 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
069 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
081 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 90 (11.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 159
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (base 3,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 75
260 354
Attack 80
148 284
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 65
121 251
Sp. Def 75
139 273
Speed 90
166 306
Total 455 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Golbat.

Evolution chart

(Level 22) (high Friendship)

Golbat changes

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.
FireRed It clamps down on its prey with needle-sharp fangs and drains over 10 ounces of blood in one gulp.
LeafGreen Once it bites, it will not stop draining energy from the victim even if it gets too heavy to fly.
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.
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
White
Its sharp fangs puncture the toughest of hides and have small holes for greedily sucking blood.
Black 2
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.
Sun Its thick fangs are hollow like straws, making them unexpectedly fragile. These fangs are specialized for sucking blood.
Moon Sometimes they drink so much blood, they can’t fly anymore. Then they fall to the ground and become food for other Pokémon.
Ultra Sun Every once in a while, you’ll see a Golbat that’s missing some fangs. This happens when hunger drives it to try biting a Steel-type Pokémon.
Ultra Moon They can suck down over 10 ounces of blood in one go. They have been known to drink so much blood that they can no longer fly.

Moves learned by Golbat

Moves learnt by level up

Golbat learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1BiteDark 60 100
1ScreechNormal 85
1SupersonicNormal 55
5SupersonicNormal 55
7AstonishGhost 30 100
11BiteDark 60 100
13Wing AttackFlying 60 100
17Confuse RayGhost 100
19Air CutterFlying 60 95
24SwiftNormal 60
27Poison FangPoison 50 100
32Mean LookNormal
35Leech LifeBug 80 100
40HazeIce
43VenoshockPoison 65 100
48Air SlashFlying 75 95
51Quick GuardFighting

Egg moves

Golbat learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Golbat egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Brave BirdFlying 120 100
CurseGhost
DefogFlying
Feint AttackDark 60
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
GustFlying 40 100
HypnosisPsychic 60
Nasty PlotDark
PursuitDark 40 100
Quick AttackNormal 40 100
Steel WingSteel 70 90
Venom DrenchPoison 100
WhirlwindNormal
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Move Tutor moves

Golbat can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlying
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
Super FangNormal 90
TailwindFlying
UproarNormal 90 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Golbat is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
28Leech LifeBug 80 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Golbat can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Mega DrainGrass 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Golbat learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1BiteDark 60 100
1ScreechNormal 85
1SupersonicNormal 55
5SupersonicNormal 55
7AstonishGhost 30 100
11BiteDark 60 100
13Wing AttackFlying 60 100
17Confuse RayGhost 100
19Air CutterFlying 60 95
24SwiftNormal 60
27Poison FangPoison 50 100
32Mean LookNormal
35Leech LifeBug 80 100
40HazeIce
43VenoshockPoison 65 100
48Air SlashFlying 75 95
51Quick GuardFighting

Egg moves

Golbat learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Golbat egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Brave BirdFlying 120 100
CurseGhost
DefogFlying
Feint AttackDark 60
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
GustFlying 40 100
HypnosisPsychic 60
Nasty PlotDark
PursuitDark 40 100
Quick AttackNormal 40 100
Steel WingSteel 70 90
Venom DrenchPoison 100
WhirlwindNormal
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Golbat is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
28Leech LifeBug 80 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Golbat can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Mega DrainGrass 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Golbat sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Golbat  sprite from Red & Blue Golbat  sprite from Silver Golbat  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Golbat  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Golbat  sprite from Black & White Golbat  sprite from X & Y Golbat  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Golbat Shiny sprite from Silver Golbat Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Golbat Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Golbat Shiny sprite from Black & White Golbat Shiny sprite from X & Y Golbat Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Golbat

Red
Blue
Yellow
Cerulean Cave, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road
Gold
Silver
Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave, Whirl Islands, Victory Road
Crystal Route 28, 42, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, Rock Tunnel, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave, Whirl Islands, Victory Road
Ruby
Sapphire
Cave of Origin, Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Sky Pillar, Victory Road
FireRed
LeafGreen
Cerulean Cave, Icefall Cave, Lost Cave, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road
Emerald Cave of Origin, Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Sky Pillar, Victory Road
Diamond
Pearl
Route 227, Iron Island, Lost Tower, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Ravaged Path, Snowpoint Temple, Stark Mountain, Turnback Cave, Victory Road
Platinum Route 227, Iron Island, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Ravaged Path, Sendoff Spring, Snowpoint Temple, Stark Mountain, Turnback Cave, Victory Road
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Cerulean Cave, Cliff Cave, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, Seafoam Islands, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave, Whirl Islands, Victory Road
Black
White
Route 13, Giant Chasm
Black 2
White 2
Dreamyard, Celestial Tower, Strange House
X
Y
Evolve Zubat
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Cave of Origin, Meteor Falls, Scorched Slab, Seafloor Cavern, Sealed Chamber, Shoal Cave, Sky Pillar, Victory Road
Sun
Moon
Mount Lanakila, Thrifty Megamart, Vast Poni Canyon, Resolution Cave
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Memorial Hill, Diglett's Tunnel, Lush Jungle, Mount Lanakila, Thrifty Megamart, Vast Poni Canyon, Resolution Cave

Other languages

English Golbat
Japanese ゴルバット (Golbat)
German Golbat
French Nosferalto

Name origin

ghoul
ghost, monster
bat
cave-dwelling flying mammal