Zubat

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

Pokédex data

National № 041
Type Poison Flying
Species Bat Pokémon
Height 2′07″ (0.8 m)
Weight 16.5 lbs (7.5 kg)
Abilities Inner Focus
Infiltrator (hidden ability)
Local № 041 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
037 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
063 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
041 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
028 (Diamond/Pearl)
028 (Platinum)
037 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
061 (Black 2/White 2)
145 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
065 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
068 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
080 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
Japanese Zubatto

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 49
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 40
190 284
Attack 45
85 207
Defense 35
67 185
Sp. Atk 30
58 174
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 55
103 229
Total 245 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 Zubat.

Evolution chart

(Level 22) (Happiness)

Name origin

zubatto
Japanese for a sound of something being hit
bat
cave-dwelling flying mammal

Zubat changes

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.
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.
Emerald While living in pitch-black caverns, their eyes gradually grew shut and deprived them of vision. They use ultrasonic waves to detect obstacles.
Diamond Even though it has no eyes, it can sense obstacles using ultrasonic waves it emits from its 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
White
It checks its surroundings and location using reflections of the ultrasonic waves from its mouth.
Black 2
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.
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.

Moves learned by Zubat

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
5SupersonicNormal 55
7AstonishGhost 30 100
11BiteDark 60 100
13Wing AttackFlying 60 100
17Confuse RayGhost 100
19Air CutterFlying 60 95
23SwiftNormal 60
25Poison FangPoison 50 100
29Mean LookNormal
31Leech LifeBug 80 100
35HazeIce
37VenoshockPoison 65 100
41Air SlashFlying 75 95
43Quick GuardFighting

Egg moves

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

Zubat 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

Zubat 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
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
76FlyFlying 90 95
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Zubat 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

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
5SupersonicNormal 55
7AstonishGhost 30 100
11BiteDark 60 100
13Wing AttackFlying 60 100
17Confuse RayGhost 100
19Air CutterFlying 60 95
23SwiftNormal 60
25Poison FangPoison 50 100
29Mean LookNormal
31Leech LifeBug 80 100
35HazeIce
37VenoshockPoison 65 100
41Air SlashFlying 75 95
43Quick GuardFighting

Egg moves

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

Zubat 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
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
76FlyFlying 90 95
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Zubat 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

Zubat sprites

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

Where to find Zubat

Red
Blue
Yellow
Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road
Gold
Silver
Route 3, 4, 32, 33, 42, Burned Tower, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, Mt. Mortar, Rock Tunnel, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave, Whirl Islands
Crystal Route 3, 4, 9, 10, 30, 31, 32, 33, 42, Burned Tower, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Moon, Mt. Mortar, Rock Tunnel, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave, Whirl Islands
Ruby
Sapphire
Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Victory Road
FireRed
LeafGreen
Icefall Cave, Lost Cave, Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road
Emerald Altering Cave, Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Victory Road
Diamond
Pearl
Route 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 216, 217, Acuity Lakefront, Iron Island, Lost Tower, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Oreburgh Mine, Ravaged Path, Wayward Cave
Platinum Route 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 214, 216, Iron Island, Lost Tower, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Oreburgh Mine, Ravaged Path, Wayward Cave
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 3, 4, 32, 33, 42, Burned Tower, Cliff Cave, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, Mt. Mortar, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave, Whirl Islands
Black
White
Breed Golbat/Crobat
Black 2
White 2
Castelia Sewers
X
Y
Connecting Cave
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Meteor Falls, Scorched Slab, Seafloor Cavern, Sealed Chamber, Shoal Cave, Victory Road
Sun
Moon
Ten Carat Hill, Hau'oli Cemetery, Seaward Cave, Verdant Cavern, Memorial Hill, Diglett's Tunnel, Lush Jungle, Poké Pelago
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ten Carat Hill, Hau'oli Cemetery, Seaward Cave, Verdant Cavern, Memorial Hill, Diglett's Tunnel, Sandy Cave, Poké Pelago